Quote of the Day: Pope Francis

“Often Christians behave as if they were going to a funeral procession rather than to praise God, no?” — Pope Francis, in his daily homily delivered at the Vatican guesthouse where he lives.

Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13514612-all-our-yesterdays

5 Hot Recommendations in YA Fiction

A YA editor at BEA today had me at hello with this pick-up line: “If the TV show _Firefly_ were a YA novel, it would be _Entangled_.” Here’s to that novel, and four other hot YA picks for fall.

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Andrew Greeley, 1928-2013

(RNS) Judging from his long career in the public eye, lots of people seemed to care about what he said, but the Rev. Andrew Greeley never seemed to care much about what people said about him.

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Angels and Saints at Ephesus No. 1 on Billboard’s Classical Traditional Music Chart for third consecutive week

CD is No. 8 on the Overall Classical Music Chart
Atlanta, GA, May 30, 2013 – ANGELS AND SAINTS AT EPHESUS from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, earned, for the THIRD straight week, the No. 1 spot on Billboard magazine’s Classical Traditional Music Chart. The sacred CD from the contemplative religious order tucked away on Missouri’s rural countryside also earned the No. 8 spot on Billboard’s Overall Classical Music Chart.