MY COUSIN THE SAINT
A Search for Faith, Family, and Miracles
by Justin Calanoso

Online review

Kate Wicker, who writes a popular blog on themes of faith and family, offers a thoughtful and thorough review of My Cousin the Saint today. The review is here.

An excerpt: “Catanoso describes himself as a ‘mostly lapsed, mostly doubtful Catholic’ and considers his spiritual life as little more than an afterthought. He remembers the ‘forced march to Mass every Sunday.’ He questions some of the Church’s teachings and in fact does indulge in a bit of rationalization by citing Garry Willis’s Why I Am a Catholic, a book that criticizes some of the core beliefs of Catholicism. At first, I admit I ‘tsked, tsked’ at the few passages that seemed to trivialize some of the Church’s teachings. But then I stopped myself and realized I had no grounds to scorn this seeker. Really, who am I to judge? Haven’t I, like Catanoso, been Catholic in name only during parts of my life?”

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One Response to “Online review”

  1. Kate Says:

    Thank you for your kind words about my review/blog. Your cousin was an inspiration and so, too, was your book. I look forward to your future work. God bless, and best of luck to you in your writing and faith journeys.

    –Kate

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