Arts & Faith

Books offer insights on conflict, leadership for church ministers

These are the covers of "Redeeming Conflict: 12 Habits for Christian Leaders" by Ann M. Garrido and "To Heal, Proclaim and Teach: The Essential Guide to Ministry in Today's Catholic Church" by Jared Dees. The books are reviewed by Daniel S. Mulhall. (CNS)

“Redeeming Conflict: 12 Habits for Christian Leaders” by Ann M. Garrido. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2016). 270 pp., $15.95. “To Heal, Proclaim and Teach: The Essential Guide to Ministry in Today’s Catholic Church” by Jared Dees. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2016). 298 pp., $16.95. By Daniel S. Mulhall Catholic News Service…

Broadcaster Vin Scully wins Gabriel Personal Achievement Award

Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully received the Gabriel Personal Achievement Award from the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals at the Catholic Media Conference in St. Louis June 2. (CNS photo/Jon Soohoo, Los Angeles Dodgers)

ST. LOUIS (CNS) — Broadcaster Vin Scully, who for 67 years has done play-by-play for the Dodgers in Los Angeles and before that in Brooklyn, N.Y., received the Gabriel Personal Achievement Award June 2 from the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals. The award was presented during the Catholic Media Convention in St. Louis. Scully “epitomizes…

Erie couple’s children’s book illustrates meaning of Christmas

Theresa Pobee-Mensah reads her book, "Bible Characters for Advent," to her son Charlie, at their home in Erie.

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Erie Township — Every child raised in a Catholic home knows about the excitement an Advent calendar brings. Building up the anticipation for Christmas, each passing day means another door is open on the calendar, revealing a small treat. ‘Bible Characters for Advent: The Stories that Brought Us Christmas’ By Theresa and Charles Pobee-Mensah CreateSpace…