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April 5, 2013

Books by Poust, Haw, and Kubicki Selected as Association of Catholic Publishers Award Finalists

The Association of Catholic Publishers has announced the finalists for the annual Excellence in Publishing Awards and three Ave Maria Press books have been selected for this honor. Cravings by Mary DeTurris Poust is a finalist in the Inspirational category, From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart by Chris Haw in Biography, and A Heart on Fire by James Kubicki, S.J. in Prayer and Spirituality. Read More

April 4, 2013

Three to Be Ordained Holy Cross Priests

NOTRE DAME, Ind.—Three Deacons of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers, will be ordained to the priesthood 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Provincial Superior, the Rev. Thomas J. O’Hara, C.S.C., will present the Rev. Mr. Brian C. Ching, C.S.C., the Rev. Mr. Mark F. DeMott, C.S.C., and the Rev. Mr. Jarrod M. Waugh, C.S.C., for ordination. The Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., Bishop of Peoria, Ill., will confer the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Read More

February 20, 2013

Ave Maria Press and Team Up to Provide Spiritual Support for Pregnant Women and Ave Maria Press are partnering in A Project, a Lenten effort to provide spiritual support to expectant mothers. The goal of the project is to send 50 copies of A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy—a week-by-week spiritual companion for pregnant women—to 20 pregnancy centers around the United States. For each $10 donation made, one book will be sent to a pregnancy center (see list here online) and donations will be used solely toward the cost of the book and shipping. Read More

January 3, 2013

Pray, Love, Then Eat. And Win a Williams-Sonoma Gift Card

On January 5th, 2013, Mary DeTurris Poust, author and seasoned Catholic journalist, will begin a tour of popular blogs as part of the launch of her newest book, Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God. Poust’s fans and ... Read More

December 6, 2012

Loyola Maryland Alumni Celebrate Parish's Renewal in Forthcoming AMP Book

Excerpted from the website of Loyola magazine: "As visitors enter the Church of the Nativity in Timonium, MD, for the first time, they notice the café tables where parishioners can sip coffee after Mass. Flatscreen TVs are everywhere. If they walk farther in, they come across the preschoolers’ room and classrooms where the older children participate in Sunday morning activities. Read More

November 30, 2012

Cooper O’Boyle to Begin Tour of Catholic Women’s Blogs December 1, 2012

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle is an award-winning author and speaker and the EWTN television host of Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms, which she created. Rev. Leo Patalinghug praises her newly released book, Rooted in Love: Our Calling as Catholic Women, saying: “Donna-Marie's practical wisdom helps women to see their lofty vocation, but in a down-to-earth way.” Read More

November 26, 2012

Free Mobile App Combining Advent and the Rosary

Family Rosary offers free mobile app for Advent and Christmas to help people stay focused on the true meaning of the season. EASTON, Mass. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can be difficult keeping Christ in Christmas. This year, though, it will be a lot easier, thanks to a free mobile app for Advent from Family Rosary.Featuring meditative music with scripture and reflections, this new app for iPhone, iPads, and Smartphones is the perfect spiritual aid while standing in line to buy presents or trekking to stores in the wee hours for that midnight madness sale. When Advent begins on Sunday, Dec. 2, the mobile app will feature a new prayer each day to help keep the focus right where it needs to be. Read More

October 21, 2012

Chris Haw Begins Tour of Spirituality Blogs

Chris Haw is the bestselling coauthor of Jesus for President and his newly released book, From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart, has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as "A refreshing dose of respect, objectivity, and love." In From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart, Haw recounts his spiritual journey through evangelical Christianity and his return to Catholicism. Today he begins a tour of well-known spirituality blogs as part of the launch. Haw's fans and friends are invited to follow along as excerpts, reviews, and musings on From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart are featured on prominent spirituality blogs. Read More

October 15, 2012

Lisa Hendey Welcomed as New Patheos Blogger

Lisa Hendey, Ave Maria Press author and founder of, has been added to the ranks of *Patheos* bloggers. Read More

September 28, 2012

Pray, Win: Rosary Blog Tour and Nook Giveaway to Start October 6, 2012

Sarah A. Reinhard, popular Catholic blogger and speaker, will begin her blog tour on Saturday, October 6th, as part of the launch of her newest book, A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy. Reinhard’s fans and friends are invited to follow her virtual travels as she offers guest posts on each of the twenty Mysteries of the Rosary. There will be a link in each post guiding readers to a page where they can enter to win a FREE Nook HD Tablet e-reader. Read More

August 26, 2012

Ave Maria Press Launches Books

Building on the popularity of Lisa M. Hendey’s The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and her award-winning website, Ave Maria Press is pleased to announce the launch of Books, which will take place at this week’s Catholic Marketing Network tradeshow in Arlington, Texas. Read More

August 26, 2012

Ave Maria Press Releases First Framework-Approved Textbook in Apple iBookstore

Ave Maria Press is once again leading the way in Catholic high school religion textbooks. We are pleased to announce that *Jesus Christ: God’s Revelation to the World* is now available for purchase on the iPad in the iBooks app, becoming the first USCCB Framework approved textbook to be available to students through this innovative channel. This textbook is the most interactive Catholic religion textbook available today, complete with fun and informative widgets, hyperlinks, and all of the iBook reader features. Read More

June 24, 2012

Holy Cross Authors Win Catholic Press Awards

Two Ave Maria Press authors, also priests of the Congregation of Holy Cross, won first-place Catholic Press Association awards at the 2012 Catholic Media Conference in Indianapolis on June 22. Read More

June 18, 2012

Congregation of Holy Cross Elects New Provincial Superior

Rev. Thomas J. O’Hara, C.S.C., was elected as the new Provincial Superior of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers by the Provincial Chapter in Portland, Ore., on Friday, June 15 (Feast Day of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus). Read More

May 31, 2012

Lisa M. Hendey Honored with ACP Excellence in Publishing Award

Ave Maria Press is delighted to announce that A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms, by author Lisa M. Hendey, has won second place in the inspirational category of the 2012 Excellence in Publishing Awards. These awards are sponsored by the Association of Catholic Publishers and seek to recognize the best in Catholic publishing. The winners were announced earlier today at the 2012 Religious Booksellers Trade Exhibit in St. Charles, IL. Read More

May 2, 2012

Martin Departs on Messy Quest Blog Tour

Join Stephen Martin, a nonprofit professional and journalist, as he departs on a blog tour for the release of his first book, The Messy Quest for Meaning. In Messy Quest, Martin tells the story of his own challenging pursuit of purpose and those of numerous other seekers, including actor Martin Sheen; activist Dorothy Day; and Cory Booker, the unlikely mayor of Newark, NJ. Their experiences, combined with insights from the ancient traditions of Trappist monks, point toward five key practices that can unlock our potential. Martin helps readers grapple with life’s most fundamental questions—What was I put here to do? And how do I do it?—and ready themselves for the next steps on their own unique journeys — not the ones they think they should take, but the ones to which they are called. Read More

April 18, 2012

Ruhi-López, Santamaría to Kick Off Catholic Infertility Blog Tour April 18, 2012

One in every six United States couples experiences infertility, but Catholic couples face additional confusion, worry, and frustration as they explore the medical options available to them. Join Angelique Ruhi-López and Carmen Santamaría, authors of The Infertility Companion for Catholics on their blog tour. They will offer the support and wisdom gained in their own struggles with infertility. Fans, friends, and everyone interested in this important topic are invited to follow their virtual travels as they are interviewed, reviewed, and offer guest posts on several popular Catholic blogs. Read More

April 17, 2012

"I Wish It Could Be Shown in Every Church in the Nation": John Dear, S.J., Hails Romero Documentary

In a recent review for National Catholic Reporter, John Dear, Jesuit priest, peace activist, and author, praised Monseñor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero, for its portrayal of "the brave, prophetic Romero, meek and humble but towering in moral strength and truth-telling. It's as if Gandhi were an archbishop." Dear hails the documentary as "perfect for the classroom, church groups, peace and justice meetings; for anyone discouraged by recent church developments and ongoing global wars; and anyone who wonders what prophetic peacemaking might look like." Read the full review here. Read More

April 11, 2012

Rupp, Hendey Selected as Association of Catholic Publishers Award Finalists

The Association of Catholic Publishers has announced the finalists for the new Excellence in Publishing Awards and two Ave Maria Press books have been selected for this honor. Fragments of Your Ancient Name by Joyce Rupp is a finalist in the Prayer & Spirituality category and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms by Lisa M. Hendey is a finalist in the Inspirational category. Read More

March 30, 2012

In Memoriam: Sister Eleanor Bernstein, AMP Author and Former Director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy

Sister Eleanor Bernstein, C.S.J., former director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Liturgy, died March 12 in Cleveland after a long illness. She was 73 years old. A native of New Orleans, Sister Bernstein entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1957 and professed her final vows in 1965. A graduate of St. Mary’s Dominican College in New Orleans, she earned a master’s degree in English from Louisiana State University. She also earned master’s degrees in theology and liturgical studies from Notre Dame in 1969 and 1981, respectively. Read More

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