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June 22, 2014

2014 Catholic Press Association Award Winners

We are very pleased to announce that multiple Ave Maria Press books were selected as Catholic Press Association award winners this weekend.  

Winning books include Rebuilt, Atchison Blue, Redeeming Adminsitration, and Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious

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June 16, 2014

Author Spotlight: Msgr. Charles Murphy & Reclaiming Francis

When Pope Francis was elected in 2013, Msgr. Charles Murphy was working on the manuscript for a book on Saint Francis and the New Evangelization. It was providential. Murphy's book pointed to Saint Francis as the model for the modern New Evangelization. With a new pope taking the name Francis, it became clear he was on the right path. After the election, Murphy went back to work writing about the many important similarities between the saint and the pope and the worlds that encountered. 

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April 24, 2014

Two to Be Ordained Holy Cross Priests on April 26

Rev. Mr. Adam D. P. Booth, C.S.C., and Rev. Mr. Patrick E. Reidy, C.S.C., will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre ... Read More

April 10, 2014

Seven AMP Books Named Finalists in 2014 ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards

The Association of Catholic Publishers has announced finalists for the 2014 Excellence in Publishing Awards, and Ave Maria Press has seven books that were named. They are listed below by category: Ministry Resources: Rebuilt by Michael White and Tom Corcoran ... Read More

March 24, 2014

Poets Explore Saints, Challenge Claim That Catholic Writer MIA

Notre Dame, IN—In 2012, famed editor and writer Paul Elie asked in a New York Times essay whether fiction had lost its faith. More recently, Dana Gioia examined the disappearance of Roman Catholicism from its traditionally formative role in arts culture, asking, more or less, where the Catholic writer has gone. A new poetry anthology, like the character in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, replies,“S/he’s not dead yet!”

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February 12, 2014

Brusie Helps Women in Unplanned Pregnancies Answer the “Now What?”

When Chaunie Marie Brusie stared down at the two tell-tale lines on the pregnancy test, she knew her life had changed forever. As she puts it:

“I was twenty-one, unmarried, a student in my senior year of college, and still taking my laundry home to my parents every weekend. The question of ‘What if I’m pregnant?’ quickly became ‘What the heck am I going to do now?’”

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January 20, 2014

Ave Maria Press Remembers William G. "Bill" Storey

William G. “Bill” Storey, longtime Ave Maria Press author and friend, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the age of ninety. Bill was professor emeritus of Liturgy and Church History at the University of Notre Dame. He was the author of more than twenty-five books, many of which were modern prayer books that made the tradition of the Liturgy of the Hours accessible to a wide audience.

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December 6, 2013

Free Study Guide Prompts Closer Look at Everyday Idols

Almost immediately after Elizabeth Scalia's Strange Gods: Unmasking Idols in Everyday Life was published, readers began meeting in small groups to study the book and reflect on the idols in their own lives. To help them in this effort, Scalia has now prepared a set of questions for reflection that are available as a free, downloadable study guide. Just in time for the biggest consumer (and most idol-inducing) holiday of the year, these incisive, thought-provoking prompts and questions are designed for use after each chapter of Strange Gods and invite readers to honest reflection on the presence of idols in their everyday lives. Perfect for both small-group and personal use, these questions will also be included in the next printing of the book, due out in early 2014.

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November 22, 2013

Family Rosary Announces FREE Advent and Christmas Mobile App

Family Rosary, Ave Maria Press's fellow apostolate of the Congregation of Holy Cross, announced yesterday that it has released a free mobile app to help Catholics spend a few minutes each day acknowledging the true meaning of Advent and Christmas.

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September 16, 2013

Hendey's Handbook First Audiobook for Ave Maria Press

Ave Maria Press is pleased to announce the launch of its first audiobook: Lisa Hendey's The Handbook for Catholic Moms is now available for download at,, or in iTunes.

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September 9, 2013

Two Profess Final Vows with Holy Cross

Two men made Final Profession of Vows with the Congregation of Holy Cross on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Rev. Thomas J. O’Hara, provincial superior of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers, presided at the Mass and received the vows of Patrick E. Reidy, C.S.C., and Adam D.P. Booth, C.S.C.

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September 4, 2013

Kansas Nuns Teach Journalist to Sit Still, Be Quiet, and Find Home

When Judith Valente, award-winning PBS religion journalist and celebrated poet, arrived at Mount St. Scholastica Monastery in Kansas, she came prepared to lead a workshop on poetry and the soul, but she faced a dilemma.

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July 30, 2013

Pope Francis Says Don’t Judge Gay People, Chicago Priest Shows How That Works in Churches

In yesterday’s in-flight press conference between Rio and Rome, Pope Francis surprised members of the media with his comments on gay Catholics, noting that "the tendency [to homosexuality] is not the problem" and adding: "Who am I to judge them if they're seeking the Lord in good faith?"

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July 16, 2013

Ave Maria Press Rocks Catholic Parishes with Rebuilt

With nearly 30,000 copies sold in only five months, Ave Maria Press’s bestseller Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter has been exactly what Rev. Michael Roach predicted it would be: “a barn burner.” Ave Maria Press, an apostolate of the U.S. Province of Holy Cross, embodies the congregation’s focus on education, parish, and mission in its publishing program and is thrilled to see the impact Rebuilt is having on parishes — measured both in units sold and in an outpouring of praise from all corners of the Catholic Church.

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June 23, 2013

2013 Catholic Press Association Award Winners

Two Ave Maria Press authors and various publications by the Congregation of Holy Cross won Catholic Press Association awards at the 2013 Catholic Media Conference in Denver, CO. Authors Angelique Ruhi-López and Carmen Santamaría won first place for the First ... Read More

June 19, 2013

Lisa Hendey Chosen as 2013 Egan Journalism Fellow

DENVER, June 19, 2013Catholic Relief Services (CRS) announced the recipients of the first annual Egan Journalism Fellowship, which recognizes journalists who have demonstrated excellence in their reporting for Catholic media in the United States. The announcement came on the first day of the 2013 Catholic Media Conference, the premier national gathering of Catholic journalists.

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June 16, 2013

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle to Appear on EWTN Bookmark

Tune in to EWTN starting Sunday, June 16th, 2013, to see author Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle discuss her latest books with EWTN Bookmark host Doug Keck. The program will air several times during the week of June 16th and will be viewable online after the first show has aired.


June 16, 2013, Sunday
9:30 AM & 11:30 PM EST

June 17, 2013, Monday
5:00 AM EST

June 19, 2013, Wednesday
5:30 PM EST

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May 20, 2013

Kubicki and Haw Honored with 2013 ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards

Ave Maria Press is delighted to announce that two books—A Heart on Fire by James Kubicki, S.J., and From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart by Chris Haw—have won third-place ACP Excellence in Publishing awards in the categories of Prayer & ... Read More

May 6, 2013

Ave Maria Press to Launch Catholic Baby Name Contest

On Monday, May 6, Ave Maria Press will launch the Catholic Baby Name of the Day Contest on its Facebook page.

Follow along Monday through Thursday for the next two weeks. Each day, we will post two names—one girl's name and one boy's name—from The Catholic Baby Name Book. If your name is posted, or you know someone with that name, leave a comment under the post and/or tag your friend with the name on Facebook. You AND your tagged friend will be entered to win a book from our spring 2013 releases.

Winners will be notified Friday, May 24th.

Winners will be notified Friday, May 24th.

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April 25, 2013

Paintner Helps Readers See the Sacred with Eyes of the Heart Blog Tour

Christine Valters Paintner, online Abbess for virtual monastery Abbey of the Arts, is on a blog tour to celebrate the release of her newest book, Eyes of the Heart. Building on her book The Artist’s Rule, Paintner brings spiritual direction together with the creative arts in this exploration of photography as Christian contemplative practice—the combination of photography and prayer to cultivate sacred seeing or, as Paintner calls it, “seeing with the eyes of the heart.”

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