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“I’m the spiritual offspring of Walker Percy and Flannery O’Connor—or, more accurately, I’d like to be. For now, I’m just a young(ish) guy who has had a gradually deepening appreciation of his Catholic faith, and of the profound difference that faith makes.”

So says Matthew Lickona, author of Swimming with Scapulars: True Confessions of a Young Catholic . Called a “breath of fresh air,” by Publishers Weekly , this book is “thoughtfully written and happily absent of platitudes and pious moralizing.” Instead, Lickona entertains readers with his candid look at what it means to live his faith fully and vibrantly in the modern world.

Intrigued? Or just wondering: Who on earth swims with scapulars?! Catholic Radio International will be broadcasting a reading of the book, chapter by chapter, beginning today at 12 pm CST. See here for details.

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