I would like to once again thank Image Catholic Books (an imprint of Random House) for sending along a copy of Saints Preserved: An Encyclopedia of Relics by Thomas J. Craughwell. As per my normal format for book reviews, I will be posting on the author and contents then end with my personal thoughts. Yet this go round I have the privilege of posting a blog interview with the author for the first part of the review. Thomas Craughwell has written a considerable number of books on a variety of topics. The interview questions deal more with Saints Preserved.
Michael Barber has written a short post that mostly just consists of a citation from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Here’s an excerpt: The charity of Christ is the source in us of all our merits before God. Grace, by uniting us to Christ in active love, ensures the supernatural quality of our acts and consequently their merit before God and before men. The saints have always had a lively awareness that their merits were pure grace. Michael’s experience has been similar to my own. I actually preached at a Presbyterian Church this morning. And, I have good relationships