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Cardinal DiNardo Endorses The Book of Jotham

8/12/2013 - 12:48 PM PST

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Cardinal DiNardo Endorses The Book of Jotham

Houston, TX - Daniel Cardinal DiNardo has endorsed The Book of Jotham, Arthur Powers' 2012 Tuscany Prize Novella Winner.

The Book of Jotham follows the journey of Jotham, a young man with intellectual disabilities, as he follows Jesus on his ministry. According to DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, Powers "gives the reader a unique insight into the mind and the heart of one who is mentally challenged."

While the other apostles care for Jotham, they do not understand Jesus' love for him. "The universal theme of the grace of adoption helps us to discover that, as children of Light, our conversion and progression of faith may not be so different from those who experience life like Jotham," a message that resonates with DiNardo's dedication to the National Catholic Partnership on Disability, where he serves as a board member. Part of Cardinal DiNardo's interest in and empathy for this group stems from his own experience with significant hearing loss. The NCPD's mission is to "work collaboratively to ensure meaningful participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of the life of the Church and society."

Cardinal DiNardo is the spiritual leader of over 1.3 million Catholics in the largest of 15 dioceses in Texas.

Tuscany Press publishes Catholic fiction that explores the spectrum of human relationships with God. The Tuscany Prize celebrates writers and literature of Catholic faith at the short story, young adult, novella, and novel levels. Visit the Tuscany Prize winners page for more moving works of fiction.


Tuscany Press, LLC  MA, 02481 US
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