Home Columns Talks About me Contact me

This is what Yahweh asks of you: this only, to act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

If you want peace, work for justice. Pope Paul VI World Day of Peace Message, January 1, 1972


My latest missive to the Midland Daily News is a long letter about History Lesson December 12,  2017.



My newest book is Being Catholic Becoming Faithful. It is available $14.95.  from the author or Amazon or Kindle at $9.


Also coming out early in 2018 will be Challenges of a 21st Century Progressive.


I have also added to this website all or part of the Introductions in my books, including Being Catholic Becoming Faithful..


Books by Norbert Bufka:

Click on the book for more information and ordering. This will take you to a new site

You can return here with your browser’sback button.


Leelanau series about Leelanau County Michigan:


#1 From Bohemia to Good Harbor  tells the story of the Bufka family in Good Harbor. Second edition.$12.95


#2 Good Harbor Michigan tells the definitive story of a small lumber town in northwest Michigan from 1850-1931. $14.95

“Norbert Bufka has “done a very thorough research and have provided extensive documentation for the detailed history of the early developments, from tribal culture to modern times.” There is “a thorough discussion of early telephone service … incredible detail as to the names of families, times of events prices of food ownership of buildings and businesses etc.”

Howard Tanner, Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources 1975-1983.


#3 News from the Neighborhood includes news articles from the local weekly newspaper about Good Harbor from 1880-1931. $9.95


#4 North Unity and Bohemian Settlement  for the first time tells the history of an area in

Cleveland Township, Leelanau County, Michigan.


Coming later in 2016:

Lost Places in Leelanau


Pope Francis series:

#1 Pope Francis: The Beginning of a New Era  $6.95


#2 Jesus and Pope Francis: Models for Living  $6.95 compares the life and actions of Jesus with Pope Francis.

It has many reflection questions in Chapter 2 and is perfect for Lent.


#3 A Study Guide for Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis helps the reader incorporate the message of this important letter in one’s life. $5.45

"I am very grateful for your fine book and the wonderful way you brought out the contents of the Pope's wonderful message."  

Fr. John J. Thome, retired priest of the Saginaw diocese.


“I have my copy almost entirely underlined.” Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM

Center for Action and contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


#4 “The Care of Our Common Home” by Pope Francis: A Study Guide $6.95

This book captures the essence of the first encyclical letter ofPope Francis, Laudato Si.

Resources for this book.


#5 “The Joy of Love” by Pope Francis: Full text, Commentaries, Implementation, and Study Guide.


Other books:

The Nicene Creed: A Reinterpretation  gives a new  understanding of this historical document based on the original Greek and modern science. $8.95

“What a synthesis of ideas, showing the limitations of our words, and yet

the many new openings too. Very readable.”

Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM,

Center for Action and contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


St. Joseph’s Seminary: Personal and Historical Perspectives $9.95

This book tells the history of this minor seminary in Grand Rapids Michigan with personal tales of the author and others woven throughout.

“I think the book will make a very pleasant read for all who attended St. Joseph's for any time. You write very well and very kindly. It's been a delight to assist you with this wonderful project.” Fr. Dennis Morrow, Archivist for the Diocese of Grand Rapids.


Are Faith and Science Compatible? A Conversation with Teens and young Adults. by Jerome (Jerry) Klosowski.


The Rosary: Traditional and Alternative Mysteries

This book gives a history of the rosary, how to pray the rosary , and scripture readings for all the mysteries, as well as meditations for the alternative mysteries suggested in this book. The alternative mysteries are the Kingdom of God, the Service Mysteries, the Beatitudes, and the Spiritual Mysteries. Even if you don’t pray the rosary, the meditations are good.


Being Catholic Becoming Faithful




You may also order from Amazon or from the author. Email Norbert Bufka for details.

Allow two weeks for ddelivery.

If you are a bookseller or library or  you want many copies, please  Contact me


For nearly eight years I wrote a monthly op-ed column for the Midland Daily News. You can read those in Columns.


Thanks for visiting my website.


 © Copyright 2002-2018 Norbert Bufka Updated January 30, 2018.