Eucharist as a Celebration of Forgiveness

Eucharist as a Celebration of Forgivenesss by Francis J. Moloney, SDB.  New York, Paulist Press, 2017. Key to an understanding of this book and the theology of Fr. Moloney is a clear grasp of the concept of doctrine and the concept of teaching. Doctrine is related to creed and faith. Teaching is related to magisterium […]



Catholic History for Today’s Church

Catholic History for Today’s Church: How Our Past Illuminates our Present. By John W. O’Malley, SJ. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015 (A Sheed & Word Book). Kindle edition. John O’Malley, SJ is a history professor in the theology department at Georgetown University and a specialist in the history of the Catholic Church in the […]


Exploring Catholic Theology

Exploring Catholic Theology: Essays on God, Liturgy and Evangelization. By Bp. Robert Barron. Grand Rapids, MI, 2015 (E-book edition).   Bp. Robert Barron was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 19, 1959 and ordained a priest on May 24, 1986. He earned his MA in philosophy and the Basselin Scholarship in philosophy and public speaking […]


The Road to Character

The Road to Character. By David Brooks.  New York: Penguin Random House, 2015. (Kindle edition).   Many of our readers know David Brooks from his editorials in the New York Times and his television appearances. For some time he has been writing editorials on what constitutes character. This is the trait of soul that marks […]


Christian Initiation and Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Christian Initiation and Baptism in the Holy Spirit: Evidence from the First Eight Centuries. By Kilian McDonnell, OSB and George T. Montague, SA. Second revised edition. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1991, 1994. A Michael Glazier Book   The International Pentecostal-Roman Catholic Conversation which has been in dialogue since 1972 with co-chairs Kilian McDonnell, OSB […]


Margaret O’Gara. No Turning Back

  Margaret O’Gara. No Turning Back: The Future of Ecumenism.  Edit. By Michael Vertin.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2014. (Kindle edition).   Those who are familiar with the ecumenical movement and the international dialogues sponsored by the Catholic Church’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity as well as the national bilateral dialogues in the United […]


Becoming Human: Jean Vanier

  Jean Vanier. Becoming Human. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2008. (Kindle) I was looking for a book that would introduce me to the author and explain how he got started on the Arche project. This work was just what I was looking for. In his introduction, Vanier tells us he was born on September 10, […]


111 Questions on Islam and the West

  111 Questions on Islam and the West. By Samir Khalil SAMIR, SJ.  A series of interviews conducted by Giorgio Paolucci and Camille Eid. Edited and Revised by Fr. Wafik NASRY, SJ. Co-translator: Claudia Castellani. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2008.     The terrorist attack on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in […]