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Books for Summer Reading

Real readers read books all year round. But the convention of the “summer reading list” has become so thoroughly engrained in our culture that it seems appropriate to suggest four books-for-summer that will deepen any thoughtful Catholic’s faith—and any thoughtful Catholic’s perception of the challenges Catholics face today. Continue Reading »

Majority Rules

Voting About God in Early Church Councilsby ramsay macmullen  yale university press, 192 pages, $30 What do we know about the early Christian councils? We know quite a bit about the great figures who ­normally occupy attention—an Athanasius, say, or a Cyril of Alexandria—but what . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted 210

Benedict XVI: The Man Who Was Ratzinger by michael s. rose spence, 182 pages, $22.95 The author of Goodbye, Good Men, a scathing and much discussed account of homosexuality in American seminaries, provides a frequently astute evaluation of what might be expected from the new pontificate. Rose’s . . . . Continue Reading »

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