Book Review: In The Eye of the Catholic Storm – The Church Since Vatican II

I was disappointed with In the Eye of the Catholic Storm: The Church Since Vatican II by Mary Jo Leddy, Bishop Remi de Roo and Douglas Roche. This book presents a series of conversation between the authors in 1991 about topics facing the modern Church especially in light of Vatican II. Unfortunately, the authors seemContinue reading “Book Review: In The Eye of the Catholic Storm – The Church Since Vatican II”

A Response to the Ottaviani Intervention: Part 1 of 2

Part 2 will be coming soon. This is not a complete disagreement with the contents of the Ottaviani Intervention. I can see how someone could view certain omissions in content and additions in content to the Novus Ordo Missae (NO) in the way that they do. The Ottaviani Intervention was a short critical study ofContinue reading “A Response to the Ottaviani Intervention: Part 1 of 2”

Book Review: A Christian Perspective on Pain and Suffering – With the Dawn Rejoicing

I had recently reviewed Rediscovering the Art of Dying by Sister Nuala Kenny (Linked Here), and had mixed reviews about the book. Thus, I read some other books on the Christian understanding of pain and suffering. One of those books was A Christian Perspective on Pain and Suffering – With The Dawn Rejoicing by MelannieContinue reading “Book Review: A Christian Perspective on Pain and Suffering – With the Dawn Rejoicing”

The Name of God is Mercy: Pope Francis

The Name of God is Mercy A Conversation with Andrea Tornielli, is a delightful book. It is the contents of a series of interviews of Pope Francis by Andrea Tornielli on Mercy and the Year of Mercy earlier in Pope Francis’ pontificate. Pope Francis tells several stories which place emphasis on the fact that GodContinue reading “The Name of God is Mercy: Pope Francis”

Jean Vanier: Drawn Into the Mystery of Jesus Through the Gospel of John -False Mystery Comments

I picked this one up at the local Salvation Army thrift shop for a buck fifty. I could not get past a few chapters. Jean Vanier is well know for his great work founding L’Arche communities across the globe and a series of spiritual books. He is also posthumously also know for his sexual abuseContinue reading “Jean Vanier: Drawn Into the Mystery of Jesus Through the Gospel of John -False Mystery Comments”

C. S. Lewis: Perelandra

Perelandra the second book in C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy I also rate very highly. I feel it was slightly more drawn out than necessary in its description of fictional plants and animal on Venus but otherwise a great book. In the story the main character is sent by an angelic creature to Venus to preventContinue reading “C. S. Lewis: Perelandra”

C. S. Lewis: Out of the Silent Planet

I thoroughly enjoyed this space fiction adventure work by C. S. Lewis! The book is 160 pages so makes for a good short read. Without giving away too much of the story, three men find themselves on a foreign planet full of new and strange life. One is in it for greed. How he canContinue reading “C. S. Lewis: Out of the Silent Planet”

Rediscovering the Art of Dying by Sister Nuala Kenny

I have recently finished an interesting book on Rediscovering the Art of Dying: How Jesus’ Experience of Our Stories Reveal a New Vision of Compassionate Care, by Sister Nuala Kenny. I rate this book mixed. It has both some great content and some to be desired commentary. I think the book does offer some helpfulContinue reading “Rediscovering the Art of Dying by Sister Nuala Kenny”

Words & Visions From God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit – Book Review

I have recently been granted access to a draft copy of a future book title “Words and Visions from God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit” ISBN  978-1-7780855. I have not finished the entire book as of yet, but feel the content may be beneficial for many, The book is a collection of visionsContinue reading “Words & Visions From God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit – Book Review”

Historical Fruits of Vatican II Part 1 – Retention, Lay Groups and More Scripture

In Mass Exodus by Stephen Bullivant, several studies in America and Great Britian show that Catholic retention of its followers was higher other than religious group in the post Vatican II era. It was better than Lutherans, Anglicans, Pentecostals and many others. The book does an excellent statistical study of the reason why people leftContinue reading “Historical Fruits of Vatican II Part 1 – Retention, Lay Groups and More Scripture”