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What the Diocese Is Reading This Summer

Sales associate Maria Druke talks with Sister Andrew Marie Tyler at Pauline Books and Media in Old Town Alexandria, Va., Aug. 10. Operated by the Daughters of St. Paul, the store has been a fixture on well-traveled King Street since 1982. It is one of 13 bookstores the order runs in North America. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Sales associate Maria Druke talks with Sister Andrew Marie Tyler at Pauline Books and Media in Old Town Alexandria, Va., Aug. 10. Operated by the Daughters of St. Paul, the store has been a fixture on well-traveled King Street since 1982. It is one of 13 bookstores the order runs in North America. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Larry Celona
N.Y. Post, Reporter
“Leaving Story Avenue, my journey from the projects to the front page” by Paul LaRosa
“Red on Red” by Edward Conlon “Most Wanted, Pursuing Whitey Bulger” by Thomas Foley

Bishop Raymond Chappetto
St. Kevin’s, Flushing, Pastor
Vicar for Clergy and Consecrated Life
“My Brother, the Pope” by Georg Ratzinger
“The Homeless Bishop, A Novel” by Joesph F. Girzone
“A Moment in Time: An American Story of Baseball, Heartbreak and Grace” by Ralph Branca

Joseph Coen
Diocesan Archivist
“Falling Upward” by Father Richard Rohr, OFM
“The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron

Sister Dolores Crepeau, C.S.J.
Fontbonne Hall, Bay Ridge, Principal
“Defending Jacob” by William Landay
“My Life with the Saints” by James Martin, S.J.
“The Periodic Table” by Primo Levi

Father John Cush
Cathedral Prep, Elmhurst, Spiritual Director
“Vanity Faith: Searching for Spirituality Among the Stars” by Terrance Klein
“Chalice of God: A Systematic Theology in Outline” by Aidan Nichols
“11/22/63” by Stephen King

Donna Czak
Middle Village
“The City of God” by St. Augustine
“The Story of a Soul” by St. Therese of Lisieux
“John of The Cross” by Kavanaugh

Frank DeRosa
Former Public Information Director, Diocese of Brooklyn
“The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything” by James Martin, S.J.
“Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball” by R.A. Dickey

Father James Devlin
Good Shepherd, Marine Park, Pastor
“LBJ: The Passage of Power” by Robert Caro
“You Will Be My Witness” by John Dear
“In the Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larsen

Msgr. Fernando Ferrarese
Immaculate Conception, Astoria, Pastor
“What Happened at Vatican II” by Father John O’Malley
“The First Crusade” by Peter Frankopan
“Francis of Assisi” by Father Augustine Thompson, O.P.
“When I Was a Child I Read Books” by Marilyn Robinson

Msgr. Steven Ferrari
St. Teresa, Woodside, Pastor
“The Lost Years” by Mary Higgins Clark
“Falling Upward” by Richard Rohr
“Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season” edited by G. Schmidt and S. Felch
“Bring Up The Bodies” by Hilary Mantel
“Between Heaven and Mirth” by James Martin, S.J.

Dr. Steven Garner, MD
The Tablet, Columnist
“Food Lovers Guide to Brooklyn” by Sherri Eisenberg
“The Murder of the Century” by Paul Collins
“Season of ‘42” by Jack Cavanaugh

Father William Hoppe
St. Leo, Corona, Pastor
“Father Joe – The Man Who Saved My Soul” by Tony Hendra
“Benjamin Franklin – An American Life” by Walter Isaacson
“Nelson Mandela – Conversations with Myself”
“Matthew, Mark, Luke and You – Unraveling the Gospels” by William J. O’Malley

Father Thomas Machalski
Chancellor
“My Brother, The Pope” by Georg Ratzinger
“Heaven Is For Real” by Todd Burpo
“Seal Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper” by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin
“Why Catholicism Matters” by Bill Donohue

Father Frank Mann
DeSales Media Group, Staff
“Animal Grace:  Entering a Spiritual Relationship With Our Fellow Creatures” by Jane Goodall
“Signposts For the Future: Contemporary Issues Facing the Church” by Hans Kung
“The Theology of Vatican II” by  Bishop Basil Christopher Butler
“Memories and Hopes” by Leon Joseph Cardinal Suenens
“Encounters with Silence”  by Karl Rahner
“Perseverence in Trials: Reflections on The Book of Job” by  Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini
“Open to God, Open to the World” by Franz Cardinal Konig
“The Spirit of Vatican II: A History of Catholic Reform in America” by Colleen McDannell

Father James Massa
St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, Faculty
“The Mystery of the Temple” by Yves Congar
“Jerusalem” by Simon Sebag Montefiore
“Deep Conversion/Deep Prayer” by Thomas Dubay
“Poor Banished Children of Eve” by Fiorella de Maria
“Hidden Face of St. Therese” by Ida Friederike Gorres

Paul Moses
Brooklyn College, Department of Journalsim
“The Use and Abuse of the Bible: A Brief History of Biblical Interpretation” by Henry Wansbrough, O.S.B.
“Francis of Assisi: A New Biography” by Augustine Thompson, O.P.
“Helping the Bereaved College Student” by David E. Balk
“The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008” by Sean Wilentz
“Meditations on the Song of Songs” by St. Teresa of Avila Msgr.

Sean Ogle
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria, pastor
“The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day” edited by Robert Ellsberg
“Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand
“Great Teachers” by Pope Benedict XVI
“Theophilus” by Michael O’Brien
“Praying the Roman Missal: Pastoral Reflections on the Revised English Translation” by Robert L. Tuzik
“St. Francis De Sales and His Friends” by Maurice Henry-Couannier
“Union 1812: The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence” by A.J. Langguth.

Father Raymond Roden
Special Adviser to the Bishop
“Viva Cristo Rey: The Cristero Rebellion and the Church-State Conflict in Mexico” by  David C. Bailey
“Of Cabbages and Kings County: Agriculture and the Formation of Modern Brooklyn” by Marc Linder and Lawrence S. Zacharias
“Translating Tradition: A Chant Historian Reads  Liturgiam Authenticam” by Peter Jeffery
“Fiorello’s Sister” by Gemma LaGuardia Gluck
“Swamp Fox: The Life and Campaigns of General Francis Marion” by Robert D. Bass
“A Sense of Humor and Virtue: A Thomistic Theological Perspective” by Basil Cole

Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan
Retired Auxiliary Bishop
“Inferno: The World at War” by Max Hastings
“Drift: The Unmooring of Military Power” by Rachel Maddow
“House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox” by William H. Foege
“All is Grace: A Biography of Dorothy Day” by Jim Forest

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