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Books the Diocese Is Reading This Summer: Part 2

Each year, we canvas a cross section of the diocese to find out what books they are reading this summer. Here are more results from our poll:

Robert Bové
Professor of English, St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights
Lector at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Brooklyn Heights
book-cover3“Prison Writings,” by Alfred Delp, S.J.
“Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad,” by Andrew C. McCarthy
“Demons,” by Fyodor Dostoevsky
“The Source of Life: Exploring the Mystery of the Eucharist,” by Cardinal Christoph Schonborn

Jayward Chan
St. Bartholomew’s parish, Elmhurst
“Jesus: A Pilgrimage,” by James Martin, S.J.
“Grantchester Mysteries: Sidney Chambers and the Shadows of Death” by James Runcie
“Dangers of Temptation,” by James Runcie
“Sacrifice: A Celtic Adventure,” by Philip Freeman

Donna Czak
Sacred Heart of Jesus, East Glendale
“The Life of Mary As Seen By the Mystics,” by Raphael Brown
“The Name of God Is Mercy,” by Pope Francis
“In Heaven We’ll Meet Again,” by Rene Blot
“God’s World and Our Place In It,” by Fulton J. Sheen

risen-book-coverFather Ron D’Antonio
Parochial Vicar, St. Athanasius parish, Bensonhurst
“Risen,” by Angela Hunt
“Alexander Hamilton,” by Ron Chernov
“Bound By Blood,” by Robert Novarro
“The Price to Pay,” by Joseph Fadelle
“The Apostasy That Wasn’t,” by Rod Bennett

Bob Fallon
“What is Secular Humanism?”, by James Hitchcock
“Our Lady of Fatima,” by William Thomas Walsh
“Fatima for Today,” by Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.
“Conscience and its Enemies,” by Robert P. George
“Deadly Compassion,” by Rita Marker
“The Hand of God,” by Bernard N. Nathanson, M.D.
“I am Roe,” by Norma McCorvey
“New Proofs for the Existence of God,” by Robert J. Spitzer
“The Unholy Ghost,” by Mark J. Hurley

Rosemary Gerrard
Our Lady of Mercy parish, Forest Hills
“Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy,” translated by Allen Mandelbaum
“The Cure D’Ars Today,” by George William Rutler
St. Augustine Confessions A new translation by Henry Chadwick

book-coverSusan Grimes
“Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World,” by Rene Girard
“A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics,” by Margaret A. Farley
“The Girl on the Train,” by Paula Hawkins

Kay Lawrence
Corpus Christi parish, Woodside
“The Gaze of Mercy: A Commentary on Divine and Human Mercy” by Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.
“God So Loved the World,” by Robert Spitzer, S.J.
“101 Years’ Entertainment The Great Detective Stories 1841-1941,” Edited by Ellery Queen

Deacon Paul Norman
Deacon, Our Lady of Hope parish, Middle Village; religious education teacher, Christ the King H.S., Middle Village; director of faith formation, St. Jerome parish, East Flatbush
“A Biblical Walk through the Mass: Understanding What We Say and Do in the Liturgy,” by Edward Sri
“Evangelizing Catholics: A Mission Manual for the New Evangelization,” by Scott Hahn
“Priests for the Third Millennium,” by Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

reading-cover1Margaret Riconda
Sacred Heart parish, Bayside
“Accidental Theologians: Four Women who Shaped Christianity,” by Elizabeth A. Dreyer
“Beyond the God Particle,” by Leon Lederman and Christopher Hill
“The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration,” by Bernd Heinrich
“Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe,” by Lisa Randall
“Encountering Truth by Pope Francis: The Morning Homilies from St. Martha’s Chapel”

Msgr. Peter I. Vaccari
Rector, St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers
“Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?… And Other Questions from the Astronomer’s In-Box at the Vatican Observatory,” by Guy Consolmagno, S.J., and Paul Mueller, S.J.
“Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence,” by George Daughan
“The Holy See and the Emergence of the Modern Middle East,” by Agnes de Dreuzy
“Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror,” by Agnes de Dreuzy
“The Land, the Bible and History,” by Alain Marchadour, A.A. and David Neuhaus, S.J.
“Catholic Literary Giants,” by Joseph Pearce
“To Be One in Christ – Intercultural Formation and Ministry,” by Fernando Ortiz and Gerard McGlone, S.J.

reading-cover2Marie Werkmann
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal parish, Ridgewood
“Crossing the Threshold of Mercy: A Spiritual Guide of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy,” Edited by Mark-David Janus, C.S.P.
“Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints,” by Father James Martin, S.J.
“Catholic Matters: Confusion, Controversy and the Splendor of Truth,” by Father Richard John Neuhaus

Ed Wilkinson
Editor, The Tablet
“The Third Secret,” by Steve Berry
“The Last Mile,” by David Baldacci
“Game 7, 1986,” by Ron Darling

John Woods
Editor, Catholic New York
“Five Years in Heaven,” by John Schlimm
“The Great Divorce,” by C.S. Lewis



Books the Diocese Is Reading This Summer