Diocesan News

Books Being Read in the Diocese This Summer – III

“7 Greeks,” Translations by Guy Davenport

“Lucretius, On the Nature of Things,” Edited and translated by Anthony Esolen

“Poets in a Landscape,” by Gilbert Highet

“Methodical Realism,” by Etienne Gilson

“A Time of Love and Tartan,” by Alexander McCall Smith

Robert Bové

Senior Adjunct Lecturer in English

St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights


“To Light a Fire On the Earth; Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age,” by Bishop Robert Barren and John L. Allen Jr.

“Conversion: Spiritual Insights Into an Essential Encounter with God,” by Father Donald Haggerty

“St. Thomas Aquinas: Summa of the Summa,” by Peter Kreeft

“The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism,” by Father Thomas Joseph White

“The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization,” by Arthur Herman

Barracoon: The Story of the Last ‘Black Cargo’,” by Zora Neale Hurston

“Gator: My Life in Pinstripes,” by Ron Guidry

Joe Canzoneri

St. Helen, Howard Beach


“Paul, a Biography,” by N.T. Wright

“The Blood of Lambs,” by Kamal  Saleem

– Father Ron D’Antonio

St. Athanasius, Bensonhurst

“Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Bombed Nazi Germany,” by Donald L. Miller

Deacon John F. DiBiase

Sacred Heart, Bayside


“Greeks Bearing Gifts,” by Phillip Kerr

“A Thriller Spy Master,” by Brad Thor

“Distant Shores,” by Kristin Hannah

“Friends in High Places,” by Donna Leon

“Temptation of Forgiveness,” by Donna Leon

“Falling Upward,” by Richard Rohr

“The Depth of God’s Reach,” by Michael Downey

Gail Dougerty

St. Ephrem’s, Dyker Heights


“Building A Bridge,” by Father James Martin, S.J.

“The Color of Water,” by James McBride

“On Death and Dying,” by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D.

– Jean Marie Kessel

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Bayside


“Pope Francis Takes the Bus and Other Unexpected Stories,” by Rosario Carello

“Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, Unlocking the Secrets of Last Supper,” by Brant Pitre

“Fathers & Daughter & Sports,”  a collection of Essays by Jim Craig, Chris Evert, Bill Simmons and others

“Always Discerning – An Ignatian Spirituality for the New Millennium,”  by Joseph A. Tetlow,  S.J.

Samuel Romanzo

St. Robert Bellarmine, Bayside


“National Geographic Archives,” any article on Religion; Archaeology; Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval European history

“Labyrinths,” by Jorge Luis Borges

Tom Straczynski



“The Fisherman’s Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican’s Secret Search,” by John O’Neil

“The Fourth Cup: Unveiling the Mystery of the Last Supper and the Cross,” by Scott Hahn

“Every Pilgrim’s Guide to Oberammergau and Its Passion Play,” by Michael Counsell

“Inferno,” by Dan Brown

“Gulliver’s Travels,” by Jonathan Swift

Thomas Stalzer

Sacred Heart, Glendale


“American Cardinal: The Biography of Cardinal Timothy Dolan,” by Christina Boyle

“Happiness in This Life: A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence,” by Pope Francis

“Spiritual Masters for All Seasons,” by Michael Ford

“Miracle in Motion: Living a Purposeful Life,” by Antonio Martinez Jr.  S.J. with David Warden

– Marie Werkmann

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Ridgewood


“Vatican I,” by John O’Malley

“The Night of the Gun,” by David Carr

“Leonardo da Vinci,” by Walter Isaacson

“The Transit of Venus,” by Shirley Hazzard

“Lord of the World,” by Robert Hugh Benson

Christopher White

The Tablet’s National Correspondent


“Street Gangs and God,” by Deacon Arnaldo A. Santos

“Dreamland,” by Sam Quinones

“The President Is Missing,” by James Patterson and Bill Clinton

“Witness: The Writings of Bartolome de las Casas,” edited by George Sanderlin

Ed Wilkinson

Editor, The Tablet


“Mink River,” by Brian Doyle

“On Hope,” by Pope Francis

“The American Spirit,” by David McCullough

John Woods

Editor-in-Chief, Catholic New York