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.
Each year, we ask the diocese what books they are reading this summer. This is a partial list of the responses to our summer reading list.
Cindy Brolsma Gange Parishioner, Holy Name, Windsor Terrace “Salt of the Earth: The Church at the End of the Millennium,” An Interview with Peter Seewald “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee Jayward Chan Parishioner, St. Bartholomew’s, Elmhurst “Go Set a Watchman,” by Harper Lee “Wolf Hall,” by Hilary Mantel “Bring up the Bodies,” by […]
Benedictine Sister Laura Swan presents the story of the Beguines, a fascinating group of women, who not only defied the categories of the church and the state of the time, but who also continue to blur them now in the telling of it.
Each year, The Tablet polls people in the diocese about what books they are reading this summer. Here are some of the results:
By Regina Lourdan If you have children at home, here are some books to pray and learn with all summer long: “The Ten Commandments” by Sophie Piper. Paraclete Press (Brewster, Massachusetts, 2015). 48 pp., $14.95 This interactive and creative book cube will entertain and inform toddlers and older children. Little readers will learn the Ten […]
Tired and sensitive pregnant mothers and new parents beware. “Then Comes Baby: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Three Years of Parenthood” by Greg and Lisa Popcak is no exception to the lot within the genre of parenting books. There will be a few points of contention amid the advice that the couple extolls.
Every fall semester at St. John’s University, I have the students in my Honors Introduction to Philosophy class read, write about and discuss Viktor E. Frankl’s book “Man’s Search for Meaning.” If there is anyone reading this column who has not read Frankl’s book, I strongly encourage them to read it. I marvel at Frankl’s insights.
FIFTY YEARS AGO, prior to my freshman year at Baltimore’s St. Paul Latin H.S., the late Father W. Vincent Bechtel introduced me to The Summer Reading List, upper-case. Father Bechtel didn’t fool around: He tossed his teenage charges into the deep end of the English and American literature pool and told us, in effect, “Start swimming.”
See what people around the diocese are reading this summer!