What We Are Reading This Summer, Part II

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 […]

Summer Reading for Children

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 […]

Book Offers Catholic Insight To Raising a Happy Child

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.

Fr. Robert Lauder

Rediscovering a Classic

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.

George Weigel

The Summer Reading List

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.”