What the Diocese Is Reading This Summer

This is the second installment of our annual poll of readers about what books they are reading this summer.  If you would like to add to the list, send your summer reading to ewilkinson@diobrook.org.

Father James Cunningham
Holy Name, Park Slope, Pastor
“Same Call, Different Men” by Mary L. Gautier, Paul M. Perl, and Stephen J. Fichter
“Drop Dead Healthy” by A.J. Jacobs
“Abdication” by Juliet Nicolson
“The Years of Lyndon Johnson” by Robert A. Caro
“Living the Mass” by Father Dominic Grassi and Joe Paprocki
“Praying the Roman Missal” by Robert L. Tuzik
“Eisenhower in War and Peace” by Jean Edward Smith

Cornelia A. Dowd
St. Josaphat, Bayside
“Life Lessons from My Life with my Brother, Timothy Cardinal Dolan” by Bob Dolan
“To Know Christ Jesus” by Frank Sheed
“Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs – The Making of a Surgeon” by Michael J. Collins, M.D.
“Hot Lights, Cold Steel – Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon’s First Years” by Michael J. Collins, M.D.
“All Creatures Great and Small” by James Herriot

Robert Fallon
Past New York State Deputy, Knights of Columbus
St. Ephrem’s, Dyker Heights
“Mother of Christ Crusade” by Sister Lucy and Father John De Marchi
“Praying Constantly” by Father Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.
“How to Listen When God is Speaking” by Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J.
“Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?” A Debate between William Lane Craig and John Dominic Crossan
“God Wants You Happy” by Father Jonathan Morris
“The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life” by Father Charles Arminjon
“Double Standard” by David F. Pierre Jr.
“No One Sees God” by Michael Novak
“Divine Mercy in My Soul: The Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska”
Sister Anne Lally, C.S.J.
St. Saviour H.S., Park Slope
Chairperson of the Religious Studies Dept. and Campus Minister
“Family – A Christian Social Perspective” by Lisa Sowle Cahill
“The Fiddler” by Beverly Lewis
“Good Girls, Bad Girls: The Enduring Lessons of Twelve Women of the Old Testament” by T.J. Wray

Father Arlen Harris, O.F.M. Cap.
Tablet Contributor
“Meeting Jesus and Following Him” by Cardinal Francis Arinze
“Fatima for Today: The Urgent Marian Message of Hope” by Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.
“What Is a Parish? Canonical, Pastoral and Theological Perspectives” edited by Father Thomas Baima
“Mother Teresa: An Authorized Biography” by Kathryn Spink
“Testimony of Hope” by Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan

Paul Moses
Brooklyn College, Journalism Dept.
“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.

Gabriel Parrish
Valley Stream, L.I.
“The Past Has Another Pattern – The Memoirs of George W. Ball”
“Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant”
“War Is a Racket” by Marine General  Smedley Butler

Magaret Riconda
Sacred Heart, Bayside
“The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris” by David McCullough
“Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific  Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World” by Lisa Randall
“The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places” by Bernie Krause
“Seeing Further: The Story of  Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society” by Bill Bryson

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

Deacon Peter Stamm
Sacred Heart, Glendale
Institutional Commodity Services
“A Treasure in Clay,” the Autobiography of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
“The American Pope: The Life and Times of Francis Cardinal Spellman” by John Cooney.
“Letter and Spirit” by Scott Hahn

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