Book Reviews

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Collection of essays offers insights into church, societal differences

By Eugene J. Fisher Catholic News Service “Polarization in the U.S. Catholic Church” includes the presentations of 19 scholars, parish activists, clergy and laypeople at a conference of the same title held in 2015 at the University of Notre Dame. Each author was allowed to expand and modify their original remarks based upon what they…

Books offer insights on conflict, leadership for church ministers

“Redeeming Conflict: 12 Habits for Christian Leaders” by Ann M. Garrido. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2016). 270 pp., $15.95. “To Heal, Proclaim and Teach: The Essential Guide to Ministry in Today’s Catholic Church” by Jared Dees. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2016). 298 pp., $16.95. By Daniel S. Mulhall Catholic News Service…

Fascinating format can promote understanding among religions

By Eugene J. Fisher “The Jesus Dialogues: Jesus Speaks With Religious Founders and Leaders” by Brennan R. Hill. Resource Publications (Eugene, Oregon, 2015). 216 pp., $26. The year 2015 represents the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s landmark declaration on interreligious relations, “Nostra Aetate.” This book is a most appropriate way for undergraduates and…

League president heralds advantages to self, society of being Catholic

There are few, if any, surprises when one reads a Bill Donohue book. The president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is a promoter of Christian living in general and the Catholic faith in particular; he defends both when they are attacked by government, media, organizations, academia and individuals. “The Catholic Advantage”…