The Dimensions of the Church by Cardinal Avery Dulles

The Dimensions of the Church: A Postconciliar Reflection by Cardinal Avery Dulle. Newman Press, Westminster, MD, 1967. Introduction Cardinal Dulles book is a postconciliar reflection on the sacramental ecclesiology of Vatican II, as highlighted … [Read more...]

Called to Communion: Understanding the Church Today by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

Called to Communion: Understanding the Church Today by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Translated by Adrian Walker, Ignatius Press, 1996. Foreward "Today as always, the will to take action in regard to the Church must find the patience first to ask … [Read more...]

The Secret of Mary by St. Louis de Montfort

De Montfort, Louis-Marie G. The Secret of Mary: Unveiled to the Devout Soul. Translated by A. P. J. Cruikshank. London: Art and Book Company, 1909. "The secret of Mary" is that she is the most humble, most honorable, and most efficacious way to … [Read more...]

Ratzinger on “Covenant”

Here are 3 great Ratzinger quotes I found on the theme of "covenant" while writing a Scripture paper. "Image of God" and "Covenant" “When we say that man is the image of God, it means that he is a being designed for relationship; it means that, in … [Read more...]

Becoming Human by Jean Vanier

Becoming Human by Jean Vanier, Anashi Press Ltd: Toronto, ON 1998. Print My notes from the book: Introduction This book is essentially 5 talks that Jean Vanier gave on the CBC radio program Ideas, the 1998 Massey Lectures. This book is more about … [Read more...]

Jean Vanier on “Accompaniment”

Becoming Human by Jean Vanier, Anashi Press Ltd: Toronto, ON 1998. In Vanier's chapter, The Path to Freedom, he discusses the art of accompaniment as an essential step to freedom and inner liberation. "The word "accompaniment," like the word … [Read more...]

Jean Vanier on 4 Signs of a Healthy Group

Becoming Human by Jean Vanier, Anashi Press Ltd: Toronto, ON 1998. In his chapter on Belonging, Jean Vanier talks about the necessity of healthy groups in order to promote healthy individuals. In doing so, he gives 4 signs of a healthy group: 1: … [Read more...]

Jean Vanier on Weakness

Becoming Human by Jean Vanier, Anashi Press Ltd: Toronto, ON 1998. The following points about weakness are made in Vanier's Becoming Human book: 1: Weakness is at the heart of each one of us. "Our lives are a mystery of growth from weakness to … [Read more...]

Abba’s Heart by Neal Lozano

Abba's Heart: Finding Our Way Back to the Father's Delight by Neal and Matthew Lozano, Chosen Publishing, Minnesota, 2015 The following are quotes I have collected from reading this book. Purpose "The purpose of this book is to draw you into the … [Read more...]

The Priest is Not His Own by Fulton Sheen

The Priest is Not His Own by Fulton Sheen, San Francisco,  Ignatius Press, 1963. Introduction Since Christ was Sacerdos-Victima, priests must also be victims. "And if the reader would like to hear that chord struck a hundred times, he may now … [Read more...]