Same Kind of Happy as Me: Reviewing “A People of Hope: Archbishop Timothy Dolan in Conversation with John L. Allen, Jr.”

Probably my chief professional frustration is that the Catholic Church I have come to know from the inside—the warmth and laughter one finds in most Catholic circles, the rich intellectual tradition, the vast body of lore, the incredible range of characters, the deep desire to do good, the abiding faith against all odds that thrives [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture by Mary Healy

I have probably mentioned this here before, but this is my review upon finishing the book. Gospel of Mark, The by Mary Healy My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a really great commentary. Healy combines a lot of the information that I have in a variety of other commentaries (both Catholic and Protestant), but then pulls [Read More...]

Three Easy Pieces: Recently Read

Prove It! God by Amy Welborn My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book was recommended to me when I was asking for good books that might help questioning atheists. It is aimed at a young audience (meaning teenage, I assume, from the way it was written). Although I found the arguments didn’t change in [Read More...]


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