Reader Recap

The Register recaps the books it has recommended over the past three months.

To Whom Shall We Go?

Lessons From the Life of St. Peter

By Archbishop Timothy Dolan

Our Sunday Visitor, 2008

Death of a Pope

By Piers Paul Read

Ignatius, 2009

American Babylon

By Father Richard John Neuhaus

Basic, 2009


By Peter Kreeft

St. Augustine’s Press, 2008

St. Paul: A Bible Study Guide for


By Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J.

Our Sunday Visitor, 2008

Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life:

A Practical Guide for Active


By Father Robert Spitzer, S.J.

Ignatius, 2008

Mother Angelica’s Private and Pithy Lessons From the Scriptures

Edited by Raymond Arroyo

Doubleday, 2008

Jesus, Present Before Me:

Meditations for Eucharistic


By Father Peter John Cameron, O.P.

Servant Books, 2008

Grace Café: Serving Up Recipes for Faithful Mothering

By Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle

Circle Press, 2008

Parallel Empires:

The Vatican and the United States: Two Centuries of Alliance and


By Massimo Franco

Doubleday, 2009


By Brian J. Gail

One More Soul, 2008

Orthodoxy: A Centenary Edition

By G.K. Chesterton

Chesterton Institute Press, 2008

Hard as Nails: A Mission to Awaken Youth to the Power of God’s Love

By Justin Fatica

Image/Doubleday, 2009

The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism

By Edward Feser

St. Augustine’s Press, 2008

From Writing Jokes to Sacred Songs

In his job-hopping, soul-searching pre-seminary days, Father Bill Quinlivan was something of a funny man, penning a movie script, pitching a sitcom and schlepping jokes at $10 a pop to Joan Rivers (one of them delivered on “The Tonight Show”). Now he’s focusing on sacred music; his latest CD, which celebrates the priesthood, is apropos for the Year for Priests.

Place of Light

English St. Odilia was martyred in Germany in the fourth century. But she is remembered on her feast day, July 18, and at the Shrine of St. Odilia in Minnesota.