Letters on Liturgy by Fr. Dwight Longenecker – A Review

The familial debate within Catholicism about what make the best liturgical practices can get very heated indeed. And family quarrels can be some of the worst, especially for something as meaningful and important as our Catholic worship. The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls the Eucharist the “source and summit of the Christian life” and … Continue reading Letters on Liturgy by Fr. Dwight Longenecker – A Review

The Path to Rome: Modern Journeys to the Catholic Church, edited by Dwight Longenecker – A Review

"I found myself on 11 November 1992, when the Church of England voted to ordain women, overwhelmed with a sudden and mysterious conviction of the truth of Roman Catholicism." So wrote Sheridan Gilley in his contribution to The Path to Rome: Modern Journeys to the Catholic Church, edited by Dwight Longenecker. In the same vein … Continue reading The Path to Rome: Modern Journeys to the Catholic Church, edited by Dwight Longenecker – A Review

“Abuse of Language – Abuse of Power” by Josef Pieper: A Book Review

Recently I read a tiny little book called “Abuse of Language – Abuse of Power” by Josef Pieper. Pieper starts by going all the way back to the ancient Greek philosopher Plato who really didn’t like the sophists; men who were “smooth talkers” and learned the art of winning an argument. The problem with the … Continue reading “Abuse of Language – Abuse of Power” by Josef Pieper: A Book Review

“Faith in Luther: Martin Luther and the Origin of Anthropocentric Religion” by Paul Hacker: A Review

  This book[1] is a re-publication of an older work by Paul Hacker originally published in 1970.  Hacker was in a unique position to write about Martin Luther.  A born-and-raised German Lutheran who spent an “intense immersion in and interrogation of Luther’s theology”[2], and coupled with an extensive study of the patristic theologians, Hacker left … Continue reading “Faith in Luther: Martin Luther and the Origin of Anthropocentric Religion” by Paul Hacker: A Review