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Print Issue: January 6, 1966
Archbishop's Notebook: Books Not For Burning
Thoughts After Christmas
A bishop in Georgia might hum this hymn for the coming Christmas season, only 359 days away. His wishes:
Music not static,
Books rather hectic
And money for the Georgia Missions!
By rather hectic (with its bad rhyme) is meant a book that is exciting, thought provoking, one to put your intellectual teeth into. You wouldnt give a phone book or a check book; everyone has one. Can we presume that nearly everyone has a Bible?
A Sampling For 1966
Recently in speaking to our high school students on the Council, I distributed a list of about fifty books on Catholic life and renewal. Perhaps youd like to read one of them a month, or give one to your friends - for graduation, marriage or military service.
Be careful to whom you give a book. Your friend who has everything might not appreciate George Dunnes work, Poverty in Plenty. And for the in-law just out of a jail term, we would not suggest How the Reformation Came About!
Good Place To Start
The Lord - Romano Guardini
Perspective for Renewal - Mary Perkins Ryan
The Search for God - Robert Gleason, S.J.
The People Of God - You
That They May Believe - Hans Kung
Lay People in the Church - Yves Congar, O.P.
What They Ask About the Church - J. D. Conway
The Mind of the Catholic Layman - Daniel Callahan
Sixpence in Her Shoe - Phyllis McGinley
The Ideas of the Church - Abbot B. C. Butler
Scriptures - (Word of God)
New Horizons - Barnabas Ahern, C.P.
The Bible and Catholic Thought - ed. by John L. McKenzie, S.J.
Liturgy (Worship of God)
Of Sacraments and Sacrifices - Clifford Howell, S.J.
The Revival of the Liturgy - ed. by Frederick R. McManus
The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism - Louis Bouyer, C. Or.
A Survey of Protestant Theology in Our Day - Gustave Weigel, S.J.
The Spirit of Protestantism - Robert McA. Brown
Martin Luther - John M. Todd
Ecumenism (Unity of Christians)
The Unity of Christians - Card, Augustin Bea, S.J.
A Catholic Primer on the Ecumenical Movement - Gustave Weigel, S.J.
Christianity Divided - ed. by Daniel Callahan
Messages to Catholics and Protestants - Oscar Cullman
One in Christ - Kristen Skydsgaard
Popular History of Catholic Church - Philip Hughes
Perspectives in American Catholicism - John T. Ellis
Reform of the Church - Robert McNally, S.J.
American Catholicism - John T. Elois
How the Reformation Came About - Joseph Lortz
The Anguish of the Jews - Edward H. Flannery
Living The Christian Life
Mary, Mother of Our Redemption - Edw. Schillebeeck, O.P.
Christian Sacraments and Christian Personality - Bernard J. Cooke, S.J.
Freedom and Man - John C. Murray, S.J.
Christianity and Social Progress - John Cronin
A Sacramental Spirituality - Bernard Haring, C.SS.R.
3 Statements of U.S. Bishops on Racial Justice (1947-1958-1963)
Looking Toward Marriage - John L. Thomas
Conjugal Love - Bishop E. J. de Schmidt
Marriage Manual for Catholics - Dr. William A. Lynch
Catholic Marriage Manual - George A. Kelly
Poverty in Plenty - ed. by George Dunne, S.J.
Men Of Our Times
Pope John and His Revolution - E. E. Y. Hales
Teilhard de Chardin - Henri de Lubac, S.J.
Apostle of Our Time (Pope Paul VI) - John M. Clancy
Documents: especially on The Church, Liturgy, Laity, Ecumenism, Religious Liberty, Church in World of Today, The Church in Crisis - Philip Hughes
Vatican II - The Last of the Councils - Rock Caporal, S.J.
A New Pentecost - Vincent Yzermans
Letters From Vatican City - (v. 1 - 1962) Xavier Rynne
The Council in Action - Hans Kung
Become a name dropper in your own time. Be a conversation stopper with a sharp quote from de Chardin or Kung. Become your librarys favorite visitor.
Whatever your purpose, youll find that reading helps thinking. And all of these books are available through the Notre Dame Book Shop next to Sacred Heart Church.
Paul J. Hallinan
Archbishop of Atlanta