Books look at poor from hands-on, historical perspectives

Jesuit Father Sean Salai provides a lot of information in “What Would Pope Francis Do?” — a relatively short but well-written book that is particularly suitable for young Catholics. Six thematic chapters (on longing, closeness, dignity, weariness, tenderness and Mary) reflect on Pope Francis’ teachings from his 2013 exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”).

Two treatments of politics merit one thumbs-up, one thumbs-down

“Red, White, Blue and Catholic” by Stephen P. White. Liguori (Liguori, Missouri, 2016). 101 pp., $12.99. “Almighty Matters: God’s Hidden Politics in the Bible” by Nicholas Berry. Resource Publications (Eugene, Oregon, 2016) 135 pp., $21. Stephen White is a fellow in Catholic studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington. In “Red, White, […]

Books offer insights on conflict, leadership for church ministers

“Redeeming Conflict: 12 Habits for Christian Leaders” by Ann M. Garrido. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2016). 270 pp., $15.95. “To Heal, Proclaim and Teach: The Essential Guide to Ministry in Today’s Catholic Church” by Jared Dees. Ave Maria Press (Notre Dame, Indiana, 2016). 298 pp., $16.95. In “Redeeming Conflict,” Ann M. Garrido, an […]