Category: Book Review

Review: US Catholic ‘Discordance’ long precedes Pope Francis

A handful of Catholic American intellectuals—notably but not exclusively Michael Novak, George Weigel, and Richard John Neuhaus—selectively and often purposefully distorted magisterial teaching in the decades preceding the 2013 papal conclave. Massimo Borghesi, professor of moral philosophy at the University...

Review: US Catholic ‘Discordance’ long precedes Pope Francis

Fools, Heretics, Dinosaurs, and Pope Francis

The book entitled The Fool and the Heretic is a dialogue between authors Todd Charles Wood and Darrel R. Falk, the “Fool” and the “Heretic,” respectively. Their discussion is moderated by Rob Barrett from the Colossian Forum, an organization that...

Fools, Heretics, Dinosaurs, and Pope Francis

A Flower Without Roots

The most immediate image that comes to mind reading John Cornwell’s new book, Church, Interrupted, is a flower in bloom. At Where Peter Is we have struggled to keep pace with the controversies and misinformation spread about Pope Francis, and...

A Flower Without Roots

WPI Lenten Reading Recommendations

During our first-ever WPI Live event last week (catch it here), our group began a discussion of reading recommendations for this Lent. Whether you’re looking for action or contemplation, or some fiction to distract you while absent from social media,...

WPI Lenten Reading Recommendations

Learning to Pray with Fr. James Martin

Pope Francis said recently that prayer is “an art to be practiced with insistence.” Similarly, Francis once tweeted, “Praying is not like using a magic wand. Prayer requires commitment, constancy and determination.” Prayer takes practice! But like any art, someone...

Learning to Pray with Fr. James Martin

Faggioli on Biden’s Catholicism and the Bigger Picture

Book review of Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States by Massimo Faggioli. Massimo Faggioli’s new book Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States, published by Bayard Press on the day of Biden’s inauguration, is the first book-length...

Faggioli on Biden’s Catholicism and the Bigger Picture

Dignity & Justice: A Call to Conversion

In recent years, Americans have experienced a significant surge in anti-immigration rhetoric. This rhetoric has been targeted at people from Muslim nations and from south of our border. For the latter category especially, the rhetoric has often dehumanized migrants from...

Dignity & Justice: A Call to Conversion

No Idle Dream

The Catholic world, and the world at large, is in need of unambiguous and prophetic spiritual guidance, and Pope Francis has provided just that in his new book with Austen Ivereigh, Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future...

No Idle Dream