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 Inside the Jesuits: How Pope Francis Is Changing the World and the Church by Robert Blair Kaiser (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) $28.50 USD

'Jesuit DNA' offers hope, author argues. A review by Diane Scharper.

 Top Ten Spiritual Books of the Past Decade chosen by Tablet readers. By Peter Stanford.
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 "Come Out My People!": God's Call out of Empire and Beyond by Wes Howard-Brook (Maryknoll, N.Y.:Orbis Books, 2010) xvii, 525 pp, $30 USD
Cutting ties with religion of empire. A review by John Dear, S.J.
 "Food, Inc.": Documentary Expose of Our (the U.S. and Canada's) Food-Producing System
What's behind the way we eat. A review by Rich Heffern.
 "Judas Priests"...
Is the priesthood as we've known it obsolete?
 'Da Vinci Code'--The Truth at the Heart of It.
Dan Brown has said that part of his inspiration in 'The Da Vinci Code' was one of the Gnostic Gospels as presented in a book by Elaine Pagels. By Elaine Pagels.
 'Doubt', a film about clerical sexual abuse by writer-director John Patrick Shanley (2008)
A review by Harry Forbes.
 'Invictus', a film directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon
What effective leadership looks like and how this movie relates to the Catholic Church. By Richard McBrien.
 A Challenging Reform: Realizing the Vision of the Liturgical Renewal, 1963-1975 by Archbishop Piero Marini (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2007) paperback, $15.95 USD
Archbishop Marini on liturgical renewal since Vatican II. A review by Richard McBrien.
 A Church 'Scandal' That Isn't
A more sober look at the private letters of Mother Teresa. By Andrew Greeley.
 A Church In Search of Itself:
Benedict XVI and the Battle for the Future by Robert Blair Kaiser. Reviewed by Ted Schmidt.
 A Church That Can and Cannot Change by John T. Noonan, Jr.
Could the Church have gotten it wrong? Let's look at the facts. Reviewed by Cathleen Kaveny.
 A History of St. Patrick's College, Ottawa by H.A. MacDougall
The link to this history will be of interest especially to our readers who attended St. Patrick's High School or College in Ottawa.
 A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church: Memoirs of a Catholic Archbishop by Rembert G. Weakland, OSB (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2009) 433pp., $35USD
Seven years after being accused by Paul Marcoux on Good Moirning America of "date rape", Weakland has published his memoir. A review by William L. Portier.
 A Program on Global TV in Canada on a Married Priesthood
On Sunday, October 4 at 6:30 - 7 p.m. (ET/CT) and 7-7:30 p.m. (AT/MT/PT) on the series 16X9: The Bigger Picture. The program is repeated at 11:30 p.m.-12 midnight (ET- I don't know about the other times zones) on the same day. The program was occasioned by the ordination to the Catholic priesthood of a married Anglican priest - Martin Carter - in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on August 9, 2009.
 A Secular Age by Charles Taylor (Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press/Harvard U. Press, 2007) 874pp., $39.95 USD
The Godless Delusion. A review by John Patrick Diggins.
 A Slow, Sure Spiritual Journey
A selection of Lenten books that are long on wisdom and depth. By Emilie Griffin.
 Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy by John Julius Norwich (New York: Random House, 2011) 512 pages, $30 USD, Illustrated
1) 2000 years of popes, sacred and profane. A review by Bill Keller; and 2) Popes and the devil of inner absolutism. A review by Arthur Jones.

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