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The Light of Christ, the newest book by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., has been released by The Catholic University of America Press (order online). Fr. White says of his book, “My goal is to make explicit in a few broad strokes the shape of Catholicism. I hope to outline its inherent intelligibility, or form, as a mystery that is at once visible and invisible, ancient and contemporary, mystical and reasonable.” Fr. White appeared on EWTN Radio’s “Morning Glory.” He discussed his book at the Catholic Information Center on October 2, was interviewed by Catholic World Report, and appeared on EWTN News Nightly. Writing in the National Catholic Register, Fr. Paul Scalia says that Fr. White “shines the light of serious teaching and reflection into the darkness of emotionalism.” In First Things, George Weigel puts the The Light of Christ in his yearly list of recommendations for Christmas gifts, writing, “His work exemplifies the Catholic renaissance inspired by St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, and his book makes the searching skeptic think, and then think again, about what the fullness of Catholic faith means.”
Fr. Petri has also offered some thoughts in National Review Online, on Pope Francis’ letter to the Buenos Aires bishops regarding the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia.
Rod Dreher wrote about his experience at the University of Notre Dame’s Toqueville Program, calling the “deep and substantive conversation” between atheist/agnostic students and Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., “A Sign of Hope.”
Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., was recently elected prior of the Dominican House of Studies. He discussed his election and his new duties on EWTN radio’s Morning Glory program. Due to his responsibilities, he will have to leave the show, but you can still find him on Twitter.
Fr. Guilbeau was recently awarded the 2016 Dissertation Prize by the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University.
In an interview in First Things, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., comments on three modern presentations of the Catholic faith: John Henry Newman’s Apologia pro Vita Sua, Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange O.P.’s Reality: A Synthesis of Thomistic Thought, and Joseph Ratzinger’s Introduction to Christianity.
Fr. Francis Martin passed away on August 11, 2017. He taught Sacred Scripture at the PFIC from 1985-1997, and from 2008-2010.