Book review: “Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus”

“Can you tell me the story of your relationship with God so far?” This “threshold question” is at the heart of the book, Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus, by Sherry Weddell (published by Our Sunday Visitor, 2012).  Any person can be asked this question, whether that person be Catholic or non-Catholic, non-Christian, agnostic, or atheist.  How a person answers it can begin, or continue, the journey of all journeys.   But why ask such a question in the first place?  The book: presents survey data on the current state and trends of Catholics’ (as well … Continue reading Book review: “Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus”

Book Review: The Spirit of the Liturgy

The Spirit of the LiturgyThe Spirit of the Liturgy, by Pope Benedict XVIJoseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Ignatius Press, 2000.  Reviewed by Rey Dalisay.

What is the liturgy? What happens during the liturgy?  What kind of reality do we encounter there?

So begins Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger’s book The Spirit of the Liturgy. Continue reading “Book Review: The Spirit of the Liturgy”