Mr. L. L. C. Alcolea

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Vicars of Christ: A History of the Popes by Charles A. Coulombe
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This is a very well written and researched book by a very respected journalist and writer, far from being dry or dusty its a pleasure to read. It also contains information you won't find anywhere else both on the great popes, the average popes and the not so great popes. Although some of the biographies aren't very detailed, that is often more to do with the lack of information on them than any fault on the writers part and most of them are fairly detailed with some being extremely so.

The book also contains a wealth of knowledge about Christianity under the Roman Empire both before and after it was 'legalised', during the middle ages and a veritable treasure trove of information… Read more
Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking by D. Q. McInerny
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little book, 18 Jan 2012
This book may not be long but don't let that deceive, what it lacks in size it makes up for in clarity. That is without a doubt one of, if not the outstanding feature of this book, its sheer clarity, whilst it takes a while to get used to the 'lingo' it uses once you do its easy to grasp what is being said.

The cynic might say that much of this book is 'common sense' and whilst that's true, its also true that 'common sense' is not always common. D.Q McInerny will not only show you how to express you ideas clearly and succinctly, how to avoid logical errors and how to spot those errors in others but most importantly he will show you how to think clearly.

This book will… Read more
The Priest, the Man of God by St. Joseph Cafasso
The Priest, the Man of God by St. Joseph Cafasso
This book is very timely and it should be compulsory reading not just for all priests but also for all seminarians and those discerning a vocation!

Before describing the book however I should say a few words about the author. St Joseph Cafasso was born in 1811 in Italy, studied at the seminary at Turin and was ordained in 1833 at the age of only 22 years, he had to obtain a dispensation to be ordained at such a young age. There was good cause for granting him such a dispensation however as he practiced great austerity and quite literally radiated holiness, he became a gifted lecturer of Moral theology at the Institute of St Francis and later its rector. He was also the mentor of… Read more