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Beautifully produced ... and seriously flawed!,
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This review is from: Church Visible, The (Hardcover)
as in the first edition, the illustrations - especially the heraldic ones - are beatiful. Noonan has made significant changes, some of which constitute improvements. His treatment of rites other than Roman in the Church is facile at best and wrong at worst; he should have submitted his text to a liturgical historian before publication! Although he indulges his penchant for sycophancy less in this second edition, he still lets his sentiments over-rule his good sense and literary good taste at times.