Lessons from a Forgotten Papacy

Lessons from a Forgotten Papacy

The Pearl of Great Price: Pius VI & the Sack of Rome by Christian Browne. Arouca Press, 2020 Paperback, 146 pages, $16.95 Review by David G. Bonagura, Jr. American knowledge of the Roman Catholic papacy does not run deep. It begins in the fifth century with Pope...
Persuasion in the Age of Twitter

Persuasion in the Age of Twitter

How to Win an Argument: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion by Marcus Tullius Cicero, translated and edited by James M. May. Princeton University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 288 pages, $17. Reviewed by David G. Bonagura, Jr. It is no secret that American public...

A Liberal Pope for a Conservative Church

To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism by Ross Douthat. Simon & Schuster, 2018. Hardcover, 256 pages, $26. Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis Is Misleading His Flock by Philip F. Lawler. Regnery Gateway, 2018. Hardcover, 256 pages, $27....

A New, Old Way to Learn Latin

Learning Latin the Ancient Way: Latin Textbooks from the Ancient World by Eleanor Dickey. Cambridge University Press, 2016. Softcover, 197 pages, $30. DAVID G. BONAGURA, JR. In perhaps the wittiest satire of Latin teaching ever performed, the title character of Monty...

Ringing the Alarm for Hope

Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World by Charles J. Chaput. Henry Holt and Company, 2017. Hardcover, 288 pages, $26.“If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention.” So goes a popular bumper sticker displayed by...

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