Why Catholics are Right, by Michael Coren, is a tour de force of Catholic apologia. I read — no, devoured — it following a reader’s recommendation and I now heartily recommend it to anyone wanting to know more about Catholic beliefs and history. This book was so engaging, informative, and uplifting that I can’t praise it enough. Wow. I learned so much, I’ve been reaffirmed in the faith, and he’s given me a treasure-trove to mine for many future articles.
Obviously, the title is intentionally provocative (although, as he points out, it shouldn’t be), but inside you’ll find a well-researched and well-reasoned essay on the following topics:
- Catholics and the abuse scandal
- Catholics and the history (crusades, inquisition, Nazis, etc.)
- Catholics and theology
- Catholics and life
- Catholics and other stuff
This got me thinking that we need an additional page at the top of this blog: a recommended reading list. Any suggestions for its content; Protestant, Orthodox, or Catholic? C.S. Lewis and Chesterton obviously. What else?