Join the St. Mary of Perpetual Help Book Club

Every last Wednesday of the month after the 6 p.m. Mass, our parish book club will meet in the school conference room On April 26th at 6:30 p.m., Parishioner Andy Thornton will lead our discussion of The Truth of Catholicism: Ten Controversies Explored by George Weigel. Here's an introduction to the book:

What does being a Catholic mean? Is there a distinctively Catholic way of seeing things? What does the Catholic Church teach about the human condition—about our lives, our loves, and our destiny? In The Truth of Catholicism, best-selling author George Weigel explores these perennial questions through the prism of ten contemporary controversies.

The Catholic Church may be the most controversial institution in the world. Some find its teachings inexplicable, puzzling, even cruel. George Weigel suggests that we look at Catholicism and its controversies from "inside" the convictions that make those controversies not only possible, but necessary. The truths of Catholicism then come into clearer focus as affirmations and celebrations of human life and human love, even as they challenge us to imagine a daring future for humanity and for ourselves.

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