TCC Reads: 10 Great Books for Catholic College Students

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I’m always looking for good books to read and recommend, like The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt or Room by Emma Donoghue. (You can pre-order our forthcoming book, a field guide to the daily acts that make up a Catholic life, from Random House here.) In the meantime, I like this list from Daily Theology of 10 Recommended Books for Catholic College Students. Maybe you’ll even find a Christmas gift.

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Don’t Drop Theology Requirements

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The Jesuit priest and professor of theology, Brian Daley, writes about the University of Notre Dame’s plan to drop the undergrad theology requirements and why theology is at the heart of Catholic education, “Intelligent reflection on the content of faith—on the being of God, on the historical experiences of Israel and the church, on the person of Jesus and the activity of the Spirit—is of fundamental importance to the life of a Catholic intellectual culture.” Read it in America here: Don’t Drop Theology Requirements

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Irreconcilable Differences

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Cherry blossoms in China

“I could not wait to return to China to share my stories [about] the beauty of Catholicism as I had experienced it.”

April Feng, grew up in an atheist country. She writes about attending a Catholic college in the US, as an atheist, and how fascinated she is by watching people pray. Read her essay in The Notre Dame Magazine here: Irreconcilable Differences

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Theology Requirement Under Review at Notre Dame

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Notre Dame

All undergraduates at the University of Notre Dame, my alma mater, are required to take two theology, and two philosophy credits.  Unfortunately, this may not be the case in the future. Read about it in The National Catholic Register here: Theology Requirement Under Review at Notre Dame

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