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The Difference God Makes: A Catholic Vision of Faith, Communion, and Culture

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Penned by the leading intellectual in the American Catholic hierarchy, this debut brings together some of the most influential writings on the Catholic visionmeans for political and personal life today.
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published by The Crossroad Publishing Company (first published 2009)
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Sarah
May 28, 2010 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Written in a pedantic style, I noticed a lack of love in the author's words. I also wish the contentions were clearer - many questions were put forth, but I didn't quite get many answers. Maybe I'm not sharp enough to get it.

I got the feeling reading this that the author was tiptoeing soas not to hurt himself politically. Is that a horrible thing to say about a cardinal? I have a lot of love for priests, and I mean no malice toward the man. The book, however, was not something I would read again
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Bethany
I just can't do it. I started this book months ago in a flurry of ambition. I did like it initially and it's probably a great book, but I stalled out and have been meaning to go back to it forever but I'm JUST NOT GOING TO. I can't stand it staring at me on good reads (or my night stand). I'm giving up. I'm already 30. There are too many other books I want to read. Maybe I can take this up again in the future (ha).
Tom Wascoe
May 19, 2015 Tom Wascoe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In what is essentially a series of essays, George explores the relationship of the Catholic Church, and Christianity as a whole, as they relate to modern culture and the role belief in God plays in today's societies. While thought provoking, the book is written at a high level of reading capability and is somewhat complex in it's philosophical undertones. Difficult reading but worthwhile.
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Oct 17, 2009 Frederick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With his vigorous and clear prose style, Cardinal George presents an incisive analysis of Catholicism in the American context.
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Cardinal George's mind is both subtle and supple and this book of essays is clear evidence of that.
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His Eminence Francis Eugene Cardinal George, O.M.I., was an American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago. He was the eighth Archbishop of Chicago (1997–2014) and previously served as Bishop of Yakima (1990–1996) and Archbishop of Portland, Oregon (1996–1997). He was the first native Chicagoan to serve as Archbishop of Chicago.

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