Weekly Book Discussion Group


The weekly book discussion group has been meeting for more than 18 years, and generally reads 4 or 5 books a year. We meet weekly on Thursday at 7:15pm to discuss and debate current, timely books on contemporary Catholic topics. Dr. Tony Tambasco, a theologian and biblical scholar at Georgetown University, leads the discussions. All are welcome!

The Holy Trinity Book Discussion Group is currently meeting virtually via Zoom on Thursdays from 7:15pm to 8:45pm.  For more information and Zoom particulars, please contact Bob Stewart grobertstewart1@mac.com


Holy Trinity Book Discussion Group Presents


Cathonomics: How Catholic Tradition Can Create a More Just Economy

The HT Book Discussion Group invites all to join a virtual discussion with Anthony Annett, the author of Cathonomics: How Catholic Tradition Can Create a More Just Economy on November 16 at 7:15pm.

To receive the Zoom info, please e-mail Bob Stewart at grobertstewart1@icloud.com.


Next Book for Discussion

For Zoom link, please contact Bob Stewart grobertstewart1@mac.com.

The next book for discussion, beginning on October 19, will be Anthony M. Annett's Cathonomics: How Catholic Tradition Can Create a More Just Economy, Georgetown University Press, 2022, 336 pages. Please read chapter one for our first discussion on the 19th.

Information about Anthony Annett’s book: 
To read the full review of the book, click on Annett's 'Cathonomics' should be required reading in Catholic business schools by Michael Sean Winters in the National Catholic Reporter. Below are a few excerpts from the review. I encourage you to read the complete review. If you run into a paywall, send me an email, please, and I will then send you the complete text of the review.
“The opening chapters will be familiar to regular readers of NCR. Annett surveys the great encyclicals that form the building blocks of Catholic social teaching, but first he looks to the roots of Catholic social doctrine in both the Scriptures and the intellectual traditions of the church. This is a step that too many advocates of Catholic social teaching neglect. Catholic social doctrine did not drop out of the sky in 1891 when Pope Leo XIII issued Rerum Novarum. It is rooted in notions of justice drawn from the Hebrew Scriptures, Aristotle's conceptualization of the common good, the Gospel's concern for the poor, and the great theological synthesis of Aristotelian ethics and Catholic doctrine achieved by St. Thomas Aquinas. Annett brings all these threads together masterfully…
“I am so glad Annett includes my favorite sentences from Pius XI's encyclical Quadragesimo Anno: "The right ordering of economic life cannot be left to the free competition of forces. For from this source, as from a poisoned spring, have originated and spread all the errors of individualistic economic teaching." Read more>    
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