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!

Beginning October 1, 2020, the Holy Trinity Book Discussion Group will meet virtually via Zoom on Thursdays from 7:15pm to 8:45pm.  For more information and Zoom particulars, please contact Bob Stewart grobertstewart1@mac.com


Beginning December 3, 2020

Racial Justice and the Catholic Church
by Bryan Massingale.

Here are some links to book vendors for ordering the book: AmazonBarnes & NobleWalmart. You may also want to consider these book venders—click on links: 15 Online Bookstores—recommend you consider Thrift Books, #5 in the listing of 15 Online Bookstores.

Book reviews of Racial Justice and the Catholic Church can be found here: Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and ReligionUniversity of DaytonOrbis BooksNational Catholic Reporter, and Preacher Exchange.

Below is information from Liturgical Press about our next book for discussion: EATING TOGETHER, BECOMING ONE. Would you please post information about the new book for discussion in all the Holy Trinity communication venues available.
We will begin discussion of this new book on November 5, at 7:15 p.m. via Zoom.
If I did not copy all those that should be advised of this, please forward them a copy of this email and advise me of who else should be receiving similar notices in the future.
Please note that there is a link to a video recording of an interview with the author that may be of some interest and value for folks.

Eating Together, Becoming One

2020 Catholic Press Association first place award, ecumenism or interfaith relations

In November 2015, Pope Francis called on theologians to explore whether normal Catholic practice should be changed to allow Christians, belonging to other churches, to share fully at the table when they take part in a eucharist celebrated by Catholics. Thomas O'Loughlin provides his contribution to that challenge in this volume. He argues that the various ways of thinking about what we are doing in the liturgy should lead us to see intercommunion as enhancing our participation in the mystery of the church and the mystery we celebrate.

Thomas O'Loughlin is professor of historical theology at the University of Nottingham, UK. He uses the tools of the historian to look afresh at how we ask and answer theological problems. O'Loughlin was elected president of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain in 2016. He is the author of The Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy: Why Good Liturgy Matters and Washing Feet: Imitating the Example of Jesus in Liturgy Today, both from Liturgical Press.

Learn more and watch Professor Tom O'Loughlin's interview with the Aqueduct Project, discussing Eating Together, Becoming Onehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ySkMzHtkMU


2020-2021 Meeting Schedule

Due to Covid19, all meetings are held virtually via Zoom.

Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm,
October 1, 2021 through May 27, 2021 (*see below for non-meeting dates)

*Non-meeting dates:

November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving Day)
December 24, 2020 (Christmas Eve)
December 31, 2020 (New Year's Eve)
April 1, 2021 (Holy Thursday)