You Call This Formation?
A central focus of Finn's changes is his downsizing of the "New Wine" lay ministry program, a favorite of the progressive die-hards. Well, the reading list for New Wine -- or "New Whine" as its critics have called it -- has popped up.
No Ratzi. No Teilhard de Chardin. No Von Balthasar. But two of the six books are Richard McBrien -- tell me you're surprised.
McBrien, Richard P. Ministry. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987. $12.00Um, does this fit some definition of "Catholicism" I don't know about?
Ramey, David A. Empowering Leaders. Kansas City: Sheed and Ward, 1991. $14.95
Marthaler, Berard. The Creed, revised. Mystic: Twenty-Third Publications, 1993. $24.95
McBrien, Richard P. Catholicism, New Edition. New York: Harper Collins, 1994. $36.00
Leckey, Dolores. Seven Essentials for the Spiritual Journey. Crossroads, 1999. $12.95
Hanigan, James P. As I Have Loved You: The Challenge of Christian Ethics. New York: Paulist Press, 1986. $14.95