Saturday, November 25, 2006

Author takes readers inside school of theology

Cheri Perkins Mantz reported in our Catholic Herald.
A recently-published book, The Collar (Houghton-Mifflin) by Jonathan Englert, allows readers into the hallways, dorm rooms and classrooms of Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners. Englert profiles five seminarians during one academic year filled with questions, doubt, struggles, learning and for some, eventual triumph.

A review at From the Anchor Hold says,
In fact, I think it's mandatory corrective reading for anyone who has been exposed to the M. Rose "expose" of seminary life.

She's referring to Goodbye! Good Men (2002) by Michael S. Rose. (Rose specifically refers to Sacred Hearts on pages 164-65 and 260-61.)

Rose does remind us (p. 340) of a 1999 vocations billboard campaign here that included
..."Work With the World's Greatest Boss." (Milwaukee Catholics were unsure if the billboard was referring to God or Archbishop Rembert Weakland.)

Actually, we merely considered him The Amazing Colossal Archbishop, shown here on the front page of the July 19, 2001 Catholic Herald.

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