If you have seen the cover of America for the April issue, you may also have read the first part of a new book that comes highly recommended by the editor, Matt Malone, S.J. I have asked that we buy the book here and will use this blog to tell you why I did. First, I read in this issue of America an exclusive excerpt from this new book by Gerard O'Connell, America's Vatican correspondent, The election of Pope Francis: An Inside Account of the Conclave That Changed History. It is the first definitive account of that event.
Now, I quote Matt Malone, S.J.: "The book is a tour de force, expertly reported and crafted in a style that reads at times like a thriller. I hope you will pick up a copy at your local bookstore or Amazon shopping cart, for this will be required reading for students and scholars for decades to come."
We had the Sacrament of Healing yesterday during Mass. That is always a grace for all of us.