Cardinal & Paraclete

"I’m a browser," Cardinal John O’Connor declared last month. An old-fashioned bookstore browser, he meant, not the Internet variety. His column in the July 1 issue of Catholic New York made an important point about a different kind of endangered species and mentioned one of our favorite places as well.

"There’s nothing quite so hypnotic as browsing through a bookstore, or quite so satisfying," he wrote. "There aren’t too many...

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