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Essays in Diakonia: Eastern Catholic Theological Reflections
by Robert Slesinski '72

Essays in Diakonia: Eastern Catholic Theological Reflections (Peter Lang Publishing) by Robert Slesinski '72 is a collection of essays exploring the sources of the Christian East. Among the broad spectrum of topics covered are human sexuality, marriage, and feminism. Slesinski also offers an appreciation of the work of two major Orthodox theologians, Alexander Schemann and John Meyendorff.

Robert Slesinski is professor of philosophy at Mary Queen of the Apostles Roman Catholic Seminary in St. Petersburg, Russia. An Eastern Catholic pastor, he is active in ecumenical research. He earned his doctorate in philosophy at the Gregorian University, Rome and has been adjunct professor of Russian philosophy at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. The author of Pavel Florensky: A Metaphysics of Love, Slesinski is a consulting editor to the journals Communio and Diakonia.


Essays in Diakonia


An Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery
John M. Loré Jr. '43, M.D.

John M. Loré Jr. '43, M.D., has written An Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery (W.B. Saunders Company), an illustrated volume detailing all aspects of head and neck surgery. Now in its third edition, the book has been enlarged to include new procedures and technologies. The Atlas is used by surgeons all over the world. Loré is currently preparing a fourth edition. 

John L. Madden, M.D., writes that "the Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery fulfills a need of long  standing . . . it represents the completion of a monumental task of which Dr. Loré and the publishers should be justifiably proud." 

Loré is clinical professor emeritus of otolaryngology, department of otolaryngology at the School of Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo. He is also director of the John M. Loré Jr., M.D., Head and Neck Center at the Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y.

  An Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery

Commanding Boston's Irish Ninth
by Christian G. Samito '95

Christian G. Samito '95 is the author of Commanding Boston's Irish Ninth (Fordham University Press), the collected Civil War letters of Patrick Robert Guiney, an Irish immigrant lawyer who volunteered for duty and became commander of the Ninth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment. 

In 1910, Guiney's daughter, the poet Louise Guiney, donated her father's library to Holy Cross. Upon Louise Guiney's death in 1920, Fr. Michael Earls began collecting her manuscripts and letters. Currently, Holy Cross holds most of Patrick R. Guiney's surviving letters. Samito began work on the Guiney letters while still a student at Holy Cross. 

Samito is a recent graduate of Harvard Law School. He works at the law firm of Nutter, McClennen and Fish in Boston. 

  Commanding Boston’s Irish Ninth




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