Religion: Guidebook to Sin

A surprisingly popular book in Italy (a 5,000 first printing has been almost sold out) is 913 pages long, costs $11.30, and is directed mainly to theology professors. Its success may have something to do with its title: Il Peccato (Sin).

Editor of Sin is 47-year-old Msgr. Pietro Palazzini, the Vatican's secretary of the Sacred Congregation of Council and author of numerous books, including a three-volume Principles of Moral Theology. His new book consists of 37 articles on man's sinful behavior, written by 36 authors (he contributed two). Most of the sinning in the...

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