The many Catholics who have prayed for a more complete, up-to-date and explicit examination of conscience than that found in the average prayer book have the answers to their pleas in the publication of An Examination of Conscience for Modern Catholics written by two French priests. Dr. Bernard Gilligan's translation and adaptation to American needs enhances the book's value even more. Here people in different walks of life are helped to become conscious of what it is that is either preventing or retarding their spiritual development. The authors get down to practical cases and concrete situations involving sins of omission as well as commission in such sections as ""Personal and Family Life"", ""Professional Life"" and ""Religious Life"". These are further broken down in specific examens poneself, husband and wife, parents, adolescents, students, widows, the sick, management and labor, technicians, economists, accountants, doctors, politicians, journalists, educators, nuns, priests, pastors, and church members -- plus many others. Complete detailing of duties and responsibilities on the moral plane make this a comprehensive guide to spiritual growth which should enable every Catholic who uses it to best comply with St. Paul's exhortation to ""Do all for the glory of God"". The timeless quality of the subject matter of this book should make this as important a ""vade mecum"" for personal use as a missal.