He also had time to observe the broader development of Catholic Action in Europe and Australia. The relationship of the Catholic Church to politics was fraught in Italy where the election of a Communist government was a real possibility. His experience and reflection there led him to be reserved about Bob Santamaria's movement in Australia. He thought that the close relationship between the Church and political life that it entailed could only lead to grief.
- Andrew Hamilton reviews John Molony's By Wendouree
John Molony: By Wendouree, Memories 1951-1963. Connor Court Publishing, Ballan: 2010. ISBN 9781921421402
Elegy for a priestly life (Eureka Street)