We Catholics love our books.
For years a particular Catholic used book dealer in the midwest has been providing great titles of all kinds.
They need help.
On a personal note, back in the darkest days of liturgical and theological chaos of the ’80s, we prospective seminarians and seminarians and young priests would trek from the Twin Cities and other far flung places to drive over to Stillwater for some hours of browsing at Loome’s. It was there that I spent more money than I should have for liturgical books and volumes of history of the Church and sets of philosophical texts such as the St. Thomas Aquinas that I still treasure and old manuals that I still consult. Those books gave me a ladder into higher Catholic things which stood me in good stead through seminary (sniffing out their lies and heresies) and readying me for the wars that were to come my way. They provided weapons and armor and helped to forge my hard-won Catholic identity.
They were a kind of redoubt against the insanity that swept through the Church.
Loome Theological Bookseller has changed hands and location, but they still have a mission: provide precious and hard to find books to people all over the world.
Loome Theological Bookseller needs help right now to keep their brick and mortal store open and to avoid going to mail order only.
They have a GoFundMe campaign on.
I ask you, please, to help.
I’ll be that 10,000 of you could afford, say, $5.
Please help this store, which has helped us in the identity wars.