Category Archives: REVIEWS

BOOK RECEIVED: Why Humanae Vitae Is Still Right!

I received a copy of the new and timely book edited by Janet Smith.  It is, right now, available for pre-order at what I assume is a reduced price.
This is a collection of essays.
Why Humanae Vitae Is Still Right
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BOOKS received and read: Sacramental vision and Dystopian hell

I am thrilled that Angelico Press sent me copies of books by true heroes in our struggle to revitalize our Catholic identity through the reclamation of sacred liturgical worship.
First, Martin Mosebach has updated his great The Heresy of Formlessness: The … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: good summer reading

I get a lot of books from publishers.  I read a lot of books.  I listen to audio-books and books read by my older gen Kindle (what a great machine!).
Here are a few things which I have lately gotten into.
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Disturbing short film “The Confession” that somehow won Catholic award

I was sent the link to a short film that, apparently, won and award at the International Catholic Film Festival in 2017.
Fail.

It starts with some good point.  Never mind that the priest is not wearing a purple stole: validity of … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: Peter Kreeft and 2018 Ignatius Pew Missal

I receive a lot of books. Some are immediately recognizable as worthwhile.
I have stacks of books awaiting attention. Here are a couple.

First, there’s the “Congregational Edition” of the 2018 Ignatius [Press] Pew Missal made in collaboration with the Augustine Institute (formed … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: Two VERY different DAUGHTERS!

Some of you long time readers may recall that I’ve been a character in a sci-fi series. I was even killed… at least once. If that isn’t a motivation to read them, I don’t know what is.
I became a ongoing … Continue reading

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R.J. Snell reviews @DouthatNYT book about Pope Francis and his pontificate

At Public Discourse, R.J. Snell (director of the Center on the University and Intellectual Life for the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, NJ) looks at Ross Douthat’s recent book for the 5th anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Francis.
It is a sharp … Continue reading

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Rex and Douthat on the edges and contours of the “Francis Effect”

At First Things, there is an essay cum review by Richard Rex (professor of Reformation history at Cambridge ) of Ross Douthat’s recent book: To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism
I wrote about Michael “Wile E. Coyote” Winters’ … Continue reading

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NEEDFUL BOOKS NOTICE and a maternal CHALLENGE COIN update

As the poet said, “Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!”
I get lots of books from publishers. They are nearly all, I am sure, sound, since the publishers are sound.  I can’t … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED and a strong recommendation and a new liturgical rites manual

For a while now I have been plugging Tracey Rowland’s insightful book.  I WARMLY recommend it.
 Catholic Theology.  
US HERE – UK HERE

I recently recommended it in the context of the PODCAzT reading I did of Donum veritatis (I was suggesting it for Beans).
I thought so … Continue reading

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Video interview with Phil Lawler about book on Pope Francis: Lost Shepherd

I’m still reading the book, which will be vilified – with its author – by papalotrous libs who will not have read it.  The New catholic Red Guards don’t permit questions.  They don’t have to read, either.  They react.
Lost Shepherd: How … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: @DouthatNYT on state the Church under Francis (terrific) – John Rist in Reading Augustine series (a scream)

John Rist is one of the best working scholars on Augustine and writers on ethics in the world.   His books are fantastic, but they are hard.
Who is this guy?  HERE  He was also one of my profs in Rome.
Rist sets … Continue reading

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BOOK RECEIVED about Martin Luther (not King but by “King”)

It seems appropriate to post this today.
I recently received a hardback copy of a new book about Martin Luther by Richard Rex (“King”), professor of Reformation history at Cambridge.
The Making of Martin Luther (Princeton Univ. Press, 2017)
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BOOK NOTES – What I’m receiving and reading about the “spirit of Vatican II”, the Devil, priests in history

I have a lot of books stacked up.  Happily, I receive them from authors and publishers.  I can’t possibly get to them all.  But I can get to some.
For example…
Among the books I have recently received I note especially…
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BOOKS: Marcel Lefebvre on the Rosary, Biography of Blaise Pascal

I’m looking forward to getting into these, which have come recently.
Le rosaire avec Mgr Marcel Lefebvre (in French)
US HERE – UK HERE

It’s a collection prepared by an SSPX priest Fr. Patrick Toadec.   There is a Preface by SSPX Superior Bp. … Continue reading

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