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“He would have fled forever, into the hell of exile from God. But the sight of the vestments overcame him.”

I continue my re-reading, after many years, of Taylor Caldwell’s Grandmother and the Priests, savoring a chapter a day, or at least a chapter at a time with unwelcome days delays. Caldwell, not a practicing Catholic, grasped the Catholic worldview and … Continue reading

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BOOK: Grandmother and the Priests

With delight I am making my way through a book I discovered many years ago, as we count the years, even before I entered Holy Church. I recall my own grandmother reading all the books of this writer. Taylor Caldwell … Continue reading

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BOOK : A guide for forming Catholic gentlemen and future priests – and a mini rant.

A prelude. I treasure a copy of a French book of etiquette from long lost decades, Le Livre D’Or Du Savoir-Vivre. Dictionnaire Illustre De La Politesse.  It’s an informative hoot, since much of what it contains is seemingly outdated and, … Continue reading

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BOOK: In Praise of the Tridentine Mass and of Latin, Language of the Church

What a great title! The nice folks at Angelico Press sent a copy of In Praise of the Tridentine Mass and of Latin, Language of the Church by Fr. Roberto Spataro, Secretary of the Pontifical Academy for Latin. US HERE … Continue reading

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BOOK: The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity

Oh, boy. Several people recommended that I read this book. I’m reading it and it is bothering me a great deal even as it informs and confirms. The Anti-Mary Exposed: Rescuing the Culture from Toxic Femininity US HERE – UK … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: Antonio Socci on why Benedict is still Pope and Sam Gregg on the Struggle for Western Civilization

Books are coming in like hail.  Many on a similar theme. Here’s what I’ve been up to today, resulting in the melting of my brain. Today I read through The Secret of Benedict XVI: Is He Still the Pope? by … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED JUST IN TIME! Useful liturgical books for the entire year and for Holy Week

A couple days ago I received package from the nice folks at Preserving Christian Publications. “What”, quoth I, “could be in here?” Whereupon, I set it on the counter, got distracted and didn’t open it for a couple of days. … Continue reading

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The appallingly stupid “gay” book about the Vatican by the “gay” French writer

I received a Kindle copy of the appalling “gay” book by the “gay” French writer – and I use the term writer loosely. Damian Thompson’s review says it all better than I could: An exposé of high-ranking gays in the … Continue reading

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BOOK RECEIVED: 1962 Parish Ritual – HUZZAH!

Preserving Christian Publications has reprinted a 1962 Parish Ritual.  Hooray!   This book includes what the Collectio Rituum had but it includes more items and moments useful for parish life.  It’s like the British Sacristy Manual, but it is set up for use in these USA. … Continue reading

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A quick book plug: A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament

May I have a moment of your time to plug a book? Since it has been a loooong time since I’ve had formal courses in Scripture (and some of that wasn’t so great), I’ve determined I need some refreshers. I’ve … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: Breviarium Romanum

As you know, Summorum Pontificum affirms that priests and those obliged to say the Office, can use the traditional, pre-Conciliar Breviarium Romanum.  A while back I answered a query about use of the Breviarium Romanum published by the SSPX.  HERE  I came down on … Continue reading

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BOOK RECEIVED

booksI am catching up with all sorts of things that have stacked up. Here are a few of the books which recently came in. I haven’t looked into these yet. The first, I am going to very soon. A Catholic … Continue reading

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REVIEW: “Annibale Bugnini: Reformer of the Liturgy” by Yves Chiron

As the new year begins, I’ll point to a new and interesting book about an infamous figure in the Church in the 20th century. Annibale Bugnini: Reformer of the Liturgy by Yves Chiron. US HERE – UK HERE This is … Continue reading

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BOOK RECEIVED: “Nostalgia: Going Home in a Homeless World” by Anthony Esolen

This book has been terrific.  The publisher, Regnery (really good) sent it and, at the last moment before I headed out the door to begin this trip, I slid it into the outside pocket of my suitcase.  It isn’t released … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: Why We Fight: Defeating America’s Enemies – With No Apologies @SebGorka

I am happy to report that a fresh new copy of Sebastian Gorka’s new book has arrived. I look forward to delving into it. His previous book was a sobering and realistic education. Why We Fight: Defeating America’s Enemies – … Continue reading

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