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Category Archives: REVIEWS
I received some nice new altar cards for the Traditional Mass of the Roman Rite from the Fraternity of St. Peter’s publications service, Fraternity Publications.
They retail for $24.95 but they are on sale until 31 March for $19.95.
At this price, they … Continue reading
UPDATE 26 Feb:
Today, as I get ready for a clerical supper, I’ve been listening to this. It’s great on the big speakers, in the car, in my ear buds. Wow.
Originally Published on: Feb 14
The London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir has … Continue reading
I finally slogged my way through HBO’s The Young Pope. “Slogged”, I say, firstly because it is a weekly series. Next, because as the series dragged on I gradually lost interest. Lastly, as it came to “The End” at … Continue reading
I’m a fan of Chinese cinema. I’m sort of a fan of French cinema. With the help of Netflix today, to the accompaniment of stir fried pork and vegetables I watched a Chinese-French film (in China, on Chinese themes, by … Continue reading
Quickly, here are a few of the books which I have lately received.
First, when Anthony Esolen writes something, we should pay attention. I haven’t read the whole thing yet, but the intro is great.
US HERE – UK HERE
And there is … Continue reading
I have recently received some books from TAN.
First, let me mention a couple of “manuals”.
There is the Manual for Marian Devotion (US HERE – UK HERE) and the Manual for Eucharistic Devotion. (US HERE – UK HERE)
They are available on Kindle and bound in … Continue reading
I have now seen two episodes of the new HBO (etc.) series The Young Pope. It has already run across the Pond.
It is visually rich, cynical, creepy, weird, unpredictable, sacrilegious and clever.
Try to get your head around Fellini’s Roma morphed by … Continue reading
I am minded of a witty review back in the day by Dorothy Parker, who wrote of a book that it should not be put down lightly; it should be hurled with great force.
A scan of the acknowledgments at the … Continue reading
Lately I received notice of, and a concrete copy of, newly released English translations of works by the great Doctor of the Church St. Robert Bellarmine (+1621).
St. Robert was a Jesuit (a good one), a Cardinal, theology and profession and … Continue reading
I was pleased to see that the UK’s best Catholic weekly has taken interest in His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke’s most recent book, Hope for the World: To Unite All Things in Christ. UK HERE
The cardinal said the devil tries … Continue reading
As we approach Independence Day, I am reading …
Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War by Sebastian Gorka. (UK HERE)
Many thanks to the reader who sent me the Kindle version from my wishlist. Get a Kindle! US HERE – UK HERE
This is … Continue reading
A quick book recommendation. On my drive home from Michigan yesterday I started listening to a book, read to me by my older gen Kindle (don’t have one yet? US HERE – UK HERE) by Rodney Stark, Bearing False Witness: … Continue reading
I went to see Risen yesterday.
It starts like a mystery novel/show, but not a murder mystery. It’s a resurrection mystery.
Its starting point is the mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the body of Jesus of Nazareth, which could become a dangerous political … Continue reading
Tuesdays are my movie days. $5 all films all day and free pop corn.
I went to see 13 Hours yesterday.
Everyone who can stand some blood and extreme suspense and action should see this. I’m fairly hard-boiled but I wound up … Continue reading
I don’t like to expose much about plots of movies I see because I detest spoilers.
Yesterday (being Tuesday, my movie day, $5 all day and free popcorn), I saw The Martian (from the book HERE). Gorgeous martian landscapes, apparently filmed … Continue reading
While I was on the road, five new books came in.
This, from a reader, CF…
God or Nothing: A Conversation on Faith by Robert Card. Sarah UK HERE
Then the Eleven Cardinals Book™
Eleven Cardinals Speak on Marriage and the Family UK HERE
Behold the Man: … Continue reading
From a reader:
Thank you for the recommendation on the biography [of St. Augustine by Hollingworth]; I have purchased it at Amazon through your site. Can you recommend a good translation of the “Confessions” and/or “The City of God”? Kindle is … Continue reading
Kids heading back to school? HERE Heading back to college? HERE
Need a Kindle? Yes, is the correct answer. HERE (UK HERE – try the new Paperwhite!)
I have a couple book suggestions for you. The titles should let you know plenty about the topics.
I am … Continue reading