Category Archives: REVIEWS

BOOK: Mysteries of the Lord’s Prayer

Lo those many years ago in Rome, I was in school studying the Fathers of the Church (Patristics) with one of the fine young Jesuits who are rising up in many places. I just received a new book by this … Read More

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BOOK: 2034: A Novel of the Next World War

I’ve just finished a disturbing book, 2034: A Novel of the Next World War, by Elliot Ackerman (decorated Marine, try not to hold it against him that he has written for The Daily Beast), Admiral James Stavridis (try not to … Read More

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NEW COMPENDIUM BOOK: Defending the Faith against Present Heresies….

Since the Church’s earliest days, even in the Letters of Paul, there developed a genre of writing adversus haereses, against heresies.  The reason is obvious:  Christ is the Truth.  With the exception of those on the ideological Left regarding elections, Christians … Read More

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If you don’t know your catechism… don’t know your Homer… your Dante… well….

Today is one of those days when there are several good reads on the interwebs.  I can recommend two more from Crisis both from today. First, there is an important piece from Aaron Seng, “The Catechism Crisis”.  He is the head … Read More

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BOOKS RECEIVED: Card. Pell’s Prison Journal, Kwasniewski’s latest, and a post-Conciliar French commentary about the “modern” Church

My spies tell me that, possibly tomorrow, something big in the line of news involving Card. Pell. Meanwhile, today I see at The Australian that since 2014, without the knowledge of senior Church leaders, $2.3 BILLION have be transferred to … Read More

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PREVIEW: London Oratory Schola – Sacred Treasures of Christmas

Charles Cole of the London Oratory let me know in advance about a new recording of Christmas and Epiphany music which will be released on 30 October.  It is now available for PRE-ORDER. This boys choir is one of the … Read More

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REVIEW: Beautiful book on the female martyrs of the Roman Canon!

When I was living in Rome, I made a point to visit or, if possible, say Mass at churches or altars in Rome dedicated to all the saints of the Roman Canon.  Every day, since I read the Traditional Latin … Read More

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REVIEW – Compendium of the Miraculous: An Encyclopedia of Revelation, Marian Apparitions, and Mystical Phenomena

The other day I received a fascinating and helpful – and beautiful – book, published by faithful TAN. Compendium of the Miraculous: An Encyclopedia of Revelation, Marian Apparitions, and Mystical Phenomena by Dcn. Albert E. Graham. US HERE – UK … Read More

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REVIEW: The Lighthouse by Michael D. O’Brien

I was, I believe, on Prince Edward Island when the news that Mother Theresa had died. When I heard of that the Princess of Wales had died I was in bar having something to eat in, I believe, Glace Bay … Read More

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REVIEW: Spectacular old NEW books for children’s preparation for Confession and Communion. Beautiful, traditional!

Our forebears loved their Faith.  They lovingly handed it on because of love.. for the Faith and for us. Some of things (including churches) have been abandoned or forgotten, though they still have real value. St. Augustine Academy Press has … Read More

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REVIEW: 2021 TLM Ordo from the FSSP

The FSSP’s publishing arm, Fraternity Publications, has issued their 2021 Ordo for the Traditional Roman Rite. Every sacristy, every priest, needs an Ordo.   Every priest, even those who do not (yet) say the older, traditional Form, needs a traditional calendar … Read More

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REVIEW: New “Red Book” for use at the Traditional Latin Mass?

In these USA and elsewhere, many people who have frequented the Traditional Latin Mass, for the first time or over years, have far and wide seen the “Red Book”. The Red Book was put together by the Coalition in Support … Read More

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Spiffing NEW OLD Book! A Limerickal Commentary on the Second Vatican Council

I received from the fascinating little Arouca Press, founded on the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, a truly amazing little tome.  It’s greatly appreciated, though I have a serious complaint about it.  More on that, below. A Limerickal … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: a spiffy book and thinking ahead

Back in the day, when I was living stably in Italy, I would often be invited to large gatherings of families and friends, sometimes in the countryside on the old family farm or vineyard.   Inevitably there would be a division, … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen and NEW BOOK: Patum Piperium and Christ The Liturgy

A little while ago, a reader in Blighty sent me some Patum Piperium, having described his use of it as a fine smear over well-toasted bread. “Patum Piperium!”, I piped up. “That’s interesting!” He sent me some.  It is very … Read More

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GREAT BOOK: With Latin in the Service of the Popes: The Memoirs of Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1885?1971)

I am reading a charming little book, which is also helpful for explaining the ongoing importance of Latin for the Church. With Latin in the Service of the Popes: The Memoirs of Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1885-1971) translated by Anthony Lo … Read More

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NEW BOOK: Paul Claudel: Five Great Odes from Angelico Press

Introductions and Prefaces are important when looking at books. Never skip over them. In the introduction by the translator Jonathan Geltner to this wonderful new book from the ever more valuable Angelico Press I found a first key to grasping … Read More

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BOOK: A Papal Chamberlain: The Personal Chronicle of Francis Augustus MacNutt

There is another book I have been pecking away at for some time now. I don’t know why I haven’t dispatched it yes, since it is utterly charming, beautiful penned, and fascinating in its details. I mean, of course: A … Read More

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BOOKS in my stack, recently received and other

Someone asked me what I was reading these days.   Frankly, I am not into all that much at the moment, since I am catching up on some things.  However, I have recently received some books that I intend to get … Read More

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Newly Received! Challenge Coin – Coloring Books – Bibles – 2020 Ordo

You might remember that I have challenge coins and that I like to exchange. I received a new coin from someone who sent the 2018 version last year. They look great! Thanks. I received two copies of a newly printed … Read More

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