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Europe’s Oldest Intact Book Was Found in a St. Cuthbert’s Coffin

Here is a super cool story from JSTOR (which I’m sure you all follow): Why Europe’s Oldest Intact Book Was Found in a Saint’s Coffin The St. Cuthbert Gospel is the earliest surviving intact European book. Some time around 698, … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! SAVE @LoomeBooks

We Catholics love our books. For years a particular Catholic used book dealer in the midwest has been providing great titles of all kinds. Loome Theological Bookseller is famous. They need help. On a personal note, back in the darkest … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Books for boys. Suggested titles and an additional point.

At Crisis there is a good post about 10 Books That Every Boy Should Hazard I warmly approve his use of “hazard”. Thank you.   He signals the spirit of this list in a word. The writer, Sean Fitzpatrick, explains: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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BOOKS: My recent and future reads

Here are some titles I’ve gotten into lately. First, this – from my Kindle wishlist – arrived from reader today and I have already started. The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left by Dinesh D’Souza US … Continue reading

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Of seminarians, books, birettas, new vestments, and wherein Fr. Z is very pleased

Every summer the Extraordinary Ordinary of the Diocese of Madison, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, gathers all the seminarians for about a week of fraternity and conferences.  We are in full swing. Today, I celebrated Holy Mass for … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED and the guy with the “Best Job In The World™”

UPDATE BELOW! ____ I have a huge stack of books to work through, but the books are still coming. I appreciate people who send books from my wishlists. First, Signs of the Holy One: Liturgy, Ritual, and Expression of the … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: New and Repeaters

Publishers send me books. I can’t read all of them, but I can give them a good scan. Here are a few of the more recently received. You will have already seen the book on Luther, which I wrote about … Continue reading

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GOOD BOOKS: For LutherFest 500 and for the TLM

I get quite a few books for review. I can’t handle all of them, but this one, for sure, I will recommend even before I read it… and I will read it. This is timely. Luther and His Progeny: 500 … Continue reading

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Books For Seminarians Project – COMPLETED!

I posted HERE about this year’s project to give a great book to all the seminarians of the Diocese of Madison, shepherded by the Extraordinary Ordinary, Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino.  At that post, I have some blunt things to say … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Book recommendations as things fall apart

UPDATE: Today I saw at First Things a review of three books along a common theme.  Guess which three books they were. Here is an interesting point (for links to the books, scroll down): All three of these books make reference … Continue reading

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