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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:41 am 
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Why did I ever doubt you, GKC? :nono: :oops:


Because you've seen me fall on my face, before?

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does anyone have any suggestions for apologetic's that Catholics can use

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Devoted2Mary wrote:
does anyone have any suggestions for apologetic's that Catholics can use



Only about a million, can you narrow it down a bit as to what exactly you are looking for?

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well i live in the south so i have to worry more about defending myself against protestants so anything like that. sorry for not making it clearer

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well i live in the south so i have to worry more about defending myself against protestants so anything like that. sorry for not making it clearer


"Answering a Fundamentalist" by Albert J. Nevins

Reading this would be a nice start for ya.


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I'm reading Trollope's Rachel Ray. It's a very funny satire of Puritanical behavior. I'm afraid reading Trollope always makes me feel a bit worldly, though. :mrgreen:

I also picked up Chesterton's Life of Saint Francis. I never got quite as into the Poverello as others seem to be. Saints Benedict, Bernard, and Gertrude are more my type. I liked the Fioretti, though; but I have a feeling this will be quite different.

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ill look into the the books suggested, any more suggestions would be much appreciated

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Devoted2Mary wrote:
ill look into the the books suggested, any more suggestions would be much appreciated


"Catholicism and Fundamentalism" by Karl Keating

This book helps very much to explain where the fundamentalist thinking is coming from, and gives the Catholic response.


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well i live in the south so i have to worry more about defending myself against protestants so anything like that. sorry for not making it clearer



That's not exactly what I meant...I mean, is there any particular subject matter or topic you are interested in?

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sorry, probably something on once saved always saved, asking Sts to intercede for us. something like that

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Well, I quite liked Chesterton's Life of St. Francis. It wasn't really a Life so much as a little essay, though. But still good!

Right now I'm reading Vita Sackville-West's The Edwardians. I like it. I have rather a soft spot for decadent aristocracies. I really should get a good devotional work for Holy Week, though... Any suggestions?

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I'm reading "Pope John XXIII: In My Own Words" -Anthony J. Chiffolo

I highly recommend this.


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I have moved on from decadent aristocracies (though not without picking up a historical book on life at Versailles) and am now on Dickens' Little Dorrit. It's been a few years since I've read this one, and it seems so new. You just gotta love Mrs. Clennam, right?

I never did get a devotional work for Holy Week, but I did read a bit of the Chapel library's copy of Introduction to the Devout Life in the Adoration Chapel on Spy Wednesday. I think I'm in love with Saint Francis de Sales now. He has such a simple and sincere writing style, like St. Bernard. I'll just have to chock him up as another possible Confirmation patron...

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Just for fun, Conan by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter.

Interesting fact: REH and HP Lovecraft were friends. Hmm...that explains some of the weirdness I find in Conan.

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Just for fun, Conan by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter.

Interesting fact: REH and HP Lovecraft were friends. Hmm...that explains some of the weirdness I find in Conan.




Naw. Howard was weird on his own.

He and HPL were pen-pals, though, yep.

Been collecting HPL, Howard and that sort for many years.


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The Father Brown Omnibus. I'm really liking it. I'm still waiting for The Life and Revelations of Saint Gertrude the Great, which I ordered from Aquinas and More two weeks ago...

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The Father Brown Omnibus. I'm really liking it.


I approve.

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The Father Brown Omnibus. I'm really liking it.


I approve.



I concur.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Now it's The Canterbury Tales, since I couldn't think of anything else at the moment I was in the library. Other people need to start contributing to this thread to give me ideas...

But yes, Chaucer. Nothing like a nice, easy read like "Our counseil was nat longe for to seche; Us thoughte it was noght worth to make it wys, And graunted him withouten more avys, And bad him seye his verdit, as him leste."

... :shock:

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This is what I am currently reading.

http://www.amazon.com/From-Age-Christia ... 02&sr=8-12


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