Catechism of the Catholic Church Vatican II Style Part 3

You can see the previous parts here and here. In this final post about my thoughts in reading the Catechism of the Council of Trent and the Catechism published after Vatican II is based upon structure. Being a very methodical person I have a lot of respect for the organizers of the Vatican II catechism.Continue reading “Catechism of the Catholic Church Vatican II Style Part 3”

Catechism Vatican II Style Part 2

This is my second post on my experience reading the Catechism of the Council of Trent. Since, some have been saying that the Trent Catechism is superior I wanted to see if that was true myself or was that assertion just based on bias. (see my first post here) After a few more weeks ofContinue reading “Catechism Vatican II Style Part 2”

Into the Breach an Apostolic Exhortation to Men

By Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted Bishop of Phoenix “And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land…” EZEKIEL 22:30 This is one of the most effective and well written works on the topic of masculine spirituality that I haveContinue reading “Into the Breach an Apostolic Exhortation to Men”

The Incorruptibles by Joan Carrol Cruz

How many uncorrupted body of saints do you think exist today? Apparently more than I would have ever thought. Joan Carrol Cruz’s classic book on the uncorrupted body of saints astounded me. In over 100 chapters this book details over 100 saints whose bodies are still or were persevered miraculously from decay for 100’s ofContinue reading “The Incorruptibles by Joan Carrol Cruz”

On Christian Marriage by Pope Pius XI

The primary reason for this post is to show forth some balance in what we do here at this website and not to just review a book. We are not blind to the confusion and chaos of modern society and the difficulties of right belief in the church today. (we recognize the need for preContinue reading “On Christian Marriage by Pope Pius XI”

Beautiful Plants of the Bible by Dr. Darom, Other Atlases and Biblical Collections

There are so many different types of biblical commentary out there today. How do you chose which one to follow? My recommendation for more scholarly commentary is to get the most up to date version of the New Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture or the New Jerome Biblical Commentary. Alternatively, moving away from sometimes dryContinue reading “Beautiful Plants of the Bible by Dr. Darom, Other Atlases and Biblical Collections”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church Vatican II Style

I have seen recent comments diminishing the grander due to the Catechism of the Catholic Church published after Vatican II because of subsequent changes to its content on lying and on the death penalty. It is claimed that the Catechism of the Council of Trent never went through corrections of the same sort so itContinue reading “The Catechism of the Catholic Church Vatican II Style”

The Watches of the Passion by Fr. Gallwey Vol.II

This is an older book in the public domain (freely available at archive.org). What is wonderful about the work is the detailed and meaningful reflections about our Lord’s passion. Although, the author does use his imagination to come up with the minor details never is the reader left reading about a phantasy world without realContinue reading “The Watches of the Passion by Fr. Gallwey Vol.II”

The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary

I started praying the Divine Office a while back. As life got busy and since my vocation was not to be a monk I was searching for a more adaptable and manageable prayer routine so I could maintain my devotion to my family and work/life balance. To accomplish this is switched from the Divine OfficeContinue reading “The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary”

Diary of a Ghetto Priest by Fr. Richard Ho Lung, M.O.P.

            This book is what I call a chapter a day book. You can sit down, read an entire chapter and complete the thought with prayer all in under 30 minutes. (43 chapters with 175 pages of material – including lots of pictures!)             The best feature and what I will recommend as the reasonContinue reading “Diary of a Ghetto Priest by Fr. Richard Ho Lung, M.O.P.”