The Glories and Privileges of Saint Joseph

The Glories and Privileges of Saint Joseph Saint Joseph’s Concordance Collection is pleased to present a new transcription of the classic text the Glories and Privileges of Saint Joseph. The text originally comes from a French work by Father Ambroise Potton. The French text was abridged and translated into English in 1876. A quick readContinue reading “The Glories and Privileges of Saint Joseph”

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Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Catholic Faith: Book Review

Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Catholic Faith by Paul Thigpen was an interesting work. It was great to have a resource which shows how the existence of aliens would not make the Catholic Faith proven incorrect or irrelevant. Although I do not necessarily have any negative comments on the ideas expressed in the book, the emphasisContinue reading “Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Catholic Faith: Book Review”

Book of the Families Consecrated to the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, Joseph:

Saint Joseph’s Concordance Collection is pleased to present a new transcription of a vintage text for consecration to the Holy Family from Montreal, Quebec in Canada. Family prayers are also contained herein from a variety of sources.   Summary of the Rules of the Association 1. What are the indispensable conditions of membership in theContinue reading “Book of the Families Consecrated to the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, Joseph:”

Book Review: New Evangelization Passing on the Catholic Faith Today

What interest does a book have when the topic is really good – the new evangelization – but the author is involved in a whole bunch of muck. The New Evangelization: Passing on the Catholic Faith Today by Cardinal Donald Wuerl is one of these books. An interesting topic but a questionable author. There isContinue reading “Book Review: New Evangelization Passing on the Catholic Faith Today”

Book Review: Seeing the Mystery by William S. Taylor

Seeing the Mystery: Exploring Christian Faith Through the Eyes of Artists by William S. Taylor was a find for me at a local thrift shop. One look at some of the provoking paintings in the book was enough to convince me that it would be at least worth the laugh if it did not containContinue reading “Book Review: Seeing the Mystery by William S. Taylor”

The Spirit of the Liturgy: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

For this book review I would like to simply point out its great value towards the discussion of Vatican II and liturgically related themes. Ratzinger discusses the very essence of the liturgy in the first part. He details not only the True and Definite Sacrifice of the Mass so often emphasized by the Tridentine Mass,Continue reading “The Spirit of the Liturgy: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger”

That Hideous Strength C. S. Lewis

This third part of C. S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy starts exceedingly slow – a fact which the author admits in the preface. Fortunately, I did not give up after I read about 100 pages the story was still boring. The second half of the book responds well to the large build-up and character development ofContinue reading “That Hideous Strength C. S. Lewis”

Book Review: In The Eye of the Catholic Storm – The Church Since Vatican II

I was disappointed with In the Eye of the Catholic Storm: The Church Since Vatican II by Mary Jo Leddy, Bishop Remi de Roo and Douglas Roche. This book presents a series of conversation between the authors in 1991 about topics facing the modern Church especially in light of Vatican II. Unfortunately, the authors seemContinue reading “Book Review: In The Eye of the Catholic Storm – The Church Since Vatican II”

A Response to the Ottaviani Intervention: Part 1 of 2

Part 2 will be coming soon. This is not a complete disagreement with the contents of the Ottaviani Intervention. I can see how someone could view certain omissions in content and additions in content to the Novus Ordo Missae (NO) in the way that they do. The Ottaviani Intervention was a short critical study ofContinue reading “A Response to the Ottaviani Intervention: Part 1 of 2”

Book Review: A Christian Perspective on Pain and Suffering – With the Dawn Rejoicing

I had recently reviewed Rediscovering the Art of Dying by Sister Nuala Kenny (Linked Here), and had mixed reviews about the book. Thus, I read some other books on the Christian understanding of pain and suffering. One of those books was A Christian Perspective on Pain and Suffering – With The Dawn Rejoicing by MelannieContinue reading “Book Review: A Christian Perspective on Pain and Suffering – With the Dawn Rejoicing”