Author Topic: What are you currently reading?  (Read 302887 times)

Offline Prayerful

  • St. Joseph's Workbench
  • Hauptmann
  • ****
  • Posts: 7182
  • Thanked: 3352 times
  • Religion: Catholic
Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2310 on: November 11, 2020, 01:02:42 PM »
God Owes Us Nothing, Leszek Kolakowski, suggests that the Pope ended up condemning a Augustinian, Catholic understanding of grace. It does proceed carefully. For instance it shows the weakness of Arnaud's contrived defense of Jansenism, interpreting the Pope as having a meaning he could not have had, and how the royal chaplain Fr Annatus, who strongly supported the efforts against Jansenism, was quite careful not to caricature the doctrinal stance of Jansenius and the Arnauds. However, the author suggests that Annatus was wrong that a Papal condemnation of the five propositions in the sense of Jansenius, because Augustine could not be heretical. It suggests there was limited differences between Calvinism and Jansenism, that their positions on the iresistabilty of grace was 'a distinction without a difference.' The author notes how the 'Calvinist Pope' Jurieu who made a strong case for the conformability of Calvinism to Augustinianism, and who scornfully opined that the Pope barely understood the issue at hand, that he, 'understood of little of them as if they had spoken to him in Arabic.'

It does suggest the wisdom of an earlier Papal suppression of Jesuit-Dominican debates on those topics and matters close to it.
Padre Pio: Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.
 
The following users thanked this post: Maximilian, abc123

Offline red solo cup

  • John 6:56
  • St. Joseph's Workbench
  • Hauptmann
  • ****
  • Posts: 6115
  • Thanked: 2837 times
  • Religion: Fair weather Catholic
Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2311 on: November 14, 2020, 07:45:22 AM »
No Bone Unturned: The Adventures of a Top Smithsonian Forensic Scientist and the Legal Battle for America's Oldest Skeletons by Jeff Benedict
"It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry"
 

Offline Prayerful

  • St. Joseph's Workbench
  • Hauptmann
  • ****
  • Posts: 7182
  • Thanked: 3352 times
  • Religion: Catholic
Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2312 on: November 29, 2020, 06:44:38 AM »
Ronald A. Knox, Englishing the Bible. Mgsr Knox sounded sensible, and makes a good case for his translation choices, and you sympathise how translation was traditionally expected to be a slight alteration from prior translations. Taylor Marshall doesn't like the Knox Bible for some reason.
Padre Pio: Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.
 

Offline red solo cup

  • John 6:56
  • St. Joseph's Workbench
  • Hauptmann
  • ****
  • Posts: 6115
  • Thanked: 2837 times
  • Religion: Fair weather Catholic
Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2313 on: December 09, 2020, 06:22:00 AM »
Mountains Beyond Mountains : The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder
"It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry"
 

Offline Prayerful

  • St. Joseph's Workbench
  • Hauptmann
  • ****
  • Posts: 7182
  • Thanked: 3352 times
  • Religion: Catholic
Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2314 on: December 10, 2020, 05:50:08 PM »
Annibale Bugnini: Reformer of the Liturgy, Yves Chiron. The Vincentian actually favoured extending the 'Agatha Christie indult' to the broader Church, which Paul VI rejected. Apparently con-celebration was a thing before V2, for ordination Masses and the consecration of bishops. Paul VI appears to have had a far greater hostility to anything Catholic than +Bugnini. During the preparation for V2, the Antepreparatory Commission, the then Cardinal Montini of Milan wanted a more 'theological and biblical' piety and to 'moderate unhealthy forms of piety turned towards various and often arbitrary devotions that run against liturgical piety and an authentic religious sense.' It can well be seen how the journey towards cold and empty churches with ugly and sterile sanctuaries accelerated. Even without V2, something approaching the 'New Mass' threatened. The Holy Week reforms happens without V2, to be obvious. I cannot imagine hearing Mass in a church where Fr Bugnini had some annoying paraphrased commentary running alongside Mass, Canon excepted.
Padre Pio: Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.
 

Offline Maximilian

  • Hauptmann
  • ****
  • Posts: 5599
  • Thanked: 3786 times
Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2315 on: December 10, 2020, 10:14:04 PM »
Annibale Bugnini: Reformer of the Liturgy, Yves Chiron. The Vincentian actually favoured extending the 'Agatha Christie indult' to the broader Church, which Paul VI rejected.

Interesting.


Paul VI appears to have had a far greater hostility to anything Catholic than +Bugnini.

That throws a fresh light on the history of the New Mass.


Even without V2, something approaching the 'New Mass' threatened. The Holy Week reforms happens without V2, to be obvious.

True. You can read Carol Byrne's 100-part exposition on the "Liturgical Movement" at Tradition in Action.
 
The following users thanked this post: Lynne, Prayerful

Offline Clare

  • Mary Garden
  • Wachtmeister
  • ***
  • Posts: 1199
  • Thanked: 330 times
  • Sedefluid Cafeteria Trad
    • Motes 'n' Beams blog
  • Religion: Catholic
Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2316 on: December 13, 2020, 01:13:52 PM »
 "The Book of the The Saviour", compiled by Frank Sheed.
Motes 'n' Beams blog

Feel free to play the Trivia Quiz!

O Mary, Immaculate Mother of Jesus, offer, we beseech thee, to the Eternal Father, the Precious Blood of thy Divine Son to prevent at least one mortal sin from being committed somewhere in the world this day.

"It is a much less work to have won the battle of Waterloo, or to have invented the steam-engine, than to have freed one soul from Purgatory." - Fr Faber

"When faced by our limitations, we must have recourse to the practice of offering to God the good works of others." - St Therese of Lisieux
 
The following users thanked this post: Michael Wilson, Prayerful, Elizabeth.2

Offline maryslittlegarden

  • Mary Garden
  • Feldwebel
  • ***
  • Posts: 3920
  • Thanked: 2039 times
  • Religion: Catholic
Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2317 on: December 18, 2020, 02:19:10 PM »
Witness by Whitaker Chambers
The heavens shew forth the glory of God, and the firmament declareth the work of his hands.
 
The following users thanked this post: Michael Wilson

Offline Santantonio

  • Korporal
  • **
  • Posts: 336
  • Thanked: 171 times
Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2318 on: December 18, 2020, 04:09:50 PM »
Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction #1

 

Offline abc123

  • Wachtmeister
  • ***
  • Posts: 1095
  • Thanked: 1043 times
  • Religion: Reformed
Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2319 on: December 18, 2020, 06:41:52 PM »
Holiness by JC Ryle

The Doctrine of Repentance Thomas Watson
"I once laboured hard for the free will of man until the grace of God at length overcame me."- St. Augustine
 
The following users thanked this post: Prayerful

Offline Graham

  • St. Joseph's Workbench
  • Feldwebel
  • ***
  • Posts: 1699
  • Thanked: 1480 times
Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2320 on: December 20, 2020, 08:08:43 AM »
Guilds in the Middle Ages by Georges Renard
 
The following users thanked this post: Michael Wilson

Offline Michael Wilson

  • St. Joseph's Workbench
  • Hauptmann
  • ****
  • Posts: 8312
  • Thanked: 6734 times
  • Religion: Catholic
Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2321 on: December 21, 2020, 05:01:54 PM »
The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ, by St. Alphonsus Liguori; I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a book filled with practical spiritual advice; the pages are not numbered in the edition that I have, but I would estimate about 150-200; not very long and it is easy to read; here is the Editor's introduction:
Quote
The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ"
We have here one of the masterpieces of St. Alphonsus, a book that speaks to all hearts, that reveals to every Christian soul its true needs and true means to satisfy them. One cannot read this book without becoming better; nor can one grow tired in reading it again and again. It is indeed a very highly-prized and widely spread work. It was published in 1748.
The holy bishop, developing the celebrated text of St. Paul on the qualities of true love, explains in thirteen  chapters the principal virtues that we ought to practice and the defects that we ought to avoid in order to render our Lord love for love. He treats of patience in general (ch. 1), and in particular in sickness, poverty, and contempt (Chap. 10); of meekness (Chaps. 2 & 8); of purity of intention (Chap. 3); of tepidity, and the remedies against this vice, namely, the desire of perfection, the determination to attain perfection, mental prayer, frequent communion, and prayer (Chap. 4); of humility (Chap. 5); of ambition and vain-glory (Chap. 6); of detachment from all things, especially when there is question of following one's vocation (Chap. 7); of conformity to the will of God, and of obedience (Chap. 9); of faith (Chap. 11); of hope (Chap. 12); and, finally, of temptations, and spiritual desolation (Chap. 13). The work is concluded by a summary of virtues that are to be practiced. ED
"The World Must Conform to Our Lord and not He to it." Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP

"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers
 
The following users thanked this post: Heinrich, Maximilian

Offline red solo cup

  • John 6:56
  • St. Joseph's Workbench
  • Hauptmann
  • ****
  • Posts: 6115
  • Thanked: 2837 times
  • Religion: Fair weather Catholic
Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2322 on: January 03, 2021, 07:34:32 AM »
War by Sebastian Junger
"It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry"
 

Offline clau clau

  • My other bike is a Pinarello
  • Wachtmeister
  • ***
  • Posts: 1494
  • Thanked: 1672 times
  • Religion: Traditionalist videogamer - I only play 8-bit video games
Would you like to shake hands with Pope 1 or Pope 2 -
 me (inspired by Dr Seuss) see: https://seuss.fandom.com/wiki/Thing_One_and_Thing_Two

But when he's dumb and no more here,
Nineteen hundred years or near,
Clau-Clau-Claudius shall speak clear.
 

Offline Prayerful

  • St. Joseph's Workbench
  • Hauptmann
  • ****
  • Posts: 7182
  • Thanked: 3352 times
  • Religion: Catholic
Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #2324 on: January 08, 2021, 06:23:14 PM »
Ceremonies of the Sarum Missal, R.J. Urquhart. It carries the Imprimatur of Bishop McKinney of Nottingham. The author offers his reconstruction of Sarum ceremonies. At every point there are footnotes offering alternatives. It concludes with an Ordo Missae with simple rubrics. It is somewhat expensive at 80 hardback, 50 Kindle.
Padre Pio: Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.