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Top Must Read Books for Traditional Catholics
« on: July 25, 2018, 12:53:16 PM »
I thought it would be fun to start a list. What would you add?
I would start with the Imitation of Christ, The Baltimore Catechism, and The Glories Of Mary.
 
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Re: Top Must Read Books for Traditional Catholics
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 02:43:13 PM »
Question: Are these books specific to Traditional Catholics or should they be read by all Catholics?
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Re: Top Must Read Books for Traditional Catholics
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018, 03:07:32 PM »
On devotion to Our Lady: The Secret of the Rosay; The Glories of Mary.
On the spiritual life:
An Easy way to become a Saint, Fr. Paul O'Sullivan.
Conversation With Christ: The Teaching of St. Teresa of Avila About Personal Prayer. Fr. Peter Thomas Rohrbach, OCD
Christian Perfection and Contemplation, Fr. Garigou La Grange O.P.
Doctrine:
Baltimore Catechism #'s 1,2, 3.
Catechism of the Council of Trent.
The Crisis in the Church:
Open Letter to Confused Catholics, Msgr. Lefbvre
They Have Uncrowned Him, Msgr. Lefebvre
Against the Heresies; Msgr. Lefebvre.
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Re: Top Must Read Books for Traditional Catholics
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2018, 05:27:43 PM »
Question: Are these books specific to Traditional Catholics or should they be read by all Catholics?

Are the others even Catholic?  :popcorn:
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Re: Top Must Read Books for Traditional Catholics
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2018, 05:00:17 AM »
"Introduction to the Devout Life", St Francis de Sales
"All For Jesus" and "Kindness", Fr Faber
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Re: Top Must Read Books for Traditional Catholics
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2018, 11:18:07 AM »
Question: Are these books specific to Traditional Catholics or should they be read by all Catholics?
Jacob,
When I say “Traditional Catholics” I mean Catholics. We shouldn’t have to qualify it in that way, but today it is just a way to denote that you are referring to actual Catholicism and not a new religion that calls itself by the same name.
 
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Re: Top Must Read Books for Traditional Catholics
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2018, 12:07:39 PM »
Jacob,
When I say “Traditional Catholics” I mean Catholics. We shouldn’t have to qualify it in that way, but today it is just a way to denote that you are referring to actual Catholicism and not a new religion that calls itself by the same name.

Those folks need solid Catholic reading material as much as we do, if not more.
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Re: Top Must Read Books for Traditional Catholics
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2018, 12:42:04 PM »
Jacob,
When I say “Traditional Catholics” I mean Catholics. We shouldn’t have to qualify it in that way, but today it is just a way to denote that you are referring to actual Catholicism and not a new religion that calls itself by the same name.

Those folks need solid Catholic reading material as much as we do, if not more.
I completely agree.
 
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Re: Top Must Read Books for Traditional Catholics
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2018, 03:08:22 PM »
Judaism and the Vatican
" There exists now an enormous religious ignorance. In the times since the Council it is evident we have failed to pass on the content of the Faith.”

(Pope Benedict XVI speaking in October 2002.)
 
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Re: Top Must Read Books for Traditional Catholics
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2018, 03:09:18 PM »
This is excellent
" There exists now an enormous religious ignorance. In the times since the Council it is evident we have failed to pass on the content of the Faith.”

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Re: Top Must Read Books for Traditional Catholics
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2018, 01:34:23 PM »
I just finished reading A Landscape with Dragons and its sequel Harry Potter and the Paganization of Culture by Michael O'Brien, and they are excellent. They are not about Catholicism per se, but he shows the kinds of particular theological problems (and other problems) you find in film and literature, in order that you may go about identifying these problems when deciding which fantasy/fiction books you or your children read. Specifically, he compares Rowling against Lewis/Tolkien and he does a good job explaining the difference.


And a good catechism book is St. Augustine's Enchiridion (which is also a good summary of St. Augustine's philosophical views).
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Re: Top Must Read Books for Traditional Catholics
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2018, 02:04:10 PM »
For those of you with smart phones or tablets, there's the iPieta app. It has most of the well-known prayers in Latin, English, and multiple other languages. The Bible, including the Douay-Rheims, Vulgata, Greek and Hebrew translations, etc are also included. Also includes Butlers Daily Lives of the Saints, readings from the traditional calendar, multiple traditional catechisms, all of the encyclicals of the popes back to Pius VI, Haydock's biblical commentary, Aquinas' Catena Aurea, Lapide's gospel, Pauline, and Joahine commentaries, and a whole bunch of spiritual readings. And to top it all off, it has a huge collection of the ante-nicene and nicene fathers, along with the Summa Theologica and Summa Contra Gentiles.

Even though I no longer identify as a Catholic in any meaningful sense, I still find the app to be incredibly useful and well put together. Also, I believe it is free (though I can't be 100% certain, since if I did pay for it it was years ago).
 

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Re: Top Must Read Books for Traditional Catholics
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2018, 04:39:35 PM »
" The School of Christian Perfection" by St. Alphonsus Liguori. 201 level reading, perhaps.
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Re: Top Must Read Books for Traditional Catholics
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2018, 04:45:50 PM »
The Rheims New Testament which is available online for free as a PDF.
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Re: Top Must Read Books for Traditional Catholics
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2018, 03:24:13 AM »
Saint Philomena the wonder worker by Father Paul o sullivan
 
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