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Traditional Catholism for Dummies?
« on: September 08, 2014, 09:00:41 PM »
I would like to find some book on traditional Catholism...but...it has become quite clear to me that everyone on this board is very intelligent (intimidatingly so). Are there any books that won't make brain explode while reading them? Trad lite, if you will. I would not be opposed to children's Trad books. ;)
 
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Re: Traditional Catholism for Dummies?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2014, 09:02:07 PM »
Have you read Archbishop Lefebvre's Letter to Confused Catholics?  That's always a great starting-point.
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Re: Traditional Catholism for Dummies?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2014, 09:07:31 PM »
Have you read Archbishop Lefebvre's Letter to Confused Catholics?  That's always a great starting-point.

This was the book that immediately sprang to my mind also.  Since tmw and I are pretty much on opposing ends of the trad spectrum, anything on which we agree acquires a certain significance.  :)

It is available online: http://www.sspxasia.com/Documents/Archbishop-Lefebvre/OpenLetterToConfusedCatholics/
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Re: Traditional Catholism for Dummies?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2014, 09:11:57 PM »
If you have a Kindle (or another ereader and the Calibre software), I have created an eBook from the SSPXAsia OLtCC.

It is attached to this post.

(Note, I created this before Angelus Press offered Open Letter to Confused Catholics in eBook format... it's only $6, and I highly recommend it.  AP offers great eBooks for SO cheap!)
http://www.amazon.com/Open-Letter-Confused-Catholics-ebook/dp/B007BV8V2U/ref=sr_1_9?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1336427806&sr=1-9
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Re: Traditional Catholism for Dummies?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2014, 09:14:40 PM »
fisheaters.com haa a lot of resourc

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Re: Traditional Catholism for Dummies?
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2014, 09:18:22 PM »
Thank you! I will check those out.

Kaesekopf, unfortunately I do not have an ereader.

 

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Re: Traditional Catholism for Dummies?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2014, 09:23:44 PM »
I would like to find some book on traditional Catholism...but...it has become quite clear to me that everyone on this board is very intelligent (intimidatingly so). Are there any books that won't make brain explode while reading them? Trad lite, if you will. I would not be opposed to children's Trad books. ;)

You should start at my blog: sbyvl.wordpress.com

and follow me on Twitter. @Sbyvl.

You'll learn a lot and laugh a lot.
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Re: Traditional Catholism for Dummies?
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2014, 09:28:01 PM »
I'm not on twitter (CAF and now SD is as "social media" as I get lol) but will definitely read your blog. :)
 

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Re: Traditional Catholism for Dummies?
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2014, 09:29:42 PM »
fisheaters.com [has] a lot of [resources]

Yeah, just stay clear of the forum.
 

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Re: Traditional Catholism for Dummies?
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2014, 09:30:56 PM »
fisheaters.com [has] a lot of [resources]

Yeah, just stay clear of the forum.

Seconded.
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--St. Thomas Aquinas

"Neither the true faith nor eternal salvation is to be found outside the Holy Catholic Church."
--Pope Pius IX

“That the Conciliar Church is a schismatic Church, because it breaks with the Catholic Church that has always been. It has its new dogmas, its new priesthood, its new institutions, its new worship, all already condemned by the Church in many a document, official and definitive."
--Archbishop Lefebvre

Heliocentricism is idiocy.
 

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Re: Traditional Catholism for Dummies?
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2014, 09:32:46 PM »
Also check out stuff from this stickied thread:  http://www.suscipedomine.com/forum/index.php?topic=1893.0
Quote from: Bishop Williamson
The "promise to respect" as Church law the New Code of Canon Law is to respect a number of supposed laws directly contrary to Church doctrine.

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Re: Traditional Catholism for Dummies?
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2014, 09:33:49 PM »
I'm not on twitter (CAF and now SD is as "social media" as I get lol) but will definitely read your blog. :)

Keep in mind that his blog is from a sedevacantist perspective and that many trads, like myself, disagree with much of what he writes. Open Letter to Confused Catholics really makes a much better introduction to traditional Catholicism.
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Re: Traditional Catholism for Dummies?
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2014, 09:34:53 PM »
I'm not on twitter (CAF and now SD is as "social media" as I get lol) but will definitely read your blog. :)

Keep in mind that his blog is from a sedevacantist perspective and that many trads, like myself, disagree with much of what he writes. Open Letter to Confused Catholics really makes a much better introduction to traditional Catholicism.

Why do you insist upon "warning" people that I am a sede?  Vanna knows very well that I am SV, as that is what I was talking about on CAF. 
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--St. Thomas Aquinas

"Neither the true faith nor eternal salvation is to be found outside the Holy Catholic Church."
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“That the Conciliar Church is a schismatic Church, because it breaks with the Catholic Church that has always been. It has its new dogmas, its new priesthood, its new institutions, its new worship, all already condemned by the Church in many a document, official and definitive."
--Archbishop Lefebvre

Heliocentricism is idiocy.
 

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Re: Traditional Catholism for Dummies?
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2014, 09:35:17 PM »
Have you read Archbishop Lefebvre's Letter to Confused Catholics?  That's always a great starting-point.

Yes. Great intro to trad-dom! I wish I could have met that guy...

I share your beginning somewhat...about the intimidation factor that is. Smart people and well read for sure. There is room for dummies too!

After all, how can you rear (not raise) all the children that come from a traditional marriage and have time to read all those books?  :P
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Re: Traditional Catholism for Dummies?
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2014, 09:43:40 PM »
Have you read Archbishop Lefebvre's Letter to Confused Catholics?  That's always a great starting-point.

Yes. Great intro to trad-dom! I wish I could have met that guy...

I share your beginning somewhat...about the intimidation factor that is. Smart people and well read for sure. There is room for dummies too!

After all, how can you rear (not raise) all the children that come from a traditional marriage and have time to read all those books?  :P

:) Well, I was just blessed with 2 to rear...one who is off to college but the youngest is surprisingly time-consuming. lol

I've already started on the Letter to Confused Catholics. ;) I enjoy the tone so far.