Tag Archives: Books

I’ve Never Read René Girard, But I Will Now

So many books, and so little time. That’s my excuse, anyway. In light of René Girard’s passing, I read this article by Grant Kaplan today and learned that the final book he wrote had to do with Carl von Clausewitz.

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For Augustine’s Thoughts On Truth, And How They Relate To Present Controversies

What follows is from one paragraph of St. Augustine’s Confessions . I was just reading these thoughts this morning, having just made it into Book X of the good Doctor’s well known, but never read by me, memoir. I share them … Continue reading

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For These Thoughts Of Anthony The Great (A Few Words For Wednesday)

From Sr. Benedicta Ward’s The Sayings of the Desert Fathers, here are four sayings attributed to St. Anthony the Great.

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The Definition Of A Gentlemen (A Few Words For Wednesday)

While I was on vacation, I started thumbing through a book my wife picked up for me at our public library’s used book sale. Edited by a Fr. Raphael H. Gross, of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, the somewhat … Continue reading

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For Pascal’s Thoughts On The Mystery Of Corpus Christi

Back when I was toying around with the idea of actually trying to be a Christian, I personally got a nice kick in the rear from reading Blaise Pascal’s thought #224 on the Eucharist, How I hate these follies of … Continue reading

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BEHOLD! The YIMCatholic Swimsuit Edition…

Joe Six-Pack, here, reminding folks about the great swimsuits available for ladies over at Rey Swimwear. Two-piece, one-piece, accessories, suits for kids, etc. They’ve got it all, and they haven’t sold-out all of their inventory yet. Oops. Looks like the … Continue reading

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Coming To A Post Office Near You: The Flannery O’Connor Postage Stamp

There it is, with peacock feathers, and everthang. It’s supposed to be available come June 5th, or so. More information can be found out about the stamp, and about Ms. O’Connor, right cheer. I’m kinda bummed that it’s the 3 … Continue reading

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Will The Vatican Let Teilhard de Chardin Help Save The Church?

Does the name Teilhard de Chardin give you the willies? When you saw it in the title, did you immediately think that heterodox thoughts were about to be served up? No? Perhaps, like me up until a few years ago, … Continue reading

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The 5 Ways Of Worshiping God (Listicles By The Saints)

I’ve been reading some of the selections on the YIMCatholic Bookshelf. As it turns out, a good number of the books in that collection are written by authors whose names begin with the letter S. Saint this, or Saint that, … Continue reading

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Because the Anti-Christ is Politics

I’ve been reading Giovanni Papini’s Life of Christ some more. My Chinese mentor, John C.H. Wu, introduced this book, and author, to me. You’ve probably never heard of Papini (I sure hadn’t!) but he was a well known author back … Continue reading

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