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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:59 pm 
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I'm in between reading anything "weighty" right now. Just reading a biography of Hans Joachim Marseille, a famous Luftwaffe fighter ace of WWII.

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Anyone here read St. Augustine's -- "On Christian doctrine"?

For me at present, Pope Pius X encyclical against Modernism.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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PDUBYA wrote:
Anyone here read St. Augustine's -- "On Christian doctrine"?
Of course...should be a prerequisite before reading the bible

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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I'm reading Reflections on the Passion by Fr. Charles Hugo Doyle


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I'm reading Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs. Bit surprised my local library had it, but enjoying it a lot.

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The Council of Florence by Joseph Gill and Engaging the Enemy by Elizabeth Moon.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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"The Twelve" by C. Bernard Ruffin. It is about the lives of the apostles after Calvary. So far interesting, but nothing extraordinary.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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I finished "The Twelve" by Ruffin earlier this evening. If you have an interest in the apostles then you'll like this book. It is easy to read/flows well. It is only 177 pages so it won't take long to finish. It seems to be very well referenced. There are a few really inspiring passages. On page 85 there is a passage about James the Righteous that I really liked (if I could type well I'd copy it here). Just to warn you, there are not a lot of authentic historical documents confirming the activities of the apostles after Calvary, so a lot of Ruffin's book is based on "disputed" later writings and apocryphal works. Still, overall, I thought it is was good.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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I don't think Ruffin is a Catholic. Not that this makes it of less quality, but it may affect his view on the existence and authority of Sacred Tradition and the pious belief in local traditions.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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I just finished Chesterton's "Saint Thomas Aquinas, The Dumb Ox." Liked it.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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On Saturday, I was in downtown Morgantown for "Chocolate Lovers' Day" where, for a $5 admission fee, you could stop by different businesses and get samples of chocolate treats. The Public Library was participating, and also happened to be having a used book sale that day.

I went to the book sale and picked up a paperback copy of C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy for 75 cents. The books, despite apparently being older than I am, are in remarkably good shape.

I started reading Out of the Silent Planet on Sunday night while doing laundry; I'm enjoying it so far. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Little Pat wrote:
I just finished Chesterton's "Saint Thomas Aquinas, The Dumb Ox." Liked it.



Thought you would.

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke (I can't believe this is actually my first time reading this)

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Doom wrote:
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke (I can't believe this is actually my first time reading this)



I can't either. Read "The Sentinel"?


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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Nope

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Doom wrote:
Nope



Doesn't take long.



http://econtent.typepad.com/TheSentinel.pdf

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I just started Introduction to Mary by Mark Miravalle

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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Nausea - Jean-Paul Sartre. I wish I could read French and not this English translation. :(

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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I wish we still had an 'Index of Forbidden Books' so I could have an excuse not to read any Sartre :)

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 Post subject: Re: What are you reading?
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The Third Testament by Eklund. It's about the next testament of the Bible from a Catholic point of view. It tells the story of the saints in a really unique way and includes miraculous events like Lourdes and Fatima. So far I think it's great. Certainly one of the best Catholic fiction novels I've read.


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