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 Post subject: Re: Catholic answer book?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:18 pm 
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Desertfalcon wrote:
I wasn't looking to debate either, nor put you on the spot, nor be argumentative. I DID simply point out though that when people state that the Bible says that we should "not pray repiticiously", that they are editing God's Word. Even in the KJV, the Bible doesn't say that and omitting the word vain makes all the difference.

Doom's answer was better. :fyi:

*I just shuddered when I wrote that*

A better answer still would be to ask if Jesus prayed the Shema daily. ;)

Okay, it's not a better answer. But I'm fond of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Catholic answer book?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:27 pm 
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jac3510 wrote:
Desertfalcon wrote:
I wasn't looking to debate either, nor put you on the spot, nor be argumentative. I DID simply point out though that when people state that the Bible says that we should "not pray repiticiously", that they are editing God's Word. Even in the KJV, the Bible doesn't say that and omitting the word vain makes all the difference.

Doom's answer was better. :fyi:

*I just shuddered when I wrote that*

A better answer still would be to ask if Jesus prayed the Shema daily. ;)

Okay, it's not a better answer. But I'm fond of it.

It is better in the respect that Doom did not write it. :fyi:


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 Post subject: Re: Catholic answer book?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:44 pm 
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Kalona wrote:
The CCC? (Catechism of the Catholic Church).


That's a very huge book. Another version would be better - Compendium of CCC:

http://www.vatican.va/archive/compendiu ... cc_en.html


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 Post subject: Re: Catholic answer book?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:46 pm 
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You might take a look at What Catholics Really Believe by Karl Keating. I believe that it would be helpful to you in these situations. He also wrote Catholicism and Fundamentalism which is very good at answering fundamentalist criticisms and questions.

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 Post subject: Re: Catholic answer book?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:07 pm 
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I am always reluctant to recommend Keating's books because he can be very abrasive without (IMHO) sufficient cause.


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 Post subject: Re: Catholic answer book?
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Catholicism and Fundamentalism is also badly in need of an updated second edition....it was first published in 1988...to put that into perspective that is the same as a book in 1988 that was published in 1964.


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 Post subject: Re: Catholic answer book?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:27 am 
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milby wrote:
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which is exactly what the scripture Catholic site i provided pointed out... helloooooooooooo... milby :wave


Love the website but I was looking for a book. Hellooooooooooooooooooo


My kind of guy.

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 Post subject: Re: Catholic answer book?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:27 am 
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That's an understatement.


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 Post subject: Re: Catholic answer book?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:34 am 
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milby, IMO one of the best q&a books about Catholicism is called 'This is the Faith' by Rev. Canon Francis Ripley. You can now get it on CD for about 2.00 https://tanbooks.benedictpress.com/inde ... ith-MP3-CD or if you want book form http://www.amazon.com/This-Is-Faith-Com ... 0895556421 for just over 14.00 it's about 7 dollars cheaper on amazon but the first site has the book as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Catholic answer book?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:44 am 
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Another is "Catholicism for Dummies" - OTOH, avoid like the plague "Idiots Guide to Catholicism"


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 Post subject: Re: Catholic answer book?
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milby wrote:
Is there a good book that I could get that would be an easy reference book to look up what Catholics believe on a certain subject. For instance my wife asked me this morning "What is the Catholic stance on prayer, doesn't the bible say somewhere about how we should not pray repiticiously (sp?) or something like that?" It would have been nice to have a book that I could quickly look that up and give her an answer.


"Honey, I love you" That makes her smile. If you said it 3 times each day, would she love that? What if you said it a thousand times each day. When you love someone, you say it over and over and over.


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 Post subject: Re: Catholic answer book?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:59 pm 
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There's an old series called Radio Replies that is excellent.


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 Post subject: Re: Catholic answer book?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:59 pm 
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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
I am always reluctant to recommend Keating's books because he can be very abrasive without (IMHO) sufficient cause.


Yes, he can. But I don't find it in this book. Keating's style seems to be very straightforward. He doesn't try to avoid hurting feelings. He is very much, "This is the way it is!" Personally, I prefer that to someone who dances around the barn!

Peace,
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 Post subject: Re: Catholic answer book?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:09 pm 
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I would recommend a book that a priest gave me called "Rediscover Catholicism" by Matthew Kelly. It is a concise and easy to understand run-down of the Faith and does not require a Doctor of Theology to read. It was meant, I believe, to target lapsed Catholics and draw them back home, but it also works great as a source of genuine information for non Catholics or those thinking about entering the Church. I think it covers most of the basic Protestant questions.


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