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Old Nov 26, '06, 8:43 am
mbryanbook mbryanbook is offline
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Default Catholic great books reading and discussion group

I hope someone can help me with this one!

I'm a Catholic and a librarian in a public library. One of the responsibilities of my job is to lead a Great Books Reading and Discussion group at the library. We use anthologies of readings from the Great Books Foundation in Chicago, started many years ago by Mortimer J. Adler and others. The group reads and discusses a selection or sometimes a whole work by an author. The readings are serious material and the ensuing discussions are intellectually stimulating. I would like to approach my pastor about starting a Catholic Great Books group in the parish, a group in which we read and discuss classic spiritual and theological works by great Catholic authors.

Does anyone here have experience in their parish with this kind of program? Is there a website on Catholic Great Books? I have Fr. Hardon's wonderful volume, "The Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan," and will certainly use that in planning. Any suggestions?
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Old Nov 26, '06, 8:56 am
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My suggestion is you start out by exploring the masterpieces of G. K. Chesterton. He deeply influenced many of our 20th century apologists, such as Fulton Sheen and C. S. Lewis. And his influence is ongoing around the world in such far flung places as Russia and New Zealand. Chesterton is a must read for any serious Catholic because his writings, especially "Orthodoxy" and "The Everlasting Man" are foundational for bringing the Gospel to modern man, as well as a sound Catholic world view to Catholics.
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Old Oct 13, '08, 10:21 am
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Is there a book which would help me to respond correctly to the following or similar questions?At the recent Lambeth Conference
an Anglican clergyman tried to justify the soft line on homosexuality by saying,"if we took the Bible too literally,we would still be stoning people."
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Old Feb 22, '09, 3:31 pm
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Default Re: Catholic great books reading and discussion group

Fr. McCloskey has a good list posted at
I've acquired several hundred great titles over the years.
If you were to start w/ the works of: Chesterton, Belloc, Howard, Weigel, Neuhaus, Kreeft, Sheed, Hahn, Madrid, Shea, Ray, Ratzinger (Benedict XVI), JP II, Baker, Groeschel., Keating, Newman, and the works of Augustine and Acquinas, you'd have a very good start.

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Old Feb 25, '09, 12:16 am
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Please tell me if there any good websites to download or print Catholic ebooks? I am particularly looking for Divine Mercy in my Soul.
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Old Feb 26, '09, 9:16 pm
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Hope this helps
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Old Feb 26, '09, 9:40 pm
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Tan Books has great books for purchase. Many spiritual classics.

See this thread :

For free Catholic ebooks.

St. Francis de Sales' book 'Introduction to the Devout Life' is a great book for a discussion group. Many interesting spiritual allegories pertinent to each person's life today.


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