I love books and have learned so much about my faith through them.
Today I was perusing the shelves at the local St Vincent store checking out some book titles. I found they had a lot of those romance novels which I know are not exactly conducive to living the Christian lifestyle. I paged through a few to see if these were indeed ones which I suspected had passages describing the, ah, antics of young single couples. At least one was a Danielle Steele. Some looked to be fairly old, , like from the '70’s; not very lengthy. A couple of them were obvious by the cover art; hunky guy embracing young woman with flowing hair. You get the picture.
I bought $1.50 of them for fireplace fodder and consider the money well spent.
I once found a copy of Cider House Rules which was made into a movie. It takes place at a doctor’s orphanage, but he also does abortions. It is off the shelf.
I think it is our Catholic duty (and maybe part of my mission) to see that this kind of literature is not promoted by a Catholic-run store. If the management does not see to it, then why not help clean up the shelves?
Does anyone else do this?