What book(s) are you reading?

This one is really good and I’ve just started. I’m underlining things I want to remember. I TRULY enjoy learning about so many Saints, their lives, their history.

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The Habsburg Monarchy, 1809-1918 by A.J.P Taylor

The book of Jeremiah (in the NIV).

The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai by John Tayman

I’ve just gotten to the part where Father Damien has arrived and has been there for a few months. The book goes into much more detail than his heroism and provides a lot of additional details of how the colony got started, etc.


The Inner Experience: Notes on Contemplation, by Thomas Merton

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America Beyond Capitalism by Gar Alperovitz

Pretty interesting so far. It’s not simply a pro socialist book as opposed to capitalism. And the author clearly knows his stuff as he’s cited Hayek, James Buchanan and Robert Nisbet approvingly. Most important, what I’ve read so far isn’t opposed to Catholic social teaching.

Reading a few right now. Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard, which is an examination of Abraham’s faith before and leading up to the non-sacrifice of Isaac.

Also reading The Plague by Albert Camus, a story about a plague, of course.

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Jack Vance’s ‘Star Kings’. More familiar with his fantasy work, it has a particularly odd quality and tone you find in some older sci-fi but he throws away ideas on one page that some would build whole series around.

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The Sorrows of Young Werther* by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Recently finished Love for the Papacy and Filial Resistance to the Pope in the History of the Church (Robert ode Mattei, Angelico Press 2019). Very good selection of essays by a renowned Catholic historian, which puts the current crisis into perspective.

Currently busy with Christus Vincit: Christ’s Triumph Over the Darkness of the Age which is a book length interview of Bishop Athanasius Schneider by Diane Montagna (Angelico Press, 2019). His Grace talks about his childhood, his ordination to the priesthood, his missionary work in Brazil, and gives his perspective on the crises currently facing the Church as well as possible solutions he recommends…

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I am reading ‘My Daily Bread’ by Anthony J. Paone, S.J.
Lately I feel I need some guidance and understanding and peace in this unpredictable time. A GREAT Book!


Exile’s Return by Malcolm Cowley

The book of Ezekiel.

I have Treasure in Clay and America’s Bishop, a biography of Archbishop Sheen. It fills in the gaps in his autobiography (like his tete a tete with ++Spellman).

That’s a good one! I gave that one away too :disappointed_relieved:.

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I don’t know if I still have that one (it was the original from the 1960s).

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