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Offline FaithByProxy

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« on: March 10, 2012, 11:56:15 AM »
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  • As I am new to the Faith, I'm finding that it is very difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to solid traditional doctrine, practices, spiritual works and teachings, especially when it comes to searching for such things on the internet.

    After reading the posts on this site at length, I trust the good judgment of many of the Catholics who post here. I need help finding good, reliable traditional Catholic websites and books (of any sort, spiritual or intellectual) so that I can better educate myself about the Catholic faith and my obligation as a member of it. I am terrified that I may inadvertently fall into the traps that many "modern" Catholics find themselves entangled in. Sadly, my RCIA classes are not helping in this regard, as the priest heading them goes to great lengths to avoid offending anyone and all of my peers use it as a chance to throw around opinions for two hours.

    Any suggestions, help, and ideas would be greatly appreciated, and I apologize if this topic has been brought up before.
    My Jesus, Mercy!

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    « Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 12:02:33 PM »
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  • Hi FBP- your zeal for a traditional understanding of the Church is honorable. May I suggest this to start out with:

    Library of Catholic Documents
    http://www.sspxasia.com/Documents/index.htm#sspx


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    « Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 12:06:19 PM »
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  • There are also quite a number of good uploads in the Library section. May I suggest many of the uploads by Hobbledehoy as a safe selection. Most all, if not all, of his uploads are cited, and contain imprimaturs on them. Of course there is other excellent material as well, but you can be certain his uploads are 'safe', even though many of them are on advanced topics.

    I would strongly, strongly, suggest buying a copy of the Balitimore Catechism #3. I highly doubt you might get exposure to it at RCIA classes, but it is an indispensable resource for ANY Catholic; we all need to know our Catechism, and I often times refer to mine.

    You can find it here online for free, but I suggest getting a  hard-copy if possible:
    http://www.baltimore-catechism.com/

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    « Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 12:11:28 PM »
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  • Lastly, may I suggest getting copy of the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible with Haydock commentary. It is also an indispensable tool, and the bible is, after all, a Catholic book we should all treasure and read as often as possible. The Haydock commentary, I find, is invaluable to explaining much of what is meant in the various books, and is especially good at defending against Protestantism.

    Again, it is available online for free, but I suggest a hard-copy for this:
    http://haydock1859.tripod.com/

    If you need info on the Douay-Rheims, LordPhan/ Matthew had uploaded an excellent document here on the differences between the translations:

    http://www.cathinfo.com/index.php/Which-Bible-Should-You-Read

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    « Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 12:19:30 PM »
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  • Thank you so much, s2s! I'm looking into all of these links right now.  :reading:

    I will need to start saving up to invest in the versions of the Catechism and Bible that you suggested, as well. I had already been looking into the Douay-Rheims Bible, but didn't know there was a version that contained commentary to help illuminate the texts. Your posts have been very generous and illuminating, thank you once again!
    My Jesus, Mercy!


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    « Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 12:26:40 PM »
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  • Your welcome miss. You will be in my Rosary this evening, and in my mass intentions tomorrow.

    May our Lord continue to give you the graces to continue to be strong and learn much in your conversion, and my Our Lady keep you and your Fiancee as her own, and bless your upcoming marriage.  :pray:

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    « Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012, 12:29:02 PM »
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  • Quote from: FaithByProxy
    As I am new to the Faith, I'm finding that it is very difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to solid traditional doctrine, practices, spiritual works and teachings, especially when it comes to searching for such things on the internet.

    After reading the posts on this site at length, I trust the good judgment of many of the Catholics who post here. I need help finding good, reliable traditional Catholic websites and books (of any sort, spiritual or intellectual) so that I can better educate myself about the Catholic faith and my obligation as a member of it. I am terrified that I may inadvertently fall into the traps that many "modern" Catholics find themselves entangled in. Sadly, my RCIA classes are not helping in this regard, as the priest heading them goes to great lengths to avoid offending anyone and all of my peers use it as a chance to throw around opinions for two hours.

    Any suggestions, help, and ideas would be greatly appreciated, and I apologize if this topic has been brought up before.


    An excellent publisher:

    http://www.angeluspress.org/

    Two of their great selections:

    http://www.angeluspress.org/oscatalog/item/5242/100-years-of-modernism

    &

    http://www.angeluspress.org/oscatalog/item/6700/iota-unum

    And see this site:

    http://calendar.ageofmary.com/
    Age, thou art shamed.*
    O shame, where is thy blush?**

    -Shakespeare, Julius Caesar,* Hamlet**

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    « Reply #7 on: March 10, 2012, 12:34:07 PM »
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  • Hey- great calendar- I just bookmarked it. I was looking for one!


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    « Reply #8 on: March 10, 2012, 12:36:27 PM »
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  • I am in the process of brushing up on the fundamentals of our Faith. Many have recommended that I re-read the Baltimore or Penny Catechism (both of which can be found online. I have Baltimore #2, but 3 is apparently the best.)

    Another catechism recently recommended to me is Spirago and Clarke's The Catechism Explained. I was able to get a copy from the 19th century for $8 plus shipping. I haven't got to reading any of it yet.

    Also, make it a habit to pray 5 decades of the Rosary every day, and to entrust and recommend yourself to God and the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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    « Reply #9 on: March 10, 2012, 12:43:49 PM »
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  • I just sent a personal message, but realize you might not be able to read it since you are a new member. In any case, feel free to email me at:

    traditionalromancatholic AT gmail DOT com

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    « Reply #10 on: March 10, 2012, 12:44:03 PM »
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  • Quote from: Jim
    I have Baltimore #2, but 3 is apparently the best.


    I didn't think one was better than the other, but they're meant for different audiences. I think #2 is geared more towards youth, and #3 is geared more towards young adults, but is still plenty thorough for the new catechist.

    A good book I  woul dlike to add, that I used through my own conversion process, was this one:

    This Is The Faith



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    « Reply #11 on: March 10, 2012, 12:47:10 PM »
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  • I have that as well  :cool:

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    « Reply #12 on: March 10, 2012, 01:49:57 PM »
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  • I would also recommend having some good lives of the Saints to read. The Saints are lights to guide us, especially in these times.

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    « Reply #13 on: March 10, 2012, 10:36:32 PM »
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  • Catholic Apologetics is another good website:

    http://www.catholicapologetics.info/

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    « Reply #14 on: March 10, 2012, 10:45:36 PM »
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  • Quote from: s2srea
    Hey- great calendar- I just bookmarked it. I was looking for one!


    There's lots of other great stuff on that site. Explore.
    Age, thou art shamed.*
    O shame, where is thy blush?**

    -Shakespeare, Julius Caesar,* Hamlet**

     

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