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The Cantankerous Catholic - Joe Sixpack—The Every Catholic Guy 14th August 2019
Reality Denied: El Paso & Dayton

Reality Denied: El Paso & Dayton

Episode 33:

I want to talk about the shootings and the things the media and politicians refuse to acknowledge. All the usual suspects have come out of the woodwork to say all the usual things we’ve come to expect in such instances, but none—save one commentator—have said the most obvious thing that needs to be said. Tune in to find out what that is!

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There is so much dissension and confusion in the Catholic Church these days that it’s very difficult to find orthodox materials by authors you can trust. I located over 1,120 books on Catholic morality. Those listed below are the only ones I can recommend.

One author who kept popping up was F. Charles Curran, usually simply listed as Charles Curran. If you run across any of his books, or any of his disciples, turn and run the other way as quickly as you can. Charles Curran is a heretic whose credentials as a theologian were stripped by St, John Paul II. NEVER READ ANYTHING BY THIS MAN!

Here are the books I recommend:

Secrets of the Catholic Faith by Joe Sixpack—The Every Catholic Guy

In Defense of Purity: An Analysis of the Catholic Ideals of Purity and Virginity by Dietrich von Hildebrand

Graven Images: Substitutes for True Morality – by Dietrich Von Hildebrand

Catholic Replies Paperback – by James J. Drummey Although I have never met Drummey, I’ve been reading his work weekly in The Wanderer for thirty years, and it is excellent. Since I’ll begin writing a column for The Wanderer soon, I expect to meet this man I’ve long admired.

Your Life in Christ: Foundations in Catholic Morality

The Splendor of Truth: Encyclical Letter of John Paul II

An Introduction to Moral Theology Paperback – by William E May Dr. May (RIP) was a close and dear friend of mine for over twenty years. He was the foremost moral theologian in America. I couldn’t have written some of my most highly acclaimed works (under another name) without his theological prowess.

Catholic Morality: A Course in Religion – Book III

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Catholic News Notes


US Bishop calls out brother bishops: ‘Deposit of faith has been fragmented and corrupted’


Cardinal Marx proposes men and women preach at Mass


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South Dakota public schools will see a brand-new addition to their halls: ‘In God We Trust’


U.S. bishop praises cardinal’s statement on impossibility of women’s ordination

Catholic Stories

This episode features a story about a girl and her dad visiting churches in NYC.

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