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"Everything we read stimulates our mind to think, and what we think determines what we desire, and desires are the seedbed of our actions. Given this iron law of human nature--from reading to thinking, to desiring, to acting--we are shaping our destiny by the ideas we choose to have enter our minds through print." - Fr. John Hardon, S.J., The Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan

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Saturday, July 01, 2006

The Catholic LifeTime Reading Plan

One book that you should probably try to get a hold of if you're interested in reading Catholic literature is Fr. Hardon's Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan. Unfortunately it is out of print, but you should be able to find a used copy on Amazon.com, or Alibris.com, or Abebooks, or whatever other used book vendor you use.

After discussing the Bible, the Catechism, the Second Vatican Council and L'Osservatore Romano, Fr. Hardon provides a brief commentary on over 100 Catholic authors, arranged chronologically in the following periods:
  • The Age of Persecution
  • The Patristic Age
  • Medieval Civilization
  • The Catholic Reformation
  • The Modern Age
I'm sure I'll be referring to this book as I comment on books discussed here. Reading the works listed in Fr. Hardon's book would truly take a lifetime.


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posted by Nick Senger at 7:44 AM

Comments on "The Catholic LifeTime Reading Plan"


Blogger Chris from St. Mary's said ... (Wednesday, July 19, 2006 4:28:00 PM) : 

The book is in print and available at this website http://www.grottopress.org/Grotto_Books/Reading_Plan/reading_plan.html


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