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Ryan is on page 27 of 240 of Weapons of Mass Instruction
Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto
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Liberty, the God That Failed by Christopher A. Ferrara
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The Holy Mass, Leather Gift Edition by Prosper Guéranger
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Mystici Corporis by Pope Pius XII
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A great journey in time...back when Popes acted and sounded like Popes.
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Roses Among Thorns by Saint Francis De Sales
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An excellent little devotional book. Each chapter is a small, stand-alone meditation on living the Christian life. Definitely worth multiple read throughs!
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The Making of Europe by Robert C. Bartlett
"This is not the best choice if you are looking for an introductory survey of Medieval Europe - and I say this as a former professor of Medieval and Early Modern Europe. A basic understanding (at least) of the period is required BEFORE reading Bart..." Read more of this review »
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The Medal or Cross of St. Benedict by Prosper Guéranger
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A solid little book on the Medal/Cross of St Benedict. Some interesting stories about the miraculous interventions that resulted from the medal and the intercession of Holy Father Benedict (not XVI).
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Dorothy Day
“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”
Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist

Pope John Paul II
“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle.

It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.”
Pope John Paul II

Peter Kreeft
“The national anthem of Hell is 'I did it my way.”
Peter Kreeft

Alasdair MacIntyre
“Kant was right; morality did in the eighteenth century, as a matter of historical fact, presuppose something very like the teleological scheme of God, freedom and happiness as the final crown of virtue which Kant propounds. Detach morality from that framework and you will no longer have morality; or, at the very least, you will have radically transformed its character.”
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