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Grossman does a great service for military and police (and those considering work that involves the potential for taking life). On Killing has really helped me as an infantryman to understand something of the necessary mindset and the many potential ...more
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The Mystery of Christian Worship by Odo Casel
The Mystery of Christian Worship
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The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
The End of the Affair
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Excellent... every Catholic with a sense of Romance should read it. I'm sure the movie sanitized it of any religious references and made it all about the sex, but Greene has described human nature and our desire for Gods love so well...if you're appr ...more
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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

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.”
Alasdair MacIntyre

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

Chuck Palahniuk
“You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We're all part of the same compost heap. We're all singing, all dancing crap of the world.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

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