Thursday, September 3, 2009

The 10 Worst Catholic Book Titles

So, I found a book haven at a nearby town, with a HUGE lot of books. All used, all in good condition and the most professional setting for a used book store. I had a big smile when he said he had over 2 thousand Catholic books. Now this guy is a book lover! Can you believe I found a book written by St. Bellarmine? Many, many good books. And yet there were some gut wrenching ugly ones. So bad, I had to creat a list for your enjoyment.

The 10 Worst Catholic Book Titles

(yes, these are real books and the year published says it all)

  1. A Catechism of the Liberal Catholic Church no date, I hope it's not a real catechism.

  2. A Disturbed Peace: Selected Writings of an Irish Catholic Homosexual 1982

  3. A Feast in Honor of Yahweh 1965

  4. A Key to the New Liturgical Constitution; An Alphabetical Analysis 1964

  5. A Modern Priest Looks at His Outdated Church 1967

  6. A New Look at Christian Morality 1968

  7. A New Look st the Sacraments 1977

  8. A Plain Man's Guide to Christianity; Essays In Liberal Catholicism 1936 but I really think it s/b 1963

  9. A Time of Change: Guidelines for the Perplexed Catholic 1968

  10. Absolutes in Moral Theology? 1968 And yes the question mark is part of the title

Do you have any titles to share? Stay tuned I have 2 more list to share with you in the near future.


Aussie Therese said...

no titles to add but when you have a spare 20 minutes sit down and watch this with Regan.

Sacraments are out, just ask Coyne

John Michael said...

Thanks for sharing, Therese. Absolutely amazing.

Your comment about that post is spot on!

Perhaps some day we will see one of his titles on one of these lists. ;)

Joyful Catholics said...

We were married in 76. Needless to say, the "sloppy theology" left us ever-so-free to wander away from the CC and move on to pastures less stodgy and "oppressive", unbound by shackles of old fashioned religion, where empty rituals did not exist...or so we thought. We were WRONG! Now we're back in the CC and LOVING the GIFT of HOLY MOTHER CHURCH! A miracle of grace, to be sure!