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What are your recommendations for every Catholic's personal library? (just the top ten, if that many)
Here are ten I recommend:
1. Ignatius Bible 2. Catechism 3. Augustine: Confessions 4. Aquinas: Summa Theologica 5. Therese: Autobiography 6. Chesterton: Everlasting Man 7. Lewis: Miracles 8. Lonergan: Insight 9. Weigel: Witness to Hope 10. Crocker: Triumph
The first two are the only which are completely essential. The last one does not have the same level of genius as the other nine, but it is a readable, one volume history of the Church. Three other books which should be on the list are: Newman's Apologia, Pascal's Pensees and Law's Serious Call. There of course are many others, but those are a good start.
God bless - and good reading. As Paul said, "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind." For a literate person that means daily spiritual reading, especially the Bible and Catechism.
We Are Church Slogan
Need for Dogma
Dissent and the Catechism
C.S. Lewis: To Dissenting Priests
Catholic Teaching on Birth Control
The Crisis of the Catholic University
The Abortion Issue.
Homily on Abortion and Homosexuality
The Challenge of Secular Humanism
The Religion of our Culture: Naturalism
The Catholic Church: Founded by Jesus
Hitler's Pope: Comic Book Approach to Church History
Pictures from Ordination of Deacon Armando Perez (Holy Family Parish, July 15, 2001)