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Friday, May 19, 2006
Summer Reading List - Updated

With summer right around the corner, I like to start reading. Last year I read quite a few books by Pope John Paul ll and a book by Cardinal Bernardin. This year I wanted to do the same, but I wanted the advice of my readers on what books I should read. I have a small list started. If you would like to recommend a good, Catholic book please comment below.

  • Mother Angelica by Raymond Arroyo

  • "The Sacred Heart and the Priesthood"

  • "The Priest is Not His Own" by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

  • Priest - Portraits of Ten Good Men Serving the Church Today

  • The Dialogues of St. Catherine of Sienna

  • "Silence" by Shusako Endo

  • "Light and Peace" by R. P. Quadrupani

  • "The Mass of the Early Christians" by Mike Aquilina

  • "Through the Years with Oscar Romero: Daily Meditations"

  • "Romero: A Life" by James R. Brockman


del_button May 15, 2006 at 10:09 PM
Anonymous said...

I'm thinking about reading a book by a Catholic author, although it is not a "Catholic" book. Paulo Coelho's, the Pilgrimage.

The web page above will inform you a bit about the author. about the author. Do you think I should read it(or does anyone think I should read it?)

del_button May 16, 2006 at 4:38 PM
Moneybags said...

I think it would be okay to read it as long you keep your guard up. Coelho is a Catholic but his writings "...combine in a unique way religion, mysticism, spiritual exercises, meditation and supernatural experiences, mainly from his occult activities. These elements are sometimes incompatible with mainstream Catholicism."

That is why I would be cautious if I read it. If you do read it, could you please let me know how it was in regard to the truth of our faith.

Thank you!

God Bless!

del_button May 16, 2006 at 7:21 PM
Kim said...

Let me know how the Mother Angelica book goes. I'm tempted to read it if/when I exhaust my reading list.

del_button May 20, 2006 at 5:06 AM
andy said...

I've read The Mass of the Early Christians and its quite good! Enjoy!

I've begun reading The Delorious Passion and the Diary of St. Faustina. Along with books on the history of the Restoration Movement for my summer internship.

Believe me, I enjoy the Catholic books much more!

del_button May 20, 2006 at 8:10 AM
Eddy Lee said...

I'm glad to see you want to read Priest, it is a good book, I need to re-read it and finish it because I didn't finish it hte first time, but should re-read what I have read since it's been a long time.

I'm going to read that Enormous prayers this summer as well.

In Christ,

Ed L.

del_button May 20, 2006 at 7:54 PM
Anonymous said...

I have not yet read it but Arms of Love by Carmen Marcoux seems like a very good catholic-read.

del_button May 21, 2006 at 8:32 PM
TNP said...

I heartily recommend anything written by Father Thomas Dubay.

del_button May 22, 2006 at 9:55 PM
Fredi said...

Spiritual Theology by Father Jordan Aumann

You can read it online or download it.

If you like it, purchase a hardcopy for your library.

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