EP 93: What Catholics Should (and Should Not) Read

In this episode of The Catholic Mama podcast, my husband and I sat down to talk about what’s worth reading as Catholics and what kind of stuff we should just steer clear of. Especially when it comes to the resources we devote to our spiritual development, not all reading is equal.

You can listen to the episode here or listen to it on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play or iHeartRadio.

We also mentioned A LOT of great reading material, which you can find below (list contains affiliate links):

Reading Material to Develop Good Catholic Study Habits

The Basics
*Catholic Study Bible
*The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Modern Commentary
* Insight, Bernard lonergan
* The One and the Many, Fr. W. Norris Clarke
* Aquinas (A Beginner’s Guide), Ed Feser
* Theology and Sanity, Frank Sheed
* Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis
* Anything by Scott Hahn, favorites include: The Creed and Joy to the World
* The Seven Storey Mountain, Thomas Merton
* The One-Minute Aquinas, Dr. Kevin Vost
*Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary and Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, Brant Pitre

The Writings of Saints and Popes
* Confessions, St. Augustine
* Everyday Meditations, St. John Henry Newman
* Summa Theologiae, St. Thomas Aquinas
* The Story of the Soul, St. Therese of Lisieux
* The Diary of St. Faustina
* Papal Encyclicals, including St. Pope John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” and “Faith & Reason” and Pope Paul VI’s “Humana Vitae
* Anything by Ven. Archbishop Fulton Sheen, favorites include The World’s First Love and Life of Christ
*The Collected Works of Saint John of the Cross

Modern Fiction/Non-Fiction
*The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien
* Anything C.S. Lewis, favorites include Abolition of Man, Mere Christianity Four Loves, and The Screwtape Letters

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