Barron, Fr. Robert. Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith. Image, 2014
Companion book to Fr. Barron's Catholicism DVD series.
Catechism of the Catholic Church. 1995, USCCB.
Baseline reference for doctrine of the Catholic Church.
The Catholic Source Book. 2008, Our Sunday Visitor
Great reference for all things Catholic, especially customs and practices.
Ford, Michael. Father Mychal Judge: An Authentic American Hero. 2002, Paulist Press
Story of the FDNY chaplain who was killed on September 11, 2001 while ministering to victims at the World Trade Center.
Hahn, Scott. Hail, Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God. 2006, Image
Scriptural foundations and explanation for the strong devotion Catholics have to Mary.
Hahn, Scott. The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth. 1999, Doubleday
Foundation of the Mass through scriptural sources.
Martin, Fr. James. Jesus: A Pilgrimage. 2014, HarperOne
Look at the person of Jesus through Fr. Martin's pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Martin, Fr. James. My Life with the Saints. 2006, Loyola Press
Essays on various saints and holy people who have journeyed with Fr. Martin throughout his life.
Pope Benedict XVI. Charity in Truth: Caritas in Veritate. 2009, Ignatius Press
Benedict's final encyclical on the topic social justice.
Pope Francis. The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium. 2013, USCCB
Francis' apostolic exhortation widely accepted as his master plan for rebuilding the church.
Radcliffe, Fr. Timothy. What is the Point of Being a Christian? 2005, Burns & Oates
Exploration of Christianity from a brilliant Dominican teacher and priest.
Radcliffe, Fr. Timothy. Why go to Church? The Drama of the Eucharist. 2008, Continuum Books
Look at the Mass as it unfolds, how the elements tie deeply into our own daily lives.
Tanner, Norman (ed). Vatican II: The Essential Texts. 2012, Image
Compilation of the documents of the Second Vatican Council, which has completely reshaped the church over the last 50 years.
Thigpen, Paul (ed). New Catholic Answer Bible (NABRE). 2011, Our Sunday Visitor
The best bible for new Catholics or those discerning to become Catholic.
United States Catholic Catechism for Adults. 2006, USCCB
Reference that gives concrete examples to go along with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Wuerl, Cardinal Donald, & Mike Aquilina. The Church. 2013, Doubleday
Accesible explanation of the elements of the church building itself.
Wuerl, Cardinal Donald, & Mike Aquilina. The Mass. 2011, Doubleday
Accesible guide through the elements of the Mass from beginning to end.