Resources for Catholics

It's taken me a long time to sit down and type out this list of resources for Catholics; if you've visited my blog before and clicked on this tab, you've likely been met by a blank page with the words, "Coming Soon!" cheerfully bolded at the top.

I suppose the reason for the delay - other than my usual very slow approach to all things blogging - is that it's taken me a long time to own my faith as a Catholic.  Whether you're a poorly catechized cradle Catholic who grew up in the late 80's  (like me) or a spirit-filled new convert to the faith, there comes a point in your life where you realize you can't play the blissfully ignorant card any longer.

If you search for the truth, eventually you find He who is all Truth.

And once you come to know Christ, to know He who is Truth, you can't unknow Him.

I'm still stumbling uphill on my faith journey through this world (aren't we all?) and I often find myself praying the words from Mark 9:24, "I do believe; help my unbelief."  At the end of the day, I'm just trying my best to live a life that echoes the words of this quote from Philippians (emphasis mine):
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. - Phil 2:12-13
Below is a list of resources* that have helped me over the years to better understand my faith, to better appreciate my faith, and to better live my faith.  I am sure that I will continue to add to this list so please check back from time to time.  Please feel free to leave a comment or to send me an email if you'd like to suggest a resource for this list as well.

BOOKS: The Basics

New American Standard Bible

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Why Do Catholics Do That by Kevin Orlin Johnson

BOOKS: For Inspiration

Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly

The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Mother Teresa's Secret Fire: The Encounter That Changed Her Life and How It Can Change Your Own by Joeseph Langford

Rome Sweet Home by Scott and Kimberly Hahn

Something Other than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It by Jennifer Fulwiler

BOOKS: For Bible Study

Courageous Women: A Study on the Heroines of Biblical History by Stacey Mitch

Courageous Virtue (Courageous Studies for Women) by Stacey Mitch

Women of Grace: A Bible Study for Married Women by Michealann Martin


Conversion Diary

Catholic Mom

Catholic Stand

Ignitum Today

Catholic Sistas

Team Whitaker


The Holy See (Vatican)

Catholic Answers

Mass Times (find a Mass, reconciliation, etc, near you)

Find Eucharistic Adoration at a Church Near You

Bible Gateway

National Catholic Register


Catholic Answers Live

The Catholics Next Door

The Reason for our Hope (Homilies from Fr. Larry Richards)

Fr. John Riccardo's Podcast

Catholic in a Smalltown


Sacred Heart Radio 740 AM (Cincinnati Catholic Radio)

Son Rise Morning Show 

Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo

KLOVE Contemporary Christian Music

STAR 93.3 Cincinnati Contemporary Christian Music



Couple to Couple League

The Marquette Model 


FemCal Lite (app for iPhone to help track fertility signs)


CRHP (Christ Renews His Parish)

*Note that any links to items on Amazon are through my Amazon affiliate link.