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Here are some suggestions of authors, books, and talks on CD.  By no means is this an exhaustive list, just a few representative books of topics and authors which can be helpful to living a life in the spirit.  Each author mentioned has many more good works, and there are many other good authors. 

New American Bible

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Christopher West: A major author and speaker of topics related to The Theology of the Body.

Jason (and Crystallina) Evert: Similar to Christopher West, but more geared to teenagers. 

Peter Kreeft: Author of apologetics, focusing more on logical ways to prove God.  He is Catholic, but his work is more related to proving Christianity, not Catholic vs. Protestant. 

Scott Hahn: Convert to the faith, deep understanding of Catholicism.


Other Suggested Authors:

Bishop Robert Morneau

Matthew Kelly

Matthew Pinto

Jeff Cavins

Patrick Madrid

Tim Staples

Karl Keating

Jimmy Akin

Fr. Ron Rolheiser

Fr. David Knight

Stephen Wood

Kimberly Hahn

Joyce Rupp

Stephen Ray


Choices for Children:


Online Resources:
Many websites will provide information as a resource for you.  Many speakers will have podcasts or audio clips for free on their websites.  Here is a list of a few:

http://www.gbdioc.org/ Diocese of Green Bay Website.

http://www.vatican.va/ Vatican website.  Includes a library of Vatican documents, papal encyclicals to download, virtual tours of Basilica of St. Peter, etc.

http://www.usccb.org/ Website for United States Counsel of Catholic Bishops.  The full New American version of The Bible, and The Catechism of the Catholic Church are included on the site and both are searchable.  Daily Readings in written form and audio podcast as well as timely information about the church in the United States.

http://www.catholicscomehome.org/  Aid to help others with their questions about the Catholic Faith, and to strengthen your own faith. 

http://foryourmarriage.org/ Initiative of the US Catholic Bishops, marriage aids and resources

http://www.catholic.com/ Website for Catholic Answers.  Resources for apologetics, free tracts and videos, forum, Ask an Apologist, voter guide, etc.  Answers to your questions about what the church teaches. 

http://www.christopherwest.com/ Website for Christopher West.  Includes a link for free video podcast and audio downloads.

http://www.tobinstitute.org/ Theology of the Body Institute, information about courses and speaker and a store. 

http://www.matthewkelly.org/ Matthew Kelly, aids to becoming a better version of yourself.

http://www.scotthahn.com/ Website of Scott Hahn links to free audio and video downloads.

http://www.salvationhistory.com/  Founded by Dr. Scott Hahn, the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology is a non-profit research and educational institute that promotes life-transforming Scripture study in the Catholic tradition.

http://www.peterkreeft.com/ Website of Peter Kreeft links to free audio downloads and writings.

http://www.thereasonforourhope.org/ Fr. Larry Richards includes his weekly homily podcasts.

http://www.catholicity.com/cds/ Mary Foundation free Catholic CDs and novels.

http://www.giftfoundation.org/  Free or cheap CDs on a variety of topics to help marriage and families.

http://www.dynamiccatholic.com/ Associated with Matthew Kelly.  Meeting people where they are leading them where God calls them to be.  Offers free and cheap copies of book.  Right now offering a free copy of Rediscovering Catholicism by Matthew Kelly.

http://www.ewtn.com/ Include many videos that can be watched online as well as a website for children ewtnkids.

http://www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org/ CD of the month club.