Books that explain the Catholic faith

Fulton Sheen said, "There are not over a hundred people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church. There are millions, however, who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church." This list is a starting point for anyone seeking to learn more about the Catholic faith, whether as a potential convert, looking for answers to others' objections, or just curious about what your Catholic friends and co-workers actually believe.
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145 books · 68 voters · list created October 6th, 2010 by Jamie (votes) .
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message 1: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Thanks to all of you who keep liking this list. I'm glad that I was able to create something that so many others are willing to contribute to and keep going. (Also, it's helping me build my to-read list, so keep spreading the word!)


message 2: by Patrick (new)

Patrick Sweeney A good list but it begins to stray from the title "Books that Explain the Catholic Faith" to all things Catholic after no. 50.


message 3: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Patrick wrote: "A good list but it begins to stray from the title "Books that Explain the Catholic Faith" to all things Catholic after no. 50."

Thank you for the notification. I haven't been "cultivating" this list (i.e., pruning it) for a long time. I guess it is time to do so.


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