"Your intellectual commitment, in teaching and in research, in study and in the most comprehensive formation, will be all the more fruitful and effective the more fully it is animated by love for Christ and for the Church, the more the relationship between study and prayer is strengthened and made more harmonious. This is not out-dated, this is the centre! This is one of the challenges of our time: transmitting knowledge and offering a key for vital comprehension, not a heap of notions unconnected to one another." 

                                            - Pope Francis, From an Address to Roman Universities

The Essentials
  • The Bible (RSV - book / web; Didache Series Bible with Commentary)
  • The Catechism of the Catholic Church (book / web
  • The Catechism of the Council of Trent (book web)
  • The Compendium to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (book / web)
  • Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas (bookweb)
  • Veritatis Splendor (The Splendor of Truth), by Pope St. John Paul II
  • Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason), by Pope St. John Paul II
Science and Faith
Spiritual Reading
Lives of the Saints
Pope Francis