Recommended Reading

The Light of Christ : An  Introduction to Catholicism, Fr.Thomas Joseph White, O.P.   ( a superb exposition of the Catholic faith; it is being described as  the single best explanation of the Catholic faith in 50 years)

God is Not Nice: Rejecting Pop Culture and Discovering the God Worth Liviing For, Ulrich Lehner ( a terrific debunking of false views about God in the contemporary world; Wouldn’t this be the perfect title for one of Fr.Altier’s     future  talks)

Heroism and Genius: How Catholic Priests Helped Build—And Can Help Rebuild –Western Civilization,Fr.William Slattery ( the Catholic book of the year, in my opinion, a magnificent history of the priestly contributions to Western culture: an amazing book every priest should read to be affirmed in his priesthood)

Pioneer Priests and Makeshift Altars: A History of Catholicism in the Thirteen Colonies , Fr.Charles, Connor  ( a very fine history of Catholicism in the colonial America by a priest who often lectures on Church history on EWTN)

Teaching and Learning the Love of God: Being a Priest Today , Joseph Ratizinger ( Pope Benedict XVI) ( 60 years of homilies on the priesthood by  the master theologian of our time: another perfect gift for every priest  )

The Holy Spirit, Fire of Divine Love, Fr. Wilfrid Stinissen, O.C.D. ( a great Carmelite spiritual writer who writes with simplicity but great depth)

Conversion: Spiritual Insights into an Essential Encounter with God ,Fr. Donald Haggerty ( He has written several excellent books on contemplative prayer; this is his third book and it is superb; I could not recommend it highly enough; it would be perfect reading for Lent; Fr.Haggerty is without a doubt one of the finest spiritual writers of our time)

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