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Top Catholic media to read and listen to during Lent

Published: February 28, 2020   

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Here are some of the top Catholic media to read and listen to during Lent to enrich your faith and help you grow closer to Christ.


Most popular Catholic podcasts, according to Apple

• Bishop Robert Barron’s Sermons

• Catholic Stuff You Should Know

• The Word on Fire Catholic Show — Catholic Faith and Culture

• The Father Mike Schmitz Podcast

• Catholic Answers Live


Popular Catholic apps

These apps are available for Android and iOS. They are free unless otherwise noted.

• Laudete

• Sacred Space

• Bible by YouVersion

• Pray As You Go

• iMissal Catholic ($4.99)

• Magnificat

• Relevant Radio


Best recent Catholic books

• “A Pope Francis Lexicon,” Edited by Cindy Wooden and Joshua J. McElwee

• “Detached,” T. J. Burdick

• “Boundless Compassion,” Joyce Rupp

• “Cross of a Different Kind: Cancer and Christian Spirituality,” Anthony Maranise

• “Spirituality: An Art of Living,” Benoît Standaert, Translated by Rudolf Van Puymbroeck

• “Mercy and the Bible: Why It Matters!” Ronald D. Witherup, PSS

• “Prayer Everywhere: the Spiritual Life Made Simple,” Fr. Gary Caster

— Selections from Catholic Press Association 2019 awards


Children’s books

• “Loyola Kids Book of Catholic Signs & Symbols,” Amy Welborn

• “The Sword and the Cape: A Tale About Saint Martin of Tours”

• “Shhh...God Is in the Silence,” Fiona Basile


Books for teens and young adults

• “Elfling,” Corinna Turner

• “Where You Lead,” Leslea Wahl

• “Secrets: Visible and Invisible,” Carolyn Astfalk, T.M. Gaouette, Theresa Linden, Susan Peek, Cynthia T. Toney, Corinna Turner, Leslea Wahl

— Catholic Press Association 2019 book awards


Classic Catholic reading

• “My Way of Life/Summa Theologica,” St. Thomas Aquinas

• “The City of God,” St. Augustine

• “Confessions,” St. Augustine

• “Little Talks with God,” St. Catherine of Siena

• “The Everlasting Man,” G.K. Chesterton

• “Orthodoxy,” G.K. Chesterton

• “Dark Night of the Soul,” St. John of the Cross

• “Mere Christianity,” C.S. Lewis

• “The Problem of Pain,” C.S. Lewis

• “The Screwtape Letters,” C.S. Lewis

• “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” Fulton Oursler

• “Meditations from a Simple Path,” St. Teresa of Kolkata

• “Interior Castle,” St. Teresa of Avila

• “The Way of Perfection,” St. Teresa of Avila

• “Story of a Soul,” St. Therese of Lisieux

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