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Suggestions for Further Reading


Revised: 25 June AD 2018
Saint William of Vercelli, Abbot


This is a fairly long list. You can scroll through it or pick an area of interest by clicking on the appropriate topic in the list below. A few sellers of Catholic Books are listed at the end. Return to this menu to select another area of interest, or simply scroll up or down.   There is also a short list.  Have a look at Catholic Books Online.and Free Traditional Catholic Booksfor feee downladable  books.

If I am aware that a work is available on the Internet I will link it to this list.  Be aware that it may not be the exact edition or translation mentioned.  You may be able to locate other versions by using a search engine such as  If you know of a link to one of these works please let me know:

In addition, of course, to the Bible, the Missal, the Breviary... and The Baltimore Catechism


The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: 

Fortescue, Adrian, The Mass: A Study of the Roman Liturgy. 1912  Reprinted by Preserving Christian Publications, Box 6129 Albany NY 1997

Gihr, Nicholas. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. St. Louis, 1949

 Gueranger, Dom, OSB. The Liturgical Year. Box 48, Powers Lake ND: Marian House, reprinted 1983. 

Jungmann, Joseph A., SJ. The Mass of the Roman Rite. 1950. Westminster, MD: Christian Classics, reprinted 1986. 

The Text of the Mass

Missale Romanum

Missale Romanum 1962

Lasance, Fr. F.X. The New Roman Missal. 1945. (Mother of our Savior.) 

Lefebvre, Dom Gaspar, OSB. Saint Andrew Daily Missal. 1950 (Mother of our Savior.) 

Divinum Officium Daily Missal On-line 

The Roman Breviary (in several vintages) is online at

The Rubrics of the Mass

          The Missale Romanum (above) contains the full text of the rubrics of Mass, the works below explain the rubrics

          O'Connell, Rev. J.B., The Celebration of Mass.  1959. Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing Company

          O'Connell, Laurence J. and Schmitz, Walter J., The Book of Ceremonies.  1956 Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing Company

          O'Connell, Laurence J, Holy Week in Large and Small Churches.  1947 Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing Company

The Rosary and the Blessed Virgin:  

Breen, Sr. Eileen, FMA. Mary - The Second Eve. Extracts from the writings of John Henry Cardinal Newman. Rockford: TAN, 1982. 

De Montfort, St. Louis. The Secret of the Rosary. Rockford: TAN. 

De Montfort, St. Louis.. The Secret of Mary. 

De Montfort, St. Louis.. True Devotion to Mary. 

Johnson, John S. The Rosary in Action. Rockford: TAN, 1954, 1977. Corny title, but an excellent compendium of scripture, instruction, and meditation material for praying the Rosary. 

Norman, Nicholas A. Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Rockford: TAN, 1949, 1988. [A summary of St. Louis De Montfort's True Devotion to Mary.] 



Augustine. The Rule of St. Augustine, Raymond Canning, OSA, trans., Garden City: Image Books, 1986. 

Albert of Jerusalem.  The [Carmelite] Rule of Saint Albert

Benedict of Nursia. St. Benedict's Rule for Monasteries Leonard J. Doyle, trans. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1948. 

Boylan, Dom M.Eugene, OCSO. The Priest's Way to God. Westminster MD: The Newman Press. 

Boylan, Dom M.Eugene, OCSO. The Spiritual Life of the Priest. Westminster MD: The Newman Press. 

Chautard, Dom Jean Baptiste, OCSO. The Soul of the Apostolate. Trappist Kentucky: Our Lady of Gethsemene Monastery. 

Garrigou-Lagrange, Fr. Reginald, OP. The Three Ways of the Spiritual Life. Rockford: TAN. 

John of the Cross, St. Collected Works. Washington: Institute of Carmelite Studies. 

John Vianney, Sermons

a Kempis, Thomas. The Imitation of Christ. [Numerous editions - -pick one you can read, while remembering the inspirational value of well written English.] 

Lehodey, Dom Vitalis. The Ways of Mental Prayer. Rockford: TAN.  

Louis of Grenada. The Sinner's Guide. Rockford: TAN. 

Marmion, Abbot D. Columba, OSB. Christ: The Ideal of the Priest. St. Louis: B. Herder 

Suhard, Emmanuel Cardinal. Priests Among Men. Integrity (reprint). 

Stockums, Most Rev. Wilhelm. The Priesthood. Rockford: TAN.


 Catholic Doctrine and Morality: 

Aquinas, St. Thomas, OP. Summa Contra Gentiles. Five volumes, various translators. London: Notre Dame Press, 1955. Aquinas, 

Aquinas St. Thomas, OP. Summa Theologica. Westminster, MD: Christian Classics, 1981 reprint. Various translations exit in English and other languages. 

Attwater, Donald. A Catholic Dictionary. Rockford: TAN, 1961, 1998 reprint. 

Burke, Vernon J. The Pocket Aquinas. New York: Washington Square Press, 1960. 

Clarkson, John F., et al. The Church Teaches: Documents of the Church in English Translation. Rockford, IL: Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., 1973. 

Copleston, Frederick, S.J. A History of Philosophy. Garden City: Image Books, 1962. [A later printing is available in three larger volumes.] 

Davis, Henry, S.J. Moral and Pastoral Theology  London: Sheed and Ward, 1935  (four volumes). [Volume 1] [Volume 2] [Volume 3] [Volume 4]

Denzinger, Henricus, et Schoenmetzer, S.J. Enchiridion Symbolorum. Editio XXXIII. Barcinone (Barcelona): Herder, 1965. [Be aware that earlier editions of Denzinger have a different numbering system -- a problem for citations.] 

Douay-Rheims Bible. Rockford: TAN. Leo XIII. 

 Encyclicals of Popes Pius IX Leo XIIISaint Pius X, Pius XI and Pius XII

Glenn, Msgr. Paul J.,  A Tour of the Summa,  Rockford: TAN 1978.  Has a paragraph for each article of Saint Thomas' Summa Theologica--wonderful as an index, and will stand alone when the larger work is not available.  Msgr Glenn has a number of basic philosophy books out of print but worth reading if you can find them.

Great Encyclical Letters of Leo XIII. Rockford: TAN 

Jone, Heribert,  Moral Theology, 1961 Rockford: TAN   Refuge of Sinners Publications reprint available

McHugh and Callan, Catechism of the Council of Trent for Parish Priests (Catechism of the Council of Trent),  TAN reprint.

O'Meara, John J. An Augustine Reader. Garden City: Image Books, 1973. 

Ott, Ludwig. Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma. Rockford: TAN, 1995. 

Pope Saint Pius X.  Catechism

Premm, Fr. Matthias. Dogmatic Theology for the Laity. Rockford: TAN 

Preuss, Arthur, A handbook of Moral Theology, Saint Louis and London B. Herder Books, 1928

Schroeder, Rev. H.J., editor. Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent. Rockford: TAN 

Slater, Thomas, S.J., A Manual o Mopral Theology for English speaking Countries London: Burns, Oates, Washbourne, 1925



Knox, Ronald,  The Belief of Catholics  NY: Image paperback

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Vatican II and Postconciliar Developments: 

Abbott, Walter M., SJ.  The Documents of Vatican II.  New York: Guild Press, 1966.

Le Roux, Abbe Daniel.  Peter, Lovest Thou Me? Gladysdale Victoria, Australia: Instauratio Press, 1989. 

Oxfort, Ursula H.  A Critical Study of the Second Vatican Council. Box 369, Lake Worth, FL: Christian Counter- Revolution, 1985 

Ottaviani, Alfredo Cardinal.  The Ottaviani Intervention. Supplement to Triumph Magazine, December 1969. Reprinted in paperbound by TAN. 

Wathen, Fr. James F., OSJ.  The Great Sacrilege. Rockford: TAN Books and Publishers, 1971. 

Wiltgen, Rev. Ralph M, SVD.  The Rhine Flows into the Tiber. Chawleigh, Chumleigh, Devon, England: Augustine Publishing Co., 1966, 1978. 


Church History: 

Aradi, Zsolt,  The Popes.  New York: Collier, 1955.

Baldwin, Marshall W. The Medieval Church. Ithica: Cornell University Press, 1953. 

Barry, Colman J., O.S.B., ed. Readings in Church History. Revised edition. Westminster, MD: Christian Classics, 1985 

Belloc, Hilaire.  How the Reformation Happened.  Rockford, TAN Books and Publishers, 1992.

Belloc, Hilaire.  The Crusades.  Rockford, TAN Books and Publishers, 1992.

Belloc, Hilaire,  The Great Heresies

Daniel-Rops, Henri.  The Catholic Reformation,  Garden City: Image, 2 volumes, 1964.

Daniel-Rops, Henri.  The Protestant Reformation,  Garden City: Image, 2 volumes, 1961.

Duckett, Eleanor Shipley.  Gateway to the Middle Ages,  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 3 volumes:  Monasticism;  Italy; France & Britain, issued in paperbound 1961.

Duffy, Eamon.  The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England 1400-1580.  New Haven: Yale, 1992.

Farrow, John.  The Pageant of the Popes: A Frank History of the Papacy.  St. Paul: Catechetical Guild, 1955

Gregory of Tours.  Glory of the Confessors.  Liverpool:  L. University Press, 1988.

Gregory of Tours.  The History of the Franks.  New York: Penguin, 1974.

Hughes, Philip.  A History of the Church. London: Sheed and Ward, 3 volumes, 1979.

Hughes, Philip.  A Popular History of the Catholic Church. Garden City: Image, 1962.

Hughes, Philip.  A Popular History of the Reformation. Garden City: Image, 1960.

Jedin, Hubert.  Ecumenical Councils of the Catholic Church. Glen Rock, NJ: Paulist Press, 1960 

Kelly, J.N.D.  The Oxford Dictionary of Popes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. 

Kittler, Glenn D.  The Papal Princes: A History of the Sacred College of Cardinals. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1960. 

Lawrence, Clifford Hugh.  Medieval Monasticism. Essex: Longman Group UK Ltd., 1989 


Church and State: 

Blumenthal, Uta-Renate.  The Investiture Contoversy. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988. 

Emerton, Ephraim.  The Correspondence of Pope Gregory VII. New York: Columbia University Press, 1932. 

John of Paris.  On Royal and Papal Power. Translated by Arthur P. Monahan. New York: Columbia University Press, 1974. 

Kantorowicz, Ernst H.  The King's Two Bodies: A Study in Medieval Political Theology. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957. 

Leo XIII Encyclicals

Leo XIII.  The Church Speaks to the Modern World: The Social Teachings of Leo XIII, Etienne Gilson, Ed.,  Garden City, Image, 1954.

Leo XIII.  The Great Encyclical Letters of Pope Leo XIII.  Rockford: TAN Books and Publishers,  1995.

Pius IX Encyclicals

Pius XI Encyclicals

Pius XI.  The Church and the Reconstruction of the Modern World.  Terence P. McLaughlin, CSB, Ed., Garden City: Image, 1957.

Rager, Rev. Fr. John Clement.  The Political Philosophy of St. Robert Bellarmine. Box 4787, Spokane, WA: Apostolate of Our Lady of Siluva, 1926, 1995. 

Tabacco, Giovanni.  The Struggle For Power in Medieval Italy. Translated by Rosalind Brown Jensen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. 

Tellenbach, Gerd.,  R.F. Bennett, trans., Church, State, and Christian Society at the time of the Investiture Conflict. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991. 

Tellenbach, Gerd.,  Timothy Reuter, trans. The Church in Western Europe From the Tenth to the Early Twelfth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. 

Tierney, Brian.  "A Concilliar Theory of the Thirteenth Century." The Catholic Historical Review. Vol. 36, No. 4 (January 1957) 415-440. 

Tierney, Brian.  The Crisis of Church and State: 1050-1300. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1964. 

Ziegler, A.K.  "Pope Gelasius I and his teaching on the relation of Church and State." The Catholic Historical Review. Vol. 27, (1942) 412-437. 


Church and Science: 

Bede, The Venerable.   The Reckoning of Time.  Translation and very good introduction by Faith Wallis.  Liverpool: L. University Press, 1999.

Butterfield, Herbert.  The Origins of Modern Science.  New York: Collier, 1957

Gardner, Martin.  Relativity for the Million.  New York: Pocket Book, 1965.

de Santillana, Grigorio.  The Crime of Galileo, Chicago: University of C. Press, 1955

Leo XIII.  "Providentissimus Deus," in The Great Encyclical Letters of Pope Leo XIII.  Rockford: TAN Books and Publishers,  1995.



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