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Patrick Madrid is an American Christian apologist, author, and radio host. His many books include Why Be Catholic?, Life Lessons: 50 Things I Learned in My First 50 Years, and How to Do Apologetics.
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50 Questions on the Natural Law
What It Is and Why We Need It
Charles E. Rice - Jun 01, 1999 (first published in 1993)
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Charles Rice, professor of the jurisprudence of St. Thomas Aquinas for the last twenty years at Notre Dame Law School, presents a very readable book on the natural law as seen through the teachings of Aquinas and their foundations in reason and Revelation. Reflecting on the most persistent questions asked by his students over the years, Rice shows ...
Patrick Madrid
Jul 12, 2021
It's increasingly evident that many who are tweeting comments & opinions about Natural Law don't really understand what it is. This book can help: @IgnatiusPress      source
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Making Sense Out of Suffering
Peter Kreeft - Jul 01, 1986
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This book is for anyone who has ever wept and wondered, "Why?" Peter Kreeft observes that our world is full of billions of normal lives that have been touched by apparently pointless and random suffering. This account of a real and honest personal quest is both engaging and convincing. Written from a deep well of wisdom derived from experience and ...
Patrick Madrid
Apr 28, 2021
@AnaSoli47067689 I'm very sorry to hear about the struggles your sons are going through. I'm not sure a book alone would be sufficient to help them, and I'd encourage them to go to counseling, but in the meantime, here's a title you could try:      source
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Hitler, the War, and the Pope
Ronald J. Rychlak - May 28, 2010 (first published in 2000)
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Perhaps no modern-day leader of the Church has sparked as much controversy as Pope Pius XII, the Bishop of Rome during World War II.Some claim that he was indifferent to Nazi atrocities and even accuse him of being an anti-Semite Nazi sympathizer.Others call him a lonely voice of sanity in an insane world and consider him one of the true saints of ...
Patrick Madrid
Mar 22, 2021
@LeifFish @PMadridShow @relevantradio @rrychlak Indeed it does. I’ve recommended Ron’s great work often, including that book.      source
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Father Elijah
An Apocalypse
Michael O'Brien - Nov 01, 1997 (first published in 1996)
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Michael O'Brien presents a thrilling apocalyptic novel about the condition of the Roman Catholic Church at the end of time. It explores the state of the modern world, and the strengths and weaknesses of the contemporary religious scene, by taking his central character, Father Elijah Schafer, a Carmelite priest, on a secret mission for the Vatican w...
Patrick Madrid
Dec 31, 2020
@Felicitas4Truth “Father Elijah” is a truly great book. The sequel, “Monsignor Elijah,” not so much. Plot summary: After confronting and defeating the anti-Christ, Father Elijah is incardinated into the Diocese of Phoenix and is appointed pastor of a plush parish in Scottsdale, Arizona.      source
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Yoga, Tai Chi and Reiki
A Guide for Christians
Max Sculley - Dec 01, 2012
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Max Sculley's definitive critique of Yoga, Tai Chi and Reiki comes with a timely warning that despite these practices' surface appeal for helping fitness, relaxation and health, they are closely linked to underlying Eastern philosophies that are incompatible with Christianity. Vatican documents, including one authored by the present Pope when he wa...
Patrick Madrid
Dec 03, 2020
Here's that book on Yoga I just mentioned on the @PMadridShow. It offers a Christian critique of the practice that I found very helpful:      source
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The Indians of New Jersey
Dickon Among the Lenapes
M. R. Harrington - Aug 01, 1963
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Here is a story of the Lenape Indians who lived in what is now New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. It describes their culture, crafts, and language as no other book has done. Hunters, fishers, artisans of flint and skins and basketry, tellers of traditional tales, dwellers in a region of hills and barrens, of rivers and forests, they had developed...
Patrick Madrid
Nov 19, 2020
Here's that excellent book I just recommended on the @PMadridShow. I read it many times as a boy and have given copies to all my grandsons. It's great!      source
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The Hidden Manna
A Theology of the Eucharist
Rev. James T. O'Connor - Mar 15, 2005 (first published in 1989)
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The Hidden Manna has become a classic on Eucharistic teaching. Now in a second edition, accompanied by a new introduction by Fr. Kenneth Baker, a new preface from the author, new material from John Paul II, and the original foreword by Cardinal John O'Connor, this in-depth study lets the breadth and richness of the Church's Tradition speak for itse...
Patrick Madrid
Feb 18, 2020
@McCabeTimothy @Trent_Horn @DrScottHahn @JerusalemJones @KenHensley007 @EscapingAtheism @greekorthodox @ProfessorKreeft @UncompromisingM @PilgrimOrthodox @atpapanik @roddreher @thedialogist @FrAndrewSDamick I recommend that you read this book which explains Catholic teaching on the Eucharist before you procede further, as it will help you clarify and sharpen your case.      source
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The Dogma of Hell
Illustrated by Facts Taken From Profane and Sacred History
F. X. Schouppe S. J. - Mar 01, 2010 (first published in 1882)
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The Dogma of Hell explores the basic Catholic doctrine on Hell, purposefully awakening in the reader a profound realization of its reality and eternity of horrors. Eminent French theologian Fr F X Schouppe, SJ, author of Purgatory Explained by the Lives and Legends of the Saints, has written here a similar but much smaller book. In short chapters, ...
Patrick Madrid
Dec 30, 2019
Here’s that powerful book on hell I just recommended on the @PMadridShow      source
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The Courage to Be Chaste
FR Benedict J Groeschel C. F. R. - Dec 01, 1988
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A contemporary treatment of the traditional theme of chastity that shows that a mature chastity can be loving, peaceful and fulfilled....
Patrick Madrid
Nov 20, 2019
Here's that great book on conquering habitual sins by God's grace that I just recommended on the @PMadridShow      source
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The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur
The Woman Whose Goodness Changed Her Husband from Atheist to Priest
Elisabeth Leseur - Apr 01, 2002 (first published in 1914)
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This inspiring book gives you a splendid example of how to live as a Christian in a secular environment that can be indifferent or hostile to your Faith. For Elisabeth Leseur had two great loves: God, and her husband Felix. Felix loved Elisabeth as well; yet to their mutual sorrow, he couldn't share the life of the Spirit that Elisabeth cherished. ...
Patrick Madrid
Sep 04, 2019
Here's the great book I just recommended on the @PMadridShow: "The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur: The Woman Whose Goodness Changed Her Husband From Atheist to Priest"      source
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Primal Loss
The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak
Leila Miller - May 20, 2017
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Seventy now-adult children of divorce give their candid and often heart-wrenching answers to eight questions (arranged in eight chapters, by question), including: What were the main effects of your parents' divorce on your life? What do you say to those who claim that "children are resilient" and "children are happy when their parents are happy"? W...
Patrick Madrid
Feb 15, 2019
Here's that tremendous book by Leila Miller I just recommended to those dealing with (or contemplating) a #divorce. Very powerful!      source
Theology and Sanity by Frank Sheed
There We Stood, Here We Stand by Timothy Drake
When Is Marriage Null? by Paolo Bianchi
Where We Got the Bible by Reverend Henry G. Graham
Masonry Unmasked by John Salza
Why I Don't Call Myself Gay by Daniel Mattson
The Truth about Saint Joseph by Fr. Maurice Meschler
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller
Purgatory by Rev. Fr. F. X. Shouppe S. J.
God or Nothing by Cardinal Robert Sarah