Faith Resources


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

~ John 1:1-5

Introduction:

Part of who I am is a child of Christ, a member of his original and only true church founded by his apostles, his first priests. I've been on a journey for several years that has revealed just how poorly we are catechized and why so many have fallen away and lost their chance of eternity in heaven with our Lord. I didn't fall away from faith completely, but I was brainwashed by secular education and not provided a strong enough foundation in the catechism. I doubted much of the Old Testament.

Not anymore. My eyes were opened, the lies shattered; and it has been a liberating experience that cleared the way for deeper devotion.

The word "catholic" is derived from katholikos, the Greek word for "universal" and was first used less than a century after the death of Christ. The Catholic Church is the original church founded by Simon Peter, the man referred to by Jesus as the "rock" on which he would found his church. All the sacraments and prayers were established by Jesus in his ministry and refined over the years; one only has to study the Bible to find their origins. The mass is universal across all nations, hence the name Catholic.

Purpose:

On this page, I would like to list some of the resources that have inspired me to a deeper faith and an appreciation for what I took for granted and didn't understand for most of my life and new resources that I continue to discover. This is who I am and what has always been underlying in my writing in themes and allegory, but now has blossomed into something brighter, deeper, more fulfilling in my life, and I hope you will find the same Truth in the Word of God.

I hope these will lead you to a deeper love in the peace and joy of wanting to please our Lord by repenting from sin and seeking to avoid it. Once you experience just a hint of the love of our Lord, you'll want to share that with the world.

Remember, however, that we're also called to humility and discipline in our faith, to avoid sin and seek virtue.

Resources

Books

The Holy Bible (Catholic)Of course, no resources would be complete without first mentioning the Bible, which was originally composed by what came to be known as the Catholic Church. No matter what version of the Catholic Bible you read (New American or Duoay Rheims, or both), you will find the basics of the faith in scripture. And to understand the New Testament, one must first understand the Old Testament, which Jesus references many times in his ministry. I recommend reading all 73 books of the Bible, but keep in mind that outside the Catholic Bible, other Bibles are incomplete (books removed and even some words added to define a heretical agenda). 

Note: the Bible isn't meant to be read but to be studied for full appreciation and enlightenment, which often requires research about the cultures at the times it was written. One must also realize the NT was written some years after the death of Christ, originally in Greek and/or Aramaic, which was later translated to Latin and then to English and other languages... Also, be careful of who you trust with Bible study. Too many people don't do the research to have an appropriate understanding or don't look at the full picture and, thus, misinterpret the Bible. I recommend starting with this first video of a Catholic Bible study online: Genesis ~ Introduction to the Book of Genesis. Another is the Bible in a Year by Fr. Mike Schmitz.

The Mystical City of God - Next to the Bible, this inspired book by the Venerable Sr. Mary of Agreda is the single most inspirational text you will ever read. It will enlighten and inspire you to seek virtue and avoid sin. I never understood Marian devotion, although I had prayed to Mary for help as a mother, but in reading this, I am developing a deeper love of Our Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary, and more actively seeking her to help me love her son and the Father and Holy Spirit as they deserve. You'll appreciate what Our Blessed Mother did for us and God's inspiration in anticipating the fall of man with Adam and Eve and what he would have done if they had obeyed God. The book is an examination of the life of Mary from God's creation of everything through her life in all her exemplary virtues, referencing scripture and gospels. Just as the creation story and the rest of Genesis was provided to Moses directly when he was in the presence of God, so too was the life of the Virgin Mary detailed to Mary of Agreda directly by the Virgin Mary and her son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Catechism - Whether you start with the Catechism of the Council of Trent or the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this is where you will find an explanation of the basics of what all Catholics believe and why.

Magnificat - Subscribe to receive monthly books with the daily mass readings, prayers, and saints. Regular and large print and ebook versions are available, along with covers for the print books. 1-year, 2-year, 4-year subscriptions with and without special seasons (Advent & Lent). Go to https://bookstore.magnificat.net.

Missal - the Magnificat is a monthly version of the full Missal, which covers the entire year (3 year cycles) of the readings of the Catholic church. If you were to go to church every day for three years, you'd cover the majority of the Bible. The St. Joseph Missal can be found as a set with different books for Sunday and weekdays and special seasons of the church or as the complete Daily Roman Missal. I have the complete Daily Roman Missal with a zip cover and enjoy the extras in the back of it to deepen my faith. This might help you decide: https://www.catholiccompany.com/content/how-to-choose-a-catholic-missal. Or you can find the parts of the mass and readings in different Catholic apps (see below).

Divine Mercy in My Soul: The Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska - This is an amazing look at the life of Sister Faustina who received the vision of Jesus Christ, who requested the image of the Divine Mercy to be made and for all to accept his mercy. The diary is an insight of the life of a saint and will inspire you in your journey. You'll see that the saints had to work at the level of grace with which we've come to know them and that they had their own struggles to overcome. It will make your own journey less overwhelming. You'll see that we each have a rough journey towards the level of virtue needed to align our hearts with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but it is possible.

The Liber Christo Method: A Field Manual For Spiritual Combat - Dan Schneider, Ph.D. is an exorcist assistant and has taken his experience and put it together in a guide that everyone can use to defeat the diabolic in their lives. Whether you are engaged in close combat with the devil or find yourself in need of more “firepower” in your spiritual life, take heart and put into practice the lessons contained in this manual. More than theory or quotes from saints or the Catechism, this manual equips you with the weapons necessary to defeat the ancient enemy. (from book description).

* The Return of the God Hypothesis by Stephen C. Meyer - The author doesn't go into the Biblical story of creation, but he does explain in detail how materialistic and naturalistic science is wrong and how intelligent design makes the most sense of how our universe and life came to be. It is very deep in scientific philosophy and can be heavy reading with explanations of quantum theories, multiverses, string theory, etc.

- You can find these and other books at some of the shopping links listed below.


Catholic Apps

Hallow

iBreviary

Laudate (not the official website, but has info about the app)

My Parish


Youtube/Rumble channels 

(many also have websites and/or are on Apple or other podcast services)

Answers in Genesis* (general Christian, focused on answering all the questions about creation)

Armor of God: Spiritual Warfare (clips of advice from exorcists)

Ascension Presents (Catechism, Catholic faith, Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Augustine Institute (Chris Stefanik interviews priests and other Catholic individuals)

Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Catholic Minute (prayers, beliefs, Catholic stories) 

Catholic Truth (Catholic apologetics) 

Divine Mercy (Fr. Chris Alar and Marian Helpers)

FOCUS Catholic (lectures on life)

Gabi After Hours (Marian devotion, conversion stories, saints)

I Miss Christendom (short videos explaining Catholic beliefs) 

Journey Deeper (prayers, rosaries)

Kristins Crosses (prayers, rosaries)

Sensus Fidelium (homilies, lectures, podcasts)

The Catholic Crusade (rosaries, litanies, prayers, novenas)

Uniquely Mary (purgatory) 

U.S. Grace Force (podcast of spiritual topics)

 

Websites

Answers In Genesis * 

Auxilium Christianorum  

Becoming Catholic

Catholic City 

Catholics for Catholics  

EWTN

Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary 

Genesis Apologetics *

Is Genesis History? *

Marians of the Immaculate Conception 

Militia of the Immaculata 

My Catholic Tube 

Opus Sanctorum Angelorum

Sensus Traditionis 

Society of the Most Sorrowful Mother

The Divine Mercy

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 

 

Christian Entertainment Resources

Angel Studios

Pureflix*

Sorbo Studios*

   

Bibles, sacramentals, rosaries, etc.

Catholic Company

Catholic Shop

Queen of Angels Catholic Store 

Magnificat 

Sensus Traditionis Press

Tan Books 

Veils by Lily

Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey

 

Posts and articles

3 Evidences That Confirm the Bible Is Not Made Up

Can a Protestant be an Exorcist?

Catechism of the Council of Trent (online PDF version)

Catechism of the Council of Trent (online html)

Common Catholic Prayers

Did Catholics Add 7 Books to the Bible? Or Did Protestants Remove Them?

Do Catholics really pray "to" statues?

Efficacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

How to Pray the Rosary 

List of All Novenas

List of Mortal Sins Every Catholic Should Know  

Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 

Our Lady's 15 Promises to Those who Pray Her Rosary

Should Catholics Practice Yoga?

Spiritual Warfare: Insights from Exorcists

St. Faustina's Vision of Hell

The 6 Stages of Diabolic Influence

The Bible Supports Praying to the Saints

The One Question to Convert All Protestants: Where Did The Bible Come From? Did Catholics Add Books to The Bible OR Did Protestants Remove Books from The Bible? The Truth About The Apocrypha

The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist

Who Were the Brothers and Sisters of Jesus?

Who Compiled the Bible and When?


Proof that the Bible is real history:

Amazing Historical Evidence of The Red Sea Crossing Found!

Archeological Evidence for the Bible that won't be published in your Lifetime

Archaeologists: Major Discoveries Have Lined Up to Show Exactly Where God Handed Down the Ten Commandments

Atheist Archeologists find out Bible is right

Bible Passage Hidden for 1,500 Years Found With New Tech - Huge Proof It Really Is God's Word

Biblical Find: Fragment May Be Named For Famed Biblical Warrior Gideon

Biblical Proof Found in Stunning Archeological Finds: 'A Tsunami of Evidence'

Experts Confirm Genesis 19, Biblical City Destroyed by Explosion 1,000 Times Larger Than Atomic Bomb

King David-Era Outpost Discovered in Southern Israel

Ron Wyatt Discoveries [2022] Gomorrah, Red Sea Crossing, Mt Sinai, Noah's Ark, Blood of Christ

Scientific Proof of Christ's Crucifixion and How He Suffered - Explaining the Faith, Fr. Chris Alar

Scientists Believe They’ve Found Physical Evidence For One Of The Most Infamous Biblical Stories

Steps Descending Into 2,000 Year Old Biblical Site Where Jesus Healed A Blind Man Unearthed By Archaeologists: Report


Videos


Marian Devotion: "Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee."
(Mary, the Immaculate Conception (free of original sin, purest of all humans) and the Ark of the New Covenant (Jesus), will help you grow in love for her son, Jesus, and her spouse, the Holy Spirit, and hers and our creator, God the Father. Just as the original Ark was flawless, so too is the woman who bore the son of God (who would put fresh wine in an old wineskin? or for that matter, clean water in a filthy glass? So too, the Lord's purity would not be carried in the womb of a sinful woman). Satan hates Mary because of her beauty of perfect humility and virtue, and she is the woman who will crush the head of the serpent. Jesus gave her to us as our spiritual mother to intercede for us in her complete fidelity to serving our Lord. In that light, the rosary (Our Lady's Psalter) is, as Father Ripperger says, the single greatest weapon against diabolical forces at our disposal. I have experienced it for myself. Learn it and pray it every day. As Gabi of GabiAfterHours on Youtube says, the more rosaries you pray each day, the greater the graces that will come into your life. It comes on gradually, but you too will discover this if you make the earnest effort.)

(Note: The rosary is a difficult meditative prayer for everyone. Don't beat yourself up if you get distracted--Satan will do everything he can to make you quit, even injecting doubts and distractions in your mind. Just refocus and continue.)

Fr. Donald Calloway: "The Virgin Mary: The Masterpiece of God" | SEEK2019

Fr. Donald Calloway in Chandler 2023 - Saturday September 2, 2023 - St. Juan Diego Church (the importance and role of St. Joseph)  

Guadalupe The Miracle and the Message (2015) Documentary Exclusive TV

Is Calling Mary the Queen of Heaven Blasphemy? - Ask a Marian

Is the Hail Mary in the Bible? #AskFrJosh

MARIAN CONFERENCE - Keynote Presentation by Father Chris Alar MIC 08:00 LIVE

Mary of Agreda & The Mystical City of God 

Our Lady of Sorrows & The 7 Hail Marys Devotions 

Our Times Part 1: Our Lady's View of Our Times ~ Fr Ripperger (first of series)

Rosary: A Spiritual Weapon ~ Fr Ripperger 

The 8 Shocking Truths Revealed by Exorcists (Ep. 5)

The Assumption of Mary is Not in the Bible? - Ask a Marian

The Catholic Obsession with Mary | Fr. Charbel

The Role of Mary: The Assumption and Coronation - Explaining the Faith 

The Rosary: Not Vain, but Biblical (Part 1) - Explaining the Faith

The Rosary: Proof the Rosary is From Heaven (Part 2) - Explaining the Faith 

The Rosary: Our Weapon Against the Approaching Evils 

The Virgin Mary (LIFE CHANGING)

There is One Mediator - WE KNOW!

Where Does the Bible Say "Pray to Mary?"

Where is the Hail Mary in the Bible?

Why is Mary so Important to Catholics? Biblical Roots of Marian Devotion | Dr. Brant Pitre  


Fr Ripperger lectures: 

(Fr. Chad Ripperger is an exorcist, theologian, and philosopher, and an engaging lecturer on church doctrine.)

Confidence in God ~ Fr Ripperger

Evolution and the Culture of Death ~ Fr Ripperger

Fr. Chad Ripperger: Levels of Spiritual Warfare & Our Lady - January 25th 2024

Fr Chad Ripperger on the State of Evil in the World

Fr Ripperger on the Multiverse, Time, Transgenderism, Silence & a Modern Syllabus of Errors

Four Cardinal Virtues: Prudence ~ Fr Ripperger (1 of 4) 

Four Cardinal Virtues: Fortitude ~ Fr Ripperger (2 of 4)

Four Cardinal Virtues: Temperance ~ Fr Ripperger (3 of 4) 

Four Cardinal Virtues: Justice ~ Fr Ripperger (4 of 4)

Guardian Angels ~ Fr Ripperger

Modesty in Speech ~ Fr. Ripperger

Our Times Part 1: Our Lady's View of Our Times ~ Fr Ripperger (first of series) 

Rosary: A Spiritual Weapon ~ Fr Ripperger

Series on Truth Part 1/3: What is Truth ~ Fr. Ripperger (first of series) 

Spiritual Warfare and Communism - Full Length 

Spiritual Warfare and Marriage part 1/3 - Fr Ripperger (first of series) 

The Spiritual Life w/ Fr. Ripperger

Vice of Singularity: You Are Not Special ~ Fr. Ripperger 

Voices in Virtue Lectures: Fr. Chad Ripperger — Demonology Function & Psychology

Virtue of Mortification ~ Fr Ripperger 

What is Holiness? ~ Fr. Ripperger

What is Laziness, Sloth, & Workaholicism & Their Dangers ~ Fr. Ripperger

What is Marriage? ~ Fr Ripperger (series on Marriage 1 of 5) (first of series)

What to Do Before, During, & After Holy Communion ~ Fr. Ripperger

Why Remain Catholic? ~ Fr Ripperger 

Winning at Prayer and Holiness - Fr. Ripperger


Prayers:

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

Divine Mercy Sunday Explained: How to Receive the Graces - Ask a Marian 

Is the Hail Mary in the Bible? #AskFrJosh 

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Angelus Prayer HD

The Five Prayers Revealed at Fatima

The Magnificat

The Prayer a Renewal of the Baptismal Vows 

Traditional Guardian Angel Prayers

Unfailing Prayer to St. Anthony 


Music:

"Ave Maria" sung in an INCREDIBLE sounding stairwell…

Divine Mercy in Song Prayer Room 24/7 🙏🏻The Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Song (Beautiful as prayer or background music)

Salve Regina - Simple Tone

Song of the Prayer of St. Benedict: CRUX SACRA SIT MIHI LUX (33x)

Supernatural Music Written by God on Mary's Shroud of Guadalupe in the Year 1531 

 

Eucharistic Appreciation: 

The Eucharist was first celebrated by Christ in the last Passover before his Passion. He gave us this way to be with him on Earth. Many Eucharistic miracles have been observed and even tested. The results confirm that consecrated Eucharist hosts are transfigured into the true body, blood, soul, and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. We should want him to be a part of us, but only worthily (without grave sin--get to confession!) and with the utmost respect or we commit another grave sin. Science has proven that Eucharistic miracles are consistent - Type AB blood, signs of damaged heart tissue, etc. Below are some videos that discuss this.

What Is Transubstantiation & its History? Catholic Belief of the True Presence Explained 

Eucharistic Miracles

If first apostles receive on the hands, why not us? 


Catechism and Bible:

Bible: 

Bible Origins

End Times: Great Apostasy 

Genesis ~ Introduction to the Book of Genesis (first of series)

Is Genesis History? - Watch the Full Film

Tabernacle of Moses Structure 3D Animation

Young Earth or Old Earth from a Catholic Perspective, with Dr. Kevin Mark | Creation Series #2 

 

Catechism:

Fasting for Catholics

Hugh Owen: Sound Natural Science vs. Evolution-Based Scientism 

If God Doesn't Need us, Why are we Here?

Outside of the Church, There is No Salvation 

The Greatest Penance Nobody Wants To Do - Marian Friars Minor

The Purpose of Suffering 

The Sins of Taking the Lord's Name in Vain, Vulgarities, and Cursing

You Will Never Use the Lord's Name in Vain Again After Watching This!

What to Do Before, During, & After Holy Communion ~ Fr. Ripperger

Why Are Catholics Built Like That? | Jesse Romero | 2024 SWC Conference

Why Be Catholic and Not Just Christian?

Why is Taking the Lord's Name in Vain Wrong?

Why we Don't Like Going to Confession


Catechism - Purgatory & Heaven & Hell: 

Man Shot & Saw Hell - Shocking Must-See Video

More stories from the souls in Purgatory

Proof of Purgatory part 1: Twenty-two Bible verses. (first of series)

Shocking Evidence from Purgatory: Here's Where You Can See the Signs Left by Souls! It's All True! 

URGENT!!! PURGATORY WITH FATHER MARK BEARD

What Did Jesus Do in the Tomb and What "hell" Did He Descend to? Explaining the Faith

What is Purgatory 

What You Should Know About Purgatory


Catholicism:

Is the Catholic Church a Force for Evil?

Priest Shares Powerful Truth About Catholicism!

Why Protestant Doctrine is Unbiblical

 

Conversion Stories: I love conversion stories and have found so many beautiful stories of people touched by the grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ and Our Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary, that I have to share them.

Fr Donald Calloway Full conversion story

From Protestant Surfer to Catholic Priest: A Powerful Conversion Story

 


Diabolic Lectures: 

(Exorcists discourage an over-curiosity of the diabolic, but it's good to know how to avoid letting it into your life or to recognize it in your life. These are good for a basic understanding.)

8 Ways People Give the Devil a Foothold

Fr. Chad Ripperger: Levels of Spiritual Warfare & Our Lady - January 25th 2024

Fr Chad Ripperger on the State of Evil in the World 

Jesse Romero - Spiritual Warfare (Part 1)

Jesse Romero - Spiritual Warfare (Part 2)

March 6, 2024 -Parish Mission Father Dan Reehil 7:00 pm

Michael and the Exorcist: "I saw her crawl up a wall" | Fr. Dan Reehil  

Profound Talk Given by Real Life Exorcist! 

Voices in Virtue Lectures: Fr. Chad Ripperger - Demonology Function & Psychology


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* Denotes items not specifically Catholic but which are Christian resources.