Recommended Readings

Assessing the Faith-Based Response to Homelessness in America: Findings from Eleven Cities

Research study from Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (Feb. 2017) reveals that faith-based organizations’ efforts are working. 

https://www.baylor.edu/mediacommunications/doc.php/281857.pdf

Contemplative Provocations

By Fr. Donald Haggerty

“We can never know with the poor whether the faces we observe are going to pass away, leaving no trace in our memory, or, very differently, whether the weariness and pain in a certain face will return to our mind and become our own at an hour when we thought ourselves to be content without companionship. This, too, may be a sign of Jesus’ presence in that earlier encounter.”

The Marian Option: God's Solution to a Civilization in Crisis

By Carrie Gress, PhD

 

This book speaks of how our Blessed Mother should be at the center of any plan to renew society/culture. It has information on devotions, explains in a marvelous way how she has affected history, and how the Marian Option (what the Church calls the call to holiness) is what must be at the heart of life.

Life is Worth Living

By Fulton Sheen

This fine book shares the wit and wisdom of one of the Church's most profound, yet down to earth bishops. He has a lot of practical advice and gives tremendous insights into relationships, the importance of helping others as a means to motivating us to live a better life, relieving anxiety and fears, building character, and so much more.