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Cardinal Collins' Book List for Catholics Who Want to Defend the Faith

Posted : May-20-2020

During his Sunday, May 17 Mass, Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, listed a few books that he recommends all Catholics read. After a number of enquiries, we thought we’d share Cardinal Collins’ reading list:

  • The Bible
  • The Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton
  • Everlasting Man, by G.K. Chesterton
  • What to Say and How to Say It, by Brandon Vogt
  • Just Whatever, by Matt Nelson

Cardinal Collins also recommends reading Saint Henry Newman’s Apologia Pro Vita Sua and anything by theologians Peter Kreeft and Scott Hahn (especially Hahn’s Answering the New Atheism). The Cardinal also enjoys the work of Bishop Fulton Sheen and Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archbishop of Los Angeles.

Do you have an apologetics themed novel or series of books on the Catholic faith that you'd recommend to Cardinal Collins? If so, write to us at and we'll share your suggestions with him.