We as Catholics have always had the duty of both forming and informing our Catholic consciences. Nowadays, this duty falls more and more upon our individual shoulders, as once-reliable sources of Catholic teaching have become riddled with error and once-faithful teaching institutions have become derelict in their duties.
The items listed below do give good, solid information regarding our Catholic faith and how God wants us to live it. Of course, it is by no means exhaustive.
Certainly Catholics ought to be at least familiar with basic documents, such as the Catechism recently promulgated by Pope John Paul II. That can be found online at http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc.htm.
An excellent source of other documents is www.ourladyswarriors.org. Not only can one find the Vatican II documents, Code of Canon Law, General Instruction of the Roman Missal, and most encyclicals, but one can also find sources on the various plagues facing the Church today. They detail all the novelties that have wormed their way into the Church. Their lists of dissenters and analyses of the same are excellent. Do visit this site. For their excellent work, we salute Our Lady’s Warriors.
Another excellent internet compendium is http://buchholzins.com/cir/#Canon%20Law
Also the complete Summa Theologica can be found at http://www.newadvent.org/summa/
Books to recommend
Goodbye, Good Men by Michael Rose
Mass Confusion by Jimmy Akin
Amchurch Comes Out by Paul Likoudis
The Decline and Fall of the Catholic Church in
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
Fr. Hardon’s works at www.lifeeternal.org
Catholic book suppliers
Tan Books www.tanbooks.com
Roman Catholic Books www.booksforcatholics.com
Ignatius Press www.ignatius.com (Don’t bother with their movies of saints; they’re horribly inaccurate)
Catholic Answers www.catholic.com
Periodicals to recommend
The Wanderer www.thewandererpress.com
National Catholic Register www.ncregister.com (Update – following recent revelations regarding Fr Maciel, we rescind our recommendation)
New Oxford Review www.newoxfordreview.com
Homiletic and Pastoral Review - call 1-800-651-1531
Code of Canon Law (Vatican website) http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/_INDEX.HTM