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Father John P. Cush
 
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Classic works from Tolstoy, Milton, Cervantes, Brontë and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Famous works by Homer, Dante, Dostoevsky, Shakespeare and T.S. Eliot
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Classics by Robert Hugh Benson, Myles Connolly, Evelyn Waugh, François Mauriac and Graham Greene
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Classics from Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, Morris West, Graham Greene and Georges Bernanos
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Classic Books by five saints: Francis de Sales, Benedict, Catherine of Siena, Ignatius of Loyola and Thomas Aquinas
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Confessions, The Story of a Soul, The Seven Storey Mountain, He Leadeth Me, and The Book of Pastoral Rule
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These recommendations are my opinions, formed from my own experience as a priest and as a professor.
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Growth and glory come through suffering and no other way.
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Why I love the Fathers of the Church — and why you should too.
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The Church Fathers were great pastors who taught us how to be friends of God
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Think we live in a world of confused theology and poor pastoral praxis? Go back and study the Fathers.
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We have truly been blessed with the gift of Our Lord and Our Lady.
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Have we become so blind that we can no longer see Christ?
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Pray for the families of those discerning a call or in formation for religious life or Holy Orders.
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If Jesus heard the sorrowful petition of the Widow of Nain, how could he not hear your petitions, if they be in accord with God’s will for your life?
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The Gospel of the woman at the well is a masterpiece of the art of accompaniment.
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The God we worship at Holy Mass is big enough to become small
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The Little Flower is a profound Doctor of the Church, a teacher par excellence.
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The Lord is the Lord of the Sabbath, over our resting and our rising, over our function and over our being, over who we are and what we do.
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Throughout the Book of Glory that the Lord is writing in our lives, we have the Book of Humiliation being written in our daily struggles.
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First, it’s OK to be human. Second, sometimes, you need to be knocked off the horse. And third, you have to give a person a chance.
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Don’t just pray for more priests. Pray for more happy, holy and healthy priests.
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We should make no mistake: Heaven is real. Hell is real. Purgatory is real.
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Priests teach with not only our words, but with our lives
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Here are 10 more books to help stoke in your mind and heart the fire of love for God.
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The Cross is the tree of life and victory
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Through the intercession of all the Saints, Blesseds, and Venerables of Ireland, and through the Eucharist we share, bring us to a Blessed Easter.
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‘Reading has made many saints’
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Children of God, be delivered from this way of death and embrace the way of life.
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The opportunity to study theology in Rome should be counted as one of God’s greatest gifts
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“Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” —Saint Jerome
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Here’s the difference between fundamental theology, dogmatic theology and “systematic” theology
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Theology is the study of God and the things of God.
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If theology isn't done in the Church and through, with and in Jesus Christ, it’s not theology.
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The study of theology has changed my life as a person, as a Catholic believer, and as a priest.
Father John P. Cush

Rev. John P. Cush is a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. He serves as Academic Dean and as a formation advisor at the Pontifical North American College, Vatican City-State. Fr. Cush holds the Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD) from the Pontifical Gregorian University, where he also teaches as an adjunct professor of Theology and U.S. Catholic Church History. He has served as a parish priest, high school seminary teacher, and as a Censor Librorum for his Diocese, as well as a theological consultant for NET TV. Fr. Cush is a regular contributor to the Brooklyn Tablet and the Albany Evangelist.