Great Catholic Works Online

What you'll find below is a collection of works by the great Catholic apologists and theologians of ancient and modern times. These are all available to read online. Most of them are books, although there are several articles too that I simply could not ignore. The titles of books are italicized, the titles of articles are not. If any of these links are broken, please leave a comment and let me know. For more prolific writers, like St. Augustine and Fr. William G. Most, I have restricted myself to the works of theirs that are more apologetical in nature or of the most interest to the apologist.

Arnold Lunn (bio):

Athanasius, Saint (bio):

Augustine of Hippo, Saint (bio):

Blaise Pascal (bio): Pensées

F. J. Sheed (bio):

Francis de Sales, Saint (bio):

G. K. Chesterton (bio):

Germain Grisez (bio):

Henry G. Graham: Where We Got the Bible: Our Debt to the Catholic Church

Hilaire Belloc (bio):

James Cardinal Gibbons (bio):

John Henry Cardinal Newman, Saint (bio):

Justin Martyr, Saint (bio):

Karl Adam (bio):

Karol Wojtyla / John Paul II, Pope Saint (bio):

Leslie Rumble and Charles Mortimer Carty, Frs. (bios):

Peter Kreeft (bio):

Robert Bellarmine, Saint (bio):

Romano Guardini, Fr. (bio):

Ronald Knox, Msgr. (bio):

Thomas Aquinas, Saint (bio):

Thomas More, Saint (bio):

William G. Most, Fr. (bio):

Did you find a work that you think I should add to the list? Leave a comment and let me know.

Pax Christi,


  1. Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan is much smarter. It is written by a priest, John Hardon SJ. We get into trouble when we imagine that we are priests who should be providing the faithful with instruction.

  2. I'm "trying to be a priest" because I linked to some helpful Catholic works that are available online? Give me a break. What, lay people aren't supposed to be involved in evangelization and catechesis? Please show me where that is put forth in ANY of the documents of the Church!

  3. With our Confirmation, we receive the mandate to spread and defend the Catholic faith. Well done Nicholas. Keep up the great work. In fact can I list your site on my apologetics site? ( for Catholic Truth.
    God Bless
    Andrew Kong

  4. Thanks Andrew! You can link to my site if you want.

  5. Nicholas,

    I agree with Andrew! You are not acting like a wanna-bee Priest. You are helping the Church by linking to the Church Fathers and authors like Chesterton. I am a Presbyterian Reverend who stumbled upon your site because I read the Church Father's to aid me in my sermon preparation. I will continue to peruse your site for its Aquinas and Augustine treasures! God Bless you as we rejoice in ONE body and ONE Spirit. In Christ, ~Blake.W

  6. Maria, what is wrong with this list?

  7. Thank you for this comprehensive list of Great Catholic works online. It's a treasure.

  8. There are much more E-BOOKS and other Catholic information on my blog:

  9. Wow this list is amazing! I enjoy listening to Scott Hahn, Father Fulton Sheen and Mother Angelica in YouTube.

  10. Excelent resources . Thanks for the good work. A. Delaney

  11. Very useful list! Thanks a lot.


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