But what if we could change that? What if we could get provide good Catholic books for every seminarian?
I think we can. Through the power of the Catholic blogosphere, I’m convinced we can crowd-source a solution.
The plan is to send 2,000 CDs to all the seminarians in Cameroon, each loaded with Catholic eBooks including:
- The Holy Bible
- The Catholic Encyclopedia
- The complete writings of the Church fathers
- St. Thomas’ entire Summa
- Classic books by authors like G.K. Chesterton, St. Therese of Lisieux, and Cardinal John Henry Newman
- Modern titles on preaching, the priesthood, and new media by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop Jose Gomez, and several by Pope Benedict XVI
Several people have combined their resources to make this happen including Our Sunday Visitor, New Advent, Aquinas and More, Word on Fire, Lighthouse Catholic Media, and Libreria Editrice Vatican. These groups have also provided some great giveaway perks for donors:
- $2 donation - Digital photo of a Cameroon seminarian receiving his CD
- $15 donation – CD w/ talk by Dr. Scott Hahn
- $25 donation – “Best of Fr. Barron” CD including 10 talks
- $50 donation - Church and New Media book (Brandon Vogt)
- $75 donation - Catholicism book (Fr. Robert Barron)
- $200 donation – Complete set of Catholicism DVD series