Catholicism Pure and Simple – The Book

OK, this is lifted straight from Fr Longenecker’s blog. I am sure he won’t mind too much, and I really like the title of his new book! Amazon lets you read the first few pages of the ebook edition too.

Here’s what people are saying about the new edition of my book Catholicism Pure and Simple:

As a Catholic radio host, I’m always on the prowl for resources that are loaded with both the “what” (accurate content) and the “how” (effective communication).  Father Dwight Longenecker’s Catholicism Pure and Simple nails both of these qualities.  For Catholics or anyone else hungering after that mysterious “more” in life, this wise book is a gem.   A natural born teacher, Father Longenecker takes an eclectic approach to explaining the biblical and historical foundations of the faith “once delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3) in a way that transforms as much as it informs.  – Patrick Coffin, Radio Host, Catholic Answers Live. 

 Catholicism Pure & Simple is a fantastic new primer on what it means to be Catholic. Fr. Longenecker avoids footnotes and highfalutin theological language to reach the regular Joe in the pew. His thoughtfully crafted volume is convincing. It’s a great read for anyone who wants to become more grounded in their Catholic faith.” —  Patrick Novecosky, Editor-In-Chief, Legatus Magazine

“Father Longenecker has provided to the Church, and those interested in its beliefs and practices, a clear, concise, intelligent, and highly-readable account of what it means to be Catholic. As part of the RCIA team at the St. Peter’s Catholic Student Center at Baylor University, I highly recommend Catholicism: Pure and Simple as an outstanding text by which to introduce pilgrims to the Catholic faith.”

– Francis J. Beckwith, MJS, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University. Author ofReturn to Rome: Confessions of an Evangelical Catholic

Catholicism Pure and Simple is available here in print and to get it as an e-book. Go here.


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10 Responses to Catholicism Pure and Simple – The Book

  1. toadspittle says:

    No doubt about it- a truly excellent title!
    Put Toad down for a signed first edition!

    However, in view of the fact that “Sir” Jimmy Savile was a beloved and much-respected “Knight of The Church” just how literally the words “Pure and Simple” can be taken must be open to some dispute.

    So it’s all Margaret’s blessed fault, it would seem.

    Curioser and curioser. Thinks Toad.

    (Oh, come on, Toad! One rotten apple, etc, etc…)

  2. JabbaPapa says:

    If this blog existed as a book, I’d certainly write a paragraph about Anti Moly’s psychotic fantasy that I had no friendship among the contributors !!!!

  3. kathleen says:

    Hey Jabba, only one paragraph? 😉 You are the greatest of friends of all of us on CP&S, and if this Anti Moly on DT’s blog says that this is a “psychotic fantasy” of yours, well….. I would suggest she might be suffering from a bit of “psychotic jealousy”!!

    And talking about Fr. Longnecker’s new book, should we sue the dear priest for plagiarism ? 😆

    Yes Toad, I look forward to getting a copy of this book too. The “pure” bit (as I’m sure you know really) does not in this case refer to the noble virtue of purity, but purity in the sense of being an unadulterated Catholicism, one of integrity and true to the teachings of the Pope and Magisterium.

  4. JabbaPapa says:

    It is not reasonable to sue others for their purity.

  5. toadspittle says:


    Toad might just go and bash up Anti Moly.

    Kathleen is correct as usual. As to Catholicism being Pure and Simple, Toad is indeed prepared to go half way on that.
    But to be honest (well less dishonest than normally) he is more interested in reading the Pope’s book than Dwight’s.
    (Bypass the monkey and go straight for the organ grinder. In a manner of speaking. Insert smiley face.)

  6. Gertrude says:

    Anti Moly has been known to visit us here; perhaps she is thinking of becoming a Roman Catholic?

  7. JabbaPapa says:

    Hopefully, all the spiritaul nuorishment that she’s receiving from her nephew’s lovely blog will continue to lift her spirits !!! (and not just the gin & hair tonic)

  8. toadspittle says:


    Just gin and tonic, Jabba.

    We save the hair for the dog.

  9. JabbaPapa says:

    hmmmm Toad … sorry to keep on bringing this up, given that Anti Molly is more handily dealt with at Eccles’ lovely blog…

    But did you know that Anti Moly pretends that she only reads this blog to follow your comments ? (or so she claims — I rather doubt her word personally ; given that the only CP&S posts she ever refers to elsewhere are my own)

    Two questions :

    1) How does it feel to have this ancient upside-downer as a fan ?

    2) Have you, in fact, ever handed me my head on a platter ? I look around my room, and I can see neither head nor platter lying about there — nor do I seem to recall that we have ever even met in the first place !!! (unless you were in Moratinos stargazing that particular mid-august night in 1993)

  10. kathleen says:

    Wow Jabba, this is news to me! But not surprising really, considering I never even look into DT’s blog nowadays. It recalls quite a few nightmares for me…. internet bullying and all the bickering. You are brave to battle on there, but is it really worth it? You know……. the seed falling on stoney ground; throwing pearls to swine, etc!

    I dread to think what Anti Moly might be saying about the rest of us!! You better not say – with her hate for the Catholic Church it won’t be anything charitable, that’s for sure. 😉

    Let’s see what Toad has to say about this unexpected ‘fan’ of his…….. 🙂

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