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The Diocesan Resource Center has over 8,000 books and audiovisual items in VHS, DVD and CD-Rom formats. We also have a wonderful selection of religious education curricula from well known publishers such as 23rd Publications, St. Mary’s Press, Ligouri, RCL/Benziger, Tabor Publications, RCL and many more! There is something for everyone! 





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1501 Federal Way, Suite 400

Boise, ID 83705


We encourage you to call us at

(208) 342-1311

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New Materials in the Resource Center


Engaging a New Generation


Engaging a New Generation
     by Frank Mercadante

Engaging a New Generation critically examines our commonly held assumptions as well as our often-used models and methodologies initially developed to reach late Baby Boomer and Generation X teens. It then introduces you to the core characteristics of the Millennial Generation teens and the pastoral implications, where the operational and ministerial borders are expanding far beyond traditional youth ministry.


Saint Kateri: Lily of the Mohawks


Saint Kateri: Lily of the Mohawks
     by Mathew and Margaret Bunson

This authoritative account of the first Native American woman to be declared a saint by the Church is sure to inspire you. Discover an extraordinary young woman who was called by Pope Blessed John Paul II, God's "bountiful gift" to His Church and a "sweet, frail yet strong figure of a young woman who died when she was only twenty-four years old: Kateri Tekakwitha, the 'Lily of the Mohawks.'"


Holiness for Everyone: Practical Spirituality of Josemaria Escriva


Holiness for Everyone: Practical Spirituality of Josemaria Escriva
     by Eric Sammons

Eric Sammons tells how twentieth century Spanish priest and canonized saint Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, recovered the message of the universal call to holiness. Declared the saint of ordinary life by Pope John Paul II, St. Josemaria developed a spirituality directed toward the sanctity of every man and woman. His legacy is the belief that each of us can, by God's grace, achieve holiness through the course of our ordinary life and work.


How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice


How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice
     by Austin Ivereigh

How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice is a new sort of apologetics. It is for those moments when you are thrust into the spotlight as the token Catholic whether the spotlight is simply at the office water cooler or whether it is front and center at the in-laws Thanksgiving celebration. How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice gives Catholics a fresh way of explaining the Church's teaching on contentious issues humanly, compellingly, and succinctly.


The Year of Faith: A Bible Study for Catholics

The Year of Faith: A Bible Study for Catholics
     by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J.

In a follow-up to his best selling St. Paul Bible Study for Catholics during the year of St. Paul, Fr. Mitch Pacwa once again leads Catholics to a deeper understanding of Pope Benedict's call to action for the year.
Perfect for individual or group study, this book is a wonderful guide to experiencing a conversion, growing in faith, and following Jesus Christ more closely. It shows us how to integrate every component of our life – relationships, morality, work, recreation, and all – into a meaningful whole.
Make the most of Pope Benedict's Year of Faith, walking hand in hand with Fr. Pacwa as he guides you through the beauty and insights of Scripture in relationship to your everyday life.


Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves


Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves
     by Helen M. Alvare

America is flirting with the idea that being a Catholic female means saying "yes" to the faith as a private source of comfort, but "no" to living out its more countercultural moral and social teachings. Catholic women are facing unprecedented questions about sex, money, marriage, work, children and the church itself -- questions with innumerable personal and societal repercussions. Is it even possible that the teachings of a 2,000 year old religion are still relevant for today's toughest issues?

 Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus


Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus
     by Sherry A. Weddell

Learn about the five thresholds of postmodern conversion, how to open a conversation about faith and belief, how to ask thought-provoking questions and establish an atmosphere of trust, when to tell the Great Story of Jesus, how to help someone respond to God's call to intentional discipleship, and much more.

 Forgiveness a Catholic Approach

Forgiveness a Catholic Approach

     by R. Scott Hurd

Whether we are uncertain what real forgiveness looks like, are tired of forgiving, or don't know where to start, Forgiveness: A Catholic Approach offers spiritual considerations and practical guidance.


Catherine Tekakwitha

Catherine Tekakwitha
     by Diego Paoletti

Catherine Tekakwitha was born in 1656 along the Mohawk River in present day United States. She died in odour of sanctity on April 17, 1680 at the Sault Saint Louis in Canada. Soon after her death, her face was suddenly transfigured to become so beautiful from the disappearance of the scars of smallpox. In 1684, Catherine Tekakwitha's relic was brought into the chapel of Saint Francis Xavier and she was the first in the Americas to be given this honour. She became known after her death from the miracles brought by her intercession. These two basic works on the life of Catherine Tekakwitha are from the French Jesuit missionaries Claude Chauchetiere and Pierre Cholenec. They were the only two missionaries who wrote and witnessed her death. Also, inserts have been included from their letters and collections of Catherine Tekakwitha. These letters and collections have contributed to a most complete history of what had been written of her during her life and after her death.

Learning Centers for Advent and Lent


Learning Centers for Advent and Lent

     by Doris Murphy

Learning centers offer creative and interactive ways for children and adults to learn their faith.  Topics for Advent include: the Jesse Tree, The O Antiphons. The Church Year, The Names for Jesus, and Mary the Mother of God.




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