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From Dave Armstrong's blog:

[quote]This is the Faith Database: Extraordinary One-Stop Catholic Resource
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
...

Tim Cooper (whom I had the pleasure to meet in Steubenville this summer) and Jerry Suelzer have designed a terrific database on one CD, for Catholics (see their website). It has virtually every source a Catholic apologist or student could need or want, and super-convenient cross-referencing and search capabilities. Here is some of what it includes:

10 Bible translations (some require Internet access):

RSV, KJV, NASB, NIV, ESV, WEB, NRSV, Young's, NAB, Douay

88 council documents from all 21 ecumenical councils

400 early Church writings

158 writings from the Doctors of the Church (especially St. Augustine, St. John Chrysostom, St. Athanasius, St. Ambrose, and St. Jerome)

74 books by Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman

112 books by G.K. Chesterton

268 papal encyclicals and other writings

The Catholic Encyclopedia (1913): over 12,000 entries

Search capability for the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Code of Canon Law (Internet required)

100 Bible maps and over 4800 Christian images

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Fr. George Haydock's New Testament Commentary

100,000 reference Concordance

Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body

Free monthly updates from the home website

Dozens of other classics, including:

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica

St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life

St. Ignatius of Loyola, The Spiritual Exercises

James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers

St. John of the Cross, Ascent of Mount Carmel and Dark Night of the Soul

St. Teresa of Ávila, The Interior Castle, The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus, and The Way of Perfection

Thomas a Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Poems and The Story of a Soul

Baltimore Catechism

Philip Hughes, History of the Catholic Church

Butler's Lives of the Saints, Volume 1

Works of St. Louis de Montfort, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Thomas More, Hilaire Belloc, John Bunyan, and Ronald Knox

...

I strongly recommend Tim and Jerry's work. Please stop by and purchase This is the Faith Database for the ridiculously low price of $24.95 postpaid (and only $18.95 for group orders, students, educators, clergy and religious). You can also call to order, at (260) 413-7157.[/quote]

The site is [url="http://www.thisisthefaith.com"]www.thisisthefaith.com[/url]

You get monthly updates, new versions of the software, etc, for a full year for free. I downloaded it a few days ago. The UI is a bit clunky not all that intuitive but who cares? It is functional and hosts the most Catholic info I have ever seen packed into one program. Seriously, guys. At this price, it is a steal. This is a must own!

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N/A Gone
Will they pay the cost of repairing my laptop for drooling?

How do you think this compares to the "Harmony media" package?

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Ziggamafu
[quote name='Revprodeji' post='1393738' date='Sep 26 2007, 06:38 PM']Will they pay the cost of repairing my laptop for drooling?

How do you think this compares to the "Harmony media" package?[/quote]

I own both.

Harmony Media definitely has a better UI, more intuitive and well-organized. However, as far as content goes, [i]Welcome to the Catholic Church[/i] only has a handful of things that This is the Faith lacks (and, with the exception of Denzinger's Sources of Catholic Dogma, these are not terribly essential). This is the Faith, however, has most of what is in WTTCC plus much, much more. And whereas WTTCC is $100, TITF is only $19-25.

I say TITF wins hands down. Way more bang for the buck.

That said, it would be nice if TITF took a lesson from Harmony Media in presentation, organization of content, and the user interface.

Also, I am in no way trying to rag on Harmony Media; I hope the continue to grow and succeed. But TITF offers a ton of content for an unbeatable deal - especially considering that you get very notable upgrades every month.

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Raphael
Sweet. Welcome to the Catholic Church is just way too expensive.

I'm such a nerd...I put a whole bunch of early Church documents on my phone...just in case. :P

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thessalonian
"ridiculously low price of $24.95 "

No kidding. With 8 kids it's in my ballpark! :clap:

I have something on my Christmass list. :cool:

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N/A Gone
I actually bought the WTTCC and the early fathers and the Catholic encyclopedia from them last year.

I wonder if this offers anything different or if I am covered now. ;)
Honestly, I just use phatcatholic.blogspot for a resource for everything anyway.

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Ziggamafu
[quote name='Revprodeji' post='1394056' date='Sep 27 2007, 09:26 AM']I actually bought the WTTCC and the early fathers and the Catholic encyclopedia from them last year.

I wonder if this offers anything different or if I am covered now. ;)
Honestly, I just use phatcatholic.blogspot for a resource for everything anyway.[/quote]

Yes, it offers much more.

[b]Monthly updates thus far:[/b]

August 2007
Baltimore Catechism
Classic Prayers

July 2007
Msgr. Philip Hughes'
History of the Catholic Church
100 Bible Maps
1000 Bible Art Images

June 2007
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Fr. George Haydock's
New Testament Commentary

May 2007
Butler's Lives of the Saints Vol 1
The Koran

April 2007
100,000 Reference
Concordance

Mar 2007
4800+ Images
Flavius Josephus
St. Bonaventure

Feb 2007
1200+ Papal Bulls/Letters
St. Louis de Montfort

Jan 2007
St. Catherine of Siena
St. Thomas More
Hilaire Belloc
John Bunyan
Ronald Knox
Dec 2006
Theology of the Body

[b]The Summa and many more writings from the doctors of the Church[/b]

Doctor Title
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] Against the Heathen
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] On the Incarnation of the Word
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] Deposition of Arius
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] On Luke 10:22 (Matthew 11:27)
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] Circular Letter
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] Apologia Contra Arianos
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] De Decretis
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] De Sententia Dionysii
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] Vita S. Antoni (Life of St. Anthony)
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] Ad Episcopus Aegypti et Libyae
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] Apologia ad Constantium
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] Apologia de Fuga
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] Historia Arianorum
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] Four Discourses Against the Arians
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] De Synodis
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] Tomus ad Antiochenos
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] Ad Afros Epistola Synodica
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] Historia Acephala
Athanasius, St [296-373 AD] Letters
Hilary of Poitiers, St [300-367 AD] On the Councils, or the Faith of the Easterns
Hilary of Poitiers, St [300-367 AD] On the Trinity
Hilary of Poitiers, St [300-367 AD] Homilies on the Psalms
Ephraim the Syrian, St [306-373 AD] Nisibene Hymns
Ephraim the Syrian, St [306-373 AD] On the Nativity of Christ in the Flesh
Ephraim the Syrian, St [306-373 AD] For the Feast of the Epiphany
Ephraim the Syrian, St [306-373 AD] On the Faith ("The Pearl")
Ephraim the Syrian, St [306-373 AD] On Our Lord
Ephraim the Syrian, St [306-373 AD] On Admonition and Repentance
Ephraim the Syrian, St [306-373 AD] On the Sinful Woman
Cyril of Jerusalem, St [315-386 AD] Catechetical Lectures
Gregory Nazianzen, St [325-389 AD] Orations
Gregory Nazianzen, St [325-389 AD] Letters
Basil the Great, St [329-379 AD] De Spiritu Sancto
Basil the Great, St [329-379 AD] Nine Homilies of Hexaemeron
Basil the Great, St [329-379 AD] Letters
Ambrose, St [340-397 AD] On the Christian Faith (De fide)
Ambrose, St [340-397 AD] On the Holy Spirit
Ambrose, St [340-397 AD] On the Mysteries
Ambrose, St [340-397 AD] On Repentance
Ambrose, St [340-397 AD] On the Duties of the Clergy
Ambrose, St [340-397 AD] Concerning Virgins
Ambrose, St [340-397 AD] Concerning Widows
Ambrose, St [340-397 AD] On the Death of Satyrus
Ambrose, St [340-397 AD] Memorial of Symmachus
Ambrose, St [340-397 AD] Sermon against Auxentius
Ambrose, St [340-397 AD] Letters
Jerome, St [347-420 AD] Letters
Jerome, St [347-420 AD] The Perpetual Virginity of Blessed Mary
Jerome, St [347-420 AD] To Pammachius Against John of Jerusalem
Jerome, St [347-420 AD] The Dialogue Against the Luciferians
Jerome, St [347-420 AD] The Life of Malchus, the Captive Monk
Jerome, St [347-420 AD] The Life of S. Hilarion
Jerome, St [347-420 AD] The Life of Paulus the First Hermit
Jerome, St [347-420 AD] Against Jovinianus
Jerome, St [347-420 AD] Against Vigilantius
Jerome, St [347-420 AD] Against the Pelagians
Jerome, St [347-420 AD] Preface to the Chronicle of Eusebius
Jerome, St [347-420 AD] De Viris Illustribus (Illustrious Men)
Jerome, St [347-420 AD] Apology for himself against the Books of Rufinus
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on the Gospel of St. Matthew
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on Acts
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on Romans
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on First Corinthians
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on Second Corinthians
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on Ephesians
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on Philippians
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on Colossians
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on First Thessalonians
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on Second Thessalonians
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on First Timothy
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on Second Timothy
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on Titus
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on Philemon
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Commentary on Galatians
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on the Gospel of John
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on the Epistle to the Hebrews
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homilies on the Statues
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] No One Can Harm the Man Who Does Not Injure Himself
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Two Letters to Theodore After His Fall
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Letter to a Young Widow
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homily on St. Ignatius
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homily on St. Babylas
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homily Concerning "Lowliness of Mind"
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Instructions to Catechumens
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Three Homilies on the Power of Satan
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homily on the Passage "Father, if it be possible . . ."
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homily on the Paralytic Lowered Through the Roof
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homily on the Passage "If your enemy hunger, feed him."
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Homily Against Publishing the Errors of the Brethren
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] First Homily on Eutropius
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Second Homily on Eutropius (After His Captivity)
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Four Letters to Olympias
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Letter to Some Priests of Antioch
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] Correspondence with Pope Innocent I
John Chrysostom, St [347-407 AD] On the Priesthood
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] Confessions
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] Letters
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] City of God
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] Christian Doctrine
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On the Holy Trinity
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] The Enchiridion
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On the Catechising of the Uninstructed
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On Faith and the Creed
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] Concerning Faith of Things Not Seen
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On the Profit of Believing
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On the Creed: A Sermon to Catechumens
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On Continence
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On the Good of Marriage
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On Holy Virginity
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On the Good of Widowhood
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On Lying
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] To Consentius: Against Lying
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On the Work of Monks
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On Patience
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On Care to be Had For the Dead
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On the Morals of the Catholic Church
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On the Morals of the Manichaeans
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On Two Souls, Against the Manichaeans
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] Acts or Disputation Against Fortunatus the Manichaean
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] Against the Epistle of Manichaeus Called Fundamental
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] Reply to Faustus the Manichaean
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] Concerning the Nature of Good, Against the Manichaeans
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On Baptism, Against the Donatists
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] Answer to Letters of Petilian, Bishop of Cirta
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] Merits and Remission of Sin, and Infant Baptism
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On the Spirit and the Letter
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On Nature and Grace
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On Man's Perfection in Righteousness
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On the Proceedings of Pelagius
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On the Grace of Christ, and on Original Sin
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On Marriage and Concupiscence
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On the Soul and its Origin
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] Against Two Letters of the Pelagians
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On Grace and Free Will
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] On Rebuke and Grace
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] The Predestination of the Saints/Gift of Perseverance
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] Our Lord's Sermon on the Mount
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] The Harmony of the Gospels
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] Sermons on Selected Lessons of the New Testament
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] Tractates on the Gospel of John
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] Homilies on the First Epistle of John
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] Soliloquies
Augustine of Hippo, St [354-430 AD] The Enarrations, or Expositions, on the Psalms
Leo the Great, Pope [395-461 AD] Sermons
Leo the Great, Pope [395-461 AD] Letters
Gregory the Great, Pope [540-604 AD] Pastoral Rule
Gregory the Great, Pope [540-604 AD] Register of Letters
Aquinas, St. Thomas [1225-1274 AD] Summa Theologica
Aquinas, St. Thomas [1225-1274 AD] Catena Aurea - Gospel of Matthew
Aquinas, St. Thomas [1225-1274 AD] Catena Aurea - Gospel of Mark
Teresa of Ávila, St [1515-1582 AD] The Interior Castle or The Mansions
Teresa of Ávila, St [1515-1582 AD] The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus
Teresa of Ávila, St [1515-1582 AD] The Way of Perfection
John of the Cross, St [1542-1591 AD] Ascent of Mount Carmel
John of the Cross, St [1542-1591 AD] Dark Night of the Soul
Francis de Sales, St [1567-1622 AD] Introduction to the Devout Life
Thérèse of Lisieux, St [1873-1897 AD] Poems of St. Teresa, Carmelite of Lisieu
Thérèse of Lisieux, St [1873-1897 AD] The Story of a Soul

Plus other classics like [i]The Spiritual Exercises[/i] of St. Ignatius and Gibbons' [i]Faith of Our Fathers[/i]. Oh, and pretty much everything that Chesterton and Newman wrote.

I would have bought it solely for digital versions of Newman's [i]Apologia Pro Vita Sua[/i], Chesterton's [i]The Catholic Church and Conversion[/i], and Gibbon's [i]Faith of Our Fathers[/i]. Talk about an apologetics powerhouse!

I'm all fan-boyish about this software because I want the work being done to expand it to continue.

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Theoketos
[quote name='Revprodeji' post='1394113' date='Sep 27 2007, 12:11 PM']Sounds awesome!!!

Wonder what I should do with the Harmony stuff[/quote]

Give it to me?

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Seven77
man...what about macs?

WTTCC is for macs but Harmony adds "Has not been tested on the new Intel Macs and may not perform properly."

most of the stuff is on the internet but i can see why purchasing these cds might be a good idea for some.

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phatcatholic
i was actually standing right beside Dave Armstrong when he met the guy who made the software. said "guy" also gave me the software for free, even tho he didn't know me from adam. pretty cool :) (dave is pretty cool too, btw)

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Ziggamafu
[quote name='phatcatholic' post='1396804' date='Oct 2 2007, 07:03 PM']i was actually standing right beside Dave Armstrong when he met the guy who made the software. said "guy" also gave me the software for free, even tho he didn't know me from adam. pretty cool :) (dave is pretty cool too, btw)[/quote]


Have you updated it? Tim ("said guy") has thrown some pretty awesome additions into the suite. Do you like it?

Oh, and about what to with WTTCC: keep it and use it; as I've said, it's easier to navigate and still (for the time being) has a few resources that the larger TITF lacks.

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crazy bump, but...did they update the UI problems? Also, the website says some things "need to be online" to access. What exactly? I want the software so I can do homework not online, in order to not be distracted by the inter-web.

Advice please?

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SaintOlaf
The interface is still a little clumsy, not much has been done to really update that, but it's not all that bad once you get used to it.

As far as things online, some of the Bible translations and some of the more widely known documents are simply linked to online, I suppose to save space for the rest of the program. 95% of the content is available readily without internet access however. I couldn't be more pleased with this software, especially for what I paid for it, definately worth it.

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