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Author : Robert Barron
ISBN : 9780307720535
Genre : Religion
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“Catholicism takes a path less traveled in leading us to explore the faith through stories, biographies, and images.”—Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York What is Catholicism? A 2,000-year-old living tradition? A worldview? A way of life? A relationship? A mystery? In Catholicism Father Robert Barron examines all these questions and more, seeking to capture the body, heart and mind of the Catholic faith. Starting from the essential foundation of Jesus Christ’s incarnation, life, and teaching, Father Barron moves through the defining elements of Catholicism--from sacraments, worship, and prayer, to Mary, the Apostles, and Saints, to grace, salvation, heaven, and hell. Whether discussing Scripture or the rose window at Notre Dame, he uses his distinct and dynamic grasp of art, literature, architecture, personal stories, theology, philosophy, and history to present the Church to the world. Paired with his documentary film series of the same title, Catholicism is an intimate journey, capturing “The Catholic Thing” in all its depth and beauty. Eclectic, unique, and inspiring, Father Barron brings the faith to life for a new generation, in a style that is both faithful to timeless truths, while simultaneously speaking in the language of contemporary life.


Author : Robert E. Barron
ISBN : 9781570757228
Genre : Religion
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A master theologian and popular Catholic author offers inspiring insights into the mystery of Christ's presence in our lives. As festive as the film "Babette's Feast" and as profound as the work of Ronald Knox, this fresh look at the Eucharist brings to light the meanings of meal, sacrifice, and real presence in our lives.

The Catholic Passion

Author : David Scott
ISBN : 9780829429404
Genre : Religion
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The Catholic faith is not a set of rules or a body of doctrines, but is a way of life, writes David Scott. It's a lived faith that contains convincing, intellectually coherent, and spiritually fulfilling answers to the biggest questions: Who is God? Who is Jesus? Why are we here? Where are we going? The Catholic Passion invites readers into a conversation about the things that matter most. It is not an argument for the Catholic faith but a journey to the heart of it—a richly rewarding reflection on prayer, the Bible, sacraments, the church, and God-made-human in Jesus Christ. Scott does not tell the story of the faith through church documents or cate­chism quotations. Instead, he looks at the faith experience of real Catholics—people like the American writer Andre Dubus, the French composer Olivier Messiaen, the Chinese human rights activist Henry Wu, the French martyr Charles de Foucauld, and the American reformer Dorothy Day. These and other Catholics embody a faith that warms the heart as it enlightens the mind. One theme emerges from Scott's reflections on the lives of Catholics and the Scriptures: God's passion of love for humankind burns on in the Catholic Church. The Catholic passion is the conviction that there is nothing God will not do to win our love. "The Catholic Passion is a monumental work. David Scott weaves material from scripture, history, the arts, the liturgy, theology, spirituality, and personal reflection, showing us that nothing human is alien to Christ—and nothing divine is withheld from God's people." —Scott Hahn, author of The Lamb's Supper "The Catholic Passion is a masterwork—beautiful, compelling, and wonderfully readable; an outstanding portrait of what Catholics believe and why. I highly recommend it." —Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap, archbishop of Denver "David Scott helps us see a vibrant Catholicism that offers brilliant meaning in a world darkened by materialism and violence. He presents a vision that allows the treasures of the past to envision an orthodox Catholicism for the future." —Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, EWTN

Faith For The Heart

Author : Groome, Thomas H.
ISBN : 9781587688621
Genre : Religion
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Faith for the Heart makes a special outreach to the "spiritual but not religious," to the "nones, and the "believers without belonging," with rich resources for their faith journey. "Catholic" signals that "all are welcome" to draw upon its treasury of the Church's spiritual resources, regardless of faith identity.ÿÿ

Catholic By Choice

Author : Richard Cole
ISBN : 9780829440577
Genre : Religion
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“I look around the church as we sing. I was expecting the Hollywood version of a monastery, something European looking, with vineyards and massive stone buildings and ivy-covered cloisters. I wanted sturdy monks singing with deep, vibrant voices, like the Gregorian chant CDs that I play at home when I take a hot bath and light candles and sticks of incense. … Why am I here? To get a bit of rest. Read a few books. That’s what I thought, anyway. Now, I’m not sure.” Richard Cole initially saw his trip to a monastery in western Texas as a retreat—to check out for a few days, maybe a chance to catch up on his reading. Instead, Cole embarks on a zigzagging roller coaster of emotion and examination as he discerns, dissects, and discovers the incredible vibrancy of the Catholic community. Catholic by Choice provides a funny and joyous look at adult Catholic conversion from the point of view of a modern convert, telling a deeply personal yet relatable story of discovery, doubt, and finding a place at God’s table.

The Journey From The Head To The Heart And Beyond

Author : Stephen Valenta
ISBN : 1890390003
Genre : Self-Help
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Father Stephen Valenta, a Conventual Franciscan for over fifty years has for many years been in touch with every level of life within the framework of a varied number of ministries. After ordination, he was stationed in a mid city parish working especially with the young children in their spiritual formation. He entered into evangelization by setting up a storefront public relations Center for the Church. To reach out to the multitudes he entered into the media apostolate presenting weekly radio and television programs such as Catechism of the Air, Into Focus, and Catholic Bible Course. After some years of teaching the basics of the Faith, he became the chaplain at a State University working with the young adults in the difficult sixties. He was given a year's sabbatical which he spent in Assisi, Italy, studying the prayer life of St. Francis. On his return to the States he established Mount St. Francis Hermitage in Maine New York wherein he lived a life of greater solitude putting into practice what he had learned. Father Stephen is now engaged in a preaching ministry which takes him from sea to shining sea and beyond. His major endeavor is conducting workshops on how to pray with the heart, a mission he believes has been given to him by Mother Mary.

A Journey Of The Heart

Author : Lucy Peterson
ISBN : 1733951040
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In this inspiring memoir, Lucy Peterson shares her heartfelt account of growing up around the Little Brazos River in Texas during the 1940s. She spent her formative years helping her parents, who struggled to survive as sharecroppers.Lucy was raised in the heart of cotton country with no electricity, telephone, or indoor plumbing. During a time when the primary mode of travel was by wagon, horseback, or walking, her family raised their animals, grew their own food, and made their own clothes.A Journey of the Heart: Memoir In Times of Love and Faith is a book that shares Lucy's childhood memories in a rural community and in the face of life's adversities. Her journey spent with her great-grandparents and family will inspire and encourage the heart.

Journey Into The Heart Of God

Author : Philip H. Pfatteicher
ISBN : 9780199997145
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Journey into the Heart of God is a captivating exploration of the history and evolution of the Church Year: the cycle of seasons in the Christian tradition that begins with Advent and culminates with Easter and is marked by the celebrations of saints, feast days, and the reading of Scripture as appointed by the Church. Primarily through deft examination of the Western Church, Philip H. Pfatteicher reveals how the liturgical calendar has been transformed over thousands of years. It is a work of art--the collaborative achievement of generations of hands and minds. He shows how the church year dramatizes and grounds the strange complexity of the human experience and how it encourages honesty, humility, growth, and maturity in those who live by it. Pfatteicher also offers insight into the liturgical texts of the Eucharist, the less familiar Daily Office, and the people's theology voiced in hymns from a broad spectrum of ancient and modern traditions. It will be an indispensable resource for both clergy and laity in the liturgical denominations, including Catholicism, Lutheranism, and Anglicanism.

Beauty And Reflections For Your Catholic Journey

Author : Elizabeth Pietrantonio
ISBN : 9781973694922
Genre : Religion
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Filling your heart with the Holy Spirit - Beginning Your Christian Journey: This book has been written to re-engage people with the Christian faith. It isn’t a book that is meant to be read from beginning to end. It is meant to be opened and browsed and once the eyes settle on a passage or a section, to let the heart move with the help of the Holy Spirit. There are introductions for each of the four sections which provide the theology related to the titles: Life in Christ, Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Life in Christ, Angels and Saints and Prayer. Section 1 - Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Theology of the gifts of the Holy Spirit including scripture passages, and quotations from Catechism of the Catholic Church and saints (passages and quotations included in all sections). Section 2 - Life in Christ - Theology of Grace, Theological and Cardinal Virtues. Section 3 - Angels and Saints - Theology of angels including guardian angels and saints. Section 4 - Prayer - Theology of prayer and prayers selected from saints, the bible and Catholic tradition.

The Joy Of The Gospel

Author : Pope Francis
ISBN : 9780553419542
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The perfect gift! A specially priced, beautifully designed hardcover edition of The Joy of the Gospel with a foreword by Robert Barron and an afterword by James Martin, SJ. “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus… In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” – Pope Francis This special edition of Pope Francis's popular message of hope explores themes that are important for believers in the 21st century. Examining the many obstacles to faith and what can be done to overcome those hurdles, he emphasizes the importance of service to God and all his creation. Advocating for “the homeless, the addicted, refugees, indigenous peoples, the elderly who are increasingly isolated and abandoned,” the Holy Father shows us how to respond to poverty and current economic challenges that affect us locally and globally. Ultimately, Pope Francis demonstrates how to develop a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ, “to recognize the traces of God’s Spirit in events great and small.” Profound in its insight, yet warm and accessible in its tone, The Joy of the Gospel is a call to action to live a life motivated by divine love and, in turn, to experience heaven on earth. Includes a foreword by Robert Barron, author of Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith and James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage

The Heart Of Faith

Author : Nick Wagner
ISBN : 1585958174
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Catechumens and candidates will quickly learn that Jesus Christ will be their focus throughout their journey through the catechumenate. They will learn what they need to do to become Catholic too, of course, as they discern, pray, worship, break open the Word, and try to live their daily lives as followers of Christ. Nick Wagner guides catechumens and candidates through the entire process of preparing for baptism, the Rite of Election, the Scrutinies, keeping Lent, celebrating the Triduum, baptism (or acceptance) at the Easter Vigil, and life after baptism. This is a warm and wonderful companion for parish catechumens and candidates, one they will value and treasure long after they become Catholics.

Testimony A Catholic S Journey Back To Faith

Author : Julianne Weinmann
ISBN : 9780359845743
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This is the story of one woman's journey back to the Catholic Faith after over forty years. The book includes a list of the author's beliefs and why she believes that the Catholic Faith is true.

We Remember We Celebrate

Author : David Andrys
ISBN : OCLC:28274959
Genre : East Grand Forks (Minn.)
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My Journey Beyond Being Catholic

Author : Connie Limmex
ISBN : 1622450019
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Being part of the Catholic religion was a fundamental aspect of my identity for nearly fifty years. Never being one to question those in authority, I clung to the comfort of what I had been taught and the security of adhering to Catholic doctrine. Being Catholic in and of itself isn't wrong. Rather, I wrote this book to first of all encourage others who left, or are considering leaving Catholicism. Second, I wish to share what was revealed to me as the fundamental difference between Catholicism and Christianity. In reading this book, it is my hope that my dear Catholic friends may know, that in spite of the route I chose, there can be such a thing as Catholic Christianity. Thinking back, I can still remember the particular moment when it occurred to me that although I was a good person, went to church, and didn't sin much, I was not absolutely sure I was going to heaven. That realization was pivotal in my journey, as I began to allow truth to take root that did not mesh well with my otherwise comfortable Catholic religion. The events, circumstances, and relationships that make up my journey do not at the outset appear spectacular or amazing in any way. However, putting my life on paper allowed me to view with awe and wonder the way God pursued my heart. When seen as a whole, a most remarkable image evolves, depicting how God has lovingly drawn me to Himself. I am thankful for the opportunity to share the story with you, and hope that regardless of your religion, you are wholeheartedly stepping out in faith and embracing Jesus Christ as your only hope of salvation. The reward is sweet, my dear friend, and you only stand to gain from what He has done. My sincere hope is that all readers, regardless of their own journey, will be richly encouraged by my own life's journey. About the Author Connie Limmex is a wife, mother, grandmother, and retired teacher living in the heart of Wisconsin. She loves to walk, sing, spend time with family and friends, and is involved in children's ministry. Early retirement allowed her the time to follow the call God placed on her heart to write her story and discover a newfound love for writing.

The Truth At The Heart Of The Lie

Author : James Carroll
ISBN : 9780593134726
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“Courageous and inspiring.”—Karen Armstrong, author of The Case for God “James Carroll takes us to the heart of one of the great crises of our times.”—Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve An eloquent memoir by a former priest and National Book Award–winning writer who traces the roots of the Catholic sexual abuse scandal back to the power structure of the Church itself, as he explores his own crisis of faith and journey to renewal James Carroll weaves together the story of his quest to understand his personal beliefs and his relationship to the Catholic Church with the history of the Church itself. From his first awakening of faith as a boy to his gradual disillusionment as a Catholic, Carroll offers a razor-sharp examination both of himself and of how the Church became an institution that places power and dominance over people through an all-male clergy. Carroll argues that a male-supremacist clericalism is both the root cause and the ongoing enabler of the sexual abuse crisis. The power structure of clericalism poses an existential threat to the Church and compromises the ability of even a progressive pope like Pope Francis to advance change in an institution accountable only to itself. Carroll traces this dilemma back to the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages, when Scripture, Jesus Christ, and His teachings were reinterpreted as the Church became an empire. In a deeply personal re-examination of self, Carroll grapples with his own feelings of being chosen, his experiences as a priest, and the moments of doubt that made him leave the priesthood and embark on a long personal journey toward renewal—including his tenure as an op-ed columnist at The Boston Globe writing about sexual abuse in the Church. Ultimately, Carroll calls on the Church and all reform-minded Catholics to revive the culture from within by embracing anti-clerical, anti-misogynist resistance and staying grounded in the spirit of love that is the essential truth at the heart of Christian belief and Christian life.

The Saint Makers

Author : Joe Drape
ISBN : 9780316268806
Genre : Religion
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Part biography of a wartime adventurer, part detective story, and part faith journey, this intriguing book from New York Times journalist and bestselling author Joe Drape takes us inside the modern-day process of the making of a saint. The Saint Makers chronicles the unlikely alliance between Father Hotze and Dr. Andrea Ambrosi, a country priest and a cosmopolitan Italian canon lawyer, as the two piece together the life of a long dead Korean War hero and military chaplain and fashion it into a case for eternal divinity. Joe Drape offers a front row seat to the Catholic Church's saint-making machinery-which, in many ways, has changed little in two thousand years-and examines how, or if, faith and science can co-exist. This rich and unique narrative leads from the plains of Kansas to the opulent halls of the Vatican, through brutal Korean War prison camps, and into the stories of two individuals, Avery Gerleman and Chase Kear, whose lives were threatened by illness and injury and whose family and friends prayed to Father Kapaun, sparking miraculous recoveries in the heart of America. Gerleman is now a nurse, and Kear works as a mechanic in the aerospace industry. Both remain devoted to Father Kapaun, whose opportunity for sainthood relies in their belief and medical charts. At a time when the church has faced severe scandal and damage, and the world is at the mercy of a pandemic, this is an uplifting story about a priest who continues to an example of goodness and faith. Ultimately, The Saint Makers is the story of a journey of faith -- for two priests separated by seventy years, for the two young athletes who were miraculously brought back to life with (or without) the intercession of the divine, as well as for readers -- and the author -- trying to understand and accept what makes a person truly worthy of the Congregation of Saints in the eyes of the Catholic Church.

Why Faith?

Author : Matt Emerson
ISBN : 9780809149414
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A resource for the modern pilgrim, particularly young adults, seeking clarity on big questions of the Catholic, Christian faith.

The Catholic Faith; Or Doctrines Of The Church Of Rome Contrary To Scripture And The Teaching Of The Primitive Church

Author : John Harvey Treat
ISBN : PRNC:32101055182669
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From The Abundance Of The Heart

Author : Stephen Cottrell
ISBN : IND:30000109326672
Genre : Evangelistic work
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Stephen Cottrell’s joyful and vibrant book puts mission and evangelism back to the top of the agenda for Catholics and Christians of every tradition.Cottrell’s approach is realistic, generous, inclusive and creative. He describes God’s vision for an evangelising church that will embrace Christians of every tradition, and looks at practical ways of developing structures and ministries that will establish a culture of evangelism in the local church, and bring people to faith.

Our Journey Through Faith

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