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St. Joseph Church History: The Catholic Church through the AgesSt. Joseph Church History: The Catholic Church through the Ages
Rev. Lawrence Lovasik
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Here is a unique history of the Catholic Church, given in summary form, that shows how in every epoch the Church has given incontestable proofs of her divine origin. It sets forth the major events in the life of the Church in a clear and logical fashion that makes them understandable to the modern reader. This volume---ideal for classroom or private use---includes large type, informative tables, and inspiring illustrations.

Born on June 22, 1913 in Tarentum, Pennsylvania, a steel-town about twenty miles northeast of Pittsburgh, Rev. Lovasik's parents were of Slovak descent. He attended school at the Sacred Heart Mission Seminary, Girard, Pennsylvania, conducted by the Fathers of the Society of the Divine Word. Rev. Lovasik has worked as a teacher and prefect of seminarians, a missionary in the coal regions of United States, a retreat leader, and an author in both the Slovak language and in English. His headquarters are at the Divine Word Seminary, Girard, PA.
     


 

 
We Look For a Kingdom: The Everyday Lives of the Early ChristiansWe Look For a Kingdom: The Everyday Lives of the Early Christians
Carl Sommer
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Carl Sommer presents a popular study of the faith and life of the early Christians in the first two centuries after Christ. Using documentary evidence and archaeological records, Sommers reconstructs the lives of the early Christians in order to "introduce the treasures of early Christianity to a large number of modern readers".

By studying how the early Christians believed and lived, we can learn many valuable lessons on what to avoid and what to strive for today. The Roman world had many facets that are strikingly similar to elements of modern life. Sommer's aim is to help the reader learn how to transform modern culture with the power of the Gospel as was first done in the centuries of the early Church.
     

 
Triumph; The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church: A 2,000-Year HistoryTriumph; The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church: A 2,000-Year History
H.W. Crocker III
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For 2,000 years, Catholicism has shaped global history on a scale unequaled by any other institution--religious or secular. Triumph tells the spectacular story of the Church from biblical times and the early days of St. Peter to the twilight years of John Paul II. While author H.W. Crocker III is careful not to whitewash the stormy controversies in Church history--the Inquisition, the Renaissance Popes, and the Church's role in World War II--he offers an uplifting, affirmative, and exciting history answering the numerous recent books attacking the church, such as Constantine's Sword and Papal Sin.

Sweeping in scope, much like Paul Johnson's A History of the Jews, and full of spirited pageantry, like Arthur Herman's How the Scots Invented the Modern World, Triumph will exhilarate, amuse, and infuriate Catholic and non-Catholic readers alike.
     


 

 

 
Dynamic Catholicism: A Historical CatechismDynamic Catholicism: A Historical Catechism
Thomas Bokenkotter
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Formerly Essential Catholicism, this book has been retitled to reflect how, through the centuries, the Roman Catholic Church has evolved in many aspects of its teaching. The new title also refelects how theologians today grapple with ever new ways of understanding many facets of Catholic belief and practice. For a sample click on excerpt or for a list of chapters click on to table of contents.
     

 

 

The Eucharist of the Early ChristiansThe Eucharist of the Early Christians
Raymond Johanny
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"In a world in which technology is increasingly gaining the upper hand over man, we need space to refresh ourselves. Men need to draw breath and slate their thirst...Far, then, from being a retreat into the past, this book is meant as a pilgrimage to the life-giving wellsprings; its aim is to make possible a vital grasp of the eucharist as expressed and experienced by early Christians. It is good for us to acquire a sense of what life was like for the early Christians and to see what their hopes were. In so doing, we rediscover our true selves."
     

 

 

 

 
An Exorcist: More StoriesAn Exorcist: More Stories
Gabriele Amorth
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Following up his international bestselling book, An Exorcist Tells His Story, Amorth, the renowned chief exorcist of Rome, expands on some of the key topics of his previous book, covering important details about demonic or occult issues. He uses concrete examples from his own experiences and those of other exorcists to illustrate and substantiate his points. Since satanic sects, occultism, seances, fortune-tellers and astrologers are so widespread today, Father Amorth askes the question why is it so difficult today to find an exorcist or a priest who is an expert in this field? The example and the teaching of Christ is very clear, as clear is the tradition of the Church. But today's Catholics are often misinformed. Exorcism are reserved for appointed priests, while all belivers can make prayers of liberation. What is the difference? What norms must be followed? What problems are still open and unresolved in this field? The new book by Father Amorth answers these and many other questions, supporting his discourse with a rich exposition of recent facts. A valuable, practical and instructive manual, for priests and laypeople, on how to help those are suffering.
     

 

 

 
The Lives of the Desert FathersThe Lives of the Desert Fathers
Benedicta Ward

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In the year 394 seven monks from Palestine made a difficult journey through the Egyptian desert, drawn there by stories of remarkable men. What they found in the communities living far up the Nile Valley fully accorded with their expectations, and in the account written by one of their number we have a rare contemporary source of information about the lives of these Desert Fathers. This translation of the Historia monachorum in Aegypto. is the first available in English.
     
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