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  1. Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2014-2015
    Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2014-2015
    The Irish Jesuits
    Ave Maria Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2014–2015 is drawn from the wildly popular Jesuit website Sacred Space and the series of Sacred Space annual books. Offering short daily prayers grounded in Ignatian spirituality, it offers busy adults a quick and useful spiritual guide crafted specially for the season. Priced to suit parish budgets, it is a portable, accessible, and thought-provoking prayer companion.

  1. Seven Saints for Seven Virtues
    Seven Saints for Seven Virtues
    Jean M. Heimann
    Servant Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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While it's true that the saints were certainly holy, they struggled to become virtuous. They wrestled with temptations and sins, just like you do. They had problems with their in-laws, worries about finances, and sorrow over wayward children. These holy witnesses will guide you on your own journey. They have preceded you on the path, navigated it successfully, and are now in heaven for all eternity. You'll learn concrete ways you can live the virtues, just like they did.

  1. The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy
    The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy
    Goffredo Boselli
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy, Goffredo Boselli - one of Europe's foremost liturgical theologians - offers an accessible and important guide for both scholars and interested laypeople to understand the meaning that permeates the liturgy and its implications for daily living. Readers will find here a resource to help understand the liturgy more fully, interiorize it more effectively, and live it more authentically.

  1. St. Francis and Pope Francis: Prayer, Poverty, and Joy in Jesus
    St. Francis and Pope Francis: Prayer, Poverty, and Joy in Jesus
    Alan Schreck Ph.D.
    Our Sunday Visitor / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Two men separated by 800 years. One vision. Alan Schreck, author and professor, considers the times and message of both St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis and invites you to experience the same freedom and joy that they have found in Jesus. St. Francis and Pope Francis brings together themes that are central to the mission of both these men.

  1. Mortal Blessings: A Sacramental Farewell
    Mortal Blessings: A Sacramental Farewell
    Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
    Ave Maria Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In this lyrical adieu to her mother, renowned Catholic essayist, poet, and professor Angela O'Donnell explores how the mundane tasks of caregiving during her mother' final days - bathing, feeding, taking her for a walk in her wheelchair - became rituals or ordinary sacraments that revealed traces of the divine.

  1. A Catholic Parent's Tool Box: Raising Healthy Familes in the 21st Century
    A Catholic Parent's Tool Box: Raising Healthy Familes in the 21st Century
    Joseph D. White Ph.D.
    Our Sunday Visitor / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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All parents face challenges, but Catholic parents have a unique opportunity - the ability to weather any storm with the grace that comes from their Catholic faith. And a bit of help from A Catholic Parent's Toolbox. With years of experience counseling children and families, Dr. White knows how to break down the tough topics into bite size pieces for families. Practical advice, actionable tips, and comforting stories combine to give parents exactly the tools they need.

  1. Why the Eucharist Matters for Your Life: The Practical Reality of Christ's Power and Presence
    Why the Eucharist Matters for Your Life: The Practical Reality of Christ's Power and Presence
    Chris Padgett
    Word Among Us Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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The Eucharist is a practical reality; Jesus wants to be present in our everyday encounters and experiences. And because we are a Eucharistic people, writes Chris Padgett, "we get to be the transforming presence of Christ to those who will never walk into a church." In down-to-earth and often humorous ways, Padgett helps us find an immediate connection between receiving Jesus in the Eucharist and living a holy life in difficult times. The forty reflections in this book will encourage you and enlarge your vision of the power of Christ through the Eucharist to change your life and those you meet.

  1. The Witness of Early Christian Women: Mothers of the Church
    The Witness of Early Christian Women: Mothers of the Church
    Mike Aquilina
    Our Sunday Visitor, Inc. / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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The Witness of Early Christian Women demonstrates the radical nature of Christianity's understanding of women and their roles, especially in a pagan society that viewed them as little more than property. The variety of women here is striking: poor widows, consecrated virgins, heroic martyrs, but also businesswomen, the wealthy, and an indomitable traveler on a world tour. Each chapter features a concise biography accompanied by writings from the early Church about the woman in question.

  1. The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy
    The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy
    Goffredo Boselli
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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"I am increasingly convinced that the decisive question that demands an answer from us is not so much how believers experience the liturgy, but whether believers live from the liturgy they celebrate." With these few words Goffredo Boselli captures the essence of this present work.

Believers can celebrate the liturgy throughout their lifetimes without ever really drawing their lives from it. And this is true of all believers - laity, clergy, or monastics. More than a century after the start of the liturgical movement and half a century after the start of the postconciliar liturgical reform, we must ask the difficult question of whether the liturgy has or has not become the source of the spiritual life of believers. For only by living from the liturgy can they receive the nourishment necessary to maintain a life of faith in today's world.

In The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy, Goffredo Boselli - one of Europe's foremost liturgical theologians - offers an accessible and important guide for both scholars and interested laypeople to understand the meaning that permeates the liturgy and its implications for daily living. Readers will find here a resource to help understand the liturgy more fully, interiorize it more effectively, and live it more authentically.

  1. Sacred Fire: A Vision for Deeper Christian and Human Maturity
    Sacred Fire: A Vision for Deeper Christian and Human Maturity
    Ronald Rolheiser
    Franciscan Media / 2014 / Compact disc
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In Sacred Fire, author Ronald Rolheiser continues his writing on Christian spirituality in this follow up to his book, The Holy Longing. He delves into the questions : "How can we live less self- centered, more mature lives?" "What constitutes deep maturity?" "How do we reach that place?" And, not unimportantly, "What constitutes a more adult, Christian discipleship?" and "What constitutes a truly mature following of Jesus?" In this new book, Rolheiser takes us on a journey through the dark night of the senses and of the spirit. Here, we experience the full gamut of human life, pleasure and fervor, disillusionment and boredom. But, as Rolheiser explains, when we embrace the struggle and yearning to know God we can experience too a profound re-understanding to our daily lives. Audiobook Version.

  1. Sacrament: Personal Encounters with Memories, Wounds, Dreams, and Unruly Hearts
    Sacrament: Personal Encounters with Memories, Wounds, Dreams, and Unruly Hearts
    Patrick Hannon
    Ave Maria Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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This collection of perceptive personal essays brings the meaning of the sacraments to life with unflinching realism and compassion. Drawing on his experiences as a priest as well as memories of childhood and adolescence, Patrick Hannon weaves his stories with quirky characters and startling insights into the central actions of Catholic faith in Sacrament: Personal Encounters with Memories, Wounds, Dreams, and Unruly Hearts.

  1. Breaking into Joy: Meditations for Living in the Love of Christ
    Breaking into Joy: Meditations for Living in the Love of Christ
    Anne Costa
    Word Among Us Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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"The joy of the Lord is our strength." Worries, pressures, disappointments, and stress are the weeds that crowd out the fruit of joy in our hearts. How can we remember that God's joy is available to us at every moment? How can we resist succumbing to negativity, sadness, or cynicism? Anne Costa writes about the joy of the Lord in this book of one hundred short meditations. In each one, she challenges us to see how we can choose God's joy in the everyday events and encounters of our lives. Costa's gentle reminders can help you break into joy and live in the love that Christ has for you.

  1. Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: . . . and Other Strange Questions from the Inbox at the Vatican Observatory
    Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: . . . and Other Strange Questions from the Inbox at the Vatican Observatory
    Guy Consolmagno, Paul Mueller
    Image / 2014 / Hardcover
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Scientists at the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno and Father Paul Mueller explore a variety of questions at the crossroads of faith and reason in Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? including "How do you reconcile the The Big Bang with Genesis?" and "Was the Star of Bethlehem just a pious religious story or an actual description of astronomical events?"

  1. My Big Book Of Catholic Bible Stories
    My Big Book Of Catholic Bible Stories
    Thomas Nelson / 2014 / Hardcover
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With almost 200 stories, My Big Book of Catholic Bible Stories is an excellent resource to help children and families to grow together in their faith and knowledge of the Bible and Catholic tradition.

  1. Peace and Good: Through the Year with Francis of Assisi
    Peace and Good: Through the Year with Francis of Assisi
    Pat McCloskey
    Franciscan Media / 2014 / Hardcover
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Each month celebrates a Franciscan theme such as peace, conversion, prayer, Mary, charity, and service to the poor. For each day, you will find a quote from Francis' teachings, a suggestion for living as Francis did, and a challenge for growing in faith and practice.

  1. Dorothy Day for Armchair Theologians
    Dorothy Day for Armchair Theologians
    Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty
    Westminster John Knox Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In spite of having no formal training in theology, Day's work and writing on behalf of the poor and oppressed bears eloquent testimony to the creativity and courage of her theological vision. In this contribution to the Armchair Theologians series, Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty demonstrates how Day's tireless work on behalf of the marginalized arose from and articulates a deeply theological commitment to the Reign of God and the dignity of all God's children. This book is the perfect introduction to Day's remarkable life and powerful vision.

  1. At the Limits of the Secular: Reflections on Faith and Public Life
    At the Limits of the Secular: Reflections on Faith and Public Life
    William A. Barbieri Jr.
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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A thought-provoking collection focusing on the impact of secularity on the future of today's church. Responding to Charles Taylor's A Secular Age, prominent Roman Catholic scholars address religion in the public realm, the post-secular problem, the resilience of community, secular humanism, pluralism, and other topics. Contributors include David Tracy, Vincent Miller, and Philip Rossi.

  1. The Quick Reference Guide to the Catholic Bible
    The Quick Reference Guide to the Catholic Bible
    Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan
    Word Among Us Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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The Quick Reference Guide to the Catholic Bible is a concise guide that is meant to orient you as you read the various books of the Bible; something you can keep by your side and glance at quickly before going back to your prayer.

  1. Fr. Larry Richard's Scripture Calendar: No Bible, No Breakfast; No Bible, No Bed
    Fr. Larry Richard's Scripture Calendar: No Bible, No Breakfast; No Bible, No Bed
    Father Larry Richards
    Word Among Us Press / 2014 / Other, N/A
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Start and end each day with a Scripture passage along with an encouraging word from popular pastor, author, and speaker Fr. Larry Richards. In this perpetual calendar, Fr. Larry helps Catholics to follow his advice to read the Bible before breakfast and bed each day. The beautiful design of this calendar, featuring an image of Jesus on each page, will help you to encounter the Lord in his word.

  1. When the Church was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers
    When the Church was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers
    Marcellino D'Ambrosio
    Servant Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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A society characterized by loss of respect for life, violence, exotic religious cults, sexual promiscuity, homosexuality, and even pedophilia. Sound familiar? This was the world of the early Church Fathers. In this engrossing book, Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio brings out the colorful personalities of these dynamic Christian leaders and makes their rich teaching accessible, enjoyable, and relevant to the challenges we face every day.

  1. Katharine Drexel: The Riches-to-Rags Story of an American Catholic Saint
    Katharine Drexel: The Riches-to-Rags Story of an American Catholic Saint
    Cheryl C.D. Hughes
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In this biography Cheryl Hughes chronicles the remarkable life of St. Katharine Drexel, exploring what drove her to turn away from her family's wealth and become a missionary nun who served some of the most underprivileged and marginalized people of her time. Through her inspiration and effort "Mother" Katharine improved the lives of untold numbers of Native Americans and African Americans, overcoming open hostility to her work from various quarters, including the Ku Klux Klan. Her saintly legacy lives on today.

  1. The Word of God at Vatican II Study Guide
    The Word of God at Vatican II Study Guide
    Little Rock Scripture Study staff
    Little Rock Scripture Study / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Did you ever wonder how the Bible became such an essential part of being a Catholic in our Day? Dei Verbum—The Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation—remains one of the foundational teachings of the Second Vatican Council. Discover how this teaching helped to move the Bible into the heart of parish faith formation, and continues to direct our efforts in liturgy, education, and spirituality. Appropriate for all parish adult faith formation efforts, Bible study groups, and diocesan education programs.

  1. Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out
    Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out
    Kevin Clarke
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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With the cause for his beatification reportedly moving along rapidly now at the Vatican, this biography of a people’s saint traces the events leading up to the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero at a chapel altar in San Salvador and the reverberations of that day in El Salvador and beyond. This in-depth look at Archbishop Romero, the pastor-defender of the poor and great witness of the faith, offers a prism through which to view a Catholic understanding of liberation and how to be a church of the poor, for the poor, as Pope Francis calls us to be.

  1. The Sacred Gaze: Contemplation and the Healing of the Self
    The Sacred Gaze: Contemplation and the Healing of the Self
    Susan R. Pitchford
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Eight hundred years ago, Clare of Assisi advised a correspondent to gaze into the mirror of the crucified Christ and study her own face within it. A hundred years ago, sociologist Charles Horton Cooley said we can know our self only as it is reflected to us by others. Contemplation is the choice to find our reflection in the divine Mirror. In The Sacred Gaze, Susan Pitchford explores how a false self is created by distortions in the mirrors around us. Drawing from the mystical and sociological traditions, and with practical suggestions for how to begin, Pitchford shows how gazing into the face of Christ can reveal to us who we really are. When the true self is known, and known as God’s beloved, the way is opened to radical freedom and joy.

  1. Thomas Merton: Faithful Visionary
    Thomas Merton: Faithful Visionary
    Michael W. Higgins
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Thomas Merton was the consummate post-modern holy one: flawed, anti-institutional, a voice for the voiceless. But he was also a classical traditionalist: centered, obedient, in search of stability. He was a religious thinker of remarkable insight, a social commentator of courage and conviction, and a writer of startling virtuosity. Michael W. Higgins recounts the life of this insatiable wanderer. He explores the various layers of influence and evolution in Merton’s thought and spirituality. This book tells the remarkable story of a life that remains to be understood from its beginnings and long after its premature ending.

  1. The Word of God at Vatican II: Exploring Dei Verbum
    The Word of God at Vatican II: Exploring Dei Verbum
    Ronald D. Witherup
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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The Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation is universally acclaimed as one of the council’s most important documents. Published in 1965 after a long and circuitous route throughout all four years of the council, Dei Verbum sets forth the Catholic Church’s official teaching about divine revelation and the complex interrelationship between Scripture and Tradition. With the approach of the fiftieth anniversary of the constitution, this book—intended for general audiences—summarizes the history and principal teaching of this groundbreaking document. Accompanying the text of The Word of God at Vatican II is a paragraph-by-paragraph commentary and an exploration of the impact the constitution has had in the church’s life. Readers will be amazed at how influential Dei Verbum continues to be, even today.

  1. Prayer Journal 2015: The Gift of Eternal Life
    Prayer Journal 2015: The Gift of Eternal Life
    The Word Among Us Press
    Word Among Us Press / 2014 / Hardcover
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"All the way to heaven is heaven," wrote St. Catherine of Siena, "because Jesus said, 'I am the way.'" The gift of eternal life begins with our baptism and ends in paradise, where we will live forever in God's embrace. The theme for this year's prayer journal will help remind us each day to look to Jesus, who is our way to heaven. And as we spend each morning in prayer with the Lord, we can draw closer to him by recording our thoughts, reflections, petitions, and answered prayers in a prayer journal.

  1. Abide in My Word 2015: Mass Readings at Your Fingertips
    Abide in My Word 2015: Mass Readings at Your Fingertips
    The Word Among Us Press
    Word Among Us Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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For years, Abide in My Word has been helping Catholics follow the daily and Sunday Mass Scripture readings and stay attuned to the liturgical year. Its enduring popularity lies in its convenience and simplicity. The complete text for each day's Mass readings, including the responsorial psalm, is easily located, arranged chronologically by date.

  1. The Gospel of the Family
    The Gospel of the Family
    Walter Kasper
    Paulist Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Cardinal Kasper, in an address to the consistory, published in English exclusively by Paulist Press, advocates a stronger appreciation of marriage and the family even on sensitive issues such as divorce and remarriage.

  1. Rekindling the Christic Imagination: Theological Meditations for the New Evangelization
    Rekindling the Christic Imagination: Theological Meditations for the New Evangelization
    Robert P. Imbelli
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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The Second Vatican Council marked the beginning of the New Evangelization. It sought to communicate the Gospel's perennial newness to the contemporary world in a spirit of joy and hope. Yet despite the exhortations of Paul VI and John Paul II, a number of ecclesial and cultural factors deflected the church's evangelical energies, so that the council's radiant Christocentric vision faded in an increasingly polarized church.

In this important new work, Robert Imbelli probes the council's comprehensive Christocentric vision and its evangelical imperative. It maintains that Jesus Christ cannot be separated from his body, the church, and that the Eucharist effects the ongoing intimate communion between Head and members. It is this life-giving communion that the church desires to share with the wider world as the world's truth and salvation. Drawing on the writings of Pope Benedict and the witness of Pope Francis, Imbelli's insights will help transform what is merely notional for the reader into a vivid reality through the lure of beauty. Includes four-color illustrations.

  1. Spirituality Seeking Theology
    Spirituality Seeking Theology
    Roger Haight
    Orbis Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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A companion to Haight's Christian Spirituality for Seekers, this book links Christian vocabulary to a living spirituality that faces problems and asks questions from new perspectives. For people who do not understand church doctrine or fail to see its bearing on church doctrine or fail to see its bearing on their immediate lives, Christian spirituality can offer a more pertinent and fulfilling avenue toward faith. In treating the Christian story of creation, the life of Jesus, the history of the church, eschatology, and more, Haight suggests ways in which spirituality, the cultivation of a relationship with the transcendent, by its very nature leads the practitioner to the key questions of theology.

  1. Connecting Pulpit and Pew: Breaking Open the Conversation About Catholic Preaching
    Connecting Pulpit and Pew: Breaking Open the Conversation About Catholic Preaching
    Karla J. Bellinger
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Whether you preach from a pulpit or sit in a pew, you hope (and pray) for a homily that connects the Good News with life. But what does it mean to connect? In a world that buzzes with the synapses of technological "connection," can the human touch of preaching make a difference anymore? Connecting Pulpit and Pew is a fresh look at the conundrum of Catholic preaching, asking six key questions:

Why does Sunday preaching matter and to whom?

Why is Catholic preaching such an uphill climb?

How can we connect the gospel message with our young people?

What are the struggles of clergy-on-the-ground in preaching?

What is going on in the listener's head during the homily?

What can each of us do to help "connection" in preaching become more common?

  1. The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian  Spirituality
    The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality
    Ronald Rolheiser
    Image Entertainment / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Ronald Rolheiser makes sense of what is frequently a misunderstood word: spirituality. On posing the question, "What is spirituality?" Father Rolheiser gets quickly to the heart of common difficulties with the subject. He shows, through compelling anecdotes and personal examples, how to channel that restlessness, that deep desire, into a healthy spirituality.