This Economy Kills: Pope Francis on Capitalism and Social JusticeAndrea Tornielli, Giacomo GaleazziLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$15.49 Retail:
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In This Economy Kills, two of the most respected journalists covering the Vatican today explore the pope's teaching and witness on the topic: the ways it relates to other topics like war, the environment, and family life; its connections to the teaching of his predecessors; and the criticism it has generated, especially from the direction of the United States. This fascinating book includes the full text of an extended interview the authors conducted with Francis on the topic of capitalism and social justice, appearing here in English for the first time.
Spiritual master and Benedictine monk Fr. Anselm Gruen presents a persuasive way to incorporate the ancient wisdom of angels with our modern world as people strive for a happy, fulfilled life. This inspirational guide explores angel qualities and their meanings, rooting each in Western tradition and revealing how to apply them to everyday life. A resource of comfort and strength, this valuable exploration addresses a wide array of concepts - rom universal themes of love, community, and harmony to the encouraging qualities of confidence, enthusiasm, and endurance. To meet the challenges of a changing world, Fr. Gruen brings alive these qualities that make life both full and fulfilled.
In twenty-seven short chapters, written at various points in her life, the author shares her search for meaning and strength. Much to her own surprise, she found both in the stillness of contemplation, in the richness of silence. The practice of Benedictine spirituality and Zen meditation became, as she says, the two lungs through which she breathes.
Abolishing Abortion: How You Can Play a Part in Ending the Greatest Evil of Our DayRev. Frank PavoneThomas Nelson / 2015 / Hardcover$14.49 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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The struggle against abortion in our nation has been going on a long time. Sometimes it seems like an evil that will never go away. People want to get involved in the fight, but it feels futile, and increasingly the culture tells Christians to stay out of politics.
Longtime activist Rev. Frank Pavone counters this frustrated mindset with challenge, encouragement, plain facts, and a healthy dose of strategy. He explores biblical, moral, historical, and legal reasons Christians belong in the public square and challenges both churches and individual Christians to full engagement.
Schools of Solidarity: Families and Catholic Social TeachingMary M. Doyle RocheLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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In Schools of Solidarity, Mary Doyle Roche explains how families can resist dehumanizing elements of our culture (competitive consumption, wastefulness, violence, etc.) and transform the many arenas of daily life (homes, workplaces, neighborhoods, schools, and parishes) so that they honor the dignity of all people, especially the poor and vulnerable.
Doyle Roche offers questions and activities for discussion and reflection in conjunction with each of the major themes. The practical activities she suggests encourage families to explore social justice issues and ways they might transform unjust conditions in local and even global contexts.
The Desert Monastics, thousands of monks and nuns who lived in the Egyptian wastelands between the third and fifth centuries, have come to be seen as the Olympians of the spiritual life. Renowned spiritual writer Joan Chittister explores the sayings of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, finding wisdom from that ancient tradition that speaks to your life today. With a selection for every week of the year, this popular introduction to a powerful source of Christian wisdom can be a companion to your own spiritual journey.
After losing everything in a tragic accident, district attorney Mitchell Sanderson is running for re-election. Refugee Magdalena Serida found freedom from the terrors of a government-quelled revolution in Chechnya, but doesn't know who is safe to trust. Is Mitch ready to open his heart again? And can Lena love a man of law and order without fearing his work?
Rebuilding Your Message: Practical Tools to Strengthen Your Preaching and TeachingMichael White, Tom CorcoranAve Maria Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$14.99 Retail:
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A parish doesn't just communicate its mission from the pulpit. Teaching and preaching also happen in classes and small groups, in bulletins, on the church website and social media, and through volunteers who welcome visitors through its doors. In Rebuilding Your Message, Michael White and Tom Corcoran - authors of the bestselling books Rebuilt and Tools for Rebuilding - share dozens of strategies to help Catholic parishes establish and sustain excellent communications.
When You Suffer: Biblical Keys for Hope and UnderstandingJeff Cavins, Scott HahnServant Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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In When You Suffer, Jeff Cavins helps you experience the presence of God in the midst of your own personal suffering. By explaining the biblical perspective of suffering, he shows how we can join Christ in his mission to redeem the world and receive comfort from Christ's suffering when in pain. Foreword by Scott Hahn.
In his second encyclical, Laudato Si': On the Care of Our Common Home, Pope Francis draws all Christians into a dialogue with every person on the planet about our common home. We as human beings are united by the concern for our planet, and every living thing that dwells on it, especially the poorest and most vulnerable. Pope Francis' letter joins the body of the Church's social and moral teaching, draws on the best scientific research, providing the foundation for "the ethical and spiritual itinerary that follows." Laudato Si' outlines:
- The current state of our "common home"
- The Gospel message as seen through creation
- The human causes of the ecological crisis
- Ecology and the common good
- Pope Francis' call to action for each of us
Our Sunday Visitor has included discussion questions, making it perfect for individual or group study, leading all Catholics and Christians into a deeper understanding of the importance of this teaching.
Your [Imperfect] Holy Family: See the Good, Make It BetterRobert J. HaterFranciscan Media / 2015 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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What does it mean to be a Catholic family in today’s world? Just in time for the visit of Pope Francis to the World Meeting of Families, Father Robert Hater explains that families come in all configurations and that we all have a family to celebrate. He offers practical tips for enhancing your family’s Catholic identity and helps you to recognize that, while every family has its imperfection, each is a community of people who can help one another on the road to holiness.
Founder of missions, preacher of the faith, and center of controversy, Franciscan Junipero Serra was a man of complexity and contradictions. Kerry Walters offers a brief portrait of this fascinating man—our newest saint—and the times he lived in. He explores the multifaceted history of Christian missionary work in the Americas and the way our history has its roots deep in the virtue and vice of this movement.
Rutilio Grande, SJ, was the first Jesuit to be assassinated in El Salvador. He was killed on March 12, 1977, for having done the works which Jesus commands with regard to one's neighbor as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. This volume of his writings and homilies illustrates how he applied the social and ecclesial teachings of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) in his ministry with the poor and marginalized of El Salvador. His use of the social sciences to understand the problems in his context, his prophetic denunciation of power and wealth, and his ministry to empower laypeople to lead their faith communities all speak to the Holy Spirit working through the courage of a true servant leader.
Jack, a psychiatrist recovering from a personal tragedy, finds hope and healing in the wise words offered by his guardian angel, Kathleen. She introduces him to a world of new perspective, the insight of other spiritual guides, and a new life of acceptance and hope in the wake of great loss.
Light in the Darkness: The Teachings of Father James Keller, M.M. and The ChristophersFather Jonathan MorrisOur Sunday Visitor / 2015 / Trade Paperback$12.99 Retail:
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In 1945, Father James Keller saw a world at war, the beginnings of the cold war, and divisions at home. He was a man who believed that against all odds one person could make a difference - so he started a grass-roots movement called The Christophers - literally "Christbearers" - in the belief that each individual has a role in bringing hope and change to a troubled world. And the response was staggering. The world was hungry for the message, and embraced Fr. Keller's motto: "IT IS BETTER TO LIGHT ONE CANDLE THAN TO CURSE THE DARKNESS."
Here, in his new book Light in the Darkness, Fr. Johnathan brings you eight of the core teachings of Fr. Keller, along with his own insights, showing us how they relate to us today.
- A Sense of Purpose
- The Power of Love
- Sharing the Faith
- The Witness of Life
- Pray Always
- Becoming Like Christ
- Living as a Christian
- Trusting God
Fr. Jonathan believes that now is the time for each of us to realize our own roles, and become "Christophers" in the world we live in today.
Project Holiness: Marriage as a Workshop for Everyday Saints: Real Wisdom from Real Married CouplesJulie Donovan Massey, Bridgit Burke RavizzaLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$16.99 Retail:
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Enhance your Bible study with this elegant, limited edition of the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible with a beautiful embossed, brown, leather-like cover. Gold, gilt-edged pages, ribbon markers, plus a presentation page and three family tree pages also make it a perfect family Bible or gift.
Catholicism is quickly expanding beyond its 1.2 billion followers, with growing numbers of priests and new baptisms every year. Attendance at papal events has tripled to 6.6 million since Pope Francis' election in 2013, and Catholicism has become the largest religious denomination on the planet by a wide margin. This book explains what makes Catholicism so alluring, giving you insight into the religion and everything it entails.
In Mercy: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics, Fr. Pacwa leads us to a deeper understanding of mercy through the study of Israel's long, slow struggle to experience mercy. By looking carefully at their experience of turning away and returning to God, we begin to understand that God's love, shown through His mercy, is more powerful than sin. Perfect for a parish small group study, or for personal reflection, each of the six sessions will lead us to an understanding of the importance of extending God's love and mercy to the world around us.
Listen Here: Seven Steps to an Enduring Relationship with GodMegan McKennaPaulist Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$16.49 Retail:
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"God is listening. What are we saying?" With these words Megan McKenna begins this inspiring, accessible, and practical guide to finding and building the spiritual connection that brings God's love into our life and our world. She is not primarily focused on praying to God but on creating a long enduring, deepening relationship with God that we are listened to, as a people, as one voice.
Individual voices are all there, but what do we sound like, as one voice crying out since in our humanness we are all one, wanting not only God to hear and listen to us to attend to us, but we want everyone else to hear and listen to us as well? This book is for everyone, anyone who seeks to hear, to listen, and to become more human, in the image of the one who is listening to us all. And it asks: What are we saying? And then it probes deeper still: Are we listening back?
Ave Maria: See, Learn, and Meditate on the Mysteries of the RosaryMaria Rosa PoggioPaulist Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:
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Ave Maria, through meditating on The Mysteries of the Rosary the joyful, sorrowful, glorious, and luminous tells the story of salvation through words and images.
The Good News, a gospel of revelation and salvation, which for centuries the Christian tradition has undertaken, represents visually the invisible mystery of God who becomes incarnate in history, is revealed, and saves.
The images of the Mysteries of the Rosary begin a path of study and prayer, as the essential contents of the faith are presented in words and embellished with beautiful full-color art. Ave Maria offers a guide to praying and meditating the rosary.
Strategic Planning: An Interactive Process for LeadersDan R. Ebener, Frederick L. SmithPaulist Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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Strategic planning here is an interactive process in which leaders, managers, and followers create a common goal together. Ebener and Smith, using their years of experience as consultants and teachers, have distilled their knowledge into a simple step-by-step process that can be used in the three types of organizations: business, not-for-profit, and public. The importance of planning and preparation, prioritizing needs, communication, and accountability in implementation are highlighted.
In this book, Fr. George Augustin offers encouragement to priests, based on his own theological reflection, personal experience in parish ministry, and work giving retreats and conferences to fellow priests. Years of uncertainty and scandal have caused some priests to question their own vocations. In Called to Joy he invites priests to look at their vocation from a new perspective. In these challenging times, there is much more cause for joy and encouragement than is commonly thought.
Living Liturgy: Spirituality, Celebration, and Catechesis for Sundays and Solemnities Year C (2016)Joyce Ann Zimmerman, Kathleen Harmon, John W. TonkinLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:
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Living Liturgy ™ is the indispensable resource that supports parish ministers of all types in preparing well for the celebration of Mass for Sundays, solemnities, and select other days, so that celebrating the liturgy and living a liturgical spirituality go hand-in-hand. Written by an experienced team with expertise in Scripture, spiritual direction, liturgy, and liturgical music, Living Liturgy™ integrates daily living, prayer, and study.
Living Liturgy Sunday Missal combines essential liturgical content with the finest presentation on the market today. This annual, one-issue Sunday Mass pew missal is compatible with any hymnal program and affordably priced for parishes.
Living Liturgy for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Year C (2016)Joyce Ann Zimmerman, Kathleen Harmon, John W. TonkinLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$9.19 Retail:
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Nourish your Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion so they can help nourish others. Living Liturgy for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is rich fare that will feed the spirits of those who minister at the Lord's table. By focusing on the Sunday gospels and the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion's own personal reflection, this powerful preparation process provides everything your Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion need to serve reverently and prayerfully in their crucial role.
Living Liturgy for Cantors: Year C (2016)Joyce Ann Zimmerman, Kathleen Harmon, John W. TonkinLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$9.19 Retail:
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Living Liturgy for Cantors is a spiritual resource designed to help cantors perform their ministry with more meaning and beauty. Offering thoughtful exploration of the meaning of the text and suggestions for spiritual preparation, it helps cantors gain insight into how the responsorial psalm is connected to the readings of the day and their daily lives. In making these connections, cantors are able to sing the psalm with greater understanding and lead the assembly more effectively in the Liturgy of the Word.
From the mind of world-famous philosopher and humanitarian Jean Vanier comes this exploration of life's greatest questions: Who are we? Why are we here? What is the purpose of life? With his characteristically deep yet accessible style, the L'Arche founder encourages you to delve more deeply into your own faith and spirituality and helps you to find your own answers to life's great questions.
The Blessing of Family: Inspiring Words from Pope FrancisPope FrancisFranciscan Media / 2015 / Hardcover$16.99 Retail:
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In The Blessing of Family, Pope Francis addresses the splendor and struggles of married love, the joys and troubles of ordinary Christian families, and the family's mission to be leaven to the world. Speaking from his heart, everyone young or old, married or single, can be strengthened from each of the one-page homily or speech excerpts contained within. Jacketed hardcover.
Dom Louf, well known abbot of Mont-des-Cats, still speaks to us on prayer. In this book he brings together talks given to a variety of audiences in which he shares his spiritual experience from both his life of prayer and his life in community. He offers inspiring insights into the spiritual experience and on the priority of love as well as other areas of our Christian life: community life, obedience, prayer, psalms, the liturgy, and more. In this book we enter "A school of contemplation" wherein the monastic experience enlightens our lives and service to the world and the Church.
Mystery and Sacrament of Love: A Theology of Marriage and the Family for the New EvangelizationMarc Cardinal OuelletWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2015 / Trade Paperback$22.49 Retail:
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In Mystery and Sacrament of Love Ouellet clearly expounds a theology of marriage and the Catholic Church's understanding of the sacrament celebrated between spouses and God. Developed with influences from Pope Francis, the theological intuitions of Vatican II, the contributions of Saint John Paul II (the "pope of the family"), and the innovative thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Ouellet's study lays the foundations for a faithful resurgence of well-being for families in our contemporary day and age.