Great works of art. Beautiful music. World peace. Human dignity...Yours Is the Church celebrates the key role the Catholic Church has played in culture, history, and society, detailing the many ways the Church has transformed our world. Mike Aquilina inspires everyday Catholics to recognize the Church's proactive role in courageously preserving spiritual freedom and nourishing culture from its inception through the present day.
Yours Is the Church focuses on the key role the Catholic Church has played in culture, history, and science, detailing the many reasons we can be proud to be Catholic. While not skirting the issues and failures that have plagued the Church, the author’s goal is to inspire everyday Catholics to recognize the Church’s proactive role in courageously preserving spiritual freedom and nourishing culture from its inception through the present day. Yours Is the Church is a breath of fresh air, sure to renew the confidence of Catholics everywhere.
MIKE AQUILINA is author or editor of more than thirty books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. He has cohosted eight series for EWTN and is a frequent guest on Catholic radio. His publishing career spans almost three decades, and hundreds of his articles have appeared in periodicals in the United States and abroad. He is past editor of New Covenant magazine and The Pittsburgh Catholic newspaper. He blogs on early Christianity at FathersOfTheChurch.com
It is likely that Catholics need a boost of confidence in their church after the past several years of grappling with sex scandals and cover-ups. Aquilina, a popular Catholic writer and media host, attempts to offer his fellow believers a spiritual shot-in-the-arm by examining the extraordinary ways that Catholicism has contributed to the world throughout history. The author is well-versed in church history and addresses in a concise way a wide breadth of material in just a few pages. He asserts that Catholicism has made substantial strides in several areas, such as upholding the dignity of women and children, promoting advances in science, and advocating for the poor. The author also lauds the great body of literature, art, and music that the church has inspired. One message comes across loud and clear: the Catholic Church has faced its share of challenges and has been able to maintain a large body of devoted believers for two millennia. Catholics can draw hope from this remarkable resilience of the people of God through the centuries. (Oct.) 2012 Reed Business Information