This is a spiritual guide to living with passion and purpose. This book takes you on an adventure of life-changing proportions. Beginning with our common yearning for happiness, Matthew Kelly reveals the essence of authentic Catholic spirituality. He also addresses some of the most important questions we face today, as individuals and as a Church.
Two documents from the Second Vatican Council are still influential today, on the topics of evangelization and religious freedom. In this book, the authors review the development and content of these documents, as well as their continuing influence. Over the last 40 years, Catholics have changed dramatically, in both areas of life. In pluralist societies, Catholics now operate within a new theoretical context and within new standards of behavior. This book is in the Paulist series, "Rediscovering Vatican II." This series studies the key documents of that council and provides a contemporary context in which to interpret them. The series also considers directions for further development in thought and attitude.
"Anderson performs some intellectual heavy lifting in these pages; but at its core his message is utterly simple: Christians will make America into a culture of life and love more by their personal example than by political muscle. He artfully weaves theory and practice, giving us a rare specimen indeed: a practical guide for idealists." (John L. Allen, Jr., senior correspondent, National Catholic Reporter) "Few elements of Catholic social teaching have more forcefully stated, or more regularly ignored, than our calling to bring Christian teachings to bear on social, political, and economic issues. Carl Anderson, the dynamic leader of the largest Catholic laymen's organization in the United States, seeks to bring that message home." (Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard University) "A Civilization of Love is a bracing call to a new American revolution: a revolution of virtue. By explaining why freedom must be tethered to truth and ordered to goodness, and by offering eminently practical suggestions for bringing truth and goodness into public life, Carl Anderson does all Americans a significant service. Give this book to friends who say there's nothing to be done to heal a wounded culture." (George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center)
In a durable, smyth-sewn binding, this book will hold up well, for a long time. According to the preface by Cardinal McCarrick, "There is a time in the spiritual journey when the road to holiness begins to change. It gradually becomes almost impossible for a soul to turn his or her eyes away from the beckoning light of God. Ultimately, a person's only desire is to recognize this inviting light" and follow the will of God. This does not happen in a single instant, says Cardinal McCarrick; at first it is barely perceived by the soul. According to the author, one must first have made a conscious decision to travel on the road of poverty. In this book, says Cardinal McCarrick, the author gives us a road map to guide our way. He describes the struggle within us and tells us what lies ahead on the road.
This book is a personal account of the author's ten years of prison ministry: preaching, teaching, and simply visiting the men at San Quentin State Prison. The author reflects on a penal system he sees as corrupt and accountable to no one. As a result, he says, punishment (not rehabilitation) permeates the correctional system.
This book is the first of three volumes, made available as one set, within the same slipcase. The other two volumes are What More Would You Like to Know about the Church? (ISBN 0893100439 in 1978) and What Else Would You Like to Know about the Church? (ISBN 0893100552 in 1980). All three books in this set have the same question-and-answer format. We make all three books available to you together, not to be separated. The price given refers to the complete set, not any single volume.
An anthology with several contributors.
Here, Dorothy MacNeill offers complete, user-friendly programs for every season of the Church Year. Each chapter includes "how to prepare," the call to worship, a prayer, a hymnn suggestion, a suggested Scripture reading, a reflection, the program, and a closing rite. Scripture quotations are mostly from the Revised Standard Version.
"Father Peter Liuzzi's With Listening Hearts could be subtitled With Loving Words. This gem on homosexuality in Catholic families and faith communities belongs in every parish office and library...When I was serving on the Bishops' Commission on Marriage and the Family, we searched in vain for a book like this to offer anguished homosexuals and their families who were endeavoring to remain loving, healthy, and faithful." --Dolores Curran. "...[an] intelligent, pastoral, and truly courageous book." --Father Richard Rohr,O.F.M. "This long needed primer for ministry to and with homosexual Catholics will have a powerful impact for good." --Father Richard Sparks, C.S.P.
"Patrick Keifert has pioneered in the study and practice of congregational hospitality." --Wayne C.Stumme, Institute for Mission in the USA. "He opened my thinking regarding the role of public worship in welcoming the stranger." --Father Kenneth Boyack, Director, Paulist National Catholic Evangelization Association. "Professor Patrick Keifert...says many congregations misunderstand worship as a private family matter...Keifert may not be a great mathematician, but he's got the right idea." --Martin E. Marty. Patrick R. Keifert is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota.
In this small, 128-page book, the essentials of the Catholic faith are presented for the inquirer or participant in the RCIA. This 1994 edition includes a foreword by Francis Cardinal George. This is a "Redemptorist Pastoral Publication."
This is an "Apostolic Exhortation" given by the Pope after a synod of bishops from North and South America. This exhortation has the following chapters: Encounter with the living Christ. Encountering Jesus Christ today, in America. The path of conversion. The path to communion. The path to solidarity. The mission of the Church in America today: the new evangelization.
Self-help advice. Scripture quotations are from the King James Version. The author describes the path to achieving a strong, dynamic ministry among women in the local parish, especially in a Baptist or a Pentecostal church. She speaks, for example, of "godly" women who can be released to reach their spiritual potential. The author is the coordinator of women's ministries at Trinity Church in Redlands, California. She also serves as the National Director of Women's Ministries for the Evangelical Free Church of America.
A practical guide for introducing adult Christians to the dynamics of conversion--for all who wish to deepen their commitment to Christ, as well as for RCIA participants. The reflections for use in private prayer or by faith-sharing groups include: Conversion as a social process, its dynamics and forms. Understanding Jesus: the quest for the historical Jesus. Encounter with the risen Christ: Jesus, the life-giving breath. Knowing Christ through the Gospels: the demand of discipleship. Dynamics of initial and ongoing conversion. Conversion and charism: living faith and Christian hope.