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Liturgy of the Hours (Vol. 3) (Paperback): Catholic Book Publishing Co Liturgy of the Hours (Vol. 3) (Paperback)
Catholic Book Publishing Co
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The Liturgy Hours or Divine Office has been commonly known as the breviary or priests' daily prayerbook. The liturgical reform of Vatican II has restored the Divine Office to its original purpose, the prayer of the entire Church.

Divine Mercy (Imp) 10 Pack (Paperback): Marianne Trouve Divine Mercy (Imp) 10 Pack (Paperback)
Marianne Trouve
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Caroline Casuistry - The Cases of Conscience of Fr Thomas Southwell, SJ (Hardcover, New): Peter Holmes Caroline Casuistry - The Cases of Conscience of Fr Thomas Southwell, SJ (Hardcover, New)
Peter Holmes
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How did English Catholics come to terms with living in an alien state? Could they, for example, practise equivocation to avoid arrest, possible imprisonment and execution? Could they use force against their captors? What contact could they maintain with Protestants in order to survive and carry on a normal life? In such a context it is not surprising that a training in casuistry, the science of resolving difficult cases of conscience, was an important aspect of the education of English Catholic missionary priests. A number of the manuals used in that training have survived, largely in manuscript versions only. This volume, a companion to Dr Holmes' selection from Elizabethan materials (Elizabethan Casuistry, 1981), contains discussions and debates dating from the reign of Charles I. Their author was Thomas Southwell, a professor at the English Jesuit College in Liege, a respected scholar and teacher. He focuses on the problems facing Catholic priests and laymen under persecution in England, discussing, for example, attitudes to the Oath of Allegiance, the Roman Index of Prohibited Books and the Church's laws on fasting. In addition, there are cases here about witchcraft, astrology, duelling, usury, monopolies and bills of exchange. An important section contains over sixty cases dealing with betrothal and marriage, both from the point of view of English Catholics and in more general terms. The documents are accompanied by a full critical introduction, setting them in context, and elucidatory notes. Peter Holmes holds a doctorate in History from the University of Cambridge, where his research focused on the political thought of the Elizabethan Catholics

Francis Tregian 1548-1608, Elizabethan Recusant - A Truly Catholic Cornishman (Paperback): Raymond Trudgian Francis Tregian 1548-1608, Elizabethan Recusant - A Truly Catholic Cornishman (Paperback)
Raymond Trudgian
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Francis Tregian owned estates in Cornwall, and held a high place in court at the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth I. He made no secret of his Catholic faith. Banished from court on trumped-up charges, he was arrested for hiding a priest, St Cuthbert Mayne, and imprisoned for 30 years. Released under James I, he died in a Jesuit hospital at St Roque, Lisbon, Portugal, and was buried standing up because he had stood up' to Elizabeth and her heresies. Francis Tregian is much revered on the Continent, where there have been recent attempts to have him elevated to sainthood. At his place of burial there is a detailed description of how he preferred the confiscation of his estates for the defence of the Catholic Faith. This booklet details the history of Francis Tregian, and includes all known details, including Tregian' Elizabethan music. Includes a Prayer for the Beatification of Francis Tregian as authorised by the Right Reverend Christopher Budd, Bishop of Portsmouth.

Converts to the Real - Catholicism and the Making of Continental Philosophy (Hardcover): Edward Baring Converts to the Real - Catholicism and the Making of Continental Philosophy (Hardcover)
Edward Baring
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In the most wide-ranging history of phenomenology since Herbert Spiegelberg's The Phenomenological Movement over fifty years ago, Baring uncovers a new and unexpected force-Catholic intellectuals-behind the growth of phenomenology in the early twentieth century, and makes the case for the movement's catalytic intellectual and social impact. Of all modern schools of thought, phenomenology has the strongest claim to the mantle of "continental" philosophy. In the first half of the twentieth century, phenomenology expanded from a few German towns into a movement spanning Europe. Edward Baring shows that credit for this prodigious growth goes to a surprising group of early enthusiasts: Catholic intellectuals. Placing phenomenology in historical context, Baring reveals the enduring influence of Catholicism in twentieth-century intellectual thought. Converts to the Real argues that Catholic scholars allied with phenomenology because they thought it mapped a path out of modern idealism-which they associated with Protestantism and secularization-and back to Catholic metaphysics. Seeing in this unfulfilled promise a bridge to Europe's secular academy, Catholics set to work extending phenomenology's reach, writing many of the first phenomenological publications in languages other than German and organizing the first international conferences on phenomenology. The Church even helped rescue Edmund Husserl's papers from Nazi Germany in 1938. But phenomenology proved to be an unreliable ally, and in debates over its meaning and development, Catholic intellectuals contemplated the ways it might threaten the faith. As a result, Catholics showed that phenomenology could be useful for secular projects, and encouraged its adoption by the philosophical establishment in countries across Europe and beyond. Baring traces the resonances of these Catholic debates in postwar Europe. From existentialism, through the phenomenology of Paul Ricoeur and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, to the speculative realism of the present, European thought bears the mark of Catholicism, the original continental philosophy.

The Catholic Journaling Bible (Hardcover): Our Sunday Visitor The Catholic Journaling Bible (Hardcover)
Our Sunday Visitor
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Discover a beautiful, personal way to engage with Scripture through The Catholic Journaling Bible. The first of its kind for Catholic women, this journaling bible is the perfect companion as you dive deeper into the Word of God. Including the full text of the New American Bible, Revised Edition, this single-column bible offers wide margins that are perfect for:

- Note-taking

- Journaling

- Recording prayers

- Doodling

- Drawing

- Creative Expression

The elegant design includes hand-lettered quotes and space for personal reflection. Ideal for gift-giving, this beautifully bound bible invites Catholic women to immerse themselves in God s Word like never before.

See How She Loves Us - 50 Approved Apparitions of Our Lady (Paperback): Joan Carroll Cruz See How She Loves Us - 50 Approved Apparitions of Our Lady (Paperback)
Joan Carroll Cruz
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" Mary has made herself all to all, and opens her merciful heart to all, that all may receive of her fullness; the sick, health; those in affliction, comfort; the sinner, pardon; and God, glory. "
St. Bernard (1090 1153)
" See How She Loves Us: 50 Approved Apparitions of Our Lady" is an amazing collection of apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary from best-selling TAN author Joan Carroll Cruz. Ranging across twenty-three countries and two millennia the visions chronicled here show Mary s deep love for mankind, her Son, and the Church.
Joan Carroll Cruz has meticulously researched fifty apparitions of Our Lady. Discover lesser known apparitions like Our Lady of La Vang in Vietnam and Our Lady of Las Lajas in Columbia, and learn more about the visions of Mary at Fatima, Lourdes, and Guadalupe.
Approved by the local bishops or the Vatican, these miracles show Mary s great love for man, her constant intercession on our behalf, and her role as protector of the Church.
Perfect for Catholics and non-Catholics alike, " See How She Loves Us" sheds light on the many mysteries of the Catholic Church and Catholics love for the Blessed Mother.

Outlaws of Ravenhurst (Paperback): M Imelda Wallace Outlaws of Ravenhurst (Paperback)
M Imelda Wallace
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Pope Francis Among the Wolves - The Inside Story of a Revolution (Paperback): Marco Politi Pope Francis Among the Wolves - The Inside Story of a Revolution (Paperback)
Marco Politi; Translated by William McCuaig
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Marco Politi takes us deep inside the power struggle roiling the Roman Curia and the Catholic Church worldwide, beginning with Benedict XVI, the pope who famously resigned in 2013, and intensifying with the contested and unexpected election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, now known as Pope Francis. Politi's account balances the perspectives of Pope Francis's supporters, Benedict's sympathizers, and those disappointed members of the Catholic laity who feel alienated by the institution's secrecy, financial corruption, and refusal to modernize. Politi dramatically recounts the sexual scandals that have rocked the church and the accusations of money laundering and other financial misdeeds swirling around the Vatican and the Italian Catholic establishment. Pope Francis has tried to shine a light on these crimes, but his work has been met with resistance from entrenched factions. Politi writes of the decline in church attendance and vocations to the priesthood throughout the world as the church continues to prohibit divorced and remarried Catholics from receiving the communion wafer. He visits European parishes where women now perform the functions of missing male priests-and where the remaining parishioners would welcome the admission of women to the priesthood, if the church would allow it. Pope Francis's emphasis on pastoral compassion for all who struggle with the burden of family life has also provoked the ire of traditionalists in the Roman Curia and elsewhere. He knows from personal experience what life is like for the poor in Buenos Aires and other metropolises of the globalized world, and highlights the contrast between the vital, vibrant faith of these parishioners and the disillusionment of European Catholics. Pope Francis and his supporters are locked in a battle with the defenders of the traditional hard line and with ecclesiastical corruption. In this conflict, the future of Catholicism is at stake-and it is far from certain Francis will succeed in saving the institution from decline.

In Missouris Wilds - St Marys of the Barrens & the American Catholic Church, 1818 to present (Paperback): Richard J. Janet In Missouris Wilds - St Marys of the Barrens & the American Catholic Church, 1818 to present (Paperback)
Richard J. Janet
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Quadragesimo Anno on Reconstruction of the Social Order - Large Print Edition (Paperback): Pope Pius XI Quadragesimo Anno on Reconstruction of the Social Order - Large Print Edition (Paperback)
Pope Pius XI
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The Real Story of Catholic History - Answering Twenty Centuries of Anti-Catholic Myths (Hardcover): Steve Weidenkopf The Real Story of Catholic History - Answering Twenty Centuries of Anti-Catholic Myths (Hardcover)
Steve Weidenkopf
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My Door Is Always Open - A Conversation on Faith, Hope and the Church in a Time of Change (Paperback): Pope Francis My Door Is Always Open - A Conversation on Faith, Hope and the Church in a Time of Change (Paperback)
Pope Francis
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My Door is Always Open is the complete and definitive set of interviews between Pope Francis and Jesuit priest Antonio Spadaro. In the summer of 2013, Pope Francis gave three extended interviews to Spadaro, the head of La Civilta Cattolica (Catholic Civilisation), a Catholic periodical based in Rome, in which he spoke at length about his background, his Faith, and his vision for the Roman Catholic Church. Here, at last, is the complete collection of the interviews with a full commentary by Spadaro, the interlocutor and commentator. In this compelling and engrossing dialogue, Antonio Spadaro introduces a Pope of great intellect and intelligence, who for the first time gives a rounded and substantial account of where he may lead the Roman Catholic Church in the years to come. Insightful and sincere, Pope Francis expounds upon the contemporary issues facing the Church, including the role of women and his experiences at the heart of Church governance, and he and Spadaro discuss at length the major issues facing religion around the world. Including accounts of Pope Francis' visit to Brazil for World Youth Week, My Door is Always Open is the first book written by the Pope since he was elected and is the most convincing and persuasive guide to Pope Francis's vision as one of the most charismatic figures of our time.

Journey of Faith for Children, Catechumenate (Loose-leaf): Redemptorist Pastoral Publication Journey of Faith for Children, Catechumenate (Loose-leaf)
Redemptorist Pastoral Publication
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Behold Your Mother - A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines (Paperback): Tim Staples Behold Your Mother - A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines (Paperback)
Tim Staples
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In Defense of Nature - The Catholic Unity of Environmental, Economic, and Moral Ecology (Hardcover): Benjamin Wiker In Defense of Nature - The Catholic Unity of Environmental, Economic, and Moral Ecology (Hardcover)
Benjamin Wiker
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The Dictator Pope - The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy (Hardcover): Marcantonio Colonna The Dictator Pope - The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy (Hardcover)
Marcantonio Colonna
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The Dictator Pope by Marcantonio Colonna-pen name of Henry Sire-has rocked Rome and the entire Catholic Church with its portrait of an authoritarian, manipulative, and politically partisan pontiff. Occupying a privileged perch in Rome during the tumultuous first years of Francis's pontificate, Colonna was privy to the shock, dismay, and even panic that the reckless new pope engendered in the Church's most loyal and judicious leaders. The Dictator Pope discloses that Father Jorge Bergoglio (the future Pope Francis) was so unsuited for ecclesiastical leadership that the head of his own Jesuit order tried to prevent his appointment as a bishop in Argentina. Behind the benign smile of the "people's pope" Colonna reveals a ruthless autocrat aggressively asserting the powers of the papacy in pursuit of a radical agenda.

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (Paperback, 3rd ed.): Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
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"The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church," a unique, unprecedented document in the history of the Church, serves as a tool to inspire and guide the faithful who are faced with moral and pastoral challenges daily. It is divided into five sections, an introduction, three parts, and a conclusion entitled For a Civilization of Love. "The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church" is a must-have resource for leaders of social ministry at the diocesan and parish level as well as those in religious education, school, and youth and young adult ministry.

Henry VIII and the English Reformation (Paperback): David G. Newcombe Henry VIII and the English Reformation (Paperback)
David G. Newcombe
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When Henry VIII died in 1547 he left a church in England that had broken with Rome - but was it Protestant? The English Reformation was quite different in its methods, motivations and results to that taking place on the continent.
This book:
* examines the influences of continental reform on England
* describes the divorce of Henry VIII and the break with Rome
* discusses the political and religious consequences of the break with Rome
* assesses the success of the Reformation up to 1547
* provides a clear guide to the main strands of historical thought on the topic.


eBook available with sample pages: 0203130405

Vatican I - The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church (Hardcover): John W. O'Malley Vatican I - The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church (Hardcover)
John W. O'Malley
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The enduring influence of the Catholic Church has many sources-its spiritual and intellectual appeal, missionary achievements, wealth, diplomatic effectiveness, and stable hierarchy. But in the first half of the nineteenth century, the foundations upon which the church had rested for centuries were shaken. In the eyes of many thoughtful people, liberalism in the guise of liberty, equality, and fraternity was the quintessence of the evils that shook those foundations. At the Vatican Council of 1869-1870, the church made a dramatic effort to set things right by defining the doctrine of papal infallibility. In Vatican I: The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church, John W. O'Malley draws us into the bitter controversies over papal infallibility that at one point seemed destined to rend the church in two. Archbishop Henry Manning was the principal driving force for the definition, and Lord Acton was his brilliant counterpart on the other side. But they shrink in significance alongside Pope Pius IX, whose zeal for the definition was so notable that it raised questions about the very legitimacy of the council. Entering the fray were politicians such as Gladstone and Bismarck. The growing tension in the council played out within the larger drama of the seizure of the Papal States by Italian forces and its seemingly inevitable consequence, the conquest of Rome itself. Largely as a result of the council and its aftermath, the Catholic Church became more pope-centered than ever before. In the terminology of the period, it became ultramontane.

Confirmation - Coloring & Activity Book Ep 13 (Paperback): Entertainment Inc Herald Confirmation - Coloring & Activity Book Ep 13 (Paperback)
Entertainment Inc Herald; Contributions by Casscom Media
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From Fire, by Water - My Journey to the Catholic Faith (Hardcover): Sohrab Ahmari From Fire, by Water - My Journey to the Catholic Faith (Hardcover)
Sohrab Ahmari
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Journey of Faith for Adults, Enlightenment (Loose-leaf): Redemptorist Pastoral Publication Journey of Faith for Adults, Enlightenment (Loose-leaf)
Redemptorist Pastoral Publication
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Journey of Faith for Adults, Mystagogy (Loose-leaf): Redemptorist Pastoral Publication Journey of Faith for Adults, Mystagogy (Loose-leaf)
Redemptorist Pastoral Publication
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The Poor In Spirit (Hardcover): Yang Yankang The Poor In Spirit (Hardcover)
Yang Yankang
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Catholicism in China has had a history of over seven hundred years. Especially since the founding of New China, it has experienced many ups and downs, but its adherents have never disappeared. Especially in some out-of-the-way rural areas, Catholicism represents important spiritual sustenance for many, and penetrates all aspects of daily life. Yang Yankang spent ten years in the Shaanxi countryside creating his exquisite set of works documenting Chinese rural Catholics, The Poor in Spirit. With empathy and humour, he depicts churches and solemn ceremonies rising like apparitions in the remotest countryside; a wall calendar of celebrity photographs written over with a musical score, played by a group of women; dugouts and earth houses used for preaching and ministry; a rural family assembling a Christ figure; the pious faces of children singing; processions through the wheat fields of mourners in traditional Chinese funeral dress, carrying the coffin or shouldering a cross; a priest in ceremonial attire conducting mass for the sick in a maize field, and so on. Documentary photography practice in China started, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with a focus on people marginalized by the mainstream (psychiatric patients, homosexuals, transgender people, Catholics, free artists, etc.), and on vulnerable groups deliberately neglected by the powerful elites. These images by Yang Yankang demonstrate a courage in facing Chinese social reality - the images themselves have a visual intensity, and the photographer expresses compassion through them.

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