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All Roads - Roamin' Catholic Apologetics (Paperback): Dale Ahlquist All Roads - Roamin' Catholic Apologetics (Paperback)
Dale Ahlquist
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The King and the Catholics - The Fight for Rights 1829 (Hardcover): Antonia Fraser The King and the Catholics - The Fight for Rights 1829 (Hardcover)
Antonia Fraser 1
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'Utterly gripping and consistently witty' Damian Thompson, Literary Review 'An absolutely splendid book' A. N. Wilson, The Spectator The story of Catholic Emancipation begins with the violent Anti-Catholic Gordon Riots in 1780, fuelled by the reduction in Penal Laws against the Roman Catholics harking back to the sixteenth century. Some fifty years later, the passing of the Emancipation Bill was hailed as a 'bloodless revolution'. Had the Irish Catholics been a 'millstone', as described by an English aristocrat, or were they the prime movers? While the English Catholic aristocracy and the Irish peasants and merchants approached the Catholic Question in very different ways, they manifestly shared the same objective. Antonia Fraser brings colour and humour to the vivid drama with its huge cast of characters: George III, who opposed Emancipation on the basis of the Coronation Oath; his son, the indulgent Prince of Wales, who was enamoured with the Catholic Maria Fitzherbert before the voluptuous Lady Conyngham; Wellington and the 'born Tory' Peel vying for leadership; 'roaring' Lord Winchilsea; the heroic Daniel O'Connell. Expertly written and deftly argued, The King and Catholics is also a distant mirror of our times, reflecting the political issues arising from religious intolerance.

Lectio Divina - How to Pray Sacred Scripture (Paperback): Daniel Korn Lectio Divina - How to Pray Sacred Scripture (Paperback)
Daniel Korn
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Lectio Divina, Latin for "sacred reading," is an ancient way of praying with the word of God. Many today are using this ancient art of prayer to contemplate Scripture.

Though Lectio Divina took shape in a variety of forms through the centuries, its roots are in early monasticism and the desert fathers. It was used mostly in the more literate religious communities through the centuries but is growing in popularity among laity, religious, and ecumenical groups today.

How do you pray with the Bible? Learn about the history of Lectio Divina and how to pray with sacred Scripture in this pamphlet. We invite you to consider this prayer form and use it through prayer and study as you grow in wisdom and understanding of the word of God.

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First Mass Book (Hardcover): Catholic Book Publishing Co First Mass Book (Hardcover)
Catholic Book Publishing Co
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Saint Teresa of Avila - Passionate Mystic (Paperback): Mirabai Starr Saint Teresa of Avila - Passionate Mystic (Paperback)
Mirabai Starr 1
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With 'Saint Teresa of Avila', Mirabai Starr presents a devotional reader that gives you a direct link to the living presence of this brave and gentle saint. Filled with the inspirational prayers Teresa used herself, translations of her most inspired writing, and stories from her remarkable life, this book is a small treasury of contemplations and living wisdom.

Sermons in Times of Crisis - Twelve Homilies to Stir Your Soul (Hardcover): Paul D Scalia Sermons in Times of Crisis - Twelve Homilies to Stir Your Soul (Hardcover)
Paul D Scalia
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Serving as a Confirmation Sponsor (Paperback): Cathy Doherty Serving as a Confirmation Sponsor (Paperback)
Cathy Doherty
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Are you ready for the role of a lifetime? Being a sponsor doesn't end with your candidate's confirmation. It's a lifelong honor that will deepen your faith as well as your candidate's. This pamphlet explains Church teaching about the role of the confirmation sponsor, gives practical suggestions for sponsor/candidate activities and discussions, and includes a sponsor's prayer to inspire you as you accompany your candidate on the journey to confirmation--and beyond.

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The Third Book of Catholic Jokes - Gentle Humor about Aging and Relationships (Paperback): Tom Sheridan The Third Book of Catholic Jokes - Gentle Humor about Aging and Relationships (Paperback)
Tom Sheridan; Foreword by James Martin
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The third volume in the runaway bestselling series of Catholic jokes focuses on the universal and often hilarious human experience of relating to one another and growing old together. These stories, jokes, lists and one-liners are mostly about lay people and are told from a "Catholic" (that is, Roman Catholic) and "catholic" (that is, universal and about everyone) perspective.They are "clean" and not "mean" and certainly not intended to offend anyone of any faith or situation in life.

Jesuit priest and Colbert Report regular Fr. James Martin contributes the foreword.

Holy Women (Hardcover): Pope Benedict Holy Women (Hardcover)
Pope Benedict
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Vatican I - The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church (Paperback): John W. O'Malley Vatican I - The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church (Paperback)
John W. O'Malley
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In 1869, some seven hundred Catholic bishops traveled to Rome to participate in the first church-wide council in three hundred years. The French Revolution had shaken the foundations of the church. Pope Pius IX was determined to set things right through a declaration by the council that the pope was infallible. John W. O'Malley brings to life the bitter, schism-threatening conflicts that erupted at Vatican I. The pope's zeal in pressing for infallibility raised questions about the legitimacy of the council, at the same time as Italian forces under Garibaldi seized the Papal States and were threatening to take control of Rome itself. Gladstone and Bismarck entered the fray. As its temporal dominion shrank, the Catholic Church became more pope-centered than ever before, with lasting consequences. "O'Malley's account of the debate over infallibility is masterful." -Commonweal "[O'Malley] excels in describing the ways in which the council initiated deep changes that still affect the everyday lives of Catholics." -First Things "An eminent scholar of modern Catholicism...O'Malley...invit[es] us to see Catholicism's recent history as profoundly shaped by and against the imposing legacy of Pius IX." -Wall Street Journal "Gripping...O'Malley continues to engage us with a past that remains vitally present." -The Tablet "The worldwide dean of church historians has completed his trinity of works on church councils...[A] masterclass in church history...telling us as much about the church now as then." -America

The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): Peter Marshall The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
Peter Marshall
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The Reformation transformed Europe, and left an indelible mark on the modern world. It began as an argument about what Christians needed to do to be saved, but rapidly engulfed society in a series of fundamental changes. This Very Short Introduction provides a lively and up-to-date guide to the process. It explains doctrinal debates in a clear and non-technical way, but is equally concerned to demonstrate the effects the Reformation had on politics, society, art, and minorities. Peter Marshall argues that the Reformation was not a solely European phenomenon, but that varieties of faith exported from Europe transformed Christianity into a truly world religion. The complex legacy of the Reformation is also assessed; its religious fervour produced remarkable stories of sanctity and heroism, and some extraordinary artistic achievements, but violence, holy war, and martyrdom were equally its products. A paradox of the Reformation - that it intensified intolerance while establishing pluralism - is one we still wrestle with today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Catholic Writer Today - And Other Essays (Paperback): Dana Gioia The Catholic Writer Today - And Other Essays (Paperback)
Dana Gioia
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Linking Your Beads - The Rosary's History, Mysteries and Prayers (Paperback): Patricia Ann Kasten Linking Your Beads - The Rosary's History, Mysteries and Prayers (Paperback)
Patricia Ann Kasten
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If you thought Archbishop Fulton Sheen and Lady Godiva had nothing in common, think again.

Whether you are a Rosary rookie or daily devotee, Linking Your Beads: The Rosary's History, Mysteries, and Prayers will give you a whole new perspective on the power of prayer with the Rosary

As you learn the depth of faith behind this simple string of beads, prayers, and mediations, you'll find yourself equally enlightened and encouraged by journalist, author, and storyteller Patricia Kasten.

Unlike any Rosary book you've ever read, Kasten uses her storytelling skills to keep you engaged, amazed, and turning pages as you learn about:

The history of the Rosary and its prayerful predecessors

The power of meditative prayer in various forms

The significant role of Sacramentals in our walk of faith

The origins of each of the Rosary prayers and the Creed

The aesthetic and functional purposes of the Rosary's various forms

And so much more

How to Listen When God Is Speaking - A Guide for Modern-Day Catholics (Paperback): Mitch Pacwa How to Listen When God Is Speaking - A Guide for Modern-Day Catholics (Paperback)
Mitch Pacwa
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How do we listen to God speak to our hearts, minds, and wills especially above the noise and stress of the modern world? What is the process of discerning God's will? Best-selling author and popular EWTN host Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, tackles these and other questions in this comprehensive book on discernment. He says that first we need to believe in God and his moral laws and make a commitment to please him in all that we do. Then we need to pray so that we can experience the peace that can come only from God.

Fr. Pacwa draws from St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises, using plenty of everyday examples as well as stories from Scripture to help clarify his points. He encourages readers to develop a rich prayer life and says we can learn to listen to God's powerful voice and hear him speaking lovingly to us even when we are suffering in some way.

Confronts modern-day assumptions that can prevent us from being open to God's will for our lives.

Emphasizes the many ways we can develop our prayer life to nourish an authentic relationship with the Lord.

Gerard Manley Hopkins and Victorian Catholicism - A Heart in Hiding (Hardcover): Jill Muller Gerard Manley Hopkins and Victorian Catholicism - A Heart in Hiding (Hardcover)
Jill Muller
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Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: Hebrews (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Scott W. Hahn, Curtis Mitch Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: Hebrews (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Scott W. Hahn, Curtis Mitch
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Based on the Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition, this volume leads readers through a penetrating study of the"Letter to the Hebrews," using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights and commentary by renowned Bible teachers Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church. These helpful study notes make explicit what the Letter to the Hebrews often assumes. They also provide rich historical, cultural, geographical, and theological information pertinent to the Letter.

"The Ignatius Study Bible" also includes Topical Essays, Word Studies, and Charts. Each page includes an easy-to-use Cross-Reference Section. Study Questions are provided for the "Letter to the Hebrews." These can deepen your personal study of God's Holy Word. There is also an introductory essay covering questions of authorship, date, destination, structure, and themes. Outlines of the Letter and a map are also included.

Year with the Saints (Paperbound) - Daily Meditations with the Holy Ones of God (Paperback): Paul Thigpen Year with the Saints (Paperbound) - Daily Meditations with the Holy Ones of God (Paperback)
Paul Thigpen
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Jousting with the Devil - Chesterton's Battle with the Father of Lies (Paperback): Robert A Wild Jousting with the Devil - Chesterton's Battle with the Father of Lies (Paperback)
Robert A Wild
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Grace Notes - True Stories about Sins, Sons, Shrines, Marriage... (Paperback): Brian Doyle Grace Notes - True Stories about Sins, Sons, Shrines, Marriage... (Paperback)
Brian Doyle
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Brian Doyle might just be the most passionate storyteller in America. In this eclectic and compelling collection of stories about discovering the incarnated Spirit of God every time he turns around, often in the most unlikely of people, places, and things. In 37 short snapshots, he captures the spiritual essence of everyday life from the perspective of a committed Catholic who loves his faith, his family, his community, and his church, even with all their warts and failings.

Rediscover Catholicism - A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion & Purpose (Hardcover): Matthew Kelly Rediscover Catholicism - A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion & Purpose (Hardcover)
Matthew Kelly
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Over the past 20 years, Matthew Kelly has seen more of the world than most presidents and more of the Church than most bishops. Now, in this unique and timely book, he proposes that Catholicism is not a lifeless set of rules and regulations, but a way of life designed by God to help each person reach his or her full potential. With remarkable insight, Kelly dispels dozens of myths that surround the rejection of Catholicism today and provides a profound and practical vision of what will lead the Catholic Church to thrive again in the future. Rediscover Catholicism is quickly becoming the most read catholic book of our times. From the spellbinding opening story, Kelly grips his readers and takes them on a life-changing journey to rediscover the genius of Catholicism.

Finding Confidence in Times of Trial - Letters of St. John of Avila (Paperback): Saint John Of Avila Finding Confidence in Times of Trial - Letters of St. John of Avila (Paperback)
Saint John Of Avila; Translated by Benedictines of Stanbrook Abbey; Preface by R. R. Abbot Gasquet
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Meet the newest doctor of the Catholic Church. St. John of Avila (1500-1569) led an authentic effort to reform the Church and Christian society during one of the darkest hours. Faced with spiritually bankrupt seminaries and lax universities, St. John founded new ones. To help Catholics come to know the man who Pope Benedict XVI calls the 34th Doctor of the Church, Sophia Institute Press is releasing a collection of St. John's finest letters, carefully translated and available so you can come to know the man Pope John Paul II held up as a model for clerical reform.

Summa Contra Gentiles, Books III & IV (Latin-English Opera Omnia) (Paperback): St Thomas Aquinas Summa Contra Gentiles, Books III & IV (Latin-English Opera Omnia) (Paperback)
St Thomas Aquinas; Edited by The Aquinas Institute
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Gravity and Grace (Hardcover, Complete Englis): Gustave Thibon Gravity and Grace (Hardcover, Complete Englis)
Gustave Thibon; Simone Weil
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'Time and again she pierces the veil of complacency and brings the reader face to face with the deepest levels of existence.' - Church Times

'At the twilight of a century whose accelerated history has led to the rise and fall of so many idols, this book increasingly appears like a message from eternity.' - Gustave Thibon

'One of the most profound religious thinkers of modern times.' - The Twentieth Century, 1961

'We must simply expose ourselves to the personality of a woman of genius, of a kind of genius akin to that of the saints.' - T. S. Eliot

'The light Simone shines makes everything seem, at once, reasurringly recognizable and so luminous as to be heavenly.' - Malcom Muggeridge

'In France she is ranked with Pascal by some, condemned as a dangerous heretic by others, and recognized as a genius by all.' - New York Times Book Review

'The best spiritual writer of this century ... she said it was her vocation to stand at the intersection of Christians and non-Christians. She thus becomes the patron saint of all "outsiders".' - André Gide

The Golden Arrow - The Revelations of Sr. Mary of St. Peter (Paperback): Sr. Mary Of St Peter, Peter The Golden Arrow - The Revelations of Sr. Mary of St. Peter (Paperback)
Sr. Mary Of St Peter, Peter; Edited by Scallan
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The Autobiography of Sr. Mary of St. Peter (1816-1848)In Tours, France during the 1840's a young Carmelite nun received a series of revelations from Our Lord about a powerful devotion He wished to be established worldwide - the devotion to His Holy Face. The express purpose of this devotion was to make reparation for the blasphemies and outrages of "Revolutionary men" - through whom God is allowing the world to be chastised for its unbelief - as wells as for the blasphemies of atheists and freethinkers, plus, for blasphemy and the profanation of the Sabbath by Christians. Our Lord gave Sister Mary of St. Peter a short but powerful prayer called "The Golden Arrow," by which a person can "shoot directly into the Heart of God" to heal the wounds inflicted on it by the malice of sinners . Anyone who is searching for spiritual method for fighting the enemies of God and His Church and/or who is searching for virtually infallible method of prayer will be delighted with The Golden Arrow.

My Queen, My Mother - A Living Novena (Paperback): Marge Fenelon My Queen, My Mother - A Living Novena (Paperback)
Marge Fenelon
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