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Even as historians credit Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II with hastening the end of the Cold War, they have failed to recognize the depth or significance of the bond that developed between the two leaders. Acclaimed scholar and bestselling author Paul Kengor changes that. In this fascinating book, he reveals a singular bond-which included a spiritual connection between the Catholic pope and the Protestant president-that drove the two men to confront what they knew to be the great evil of the twentieth century: Soviet communism. Reagan and John Paul II almost didn't have the opportunity to forge this relationship: just six weeks apart in the spring of 1981, they took bullets from would-be assassins. But their strikingly similar near-death experiences brought them close together-to Moscow's dismay. Based on Kengor's tireless archival digging and his unique access to Reagan insiders, A Pope and a President is full of revelations. It takes you inside private meetings between Reagan and John Paul II and into the Oval Office, the Vatican, the CIA, the Kremlin, and many points beyond. Nancy Reagan called John Paul II her husband's "closest friend"; Reagan himself told Polish visitors that the pope was his "best friend." When you read this book, you will understand why. As kindred spirits, Ronald Reagan and John Paul II united in pursuit of a supreme objective-and in doing so they changed history.
The Catholic Reformation provides a comprehensive history of the
'Counter Reformation in early modern Europe. Starting from the
middle ages, Michael Mullett clearly traces the continuous
transformation of the Catholic religion in its structures, bodies
and doctrine. He discusses the gain in momentum of Catholic renewal
from the time of the Council of Trent, and considers the profound
effect of the Protestant Reformation in accelerating its
A beautiful little book \"all about the Holy Ghost, \" including prayers to Him. Shows He really and truly dwells in every soul that is in the state of grace. He aids all Christians without exception, if only we will ask His help. Enlightening and encouraging
A pocket-sized guide for daily prayer and victorious living, this book includes both original and traditional prayers to help you focus on God throughout the day and in times of special need. Prayers that get to the point, combined with brief encouraging reflections, provide a framework in which you can open your heart and mind to the will of God. Whatever your situation from praying for the grace to cope with an annoying person to praying for the strength to overcome despair, Prayers for Catholic Men will help you stay the course, confident that no matter what life throws at you, God is in charge.
Territories of Grace offers a sophisticated model of cultural change in early modern rural society, by examining the religion of villagers in the French diocese of Grenoble during the Counter-Reformation. Keith P. Luria describes the encounter of village and official forms of piety, arguing that historians have oversimplified the struggle between high and low culture in early modern Europe. He shows how religion was constructed in a complex relationship between villagers, concerned with creating their own religion, and a bishop, intent on cultivating in his flock a Counter-Reformation style of worship and a new standard of social behavior. Luria analyzes records of pastoral visits, examines forms of devotion to saints, and undertakes an ethnographic investigation of one community, to illustrate this interaction. He uncovers a process of cultural change in which villagers and reformers alike took an active role in creating their own culture by adopting, adapting, or resisting the symbols, practices, and meanings of others. The theoretical insights of his study will be of interest to historians, anthropologists, and others concerned with rural society, comparative religion, and questions of cultural change. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1991.
Continuing the tradition of 5 Minutes with Christ and 5 Minutes with the Saints, this unique book of meditations for teachers draws on inspiration from the Psalms, Proverbs, and the books of Wisdom in the Bible. These timeless insights of scripture can provide inspiration and encouragement for all of those on the front lines of Catholic education.Written by teachers for teachers, this book is also a valuable resource for pastors, principals, administrators, and school board members as they seek to motivate others and to reflect on their own role in education. More than seventy meditations will help you get back in touch with Jesus, the source of all wisdom who gives meaning and coherence to your life as a teacher. With contributions from teachers who work in a variety of subject areas at all levels of elementary and high school, the book will be a welcome reminder of the dignity of the teaching vocation and a gentle source of encouragement for educators struggling to meet the needs of their students each day.
The author studies various aspects of Bonaventure's mystical world view, leading to an understanding of his relevance to contemporary issues such as individualism and relatedness, peace and violence, and the problems of the created world's relationship to the person who seeks to love God in all and above all.
No matter where you are on your journey of faith, God wants you to be freer. There is always more freedom, more grace, more forgiveness, more mercy, more God, Father Dave Pivonka says.
This volume is part two of a two-volume set. It may be purchased separately or in conjunction with volume one. Includes substantial selections from the Second Part of the Summa Theologica and the Summa Contra Gentiles. Pegis's revision and correction of the English Dominican Translation renders Aquinas' technical terminology consistently as it conveys the directness and simplicity of Aquinas' writing; the Introduction, notes, and index aim at giving the text its proper historical setting, and the reader the means of studying St. Thomas within that setting.
A poetic and accessible introduction to the method of Centering Prayer, this guide explains its origins, theological basis, and psychology by drawing on the writings of important Catholic figures, such as St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, and significant texts, such as "The Cloud of Unknowing." Describing the theological basis for the Centering Prayer while staying rooted in the heart of a practice that is very personal and intimate, the study explores how harmful attitudes and beliefs about God can distort a positive relationship with the divine. With a careful balance of both Christian and Buddhist philosophy, the volume also discusses the psychological barriers and levels of resistance that contemplatives must face and bolsters seekers with supportive practices like "Lectio Divina "(holy reading) and praying the rosary."" Updated to include a new foreword, this revised edition of a much loved classic is sure to inspire a deeply intimate experience with God.
Inspired by the principle that one learns how to be a Christian by doing what Christians do, Apprenticed to Christ provides catechists with ideas and resources for the "apprenticeship" of catechumens, candidates, and others participating in parish religious formation. This hands-on method, the Church's preferred approach for the catechumenate, is presented in a systematic, easy-to-use format based on the Liturgy of the Word for Sunday Mass, with activities suggested for each Sunday of the three-year cycle of readings. Recommended catechetical resources including the Catechism of the Catholic Church, conciliar documents, papal encyclicals, liturgical documents, and more help to link each suggested activity with the teaching of the Catholic Church. A fresh and fruitful approach for those who work with catechumens, candidates, confirmation preparation, and both youth and adult religious formation.
The passing of John Paul II provoked questions about the Pope, particularly in his relation to modernity. Was he opposed to the tenets of modernity, as some critics claimed? Or did he accommodate modernity in a way no Pope ever had, as his champions asserted? In The Way of Life , Carson Holloway examines the fundamental philosophers of modernity-from Hobbes to Toqueville-to suggest that John Paul II's critique of modernity is intended not to reject, but to improve. Thus, claims Holloway, it is appropriate for liberal modernity to attend to the Pope's thought, receiving it not as the attack of an enemy but as the criticism of a candid friend.
Although not entirely a new title for TAN, we are listing it as new because this edition is newly typeset and repunctuated, so it will come alive as if you never read it before Our Lord said, \"Learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart.\" (Matt 11:29) And also, \"Amen, I say to you, unless you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven.\" (Matt 18:3) This classic study in humility describes the nature of that virtue typical of all Saints - the one virtue that underlies every other virtue and without which none of us will enter Heaven. Says, \"Impregnate yourself with humility, and you will soon find that all other virtues will follow without any effort on your part.\" A treasure; filled with insights. Buy copies with confidence for all your friends
Manyhave called her a saint. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India'shighest civilian honor, the Jewel of India, in 1980. Pope John Paul II declaredher "Blessed," beatifying her in 2003. For nearly fifty years at the head ofCalcutta's Missionaries of Charity, the Albanian-born Agnes GonxhaBojaxhiu, better known as Mother Teresa, advocatedfor the poor and homeless, ministered to the sick, provided hospice for theafflicted, and embodied the very essence of humanitarianism. Now, revised andupdated, Kathryn Spink's definitive, authorized biography is "simply the best . . . around," according to James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to(Almost) Everything. "Thoroughly researched, sensitively written andunfailingly inspiring, Kathryn Spink's book should be, after Mother Teresa'sown writings, your first resource for understanding one of the greatest saintsin Christian history."
Harm, Healing, and Human Dignity is a faith formation resource to help small groups in parishes and schools, as well as individual believers, reflect on the Catholic call to restorative justice. Through Scripture, Catholic teaching, eye-opening statistics, and personal stories, each chapter prompts prayerful consideration of the place of human dignity and the common good as we respond to crime, incarceration, and the death penalty in the United States. Prepared in cooperation with the highly regarded Catholic Mobilizing Network for the Abolition of the Death Penalty, Harm, Healing, and Human Dignity will help Catholics consider what it means to choose hope over death and redemption over vengeance. It's a choice that can foster healing, transform relationships, and build the culture of life to which our Catholic faith calls us.
Experiencing stress can be frustrating, upsetting, or downright debilitating. Managing it, however, can provide a new source of energy, accomplishment ? and everyday application of the Faith. Managing Stress with the Help of Your Catholic Faith helps readers confront, understand, and overcome challenges. Through the teachings and Traditions of the Church, it explores the causes of stress, explains ways to identify personal stress triggers, and delivers realistic, helpful tools for coping. Written for individuals and support groups, this practical resource covers: ? A better understanding of stress and human suffering ? Innovative ways to break the cyclical nature of stress ? Discovering the stress-reducing impact of receiving Christ in the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation ? Finding comfort and release in prayer ? Taking an outside perspective to avoid stress-induced selfishness Look for more titles from the ?with the Help of Your Catholic Faith series from Our Sunday Visitor.
This volume examines the cultural contribution of religious institutes, men and women religious, and their role in the constitution of Catholic communities of communication in England, Germany, Liechtenstein, the Low Countries, the Nordic countries, and Switzerland. The authors focus on social and cultural history by comparing both discourses and cultural and social practices, as well as examining international networks and cultural transference.
Among the questions addressed are: How did religious institutes function as cultural elites in the production and mediation of knowledge, ideologies, cultural codes, and practices? What kind of discursive and operational strategies did they use to help construct and propagate social Catholicism, ultramontanism, and confessionalism, and to establish and promote the Catholic communication system? What were the central mechanisms in the production of knowledge and how were they incorporated within identity politics?
The volume also takes a broad perspective on the role of religious institutes in the production and propagation of religious, cultural, and social practices, and in the socialization of the Catholic population. The focus is on cultural practices, the transmission and transformation of attitudes, and the rites and customs in everyday religious and social practices.
Contributors: Urs Altermatt (University of Fribourg), Patrick Bircher (Trier University), Jan De Maeyer (KADOC-KU Leuven), Katherine Harper (University of York), Franziska Metzger (University of Fribourg), Marit Monteiro (Radboud University Nijmegen), Joachim Schmiedl (Vallendar Theological Faculty), Martina Sochin D'Elia (Liechtenstein-Institute Bendern), Kristien Suenens (KADOC-KU Leuven), Esther Vorburger-Bossart (University of Lucerne), Yvonne Maria Werner (University of Lund)"
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