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Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love

Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love
$14.99

The Joy of Love affirms the rich and complex reality of family life with pastoral care, speaking the language of experience and hope. Pope Francis reaches out to married couples, parents, and children in a spirit of accompaniment, asking everyone to read slowly, paying special attention to what applies most to our different needs. The Joy of Love is truly remarkable for its practical and concrete suggestions. It also challenges us to be understanding in the face of complex and painful situations

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9781601375407

Love is Our Mission: Pope Francis in America

Love is Our Mission: Pope Francis in America
$24.99
OFFICIAL COMMEMORATIVE EDITION
Foreword by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Drawn from the work of Catholic News Service photographers and journalists, this hardcover keepsake features full-color photography and thoughtful coverage of Pope Francis s first-ever visit to the United States in September 2015. This gorgeous, photo-rich collection chronicles significant moments during the pontiff s time in the U.S., including many firsts: the first-ever appearance by a pope to a joint meeting of both houses of Congress, the pope's first meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama, the canonization of California s Blessed Junipero Serra, the first American saint canonized on American soil, Pope Francis speaking to the world at the United Nations, Mass at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Philadelphia s World Meeting of Families, and more. This official commemorative edition is a joint publication of Franciscan Media and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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9781632530547
Publication Date: 
2015-11-27
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Francis Pope of Good Promise

Francis Pope of Good Promise
$28.99

From the moment Pope Francis stepped on to the balcony of St Peter's, people around the globe sensed that not only the Catholic Church, but the world at large, could be entering a new spiritual, political and social age. The pomp and circumstance that had characterised the Vatican for as long as most people could remember evaporated as Francis asked the throng gathered in the square to "pray over" him before he gave his first blessing. Not since John XXIII, had a new Pope opened the windows of the Church so widely to let in some much needed fresh air.

This biography of Pope Francis charts Jorge Mario Bergoglio's formation as a priest and bishop against the dramatic backdrop of Argentina's turbulent politics and the challenging principles he adopted as a member of the Jesuit order. It examines critically the extent to which his social conscience was influenced by the legacy of the country's controversial president General Peron and his wife Evita, and questions his moral standing during the Argentina military junta's 'Dirty War' when he was accused of not having done enough on behalf of the victims, including fellow Jesuit priests. Few Vatican elections have generated as much interest as that of Cardinal Jose Bergoglio. Francis, Pope of Good Promise, the first detailed biography to include an analysis of Pope Francis's first year at the Vatican, will appear just as he makes his first visit to the US.

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9781250076496
Publication Date: 
2015-09-01

Origins: US Visit: Speech to Congress by Pope Francis

Origins: US Visit: Speech to Congress by Pope Francis
$19.99

Pope Francis' speech to Congress during his U. S. Speech

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O45-19

Jesus Feminist An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women

Jesus Feminist An Invitation to Revisit the Bible's View of Women
$15.99
Written with poetic rhythm, a prophetic voice, and a deeply biblical foundation, this loving yet fearless book urges today's church to move beyond man-made restrictions and fully welcome women's diverse voices and experiences.
Gender roles have been debated for centuries, and now Sarah Bessey offers a clarion freedom call for all who want to realize their giftedness and potential in the kingdom of God. Through a thoughtful review of biblical teaching and church practices, Bessey shares how following Jesus made a feminist out of her.
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9781476717258
Publication Date: 
2013-11-05
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Sacred Space for Lent 2017

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$1.75

Lent, a holy time of introspection and penance in preparation for the passion, death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ, can be further enriched withSacred Space for Lent 2017, a daily prayer experience from Sacred Space, the internationally known online prayer guide.

Sacred Space for Lentinvites readers to develop a closer relationship with God during this season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. What we know and trust about the Sacred Space online prayer experience is now available in a compact print format to heighten our Lent prayer practice in a way that is accessible, engaging, and meaningful to daily life.

Throughout the Lenten season, each day includes a Scripture reading and points of reflection, as well as a weekly topic enhanced by six steps of prayer and meditation. With its small size and meaningful message, Sacred Space for Lentis a simple way to build a richer relationship with God and embrace the Lenten season as a sacred space.


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9780829444506
Publication Date: 
2016-12-01
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The Living Gospel: Daily Deovtions for Lent 2017

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$1.95
Popular Catholic columnist, blogger, and podcaster Deacon Tom Fox guides you along the path to renewal with simple, yet spiritually challenging devotions for every day of Lent, the Triduum, and Easter Sunday. These daily gospel-based devotions will thoughtfully lead you from the solemnness of Ash Wednesday and the passionate sorrow of the Cross to the exuberant joy of the Resurrection.

InDaily Devotions for Lent 2017, Deacon Tom Fox shares the wisdom he s gained from more than a decade of preaching and teaching in Catholic parishes and through his ministries atCatholic Vitaminsand Rim Catholic Radio. He calls you to spiritual renewal and conversion of heart and mind during this season of repentance as you prepare for Easter. Each two-page devotion offers a simple, five-step blueprint with brief Bible verses, prayers, Fox s theological reflection on the gospel for the day, and a practical exercise for ongoing spiritual growth.

The Living Gospel devotionals for Lent and Advent offer spiritual insight and practical wisdom from popular Catholic preachers, speakers, and homilists. A new voice each season and a simple, five-step format invite Catholics to hear and embrace the living Word of God."
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9781594717055
Publication Date: 
2016-11-07
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Living the Beatitudes Reflections and Practices For Teens

Living the Beatitudes Reflections and Practices For Teens
$2.95

Are you stressed about the future? Relationships? Are you struggling with others expectations of you? Does it feel like life is getting more complicated? Here s a radical solution: the Beatitudes of Jesus. For over two millennia, the Beatitudes have been helping people get more out of life and achieve true freedom and happiness. Inspired by Pope Francis call to all young people of the world to read the Beatitudes, this little book offers short reflections, plus simple questions and things you can do to make the Beatitudes your own.

Inspired by Pope Francis call to all young people of the world to read the Beatitudes, this booklet offers short reflections, simple questions, and activities to help teens and twenty-somethings make the Beatitudes their own. Theyll discover the surprising rewards of being poor in spirit, what blessed really means, how meekness is really a strength, and more. Living the Beatitudes reveals how a life of beatitude is truly an adventure thats anything but mainstream. Fast-paced, current, and perfect for all youth.
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9781627850292
Publication Date: 
2014-07-21
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From the Grave A 40 Day Lent Devotional

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$11.99

40-day Lent devotional from a beloved spiritual writer

As for the field, so for the soul: "The neglected heart will soon be overrun with worldly thoughts. Careful cultivation yields a harvest, and the heart requires great attention. .

From the Grave, a 40-day Lent devotional, reflects on this critical spiritual dynamic. It features A. W. Tozer s best insights on faith, repentance, suffering, and redemption. Gleaned from transcribed sermons, editorials, and published books, each moving reflection has been carefully selected for the season of Lent. It addresses themes like:

  • Christ s passion, death, and resurrection
  • Mortification of the flesh
  • Self-denial and cross-bearing
  • New life in Christ
  • Christian obedience and resurrection hope
  • Each day features a brief portion of Scripture for meditation followed by a reflection from Tozer. Together the entries take you on a journey from the garden to the grave to light of day the pain-wracked path to life.

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    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780802415097
    Publication Date: 
    2017-01-03
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    FLYING IN THE FACE OF TRADITION

    FLYING IN THE FACE OF TRADITION
    $12.95
    The current quandary that the Roman Catholic Church finds itself in right now is what Brother Louis DeThomasis calls "a crisis of confidence" in this insightful, provocative, and hopeful new book. He points to the way of unraveling the quandary by returning the church's historic belief in tradition- "the lived experience of the faithful" - as a source of ongoing revelation and renewal. This is not an attack by someone intent on bringing down the church but rather a wake-up call for the church itself to recognize and embrace globalization, diversity, and democratization and begin to rebuild what DeThomasis calls "koinonia" or "communio". He uses the issue of the ordination of women as a case study of how the institutional church has fallen out of step with its own members but could work its way back to relevance and effectiveness by listening to them. Brother Louis makes it clear that he is not just criticizing others: "I know that I am guilty as anyone of many of the sins decried in this book. I too have been insensitive, closed-minded, arrogant, self-centered, too-quick-to-defend-the-indefensible, and overly protective of myself and my fellow church-members. For this I am sorry. And for this reason I offer my book as a small token of atonement." But he does insist that the institutional church has to change quickly and fundamentally if it is to recover its creditability and authority. People like him who have dedicated their entire lives to the church have to speak up, he says: "I am a 70-year-old De LaSalle Brother, entering my well-developed understandings about the church that I feel I have not only a right but a duty to present to whomever might want to listen."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780879464851
    Publication Date: 
    2012-04-01

    Francis - Bishop of Rome

    Francis - Bishop of Rome
    $12.95
    In Francis: Bishop of Rome, Fr. Michael Collins introduced readers to the pope who has grabbed the attention and the spiritual imaginations of Catholics and others around the world. Now, in this second edition, Collins takes account of the most important events and development of his remarkable pontificate. With a focus on compassion, Francis has challenged world leaders to be more attentive to the poor, begun important reforms of the Curia and the Vatican Bank, and called for two synods of bishops to discuss pastoral challenges that face modern families. This new edition is 25% longer than the first. It includes more details about Jorge Bergoglio's early life and a far more expansive understanding of the pontificate of this remarkable spiritual leader.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780814637050
    Publication Date: 
    2015-01-12
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    Around the Table

    Around the Table
    $14.95
    Award-winning author R. Scott Hurd employs the unique and imaginative stories of fourteen biblical characters who were close to Jesus including Thomas, Barnabas, and Mary Magdalene in order to help you know Christ better and to contemplate the mystery present in the Eucharist.

    The scriptures are filled with familiar and not-so-familiar references to the Eucharist including the narratives of the Last Supper, Jesus calling himself the Bread of Life, and the accounts of the miracle of the loaves and fishes.

    InAround the Table, you will begin to better understand the mysteries of the Eucharist in a deeper way through the eyes of Thomas, who was with Jesus as he raised the widow s son at Nain and Lazarus at Bethany. You will explore the Eucharist as a foretaste of heaven alongside Bartholomew in the upper room and the precious gift of forgiveness that the Eucharist brings with Matthew as he first meets Jesus at Capernaum. You will find courage to share the Good News in the powerful story of Mary Magdalene s crushing sorrow and exuberant joy at the death and resurrection of Jesus.

    R. Scott Hurd, senior director for leadership formation at Catholic Charities USA, helps you discover the meaning of the sacrament through the help of stories about those who accompanied Jesus during his time on Earth. In each chapter, you ll take the place of a specific friend, follower, or family member of Jesus in order to know him better, contemplate scripture, and deepen your understanding of the Eucharistic mystery we celebrate today. In addition to these scripture-inspired stories, Hurd provides you with tools to guide your reading:
  • A biographical sketch of each biblical character
  • Questions for journaling, contemplation, or conversation
  • Scripture citations for reference and further reading
  • A prayer to close each chapter
  • Hurd incorporates the tradition of the Church and his own lifelong fascination with the Eucharist to help you come to a richer understanding and deeper gratitude for this tremendous gift by which we are healed, strengthened, renewed, and challenged to become the loving persons God has created us to be."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594716553
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    BE SAINTS - AN INVITATION FROM POPE

    BE SAINTS - AN INVITATION FROM POPE
    $14.95

    Pope Benedict tells children that if we grow in our friendship with God then we will find true happiness and become saints. In this beautifully illustrated book, popular author Amy Welborn introduces Pope Benedict's simple yet profound message to children, given during talks to children his recent visit to England.

    In this very colorful book by acclaimed artist Ann Englehart, the Pope's words come to life as he interacts with the children, showing all children how only God can satisfy the deepest needs of our hearts.

    Interspersed are prayers and quotes from various saints including Saint Francis, Saint Ignatius, Mother Teresa, St. Paul, St. Peter and more. They all emphasize that the most important thing we can become in this life is a Saint, a true friend of Jesus.

    Pope Benedict tells children that if we grow in our friendship with God then we will find true happiness and become saints. In this beautifully illustrated book, popular author Amy Welborn introduces Pope Benedict's simple yet profound message to children, given during talks to children his recent visit to England.

    In this very colorful book by acclaimed artist Ann Englehart, the Pope's words come to life as he interacts with the children, showing all children how only God can satisfy the deepest needs of our hearts.

    Interspersed are prayers and quotes from various saints including Saint Francis, Saint Ignatius, Mother Teresa, St. Paul, St. Peter and more. They all emphasize that the most important thing we can become in this life is a Saint, a true friend of Jesus.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781860827730
    Publication Date: 
    2013-02-01

    The Women of Easter Encounter The Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene

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    $14.99
    This Season of Grace,
    Deepen Your Faith in God
    Who So Loved the World
    that He Gave Us His Son.


    You're about to meet three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Mary of Bethany prepares the way for the Lord's burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume. His mother, Mary of Nazareth, remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering. Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours, then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection.
    What a trio. What a Savior!

    Your mind and emotions will be engaged and your faith strengthened as each scene unfolds, preparing your heart for a richer, deeper Easter experience. Liz Curtis Higgs, a seasoned Bible teacher and award-winning novelist, combines her storytelling skills with a thorough verse-by-verse study of Scripture as together you explore the remarkable lives of The Women of Easter.
    "The perfect companion for Easter and beyond!"
    --Jennie Allen, visionary of IF: Gathering
    "Liz Curtis Higgs is one of the most amazing teachers of God's Word that I have ever experienced. Her in-depth knowledge of the Scriptures, gifting as a communicator, and personal relationship with the Lord make her unmatched in the ability to take biblical truth and make it applicable to anybody."
    --Priscilla Shirer, New York Times best-selling author of Fervent
    "The Lord's resurrection is the most glorious, victorious moment in history. You and I will watch these ancient scenes unfold through the eyes of the three women who were mitnesses, who were there. Just the though gives me goose bumps. All three Marys will show us what happens when we encounter a loving Savior and are transformed. That's what Lent is all about. A time of renewal. A season of grace."
    --Liz Curtis Higgs
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781601426826
    Publication Date: 
    2017-01-03
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    SAINT PETER'S STORY

    SAINT PETER'S STORY
    $15.00

    Simon Peter was an ordinary fisherman, but his life changed when he met Jesus.  This is Saint Peter's story by Marion Thomas, illustrated by Maria Cristina Lo Cascio.  For ages 5-10

     

    Simon Peter was an ordinary fisherman, but his life changed when he met Jesus. Peter heard Jesus teachings and saw his great miracles. He knew that Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of God. After Jesus died on the cross, Peter saw him alive again. Filled wi
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    9781593251963
    Publication Date: 
    2012-02-01
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    YOUCAT

    YOUCAT
    $19.95

    YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which will be launched on World Youth Day. Developed with the help of young Catholics and written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The appealing graphic format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from Saints and others in the margins. What's more, YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so people can go deeper. It explains:

    What Catholics believe and why (doctrine)
    How Catholics celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments)
    How Catholics are to live (moral life)
    How they should pray (prayer and spirituality)

    The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling. YOUCAT will likely become the "go-to" place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith.

    Pope Benedict XVI on the YOUCAT project:

    "Dear young friends!
    Today I recommend for your reading an unusual book....Should we not attempt to translate the Catechism of the Catholic Church into the language of young people? Should we not bring its great riches into the world of today's youth? Of course, there are many differences even among the youth of today's world. And so now, under the capable direction of the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schoenborn, YOUCAT has been produced for young people. I hope that many young people will let themselves be fascinated by this book.

    Many people say to me: The youth of today are not interested in this. I disagree, and I am certain that I am right. The youth of today are not as superficial as some think. They want to know what life is all about....This book is exciting because it speaks of our own destiny and so deeply engages every one of use.

    So I invite you: Study this Catechism! That is my heartfelt desire. This catechism was not written to please you. It will not make life easy for you, because it demands of you a new life. It places before you the Gospel message as the "pearl of great value" (Mt 13:45) for which you must give everything. So I beg you: Study this Catechism with passion and perseverance. Make a sacrifice of your time for it! Study it in the quiet of your room; read it with a friend; form study groups and networks; share with each other on the Internet. By all means continue to talk with each other about your faith...."

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586175160
    Publication Date: 
    2011-04-01

    Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home

    Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home
    $20.00
    One of the foremost Catholic proponents of ecological awareness provides an overview of the development of Catholic teaching on the environment up to the present, and offers a commentary on the Encyclical Laudato Si by Pope Francis, the full text of which appears in this volume."
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    9781626981737
    Publication Date: 
    2016-04-08
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    FROM SAND TO SOLID GROUND

    FROM SAND TO SOLID GROUND
    $24.95
    Michael Morwood raises questions of faith that are on the minds of many Catholics and other Christians today. While Church authority will not permit Catholic academics to raise or discuss many of these controversial topics publicly, Morwood boldly delves into the issues with clarity, courage, hope, and inspiration from his extensive experience in spirituality and adult faith formation.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780824524517
    Publication Date: 
    2007-04-01

    SAINTS AS THEY REALLY ARE

    SAINTS AS THEY REALLY ARE
    $30.00

    In his new book, Saints As They Really Are, priest and scholar Michael Plekon traces the spiritual journeys of several American Christians, using their memoirs and other writings. These “saints-in-the-making” show all their doubts and imperfections as they reflect on their search for God and their efforts to lead holy lives. They are gifted yet ordinary women and men trying to follow Christ within their flawed and broken humanity—“saints as they really are,” as Dorothy Day put it.

    Saints As They Really Are is the third book in Plekon’s critically acclaimed series on saints and holiness in our time. He draws on the autobiographical work of Dorothy Day, Peter Berger, Thomas Merton, Kathleen Norris, and Barbara Brown Taylor, among others, as well as from his own experiences as a Carmelite seminarian and brother. Plekon shares the power of these individuals’ stories as they unfold. The book offers a strong argument that our failings and weaknesses are not disqualifications to holiness. Plekon further confronts the institutional church and its relationship to individuals seeking God, focusing on some of the challenges to this search—the destructive potential of religion and religious institutions, as well as our personal tendencies to extremism, overwork, pious obsessions, and legalism. But he also underscores the healing qualities of faith and the spiritual life. Plekon's insights will help readers better understand their own spiritual pilgrimages as they learn how others have dealt with the trials and joys of their path to everyday holiness.
     
    “This is the third in a progression of books by Michael Plekon that have served to expand our understanding of saints and holiness. In this new book, he has taken yet a further step in relating holiness to ordinary or everyday life by showing the contours of grace, or the harmonics of holiness, revealed in the Christian journey of a number of contemporary Christian memoirists. He shows how the gospel story of death-resurrection is written in the journey of ordinary Christians.” —Robert Ellsberg, author of All Saints  
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780268038380
    Publication Date: 
    2012-05-15