History

The Very First Americans

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$4.99
Long before Columbus landed in America, hundreds of groups of people had already made their homes here. You may have heard of some of them--like the Sioux, Hopi, and Seminole. But where did they live? What did they eat? How did they have fun? And where are they today? From coast to coast, learn all about these very first Americans!
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9780448401683
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1993-09-15
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Francis - Bishop of Rome

Francis - Bishop of Rome
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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, which is 25% longer than the first, includes more details about Jorge Bergoglio's early life and a far more expansive understanding of the pontificate of this remarkable spiritual leader.

People of God is a series of inspiring biographies for the general reader. Each volume offers a compelling and honest narrative of the life of an important twentieth or twenty-first century Catholic. Some living and some now deceased, each of these women and men has known challenges and weaknesses familiar to most of us but responded to them in ways that call us to our own forms of heroism. Each offers a credible and concrete witness of faith, hope, and love to people of our own day.
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9780814637050
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2015-01-21
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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson

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A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.

For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?

Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class" lessons in how to live.

Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

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9780767905923
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2002-10-08
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Dorothy Day: An Introduction to Her Life and Thought

Dorothy Day: An Introduction to Her Life and Thought
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Born in 1897, Dorothy Day was one of the most important lay Catholics of the twentieth century and many have embraced her cause for canonization. Pope Francis praised Day as an American whose "hard work and self-sacrifice" has "shaped fundamental values which will endure forever in the spirit of the American people." Pope Francis also said that Day's "social activism, her passion for justice and for the cause of the oppressed were inspired by the Gospel, her faith, and the example of the saints." This description by the Pope may come as a surprise to both liberals and conservatives who misidentify her as a dissenting Catholic.

In this short introduction to Day's life and thought, Terrence Wright shows that the Pope's praise is accurate. In plain language, Wright presents her radical response to God's mercy in her own life. After a time of sin and confusion including an abortion, a suicide attempt, and divorce, Day had a profound awakening to God's unlimited love and mercy upon the birth of her daughter, Tamar. Her determination to have Tamar baptized in the Faith ultimately led to her own baptism, and the strength of her conversion enabled her to embark on a lifelong mission to bring God's mercy to others.

With Peter Maurin, she founded the Catholic Worker Movement, a lay movement dedicated to both the spiritual and corporal works of mercy through the establishment of Houses of Hospitality, Catholic Worker Farms and the Catholic Worker newspaper. Wright explores the philosophical and theological underpinnings of the Catholic Worker Movement and shows how its work is grounded in the richness of Day's own spirituality. Drawing heavily from Day's own writings, he reveals her love for Scripture, for the Sacraments, for the Magisterial teaching of the Church, and her devotion to particular saints including St. Francis, St. Benedict, and St. Therese. He also explores her understanding of the Mystical Body of Christ and shows how this underpins one of her most controversial stances, radical pacifism.

After her death in 1980, Day has continued to serve as a model of Christian love and commitment. She recognized God in the less fortunate and she understood that to be a servant of these least among us is to be a servant of God. Wright's book shows that, far from being a dissenter, Day was a faithful Catholic.

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9781621641575
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2018-03-20
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