Millions love St. Therese of Lisieux, not only for her wisdom, but for her unwavering passion to serve God in life and in death. Listen with your heart as this most popular of saints speaks with simple charm about her life.These 120 readings excerpted from the writings of St. Therese of Lisieux will help you get to know firsthand the pure, simple girl whome Pope St. Pius X called "the greatest saint of modern times."
Completely re-designed and newly typeset with wider margins and improved line-spacing for comfortable reading. This popular red leather bound Ignatius Revised Standard Version-Catholic Edition Bible, includes minor revisions to some of the archaic language used in the first edition. The revised version is a contemporary English translation without dumbing-down the text. This second edition of the RSV doesn’t put the biblical text through a filter to make it acceptable to current tastes and prejudices, and it retains the beauty of the RSV language that has made it such a joy to read and reflect on the Word of God. Now the only Catholic Bible in standard English is even more beautiful in word and design!
Drawing on thirty years of experience throughout the Catholic world, from its humblest parishes to its highest levels of authority, George Weigel proposes a deepening of faith-based and mission-driven Catholic reform that touches every facet of Catholic life-from the episcopate and the papacy to the priesthood and the consecrated life; from the renewal of the lay vocation in the world to the redefinition of the Church's engagement with public life; from the liturgy to the Church's intellectual life.
A love-filled sharing frugality is the message, and Happy Are You Poor explains the meaning of this beatitude lived and taught by Jesus himself. The renowned spiritual writer Fr. Thomas Dubay explains how material things are like extensions of our persons and thus of our love. After presenting the richness of the Gospel message, more beautiful than any other world view, he explains how Gospel frugality is lived in each state of life.
Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is the only book that categorizes and summarizes all the major arguments in support of the main Christian beliefs, including key distinctively Catholic doctrines. Also included is a Protestant-friendly treatment of Catholic-Protestant issues. The Catholic answers to Protestant questions show how Catholicism is the fullness of the Christian faith. This is an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for.
Down-to-earth, practical guide on how to transform your confessions from embarrassing moments in a dark room into profound experiences of God's love. Fr. John Kane provides solid guidelines for how you can make the most effective possible use of the sacrament of Reconciliation. Even better, he shows you how to carry the grace of Confession into your daily life, so that you'll start winning - consistently - your battles against sin. How to Make a Good Confession is a book you can return to again and again in order to renew your sense of God’s mercy.
Strengthen your marriage and raise good kids! Fr. Lawrence Lovasik uses Scripture and Church teachings in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format that helps you understand the proper role of the Catholic father and mother and the blessings of having a large family. He shows you how you can secure happiness in marriage, raise children in a truly Catholic way, and much more.This book details simple but often overlooked ways that you can instill good character in your children, protect them from the many sinful and dangerous enticements of the world, and make child-rearing truly spiritual. This is a practical, much-needed and comprehensive handbook on the Catholic family.
The Hidden Power of Kindness: A Practical Handbook for Souls Who Dare to Transform the World, One Deed at a Time shows you how to become more aware of even your most offhand daily actions. You’ll find simple, step-by-step, and spiritually crucial directions for how to overcome the habitual unkindnesses that creep into the behavior of even the most careful souls.If you want to make progress in the spiritual life, you can’t afford to miss the bracing insights in this handbook for souls who yearn to be kinder. They’ll give you years of solid help in overcoming sin so that you’ll live more fully with others — and truly transform your corner of the world!
This simple missal allows a young child to follow the prayers and actions of the holy Mass step by step. The prayers and colorful illustrations show a boy and a girl at Mass, what they say and what they do, as well as the words and actions of the priest.
An exhilarating conversion story of Steve Ray, a devout Baptist, who relates how he overcame his hostility to the Catholic Church by a combination of serious Bible study and vast research of the writings of the early Church Fathers. In addition to a moving account of their conversion that caused Ray and his wife to "cross the Tiber" to Rome, he offers an in-depth treatment of Baptism and the Eucharist in Scripture and the ancient Church. It contains perhaps the most complete compilation of biblical and patristic quotations and commentary available on Baptism and the Eucharist, as well as a detailed analysis of Sola Scriptura and Tradition.