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The early Church faced its share of villains—persecutors like Nero and Julian, heretics like Marcion and Arius. And what good were they? Plenty, say the Church Fathers. The threat of persecution made Christians strong and bold.
The time of villains—and heroes—is hardly over. Through Villains of the Early Church, you’ll learn how you can keep your good humor through trials and opposition, and all the while grow sharper in doctrine and warmer in devotion.
What power does great art have? In Looking at a Masterpiece, the reader will discover the surprising answer—that great art can “influence our whole lives.”
In Looking at a Masterpiece, Madeleine Stebbins explores the themes of more than forty of the world’s finest artistic treasures—from masters such as Piero della Francesca, Hans Holbein, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and more. The book includes full color, high-quality reproductions of these great works of art.
2016 CPA Book Awards Winner! 3rd Place, Biography category
The moving story of a simple parish priest from Oklahoma who would not abandon his Guatamalan parish and was martyred during the Guatamalan Civil War at the age of 46.
In Blessed Are You: Living the Beatitudes, Chris Ruff invites individuals and small groups to explore Jesus' paradoxical words with fresh eyes, discovering in them a treasury of beauty, simplicity and joy, and applying them to life.
In his Discipleship Series, Christopher Ruff strives to humbly imitate the Master, illustrating discipleship especially through true stories of men and women touched by grace. Who Is My Neighbor continues this approach.
In As I Have Loved You, Christopher Ruff uses Scripture and stories of men and women touched by grace to illustrate this movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Written for small-group reflection, the resource is also suitable for individual use.
In Como Yo Los He Amado (As I Have Loved You), Christopher Ruff uses Scripture and stories of men and women touched by grace to illustrate this movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Written for small-group reflection, the resource is also suitable for individual use.
In The Greatest of These is Love, Christopher Ruff reflects on key passages from the writings of St. Paul on love. He illustrates Paul’s themes through inspiring stories of men and women touched by grace. Written for small-group reflection, this resource is also suitable for individual use.
Evolutionary theory has raised numerous disputed questions among Catholics and other Christians concerning the relationship between faith and reason and between religion and science. Thomistic Evolution shows that the Thomistic intellectual tradition, grounded in the philosophical and theological synthesis of St. Thomas Aquinas, provides insightful and compelling responses to these questions. Unfortunately, the Thomistic responses to these disputed questions in science and religion are neither well known nor well understood. This new book, along with its companion website, www.thomisticevolution.org, seeks to remedy this.
In Clueless in Galilee: A Fresh Take on the Gospels, author Mac Barron assures us that Jesus loves us, even though we’re human. We know this, because the Bible says so. Over and over and over again. With its hilarious, sometimes irreverent, and always humble reflections, this book will make you laugh and help you look at the Bible — and yourself — in a whole new way.
This work provides as ambitious and complete a defense of traditional natural theology as is currently in print. Its aim is to vindicate the view of the greatest philosophers of the past— thinkers like Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, Leibniz, and many others— that the existence of God can be established with certainty by way of purely rational arguments. It thereby serves as a refutation both of atheism and of the fideism that gives aid and comfort to atheism.
One of America's most prominent public intellectuals brings thirty-five years of experience in Washington and Rome to bear in analyzing the turbulence that characterizes world politics, American public life, and the Catholic Church in the early twenty-first century.
Before his death in 1968, Padre Pio was known throughout the world as a very holy man — many even called him a living saint. This humble Italian priest who bore the wounds of Christ received thousands of letters and visitors each year, seeking his spiritual counsel, healing, and prayer. Padre Pio’s intense spirituality and holiness remain legendary and life-changing.
Now the prayer book that contains everything you need to rediscover the Rosary by praying the way Saint John Paul II recommended. Complete with excerpts from his Apostolic Letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, Scripture passages and directed meditations, as well as beautiful artwork for each Mystery. A beautiful and practical guide to contemplating the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
In 1939, an unsuspecting team of workmen unearthed an early Christian grave beneath the Vatican. Their surprising discovery launched a secret, often contentious quest to discover the long-lost burial place of the Apostle Peter. The full story of the incredible search and its backers has never been told — until now.
In every age there can be found persons whose hearts yearn for life in God, and from among these the Holy Spirit calls noble, generous souls to do His work. A beautiful example of this is Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel, foundress of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in Olpe, Westphalia, Germany. Mother Maria Theresia was one of God’s special instruments, chosen to promote the ideals of Christian charity and piety. She lived by the words, “He leads; I follow.”
From a 72-year-old French nun to a humble Capuchin priest, the lives of the America’s saints are relevant today. The saints featured in this booklet faced extraordinary circumstances, proclaimed Christ to an unwilling culture, and fearlessly defend the Faith. The lives of these saints give us hope for the future and show us how to respond to the culture.
More than just a history lesson about the apparitions, The Miracle and the Message shows us how to claim the message in our own lives and fully embrace what Mary offers the Church and the World.