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Set out for the future without fear! That's the message of Pope Francis to young people as he challenges them to follow Christ and his plan for their lives. In this collection of short excerpts of his talks from around the world, Pope Francis speaks to the best instincts of young people, inviting them to do their part to build a better, more just world. He encourages teens and young adults to say yes to all that God is asking of them, even while acknowledging that following the Lord wholeheartedly involves risks as well as rewards.
God always has more for us—more of this love, more of his grace, more of his peace. Getting More out of Mass will guide individuals and groups in experiencing God in Mass.
God always has more for us—more of this love, more of his grace, more of his peace. This booklet will help you and others get more of his love, grace, and peace through prayer.
After struggling with infertility, Laura and Franco Fanucci miscarried their third child in the first trimester. Later, their twin daughters were born prematurely and lived only a few days. Laura and Franco are here to tell you that, while your miscarriage is a deeply personal loss, you are not alone.
Grieving Together is written by a couple specifically for couples, understanding that both spouses have experienced a loss and grieve differently.
Witness is a unique resource for faith-formation ministers and adults of all ages to appreciate the ways that grace is at work in your life, to inspire hope, and to build community by telling your own faith story.
In What Matters Most, University of Notre Dame theology professor Leonard J. DeLorenzo urges youth ministers, teachers, and parents to help young people redefine success in light of their call to discipleship—completely saying yes to God.
YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which was launched on World Youth Day, 2011. 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.
Into His Likeness provides an approachable but in-depth exploration of how to live as a disciple and experience the transformation Jesus wants to work in our lives. We might desire to live more like Christ, but we know we fall short. This book simply helps us follow those initial promptings of the Holy Spirit, so that we may more intentionally encounter Jesus anew each day and be more disposed to his grace changing us ever more into his likeness.
Men are rediscovering the importance of the spiritual life. And Father Larry Richards is helping them do it. While some writers apply a one-size-fits-all approach to the Christian life, Father Richards draws on his many years of ministry and his own experience as a man to inspire other men as men. Not preachy but direct, he challenges men to be strong, without putting on a mask of false strength or machismo. He calls men to admit their weaknesses and limitations, while urging them to find strength in faith and genuine love to overcome their sins and faults.
Our Catholic Children: Ministry with Hispanic Youth and Young Adults is a groundbreaking collection of essays, the result of several national conversations, bringing together the best research and analysis available to date on the most urgent realities that shape the lives of Hispanic Catholic young people.
When one receives a devastating diagnosis or their loved one does, it is difficult to know how to handle it. In God’s Hands: Living Through Illness with Faith author Maureen Cummings offers advice on how to manage the shock of a diagnosis, encouragement on talking with God, and tips for how to write a daily gratitude journal.
Many Catholics are seeking answers about the annulment process after having gone through the pain of divorce. In Mending the Heart: The Catholic Annulment Companion author Lisa Duffy walks with them through the annulment process, taking a close look at the changes Pope Francis has made, and helps them discover ways to find hope and healing in the midst of heartbreak.
In this short, easy-read booklet, divorced Catholics will learn: 1. What the Catholic Church really teaches about divorce 2. How and when divorced Catholics can receive the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist 3. What annulment is, how it works, who needs it, and why it matters.
Pain, loss, and confusion transform into healing when you take the journey with a grief counselor who experienced this pain first-hand.
Groundbreaking nationwide study describes the reality of the Church in the United States today and the future of the Church.
“An unflinching examination of the Church’s brokenness … along with practical advice and the promise of hope for the challenging path forward.”—Cardinal Timothy Dolan
The most comprehensive analysis of both financial and non-financial parish stewardship activities ever published. Get ideas, confirmation, and results by understanding what works and doesn't work at stewardship parishes across the country.
This book points out why now is the right time to emphasize the call of discipleship, the challenges involved in making "necessary adaptations", catechetical dynamics that distinguish this from our past approaches, and practices that can help all of us keep heart.
Author Sherry Weddell gathered fellow Church workers whose years of service in parish ministry have yielded hard-earned wisdom and enthusiasm for the work of transforming Catholic parishes into centers of apostolic outreach.