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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.
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.
Addressing the central elements of the Christian faith in a simple and straightforward manner, Christian Initiation is meant as an initiation into Christian truth and life for those who profess—or hope to profess—faith in Jesus Christ. Each chapter is a “discovery” of that new life which Christ brings to the believer, infusing each and every experience with the light of his own risen glory.
In The Idea of a University, Blessed John Henry Newman champions a “discipline of mind” that enables its possessor to distinguish essence from accident, means from end, and good from evil. These habits are now all too rare. And that is part of our present poverty, for the person educated according to Newman’s prescription gains the “clear, calm, accurate vision” that is a necessary condition for reliable judgment and the exercise of true freedom.
The Nature of the Human Soul analyzes the nature of the faculties of the soul, with special emphasis on the intellect, will, and emotions as the primary faculties for human action. Using Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas’s classical teachings, Sr. Mary Angelica Neenan, O.P., describes the faculties according to their natures and operations, with a view toward discussing the complications of human choices and actions. This book will prepare you for further study into the nature of morality itself and the necessary connection with the teaching of the Gospel and the action of grace in the soul.
The Study Guide for the CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players film series is the best way to immerse yourself fully into these holy men and women. It contains detailed commentary on the film, as well as "Questions for Understanding" based on the presentation, Scripture, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Also included are "Questions for Reflection" to help connect the material to your own life and experience.and the suggested answers to the questions.
Since the first century, Christians have detected "seeds of the Word" in the surrounding culture. No matter how charred or distorted the fragments, we can always uncover inklings of the Gospel, which can then lead people to God. Through this evocative collection of essays, Bishop Robert Barron finds those "seeds" in today's most popular films, books, and current events.
In Vibrant Paradoxes, bestselling author Bishop Robert Barron brings together themes and motifs that many would consider mutually exclusive or, at best, awkward in their juxtaposition. But seen through the Incarnation, these opposites crash together and reflect new light in every direction requiring a new vision. This book will train you to see.
Each study guide lesson provides an extensive commentary on the theological content of each episode, plus "Questions for Understanding" and "Questions for Application." The "Questions for Understanding" incorporate references from scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church to build on topics featured in the series. The "Questions for Application" help in reflecting on the ways in which Bishop Barron’s messages are relevant in your own life and experiences.
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.
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.
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.
In this new edition of a modern classic, Thomas Howard contrasts the Christian and secular worldviews, refreshing our minds with the illuminated vision of reality that inspired the world in times past and showing us that we cannot live meaningful lives without it.
Pope Paul VI’s prophetic encyclical Humanae Vitae, issued in 1968, presented the Church’s consistent teachings on marriage and contraception to the modern world — a world that demanded then, as it does now, that the Church adapt her teachings to itself. Standing calmly and firmly against a culture that sees contraception and abortion as individual choices, Humanae Vitae shows us what it means to share in the creative work of God. Paul VI lays out God’s plan for human sexuality, a plan that invites married couples to celebrate the incredible gifts of human love and human life.
In his third apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis presents the universal call to live holy lives with a new, fresh approach. We are encouraged to strive for — and achieve — holiness in our everyday lives. As we actively live out holiness day by day, we not only draw closer to the Lord ourselves, but become participants in bringing others to Christ.