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Ten years after it was first published, Forming Intentional Disciples is still helping scores of Church leaders, parish staff, and all Catholics transform parish life from within. World-renowned author and speaker Sherry Weddell leads you through the steps that will help Catholics enter more deeply into a relationship with God and the river of apostolic creativity, charisms, and vocation that flow from that relationship for the sake of the Church and the world.
In the midst of a culture that is increasingly confused about sexuality, love, life, and our very identity as persons, the Church offers us the truth of who we are. Reclaiming Motherhood from a Culture Gone Mad helps Catholics peel back societal assumptions to understand the fundamental misconceptions fueling our culture’s attacks on marriage, motherhood, and the family. Examining current practices in light of these faulty assumptions will empower women in their own motherhood and equip Catholics to combat the culture of confusion by boldly proclaiming God’s vision for our lives.
Legacy of Mercy tells the story of raising and losing a son; the story of forgiving his murderers; and the story of a mother responding to her son’s death not with vengeance or self-pity, but with love and a desire to serve others in need.
The future of parish life will depend largely on how a parish supports family life. Drawing on the experience of the early Church, Evangelizing Today’s Domestic Churches invites pastors and those engaged in pastoral ministry to take the lead in helping families recognize their responsibility before God to become vibrant domestic churches.
To become an apostolic parish, there are four effective models to choose from, each built on a distinct, necessary insight and method in the art of conversion: Radical hospitality and proclamation; The practice of spiritual multiplication; Organizational mission (re)focus; Highlighting divine signs and wonders in our midst
Every fruitful, joyful, evangelizing parish should embrace the insights and methods of at least three of the four models. The Four Ways Forward not only describes each model, giving examples of how it is being used in parishes today, but offers a practical blueprint toward crafting a response to the post-Christian world, including notes on spiritual roadblocks that can get in the way.
In the homilies, addresses, and writings collected in A Better World, Pope Francis reminds us, as children of God, to be kind in our daily actions and compassionate toward others, even those who are different from us and whom we must accept with love. When conflicts arise, we are called to resolve them through dialogue and the quest for peace, not through hatred and war. Lasting peace is not the result of violent means but is achieved through dialogue and fraternity.
Accessible, inspiring, and written from a layperson’s perspective, A Year in the Word Catholic Bible Journal is the guide you’ve been searching for to help you read the full Bible. Meg Hunter-Kilmer has read the entire Bible twenty times, and she has lots of tips, insights, and encouragement to help you make it from cover to cover, praying and journaling as you go.
To Rome with the Homeless captures the poignant stories of both Tanya Cangelosi and her newfound friends in a moment of encounter. Tanya’s own story of homelessness and conversion, and the way she has boldly answered the Lord’s call for her life, encourages us to live our own call to see Christ in every person.
In Jesus, Were You Little? children full of questions and wonder take readers on a journey of discovery, making Jesus real and relatable to young and old. With innocent curiosity, children ask the King of kings if he ever climbed a tree, spilled his milk, or skinned his knee.
The Women Doctors of the Church is a beautifully illustrated introduction for children to four extraordinary women who have helped shape the Church. Saint Hildegard of Bingen, Saint Teresa of Ávila, Saint Catherine of Siena, and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux all faced unique challenges in their lives but fixed their identities firmly in Christ and became incredible examples of holiness.
In this endearing children's story filled with charming illustrations, Arthur demonstrates perseverance, humility, and an unquenchable love of the Lord in pursuing his dream. Children will learn from Arthur that what matters most is the sincere desire to serve God - not performing perfectly.
Our Lady’s appearances to young Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France, in 1858 are well known and well documented. Just one year later, a lesser-known but still important Marian apparition took place in an American frontier settlement. Based on historical documents, testimonies, personal interviews, and expert analysis, America’s Mary: The Story of Our Lady of Good Help chronicles for the first time the United States’ only Church-approved Marian apparition.
Presenting accurate plant culture that is easy to understand, aesthetically pleasing, and grounded in Catholic history and tradition, A Garden Catechism is perfect for beginning and experienced gardeners alike. This unique, comprehensive resource combines the heritage of our Faith and the joy of gardening in a way that is accessible to anyone.
Angels are powerful beings created by God to reflect his light. And while we often are not aware of them, the angels are deeply interested in us. In Angels: Our Guardians in Spiritual Battle, moral theologian, author, and speaker Msgr. Brian Bransfield teaches us how to recognize the angels present in our lives.
You don’t have to travel overseas to discover our Blessed Mother’s miraculous love for her children. Mary’s Miracles: A Traveler's Guide to Catholic America takes you to more than 50 Marian shrines, chapels, and statues, right here in the United States, each with a riveting story to tell.
These books are must-haves for all Catholic travelers. Purchase them as a set to preorder Mary’s Miracles: A Traveler's Guide to Catholic America and receive 50% off of Monuments, Marvels, and Miracles: A Traveler’s Guide to Catholic America!
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When properly understood and lived out, obedience is, in fact, liberating. The Obedience Paradox illuminates the subject by examining the relationship between husband and wife in marriage as an image of Christ’s relationship to the Church. Presenting the sexual complementarity of husband and wife as an expression of gift, this book probes the meaning and power of receptivity in a relationship.
The Compendium on the Diaconate: A Resource for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons explores how bishops, along with their helpers, the priests and deacons, have taken up the service of community, exercising the divinely established ecclesiastical ministry on different levels.
The National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States of America, 2nd Edition, is an essential document for dioceses to grow and sustain the permanent diaconate. The second edition focuses on the identity of the deacon as "a living icon of Christ the Servant within the Church" (Basic Norms) and emphasizes the deacon as a minister of Word, Liturgy, and Charity in the Christian community. The norms in this second edition are required for use and go into effect on June 9, 2022.