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THE EASTER STORY

THE EASTER STORY
$1.50
The Story of Easter is part of a series designed to help parents teach the basics of the Catholic faith to their children in an enjoyable manner.
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0899424929
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THE FAMILY ROSARY CD

THE FAMILY ROSARY CD
$12.99
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601008822924
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THE FORGIVENESS BOOK: A CATHOLIC APPROACH

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$10.95
What is forgiveness? Why is it so hard to forgive? In The Forgiveness Book: A Catholic Approach, award-winning authors Alice Camille and Paul Boudreau address these questions and many more by thoroughly examining what Scripture has to say about those who trespass against us, and what it takes to accomplish the difficult act of forgiveness all from a distinctly Catholic point of view. The Forgiveness Book asks tough questions and prayerfully investigates issues such as: Why should we forgive? What to do with sin? The importance of Confession, Contrition and Compensation; How do we accept forgiveness? The power of forgiveness; Forgiveness vs. enabling The Appendix includes an examination of conscience, prayers of forgiveness, Bible verses on forgiveness, important books on forgiveness, and a list of films that focus on forgiveness.
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9780879463564
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2008-05-15
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THE HEART OF JESUS

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$4.99
This little book of inspiration is for those devoted to the saints, and anyone seeking meaning in life. St. Maria Faustina Kowalska and St. Pope John Paul II have improved the lives of millions: Catholics, Protestants, non-believers, students, priests, parents, perhaps even you. This compendium of their teachings is to carry you wherever you go.
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9781640602267
Publication Date: 
2019-01-29
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THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU: THE LIFE-CHANGING POWER OF CONFESSION

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$12.95
This book on confession shows us how the Sacrament of Reconciliation can heal us and bring us closer to God. Cardinal Donald Wuerl uses his gift for teaching the faith to discuss how best to examine our conscience, how to ask the Holy Spirit to reveal our sins to us, and why a regular prayer time is crucial in order to get the most out of Confession and grow in our relationship with the Lord.
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9781593252502
Publication Date: 
2014-02-15
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THE MASS EXPLAINED

THE MASS EXPLAINED
$8.95
In a three-pronged approach, this book explores the theological meaning of the Mass, examines the role to which baptized Catholics are called in its celebration, and helps readers to discover the meaning of its words, songs, gestures, and ritual actions. Illustrated.
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9780899421049
Publication Date: 
2008-12-01
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THE MASS FOR CHILDREN

THE MASS FOR CHILDREN
$3.75
The Mass for Children by Fr. Winkler is a wonderful book for primary-grade children, containing all the updated Mass prayers, with full color illustrations on most pages.
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9780899422152
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THE MEDAL OR CROSS OF SAINT BENEDICT

THE MEDAL OR CROSS OF SAINT BENEDICT
$11.95
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9781930278219
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THE NAME OF GOD IS MERCY (PAPERBACK LARGE PRINT)

THE NAME OF GOD IS MERCY (PAPERBACK LARGE PRINT)
$26.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart--mercy--which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy.

In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains--through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor--why "mercy is the first attribute of God." God "does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins," he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts--on the contrary, its duty is to go out into the world to find its way into the consciousness of people so that they can assume responsibility for, and move away from, the bad things they have done.

The first Jesuit and the first South American to be elected Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has traveled around the world spreading God's message of mercy to the largest crowds in papal history. Clear and profound, The Name of God Is Mercy resonates with this desire to reach all those who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds. It is being published in more than eighty countries around the world.

"The name of God is mercy. There are no situations we cannot get out of, we are not condemned to sink into quicksand."--Pope Francis

Praise for The Name of God Is Mercy

"Francis speaks succinctly--and with refreshing forthrightness. . . . He emphasizes moral sincerity over dogma, an understanding of the complexities of the world and individual experience over rigid doctrine. . . . The pope has an easy conversational style that moves effortlessly between folksy sayings and erudite allusions, between common-sense logic and impassioned philosophical insights."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"What makes his book most moving is the way in which this man, without disrespecting his own privacy or offering false bromides of modesty, opens the sacred space of his conscience to explain how he came to center his ministry, and now his papacy, around mercy."--James Carroll, The New Yorker

"As he has done throughout his papacy, Pope Francis shows in this book a compelling way to present God's love anew to a skeptical world without denying the ancient teachings of faith. But now he is challenging the entire Church to trek a new way forward."--Time

"Francis enjoys sharing personal stories of God's grace and mercy in the lives of parishioners from his native Argentina, people he has known and who have recognized themselves as sinners."--The Washington Post

"Powerful . . . Francis's book signals a plea for a change of attitude on the part of the faithful and their pastors. . . . Bishops and priests will talk and quarrel over the text for months, even years to come. And that, perhaps, is what Francis intends."--Financial Times

"Deepens his calls for a more merciful Catholic Church . . . The question-and-answer book is told in simple, breezy language, with the pope referring to experiences and people in his own life."--Newsday

"Francis has offered his most detailed outline yet for the role of the Catholic church in the modern era."--National Catholic Reporter

Translated by Oonagh Stransky

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9780735209763
Publication Date: 
2016-01-12
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THE POPE'S CAT

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$9.99
"A heartwarming tale, which gives the papacy a human touch." -Christopher Lamb, Rome correspondent, The Tablet

"I give it one million stars!" --Luca, Mrs. Gilman's class, St. Margaret Mary School (Omaha, NE)

Meet Margaret -- the Pope's cat -- in the very first book in this best-selling series by Jon M. Sweeney!

This is the story of a stray born on the Via della Conciliazione in Rome, how she's adopted by the Pope, and then "rules" the Vatican from museum to floorboard! First in a new series.

No one has a closer view of what's happening in the world's tiniest nation, Vatican City, than Margaret, the Pope's new cat. But she wasn't always Margaret, and she wasn't always the Pope's cat. She started out as a stray on the streets of Rome, and there are those in the Vatican who wish she'd never been allowed inside.

This fun, adorable new character will appeal to all kids! Here is a cat who does what she likes regardless of what others, even someone like the Pope, expects of her--even when the Queen of England comes on a state visit!

This new fiction series is intended for Catholic schools, elementary school teachers, Catholic librarians, superintendents of schools, reading specialists, educators, catechists, school principals, Catholic homeschoolers, and parents.
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9781612619354
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2018-03-01
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THE PRIEST: HIS DIGNITY & OBLIGATIONS

THE PRIEST: HIS DIGNITY & OBLIGATIONS
$14.95
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9781930278707
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THE ROSARY COLORING BOOK & FEAST OF OUR LADY CD

THE ROSARY COLORING BOOK & FEAST OF OUR LADY CD
$24.95
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9781612619194
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2016-09-15
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THE ROSARY: A COLORING BOOK FOR PRAYER & CONTEMPLATION

THE ROSARY: A COLORING BOOK FOR PRAYER & CONTEMPLATION
$11.99
Coloring books are a simple path to making something beautiful and can be an experience of contemplative prayer. Pray the Rosary as you color. Let your mind focus on the mysteries as you create a unique visual prayer.
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9781612618692
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2016-10-01
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THE RULE IN BITS & PIECES (HARDCOVER)

THE RULE IN BITS & PIECES (HARDCOVER)
$31.95
The Rule in Bits and Pieces is a collection of over 140 reflections covering every chapter of the Holy Rule of St. Benedict. In this collection, Father Donald Raila, O.S.B. has brought together a diversity of contributions from the Benedictine monks and Oblates of Saint Vincent Archabbey. Each contributor expresses his or her unique understanding of the power of the Rule as a tool for directing our daily, 21st century lives towards balance and fullness in Christ. Through these reflections, we see the inspiration and genius of St. Benedict in creating a daily rigor of prayer and work that supports our physical and emotional needs and furthers us along the path of spiritual development.
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9781940777320
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THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
$16.95
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9781930278356
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THEOLOGY OF THE BODY IN CONTEXT: GENESIS & GROWTH

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$16.95
The zenith of John Paul II's thought on the human person, marriage, and the family is found in his Theology of the Body. For the first time, William E. May provides a comprehensive yet readable overview of this work in the context of several other key writings of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II--including Love and Responsibility, Familiaris Consortio, Mulieris Dignitatem, and Letter to Families--providing rich insights into the development of his Theology of the Body.
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9780819874313
Publication Date: 
2010-05-01
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THEOLOGY OF THE BODY MADE SIMPLE

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$10.95
This is a simple introduction to John Paul II's basic premise of the Theology of the Body. It explains how our bodies are symbolic, free, meant for love, and redeemed by Christ. It presents unambiguous reasons for the Church's teaching on premarital sex, contraception, homosexuality, pornography, and more. And it gives reason to hope that the love we crave so deeply is, in fact, promised us by God--from the beginning.
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9780819874191
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2006-05-01
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THIS STRANGE & SACRED SCRIPTURE

THIS STRANGE & SACRED SCRIPTURE
$22.99
The Old Testament can seem strange and disturbing to contemporary readers. What should Christians make of Genesis 1-3, seemingly at odds with modern scientific accounts? Why does the Old Testament contain so much violence? How should Christians handle texts that give women a second-class status? Does the Old Testament contradict itself? Why are so many Psalms filled with anger and sorrow? What should we make of texts that portray God as filled with wrath?

Combining pastoral insight, biblical scholarship, and a healthy dose of humility, gifted teacher and communicator Matthew Schlimm explores perennial theological questions raised by the Old Testament. He provides strategies for reading and appropriating these sacred texts, showing how the Old Testament can shape the lives of Christians today and helping them appreciate the Old Testament as a friend in faith.

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9780801039799
Publication Date: 
2015-02-17
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THROUGH DEATH TO LIFE: PREPARING TO CELEBRATE THE FUNERAL MASS

THROUGH DEATH TO LIFE: PREPARING TO CELEBRATE THE FUNERAL MASS
$4.50
This comprehensive guide brings together in one place all the official liturgical texts needed for planning a Catholic funeral Mass, providing a practical tool for priests, deacons, and lay pastoral ministers as they help grieving Catholics plan the funeral of a loved one. Families can select the readings and prayers that they find most fitting and record them on an easy-to-follow selection sheet. This sheet is then passed on to the presiding priest or his designate so that he can prepare the liturgy.
  • Nearly 1,000,000 copies sold in its thirty-year history
  • Contains all required changes from the Roman Missal, Third Edition, official approved lectionary readings, and pertinent texts from the Order of Christian Funerals
  • Includes comprehensive selection sheet for readings and prayers
  • Two distinct numbering systems: one coincides with the official liturgical books and the other with the Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal ritual card set published for presiders by Ave Maria Press.
  • Includes brief, informative appendix explaining Church teaching on the practice of cremation.
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9781594712838
Publication Date: 
2012-02-20
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TIME OF RENEWAL: DAILY REFLECTIONS FOR THE LENTEN SEASON

TIME OF RENEWAL: DAILY REFLECTIONS FOR THE LENTEN SEASON
$16.95

Mother Mary Francis, abbess of a Poor Clare Monastery for over forty years, left an enduring legacy in her writings and in the conferences she gave to her spiritual daughters. In this work she presents beautiful meditations on the liturgical season of Lent, revealing the treasures of the liturgy to Christians in all walks of life. Her insight into Holy Scripture and her poet's heart engendered reflections that illuminate the daily Mass readings in a fresh and attractive way.

These meditations enlighten the reader to see conversion as positive and enriching, and help us to understand that the generous embrace of Lenten penance has a purpose and brings a wondrous reward: deeper union with God. She was a true daughter of Saint Francis of Assisi, who found perfect joy by turning away from self to God.

As a spiritual guide, Mother Mary Francis excels in the art of persuasion, aware that the human heart cannot be forced but only gently led to holiness. She makes this goal attractive and desirable by tirelessly explaining why striving for holiness is the happiest and wisest way to live. This book provides a wealth of material for plundering the riches of the Lenten season and for deepening one's spiritual life. Her meditations are profound and timeless, not changing from year to year, thus providing a lifetime of Lenten meditations in this one volume.

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9781586179779
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2015-03-09
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TO LIGHT A FIRE ON EARTH: PROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL IN A SECULAR AGE

TO LIGHT A FIRE ON EARTH: PROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL IN A SECULAR AGE
$27.00
The highly anticipated follow-up to Bishop Robert Barron's hugely successful Catholicism: A Journey to the Faith

As secularism gains influence, and increasing numbers see religion as dull and backward, Robert Barron wants to illuminate how beautiful, intelligent, and relevant the Catholic faith is.

In this compelling new book--drawn from conversations with and narrated by award-winning Vatican journalist John L. Allen, Jr.--Barron, founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, proclaims in vivid language the goodness and truth of the Catholic tradition. Through Barron's smart, practical, artistic, and theological observations as well as personal anecdotes--from engaging atheists on YouTube to discussing his days as a young diehard baseball fan from Chicago--To Light a Fire on the Earth covers prodigious ground.

Touching on everything from Jesus to prayer, science, movies, atheism, the spiritual life, the fate of Church in modern times, beauty, art, and social media, Barron reveals why the Church matters today and how Catholics can intelligently engage a skeptical world.

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9781524759506
Publication Date: 
2017-10-31
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TOGETHER FOR LIFE: REVISED WITH THE ORDER OF CELEBRATING MATRIMONY

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$4.95
With 10 million copies sold, Together for Life is the top-selling Catholic marriage planning resource and now boasts rich catechetical material and the new liturgical texts for weddings required by the 2011 edition of the Roman Missal.
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9781594717222
Publication Date: 
2016-11-07
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TOWARD GOD

TOWARD GOD
$12.99
In clear and often delightful prose, Casey brings out the personal techniques and practicalities involved in transforming prayer from an "activity" to a way of life. The freshness of his language reinforces the basic premise of this book that spiritual communion with God must be lived, not merely studied or repeated ritualistically.
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9780892438907
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UNCHANGING HEART OF THE PRIESTHOOD

UNCHANGING HEART OF THE PRIESTHOOD
$13.95
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In The Unchanging Heart of the Priesthood: A Faith Perspective on the Reality and Mystery of Priesthood in the Church, Father Thomas Acklin presents an apologetic for that which is immutable—that which cannot change since it is found in the unchanging heart of Christ. Father Acklin refutes modern misconceptions and false understandings of the priesthood, while uncovering the beauty, strength, and hope that is found in God’s plan. This book will encourage the heart of every priest and help the laity to understand and appreciate the reality and mystery of the priesthood in the Church.


Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life praises this effort by Fr. Acklin, saying: "In response to recent and ongoing attacks on the institution of the priesthood, Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB provides meaningful evidence of the true dignity of the Catholic priesthood in The Unchanging Heart of the Priesthood. . . . This book addresses many of the misunderstandings concerning the priesthood, and highlights a proper understanding of celibacy. I am grateful to Fr. Acklin for this gift he has provided to the Church."

In The Unchanging Heart of the Priesthood, Father Thomas Acklin presents an apologetic for that which is immutable—that which cannot change since it is found in the unchanging heart of Christ. Father Acklin refutes modern misconceptions and false understandings of the priesthood, while uncovering the beauty, strength, and hope that is found in God’s plan. This book will encourage the heart of every priest and help the laity to understand and appreciate the reality and mystery of the priesthood in the Church. In The Unchanging Heart of the Priesthood Father Thomas Acklin presents an apologetic for the immutability of the priesthood—that which cannot change since it is found in the unchanging heart of Christ. Father Acklin refutes modern misconceptions, while uncovering the beauty, strength, and hope that is found in God’s plan, bringing the reader to an appreciation of the reality and mystery of the priesthood in the Church.
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1931018294
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UNDERSTANDING "OUR FATHER": BIBLICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE LORD'S PRAYER

UNDERSTANDING "OUR FATHER": BIBLICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE LORD'S PRAYER
$15.95
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that the Our Father ?is truly the summary of the whole Gospel? (no. 2761). Catholics pray the Lord's Prayer whenever they worship at Mass and say the Rosary, and other Christians pray it frequently as well. Join Scott Hahn (accompanied by St. Cyprian, St. John Chrysostom, and St. Augustine) as he unlocks the riches of the Lord's Prayer.
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9781931018159
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2002-10-01
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