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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
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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
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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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UNVEILING: A NOVEL

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$16.99
Rachel Piers, a brilliant young conservatrice at a Manhattan art gallery, is given the dream assignment of restoring a mysterious medieval painting in a church in Rome. She seizes the opportunity to advance her career in one of the most inspiring and romantic cities in the world, leaves behind a bitter divorce and painful childhood incident. As Rachel meticulously restores the damaged artwork, she uncovers layers of her soul that she would rather be kept hidden. Written in descriptively sumptuous prose, Unveiling brings the ancient city of Rome vividly to life and reveals a courageous woman coming to terms with a tragic past.

From the author of Confessions of X, this is a new, thoroughly revised edition of the author's debut novel which was first published to critical acclaim over 14 years ago. Readers of Suzanne M. Wolfe's fiction, prose, essays and blogposts will welcome the introduction to this work, now back in print.
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9781640600621
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2018-04-10
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UNWORRIED: A LIFE WITHOUT ANXIETY

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$16.95

Anxiety. It's practically an epidemic. Twenty percent of Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, and millions more wrestle with worry and stress on a daily basis. For us as Christians, all that worry gets mixed up with a lot of guilt. After all, Scripture tells us, "Have no anxiety at all" (Phil 4:6).

How can we stop worrying and start living an anxiety-free life? As you'll learn in Unworried: A Life Without Anxiety, the answer isn't "just pray more" or "just read more Scripture" or, worst of all, "just stop worrying." If we learn to respect how God made us, we can build new habits of thinking, communicating, and acting that will help set us free from worry.

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9781681921693
Publication Date: 
2018-10-19
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VATICAN I: THE COUNCIL & THE MAKING OF THE ULTRAMONTANE CHURCH

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$24.95
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The enduring influence of the Catholic Church has many sources--its spiritual and intellectual appeal, missionary achievements, wealth, diplomatic effectiveness, and stable hierarchy. But in the first half of the nineteenth century, the foundations upon which the church had rested for centuries were shaken. In the eyes of many thoughtful people, liberalism in the guise of liberty, equality, and fraternity was the quintessence of the evils that shook those foundations. At the Vatican Council of 1869-1870, the church made a dramatic effort to set things right by defining the doctrine of papal infallibility.

In Vatican I: The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church, John W. O'Malley draws us into the bitter controversies over papal infallibility that at one point seemed destined to rend the church in two. Archbishop Henry Manning was the principal driving force for the definition, and Lord Acton was his brilliant counterpart on the other side. But they shrink in significance alongside Pope Pius IX, whose zeal for the definition was so notable that it raised questions about the very legitimacy of the council. Entering the fray were politicians such as Gladstone and Bismarck. The growing tension in the council played out within the larger drama of the seizure of the Papal States by Italian forces and its seemingly inevitable consequence, the conquest of Rome itself.

Largely as a result of the council and its aftermath, the Catholic Church became more pope-centered than ever before. In the terminology of the period, it became ultramontane.

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9780674979987
Publication Date: 
2018-05-07
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VISION: YEAR A: PRAYING SCRIPTURES IN A CONTEMPORARY WAY

VISION: YEAR A: PRAYING SCRIPTURES IN A CONTEMPORARY WAY
$8.00
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This first book of the program is based on the common Lectionary reading for Sunday: Gospel (A Cycle Weekday: Gospel.
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0883474328
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VISIONS OF MARY: ART, DEVOTION, AND BEAUTY AT CHARTRES CATHEDRAL

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$29.99
Through image and word, author and photographer Jill Geoffrion unfolds the the story of Mary at Chartres on the pages of this book. Geoffrion offers a unique visual and meditative journey through Chartres Cathedral in this newest addition to the Mount Tabor Books series. Showing and explaining the most engaging images of Mary created in this location over the last eight centuries, Jill Geoffrion gently introduces the reader to the depth and breadth of the story of Mary at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres. Included are over seventy-five images of the Virgin of Chartres that have been recently restored as well as works of sculpture, painting and liturgical items. Readers will discover an architectural marvel, a stunning showcase for the most complete twelfth and thirteenth century collection of stained glass in the world, with many images of Mary as Jesus's mother, based on biblical stories such as the Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Presentation at the Temple, and Flight to Egypt.
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9781612618944
Publication Date: 
2017-09-12
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VISITS TO THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

VISITS TO THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
$18.95
This book was conceived and written by the great St. Alphonsus Liguori to help us grow in the knowledge and love of God and in appreciation for what He has done for us. Designed to be prayed in front the Blessed Sacrament each day over the course of a month, users of this powerful book cannot help but grow closer to Christ."
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9781618902337
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2016-03-15
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WALK IN HIS WAYS: A MONASTIC JOURNEY OF LIFE & LIGHT

WALK IN HIS WAYS: A MONASTIC JOURNEY OF LIFE & LIGHT
$21.99
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9780764822858
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WALK WITH JESUS: STATIONS OF THE CROSS

WALK WITH JESUS: STATIONS OF THE CROSS
$14.00
Thirteen moving meditations and four-color illustrations by Sr. Helen David which combine reflection on the passion of Christ, the suffering of the poor, and the appropriate Christian response.
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9780883446669
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1990-05-01
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WAY OF THE CROSS WITH POPE FRANCIS: MEDITATIONS ON THE STATIONS

WAY OF THE CROSS WITH POPE FRANCIS: MEDITATIONS ON THE STATIONS
$5.95
"The cross is the word of hope and mercy to all the crucified of the world, for those who are oppressed, the sick, poor, and marginalized, victims of violence and abuse, still find the courage to turn their gaze to the One who was pierced. And from this look of divine love they receive comfort, peace, consolation, and mercy, even the strength to forgive their executioners. What would man be without the cross of Christ?" from the Introduction With this simple yet profound book, Pope Francis invites us to pray the stations and to continue "this Way of the Cross in our daily lives. Let us walk together along the Way of the Cross and let us do so carrying in our hearts this word of love and forgiveness" (Address, March 29, 2013).
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9780809149841
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2016-01-14
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WEALTH, WAGES & THE WEALTHY

WEALTH, WAGES & THE WEALTHY
$34.95
Fulfilling what he has called a "grave responsibility," Pope Francis has often addressed the issue of economic inequality and the use of personal, corporate, and national wealth. Francis's teaching is rooted in the teaching of Jesus, preserved in the pages of the New Testament. The Bible has more to say about the use of wealth than it does about other moral issues of our day, yet this teaching seldom enters into the conscience of believers. In Wealth, Wages, and the Wealthy: New Testament Insight for Preachers and Teachers Fr. Raymond F. Collins redresses this issue and provides the reader with a careful examination not only of what Jesus said about wealth but also of what each of the New Testament authors wrote about the topic.
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9780814687840
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2017-06-12
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WHAT ARE YOU HOPING FOR?: REFLECTIONS ON LENT & EASTER

WHAT ARE YOU HOPING FOR?: REFLECTIONS ON LENT & EASTER
$9.95
What Are We Hoping For? presents Fr. Leonard's contemporary perspective and insight in a series of refreshing stories and reflections that will assist the reader in understanding the seasons of Lent and Easter. The reflections are both thoughtful and challenging, making them an ideal resource for prayer. They will help readers reflect on the gospel stories and will provide an excellent aid to homilists seeking new ideas for these popular seasonal readings. Highlights: Reflections on Lent and Easter by a bestselling author. Based on the gospel stories of the liturgical seasons. Stories are concise, accessible, fresh and engaging, based upon experience. Ideal for parish group reflection and discussion.
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9780809149667
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2015-12-14
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WHAT JESUS SAW FROM THE CROSS (P)

WHAT JESUS SAW FROM THE CROSS (P)
$18.95
A meditation on the sufferings of Jesus. Never has there been spiritual reading as powerful as What Jesus Saw from the Cross, the book that will intensify your love of Jesus by burning the events of His Passion into your memory and imagination. Written by Rev. A. G. Sertillanges, this acclaimed devotional classic gives you vivid and dramatic details not included in the Gospel.
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9780918477378
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2008-02-03
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WHEN IT FEELS IMPOSSIBLE TO PRAY: PRAYERS FOR THE GRIEVING

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$7.99
When words don't come easily, there are still ways to pray.

For those who have experienced a sudden and terrible loss, it is important to realize that you don't have to do the things one normally associates with prayer to actually be connecting with God in a way that's prayer-like. Just sit still, if you like. Grieving people often find themselves doing a lot of sitting still. Stunned. Allow yourself a time to be quiet, to answer to no one, to accomplish nothing at all. Quietness in itself is where prayerfulness begins.

This little book can be your entry to talking with God -- with and without words -- in this most difficult time.
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9781640600683
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2017-12-01
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WISDOM: THE GOOD LIFE: WISDOM LITERATURE & THE RULE OF BENEDICT

WISDOM: THE GOOD LIFE: WISDOM LITERATURE & THE RULE OF BENEDICT
$14.95

We all want to live well, but how can we put that desire into action? With thoughtful reflection on the biblical wisdom writers and the Rule of Benedict, Irene Nowell shows us how we too can live the good life. Each chapter includes reflection questions and meditative prayers, guiding us on a renewed journey toward wisdom and encouraging us to embody this wisdom more in our daily lives.

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9780814645536
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2017-04-01
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WORDS OF COMFORT FOR EVERYDAY

WORDS OF COMFORT FOR EVERYDAY
$8.95
Short meditation for every day, including a Scripture text and a meditative prayer to God the Father. Illustrated and printed in two colors. Includes ribbon marker.
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9781937913052
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2012-10-01
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WOUNDED HEALER: MINISTRY IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY

WOUNDED HEALER: MINISTRY IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
$12.99
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9780385148030
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YET ALL SHALL BE WELL

YET ALL SHALL BE WELL
$8.95
Written over the course of ten years, and spanning America, England, and continental Europe, twenty-five poems make up Yet All Shall Be Well. Using three American and English poetic voices, Daniel J. Heisey's poems touch on the spiritual found in the ordinary. The daily, spiritual scenes of ordinary men and women are sketched for the reader to view and contemplate. The book contains the author's notes - explanations of certain references found in the poems. The notes provide a unique look into the creative process behind Yet All Shall Be Well.
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9780983061564
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YOU ARE THE BELOVED

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$26.00
Seven million copies of his books in print! This daily devotional from the bestselling author of such spiritual classics as The Return of the Prodigal Son and The Wounded Healer offers deep spiritual insight into human experience, intimacy, brokeness, and mercy.

Nouwen devoted much of his later ministry to emphasizing the singular concept of our identity as the Beloved of God. In an interview, he said that he believed the central moment in Jesus's public ministry to be his baptism in the Jordan, when Jesus heard the affirmation, "You are my beloved son on whom my favor rests." "That is the core experience of Jesus," Nouwen writes. "He is reminded in a deep, deep way of who he is. . . . I think his whole life is continually claiming that identity in the midst of everything."

You Are Beloved is a daily devotional intended to empower readers to claim this truth in their own lives. Featuring the best of Nouwen's writing from previously published works, this devotional will propel the canon forward as it draws on this rich literature in new and compelling ways. It will appeal to readers already familiar with Nouwen's work as well as new readers looking for a devotional to guide them into a deeper awareness of their identity in Jesus.

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9781101906378
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2017-10-31
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YOUR SECOND TO LAST CHAPTER

YOUR SECOND TO LAST CHAPTER
$14.95
Your Second to Last Chapter (the time in life after children are raised and careers are winding down) offers you a chance to follow the voice in you that is deeper than any religious belief or spiritual path. It is calling you to find new meaning in your life by choosingon your own terms and in your own waya project, a cause, a mission for which your unique talents and life experiences have prepared you. Paul Wilkes will be your guide on this journey, with compelling examples (including his own), specific suggestions, and plenty of encouragement. You cannot summon this voice. You can only welcome it by giving it the room to enter your life and then listening to what it is saying to you.
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9780879465650
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2015-11-05
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