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SUNDAY HOMILIES: YEAR A BY FR. DEMETRIUS DUMM, O.S.B. & FR. CAMPION GAVALER, O.S.B.

SUNDAY HOMILIES: YEAR A BY FR. DEMETRIUS DUMM, O.S.B. & FR. CAMPION GAVALER, O.S.B.
$12.95
Sunday homily reflections of Father Demetrius Dumm, O.S.B., and Father Campion Gavaler, O.S.B., are a collection of scholarly insights on the gospel that contain a beautiful simplicity. They are more than academic exercises. They are the result of both priests being immersed in monastic contemplation. Their commentaries go directly to the essence of the gospel message without useless details and distinctions that distract from its spirit. Their down-to-earth applications of the gospel to daily living also reveal that their profound understanding of it cannot but be the result of the powers of contemplation for comprehending the essence of life. -- Rev. Eugene Hemrick, National Institute for the Renewal of the Priesthood.
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9780990685524
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SUNDAY HOMILIES: YEAR B BY FR. DEMETRIUS DUMM, O.S.B. & FR. CAMPION GAVALER, O.S.B.

SUNDAY HOMILIES: YEAR B BY FR. DEMETRIUS DUMM, O.S.B. & FR. CAMPION GAVALER, O.S.B.
$12.95
Sunday homily reflections of Father Demetrius Dumm, O.S.B., and Father Campion Gavaler, O.S.B., are a collection of scholarly insights on the gospel that contain a beautiful simplicity. They are more than academic exercises. They are the result of both priests being immersed in monastic contemplation. Their commentaries go directly to the essence of the gospel message without useless details and distinctions that distract from its spirit. Their down-to-earth applications of the gospel to daily living also reveal that their profound understanding of it cannot but be the result of the powers of contemplation for comprehending the essence of life. -- Rev. Eugene Hemrick, National Institute for the Renewal of the Priesthood.
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9780977390991
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SUNDAY HOMILIES: YEAR C BY FR. DEMETRIUS DUMM, O.S.B. & FR. CAMPION GAVALER, O.S.B.

SUNDAY HOMILIES: YEAR C BY FR. DEMETRIUS DUMM, O.S.B. & FR. CAMPION GAVALER, O.S.B.
$12.95
Sunday homily reflections of Father Demetrius Dumm, O.S.B., and Father Campion Gavaler, O.S.B., are a collection of scholarly insights on the gospel that contain a beautiful simplicity. They are more than academic exercises. They are the result of both priests being immersed in monastic contemplation. Their commentaries go directly to the essence of the gospel message without useless details and distinctions that distract from its spirit. Their down-to-earth applications of the gospel to daily living also reveal that their profound understanding of it cannot but be the result of the powers of contemplation for comprehending the essence of life. -- Rev. Eugene Hemrick, National Institute for the Renewal of the Priesthood.
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9780990685517
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THAT THE SCRIPTURES MIGHT BE FULFILLED THROUGH PERFECT WORSHIP: AN INVESTIGATION OF JOHN 19: 36-37

THAT THE SCRIPTURES MIGHT BE FULFILLED THROUGH PERFECT WORSHIP: AN INVESTIGATION OF JOHN 19: 36-37
$25.00
The hour of Jesus is a fundamental theme running throughout John's Gospel (2:4--19:27) referring to Jesus' glorification (7:39; 12:16, 23, 28; 13:31, 32; 16:14; 17:1, 5) in his passion and death (3:14; 8:28; 12:32, 34). Immediately after the culmination of Jesus' hour (19:25-30) John provides a unique account of things that took place following Jesus' death (19:31-34), apparently important to his audience (19:35), in which he recognizes scriptural fulfillment (19:36-37). At first glance, the fulfillment attested by the scriptures explicitly provided seems straightforward and of little significance, simply corresponding with the fundamental elements of the narrative in 19:32-33. Yet such an understanding runs contrary to John's limited use of explicit Scripture citations (compared with the other evangelists) at a most critical moment in the Gospel. Rather, consistent with his allusive and engaging style, the evangelist relies on his audience to utilize the context he provides and the contexts he has presumed throughout his Gospel to perceive the depth and the expansiveness of the fulfillment he has recognized in Jesus' hour. It is through these contexts that we gain greater insight into the fulfillment attested by John 19:36-37, illuminating Jesus' hour and the entire Gospel.
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9781532663154
Publication Date: 
2019-11-29
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THE 40 THOUSAND MILE MAN: ODYSSEY OF A PILGRIM

THE 40 THOUSAND MILE MAN: ODYSSEY OF A PILGRIM
$19.95
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9781633853188
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THE ADMIRABLE HEART OF MARY

THE ADMIRABLE HEART OF MARY
$9.95
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9781896384054
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THE ANGRY CHRISTIAN: A BIBLE-BASED STRATEGY TO CARE FOR & DISCIPLINE A VALUABLE EMOTION

THE ANGRY CHRISTIAN: A BIBLE-BASED STRATEGY TO CARE FOR & DISCIPLINE A VALUABLE EMOTION
$19.99
This book shows how Christians can be good and be angry at the same time. That's possible if we let the Holy Spirit strengthen us to get angry for the right reasons and to keep anger under control.

If we are seeking a secret that will simply eliminate anger, we're pursuing a vain hope. Anger will surely be with us until we die. It may even go with us to heaven, where the Lord may allow us to share his anger at the evils that afflict his creation. But we can learn to increase good anger and to minimize the bad. That's the Christian approach summed up by Paul when he admonished the Ephesians to "Be angry, but do not sin" (Eph 4:26). If used constructively, anger can even help us live a more Christian life.

This is not a psychology or self-help book. It presents a Bible-based strategy for caring for and disciplining a valuable emotion. It describes a method that helps us use anger successfully to overcome the obstacles strewn across the path of our Christian journey. The book contains questions for discussion, personal reflection and application which make it ideal for either individual or group use.

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9781640600393
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THE BABY IN THE MANGER

THE BABY IN THE MANGER
$16.99
That Baby in the Manger is a children's Christmas picture book with a needed message about inclusion and acceptance of cultural differences. As the children of a small church struggle with the portrayal of the Holy Family in the Nativity scene as European--not Middle Eastern and not necessarily like them--they learn more about Jesus's love for all children.
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9781612619460
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THE BELOVED AMAZON (QUERIDA AMAZONIA)

THE BELOVED AMAZON (QUERIDA AMAZONIA)
$10.95
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9781601376541
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THE CATHOLIC TABLE: FINDING JOY WHERE FOOD & FAITH MEET

THE CATHOLIC TABLE: FINDING JOY WHERE FOOD & FAITH MEET
$15.95
Many of us struggle to understand and receive food as a natural gift from God. Some of us eat too much food. Or we eat too little. Often, we eat without gratitude, without charity, without respect. But, as award-winning author Emily Stimpson Chapman explains in The Catholic Table, with a sacramental worldview the supernatural gift of God's grace can transform and heal us through the food we make, eat, and share.
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9781941447994
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THE CHURCH & THE ROMAN EMPIRE: AD 301-490, CONSTANTINE, COUNCILS, & THE FALL OF ROME

THE CHURCH & THE ROMAN EMPIRE: AD 301-490, CONSTANTINE, COUNCILS, & THE FALL OF ROME
$17.95

Suspense, politics, sin, death, sex, and redemption: Not the plot of the latest crime novel, but elements of the true history of the Catholic Church.

Larger-than-life saints such as Athanasius of Alexandria, Jerome, Augustine, and political figures such as Emperor Constantine played an important part in the history of the Christianity. In The Church and the Roman Empire (301-490): Constantine, Councils, and the Fall of Rome, popular Catholic author Mike Aquilina gives readers a vivid and engaging account of how Christianity developed and expanded as the Roman Empire declined.

In The Church and the Roman Empire (301-490), Mike Aquilina explores the dramatic backstory of the Council of Nicaea and why Christian unity and belief are still expressed by the Nicene Creed. He also sets the record straight about commonly held misconceptions about the Catholic Church. Readers may be surprised to learn:

  • The Edict of Milan didn't just legalize Christianity; it also established religious tolerance for all faiths for the first time in history.
  • The growth of Christianity inspired a more merciful society: Crucifixion was abolished; the practice of throwing prisoners to wild beasts for entertainment was outlawed; and slave owners were punished for killing their slaves.
  • Controversy between Arians and Catholics may have resulted in building more hospitals and other networks of charitable assistance to the poor.
  • When Rome fell, not many people at the time noticed.
  • Aquilina brings Church history to life in The Church and the Roman Empire, enabling Catholics to more deeply consider the true origins of the creed that unites us, the Bible we read, and the liturgy we celebrate.

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    9781594717895
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    THE CRISIS OF BAD PREACHING: RECLAIMING THE HEART & WAY OF THE CATHOLIC PREACHER

    THE CRISIS OF BAD PREACHING: RECLAIMING THE HEART & WAY OF THE CATHOLIC PREACHER
    $17.95

    The Crisis of Bad Preaching is an audacious response to a long-simmering pastoral crisis: poorly prepared, often stale, and largely irrelevant homilies that are fueling the mass exodus of people from the Church.

    Echoing Popes Benedict and Francis, Rev. Joshua Whitfield confronts what is perhaps the most common complaint of Catholics around the world: hollow, vacuous preaching. A parish priest in Dallas, Whitfield encourages fellow preachers to profound renewal, reminding them that preaching is not just something they do, it is essential to who they are.

    Catholic preaching today often achieves the opposite of what it should, which is connecting the People of God with the Gospel of Christ in a compelling and motivating way. With an insider's candor, biting honesty, and persuasive conviction, Whitfield stresses that preachers need to return to this ideal because the wellbeing of the Church depends on it.

    More than just another how-to book, The Crisis of Bad Preaching is at once deeply challenging and uplifting and full of practical advice for a reversal of the status quo.

    In Part I, Whitfield explores the essential role of the preacher as a public intellectual and member of the communion of preachers that spans the history of the Church. Whitfield offers advice about which great preachers--from Origen, Augustine, and Aquinas to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bishop Robert Barron--to study and what to learn from them. Whitfield also explains why preachers must submit in humility to the fullness of the Church--its teachings, authority, practices, and structures.

    In Part II, Whitfield explores the important habits of prayer, preparation, cultivating rhetorical skill, and learning to take full advantage of both positive and negative criticism. He explains how the way of the preacher must be the way of the Holy Spirit and argues that without the preacher opening his heart to the fire of evangelical proclamation, he will lack the capacity to preach the transforming grace of the Gospel, his mandate.

    In a brief epilogue, Whitfield encourages ten habits for listening. Addressed to both laity and the ordained, he asserts that fixing preaching will take the concerted effort of all members of the Church.

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    9781594718359
    Publication Date: 
    2019-04-26
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    THE EARLY CHURCH: AD 33-313, ST. PETER, THE APOSTLES, & MARTYRS

    THE EARLY CHURCH: AD 33-313, ST. PETER, THE APOSTLES, & MARTYRS
    $16.95

    The first three centuries of the Christian faith were a period of missionary zeal, deep thought, and tribulation. In The Early Church (33-313): St. Peter, the Apostles, and Martyrs, Catholic historian and biblical expert James Papandrea dispels what he calls common "mythconceptions" about the early years of Christianity. Tracking the challenges of heresy and persecution throughout the period, Papandrea shines a spotlight on the earliest saints and explores the growth and development of the new Church.

    The first Apostles spread the message of Jesus Christ and were willing to suffer and die for their faith. The next generations of believers followed their example, producing inspiring martyrs including Polycarp, Justin, Perpetua, and Sebastian, and great thinkers such as Irenaeus, Tertullian, and Eusebius. In The Early Church (33-313), author and historian James Papandrea presents a clear account of the Church's first three centuries and provides evidence to refute fourteen commonly held beliefs about the Catholic Church. You will learn:

  • No money or power was attached to being a bishop or priest in the early Church.
  • Christian holidays were not adaptations of pagan celebrations.
  • Christians have never believed in an eternal life for souls without bodies.
  • The doctrine of the Trinity was not forced upon the Church by Constantine, but rather was a belief from the beginning of Christianity.
  • With clear explanation and inspiring stories, Papandrea sorts through what we do and don't know about the early Church and enables Catholics and fellow Christians to make sense of the Church's beginnings.

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    9781594717710
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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

    THE FORGIVENESS BOOK: A CATHOLIC APPROACH
    $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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    THE HEART OF JESUS

    THE HEART OF JESUS
    $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
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    THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU: THE LIFE-CHANGING POWER OF CONFESSION

    THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU: THE LIFE-CHANGING POWER OF CONFESSION
    $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.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781593252502
    Publication Date: 
    2014-02-03
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    THE MASS EXPLAINED

    THE MASS EXPLAINED
    $8.95

    The Mass Explained from Catholic Book Publishing 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. Written by Msgr. James P. Moroney, this book features clear, straightforward illustrations and a useful glossary of terms. This handy, informative Mass guide is bound in a flexible full-color cover.

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    9780899421049
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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

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780735209763
    Publication Date: 
    2016-01-12
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    THE ONLY NECESSARY THING: LIVING A PRAYERFUL LIFE

    THE ONLY NECESSARY THING: LIVING A PRAYERFUL LIFE
    $15.95
    Throughout the forty-some books that Henri Nouwen wrote and the hundreds of talks that he gave, the subject of Prayer runs through them all and unites them. For him a life of faith is a life of prayer. Drawn from many decades of his life, the compilation of Henri's thoughts, feelings, and the struggle with prayer, reveal the core of the man and his belief that prayer is the only necessary thing.
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    9780824524937
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    THE POPE'S CAT

    THE POPE'S CAT
    $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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    THE PRIEST: HIS DIGNITY & OBLIGATIONS

    THE PRIEST: HIS DIGNITY & OBLIGATIONS
    $14.95
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    9781930278707
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