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COMPASSION: A REFLECTION ON THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

COMPASSION: A REFLECTION ON THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
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In this provocative essay on that least understood virtue, compassion, the authors challenge themselves and us with these questions: Where do we place compassion in our lives? Is it enough to live a life in which we hurt one another as little as possible? Is our guiding ideal a life of maximum pleasure and minimum pain? Compassion answers no.

After years of study and discussion among themselves, with other religious, and with men and women at the very center of national politics, the authors look at compassion with a vigorous new perspective. They place compassion at the heart of a Christian life in a world governed far too long by principles of power and destructive control. Compassion, no longer merely an eraser of human mistakes, is a force of prayer and action -- the expression of God's love for us and our love for God and one another.

Compassion is a book that says no to a compassion of guilt and failure and yes to a compassionate love that pervades our spirit and moves us to action. Henri Nouwen, Donald McNeill, and Douglas Morrison have written a moving document on what it means to be a Christian in a difficult time.

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0385517521
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COMPLETE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING

COMPLETE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING
$22.99
The Christian mystical tradition has its roots in Holy Scripture but was enunciated most clearly by the late 5th century author writing under the name Dionysius the Areopagite. It was acquaintance with the medieval version of that work which inspired the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing and led him to develop his insights and perceptions of the obscurity and “unknowability” of God. His understanding was that God was on an entirely different plane of existence from human beings—indeed, so different that time-bound human language was inadequate to describe God exhaustively or accurately. Intellect and emotion both fail in seeking God, who can only be encountered by rejecting of all common earthly means in a “cloud of forgetting” and the discovery of Godself in the dark “cloud of unknowing” which can be pierced only with a “lance of longing love.”
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9781612616209
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CONFESSIONS OF SAINT AUGUSTINE (DELUXE EDITION)

CONFESSIONS OF SAINT AUGUSTINE (DELUXE EDITION)
$17.99
Our hearts are restless until they rest in you.

The first autobiography ever written, and one of the most profound testaments of faith, ever.

"This book is the masterpiece from which all other Christian memoirs flow. Augustine's astonishing story remains as fresh as it did when he wrote it in the late fourth century. The Confessions still speaks with a clear, vivid and altogether distinctive voice to believers and seekers searching for the One who will give rest to their restless hearts." --James Martin, SJ, author of My Life with the Saints

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9781612617718
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CONFESSOR'S HANDBOOK (P)

CONFESSOR'S HANDBOOK (P)
$16.95
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Many today suggest that the sacrament of reconciliation is in crisis. The number of practicing Catholics who seek out the sacrament has, according to many studies, greatly diminished in recent years. No one is suggesting that the need for forgiveness and reconciliation has diminished. Bishops, priests, and other pastoral ministers are often frustrated in their efforts to invite Catholics to the sacrament. Confessors are often left wondering about their role in the crisis. Father Kurt Stasiak offers a major contribution to the dilemma with this very practical, contemporary, and realistic guide, now revised and expanded, for those who hear confessions. Written with the perspective of modern sacramental theology and the best insights of pastoral care today, this book will help confessors to revive their own interest and commitment to the sacrament. This book has received an imprimatur from Most Reverend Daniel M. Buechlin, OSB, archbishop of Indianapolis. Priests, whether newly ordained or veterans, seminarians, and professors in seminary who teach courses on the sacrament of reconciliation, will find this to be an indispensable help in their work.
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9780809146758
Publication Date: 
2010-11-01
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CONQUERING CORONAVIRUS: HOW FAITH CAN PUT YOUR FEARS TO REST

CONQUERING CORONAVIRUS: HOW FAITH CAN PUT YOUR FEARS TO REST
$14.95
Whether Coronovirus still threatens you, your friends, and your family or has already harmed someone you love, these pages will ease your fears, heal your wounds, quench your sorrow, and bring you the consolation God provides to all who seek Him in pestilential times like these ‚"‚€‚" times that are, in fact, not foreign to our ancient Faith.

For in Christianity's 2,000-year history, cruel persecutions and sudden, uncontrollable plagues like COVID-19 have time and again struck mankind, challenging Christians to rise up spiritually against evils that cannot immediately be conquered materially.

Now our turn has come . . . along with the help we need to succeed. Here celebrated Catholic author and media host Teresa Tomeo has drawn forth from Scripture, the lives of the saints, and contemporary sources a healing balm for souls ‚"‚€‚" believers and unbelievers alike ‚"‚€‚" who have been shaken by the frightening evils thrust upon us by this coronavirus.

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9781644133262
Publication Date: 
2020-05-01
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CONSECRATION TO SAINT JOSEPH (P)

CONSECRATION TO SAINT JOSEPH (P)
$14.95
In the midst of crisis, confusion, and a world at war with the Church, it's time to come home again to our spiritual father, St. Joseph. In this richly researched and lovingly presented program of consecration to St. Joseph, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, brings to life the wonders, the power, and the ceaseless love of St. Joseph, Universal Patron of the Church and the Terror of Demons.
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9781596144316
Publication Date: 
2020-01-01
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CONTAGIOUS FAITH: WHY THE CHURCH MUST SPREAD HOPE, NOT FEAR IN A PANDEMIC

CONTAGIOUS FAITH: WHY THE CHURCH MUST SPREAD HOPE, NOT FEAR IN A PANDEMIC
$19.95
In this clear-eyed book about the real Covid crisis, Philip Lawler dissects how Church leaders and the faithful responded to this health emergency. He explains the devastating effects on society when Church leaders tell their people not to attend Sunday Mass, and when they ban Confession, marriages, and baptisms. He tackles the dangerous consequences of treating schoolchildren like lepers and explores the ethics of vaccines and the plight of parish priests caught in the middle.
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9781644135112
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2021-04-27
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CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER (P)

CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER (P)
$13.00
In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences-from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism-to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems of contemporary life, but can instead be directed back out into the world to affect positive change.

Contemplative Prayer is one of the most well-known works of spirituality of the last one hundred years, and it is a must-read for all seeking to live a life of purpose in today's world.

In a moving and profound introduction, Thich Nhat Hanh offers his personal recollections of Merton and compares the contemplative traditions of East and West.

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9780385092197
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COVENANT & COMMUNION

COVENANT & COMMUNION
$21.99
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Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's election as Pope Benedict XVI brought a world-class biblical theologian to the papacy. There is an intensely biblical quality to his pastoral teaching and he has demonstrated a keen concern for the authentic interpretation of sacred Scripture.

Here a foremost interpreter of Catholic thought and life offers a probing look at Benedict's biblical theology and provides a clear and concise introduction to his life and work. Bestselling author and theologian Scott Hahn argues that the heart of Benedict's theology is salvation history and the Bible and shows how Benedict accepts historical criticism but recognizes its limits. The author also explains how Benedict reads the overall narrative of Scripture and how he puts it to work in theology, liturgy, and Christian discipleship.

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9781587432699
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2009-10-01
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DAILY COMFORT WHILE GRIEVING

DAILY COMFORT WHILE GRIEVING
$9.95
Every person while lives will experience loss. Who will be a source of strength and solace to see us through? The daily Scripture or quote, brief reflection and the prayer in the 29th book in our Spiritual Life Series will help you respond with hope and faith to the inevitable suffering and sorrow that come our way and help to heal the brokenness.
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9781947070486
Publication Date: 
2019-10-31
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DAILY COMPANION FOR MARRIED COUPLES

DAILY COMPANION FOR MARRIED COUPLES
$8.95

In a few short minutes, the Scripture quotes, passages from Church documents, and thoughts from the Saints which begin the days in this book will provide comfort and guidance for married couples as they seek to live their vocation to the fullest. A brief reflection and prayer complete this dynamic daily practice.

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9781941243503
Publication Date: 
2016-01-01
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DAILY MEDITATIONS ON GODS LOVE

DAILY MEDITATIONS ON GODS LOVE
$9.95

Daily Meditations on God's Love is an excellent resource for those seeking a deeper relationship with God. In this book, beloved Catholic Book Publishing author Marci Alborghetti offers readers the opportunity to use Scripture, reflection, and prayer to deepen their experience of God\'s love every day. Covered in vibrant red vinyl with ribbon marker, Daily Meditations on God\'s Love will enable readers to more readily apply the fruits of their relationship with the Lord to their daily lives. This book is meant to help all clergy, religious, and lay people to share more fully in the Prayer of the Church through inspirational prayers and reflections centered on the celebration of the Hours.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781937913519
Publication Date: 
2010-01-01
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DAILY MEDITATIONS WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

DAILY MEDITATIONS WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
$9.95

These minute meditations for every day of the year contain a Scripture reading, a reflection, and a prayer. Father Winkler offers us an opportunity to develop a closer relationship with the Holy Spirit and apply the fruits of our meditation to our everyday lives.

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9781937913564
Publication Date: 
2008-01-01
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DAILY ROMAN MISSAL (COMPLETE)

DAILY ROMAN MISSAL (COMPLETE)
$74.95
Burgundy padded leather cover with 6 ribbon markers. The new translation of Catholic text to be adopted by Catholic Mass to begin Advent 2011.
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9781612785097
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2011-12-01
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DANCING STANDING STILL: HEALING THE WORLD FROM A PLACE OF PRAYER

DANCING STANDING STILL: HEALING THE WORLD FROM A PLACE OF PRAYER
$14.95
Now in a new edition, this thought-provoking book by popular author Richard Rohr offers a critique of religion as a system that often creates an alternative, pious world without really challenging oppression, materialism, and sectarianism in our modern world. Religion, he says, without this contemplative stance, is often part of the problem. Drawing from Jesus' parable of the rich man, Rohr believes that religion can only rediscover itself as a transformational system if it passes through the eye of a needle, if it overcomes its own temptation to power, wealth, and fundamentalism. A true contemplative stance crosses boundaries, is not concerned with who's in and who's out. It is not a worthiness competition. In fact, the accessibility of the contemplative awareness to all is, Rohr believes, the key to the Gospel message: The kingdom of heaven is hidden in plain sight.
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9780809148677
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2014-03-01
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DAY BY DAY WITH SAINT FAUSTINA: 365 REFLECTIONS

DAY BY DAY WITH SAINT FAUSTINA: 365 REFLECTIONS
$16.95

From best-selling and award-winning author Susan Tassone comes this beautiful collection of spiritual treasures found in the Diary of Catholic mystic and visionary, St. Faustina.

Tassone provides readers, for the first time, day-by-day guidance for praying and applying the the major themes of Divine Mercy found in the Diary, including love, mercy, trust, humility, and recognizing and accepting God's will for us.

In Day-by-Day with St. Faustina, you'll learn how to:

  • Let the realities of heaven, hell, and purgatory influence your choices now.
  • Use your suffering to help others, including the souls in purgatory.
  • Come to better understand, and take advantage of, the spiritual powerhouse that is the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • Become an apostle of mercy by learning from the Saint of Mercy, a woman who spent her life‚"‚€‚"day by day‚"‚€‚"teaching others about the infinite love and compassion of God, who is Divine Mercy.
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    9781622826520
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    2019-03-21
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    DAY BY DAY WITH SAINT JOSEPH

    DAY BY DAY WITH SAINT JOSEPH
    $9.95

    Day by Day with St. Joseph from Catholic Book Publishing is a vital addition to the Spiritual Life Series. Sized for easy reading and transport, this inspiring book brings the reader closer to St. Joseph through daily minute-long meditations which include a Scripture passage, a brief reflection, and a concluding prayer to St. Joseph. Day By Day with St. Joseph was begun by Msgr. Joseph Champlin and completed by Msgr. Kenneth Lasch to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Catholic Book Publishing Corp. in 2011. It enriches the reader\'s relationship with St. Joseph by incorporating devotion to him into every day of the year. This beautiful volume is covered in brown imitation leather and has a ribbon for easy place-keeping.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781937913083
    Publication Date: 
    2010-01-01
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    DAY BY DAY WITH THE CATECHISM

    DAY BY DAY WITH THE CATECHISM
    $8.95

    A perfect book to help make the Catechism of the Catholic Church more easily understandable and applicable to everyday experience. These minute meditations for every day of the year feature a text from the Catechism, a reflection upon some aspect of the text, and a prayer to act upon it. Illustrated and printed in two colors. Includes ribbon marker.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781937913540
    Publication Date: 
    2006-01-01
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    DEAR JESUS...

    DEAR JESUS...
    $9.95
    A six year old little girl, Venerable Antonietta Meo, who has been described as a mystic, will inspire you and your children with a deep love for Jesus Eucharistic as you read her amazing letters. A great preparation for First Holy Communion and anytime-- to help us always remember the great privilege of receiving Holy Communion--receiving God Himself. Antonietta knew that well, as you will learn from her letters which manifest a knowledge of God that rivals even that of some theologians!
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    9781983842702
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    DIVINE MERCY NOVENA & CHAPLET

    DIVINE MERCY NOVENA & CHAPLET
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    9781596140363
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    DIVINE OFFICE FOR DODOS: STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PRAYING THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS

    DIVINE OFFICE FOR DODOS: STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PRAYING THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS
    $8.95

    The Divine Office for Dodos from Catholic Book Publishing is a step-by-step guide to praying the official prayer of the Church, the Liturgy of the Hours. For those who want to pray the Liturgy of the Hours correctly and completely, The Divine Office for Dodos contains over 90 detailed lessons with questions, helpful hints, and practice sessions presented in a simple style. This book includes everything you need to know to be able to pray the Liturgy of the Hours with confidence.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780899424828
    Publication Date: 
    2008-01-01
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    DO YOU BELIEVE?: THE CHALLENGE OF AN EASTER FAITH

    DO YOU BELIEVE?: THE CHALLENGE OF AN EASTER FAITH
    $7.95
    Do You Believe? guides the reader through the events of the Paschal mystery--Christ's death and resurrection. Each chapter provides brief reflection questions on the stages of this important celebration in the life of the church, and which is central to the life of a Christian. Beginning with the Transfiguration, the book traces the events through Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, the connection between Herod and Pilate, which precedes Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and finally, the post-resurrection appearances. There is also a chapter devoted to the Benedictine Easter. Do You Believe? gives readers the opportunity to relate to the characters of the passion events in a real and personal way and presents the challenge of faith and hope today. Table of Contents Introduction 1.The Transfiguration 2.Palm Sunday 3.Holy Thursday 4.Herod and Pilate 5.Good Friday 6.Holy Saturday 7.Easter Sunday 8.Post-Resurrection Appearances 9.A Benedictine Easter 10.Light and Hope
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    9780809149070
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    DOMESTIC MONASTERY

    DOMESTIC MONASTERY
    $16.00
    What is a monastery? A monastery is a place set apart--a place to learn the blessings of powerlessness, and that time is not ours but God's. Our home and our duties can, just like a monastery, teach us those things. The vocation of monastic men and women is to physically withdraw from the world. But the principle is equally valid for those of us who cannot go off to monasteries. Certain vocations offer the same kind of opportunity for contemplation, and provide a desert for reflection.

    In ten brief and powerful chapters, Fr. Ron explores how monastery life can apply to those who don't live in a cloister:
    - Monasticism and Family Life
    - The Domestic Monastery
    - Real Friendship
    - Lessons from the Monastic Cell
    - Ritual for Sustaining Prayer
    - Tensions within Spirituality
    - A Spirituality of Parenting
    - Spirituality and the Seasons of Our Lives
    - The Sacredness of Time
    - Life's Key Question

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781640603721
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    DOORS TO THE SACRED

    DOORS TO THE SACRED
    $14.99

    Through her unique gift for storytelling, combined with profound spiritual insight, Sr. Bridget Haase's Doors to the Sacred will invite readers to open the door to the room of daily experience, stand under its ceiling of providence, walk the floors of faith, and explore its nooks and crannies of divine surprises and disguises. By so doing, they will discover that each event of life is holy, saturated with God, and filled with hope.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612614762
    Publication Date: 
    2013-10-01
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    DREAMS ON THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

    DREAMS ON THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
    $4.00

    Dreams are not the domain of psychology.  A wholesome spirituality cannot ignore God's forgotten language in dreams.  Dreams tell us where we stand.  They point out the tasks which we have to address on our spiritual journey.  In dreams, we encounter the dark side of our nature that we may present it to the light of God and be healed.  Dreams as companions on our spiritual journey guard against single-minded endeavors and give precedence to God's grace.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    1567880061
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