Historical Dictionary of Catholicism

Author: William J. Collinge
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810857553
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Defines terms which deal with aspects of the faith, worship, ethics, history, theology, and spirituality of the Catholic Church.

A Jesuit Education Reader

Author: George W. Traub
Publisher: Loyola Press
ISBN: 0829427228
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A Jesuit Education Reader is a collection of the finest short essays on the mission, challenge, and state of Jesuit education. The thirty-five offerings are conveniently organized by theme. George W. Traub, SJ, provides an introduction, suggested further readings, and a short glossary of key terms and concepts for each section. These valuable and often hard-to-find articles bear witness to the strength and vitality of Jesuit education in the past and present, while looking ahead to the vast potential this form of education holds.

Why Catholicism Matters

Author: William A. Donohue
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0307885348
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The president and CEO of the nations' largest Catholic civil rights organization and publisher of Catalyst celebrates the contributions made by the Catholic Church to many aspects of today's world while making arguments for why Church teachings remain a viable guide to positive living.

A Catholic Parent s Tool Box

Author: Joseph D. White, PhD
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 1612783473
Format: PDF
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Parenting. Some parts of the job are obvious. Don't run with scissors. Brush your teeth. Be kind to animals. But some parts of parenting are not so cut and dry. How do I set healthy limits and risk not being liked? How do I turn off technology - theirs and mine? How do I say "no" when everyone else is saying "yes"? How do I raise them Catholic and keep them Catholic? How do I manage our crazy schedules? How do I get to work on my family? Dr. Joseph White, practicing clinical psychologist and noted author, just handed you the toolbox. With almost 20 years of experience counseling children and families, Dr. White knows how to break down the tough topics into bite size pieces for families. Practical advice, actionable tips, and comforting stories combine to give parents exactly the tools they need to learn: How to fearlessly form your kids in the faith How to simplify the family schedule and keep your sanity How to discipline your kids (and not feel guilty) How to raise thankful children How to make your kids gracious winners How to be a married couple and parents at the same time (and why it matters) All parents face challenges, but Catholic parents have a unique opportunity - the ability to weather any storm with the grace that comes from their Catholic faith. And a bit of help from A Catholic Parent's Toolbox.

Being on Fire

Author: Richard G. Malloy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781626980709
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Grounded not only in scripture and tradition, but also in the joy and pain of being human, this book of affirmations encompasses the fullness of a Catholic life in Christ.

The Catholic Advantage

Author: Bill Donohue
Publisher: Image Books
ISBN: 0804185824
Format: PDF
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Details how Catholic living enhances well-being and paves the way for its faithful adherents' happiness, health, and entry into heaven.

Why Catholicism Matters

Author: William A. Donohue
Publisher: Image Books
ISBN: 030788533X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Donohue, the president of the Catholic League, reminds readers of the great wealth of charity and wisdom that exists in the Catholic tradition and explores the four Cardinal Virtues--prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance.

Evangelical Catholicism

Author: George Weigel
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465038913
Format: PDF
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The Catholic Church is on the threshold of a bold new era in its two-thousand year history. As the curtain comes down on the Church defined by the 16th-century Counter-Reformation, the curtain is rising on the Evangelical Catholicism of the third millennium: a way of being Catholic that comes from over a century of Catholic reform; a mission-centered renewal honed by the Second Vatican Council and given compelling expression by Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. The Gospel-centered Evangelical Catholicism of the future will send all the people of the Church into mission territory every day—a territory increasingly defined in the West by spiritual boredom and aggressive secularism. Confronting both these cultural challenges and the shadows cast by recent Catholic history, Evangelical Catholicism unapologetically proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the truth of the world. It also molds disciples who witness to faith, hope, and love by the quality of their lives and the nobility of their aspirations. Thus the Catholicism of the 21st–century and beyond will be a culture-forming counterculture, offering all men and women of good will a deeply humane alternative to the soul-stifling self-absorption of postmodernity. Drawing on thirty years of experience throughout the Catholic world, from its humblest parishes to its highest levels of authority, George Weigel proposes a deepening of faith-based and mission-driven Catholic reform that touches every facet of Catholic life—from the episcopate and the papacy to the priesthood and the consecrated life; from the renewal of the lay vocation in the world to the redefinition of the Church's engagement with public life; from the liturgy to the Church's intellectual life. Lay Catholics and clergy alike should welcome the challenge of this unique moment in the Church's history, Weigel urges. Mediocrity is not an option, and all Catholics, no matter what their station in life, are called to live the evangelical vocation into which they were baptized: without compromise, but with the joy, courage, and confidence that comes from living this side of the Resurrection.

American Church

Author: Russell B. Shaw
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1586177575
Format: PDF
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Has the Americanization of American Catholics--their cultural assimilation, that is--been a blessing or a curse for the Church in the United States? Or has it been a bit of both? In The Gibbons Legacy Russell Shaw takes a searching look at that question and reaches a disturbing conclusion. Cultural assimilation, which was ardently championed by churchmen like the great Cardinal James Gibbons of Baltimore around the turn of the last century, has undoubtedly conferred many benefits on Catholics. Their absorption into the secular culture of America, however, now threatens the Catholic identity of millions of faithful and of their institutions, such as schools, universities, and hospitals. Shaw does not offer this conclusion as an unsupported generalization. The Gibbons Legacy is a richly documented analysis of a process extending over two centuries. Colorful characters and dramatic incidents abound, including the nineteenth-century intellectual feud between Father Orestes Brownson and the Transcendentalist convert to Catholicism Isaac Hecker, Pope Leo XIII's condemnation of Americanism, the anti-Catholicism that greeted the presidential campaigns of Al Smith and John F. Kennedy, and the numerous intra-Church conflicts that have divided American Catholics since the Second Vatican Council. In concluding his study, Shaw offers a number of thoughtprovoking suggestions about what the Church in America needs to do now in the face of an ongoing decline that is sapping its strength and may threaten its very survival.