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Scott Hahn. Although many Catholics are familiar with the four Gospels and other writings of the New Testament, for most, reading the Old Testament is like walking into a foreign land. Who wrote these forty-six books? When were they written? Why were they written? What are we to make of their laws, stories, histories, and prophecies?
Should the Old Testament be read by itself or in light of the New Testament? John Bergsma and Brant Pitre offer readable in-depth answers to these questions as they introduce each book of the Old Testament. They not only examine the literature from a historical and cultural perspective but also interpret it theologically, drawing on the New Testament and the faith of the Catholic Church.
Unique among introductions, this volume places the Old Testament in its liturgical context, showing how its passages are employed in the current Lectionary used at Mass. Accessible to non-experts, this thorough and up-to-date introduction to the Old Testament can serve as an idea textbook for biblical studies. Its unique approach, along with its maps, illustrations, and other reference materials, makes it a valuable resource for seminarians, priests, Scripture scholars, theologians, and catechists, as well as anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Bible. Brant Pitre, Ph. John Bergsma, Ph.
Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He is the author of The Jubilee from Leviticus to Qumran.
Substantive and systematic, it integrates history, theology, faith, reason, Scripture, and tradition—all in light of the living authority of the Church. Robert Barron, S. It offers one of the most desperately needed elements of a renewed biblical pedagogy, the restoration of the Old Testament to its rightfully indispensable place in the life of the Church. Cavadini, Ph. Perry Jr. This work will prove to be an invaluable resource. James Wehner, S. The Millennial Generation has grown to adulthood. Having experienced many of the conveniences and pitfalls of new technologies, social media, student loan debt, and adult life, millennials have also developed a genuine desire to do something great with their lives, but often don't know how to get there.
As fellow millennial Paul J. Kim shares with great humor and insight, tackling life's big challenges and desires for vocation, career, and greatness can give powerful witness to God and the gift of life. Are annulments just a Catholic version of divorce?
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Nothing could be further from the truth. The differences are profound, and much of the confusion springs from a misunderstanding about marriage itself. Bishop Perry explains the key principles of the Sacrament of Marriage and applies them to divorce and annulments. This presentation answers the most commonly asked questions on this topic. For the first time, in breathtaking, high-definition cinematography, the beauty, goodness and truth of the Catholic Faith are illustrated in a rich, multimedia experience.
Journey with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian Fr. Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries. From the sacred lands of Israel to the beating heart of Uganda Journey deep into the Faith as you watch each episode. The box set includes five DVDs, each containing two episodes. Each episode runs minutes. English and Spanish subtitles are included as viewing options.
Journey around the world and deep into the Faith. Not a video lecture, Church history, or scripture study, this engaging and interesting formational program uses the art, architecture, literature, music, and all the treasures of the Catholic Tradition to illuminate the timeless teachings of the Church. It is appropriate for individual or group study. Tom Peterson was an award-winning national advertising executive, but lukewarm in his faith. While praying before the Blessed Sacrament, he experienced a profound spiritual transformation and a clear vocational calling.
God was inviting him to use his talents in television media for a greater good Mike Schmitz is one of the leading speakers to young people in the Church today. In this presentation, he explains how Christians truly become sons and daughters of God the Father for all eternity through the sacrament of Baptism. Following the presentation, Lighthouse Catholic Youth has provided a bonus segment from Fr. Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet through song! Written and performed by Vicki Kueppers and featuring special guest Darren Rust.
Orchestrations by Steven C.
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A Brother Francis Storybook. Brother Francis and his friends are set to put together the Christmas pageant that everyone looks forward to. Everything is working smoothly until rivalry for one of the most important roles nearly topples the production. A last-minute answer to prayer saves the event and teaches its participants a wonderful lesson they will cherish forever. In this storybook, beautifully illustrated in full color, kids will have the opportunity to enter into this beautiful story of the power of prayer! Each day we can take five minutes to get more out of our Advent preparation, from the first Sunday of Advent to Christmas and on through the Feast of The Epiphany.
Through these engaging presentations, Terry introduces us to a series of simple spiritual exercises on how to prepare ourselves to receive Christ spiritually. He also lays the groundwork for better reception of Jesus in Holy Communion. This talk set includes reflections for each day of Advent, practical acts of piety to perform throughout the day, recommended spiritual readings, and so much more. Based upon his proven and powerful parish mission presentation, Fr. He is riveting, honest, humorous, very human, and often touchingly gentle.
Larry provides listeners with hope for a closer, healing relationship with Jesus Christ. Based on his powerful book, Allen Hunt shares the insights and details of his year journey into the Catholic Church. In , Allen stepped aside as pastor of a Methodist congregation that served more than 15, persons each week. He entered the Catholic Church in His daily talk radio show is heard by over half a million listeners and is syndicated on stations nationwide.
Allen Hunt shares the insights and details of his year journey into the Catholic Church. Today there is oftentimes a misconception of what the Sacrament of Confirmation is actually for or how it affects our lives. Brant Pitre invites us to better understand the tremendous graces and calling received through this sacrament. He points to various passages in scripture which provide a historical foundation and, through bold witness, challenges us to willingly surrender our lives to Christ.
We will find inspiration in the quotations from the saints that he gathers carefully and in his deep, but humble, understanding of the principles of holiness that they proclaim. This is a good way for a soul to begin the journey in responding to the call to embrace the Divine Mercy of the Lord. These hearts are "restless until they rest in Thee, Lord," and this book guides them on a journey to resting in God. Mitch Pacwa, SJ. There's no substitute for making Fr. Michael Gaitley's do-it-yourself retreat, but this portable prayer companion is the next best thing.
Its three simple parts summarize the whole retreat and teach a spirituality that even the busiest of people can follow. Even if you've never heard of Consoling the Heart of Jesus, this guide to the best-selling book will explain to you in a clear, step-by-step way what Consoling the Heart of Jesus is all about. You'll find all the main ideas, prayers, and meditations included in the retreat compiled for easy reference. If you loved Fr. Michael's Consoling the Heart of Jesus retreat, now you can always have with you everything you need to live Consoling spirituality.
Take it with you wherever you go. Click here to order additional copies now. Gaitley approximately 36 minutes per talk - Retreat Coordinator's Guide. In addition to all the materials in the Participant Packet , the coordinator kit includes the DVD set of 10 talks from Fr. Each item in this packet was thoughtfully chosen as an aid to bring participants deeper into "consoling spirituality" and devotion to the Divine Mercy. The actual retreat book, Consoling the Heart of Jesus , is included in this kit. Please note: The actual retreat book, Consoling the Heart of Jesus , is not included in this kit.
Internationally acclaimed speaker and author Chris Stefanick speaks about the importance of living a life of authenticity with a courageous commitment to love. He walks us through seven habits that we can use as modern-day apostles to effectively spread the good news to Jesus Christ. Following these lessons will help us to fulfill our calling to be fearlessly, joyfully Catholic, with a faith that is attractive, life-giving, and truly contagious.
In this incredible double feature, Mark Hart illuminates what it means seek sanctity in the 21st century. In the first presentation, Mark discusses unleashing the power of the Holy Spirit and becoming who we are meant to be: saints. In the second presentation, Mark talks about the dangers of putting human expectations on our supreme God. These two talks will be sure to jump start your spiritual life and shed some light on what it means to be a contemporary saint.
Backed by statistics and armed with decades of research, Prof. Smith shows the crippling effect of the contraceptive culture on our relationship with God, our romantic relationships and marriages, the culture at large and our physical and mental health. Click here to check out the accompanying PowerPoint presentation. Click here to purchase mp3s of this presentation. Feeding the hungry and thirsty, clothing the naked, housing the homeless, visiting the imprisoned and the sick, and burying the dead - Pope Francis wants us to stop and think again, especially during the Year of Mercy.
Are these things I can do, or are they for others to get on with? What good do they do? Actions of mercy are often terribly ordinary and doable. Fr Atherton guides us through the spiritual and practical matters that love asks of all Christians. Mike Schmitz, one of the leading presenters in the Church today, speaks powerfully about the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
He makes clear the truth that Christ deeply loves and wants to encounter each of us as we are, with all our imperfections. Scott Hahn explains the essential teachings from God's Word regarding the theology and practice of Catholic family life based on the image of the Blessed Trinity, demonstrating that God's Word is all that is needed to create a loving family life. Who created the Universe? Is a creator even necessary? Can science explain how the Universe came into being without reference to a creator God? As Jim Owens, MA, LPC explains, addiction is much simpler, including everything from substances to technology, screen time, work, shopping, and even sugar.
Addictions and distractions are used to manage pain—but in the process, end up damaging our brains, our relationships, and our ability to find lasting happiness. Jim gives scientific evidence and practical advice for overcoming wounds, to help hurt people become healed people. This book is an exhilarating conversion story of a devout Baptist who relates how he overcame his hostility to the Catholic Church by serious Bible study and vast research into the writings of the early Church Fathers. Here is the amazing account of how this simple man, without great expectations beyond saving souls, transformed an insignificant backwater parish in traumatized, post-revolutionary France, against all the odds.
What elements are essential during dating and courtship to discern whether you are following God's will? In this inspiring presentation, Kimberly Hahn, wife of Dr. Scott Hahn, shares rich insight gained from many years of bible study and her personal experiences as a Christian woman, wife, and mother. She provides practical advice and encourages setting high standards according to God's ways. Many young adults are tired of their toxic relationships but find it difficult to clean up their love lives.
Many attend retreats and conferences that inspire them to give their lives to Christ and turn away from sin, but without a concrete plan, they quickly fall back into old habits. Lisa and Kevin have given us a challenging and exciting look at love. Through healing, forgiveness, and personal story, this book will help you find the love you have been searching for.
Dating Detox gives you 40 powerful and life-changing days that will help you understand yourself, others, and God in real and transformative ways. A must read for anyone who desires authentic relationships! Matt Fradd , founder of The Porn Effect. In this enlightening talk, Dr. Bergsma shows how our respect for the traditional canon of Scripture, as well as our understanding of the Catholic Faith, can be greatly enhanced by the Dead Sea Scrolls- the greatest archaeological discovery of all time.
Pornography has become pervasive in our culture - a true plague, infecting nearly every corner of our society. Its disastrous effects are seen in sexual addiction, ruined marriages, and shattered lives. Jeff Cavins notes that many men struggle with pornography. With great insight, he shows how we can fight pornography's devastating influence and chart a course to true Christian purity.
Sister Bethany Madonna, vocations director for the Sisters of Life, shares how God not only wants us to know him, but also to give us the desires of our heart and gifts that bring purpose, meaning, and hope. Speaking from her own life experience, Sister Bethany shows the importance of asking in order to receive all the Lord has in mind for us. Out of stock ETA: to be determined Within every heart is a battlefield between love and lust.
In this presentation, Jason Evert discusses the strategies necessary to win the war and uproot the vice of pornography once and for all. Jason is an internationally known Catholic author and speaker. He has spoken to more than one million people around the world and is the author of more than a dozen books, including "Pure Manhood" and "Theology of His Body". This is the bestselling complete diary of St. Maria Faustina. Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, a simple, uneducated, young Polish nun receives a special call. Jesus tells her, "I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world.
I do not want to punish mankind, but I desire to heal it, pressing it to My merciful Heart. Maria Faustina Kowalska , which chronicles Sr. Faustina's great experience of Divine Mercy in her soul and her mission to share that mercy with the world. Movies such as Risen and books such as Bill O'Reilly's Killing Jesus raise questions about what really happened to the crucified body of Jesus of Nazareth. Using a popular question-and-answer format, Carl Olson examines the historical evidence concerning Jesus's controversial fate.
If so, what became of his body? Was it stolen? Or a myth? Or a mass hallucination? Whether you are a believer, a skeptic, or something in between, prepare to be challenged by the logical arguments in this provocative and insightful book. These certificates are part of the series, Signs of Grace.
Each session of this full-color Student Guide includes a story from Scripture as well as a story of a saint relevant to the lesson, key word definitions, a fun activity, a story featuring fictional characters children can relate to, and a session recap. You Are Forgiven includes seven sessions, each presenting the good news of salvation offered to us in Jesus Christ, with a focus on helping children understand that the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a real encounter with him, and that he desires to forgive and heal us at the deepest levels of our humanity.
Each session of this full color Student Activity Book includes sticker pages and engaging, lively activities including family take home pages in English and Spanish, word searches, songs, crossword puzzles, and flash cards. Larry Richards, the founder of The Reason for Our Hope foundation, delves into the process of discernment. With personal stories, practical steps, and sound advice, Fr. Larry encourages all of us to dedicate ourselves to living the life that God has planned for us.
It is in living this life that we will be truly happy. Ray is a psychologist, radio talk show host, husband, and a father to 10 adopted children. He explains that what is needed to raise well-adjusted children who are prepared to succeed in life in today's challenging environment is uncommonly good parenting. He draws from his wealth of knowledge and experience to discuss, with wisdom and humor, practical ways to succeed in this God-given calling. This presentation will help shatter many misconceptions and clearly demonstrate how Catholic teachings are unmistakably rooted in Sacred Scripture.
This booklet gives you a brief and easy-to-understand introduction to Divine Mercy. Specifically you will learn: -- Divine Mercy history and context -- The essential elements of the devotion -- How you can live the message In short, it's everything you need to know about this important message and devotion! These inspiring truths about the Divine Mercy Image show the hey elements of the Image with remarkable depth and beauty. Now Is the Time of Mercy! Gaitley weaves a tapestry of wonder and beauty from the threads of the dramatic history of Poland, the transformative message of St.
This powerful resource was created to lead you deeper into the story of Divine Mercy. Beautifully and thoughtfully crafted, filled with stimulating graphics and imagery, this personal study guide leads you deeper into the history, the faith, and passion surrounding Divine Mercy with over 90 pages of incredible content.
Click here for a sample of the Divine Mercy Guidebook. With his characteristic skill and lucid style, Fr. Michael Gaitley interweaves the dramatic history of Poland, the transformative message of St. Faustina, the miraculous appearance of Mary at Fatima, the witness of St. Check out the FAQ, call us at , or email our support staff.
Chaplet of The Divine Mercy, according to the Diary, The sacrament of marriage is one of the holiest things instituted by Christ—a lifelong sign of the love between the Church and himself. But although marriage is by its nature a faithful and permanent union, because of human sin it sometimes fails to live up to that sign.
The 20 Answers series from Catholic Answers offers hard facts, compelling arguments, and clear explanations of the most important topics facing the Church and the world—all in a compact, easy-to-read package. Ravier was an expert retreat master who gave Ignatian retreats for over 30 years. Product Details Pages Book size: 5.
DOCAT is "revealing the secret" to young people around the world. With the DOCAT Study Guide , you instantly have a flexible Catholic social teaching curriculum that is sure to engage and challenge any youth and become a valuable asset for every priest, teacher, DRE, and youth minister. Featuring full-color images, connections to the DOCAT and the Bible, reflection points, and discussion questions, this study guide will help young people understand the social doctrines of the Church and emboldens them to live accordingly.
Cover: Paperback Pages: Dimensions: 7. Hamlet's statement suggests that the walls of the material world, which we perceive with our senses and analyze with our intellects, have doors that open into the More beyond them. Drawing on history, physical science, psychology, religion, philosophy, literature, and art, he invites us to welcome what lies on the other side so that we can begin living the life of Heaven in the here and now.
Peter Kreeft, Ph. There's no ultimate point to anything. But the Christian vision is entirely different! It tells us that history is in fact His-story, and His story is one that is dramatic, scary, and beautiful beyond imagination. With his characteristic wit and intellect, Peter Kreeft opens our minds and hearts to this exciting and life-changing drama, in which you and I play leading roles.
John Riccardo, Author, Heaven Starts Now "Kreeft fits his reader with the lens of story to see clearly the deeper meanings of life, death, love, sex, poetry, human longing—for starters. This microscopic look at the big picture proves that Plato's Cave not only has an opening, but a system of vents, shafts, and tunnels leading to the light of the Real.
Want a wise guide, a Monty Python sketch writer, and clarity-obsessed teacher who distills practical wisdom from wildly eclectic sources? Buy this book, already. The proper philosophy, the door-flinging-open philosophy, does not reduce my thoughts about God to atoms, but splits the atom and sees in it the fire of God's power and love. Or, to put it in the words of the Psalmist, 'I rejoiced when I heard them say, Let us go up to the house of the Lord. There are several moments in life where God attempts to grab our attention and remind us that He is in charge.
Through humor and poignant biblical insights, Mark Hart candidly reflects on a particular near-death experience in his life where Our Lord grabbed his attention and put Mark's Catholic faith to the test. Mark is a best-selling author and a heavily sought-after Catholic speaker serving the Church today. David Calavitta has worked in Catholic Youth ministry for the past 13 years, serving as a youth minister in several parishes, as well as a missionary with NET Ministries.
In this heart-felt talk given at a Steubenville Youth Conference, David reflects upon the all-important and fundamental truth that we were created out of love by a God who continually seeks to draw us into a personal relationship with Him. Speaker and author Kimberly Hahn, wife of Dr. Scott Hahn and mother of six, is a convert to the Catholic faith.
Although honoring Mary was difficult for Kimberly to initially understand, she began to encounter Mary's loving guidance in little ways on a daily basis. In this presentation, she reflects on the joys and sorrows that Mary prayerfully experienced during her time on Earth, and shares how her example leads us closer to Christ. Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in , when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery.
Now, fifty years later, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her life, with co-author and life-long friend, Richard DeNeut. Dolores was a bright and beautiful college student when she made her film debut with Elvis Presley in Paramount's Loving You. An important chapter in her life occurred while playing Saint Clare in the movie Francis of Assisi, which was filmed on location in Italy.
Born Dolores Hicks to a complicated and colorful Chicago family, Mother Dolores has travelled a charmed yet challenging road in her journey toward God, serenity and, yes, love. She entered the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut, at the peak of her career, not in order to leave the glamorous world of acting she had dreamed of since childhood, but in order to answer a mysterious call she heard with the "ear of the heart". While contracted for another film and engaged to be married, she abandoned everything to become a bride of Christ. The compelling audio version of the best-selling book about the amazing story of the former actress with the big film career who stunned Hollywood and left it all at the age of 24 to enter the contemplative Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis.
Now fifty years later, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her whole life, and provides here a wonderful audio reading of the complete book. Ancient Christianity is a proven draw at the box office and the bookstores. Our neighbors are curious about the early Church, and more than willing to be obsessed by it. But how should we proceed to study ancient Christianity when the media accounts themselves have been shockingly misinformed?
The key to understanding the early Church is a fresh familiarity with the ancient sources. You will read their words. You will hear their side of the story. Drama-free relationships Today's dating scene is more complicated than ever, especially with social media, texting, and endless pressure of the world's expectations.
Learn how to navigate through the confusion and discover the freedom that comes from living a virtuous life. She lives in Kansas with her husband and children. English Translation: Hudson Byblow, a well-known speaker and author, discusses his own experience of same-sex attraction and transgender inclinations. He invites others to experience the fulfillment and freedom he discovered when he came to the profound realization that his most fundamental identity is found in Christ. Listen as Hudson shares how this deeper understanding of his identity has allowed him to live a life motivated not so much by rules but by love for God, and himself.
Curtis Martin, founder of FOCUS and world renowned authority on evangelization, shares how a personal encounter with Jesus is the key to following him with fidelity, gratitude, and joy. With humor and relatable examples, he also shows how experiencing Christ before evangelizing others is the biblical model witnessed to by the Apostles, and one that is certain to bear fruit in the life of any believer. Timothy Gray is the president of the Augustine Institute and is a well-known scripture scholar and Catholic speaker.
With his eloquent style and polished delivery, Dr. Gray expounds upon the teachings of the Catholic Church surrounding social justice in light of sacred scripture. Discover how social justice in regards to the poor is not one small piece in the puzzle but instead really frames the entire mosaic of scripture. For many Catholics today, interpreting the Book of Revelation presents an almost insurmountable challenge. The dizzying array of exotic symbols and apocalyptic warnings can make St.
John's glorious vision seem more like a incomprehensible nightmare, prompting us to ask what did he really see? So, what's the Book of Revelation really about? In this dramatic Bible study, Scott Hahn explains that for those willing to examine the historical background of the New Testament, the Book of Revelation actually summarizes many central doctrines of the Catholic Faith; the intercession of the saints, the universal Queen-ship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the perpetuity of Christ's paschal sacrifice and the central importance of the Church as the goal of history.
Does the Church teach that the terminally-ill must be kept alive by machines for as long as possible? In , Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca led an expedition to Florida. Craig Turner here tells this amazing story — a tale of shipwrecks and slavery, of miracles, battles, apparitions, privations and hardship, of spies and bribery, of human sacrifice, and above all, an astonishing journey through a wilderness that took all but four lives out of three hundred.
Those who sought to gain the most fared the worst, and those who accepted their terrible fate performed miracles. The source and summit of the Christian life, the sacramental center for Catholics, is the holy Eucharist. Like Christ, the holy Eucharist is controversial and divisive.
When Jesus initially taught crowds of people about the holy Eucharist, many of them left see the Gospel of John Is the holy Eucharist actually a sacrifice? Should we worship the Eucharist? As a medical doctor and licensed psychotherapist, Deacon Dr. Bob McDonald knows very well the deep hunger and inner needs of the human heart. He explains how the Holy Eucharist becomes the core and center of our lives since only Jesus can fill what is lacking within the human spirit that is bruised and broken.
Discover the immensity of God's love revealed by His Real Presence. Since the Eucharist is at the center of our faith, we should be able to explain and defend it. In this informative and dynamic presentation, Dr. Scott Hahn discusses why the New Evangelization is the greatest priority of the Church at this time, and how we are all called to share our faith. Written by a highly respected cardinal and a former head of the Vatican office for worship and sacraments, this book shows how the local Catholic parish in any town has tremendous potential to evangelize its surrounding community.
Francis Cardinal Arinze reveals the important roles of both priests and laity in spreading the Gospel within the parish and beyond. This work can help priests to realize the many great possibilities they have to be strong spiritual leaders and to inspire their parishioners to become committed and effective evangelists. It can awaken all the members of a parish to live and to share more zealously the saving power of Jesus Christ. So it's very appropriate that the youngest bishop at the fourth session of the Council, Francis Arinze, should offer the worldwide Church this important reflection on how the New Evangelization can ignite the spirit of mission in our parishes.
This is a book to enjoy, learn from, and re-read. This book covers the myriad ways the parish brings the presence of Jesus into the world. It points the way forward if our parishes are to flourish for generations to come. John Paul II is refreshing, as is his equally constant encouragement of priests. This is a book for any committed Catholic -- clerical, religious or lay -- but it certainly ought to be a text book in every seminary course in pastoral theology.
Peter Kreeft provides a look at the nature of Heaven that offers all readers a refreshingly clear, theologically sound, and always fascinating glimpse of that "undiscovered country. Kreeft combines solid scholarship with a lively ability to communicate his findings.
He speaks to the heart and mind, blending contemporary thinking and classical views to give us an unexcelled look at one of the most popular, yet least understood, subjects in religion. In this powerful multi-CD set, Fr. Gabriele Amorth, the renowned chief exorcist of Rome, tells of his many experiences in his ministry as an exorcist doing battle with Satan to relieve the great suffering of many people in the grip of evil. In this rare and exciting account, Father Amorth allows us to witness the activities of the exorcist, and experience what an exorcist sees and does. There are over one billion Muslims in the world today.
In many countries throughout the world, Muslims now outnumber Catholics. This booklet examines the historical background to the rise of Islam in seventh century Arabia and its subsequent expansion throughout the Middle East, North Africa and much of Asia, as well as answering the most important questions about Islamic belief and practice from a Catholic perspective.
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Why are they responsible for so many conversions to the Catholic Church today? In this unprecedented presentation on the early Church Fathers, Dr. Michael Barber masterfully explains the importance of their writings to better understand Sacred Scripture and Tradition. Let Dr. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta is known throughout the world as a woman totally committed to the Gospel. In the first presentation, she explains the infinite value of God's gift of life; in the second presentation, she emphasizes the Eucharist and our call to imitate Christ by loving each other unconditionally.
A bonus segment is provided by Dr. Scott Hahn on Understanding the Eucharist. Mark Hart uses Scripture and his experience of surviving an earthquake to share how we can master our fears. He also reveals how our fears will pursue us if we don't meet them head on. Mark encourages us to not only face the proverbial giants in our lives but to slay them as David did Goliath, thereby finding freedom in Christ.
How do we understand our Catholic Faith? This presentation explains the relationship between faith and reason, faith and authority, and faith and the Church. Pope Francis, in his foreword, states that one of the major themes in the thought of Joseph Ratzinger is the relationship between faith and politics: "His firsthand experience of Nazi totalitarianism led him even as a young student to reflect on the limits of obedience to the state for the sake of the liberty of obeying God.
This is the only book that collates all of his most significant works on political themes inside one volume. Joseph Ratzinger Pope Benedict XVI is widely recognized as one of the most brilliant theologians and spiritual leaders of our age. As Pope he authored the best-selling Jesus of Nazareth; and prior to his pontificate, he wrote many influential books that continue to remain important for the contemporary Church, such as Introduction to Christianity and The Spirit of the Liturgy. This marvelous volume reconfirms him as one of the greatest Christian minds of the last century.
Chaput, O. Ratzinger's works have a classical quality whose relevance does not date. And not just any faith, but specifically a faith rightly informed by the theological and philosophical truths that have marked the Judeo-Christian tradition for millennia. Especially the first four pieces on Christology, salvation, and history are instant classics of theological reflection. The human quest for political order is honored and yet perfectly relativized in the light of revelation.
To weave these strands together in a coherent whole is the essence of the Catholic mind, no better displayed than in these reflections. Schall, S. Providing you with this understanding is what The Faith for Beginners is all about.
In this talk, Jeff Cavins shares how he has come to see that Jesus wants us to surrender every bit of our own comfort to follow Him. There are many fans of Jesus in this world, but we are called to be His disciples. After returning to the Catholic Church, he became a nationally known speaker who has helped thousands come to a clearer understanding of Scripture and our Faith. At age 33, Fr. Damien de Veuster left his mission parish to work among the lepers of the island of Molokai Hawaii. After many years of service to those in dire need, he died there of leprosy at the young age of Like Christ himself, he became rejected for the rejected, a leper for the lepers: something rare in a world that wants to eliminate suffering.
Scott Hahn explores the "covenant love" God reveals to us through the Scriptures and explains how God patiently reaches out to us-despite our faults and shortcomings-to restore us intro relationship with his divine Family. Hahn begins the adventure of God's plan for the ages, beginning with Adam and Eve and continuing down through the generations to the coming of Christ and the birth of the Church.
At the peak of World War I, Our Lady warned us of another possible worldwide conflict, the rise and spread of Communism, and a terrible persecution of the Church, unless people repented of their sins and returned to God. She also requested devotion to her Immaculate Heart and a special consecration of Russia. Pope John Paul II, who read the third secret while recovering from the attempt upon his life in , believed the vision signified the sufferings the Church had endured in the twentieth century. Because of the prophetic nature of her messages, the story of Our Lady of Fatima has been the subject of much controversy and speculation.
In his book, Fr. Andrew Apostoli, an acclaimed expert on Fatima, carefully analyzes the events and messages at Fatima and clears up lingering questions and doubts about their meaning. He also challenges the reader to hear anew the call of Our Lady to prayer and sacrifice, for the world is ever in need of generous hearts willing to make reparation for those in danger of losing their way to God. Andrew Apostoli, C. Apostoli is the vice-postulator for the cause of the canonization of Archbishop Fulton Sheen.
In a time of lost innocence, the faith of three children inspired thousands and made the world believe in miracles. Mary's messages at Fatima have been promoted by Popes, approved by the Church, and validated by over 70, witnesses. Jason Brooks brings to light why Fatima is regarded by many as the most important spiritual event of the past years.
Shanon Collins, retreat master and well known speaker on EWTN, explains the intended impact and opportunity of the messages of Fatima on the spiritual lives of believers today. This talk is also available in Spanish. She uses the lives of several female saints to help women recognize and use their gifts to live out their faith as Christians in the modern world.
I'm going to share this with my own girls! Jane Brennan, a former member of NOW and former Planned Parenthood volunteer, shares her heart-wrenching story of abortion and subsequent years of depression to her final conversion to the Catholic Church. Stephen Ray was raised in a devout, loving, Baptist family. In this presentation, he shares his amazing conversion to Catholicism and explains why he is convinced it is the Church founded by Christ over years ago.
Many have been taught the inaccurate history of the Church How odd is it that in an age where most knowledge is a click away, so many people continue to stubbornly hold stereotypical, incorrect ideas of the Crusades, Inquisition, and Reformation? In this 3-CD set, Matthew Arnold offers a stimulating discourse aimed to dispel such erroneous histories and provide truth.
Robert Spitzer, S. He is the head of the Ethics and Performance Institute, which delivers web-based ethics education to corporations, and he is also President of the Spitzer Center for Visionary Leadership, which delivers similar curricula to non-profit organizations. Informed Catholic readers are summoned by this book to take the Christ of the Gospels intelligently and seriously. It also offers a thorough treatment of each of the key divine attributes—unity, simplicity, eternity, omnipotence, omniscience, perfect goodness, and so forth—showing that they must be possessed by the God whose existence is demonstrated by the proofs.
Finally, it answers at length all of the objections that have been leveled against these proofs. This work provides as ambitious and complete a defense of traditional natural theology as is currently in print. Its aim is to vindicate the view of the greatest philosophers of the past— thinkers like Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, Leibniz, and many others— that the existence of God can be established with certainty by way of purely rational arguments.
It thereby serves as a refutation both of atheism and of the fideism that gives aid and comfort to atheism. Feser has completely severed the intellectual legs upon which modern atheism had hoped to stand. Chair of Theology, Mundelein Seminary "A powerful and important book.
The concluding chapter, where Feser replies to possible objections to his arguments, is a gem; it alone is worth the price of this excellent work. Davis, Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College "Edward Feser is widely recognized as a top scholar in the history of philosophy in general, and in Thomistic and Aristotelian philosophy in particular. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in natural theology.
I happily and highly recommend it. He replies to literally all of the objections and shows convincingly how the most popular objections the kind one hears in Introduction to Philosophy courses are very often completely beside the point and, even when they're not, are 'staggeringly feeble and overrated'. The DVD presentation was filmed in the Holy Land, and explores actual sites, relevant scripture and offers us a rich vision of the salvation story from Abraham to Augustine.
Gregory Popcak is a nationally-recognized Catholic psychotherapist and author of eight books. He and his wife, Lisa, host a daily program on Ave Maria Radio. Drawing from years of clinical practice, he integrates proven psychology with orthodox Christianity in a way that will surprise and challenge you, whether you are newlyweds or celebrating your Golden Anniversary. Johnnette Benkovic shares her conversion back to Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church and the struggles that came when her husband didn't share her faith.
She explains how the Lord blessed her in unexpected ways and, through the promptings of His Holy Spirit, showed her how she could better love her spouse through it all. The 2-disc Home Edition DVD Set includes practical help for parents and a lively introduction to help children prepare for their first confession. Todos tenemos que enfrentarnos a ellas, pero no podemos hacerlo solos.
El sacramento no es una regla, una formalidad, o un ritual anticuado. Session 1: Where Are You? The 6-disc Parish Edition DVD Set includes helpful catechetical methods, strategies to promote Confession, and how to answer common questions. Free shipping applies to US Parishes only. Watch the trailer now! The Forgiveness of Sins discusses the importance of accepting forgiveness from God, sharing the gift of forgiveness, and how that act must always be centered on the love of Christ. This Knights of Columbus booklet also explains the meaning and implications of sin and the incredible reality of God's love for us.
God opposes the proud but bestows favor on the humble. Casey shares how wisdom and blessings come through a healthy cultivation of the virtue of humility, and he equips us to be vigilant in avoiding that often subtle temptation and danger to the soul, which is pride. He shows how humility allows us to see things, and ourselves, as they truly are, and how pride makes us prone to serious mistakes, both in our spiritual and practical lives. At the end of this presentation is a bonus segment from Confession by Fr. Larry Richards. How great a threat is the occult? In this provocative testimony, former satanist, Betty Brennan shares the story of her remarkable journey from a dark existence of devil worship to the fulfillment of truth in Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.
You will be enlightened by her amazing sojourn, her search for deliverance, and her mission to open the eyes of others to the truth of the devil. Mike Schmitz is one of the leading Catholic speakers in the Church today. Mike tackles four very difficult topics in this exceptional presentation: Death, Judgement, Heaven, and Hell.
This bonus is part of the 6-CD set by Dr. Hahn titled Answering Common Objections. Robert Spitzer, SJ, a highly a renowned philosopher and the founder of the Magis Center, provides a truly enlightening and practical discussion on how to achieve deep and enduring happiness. Referencing the wisdom of the ages, including that of Aristotle and Plato, this talk provides the keys to achieving the universal desire for happiness given to every person by God himself.
In a this talk given at the Catholic Athletes For Christ retreat for professional athletes, Mike gives a Marian perspective on sports and the Christian life by using what he has identified as the Four Pillars of Marian Spirituality. We engage and disengage at work, in marriage, as parents, in our quest for health and well-being, in personal finances, environmentally, politically, and, of course, we engage and disengage spiritually.
As human beings we are constantly engaging and disengaging in everything we do. We engage and disengage at work, in marriage, as parents, in our quest for health and well-being, in personal finances, environmentally, politically, and, of course, we engage or disengage spiritually. If you walk into any Catholic church next Sunday and look around, you will discover that some people are highly engaged, others are massively disengaged, and the majority are somewhere in between.
What is the difference between highly engaged Catholics and disengaged Catholics? Answering this question is essential to the future of the Catholic Church. Click here for the free study guide If we truly want to engage Catholics and reinvigorate parish life, we must first discover what drives engagement among Catholics. Matthew Kelly explores this question in this groundbreaking book, and the simplicity of what he discovers will amaze you.
Four things make the difference between highly engaged Catholics and disengaged Catholics: the four signs of a Dynamic Catholic. Whether you are ready to let God take your spiritual life to the next level or want to help reinvigorate your parish, The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic promises to take you on a journey that will help you to live out the genius of Catholicism in your everyday life.
The central idea in this book should change the way we live our faith and the way we teach our faith. This book is a game changer. Well-known Catholic theologian Dr. Scott Hahn explains Christ's Paschal Sacrifice on the cross as the fulfillment of the traditional fourth cup used in the celebration of the Jewish Passover meal. He draws a symbolic parallel to the Last Supper and Christ's death on Calvary.
Through his scholarly insights and important biblical connections, Mass will come alive for you as never before! The Catholic understanding of the Mystical Body of Christ, embodied in the Church and revealed anew in the Holy Eucharist, comes directly from the Bible, according to renowned apologist Dr.
By explaining the significance of the drinking of the fourth and final cup in the Old Testament Passover meal ceremony, Dr. Hahn draws a symbolic parallel to Christ's death on the Cross. It is an exciting concept, that will help viewers discover a whole new dimension to Holy Mass, and the relationship of the Last Supper to the Eucharistic celebration.
One of America's most prominent public intellectuals brings thirty-five years of experience in Washington and Rome to bear in analyzing the turbulence that characterizes world politics, American public life, and the Catholic Church in the early twenty-first century.
In these bracing essays, George Weigel reads such events as the First World War, the collapse of Communism, and the Obama and Trump presidencies through a distinctive cultural and moral lens, even as he offers new insights into Pope Francis and his challenging pontificate. Throughout, two of Weigel's key convictions—that ideas have consequences for good and ill, and that the deepest currents of history flow through culture—illuminate political and economic life, and the life of the Church, in ways not often appreciated or understood.
Many of the chapters in this book originated in George Weigel's annual William E. Simon Lecture, which since has become a major event in Washington, D. They are unique in their application of philosophical and theological perspectives to the issues of history and politics, enabling the reader to see current events in a deeper way.
The Fragility of Order proves once more that George Weigel is our Virgil through the dark woods of modernity. His thoughts on Benedict XVI's Regensburg lecture — a lecture savagely misrepresented by critics at the time, but brilliant in retrospect — are worth the price of the entire book; but they're just one part of a lucid, compelling, and highly recommended read.
Charles Chaput, O. The Fragility of Order is a sober yet cautiously hopeful collection of essays on international relations, the travails of the Republic, and the state of the Church in a world where freedom, reason, and truth are under assault. This book ultimately reminds us that good ideas, rooted in tradition, lead to good ends--and bad ones to ruinous outcomes.
Weigel begins with the First World War and then brings us through the false dawn of the "end of history" on up to our perilous present day. At the same time, we watch the unfolding of Weigel himself — not just as a historian but also as a social critic and, most importantly, a theologian. Only a writer and thinker as gifted as Weigel could pull this off. He is the great clarifier for our muddled times.
This insightful collection of essays touches on key issues related to culture, history, foreign policy and religion.
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Anyone interested in history, current events, and the role of the Church in the modern world will be enriched by reading this book. Through clever examples and insightful stories, Ken reveals how each of us can obtain freedom from the burden of our sins through the forgiveness that is readily available in the Sacrament of Confession. Jennifer Fulwiler is a popular writer and speaker from Austin, Texas. In this compelling presentation, she recalls her spiritual journey —one which ultimately led her to enter the Catholic Church after having lived a life of atheism.
Her highly anticipated book, Something Other Than God , is now available in an audio book format. Sohrab Ahmari was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church. In From Fire, by Water , he recounts this unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass.
One year. Twenty minutes a day. Three daily readings, one each from the Old Testament, Wisdom Literature and the New Testament, keep you engaged as you make your way through the Word of God. I Thirst provides an opportunity to spend a few minutes every day with Mother Teresa and the thirst of our Lord. Father Michael Schmitz tackles some of the most difficult topics in the Church today.
With compassion, clarity, and humor, he shows that the Church's teachings on contraception and same-sex attraction are rooted in the yearnings for authentic love that is shared by all, who are made in the image and likeness of God. In this talk, he shares his beliefs and incredible experiences as a Mormon missionary in Alabama and how this led him to convert and become a Protestant minister and later enter the Catholic Church. Smith is a popular speaker and the author of Inside Mormonism. Born a slave in Missouri, Fr. Augustine Tolton became the first African-American priest in the U.
This story of Fr. Also included is an interview with Bishop Joseph Perry, in which he outlines the ongoing cause for the canonization of Fr. Joseph Pearce, an accomplished writer best known for his literary biographies, tells of his own conversion from disillusioned, hate-filled young man to committed follower of Christ. Joseph is one of the most prolific Catholic authors of our time and now serves as senior editor for the Augustine Institute. Is the Church against Science and Reason? Galileo believed that the earth rotated around the sun but did not have sufficient evidence to prove it.
The Inquisition believed that unless such evidence existed the sun should continue to be considered to rotate around the earth. This booklet explains the facts of the Galileo case and traces the subsequent development of the myth that the Catholic Church has always been the enemy of science. This history proves that even in the Galileo case, the Church remained true to its belief that faith and reason belong together. He was a serious "face" in London's East End.
His Jackets were tailored to hold his machete and knuckledusters. His drug deals made him wealthy. Then something extraordinary happened His powerful story has inspired hundreds of thousands to grow in their faith. His jackets were tailored to hold his machete and knucklebusters. He nearly killed a man outside a nightclub, but then something extraordinary happened His powerful story reveals God's mercy and has inspired hundreds of thousands to grow in their faith. We can glean a bit more from the Tradition of the Church. But where can we go to get the complete picture, to find out about the whole Mary?
In an engaging style, Chris Padgett does just that as he walks us through what the Bible has to say about the Mother of God.
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What has she meant to the Church throughout the centuries, what have the saints told us about her, and most importantly, what we can learn from her ourselves? Believe it or not, we are all called to be leaders. In her typical vibrant and energetic style, Noelle Garcia here shows us how leadership is an important component for propagating the New Evangelization. Noelle shares her early experiences of dealing with insecurity, and how she came to better understand what it means to be a Christian leader.
She shows that although we are all sinners, God has given us all unique gifts. Black Blood Time Spirit Trilogy, 2. Melissa Pearl. Ron Roy. Sucks to Be Me. Kimberly Pauley. Princess Posey and the First Grade Parade. Stephanie Greene. Becoming Me. Melody Carlson. Snake Camp. George Edward Stanley. The Time Spirit Trilogy Omnibus. Nine Doors. Vicki Grant. That Was Then The Revealers. Doug Wilhelm. The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter. Kristen Tracy. For Always. Danielle Sibarium. Veronica Roth. Cindy C Bennett. Cidney Swanson. Like Moonlight at Low Tide.
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