In wise and consoling letters written to a grieving mother on the death of her child, Fr François Rene Blot draws from the greatest saints who testify with one voice that death’s wound, though grievous, separates us but a short while from those who have died before us. Acknowledging that profound sorrow at the death of a loved one is appropriate, Fr Blot nonetheless gives us reasons to be joyful: not only will we be reunited with our loved ones in heaven, but we can also look forward to our friendships being perfect, free of all selfishness and regrets. Moreover, the saints say, in heaven we will love and know the love of countless souls we never met on earth, our Guardian Angel, and all the choirs of angels!
An adaptable resource for your parish Adult Catechesis, RCIA, Parish Courses confirmation preparation, youth catechesis marriage preparation and self-instruction. Evangelium is a resource which enables all parishes to run courses for adults on the Catholic Faith. It offers an excellent grounding in the full panorama of Catholic beliefs. A modular resource, it follows the same division as the Catechism of the Catholic Church into Creed, Sacraments, Morals and Prayer. It is adaptable to different parish situations and can even be led by non-experts when necessary.
We hear the voices of the early Church Fathers even today. Their teachings, their guidance, their insights, and their sacrifice shaped the Catholic Church. They defined the canon of Scripture. They developed our creeds and forms of worship. They defined Christianity’s distinctive moral sense. But who were they? What can we learn from their ancient teachings? What can the Fathers teach the 21st century – about holiness, culture, faith, and the Gospel?
Don’t be so judgemental! “Why are Christians so intolerant?” “Why can’t we just coexist?” In an age in which preference has replaced morality, many people find it difficult to speak the truth, afraid of the reactions they will receive if they say something is right or wrong. Using engaging stories and personal experience, Edward Sri helps us understand the classical view of morality and equips us to engage relativism, appealing to both the head and the heart. Learn how Catholic morality is all about love, and why making a judgement is not judging a person’s soul.
St. Thomas Aquinas’ Catena Aurea is a masterpiece anthology of Patristic commentary on the Gospels – it includes the work of over eighty Church Fathers. For each of the four Gospel writers, the Catena Aurea starts by indicating the verses to be analyzed, then phrase-by-phrase, provides the early Fathers’ insights into the passage. The Catena Aurea, compiled by one of the Catholic Church’s greatest minds, is of immeasurable use to priests writing homilies, lay people engaged in private or family study or of the Gospels and religious instructors will find it an invaluable help in preparing lessons. It is the perfect companion to study the Scriptures in detail and receive the wisdom of St. Thomas on particular passages.
Many people are often understandably intimidated or overwhelmed by the sheer size and complexity of the Bible. Peter Kreeft has written a clear road map of the Bible, focusing his keen insight and engaging wit on the core message of each book. It won’t take long for you to understand why his guide to scripture has become a best-seller! Sparkling with intelligence and Kreeft’s trademark humor, You Can Understand the Bible will transform dry study into spiritually satisfying adventures in God’s Word.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a unique treasure intended for all the faithful. This edition incorporates the latest translations of key texts such as the Apostles’ Creed and prayers of the Mass. The text is further enhanced with a new, clearer and more attractive layout providing a lasting, accessible resource to educate and support readers in the faith. This indispensable reference book should be placed in the hands of every Catholic, giving them confidence in their faith and the ability to pass it on to future generations. For catechists, students, parents, teachers, young people, families and those involved in ministry. An invaluable resource for anyone, anywhere, who wants to explore and understand the richness and breadth of Catholic belief, teaching and practice.
Illustrated and bound in a soft imitation leather cover, this edition includes all the contents of the Simple Prayer Book, the best prayer book money can buy. The Simple Prayer Book is the trusted and timeless best-selling Catholic prayer book. Includes a doctrinal section updated in the light of the Catechism. Improved sections on Confession, Morning and Evening Prayer. New sections on Eucharistic Adoration, Prayers to the Holy Spirit and the Divine Mercy Devotion. Additional Prayers and devotional material arranged for easy access. Full and detailed contents list. Contains full text of the Mass.
The world today is changing rapidly. What was once settled is now questioned, and old traditions are discarded with reckless abandon. What does it mean to be an authentic man in such confusing times? What, if anything, does the Catholic Church have to offer to men
today about living a life of true manhood and virtue? The Catholic Gentleman is a solid and practical guide to manhood and holiness in the modern world. It offers the timeless wisdom of the Catholic Church to the many questions of men today on this important issue.