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  • Why Humanae Vitae was Right edited by Janet E. Smith

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    For the 25th anniversary year of the historic document Humanae Vitae (1968), Janet E. Smith has gathered together twenty-one outstanding essays and articles by well-respected thinkers to provide the demonstration that Pope Paul VI was not simply correct, but prophetic. While this document is stil...

  • The Spiritual Exercise of St. Ignatius by Saint Ignatius of Loyola

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    These Spiritual Exercises were written by Ignatius of Loyola, a theologian, priest, and founder of the Society of Jesus, in the sixteenth century. They are Catholic prayers, reflections, meditations, mental exercises, and directions designed to be read and carried out over a 28 to 30 day time per...

  • Saint Oscar Romero: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr by Kerry Walters

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    This new biography by Kerry Walters offers an inspiring look at St. Oscar’s life, starting in childhood and then tracing his evolution from a conscientious but unremarkable (and at times curmudgeonly) priest to a heroic prophet and—finally—a martyr, gunned down in 1980 while celebrating mass.

  • Catholic Street Evangelization: Stories of Conversion & Witness by Steve Dawson & Adam Janke

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    This book begins with the inspiring story of Steve Dawson—his dramatic conversion to Catholicism as a young man and his founding of St. Paul Street Evangelization, an international apostolate that has grown to hundreds of teams in seven countries in just a few years.

    Also included are other mo...

  • The Life of St. Philip Neri by Antonio Gallonio

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    St. Philip Neri is one of the best-loved saints of all time. Known as the ‘Apostle of Rome', he set in motion a great renewal of Christianity at the heart of the Church's capital city during the 1500's. St. Philip's foundation of the Oratory began by stimulating young laymen to conversion, prayer...

  • The Gospel of Mark: Ignatius Catholic Study Bible by Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch

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    Based on the Revised Standard Version—Catholic Edition, this volume leads readers through a penetrating study of the Gospel of Mark, using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights and commentary...

  • Because God Is Real: Sixteen Questions, One Answer by Peter Kreeft

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    Atheistic and agnostic writers are aggressively attacking traditional religious beliefs. Philosopher and prolific writer Peter Kreeft is up to the challenge in this work of popular apologetics aimed at both teens and adults. The masterful Kreeft tackles sixteen crucial issues about the deeper mea...

  • The Imitation of Christ by Thomas á Kempis

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    The spiritual classic by Thomas á Kempis, the second most widely read spiritual book after the Bible, has had an astonishing impact on the spiritual lives of countless saints, peasants, and popes for centuries. Even today, the soul-searching words of the fifteenth-century cleric Thomas á Kempis c...

  • To Jesus Through Mary by Peggy Olds

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    This family Rosary manual will help you and your children to share the beauty of the Rosary and grow in love and appreciation of Jesus and Mary.
    Saying a decade or an entire Rosary daily gives a strong message to a child that God’s role in the family is paramount and that the child is an importan...

  • A School of Prayer: The Saints Show Us How to Pray by Pope Benedict XVI

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    Prayer is essential to the life of faith. In this superb book, based on Pope Benedict's weekly teaching, he examines the foundational principles of the life of prayer. Believers of various backgrounds and experience in prayer-from beginners to spiritually advanced-will be enriched by this spiritu...

  • Following Jesus Everyday: How Believing Transforms Living by Christoph Cardinal Schönborn

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    How can Christians really live what we believe as followers of Christ? How can our faith in Jesus transform our daily lives? In simple but profound words and vibrant images from the renowned Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, the doctrine and the practice of the faith are fruitfu...

  • Peter: Keys to Following Jesus by Tim Gray

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    Renowned scholar Dr. Tim Gray masterfully guides you through the tumultuous and inspiring life of Peter—from his call to discipleship to his eventual martyrdom in Rome. Using Sacred Scripture and tradition, Dr. Gray highlights important lessons from Peter's life, including

    How to become a trus...

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Heaven But Never Dreamed of Asking by Peter Kreeft

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    In the style of C. S. Lewis, Kreeft provides an unexcelled look at the nature of Heaven that offers readers a refreshingly clear, theologically sound, and always fascinating glimpse of that "undiscovered country." Kreeft's engaging and informative account thoughtfully answers intriguing questions...

  • Catholicism & Fundamentalism: The Attack on Romanism by Bible Christians by Karl Keating

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    Karl Keating defends Catholicism from Fundamentalist attacks and explains why Fundamentalism has been so successful in converting "Romanists." After showing the origins of Fundamentalism, he examines representative anti-Catholic groups and presents their arguments in their own words. His rebuttal...

  • Sacraments in Scripture by Dr. Tim Gray

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    This book delves into the biblical origin for each of these masterpieces of God's love. Gray guides readers through the Gospels, showing Christ's deliberate acts to inaugurate these sacred signs as the foundation of the New Covenant.

  • A Family of Saints: The Martins of Lisieux–Saints Thérèse, Louis, and Zélie by Stéphane-Joseph Piat

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    "God gave me a father and mother more worthy of heaven than of earth." —Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

    The recent, and unprecedented, canonization by Pope Francis of a husband and wife, Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of Saint Thérèse, has stirred a great interest in this extraordinary family. T...

  • Open Wide the Doors to Christ: Discovering Catholicism by Lucas Pollice

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    Open Wide the Doors to Christ is a powerful tool for both teachers and students of the Catholic faith. An excellent resource for RCIA and Adult Faith Formation, this insightful book discusses the basics of the Catholic Faith—and how we can live it fully. As the "meat and potatoes" of Catholicism,...

  • Mission of the Messiah: On the Gospel of Luke by Dr. Timothy Gray

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    Mission of the Messiah is a compelling study of the Gospel of Luke that presents the messianic mission of Jesus as the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. The review questions at the end of each chapter provide fresh material for individual reflection or group discussion. This book is a must f...

  • Love Unveiled: The Catholic Faith Explained by Edward Sri

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    Man cannot live without love.... His life is senseless if love is not revealed to him, if he does not encounter love, if he does not experience it and make it his own, if he does not participate intimately in it.
    — John Paul II, Redemptor Hominis

    If you were asked what immediately comes to m...

  • Who Designed the Designer? A Rediscovered Path to God's Existence by Michael Augros

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    The “New Atheists” are pulling no punches. If the world of nature needs a designer, they ask, then why wouldn't the designer itself need a designer, too? Or if it can exist without any designer behind it, then why can't we just say the same for the universe and wash our hands of a designer altoge...

  • When the Church Was Young by Marcellino D’Ambrosio

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    If the word trinity isn’t in Scripture, why is it such an important part of our faith?
    And if the Bible can be interpreted in many ways, how do we know what to make
    of it? And who decided what should be in the Bible anyway?

    The Church Fathers provide the answers. These brilliant, embattled, ...

  • Angels & Demons: What Do We Really Know about Them? by Peter Kreeft

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    In response to actual questions many people have asked him about angels and demons, well-known author and philosophy professor Peter Kreeft separates fact from fantasy, and myth from reality, as he answers 100 common questions about these spiritual beings. Based on a very popular college course h...

  • A Shorter Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of St. Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica by Peter Kreeft

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    A shortened version of Kreeft's much larger Summa of the Summa, which in turn was a shortened version of the Summa Theologica. The reason for the double shortening is pretty obvious: the original runs some 4000 pages! (The Summa of the Summa was just over 500.) The Summa is certainly the greatest...

  • Conquering Coronavirus by Teresa Tomeo

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    Whether the coronavirus still threatens you, your friends, and your family or has 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 f...