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    By Alfons Maria Cardinal Stickler Publisher: Ignatius Press 1995, Softcover, 106 pages In order to arrive at a correct understanding of the much discussed topic of clerical celibacy, it is clearly necessary to clarify the pertinent facts and regulations found within the Church from its beginnings until the present time. Further, it is also necessary to explore the theological reasons for celibacy. This can only be done on the basis of a knowledge of the relevant sources and of current scholarship, especially if Cardinal Stickler's presentation is to be accepted as valid and scientifically credible. In order to understand the historical development of celibacy in the Western and Eastern Churches, this study will begin with an analysis of the actual concept of clerical celibacy which necessarily lies at the basis of the respective obligations that it imposes. In addition, in order that Stickler's conclusions be solidly founded, he provides an outline of the method which a proper treatment of this argument demands. The final part will be dedicated to the theological presuppositions and foundations of celibacy. (from the back cover)
  • By Alden Hatch and  Seamus Walshe Published by Hawthorn Books November 1958 Second Memorial Printing, Hardcover, 272 pages USED BOOK - This printing occurred shortly after Pope Pius XII died. The jacket is covered in plastic and is in good condition with slight wearing mostly at the spine and the back cover. The pages are clean overall with a couple of dirty spots at the edges. A very good copy. "Of all the great figures of out times, none is more universally respected or admired by men of all faiths than Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII. Yet, although he has led the Church through some of the most turbulent years in the history of mankind - including World War II, the postwar menace of Communism, the Korean War, the unrest in the Soviet satellites - very little is known by most people, whether Catholic or non-Catholic, about his life, his full career, and his many earlier achievements. There have been many books about Pius XII, but none seem to have told his story in terms the general reader might appreciate and enjoy. Here, for the first time, is a truly popular biography of the Pope. Written by Alden Hatch, an American Protestant famous for his biographies of the Eisenhowers, Clare Booth Luce, and other public figures, and Seamus Walshe, an Irish Catholic who has taught for many years at the Notre Dame International School in Rome and has close connections in Vatican circles, Crown of Glory is an intimate portrait of a great man. The result of two years of research in Rome itself among people who have known the Pope all his life, as well as in newspaper and magazine files and in libraries, this warmly sympathetic portrait brings new light to our knowledge of one of the most important figures of the century. From Eugenio's early days to enter the priesthood to Pius' vision during his recent illness, his story unfolds in detail which will interest readers of all faiths and contribute much to our understanding of this unique figure in modern history." (From the Goodreads Website)
  • By Alden Hatch and  Seamus Walshe Published by Hawthorn Books 1957 Fifth Printing, Hardcover, 253 pages USED BOOK - Clean copy, has dust jacket which is in good condition except at upper spine where there is some ripping and along spine where there is some wear. Pages are yellowed but intact. Good copy overall. "Of all the great figures of out times, none is more universally respected or admired by men of all faiths than Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII. Yet, although he has led the Church through some of the most turbulent years in the history of mankind - including World War II, the postwar menace of Communism, the Korean War, the unrest in the Soviet satellites - very little is known by most people, whether Catholic or non-Catholic, about his life, his full career, and his many earlier achievements. There have been many books about Pius XII, but none seem to have told his story in terms the general reader might appreciate and enjoy. Here, for the first time, is a truly popular biography of the Pope. Written by Alden Hatch, an American Protestant famous for his biographies of the Eisenhowers, Clare Booth Luce, and other public figures, and Seamus Walshe, an Irish Catholic who has taught for many years at the Notre Dame International School in Rome and has close connections in Vatican circles, Crown of Glory is an intimate portrait of a great man. The result of two years of research in Rome itself among people who have known the Pope all his life, as well as in newspaper and magazine files and in libraries, this warmly sympathetic portrait brings new light to our knowledge of one of the most important figures of the century. From Eugenio's early days to enter the priesthood to Pius' vision during his recent illness, his story unfolds in detail which will interest readers of all faiths and contribute much to our understanding of this unique figure in modern history." (From the Goodreads Website)
  • Published by Ignatius Press 2019 , Written by Sam Guzman, 177 pages. What it means to be a man or a woman is questioned today like never before. While traditional gender roles have been eroding for decades, now the very categories of male and female are being discarded with reckless abandon. How does one act like a gentleman in such confusing times? The Catholic Gentleman is a solid and practical guide to virtuous manhood. It turns to the timeless wisdom of the Catholic Church to answer the important questions men are currently asking. In short, easy- to-read chapters, the author offers pithy insights on a variety of topics, including
    • How to know you are an authentic man
    • Why our bodies matter
    • The value of tradition
    • The purpose of courtesy
    • What real holiness is and how to achieve it
    • How to deal with failure in the spiritual life
  • Published by The Catholic Truth Society 2015, Booklet, 95 pages This excellent pocket catechism provides a wealth of detailed guidance on, and explanation of, the Catholic faith. It explains Faith in God and the Apostle’s Creed, Hope and Christian Prayer, Charity as lived out in the Ten Commandments and other guidance of the Church. It also explains the Seven Sacraments, identifies the Christian virtues and their corresponding vices, and sets out the Christian’s Rule of Life and Daily Exercise. It also contains a section of common everyday prayers. (From the CTS Website) NOTE: You may choose to email or call us for the exact amount shipping for this item.
  • Christian prayer is always an encounter with God.  Drawing from a rich treasury of prayer spanning the Old Testament, the Fathers of the Church and the great saints of the Middle Ages, down to more recent times, this newly edited collection will help those seeking a fuller prayer life. Often too unsure to know how to pray for ourselves, the Holy Spirit helps us in our prayer as we bring our needs before the Father. Contains a wide variety of prayers to accompany us through the day, with well known Catholic devotions, suited to both private and shared settings. (From the CTS Website) NOTE: You may choose to email or call us for the exact amount shipping for this item.
  • Published by Pauline Books& Media 1988 Illustrated Paperback 22 pages
  • By Fr. Marcus Holden & Fr. Andrew Pinsent Published by Catholic Truth Society 2007, Softcover, 112 pages This new, illustrated, pocket catechism offers a succinct and reliable introduction into the fullness of the Catholic faith. Drawing on Scripture and Tradition, and fully cross-referenced to the Catechism and Compendium, its 25 chapters include: The Meaning of Life                              Confession & Anointing Creation & Fall                                        Marriage & Holy Orders Salvation History                                    Moral Action The Incarnation                                      Natural Law & 10 Commandments The Life of Christ                                    Grace & the Beatitudes The Paschal Mystery                              Virtues & Vices The Trinity                                                Christian Life in the world The Church                                              The Life of Prayer Scripture & Tradition                              The Lord's Prayer Mary & the Last Things                          Praying the Mass Liturgy & Sacraments Baptism             The Practice of Confession & Confirmation                                         Catholic Devotions The Eucharist
  • By Cynthia Harnett Published by Lerner Originally published as The Load of Unicorn in 1959. Bendy, whose family runs a scrivener's shop in fifteenth-century London, solves the mystery when the master printer, William Caxton, fails to receive the paper shipped to him aboard the cargo ship "Madalena."(Goodreads) Hardcover 235 pages Dust cover
  • By Francis J. Finn S.J.   The story opens upon Claude Lightfoot, a reckless 12 year old boy who constantly acts first and thinks later. After being in clash with some bullies, Claude is obliged to miss his First Communion. In the course of the story, Fr. Finn manages to cover a host of topics, including smoking, drinking, the devil, Confession, Holy Communion, retaining one s Baptismal innocence, the 9 First Fridays, the priesthood, mothers and sisters, truthfulness, lying, courage, effeminacy, atheism, sacrilege, baseball, Americanism (true and false), Latin, virtue, honor, leadership, etc.(Goodreads) paperback 245 pages
  • Edited by John Boyle Published by Christendom Press 1989, Softcover, 251 pages When the Vatican issued the Instruction on Respect for Human Life in 1987, a chorus of dissenting voices from within and without the Church was raised against it. Creative Love: The Ethics of Human Reproduction, a collection of trenchant essays by experts in the areas of law, medicine, politics, philosophy, and theology, is a comprehensive examination - and defence - of the Church's understanding of marriage, sexuality, and the family. Beginning with an inquiry into the way subjectivism has affected ethical thought, the book moves on to the nature of marriage and the human person, and concludes with practical - and pastoral - consideration. (From the back cover)
  • Miserere mihi, Domine, et exaudi orationem meam. These words, "Have pity on me, Lord, and hear my prayer" are the antiphon that precedes the first psalm of Sunday compline. They also sum up the purpose and scope of compline, the ancient night prayer of the Church, and a beautiful way to join your prayers to the thousands of monks, brothers, sisters, priests, and seminarians praying this same prayer. Our compline book will help you to enter deeply into the official prayer of the Church. With Latin-English text, and the propers for every night of the week, plus the tones for various seasons and feasts, special rubrics, and compline for Holy Week, this is the most complete Compline book available for the faithful. This booklet is perfect for enhancing your family's prayer life! 84 pp. softcover
  • Deepen your love and appreciation for this beautiful sacrament with our brand new booklet on Confession! Newly available from Angelus Press, this comprehensive book will help Catholics understand and prepare for the great sacrament of Penance. Too many Catholics simply don't spend time thinking or learning about Confession, or else, they don't spend enough time in the right way to truly prepare for it. This simple booklet will change that. Contains:
    • A Catechism on the Sacrament of Penance
    • A General, Short Examination of Conscience
    • A More Comprehensive Examination Specifically for Adults
    The last section is actually a month-by-month examination to help adults work on a specific virtue and root out a specific vice for each month of the year. It is sure to help you focus your efforts at spiritual growth! 96 pp. Softcover
  • By Bishop Tihamer Toth Published by Angelus Press 2015, Softcover, 235 pages In The Young Man of Character Monsignor Toth invites boys to take up the challenge of conquering their soul with their eyes set on an ideal that has inspired men from antiquity to modern times: the man of firm principles and dauntless will power; the knight without fear and beyond reproach; the gentleman; the lad with a soul as strong as steel, straight as truth, bright as daylight, and crystal clear. But all was not said in that book, for just as nature needs grace to perfect it, progress in character-building depends on following the ultimate ideal, our Lord Jesus Christ.

    BECOME A MAN OF CONVICTION

    Here for the first time in English is the supernatural side of the program! Following the Lord Jesus from the crib at Bethlehem to the cross on CalvaryChrist and the Young Man schools the reader in how to be victorious in the spiritual combat. Written specifically for boys, this books helps with
  • Pope John Paul II has had a profound theological and personal impact on Catholics and non-Catholics alike. In the scholarly tradition of Saint Augustine and Saint Thomas, he has found a new unity between faith and reason. The study of God, says John Paul, is also the study of humanity. He has come to vigorously insist on the rights and dignity of each human person, and on the divine importance of the family. John Paul teaches that the keystone of Christian living today is the communion of persons which is the family. Covenant of Love conveys this central message of his pontificate. It explores the influence of Christ on the modern family, human intimacy, and sexuality and illustrates the Pope's response to the violations of that familial communion: materialism, sterilization, pre-marital sex, abortion, polygamy, adultery and lust, contraception and artificial conception, and homosexuality. Written for the layman as well as for clerics, students, and educators, this volume will enhance the understanding and appreciation of Pope John Paul II's teachings. Covenant of Love, presents the extraordinary new way that John Paul II is using to present a new synthesis of the faith that can be the means of renewing the faith of all Christians and of bringing more people to Christ. It sets out his philosophical and theological design for every Christian who seeks a closer relationship with God--in the person of Christ, in the Church, and in the human heart. 329 pages paperback
  • By Jose Maria Gironella Published by Ignatius Press "Considered by many critics to be the greatest novel about the Spanish Civil War, this classic work by Spaniard José Maria Gironella is an unbiased account of the complicated events, movements and personalities that led up to the war. Beginning in 1931, Cypresses covers the next five years of political unrest, culminating in the explosion of the brutal war that wreaked such great havoc on Spain and its citizens. In his epic novel, both gripping and suspenseful, Gironella deftly portrays the human conflict, both internal and external. The most influential philosophical movements of the 20th century are embodied in various characters. Through them, the reader is introduced to every faction involved—anarchist, communist, Catholic, royalist, existentialist, and others." (From Ignatius Press website) NOTE: There may be an additional charge for shipping because of the weight of the book.