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30-Day Eucharistic Revival: A Retreat with St. Peter Julian Eymard

30-Day Eucharistic Revival: A Retreat with St. Peter Julian Eymard
$15.95
Several popes have referred to St. Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868) as "the Apostle of the Eucharist." Nonetheless, he is not that well known in the universal Church. When it comes to worldwide recognition of his extraordinary life, as well as the many amazing things he did to foster a greater love for the Blessed Sacrament, most Catholics are unfamiliar with him and have never heard his name. That is about to change. 30-Day Eucharistic Revival is intended to help you, your children, your grandchildren, and all future generations rediscover and experience a revival of belief in the Real Presence, especially during the period of National Eucharistic Revival in the United States.
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9781596146013
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2024-01-01
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40 Days to Peace and Union with God: A Journey in Prayer Through the Daily Gospels Year A- Gospel of St. Matthew

40 Days to Peace and Union with God: A Journey in Prayer Through the Daily Gospels Year A- Gospel of St. Matthew
$14.95

In the tradition of his popular Bible study devotional The Better Part, Fr. John Bartunek offers these stirring meditations to guide you in the way of mental prayer―the prayer of the saints. This practical companion will help you actively engage in this essential form of prayer and cultivate a true friendship with Christ. It will also teach you to rest in God’s love and receive healing, grace, peace, and joy during this sacred season.

Fr. Bartunek’s brief, power-packed reflections, focusing on Lenten themes from true fasting to carrying your cross to overcoming fear and temptation, will help you structure your prayer, grow in faith, and experience renewal. They will also enable you to follow the Holy Spirit’s lead along the path to holiness, encounter the Real Presence of our Lord more fully, and cultivate a greater love of neighbor in your heart. Features include:

  • A three-step guide to daily mental prayer with short explanations
  • The “Five-R method” for meditative prayer (Who knew it could be so easy?)
  • Daily inspirations from Scripture and the saints to stir your thirsty heart in prayer
  • Reflections to help you develop a truly personal relationship with God
  • Introspective questions to help you converse with God and “go deeper” in your faith journey
  • Tips for persevering in prayer during difficult times and making resolutions

Every saint and renowned spiritual director throughout the ages has said the same thing: if we desire to become saints, we must spend time daily in meditation. This life-changing book will irrigate the soil of your soul and enliven your faith, giving you a heightened spiritual maturity and a greater share in the abundant life. This volume―the first of three―also contains a resource list, including a video series, for further spiritual direction and support.

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9781644139974
Publication Date: 
2023-02-14
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Above All, Love: Discerning Ways to Defend Life with Charity and Justice

Above All, Love: Discerning Ways to Defend Life with Charity and Justice
Gillette, Elizabeth
$14.95

As followers of Christ, each of us is called to participate in pro-life activities, whether in an active ministry group or individually. We are called to respect, protect, love, and serve every human life.

Above All, Love will set you on an in-depth personal journey, helping you to cultivate your own pro-life attitude and activities through relatable stories, Scripture verses, and thought-provoking questions. The book culminates with an examination of conscience and prayers focused on pro-life ministry.

Written by a post-abortive mother who has been active for more than a decade in pro-life ministry, Above All, Love offers a first step in healing the fractures that have plagued this ministry, helping all of us to look inward and strive for sanctification. Author and speaker Elizabeth Gillette describes how she felt as a mother facing a crisis pregnancy and how no one "stood in the gap" for her. Her personal testimony and the lessons she has learned will equip all of us to take responsibility for our own pro-life activities and defend life with intention.

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9781639660346
Publication Date: 
2023-10-16
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Andrew Is Up All Night: A Catholic Child's Book about Fear

Andrew Is Up All Night: A Catholic Child's Book about Fear
Gibson, Christine
$9.95

Andrew lies awake at night, worried about his first day of school. Moving to a new house in a new town at the beginning of summer was one thing. Starting at a new school is different. Instead of going to school in the morning, he just wants to hide in his bed with the covers over his head.

In Andrew Is Up All Night, children will learn how to handle the tricky emotion of fear with the help of their Catholic Faith!

Find more to help your children or students identify and manage the emotions they are feeling in the companion books Alex Blows His Top and Jane's Dismal Day. Written by a Catholic school counselor, this series from OSV Kids provides a Catholic approach to emotions that integrates practical responses with spiritual guidance for handling emotions with the Lord's help.

By the end of each book in this series, children will learn what that particular emotion looks and feels like, and that the emotion itself is normal. Bible stories, wisdom from saints, and prayer are also included so that children can understand that even great heroes of the Bible and saints through the ages have felt the same way.

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9781681929545
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2023-10-02
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Best Argument for God

Best Argument for God
Flynn, Patrick
$21.95

When the medieval theologian Thomas Aquinas addressed the best arguments against God in his masterwork, the Summa Theologica, he listed only two. The first was the problem of evil: How can God â " who is perfectly good â " exist alongside that which is against Him? His second: Is God really needed to explain the world?

In this landmark work, Patrick Flynn presents the best arguments for God while also addressing the strongest objections. This book is destined to become the apologetic gold standard for defending classical theism against atheistic naturalism. Flynn clearly identifies what is at stake and then provides you with cogent, accessible, yet potent defenses to counter those arguments that atheists routinely make to justify their claim that there is no God.

Flynn masterfully defines commonly misconstrued terms â " from worldview and intelligibility to scientism, ontology, and metaphysical intuition â " and illustrates them with real-world examples. He explains the Principle of Sufficient Reason and how it is used to support the reality of God. You also will acquire the foundation you need to understand the best philosophical arguments for Godâ (TM)s existence.

Drawing from insights from philosophers Aristotle and Aquinas to Leibniz and Lonergan, you will find extensive philosophical reasons to accept and explain:

  • Two step-by-step cosmological arguments
  • How phenomena â " like consciousness and moral intuition â " confirm God's existence
  • The fine-tuning of creation (and why God â " and not the multiverse â " is the best explanation of that)
  • Why the assertion that everything can be explained by science is unreasonable
  • Whether God can be falsified â ] and if that even matters!
  • Whether belief in a necessary being is embracing a â oegod of the gaps⠝
  • With sidebar definitions and detailed explanations, Flynn guides you in learning authentic reasons for your belief in God. He evaluates whether itâ (TM)s simpler to believe in God or not, and he provides numerous arguments from philosophy, science, and plain common sense. Additionally, you will discover how even the traditionally held attributes of God point to His existence.

    This seminal book turns the tables on and pokes holes in the theory of naturalism. Flynnâ (TM)s in-depth analysis will give you the tools you need to share your belief in such a way that those who deny Godâ (TM)s existence will have to defend their view. Also featured is an appendix with a dozen additional objections and bulletproof replies for the existence of God.

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    9781644137802
    Publication Date: 
    2023-10-17
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    Betrayed Without a Kiss: Defending Marriage After Years of Failed Leadership in the Church

    Betrayed Without a Kiss: Defending Marriage After Years of Failed Leadership in the Church
    Clark, John
    $29.95
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    9781505127638
    Publication Date: 
    2023-10-31
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    Bible Mary: The Mother of Jesus in the Word of God

    Bible Mary: The Mother of Jesus in the Word of God
    $18.95
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    9781683573371
    Publication Date: 
    2023-12-01
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    C'Est La Confiance

    C'Est La Confiance
    Pope Francis
    $6.95

    In his apostolic exhortation C'Est La Confiance ("It Is Confidence"), Pope Francis reflects on Saint Thérèse of Lisieux on the 150th anniversary of her birth. The title of the document is taken from words used by Saint Thérèse in a letter to a Carmelite sister expressing her full confidence in the merciful love of God. As she stated, "It is confidence and nothing but confidence that must lead us to Love."

    Thérèse (1873-1897), popularly known as the "Little Flower," is one of the best known and most beloved saints. Pope Francis writes that "[w]e would do well to delve more deeply into her message" shared in her Story of a Soul as well as the example she set forth with her "little way" of life -- the path of trust and love.

    "Therese, for her part, wished to highlight the primacy of God's action; she encourages us to have complete confidence as we contemplate the love of Christ poured out to the end," Pope Francis writes. "With confidence, the wellspring of grace overflows into our lives, the Gospel takes flesh within us and makes us channels of mercy for our brothers and sisters."

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    9781639662371
    Publication Date: 
    2024-01-15
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    Catholicism Everywhere: From Hail Mary Passes to Cappuccinos: How the Catholic Faith Is Infused in Culture

    Catholicism Everywhere: From Hail Mary Passes to Cappuccinos: How the Catholic Faith Is Infused in Culture
    Hoffner, Helen
    $19.95

    Many faithful Catholics greet God and give Him thanks and praise when they arise in the morning and retire at night. How they stay connected with Him and the Faith throughout the day, however, varies widely. Many forget that He is right there to call upon whenever the need or impulse arises. Others see Him all around, in the flowers of the field, the birds of the air, the smile of a child. Uniquely, Catholicism Everywhere treats the reader to the many expressions of God in the hobbies, foods, structures, and inventions developed by the Catholic Church and her members.

    Enjoy a cup of coffee and thank Pope Clement VIII for his refusal to ban coffee and his edict proclaiming it to be an acceptable drink for Christians. Turn on the radio and recall that Fr. Jozef Murgas patented a form of wireless telegraphy, made the first wireless voice transmission, and gave away his secrets to allow for the development of radio. Send an e-mail and shop online with a nod to Sr. Mary Kenneth Keller, a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who became one of the first two students to earn a doctorate in computer science, helping pave the way for personal computing.

    In these crisp, compelling passages, you will also learn about:

  • The saint whose research led to the discovery of insulin
  • The priest who posited the big bang theory
  • The thrilling significance of the St. Michael's Jump
  • The origin of the Hail Mary pass
  • The saint who used beer to help save lives
  • The actor whose promise in prayer led to the building of a famous children's hospital
  • The film Pope Paul VI said would bring more people to Christ than anything before
  • These and other remarkable stories show how the Catholic Church and her members have borne tremendous fruit, in faith, to serve their fellow man. This book features chapters on pets, gardening, health care, cuisine, travel, entertainment, science, and more, including the Catholic founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, the Mayo Clinic, the Blue Army, the Knights of Columbus, and the Legion of Mary.

    From sports to weather forecasting to wedding customs to military service, Catholicism Everywhere connects your work, your play, and your daily habits with the vibrant heritage, culture, and prayers of the Catholic Faith.

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    9798889110583
    Publication Date: 
    2024-02-20
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    Catholics in Exile: Biblical Wisdom for the Journey Home

    $24.95
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    9781645853428
    Publication Date: 
    2023-09-18
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    Citizens Yet Strangers: Living Authentically Catholic in a Divided America

    Citizens Yet Strangers: Living Authentically Catholic in a Divided America
    Craycraft, Kenneth
    $26.95

    It's hard -- and getting harder -- to discern the proper relationship between our Catholic Faith and American political life. Democrat, Republican, third party, or independent -- how do we make sense of it all?

    Citizens Yet Strangers resets the framework of how we engage with politics as Catholics. As author Kenneth Craycraft argues in this book, American Catholics have been more influenced by classical liberal political theory (of both the "conservative" and "liberal" variety) than by historic Catholic moral theology. While some incidental policy positions of the Democratic and Republican parties converge with Catholic moral teaching, for most Catholics, their respective positions are directed by their party affiliation, not by Catholic moral doctrine.

    Craycraft explains how Catholic theology transcends partisan politics, and he challenges Catholics to move away from the individualist liberal impulses of American political identity, whether on the left or the right. Avoiding the common clichés that prevent us from examining the role our faith should play in our public actions, this book dives deeper into the very way we orient our moral and political lives.

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    9781639660810
    Publication Date: 
    2024-03-11
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    Commentary on the Book of Isaiah: An In-Depth Look at the Gospel of the Old Testament

    Commentary on the Book of Isaiah: An In-Depth Look at the Gospel of the Old Testament
    Pacwa, Mitch
    $32.95
    "Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ."
    --Saint Jerome

    Understanding the book of Isaiah is fundamental to attaining a deeper knowledge of our Faith. In Father Mitch Pacwa's new book, Commentary on the Book of Isaiah, the prolific scripture scholar unpacks the mysteries contained in this prophetic book to guide Catholics on the path of sanctity. Isaiah is undoubtedly the greatest prophet in the Old Testament. The name Isaiah means "God is Salvation," which points to the main theme throughout the book. God has come to save His people, and this message is what makes Isaiah a necessary book for every Catholic to read, understand, and meditate upon. While reading the book of Isaiah is not always clear and straightforward, this commentary organizes the events and prophecies in chronological history to help the reader grasp all the grace and messages this beautiful book has to offer. This book can help us in our understanding of our faith as it traces the themes of the oneness of God, His perfections reflected in creation, God's punishment, the remnant, and the sending of the Messiah. Commentary on the Book of Isaiah will be an invaluable aid to your spiritual life as you come to know God through scripture.

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    9781505129908
    Publication Date: 
    2024-02-06
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    Detransition Diaries

    Detransition Diaries
    Fell, Kallie
    $18.95

    We live in unprecedented times, when what was known for thousands of years, that we are created male and female, is now up for debate. It is now controversial to see that sex is binary, that a man can never become a woman, nor a woman a man, and that men should not enter women's sports, women's bathrooms, and women's prisons, merely for saying that they are a woman. We are witnessing a rapid rise in gender confusion among young people, especially among young women and girls.

    The Detransition Diaries is both personal and historical. It is personal in that it recounts the stories of five women and two men who felt they were born in the wrong body and believed the lie they were told by peers, teachers, and medical professionals that they could be their "true" selves by medically and surgically altering their bodies to match the opposite sex. Their stories describe the short- and long-term harm that so-called gender-affirmative medicine did to their mental and physical health. The book is historical because it outlines the history of the "gender-affirmation" movement, including the various individuals and organizations who have peddled the idea that the sexual binary is arbitrary.

    The book closes with an analysis on how this dark chapter in medical abuse might end and what is needed for medicine to regain its obligation to do no harm.

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    9781621646372
    Publication Date: 
    2024-02-23
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    Devil and Communist China: From Mao Down to XI

    Devil and Communist China: From Mao Down to XI
    Mosher, Steven W
    $29.95
    As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said, "Within the philosophical system of Marx and Lenin, and at the heart of their psychology, hatred of God is the principal driving force, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions." This is certainly true of the leaders of the Communist "dynasty" that currently rules China. Chairman Mao, the founder of the Red Dynasty, proudly referred to himself as wu fa wu tian--a Chinese phrase meaning that he was both Godless and lawless. His hatred of God was matched only by his rejection of all authority other than his own.

    The current occupant of the Dragon Throne, Xi Jinping, has a thriving personality cult, including a Xi Jinping app that everyone must have on their phones, which downloads daily readings from Xi's speeches and writings. Churches are being turned into "Civilization Practice Stations for the New Era," their Bibles confiscated and replaced with Xi's collected works, sermons replaced with political indoctrination of the "Thou shalt have no other gods before you than the CCP" kind. Pictures of Jesus Christ are taken down and 2replaced with pictures of Chairman Mao and Secretary Xi.

    In The Devil and Communist China, Steven W. Mosher lays out in great detail the diabolical self-aggrandizement rooted in Chinese ancient political theory, called Legalism, which established the prototype for the totalitarian rule that the Chinese people suffer under today. It is perhaps no accident that the red dragon has been China's archetypal symbol since the nation's unification in 220 BC. The Devil's false promise has always been "You shall be as Gods," and China's leaders down to the present day continue to make this Faustian bargain, to the detriment of the Chinese people and--ultimately--their own souls.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781505126501
    Publication Date: 
    2024-03-19
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    Different Kind of Fast: Feeding Our True Hungers in Lent

    Different Kind of Fast: Feeding Our True Hungers in Lent
    Paintner, Christine Valters
    $19.99

    Clarify your true hungers--and nourish your soul.

    Fasting is not just the physical practice of giving up food. Fasting can also be a way to combat our culture of endless distractions and busyness. Fasting is an act of letting go, of making more internal space to listen to the sacred whispers of our lives. Join Christine Valters Paintner, online abbess of Abbey of the Arts, on a spiritual journey through seven different kinds of fasts, including fasting from control, from our attachments, from our grasping, and more. When we practice these fasts, we can discover unexpected spiritual gifts, as well as answers to deeper questions, leading us to ask: ""What is my true hunger?""

    Perfect for Lent, or any period when a deeper intention to clarify your true hunger is needed, A Different Kind of Fast helps us enter our hearts, stripping away old patterns and habits. Featuring striking woodcuts from artist Kreg Yingst, the book draws on the wisdom of the desert elders, Paintner offers practical contemplative practices like lectio divina, breath prayer, visio divina, meditation with desert wisdom, contemplative walks, and creative rituals. As we fast from rushing, planning, being strong, holding it all together, seeking certainty, and control, we can softly reorient ourselves toward that which nourishes and fulfills us, for the reflective Lenten season and beyond.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781506492117
    Publication Date: 
    2024-01-02
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    Ethics for Beginners: Big Ideas from 32 Great Minds

    Ethics for Beginners: Big Ideas from 32 Great Minds
    Kreeft, Peter
    $24.95

    Socrates once said that a good person does not worry much about the little things, like whether he lives or dies, but only about the one big thing: whether he is a good person or a bad one.

    In Ethics for Beginners, celebrated philosopher Peter Kreeft reclaims the importance of ethical study in answering life's big questions: What is the meaning of life? How should I live? How should I treat other people? Unlike many modern texts on the subject, this one asserts that ethics is real, that good and evil are knowable, and that we can learn to act well and so become better and happier people.

    Surveying the "big ideas" of the thirty-two most important ethical philosophers, Ethics for Beginners is an apprenticeship to the greatest minds in history. With expert analysis and reflection from Kreeft, it offers a challenging and unforgettable treatment that is suitable for classroom and individual use alike.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781685780760
    Publication Date: 
    2024-01-22
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    Ezekiel

    Ezekiel
    $12.95

    This volume in the popular Ignatius Catholic Study Bible series leads readers through a penetrating study of the book of Ezekiel using the text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible.

    Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights by renowned Scripture scholars John Bergsma, Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church. These helpful study notes provide rich historical, cultural, geographical, and theological information pertinent to the Old Testament books--information that bridges the distance between the biblical world and our own.

    The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible also includes Topical Essays, Word Studies, and Charts. The Topical Essays explore the major themes of the book of Ezekiel often relating them to the teachings of the Church. The Word Studies explain the background of important biblical terms, while the Charts summarize crucial biblical information "at a glance".

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621641094
    Publication Date: 
    2024-01-08
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    Fathers of the Faith: Saint Athanasius

    Fathers of the Faith: Saint Athanasius
    Aquilina, Mike
    $14.95

    In this volume from the Fathers of the Faith series, you'll be introduced to Saint Athanasius of Alexandria. Who was he? What did he teach? Where and when did he live? Why is he an important figure in the history of the Church?

    In this accessible, bite-sized introduction, renowned author, speaker, and host Mike Aquilina gives an overview of Athanasius' life as a fourth-century Egyptian. Remembered as Athanasius the Great, he is one of the Church's most influential teachers and her greatest defender of the Incarnation.

    In addition to being a Doctor of the Church, Athanasius earned the title "Father of Orthodoxy" by standing firm against the Arian heresy - no matter the cost - as Bishop of Alexandria. Exiled five times, Athanasius was a lone voice crying out in the wilderness that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of the Father, is indeed consubstantial, one in being with the Father; and it is this divine Son who became incarnate for our salvation.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681923970
    Publication Date: 
    2023-09-25
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    Fathers of the Faith: Saint John Chrysostom

    Fathers of the Faith: Saint John Chrysostom
    Aquilina, Mike
    $14.95

    In this volume from the Fathers of the Faith series, you'll be introduced to Saint John Chrysostom. Who was he? What did he teach? Where and when did he live? Why is he an important figure in the history of the Church?

    In this accessible, bite-sized introduction, renowned author, speaker, and host Mike Aquilina gives an overview of John's life in Antioch and then Constantinople in the fourth and fifth centuries. Known to history as "golden-mouthed" because of his eloquent preaching, he is one of the most celebrated preachers of sermons in the history of the world and was also a prolific author.

    A Doctor of the Church, Saint John Chrysostom is remembered for his ascetical life and his courage. In the East, he is honored among the Three Holy Hierarchs. In the West, he is known as the Eucharistic Doctor. As archbishop of Constantinople, he was a figure of controversy, always in the middle of an argument with the powerful. He was a great figure in his time, and an even greater one after.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681925400
    Publication Date: 
    2023-09-25
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    Finding Peace in the Storm: Reflections on St. Alphonsus Liguori's Uniformity with God's Will

    Finding Peace in the Storm: Reflections on St. Alphonsus Liguori's Uniformity with God's Will
    Burke, Dan
    $17.95

    Sometimes discernment seems complicated, and we struggle to "be still" to listen to God's voice. Following the death of his spiritual director, St. Alphonsus Liguori penned timeless advice in a letter to one of his spiritual daughters, and it became the famous work titled Uniformity with God's Will. Now Dan Burke breaks open St. Alphonsus's eighteenth-century classic for you. He intersperses relevant explanations and insights within the text of this great saint and includes reflection questions for each chapter.

    St. Alphonsus explains, "We should most confidently abandon ourselves to all the dispositions of divine providence, since they are for our own good." In page after page, Burke shows you how the "wind and waves" can help you ascend to union with God. You will discover:

  • The "paralyzing cocktail" we drink when we reject God's will
  • When good works are displeasing to God (Can you guess?)
  • Three prayers that will assist you in directing all things to God's will
  • Two ways we can know God's love and hear His voice
  • Two life-altering spiritual disciplines according to St. Teresa of Ávila
  • How humiliation, adversity, and trials can bring freedom, healing, and salvation (You will be shocked!)
  • Liguori intersperses fascinating real-life examples from the saints to assist you in remaining steadfast amid afflictions. He explains three temptations that confront us and how to resist them, along with four practices of uniformity to God's will and a surefire way to unite your sufferings to Christ's sufferings.

    You will acquire tips on what to do during periods of aridity or desolation. Above all, you will discover how to enjoy peace of heart in all circumstances and foster loving conversation with God. By learning how to entrust yourself fully to God's holy will, you will experience His divine embrace and the fulfillment of your deepest desires.

    A "What Next?" section helps you take practical steps in doing God's will. Burke also provides a summary of the Paradigm of Ascent, which provides often hidden but foundational insights and practices necessary to live out Liguori's wisdom and to know the peace promised by God. In addition, he provides a simple action plan to implement these fruitful practices in your life.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9798889110262
    Publication Date: 
    2023-09-19
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    Fr. Gabriele Amorth: The Official Biography of the Pope's Exorcist

    Fr. Gabriele Amorth: The Official Biography of the Pope's Exorcist
    $29.95

    “Among men, a special role is played by exorcists. They are like the tips of diamonds in this army that counters evil with good. They are priests chosen to drive out the extraordinary presence of Satan and his army.” —Fr. Gabrielle Amorth When Fr. Gabriele Amorth passed away on September 16, 2016 at the age of ninety, he had given everything to Christ and His Church. He performed as many as twelve exorcisms in a day. He faithfully served sixty-nine years in the Pauline religious order, sixty-two as a priest, and thirty years as the pope’s exorcist. In this official biography, Father Amorth’s extraordinary life is revealed for the first time in English. In these pages, you will learn about a humble priest who initially refused the appointment of exorcist. You will discover how this spiritual son of Saint Padre Pio trained to be an exorcist and the details of his first exorcism. How he single handedly spearheaded the consecration of Italy to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He later founded what became the International Association of Exorcists (IAE), the only organization of its kind recognized by the Church. Father Amorth once said about exorcisms, “The battle can last for hours. And it almost never ends with deliverance. It takes years to free a possessed person. Many years. Satan is difficult to defeat.” Although the world knows him only as an exorcist, he was so much more. His profound prayer life, his simplicity, his love for poverty, his sense of humor, his fearlessness, his friendship with many saints, and his esteemed love for Our Lady set him apart. Because of Our Lady’s protection, he once declared, “I always say that it is the devil who is afraid of me.”  Everyone is called to do battle with devil, but only few people are given the power over the demons. And “despite the fatigue, disappointments, and losses, he would never retreat from the enemy.” Here, you will find the remarkable story of the most renowned exorcist of the last century, a warrior for Christ. “Those who knew him, already consider him a saint.” 

    Translation of: Don Amorth continua: la biografia ufficiale.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781505131581
    Publication Date: 
    2023-06-29
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    Gaming and the Heroic Life: A Quest for Holiness in the Virtual World

    Gaming and the Heroic Life: A Quest for Holiness in the Virtual World
    $14.95

    Video games fuel a fundamental human drive for adventure--like the epic quest to slay zombies, a solo voyage to rescue the princess, or setting off with a clan to defeat the final boss.

    The desire to be a hero in your journey is something Bobby Angel can relate to. A lifelong gamer, he was the cohost of the God and Gaming series on YouTube and often appears as a guest on Bearded Blevins's Around the Halo on Twitch. In Gaming and the Heroic Life, Bobby explains that you don't have to just play the role of hero in a game--you can actually pursue a heroic life by the way you engage the virtual world.

    Gaming and the Heroic Life is a map to becoming not only a better gamer but also a better person--one who has a purpose and knows where they fit into the world.

    The book contains three levels:

  • Level One explores why people love games and what games have to do with God.
  • Level Two examines how the Easter eggs of truth, beauty, and goodness in games impact players in much the same way that they impact your relationship with God.
  • Level Three demonstrates how gaming can propel players AFK (away from keyboard) to find purpose and meaning in service to others.
  • Bobby shows where video games intersect with a life of faith in God--how games echo with our call to holiness and how we can respond to that call in both the virtual and real worlds.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781646802494
    Publication Date: 
    2023-10-27
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    Get Behind Me Satan

    Get Behind Me Satan
    Amorth, Fr Gabriele
    $16.95

    Fr. Gabriele Amorth, known as "the Pope's Exorcist," exposes the reality of evil and lays out what our response should be in a time when the devil appears more powerful and cunningly alluring than ever. Our age, Fr. Amorth explains, is seduced by the wiles of the enemy -- either through fascination with the occult or through willful ignorance. There is, however, nothing to fear when we put on the armor of God.

    In these absorbing pages, Fr. Amorth offers ways to equip yourself and your loved ones for the spiritual battle that all humans are destined to face -- and to attain victory. From the pen of the legendary priest exorcist, you will learn gripping details about:

  • The figure of Satan and key ways to protect yourself from diabolical snares
  • The role of exorcists -- past and present -- and their discernment in counseling afflicted souls
  • Lessons from the saints in overcoming the temptations and attacks of the devil
  • Six types of disturbances that the devil can provoke (Can you guess them?)
  • Three things that cause a soul to fall into diabolical disturbances
  • Signs of diabolical possession and the view of science in such cases
  • An invaluable collection of tried-and-true traditional prayers is also included for protection against the devil and liberation from his bondage.

    Fr. Amorth further explains the origin of Hell and the primary tactic the devil uses in pursuit of souls. He also provides a brief overview of the history of exorcism from the earliest centuries of Christianity and describes the ministry of exorcism, yesterday and today. Drawing from the riches of his experience, Father clarifies how he evaluates whether an individual is suffering due to preternatural causes and reveals the only authentic proof of malevolent influence.

    Significantly, you will see how the ability to cast out demons testifies to Jesus' divinity and will discover ways that all of the faithful can intercede for the afflicted. Above all, you will be consoled by the power of Christ over the enemy and learn to rest safely in His care while trusting that by His Precious Blood shed on the Cross the triumph is already won.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9798889111207
    Publication Date: 
    2024-02-20
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    Get Married: Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization

    Get Married: Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization
    Wilcox, Brad
    $32.00

    A Next Big Idea Club Must-Read

    What's the recipe for happiness? If you listen to liberal elites or red pill influencers, you'd say it's making money, living for yourself, and staying single without kids--and you'd be wrong. Nothing predicts happiness better than a good marriage.

    According to new research by the University of Virginia sociologist Brad Wilcox, our kids and communities--not to mention our civilization as a whole--are much more likely to flourish when the state of our unions is strong. Despite this, record numbers of Americans are not succeeding at getting or staying married.

    In this hard-hitting book, Wilcox reveals the anti-family messages and policies coming out of Holly-wood, Washington, the media, academia, and corporate America that have weakened marriage. Along the way, he knocks down a number of myths they've propa-gated. He reveals:

    - Both men and women who get and stay married accumulate much greater wealth than people who don't marry.

    - Married men and women with families report more meaningful lives, compared with their single and childless peers.

    - Couples who take a "we-before-me" approach to married life--by, for instance, sharing joint checking accounts--are happier and less divorce-prone than couples who do not.

    - Couples who forge "family-first" marriages--characterized by frequent date nights, family fun time, and chores done with the kids--enjoy the happiest marriages.

    Wilcox spotlights four groups--Asian American, Conservative, Faithful, and Strivers--who have built strong, stable marriages by defying the me-first mes-sages of our elites in favor of a family-first way of life.

    This is a book for anyone who wants to under-stand why, even as fewer men and women tie the knot, America's most fundamental institution matters for our civilization more than ever. And for men and women looking to establish strong, stable, and happy unions for themselves and their children, Get Married reveals the road forward.

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    9780063210851
    Publication Date: 
    2024-02-13
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    Go and Fear Nothing: The Story of Our Lady of Champion

    Go and Fear Nothing: The Story of Our Lady of Champion
    $17.95

    Did you know there is a Church-approved Marian apparition site in the United States? Marian apparitions are appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary, coming down from heaven to earth, to one or more people. In 1859, Mary appeared three times to a young woman named Adele Brise in the Wisconsin frontier.

    During the third apparition, Adele froze in her tracks at the sight of a beautiful woman, clothed in dazzling white, with a yellow sash around her waist. She had a crown of stars around her head, and her long, wavy, golden hair fell loosely over her shoulders. The lady in white introduced herself to Adele as the Queen of Heaven. Today, people from all over the United States and the world visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion in Champion, Wisconsin, located on the spot where Mary appeared to Adele.

    Go and Fear Nothing brings to life for young people this incredible real-life story and Our Lady's message of praying for the conversion of sinners, learning our catechism, receiving the sacraments with devotion, and relying on her unfailing help. When we doubt ourselves or feel like we need to make excuses for our weaknesses, we can remember Our Lady's words to Adele: "Go and fear nothing. I will help you."

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781639660506
    Publication Date: 
    2023-11-13
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    God Is Ever New: Meditations on Life, Love, and Freedom

    God Is Ever New: Meditations on Life, Love, and Freedom
    Benedict XVI, Pope
    $19.95

    With this concise anthology of Benedict XVI's lessons on the Christian life--on faith, hope, love, joy, youth, holiness, and freedom--readers find themselves walking side by side with a great spiritual father.

    "Benedict XVI", as Pope Francis reflects in the book's foreword, "knew how to bring heart and mind, thought and feeling, rationality and emotion in concert with one another--a fruitful model of how one can tell the world about the shattering power of the Gospel."

    The crystallized excerpts in God Is Ever New are drawn from lectures, speeches, homilies, and documents across the course of Benedict's papacy. Each grants a glimpse of a God who is full of surprises, never dull. Here, Benedict speaks not in the voice of an academic theologian but of a pastor, a companion on the journey.

    Let these poetic insights of Benedict XVI accompany you daily: in prayer, in adoration, in study, and in love.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621646525
    Publication Date: 
    2024-03-18
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    God's Amazing Mercy: Meditations by St. Faustina's Confessor and Spiritual Director

    God's Amazing Mercy: Meditations by St. Faustina's Confessor and Spiritual Director
    Sopocko, Bl Michael
    $14.95
    A vital part of the treasury of the Divine Mercy message and devotion, this edition of God is Mercy, a short work by St. Faustina's confessor Bl. Michael Sopocko (1888-1975), introduces us to the place of Divine Mercy in salvation history. Enriched by Dr. Robert Stackpole's expert commentary, this special edition of a Divine Mercy classic belongs on every Catholic's shelf.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781596145740
    Publication Date: 
    2024-01-31
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    God's Ongoing Gifts to the Church: Issues Confronting Ecclesial Movements and New Communities

    God's Ongoing Gifts to the Church: Issues Confronting Ecclesial Movements and New Communities
    Leal de Sa C B, Nilson
    $17.95

    All of the baptized, equal in dignity, are called to participate in the mission of the Church and answer the universal call to holiness. The ecclesial movements and new communities that emerge are providential gifts of the Spirit of God and signs of His fruitfulness, affirmed by the recent documents of the popes.

    In these encouraging pages, you will see the harmony between vocations and the numerous blessings that flow from these movements in the Church, including the strengthening of marriages and the faith formation of young people. You will also discover how to discern and navigate the challenges that sometimes arise in living out the charisms of these communities in union with the local and universal Church.

    Drawing from his extensive experience with ecclesial communities in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe, Fr. Nilson Leal de Sá reveals:

  • The true meaning of charism
  • Four aspects of every believer's common mission
  • Eight ways to discern
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9798889110644
    Publication Date: 
    2023-10-17
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    Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful

    Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful
    $19.95

    Christ is "the way, and the truth, and the life";, but fallen mankind, although made in Christ's image, is not so pure. Human history--including Church history--is a tapestry woven of three threads: the good, the bad, and the beautiful. This book tells the story of Christendom over two millennia, focusing on what was good, bad, and beautiful in each century.

    These three threads run through the heart of every person, revealing the pattern of our individual lives. These very same threads bind together the collective lives of men and make up the fabric of culture and civilization. No one saw this three-dimensional form more clearly than Benedict XVI. For him, the goodness of the saints and the beauty of art are the only antidote to the dark thread of evil that runs through history. Inspired by this insight, Joseph Pearce presents the past twenty centuries to show how goodness and beauty--stemming from God himself--work to conquer the bad.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621645344
    Publication Date: 
    2023-11-06
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    Great Unknown: The Holy Spirit and His Gifts

    Great Unknown: The Holy Spirit and His Gifts
    Royo Marin, Antonio
    $18.95

    St. Paul asked some disciples, "Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed?" They replied, "We have not so much as heard whether there be a Holy Spirit" (see Acts 19:1-2).

    Incredible as it might seem after twenty centuries of Christianity, were St. Paul to ask the same question of a great many Christians today, he would receive an answer similar to that of those first disciples in Ephesus. Though the name "Holy Spirit" may be familiar to them, the vast majority of Christians today know very little of Him. But thanks to Fr. Marín, that is about to change.

    In these illuminating pages, you will discover the reason for this tragic forgetfulness, the sad result of the mass neglecting of the third Person of the Holy Trinity, and the way to cultivate a fruitful devotion to the Holy Spirit in your life.

    You will learn the rich theology of the Holy Spirit as set in Scripture and passed down through Church Fathers, Doctors, and mystics such as Bl. Columba Marmion. Additionally, you will come to fully understand and appreciate the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of Christ and the mission of the Church.

    As you discover His gifts and charisms, you will also learn:

  • Four ways the Spirit of God appears in the Old Testament
  • Practical methods to help you grow in docility to the Holy Spirit
  • Three reasons the Holy Spirit is so unknown
  • Ways the Spirit is revealed in the New Testament and through the sacraments
  • Three harmful effects of not knowing and worshipping the Holy Spirit
  • The one way for your soul to be practically and profoundly Christian
  • Most significantly, you will experience the sweetness of the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit in your soul and how He showers you with sanctifying grace. You will take a deep dive into the mystery of the Holy Spirit's gifts and the means of fostering them in your life for your salvation. As you allow yourself to bask in the presence of the Spirit, you will grow in fidelity and adoring love and behold His fruits in your life. Above all, you will see how the Holy Spirit is the reciprocal love of the Father and the Son.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781644138663
    Publication Date: 
    2023-11-21
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    Guadalupe and the Flower World Prophecy: How God Prepared the Americas for Conversion Before the Lady Appeared

    Guadalupe and the Flower World Prophecy: How God Prepared the Americas for Conversion Before the Lady Appeared
    $18.95

    At the beginning of the famous encounter between St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe, as Diego ascends Tepeyac Hill, he is suddenly surrounded by beautiful music and wondrous sights, whereupon he asks himself, "Where am I? Could this be the place that our ancestors spoke of -- the Flower World Paradise in the land of heaven?"

    With these words, St. Juan Diego ties his encounter to an ancient indigenous belief system -- a spiritual floral domain named "Flower World." This startling history was recently uncovered by anthropologists and archaeologists. In referencing this flowery paradise, Juan Diego opens up a fascinating link dating back to the very cradle of American civilization.

    Flower World permeated Pan-Mesoamerican culture from its inception, accentuating ancient American man's yearning for a paradisiacal afterlife saturated with music and beauty. This is expressively reflected in flower song poems of the era, whose primary metaphor is that of a singer calling down flowers from heaven to gather in his tilma so he might share them with lords and princes.

    This exciting new interpretation of American prehistory lays the groundwork for a prophetical reinterpretation of the Guadalupe narrative. Joseph and Monique Gonzalez shed new light on the astounding events of Our Lady's appearance at Tepeyac in December 1531. They present a fresh explanation of the roughly ten million indigenous conversions that occurred after the Blessed Mother's appearance -- considered the single largest Christian conversion event in history.

    Painstakingly tracing the latest archaeological interpretations of Flower World along with the philosophical ramifications behind the flower songs, the Gonzalezes make a compelling case for the Guadalupe apparition's being the culmination of thousands of years of evangelical preparation of the people of the Americas. In these enthralling pages, you will discover:

  • Whether the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe was a fabrication to convert the indigenous
  • That the miraculous tilma is part of a larger network of miraculous artistic expressions and ideas
  • The five ways Our Lady of Guadalupe attaches herself to ancient traditions
  • That the indigenous peoples had limited exposure to the tilma
  • The four-petaled flower symbol that connects earth and heaven
  • An ancient and mysterious poem that mirrors the Guadalupe narrative
  • The four pillars of "the bridge of understanding" that paved the way for the Gospels
  • That the gathered flowers in Juan Diego's tilma symbolize Jesus as the Path to eternal life
  • This hero's journey through the centuries is a love letter to the modern world that unveils in a stunning way the reality of God's salvific plan for the Americas, then and now.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9798889110330
    Publication Date: 
    2023-11-21
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    Guidance in Spiritual Direction: Advice from the Holiest Men and Women of All Time

    Guidance in Spiritual Direction: Advice from the Holiest Men and Women of All Time
    Doyle, Charles Hugo
    $19.95

    Spiritual direction is a vital aspect of the priestly ministry. It launches souls on the road to Heaven and keeps them oriented as the pathway becomes narrow and steep. Everyone -- from the pope to the most innocent of children -- needs spiritual direction.

    In these rich pages, Msgr. Charles Hugo Doyle shares wisdom and practical advice on the process that holds rewards not only for priests but for lay faithful as well.

    As Fr. Edward J. Hogan of St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore observed when the book was first published in 1958, "There are countless souls ripe for sanctity, full of generosity and desire, and needing only the expert advice of a divinely ordained doctor of souls to advance toward sainthood. Yet how often they remain unattended!"

    Fr. Hogan observed that some Catholic priests hesitate to engage in spiritual direction and to reap the harvest of saints it can produce because they suffer from "a feeling of inadequacy and of lack of the requisite knowledge for so sensitive an undertaking."

    This is why the famed Msgr. Doyle wrote this book. He guided a generation of priests in the time-tested methods of spiritual direction and even today serves as a guide for lay Catholics who want to progress in holiness but have yet to find a spiritual director of their own.

    In one timeless volume, Msgr. Doyle lays out the classic principles of Catholic spirituality and distills advice from saints who were commonly regarded as the greatest spiritual directors of their time. You will discover:

  • The art of maintaining a devotional spirit all day long
  • How to advance through the "spiritual stages"
  • The stumbling blocks to genuine meditation
  • Seven brief prayers that can increase your devotion at Mass
  • Eight indicators that you are growing in holiness
  • Ten proven methods to advance in virtue
  • You will also find ways the devil tries to disrupt you on the path to holiness and how to effectively battle the seven deadly sins. Additionally, you will learn about the danger of scruples, how to overcome them, and how to replace fear with a childlike trust and confidence in God.

    St. Vincent Ferrer, the great Dominican saint, said about spiritual direction, "A person who has a director by whom he allows himself to be guided . . . will more easily and quickly arrive at perfection than he ever could by himself."

    This book is a must for every serious Christian's spiritual library.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9798889110668
    Publication Date: 
    2024-02-20
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