Art of Forming Young Disciples: Why Youth Ministries Aren't Working and What to Do about It

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At The Bedside of The Sick and Dying

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At the Heart of the Gospel: Reclaiming the Body for the New Evangelization

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The sexual revolution brought a terribly distorted vision of the body and sex into the mainstream. How should Christians respond? With his illuminating Theology of the Body, Pope John Paul II challenged the modern world not to stop at the surface, but to enter the depth of the "great mystery" that the body and sex reveal: a mystery that lies at the heart of the Gospel itself.
Since he first discovered John Paul II's teaching in 1993, Christopher West has devoted himself to sharing its life-transforming message with the world. In this highly anticipated work, West leads us into the depth of Christ's "nuptial union" with the Church, demonstrating how authentic Catholic teaching on the body and sex saves us from both the libertine perspective of popular culture and the cold puritanism that has sometimes infected Christianity. In the process, West provides a blueprint for reaching our sexually broken world in the "new evangelization."
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Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus S3

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Follow the Path of the Greatest Leader of All Time

The Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Workbook will help you explore your response to Jesus' call to faith. Each of us influences someone. How effective are you at making a positive impact on the people around you? How will you support and nurture the wisdom from The Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus book?

One sure way to put these lessons into practice is with the companion workbook. It is filled with practical ideas, real-life applications, and many additional tools to help you establish new habits and goals. For use by individuals or groups, The Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Workbook will equip you to become a leader and influencer in the mold of Jesus Himself.

Redefine relationships with your family, your peers, your co-workers, and complete strangers starting today. By adopting new attitudes and actions in your everyday life, you will live better, love more, and touch more lives in light of Jesus' example as servant, steward, and shepherd.

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CD-How to Talk About Same Sex Marriage

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Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy:: Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee

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This book is one in a series of eight, promulgated by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, which are the official catechetical resources for the Jubilee Year of Mercy (December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016).
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Doers of the Word: Moral Theology for the Third Millennium

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Echoing the Mystery

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Echoing the Mystery is a catechetical resource specializing in sharing the doctrines of the Faith. After the culmination of many years of catechetical teaching and engaging all ages to share these truths, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist joyfully present this beautiful master resource Echoing the Mystery. In a shared desire to compile and supply an all-encompassing source for 'echoing' the doctrines of the Faith, the Sisters have accomplished their long-held desire to transmit the catechetical teaching approach from reputable catechist, Barbara Morgan, finally presenting in one place, her decades-long teaching method of the keys to the doctrines.

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Embrace of Hope: Compassion in Times of Illness

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Pope Francis: Embrace of Hope, Compassion in Times of Illness is filled with the pope's insight and inspiration for all who face the test of sickness and illness. Pope Francis shows how hope is found in seeing and experiencing illness in the light of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

He reveals how grace grows in times of illness when:

Christians bring the peace of Christ to the sick through service and care.

Difficult moments become the path to forge stronger relationships with family, communities, and with Christ.

Men and women in science cultivate and apply God's gift of creation for the treatment and cure of diseases, setting free the oppressed.

Christ sets one free, helps one endure, and allows suffering for the sake of a greater joy yet to come.

This easy-to-read book has the best of Pope Francis's reflections on this challenging human experience.

Presented in an elegant design, this small book is easy to take with you and a joy to read!

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Engaging a New Generation: A Vision for Reaching Catholic Teens

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Reaching teens has always been a challenge. Add in the swirl of rapidly transforming culture and technology and no wonder today's teens are MIA at most traditional youth ministry offerings.

It s the elephant in the sanctuary today's teens are more likely to look at confirmation as their exit from Catholicism, rather than their initiation into the Faith. Sadly, many never return.

But how do we reach this new breed of teens? The formulas that worked with teens a generation or two ago, are now met with polite indifference.

Today, young people prefer substance over sensation involvement over indulgence. They hunger for authentic relationships. They long for spiritual experiences that are firmly rooted in truth and dignity.

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Evangelizing Catholics: A Mission Manual for the New Evangelization

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To be a Christian is to be an evangelizer. When the Catholic Church calls us to a "New Evangelization," that's simply a reminder us of what has always been true. The good news is: you can do it - you can evangelize - and Scott Hahn shows you how.
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Faith at Work & The Holy Moment CD

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Discover simple yet life-changing ways to live your Catholic faith wherever you go.

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Faith More Precious Than Gold

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Fresh Packet of Sower's Seeds: Third Planting

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This charming and useful collection of four books is a veritable gold mine of motivational true stories, tales, myths, quotable quotes, parables, and "slices of life". What makes these volumes so valuable is that they are exhaustively indexed by theme, making them an instant guide for anyone who wants to illustrate a point, or enjoy them simply for their wisdom and inspiration.
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Game Changer: The Role of the Holy Spirit in the New Evangelization

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Do you want to engage in the New Evangelization? Do you feel like something key is missing in your attempts to share the Good News? It’s time for a Game Changer—the Holy Spirit. In this booklet, Pete Burak explains how this relationship, too often overlooked, is the key to fruitful attempts to win hearts for Christ.

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Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith

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Losing a loved one is perhaps the most painful and overwhelming of life's experiences. It challenges you physically and emotionally, raises tough questions about the future, and incites impossible-to-answer questions about what you could have done differently. Your key to understanding all these issues ? and healing ? is your Catholic Faith. Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith gives Catholics a meaningful way to help themselves or others through this challenging time. With personal stories, reassuring prayers, and spiritual wisdom, it provides: An understanding of how grief affects ? and can be lightened by ? the heart, soul, and mind The perspective to sort through difficult physical, emotional, and spiritual feelings Positive ways to deal with sorrow Empowering wisdom for building a stronger faith Tips for providing comfort to adults, teens, and children who are grieving A perfect resource for grief support groups, clergy, lay ministers, and individuals alike, Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith offers comfort, empathy, and inspiration that will be relied upon time and time again.
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2006-03-01
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How to Win the Culture War

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The battle lines have been drawn. Many Christians have fallen into the trap of proclaiming "Peace! Peace!" when there is no peace. Hiding their eyes from the pressing issues of the day, they believe that resistance to the prevailing culture is useless. At the same time, other Christians have been too quick to declare war, mistaking battlefield casualties as enemies rather than victims. InHow to Win the Culture War Peter Kreeft issues a rousing call to arms. Christians must understand the true nature of the culture war--a war between the culture of life and the culture of death. Kreeft identifies the real enemies facing the church today and maps out key battlefields. He then issues a strategy for engagement and equips Christians with the weapons needed for a successful campaign. Above all, Kreeft assures us that the war can be won--in fact, it will be won. For those who hope in Christ, victory is assured, because good triumphs over evil and life conquers death. Love never gives up. Neither must we.
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Jesus' School of Life: Incentives to Discipleship

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In response to the great challenges faced by modern Catholics, Christoph Cardinal Schonborn presents an in-depth formation for intentional disciples of Jesus. His presentation is aimed at demonstrating that the call of Jesus is not an abstract idea but a real way of life, a school of life. Jesus forms his followers in the art of living well, which leads them to true fulfillment both now and in the life to come.

Drawing mainly on Scripture, and the Gospels in particular, the Cardinal shows how the way of conversion begins in a person's life and continues as his path until death. Every step along the way, the disciple is taught to believe, to trust, and to pray by the interior teacher--the Holy Spirit.

The Cardinal traces the path of discipleship through nine key stages: answering the call of Jesus, becoming his disciple, learning to pray, living the Beatitudes, receiving and giving forgiveness, embracing the cross, becoming his witnesses, receiving the Holy Spirit, and passing through death into life. We can walk safely and joyfully along this path if we attend Jesus' school of life and follow in the footsteps of the Master.

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Marginal Catholic: Challenge, Don't Crush

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This is a revised and updated edition of a pastoral classic. When an inactive Catholic seeks the sacraments there are many delicate and complex issues involved, each charged with emotional intensity. The Marginal Catholic summarizes official Church directives and provides practical, pastoral suggestions for resolving the concerns of all involved.
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0818908823
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2000-08-01
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New Evangelization-What's Our Message?

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New Pentecost

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Night of the Confessor: Christian Faith in an Age of Uncertainty

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Tomás Halík is a wise guide for the post-Christian era, and never more so than in his latest work, a thought-provoking and powerful reflection on the relationship between faith, paradox, change, and resurrection.
As the challenges of cultural secularization and dwindling congregation size confront religious communities across North America and Europe, and the Catholic Church in particular, Tomás Halík is a prophetic voice of hope. He has lived through the political oppression and intolerance of religion that defined Communist Czechoslovakia, and he draws from this experience to remind readers that not only does crisis lead to deeper understanding but also that any living religion is a changing religion. The central messages of Christianity have always seemed impossible, from peace and forgiveness in the face of a harsh world to love and self-sacrifice despite human selfishness to the victory of resurrection through the defeat of the cross. Acceptance of paradox therefore is the way forward, Halík explains. It is a difficult way that offers an unclear immediate future, but it is ultimately the only honest way.
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2012-01-10
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One Minute Apologist

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Fast answers to anti-Catholic claims! More accessible than thick theological tomes, more substantial than tracts, and better organized than other "quick answer" books, The One-Minute Apologist is the one source you'll find yourself turning to whenever you have the need to defend the Catholic Faith quickly, credibly, and well.
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2007-05-01
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Parables of Mercy: Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee: Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee

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This book is one in a series of eight, promulgated by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, which are the official catechetical resources for the Jubilee Year of Mercy (December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016).
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Poverty: Responding Like Jesus

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The poor will always be with you, Jesus said - but that doesn't mean Christians have ever figured out how to be with the poor.

Pope Francis has emphasized a vision of a "Church that is poor and for the poor." But growing economic inequality continues to spread across the globe. This book takes a fresh look at the role of churches, and individual Christians, in relating to poverty and the poor among them. A strong focus is placed on the biblical and theological roots of the Church's commitment to care for the poor.

At times praised as a virtue and blessed as a condition, poverty easily confuses us, and we are often left doing little to nothing to make a difference with and for the poor. As a social evil and a burden, poverty has elicited many kinds of reactions among the followers of Christ. It is time for Christians to figure out what to do about it.

Contributors include Pope Francis, Pheme Perkins, Sandra M. Schneider, and Thomas Massaro SJ.
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9781612616827
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Praying the Gospels: Jesus Launches His Ministry

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Fr. Mitch Pacwa has a gift for opening up the Scriptures, and he offers Catholics such a gift in this book of meditations on the beginnings of Jesus public ministry. Based on Ignatian principles, the thirty-nine mediations are meant to help readers use their imagination to enter into the Gospel scene and experience the presence of Jesus. From Jesus baptism in the Jordan to his temptation in the desert and the wedding feast at Cana, Fr. Pacwa provides fascinating background information about the text, such as the geography of Palestine and Jewish customs and ideas. Then he asks a series of questions that are intended to lead readers into a deeper examination of their own life and mission in the world today.
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2015-06-01
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Proposing Faith to Young People Today: A Strength for Living

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Rekindling the Christic Imagination: Theological Meditations for the New Evangelization

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The Second Vatican Council marked the beginning of the New Evangelization. It sought to communicate the Gospel's perennial newness to the contemporary world in a spirit of joy and hope. Yet despite the exhortations of Paul VI and John Paul II, a number of ecclesial and cultural factors deflected the church's evangelical energies, so that the council's radiant Christocentric vision faded in an increasingly polarized church.

In this important new work, Robert Imbelli probes the council's comprehensive Christocentric vision and its evangelical imperative. It maintains that Jesus Christ cannot be separated from his body, the church, and that the Eucharist effects the ongoing intimate communion between Head and members. It is this life-giving communion that the church desires to share with the wider world as the world's truth and salvation. Drawing on the writings of Pope Benedict and the witness of Pope Francis, Imbelli's insights will help transform what is merely notional for the reader into a vivid reality through the lure of beauty. Includes four-color illustrations.

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Search and Rescue: How to Bring Your Family and Friends Into--Or Back Into--The

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Bring those you love into or back into God's Church. Patrick Madrid explains why prayer, friendship, and common sense are among the most effective, time-tested methods for bringing family and friends into or back into the Church, and shows you how best to use them!
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Seven Deadly Sins of Apologetics: Avoiding Common Pitfalls When Explaining and Defending the Faith

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The renaissance of Catholic apologetics has done great good for the Church.

Ordinary Catholics are learning how to defend and explain the Faith- and to share it enthusiastically with others more fluently and confidently than ever.

As an experienced apologist and evangelist, Mark Brumley has seen firsthand what this renaissance has accomplished. But he has also witnessed its dangers and pitfalls; some of which are so serious that, left unchecked, they can undermine all our efforts. When we try to prove too much from reason alone, for example, or when we let prideful desire to win arguments overshadow our goal of communicating God's truth, we run the risk of becoming mediocre -even counter-productive -stewards and messengers of that truth.

In The Seven Deadly Sins of Apologetics, Brumley examines the most common faults that defenders of the Faith must guard against, and shows you how to avoid and overcome them. Read this concise and lively book today and become a more effective apostle

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9781938983757
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2014-05-15
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Silent Witnesses in the Gospels: Bible Bystanders and Their Stories

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The servants who filled the jars at Jesus' command when he turned the water into wine the boy who donated his loaves and fishes so Jesus could multiply them the woman with the alabaster jar who anointed Jesus' feet. All these and many more characters in the Gospels share one important trait: in the biblical accounts where they appear, they are silent. We have no record of their words. Nevertheless, they have much to say to us by the ways they responded to Christ. Take a journey of the imagination with author Allan Wright, back to New Testament times, to consider what kinds of lives these people might have lived and what lessons we might learn from the Silent Witnesses in the Gospels.
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Spiritual Handbook for Catholic Evangelists: How to Win Souls Without Losing Your Own

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Praised by Pope St. Pius X, Pope Benedict XV, and by many cardinals and bishops, "A Spiritual Handbook for Catholic Evangelists" shows you how to achieve each of the three essential goals that you must accomplish in your apostolic efforts: you must win souls to Christ; you must promote your own spiritual welfare; and you must give glory to God.
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2014-10-01
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