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  • Pope Francis Among the Wolvesby Marco Politi; William McCuaig

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Marco Politi takes us deep inside the power struggle roiling the Roman Curia, beginning with Benedict XVI, the pope who famously resigned in 2013, and intensifying with the contested and unexpected election of Jorge Maria Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, now known as Pope Francis. Politi?s account balances the perspectives of Pope Francis?s... more...

  • Actionby Jean Ousset

    IHS Press 2002; US$ 14.95

    This book considers different kinds of action; how to gauge the effectiveness of action; whether or not one or more actions are complementary or mutually destructive; and who should carry out the actions. French writer, thinker, and activist Jean Ousset examines the fundamental questions of effective social action, such as ideology, people, resources,... more...

  • Sexual Ethicsby Todd A. Salzman; Michael G. Lawler

    Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    Two principles capture the essence of the Catholic tradition on sexual ethics: that each and every marriage act must remain open to the transmission of life, and that any human genital act must occur within the framework of marriage. In the Catholic tradition, moral sexual activity is institutionalized within the confines of marriage and procreation,... more...

  • Graham Greene's Catholic Imaginationby Mark Bosco

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 72.99

    Much has been written about Graham Greene's relationship to his Catholic faith and its privileged place within his texts. His early books are usually described as "Catholic Novels" - understood as a genre that not only uses Catholic belief to frame the issues of modernity, but also offers Catholicism's vision and doctrine as a remedy to the present... more...

  • Human Fertilityby Richard J Fehring; Theresa Notare

    Marquette University Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    The interdisciplinary conference, Human Fertility: Where Faith and Science Meet, was held at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, on August 11 & 12, 2006. The co-sponsors were the Diocesan Development Program for Natural Family Planning, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic University of America, Schools of Philosophy,... more...

  • Catholics and Politicsby Kristin E. Heyer; Mark J. Rozell; Michael A. Genovese

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Catholic political identity and engagement defy categorization. The complexities of political realities and the human nature of such institutions as church and government often produce a more fractured reality than the pure unity depicted in doctrine. Yet, in 2003 under the leadership of then-prefect Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI),... more...

  • Why He Is a Saintby Slawomir Oder; Saverio Gaeta

    Rizzoli 2010; US$ 22.50

    Available in English for the first time, this engaging and enlightening biography of John Paul II argues the case that the late pope?s life and deeds make him a worthy saint. A number-one best seller in Italy, Why He Is a Saint is an account of the late pope?s life, highlighting his deep Christian faith, his dedication to the Church, and his role... more...

  • The Living Breadby Thomas Merton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 6.79

    The whole problem of our time is the problem of love. How are we going to recover the ability to love ourselves and to love one another? We cannot be at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we cannot be at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God. There is a distinction between a contrite sense of sin... more...

  • The Hidden Ground of Loveby Thomas Merton; William H. Shannon

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 6.79

    Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is the most admired of all American Catholic writers. His journals have recently been published to wide acclaim. The collection of Merton's letters in The Hidden Ground of Love were selected and edited by William H. Shannon. more...

  • The Vatican's Womenby Paul Hofmann

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 6.79

    Four hundred of the 3,800 people who permanently live or work in the State of Vatican City, the smallest sovereign and independent state on the globe, are women. They are nuns and members of the laity; some are housekeepers of churchmen; others are secretaries, translators, editors, lawyers, and middle-level officials of the papal administration.... more...