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- The Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00
Catholicism has had a profound and lasting influence on the shape, the meaning, and the course of American history. Now, in the first book to reflect the new communal and social awakening which emerged from Vatican Council II, here is a vibrant and compelling history of the American Catholic experience—one that will surely become the standard... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00
Many Catholics face a dilemma: how can one be faithful to traditions, yet remain open to new discoveries, both about yourself and Catholicism? In The Good Enough Catholic, Paul Wilkes plumbs the hunger in Catholic souls for a relationship with God and a spiritual life, and boldly confronts the controversial issue of Church authority. After each chapter,... more...
- 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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 15.99
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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 8.99
Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, is perhaps the foremost spiritual of the twentieth century. His diaries, social commentary, and spiritual writings continue to be widely read thirty years after his untimely death in 1968. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 8.99
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...
- Marquette University Press 2010; US$ 17.00
John Henry Newman once wrote that to live is to change. In this work Walter E. Conn explores the ways in which Newman himself changed throughout his spiritual life, ultimately resulting in his move to Rome and his conversion from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism. However, this work also highlights the ways in which this most famous conversion... more...
- The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00
?The publication of the letters of Dorothy Day is a significant event in the history of Christian spirituality.? ?Jim Martin, SJ, author of My Life with the Saints Dorothy Day, cofounder of the Catholic Worker movement, has been called the most significant, interesting, and influential person in the history of American Catholicism. Now the publication... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67
It is fairly clear that, while Rome continues to teach as if its authority were unchanged from the days before Vatican II (1962-65), the majority of Catholics - within the first-world church, at least - take a far more independent line, and increasingly understand themselves (rather than the church) as the final arbiter of decision-making, especially... more...