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Of Human Life (Humanae Vitae)  Annotated Edition Outlines of the Catholic Faith God Rich in Mercy: 24 Hours for the Lord
Outlines of the Catholic Faith
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Fifty years after its release, the importance and prophetic nature of Humanae Vitae has become more apparent than ever. Pauline Books & Media has released a new edition of Pope Paul VI's encyclical letter in honor of its 50th anniversary to enable modern readers to more fully understand and participate in the document's wisdom and guidance.

This new annotated edition includes a foreword by Helen Alvaré, providing historical context and pointing out several ways Paul VI has been proven prophetic in his teaching. Notes provided by Sr. Marianne Lorraine Trouvé, FSP, give brief explanations at points where contention and misunderstanding have been present regarding the document's meaning.

Features & Benefits:

   original English translation
   foreword by Helen Alvaré, highlighting the historical context and present relevance of the document
   notes by Sr Marianne Lorraine Trouvé, FSP, to orient the reader and provide helpful background and explanations of terms
   inexpensive edition in handy booklet format
   is at the center of the Pauline Books & Media's resources on the Theology of the Body
This revised edition conforms to the new Catechism and contains the basic terms, truths, and identifiers of the Catholic Faith succinctly presented in simple outline form along with a comprehensive addendum of basic Catholic customs and prayers. God Rich in Mercy (Eph 2:4) is the Pastoral Resource that will be used by Catholics who join Pope Francis in the second year of his initiative, "24 Hours for the Lord." This title mirrors the theme that will guide reflection this year.
Handbook for Catholics : Our Cathol On the Evangelization In the Modern World (Evangelii Nuntiandi) Mercy Of God (Dives in Misericordia)
Glavich, Mary Paul VI, Pope John Paul II, Pope
Humanae Vitae : 50th Anniversary Edition Charity in Truth (Caritas in Veritate) Saved in Hope (Spe Salvi)
Saved in Hope (Spe Salvi)
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By Pope Paul VI

The question of human procreation, like every other question which touches human life, involves more than ]€] biology, psychology, demography or sociology. It is the whole man and the whole mission to which he is called that must be considered: both its natural, earthly aspects and its supernatural, eternal aspects." "€" Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae

Pope Paul VI's prophetic encyclical Humanae Vitae, issued in 1968, presented the Church's consistent teachings on marriage and contraception to the modern world "€" a world that demanded then, as it does now, that the Church adapt her teachings to itself. Standing calmly and firmly against a culture that sees contraception and abortion as individual choices, Humanae Vitae shows us what it means to share in the creative work of God. Paul VI lays out God's plan for human sexuality, a plan that invites married couples to celebrate the incredible gifts of human love and human life.

Humanae Vitae is a loving and honest look at the benefits and the challenges of Church teaching, and a call to the Church to provide guidance and support for couples as they strive to live out God's design for human life and marriage.
In his third encyclical letter issued on June 29, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI discusses the relationship between morality and the economy, with the global economic crisis that was happening at the time in mind. In his second encyclical promulgated on November 30, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI discusses the themes of Christian hope, redemption, and salvation.
God is Love (Deus Caritas Est) Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World (Familiaris Consortio) Sacrament of Charity (Sacramentum Caritatis)
God is Love (Deus Caritas Est)
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By Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict's first encyclical seeks to show the place of love in the life of the Church. Pope Benedict helps to clarify the meaning of love. He examines the nature of various kinds of love-human love and divine love, eros, friendship, and charity. He writes beautifully and inspirationally that we were made for love by the God who is love, the God who became one of us out of love-Jesus Christ. Benedict insists that we must take up the word love, which has been so abused, and purify it, showing how faith in this love might transforms us. In an age in which "hostility and greed have become superpowers", and in which religion has been abused "to the point of culminating in hatred," the burden of the encyclical is to show that on its own a neutral rationality can no longer protect us; that we need the God who has loved us unto death. This Love has a human face and a human heart. In the second part, Benedict links the Church's charitable work with the love of the Trinitarian God, stating that the charitable activity of the Church and her works of justice express love. An excellent reflection for both religious and civic leaders, those involved in ministry and those preparing for marriage.
John Paul II, Pope By Pope Benedict XVI

Sacramentum Caritatis. In his first apostolic exhortation issued on February 22, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI explains why the Eucharist is so important in the Church. Continuing the theme of his first encyclical, God Is Love, Benedict shows how in the sacrament of the Eucharist, Jesus shows us the truth about love. The document points out the way to living an authentic Eucharistic spirituality so that the sacrament of love extends beyond the liturgy into every aspect of our daily lives. Thus the sacrament brings us the hope of eternal life and makes us holy.
Word of the Lord, The (Verbum Domini) Rich in Mercy : Encyclical Letter o Light of Faith , The (Lumen Fidei)
Light of Faith , The (Lumen Fidei)
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By Pope Benedict XVI

Verbum Domini. This is the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation following the Twelfth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, meeting in the Vatican from October 5-26, 2008 which had as its theme The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church. In this document, Pope Benedict XVI sums up the important work done by the Synod of Bishops.
John Paul II, This is the first encyclical from Pope Francis.
On the Call to Holiness in Today's World (Gaudete et Exsultate) Lay Members of Christ's Faithful People (Christifidelis Laici) On the Dignity and Vocation of Women (25th Anniversary Edition)
In his third apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis re-proposes the call to holiness in a practical way for our time. Pope Francis speaks directly to your heart, challenging you with a fresh approach to the holiness that is the hallmark of the saints, and at the same time reachable for all of us.

You will find yourself encouraged and supported by his witty and insightful advice, and you'll be encouraged by this assurance that in holiness we will find our true happiness.
John Paul II, Pope Commemorate the 25th anniversary of On the Dignity and Vocation of Women by Pope John Paul II.
Gospel of Life , The (Evangelium Vitae) Praying with the Saints for the Hol On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si)
Praying with the Saints for the Hol
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John Paul II, Pope Tassone, Susan By Pope Francis
Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love Answering the Questions of Jesus Rapture Trap
Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love
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Answering the Questions of Jesus
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Rapture Trap
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Father Andrew Apostoli, Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, reflects on each of the many questions Jesus asked in the Gospels. Thigpen, Paul
Interview with an Exorcist : An Ins Human Wisdom of St. Thomas, The: A Breviary of Philosophy Pocket Catholic Dictionary (Abridged Edition of a Modern Catholic Dictionary)
Interview with an Exorcist : An Ins
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Fortea, Jose A Arranged by Josef Pieper

Josef Pieper has attached no commentary to the texts brought together in this breviary of the philosophy of St. Thomas, preferring that the reader should encounter them, "on his own". His work has been one of selection, in which he has sought to assemble such passages as will provide an introduction to the form and design of the whole Thomistic system.

Yet he has so ordered his texts as to impress upon the reader a special feature of St. Thomas's thought, what he calls its double aspect: St. Thomas sees the whole scheme of reality ordered and penetrable by reason; yet the mystery of Being itself remains: "The effort of human thought has not been able to track down the essence of a single gnat."

Josef Pieper, one of the most highly regarded Thomistic philosophers of the twentieth century, wrote numerous philosophical works including Leisure: The Basis of Culture, Guide to Thomas Aquinas, Only the Lover Sings and many more.
The Pocket Catholic Dictionary contains 2000 entries from the original master tome of over 5000 terms that comprise the Modern Catholic Dictionary. This pocket edition reflects changes in the newly revised Code of Canon Law.
Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home with Study Guide Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family What Catholics are Free to Believe or Not
By Pope Francis

"[I]t is no longer enough to speak only of the integrity of ecosystems. We have to dare to speak of the integrity of human life, of the need to promote and unify all the great values. Once we lose our humility, and become enthralled with the possibility of limitless mastery over everything, we inevitably end up harming society and the environment."
-Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home

Addressed not only to Catholics but to "every person living on this planet," Pope Francis' second encyclical is a challenging call for a "bold cultural revolution" in how we think about technological progress and economic growth. The degradation of our environment, he says, is a symptom of deeper problems: rapid change, unsustainable overconsumption, indifference to the poor, and the decay of social values. He offers a variety of solutions, including a change in lifestyles away from "extreme consumerism" and towards a greater sense of social responsibility. For Christians, an "ecological spirituality"-one that is grounded in the convictions of our faith-is not "an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience."

Drawing on the rich social teachings of the Church, Laudato Si' is a groundbreaking document that will be discussed and studied by both believers and non-believers for years to come.

Study Guide Included for Reflection and Discussion.
These brisk, refreshing pages sweep away countless errors and confusions about the Catholic faith, showing Catholics and non-Catholics that it is far more reasonable and inviting than its critics claim: indeed, the only faith that fully respects the conscience and intelligence of creatures while conveying the full truth to them about the love of God for them and their obligations to Him.