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Catechism Tab Set Pocket Guide to the Bible , A Confirmed Catholic's Companion , The
Catechism Tab Set
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Pocket Guide to the Bible , A
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These handy tabs give quick and easy reference to the teachings of the Church on 25 topics and include a subject index. Hahn, Scott

The perfect how-to for easy and fast Scripture reference and comprehension.
Using straightforward, accessible language, Scripture expert Scott Hahn explains the nuts and bolts of the Bible how it came to be, the types of literature found within it, and the thrust of each book in a handy, yet thorough way that demystifies the Bible and simplifies understanding.
Glavich, Kathl
Catholic Dictionary Called To Pray : Daily Prayers for Catholic Schools Quick Reference Guide to the Catholic Bible, The
Catholic Dictionary
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Stravinskas, Peter McClain, Justin

short prayers is arranged by school-year-related themes and can be read by a teacher or student. It is filled with fresh, timely, and meaningful prayers that fit well into any classroom schedule.

Called to Pray: Daily Prayers for Catholic Schools is perfect for use with Catholic school students in grades five through twelve. The prayers are organized into six different themes:

   special school occasions such as the first day of school
   prayers for the school community, including administrators, teachers, coaches, support staff, and students
   prayers for friends and family
   holidays and observances such as Earth Day
   liturgical seasons and holy days
   general prayers for the school year

Four types of prayer are included throughout the book--adoration, contrition, petition, and thanksgiving. Some include class responses. Twenty one of the prayers were written by McClain's students at Bishop McNamara High School in Bowie, Maryland. Traditional Catholic prayers also are included.
The Quick Reference Guide to the Catholic Bible is a concise guide that is meant to orient you as you read the various books of the Bible-something you can keep by your side and glance at quickly before going back to your prayer.
Catholicism Answer Book, The: The 300 Most Frequently Asked Questions 100 Books to Read Before the Four Last Things: The Essential Guide to Catholic Spiritual Classics The Illustrated History of Catholicism & the Catholic Saints
Trigilio, John Marie George

Here are short reviews, written by lay people of all walks of life, for lay people equally diverse, that will not only guide readers through our rich heritage of Catholic works on the spiritual life, past and present, but help each select works and formulate a path tailored to their own background, temperament, and stage of spiritual development.
Tessa Paul

An encyclopedic history of Catholicism and its major saints, lavishly illustrated with 1000 fine-art images.
Catholic Traditions and Treasures: An Illustrated Encyclopedia Catholic Dictionary: An Abridged and Updated Edition of Modern Catholic Dictionary Catholicism for Dummies, 3rd Edition
Helen Hoffner

New converts and cradle Catholics alike are often perplexed by the myriad of devotions, traditions, practices, and beliefs that the Catholic Church has accumulated over the past twenty centuries. Why pray to St. Anthony to find something lost? Why keep a St. Christopher medal in your car? Or why bury a statue of St. Joseph - upside down! - in your yard when selling your house?

In Helen Hoffner's lovingly-illustrated, encyclopedic Catholic Treasures and Traditions, you'll find succinct - and sometimes amusing - answers to these and hundreds of other questions. This delightful book explains the origin and nature of most of the common traditions of the Catholic Faith, as well as the source and meaning of many of the quaint and obscure ones.

From Forty Hours to First Fridays and from Holy Hours to Holy Days, you'll find in these pages an informative, delightful compendium of the Catholic way of life, including information about:

Novenas * Penance * Prayers for the Dead * First Fridays * Votive Candles * Religious Medals * St. Francis Statues * Bathtub Madonnas * Holy Cards * Crucifixes * House Blessings * Prayer Corners * Advent Calendars * Jesse Trees * Marian Apparitions * Vestments * Icons * Divine Mercy * The Sacred Heart * The Liturgical Year * Holy Days * Religious Orders * The Holy See * The Roman Curia * The Divine Office * Holy Oils * Genuflecting * Relics * Stations of the Cross * The Sacraments * The Angelus * Litanies * Patron Saints
Father Hardon's comprehensive, one-volume work of reference defining the key terms of Catholicism; updated to include the most recent developments in the Catholic Church. An accessible guide in which you'll take a full and rich look at Catholicism and understand what it is to be a Catholic today.
Catholic Source Book, The (Newly Revised) Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church Roman Pilgrimage : The Station Churches
This revised edition of The Catholic Source Book is a vast collection of information to help people of faith learn, renew, teach, and live the risen life of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church. Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace George Weigel

The annual Lenten pilgrimage to dozens of Rome's most striking churches is a sacred tradition dating back almost two millennia, to the earliest days of Christianity. Along this historic spiritual pathway, today's pilgrims confront the mysteries of the Christian faith through a program of biblical and early Christian readings amplified by some of the greatest art and architecture of western civilization.

In Roman Pilgrimage, bestselling theologian and papal biographer George Weigel, art historian Elizabeth Lev, and photographer Stephen Weigel lead readers through this unique religious and aesthetic journey with magnificent photographs and revealing commentaries on the pilgrimage's liturgies, art, and architecture. Through reflections on each day's readings about faith and doubt, heroism and weakness, self-examination and conversion, sin and grace, Rome's familiar sites take on a new resonance. And along that same historical path, typically unexplored treasures-artifacts of ancient history and hidden artistic wonders-appear in their original luster, revealing new dimensions of one of the world's most intriguing and multi-layered cities.

A compelling guide to the Eternal City, the Lenten Season, and the itinerary of conversion that is Christian life throughout the year, Roman Pilgrimage reminds readers that the imitation of Christ through faith, hope, and love is the template of all true discipleship, as the exquisite beauty of the Roman station churches invites reflection on the deepest truths of Christianity.
Catholic Bible Dictionary Words of Wisdom: A Philosophical Dictionary for the Perennial Tradition Encyclopedia of U.S. Catholic History
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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The first major Catholic Bible dictionary published in more than a generation, from a leading Biblical scholar. Like their predecessors throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI have emphasized the importance of philosophy in the Catholic intellectual tradition. In his encyclical Fides et ratio (1998), St. John Paul II called on philosophers “to have the courage to recover, in the flow of an enduringly valid philosophical tradition, the range of authentic wisdom and truth.” Where St. John Paul II spoke of an “enduringly valid tradition,” Jacques Maritain and other Thomists often have referred to the “perennial tradition” or to “perennial philosophy.” Words of Wisdom responds to the Saint's call for the development of this tradition with a much-needed dictionary of terms. By Matthew Bunson and Margaret Bunson

Catholics have always played a critical role in the forward progress of the United States in every area of our society - science, industry, philosophy, business, medicine, entertainment, and even politics.

Here's just a taste of the impact of the Catholic Church in the U.S.:
-In 1791, the Catholic architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant designed the "Federal City" that became Washington, D.C.
-In 1797, John Barry became the first Catholic Commodore in American history and is honored as the Father of the American Navy.
-In 1802, the Catholic Judge Joseph Brent, was named the first Mayor of Washington.
-In 1836, Roger B. Taney became the first Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court and the first Chief Justice.
-Over 500 Catholic nuns ministered to the sick and wounded in the American Civil War.
-In 1880 William Russell Grace became the first Catholic mayor of New York City.
-In 1828, Alfred E. Smith was the first Catholic ever to be chosen to head a major party national ticket.
-The Catholic Worker Movement was established in 1933 by Dorothy Day, a devout Catholic convert.
-In WWII, Catholics comprised over 25% of the Armed Forces.
-In 1960, John F. Kennedy became the first Catholic to be elected president.
-In 2012, Catholic comprise more than one-fifth of the entire U.S. population.

These represent a tiny fraction of the fascinating facts you'll find in Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of the American Catholic Church. This encyclopedia is a valuable and unique reference guide. And is the first ever handy, accessible, affordable, and unbiased reference to American Catholicism.

With over 2,000 entries from A to Z, you'll be amazed by the depth and breadth of information that will illustrate the Church's contribution to each state in the Union. Plus you'll be able to research your own special interests, such as the history of your own diocese. This is the most thorough treatment of American Catholic history you'll find!