A Collection of Treasured Scripture, Poetry and Prose
This companion volume to The Funeral Celebrants Handbook is a collection of inspiring poems, prose and prayers to assist with composing and conducting meaningful and moving farewell services for loved ones.
The Catholic Church is suffering its worst decline in five centuries-a slide that will turn catastrophic unless reversed by fundamental changes. Lowney, a former Jesuit seminarian and business executive who chairs one of the world's largest Catholic ministries, outlines not only the challenges but also maps the path forward in Everyone Leads.
Catholicism in China has had a history of over seven hundred years. Especially since the founding of New China, it has experienced many ups and downs, but its adherents have never disappeared. Especially in some out-of-the-way rural areas, Catholicism represents important spiritual sustenance for many, and penetrates all aspects of daily life. ......
The lives of the medieval Templars seem hidden and mysterious. Helen Nicholson discovers their everyday world set out in the early fourteenth-century records from their trial: from buildings, food and drink, to employees, tenants and making money. Drawing this evidence together, she produces a fascinating insight into the lives of these famous ......
Focusing on five broad areas of interest - Law as a Teacher, Religious Liberty and Its Limits, Conversations about Culture, Conversations about Belief, and Cases and Controversies, this title demonstrates how thoughtful and purposeful engagement can contribute to rich, constructive, and difficult discussions between moral and cultural traditions.
In Charles E. Curran's latest book, Diverse Voices in Modern US Moral Theology, he presents the diverse voices of US Catholic moral theologians from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The book discusses eleven key individuals in the development and evolution of moral theology as well as the New Wine, New Wineskins movement.
In The Jesuits, acclaimed historian John W. O'Malley, SJ, provides essential historical background from Ignatius of Loyola through Pope Francis. Concise and compelling, this book is an accessible introduction for anyone interested in world or church history. The paperback features a new Preface that examines the global work of the Jesuits today.
This is the first book to focus in depth on Pope John Paul II's fourteen encyclicals, through which he communicated many of the key themes of his papacy. The first part of the book provides helpful background information on the pope's life and teachings, while the second part of the book comprehensively discusses the encyclicals.