Catholicism (Enhanced Edition)
Author : Robert Barron
Publisher : Religion/Business/Forum
Release :2011-11-01
Total pages :304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307987082
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“What I propose to do in this book is to take you on a guided exploration of the Catholic world, but not in the manner of a docent, for I am not interested in showing you the artifacts of Catholicism as though they were dusty objets d’art in a museum of culture. I want to function rather as a mystagogue, conducting you ever deeper into the mystery of the incarnation in the hopes that you might be transformed by its power.” –Father Robert Barron What is the Catholicism? A 2,000 living tradition? A worldview? A way of life? A relationship? A mystery? In Catholicism Father Robert Barron examines all these questions and more, seeking to capture the body, heart and mind of the Catholic faith. Starting from the essential foundation of Jesus Christ’s incarnation, life, and teaching, Father Barron moves through the defining elements of Catholicism – from sacraments, worship, and prayer, to Mary, the Apostles, and Saints, to grace, salvation, heaven, and hell – using his distinct and dynamic grasp of art, literature, architecture, personal stories, Scripture, theology, philosophy, and history to present the Church to the world. Paired with his documentary film series of the same title, Catholicism is an intimate journey, capturing “The Catholic Thing” in all its depth and beauty. Eclectic, unique, and inspiring, Father Barron brings the faith to life for a new generation, in a style that is both faithful to timeless truths, while simultaneously speaking in the language of contemporary life. This enhanced eBook includes a video introduction from the author as well as sixteen short videos from Father Barron’s landmark documentary series Catholicism, totaling more than forty minutes of material. Color photos throughout.

Catholicism
Author : Robert Barron
Publisher : Image
Release :2011-09-06
Total pages :304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307720535
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“Catholicism takes a path less traveled in leading us to explore the faith through stories, biographies, and images.”—Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York What is Catholicism? A 2,000-year-old living tradition? A worldview? A way of life? A relationship? A mystery? In Catholicism Father Robert Barron examines all these questions and more, seeking to capture the body, heart and mind of the Catholic faith. Starting from the essential foundation of Jesus Christ’s incarnation, life, and teaching, Father Barron moves through the defining elements of Catholicism--from sacraments, worship, and prayer, to Mary, the Apostles, and Saints, to grace, salvation, heaven, and hell. Whether discussing Scripture or the rose window at Notre Dame, he uses his distinct and dynamic grasp of art, literature, architecture, personal stories, theology, philosophy, and history to present the Church to the world. Paired with his documentary film series of the same title, Catholicism is an intimate journey, capturing “The Catholic Thing” in all its depth and beauty. Eclectic, unique, and inspiring, Father Barron brings the faith to life for a new generation, in a style that is both faithful to timeless truths, while simultaneously speaking in the language of contemporary life.

Catholicism
Author : Claire Furia Smith
Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor Publishing
Release :2006
Total pages :252
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1592761526
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Are you a member of the Lost Generation!? Do you still feel in a bit of a fog over your Catholic upbringing and education? Finally, here's the opportunity to connect the dots and tap into the true joys of the Faith! Written in a warm, friend-to-friend style, from a fellow "lost generation" author, Catholicism: Now I Get It! is a refreshing guide for rediscovering the doctrine, truths, and deep satisfaction that never quite clicked. With childhood memories of her own religious education, the author relates to readers with wit, humor, and loads of encouragement to start their own journey. Enhanced by simple explanations of key concepts, enlightened discussions of common misperceptions, and thought-provoking ideas for spiritual growth, Catholicism: Now I Get It! helps readers clear the fog and bring Faith into daily life. Catholicism: Now I Get It! empowers readers with: The highlights of historical origins, beliefs, and traditions of the Catholic Church The truth behind the sacraments The "A Ha" explanations of the "whys" behind Church Tradition Unwavering encouragement to get -- and stay -- focused on living out the Faith Sometimes amusing, sometimes poignant, Catholicism: Now I Get It! gives readers the spark they need to begin their own unique journey. Re-capture the fullness of your Catholic Faith. Discover what you've been missing today!

Waking Up Catholic
Author : Chad R. Torgerson
Publisher : Assisi Media
Release :2013-07-03
Total pages :154
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780989531900
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Are you new to Catholicism and become a recent "Catholic convert"? Did you grow up Catholic and return as a "Catholic revert"? Are you interested in "becoming Catholic" for the first time? If you want to learn more about basic Catholic beliefs, Waking Up Catholic: A Guide to Catholic Beliefs for Converts, Reverts, and Anyone Becoming Catholic is the book for you. The depth of Catholic theology is one of its greatest beauties, but understanding it can be one of its greatest challenges. You have questions. Waking Up Catholic has answers. Learn about: How does Catholic Tradition fit in with Scripture? Why do we have a pope? Do Catholics "really" worship Mary? Why do Catholics pray to saints? Is Holy Communion just a symbol of Christ? What is the purpose of Confession? Do repetitious Catholic prayers really work? And more... Waking Up Catholic answers these questions, and more, from the perspective of someone who converted to Catholicism himself. Waking Up Catholic may be the first Catholic book you've ever read, but after you're done, it won't be the last.

The Convert's Guide to Roman Catholocism
Author : Keith Nester
Publisher :
Release :2019-09-27
Total pages :229
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1688549099
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What's it like Converting to Roman Catholicism from Protestantism? The bells, smells and sacraments all may seem so strange and confusing to new converts to the oldest Christian Church. Often times, new converts feel a little lost when it comes to their new found faith. In The Convert's Guide to Roman Catholicism- Your First Year in the Church, former Protestant Pastor Keith Nester provides a practical, down to earth guide for Protestants as they begin their new life in Roman Catholicism.Topics include:Why do People Convert?How to Come out as a Catholic?How to find a local parish?What's it like to worship as a Catholic?Who's in charge and why does he dress like a Jedi?and much more. The Convert's Guide to Roman Catholicism- Your First Year in the Church is perfect for anyone preparing to enter the Catholic Church, new converts, or even cradle catholics who want to reignite the fire of their faith.

Catholicism Today
Author : Evyatar Marienberg
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2014-08-07
Total pages :246
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781317963554
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Catholics are not Christians. They worship Mary. They do whatever the pope says. They cannot divorce. They eat fish on Fridays. These flawed but common statements reflect a combined ignorance of and fascination with Catholicism and the Catholic Church. Catholicism Today: An Introduction to the Contemporary Catholic Church aims to familiarize its readers with contemporary Catholicism. The book is designed to address common misconceptions and frequently-asked questions regarding the Church, its teachings, and the lived experience of Catholics in modern societies worldwide. Opening with a concise historical overview of Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular, the text explores the core beliefs and rituals that define Catholicism in practice, the organization of the Church and the Catholic calendar, as well as the broad question of what it means to be Catholic in a variety of cultural contexts. The book ends with a discussion of the challenges facing the Church both now and in the coming decades. Also included are two short appendices on Eastern Catholicism and Catholicism in the United States.

Catholicism For Dummies
Author : Rev. John Trigilio, Jr.,Rev. Kenneth Brighenti
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release :2017-01-10
Total pages :464
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781119295600
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A comprehensive and definitive guide to the Catholic faith Whether you're a member of the faith or just interested in it, Catholicism For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers a casual, straightforward introduction to the ins and outs of the contemporary church. It explores the moral foundations of Catholicism and explains such sacraments as weddings, Baptisms, funerals, Confirmations, and First Communions. It also covers the basics of Catholic belief, including the story of creation, the origin of sin, and even the end of the world. New to this edition, the book covers the succession of Pope Francis, the "People's Pope," whose message of reconciliation among religions and focus on social issues like poverty and inequality have made him immensely popular, even among non-Catholics. Explains where the church and the Pope stand on important moral and social issues Covers modern questions of moral importance to Catholics, like gay marriage, abortion, and the death penalty Reveals what modern life is like in the priesthood Written by the co-hosts of the popular weekly television program "Crash Course of Catholicism" In this accessible guide, you'll take a full and rich look at this diverse and vibrant religion and understand what it is to be a Catholic today.

Mere Catholicism
Author : Daniel Agatino
Publisher : Sunbury Press, Inc.
Release :2018-12-08
Total pages :360
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781620066850
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From the Author: C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity is the obvious inspiration for the title of this book. In that book, Lewis uses the example of a person standing in a hall that is lined on both sides by rooms: Each room represents a different Christian tradition. He wanted to get readers into the hallway and let them choose for themselves whether to enter Christianity by the door of Anglicanism, Catholicism, and so forth. Mere Christianity brilliantly focuses on what essentially all Christians agree upon; namely the Creed, the canon of the New Testament, etc. However, many of the great controversies between Protestants and Catholics are purposely not discussed. There were ecumenical reasons for avoiding topics like papal primacy, purgatory, Marian devotions, and so forth. But, by avoiding these sorts of topics, Mere Christianity can be read as Mere Protestantism. I wrote Mere Catholicism to address some of those missing topics. Even though I am both intellectually and emotionally convinced of the truth of Catholic Christianity, I am indebted to C. S. Lewis (an Anglican) for helping me better understand how Christianity offers the most compelling raison d’être. His work and I hope my own is an exploration of “faith seeking understanding,” to quote St. Anselm of Canterbury. Contents: PrefaceIntroduction: Christianity in the Third Millennium1. Faith and Reason2. Freedom and Responsibility3. Work and Prayer4. Sin and Salvation (Hamartiology and Soteriology)5. Suffering and Love6. God (Theology)7. Jesus (Christology)8. Mary (Mariology)9. Saints and Angels (Hagiology and Angelology)10. The Church (Ecclesiology)11. The Bible (Bibliology)12. Humankind, Creation, and Last Things (Anthropology and Eschatology)NotesAbout the Author

The Catholicism Answer Book
Author : Kenneth Kenneth Brighenti,John Trigilio, Jr.
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release :2007-01-01
Total pages :320
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781402232299
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As religion continues to dominate the news, politics and society in general, more and more laypeople are looking for a reliable guide to understanding the beliefs and practices of each faith. The Roman Catholic Church-the largest branch of Christianity-claims a total of over 1 billion baptized members around the globe and has been revered by billions of followers for thousands of years. Why? The Catholicism Answer Book answers 300 pivotal questions about one of the world's oldest religions. From the basic tenets of Christianity and the nature of God and salvation to the differences between a Catholic Bible and a Protestant Bible, readers can round out their knowledge on such inquiries as: What are the "lost" or "missing" books of the Bible? And why are the books we have canonical? Why does it seem like Catholics worship Mary? What are the Last Things? Why confess to a priest when I can go directly to God?

A Concise History of the Catholic Church (Revised Edition)
Author : Thomas Bokenkotter
Publisher : Image
Release :2007-12-18
Total pages :624
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307423481
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Expanded and updated for the new millennium. Covering the life of Christ, the election of Pope Benedict XVI, and everything in between, A Concise History of the Catholic Church has been one of the bestselling religious histories of the past two decades and a mainstay for scholars, students, and others looking for a definitive, accessible history of Catholicism. With a clarity that will appeal to any reader, Thomas Bokenkotter divides his study into five parts that correspond to the major historical and epochal developments in Catholicism. His authoritative, thorough approach takes readers from the Church’s triumph over paganism, through "the sound and fury of renewal," to a new section devoted to such topics as dissent and current developments in the ecumenical movement. Informative illustrations throughout the book, new to this edition, enrich the reader's experience, and the addition of a wide-ranging bibliography increases its value as a sourcebook. From the Trade Paperback edition.