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The Way of Perfection

by St. Teresa of Avila & E. Allison Peers Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

This classic of the interior life and Christian mysticism remains as fresh and inspiring today as it was 400 years ago. Written by a prominent sixteenth-century Spanish mystic and Carmelite nun, it forms a practical...

From Altar-Throne to Table: The Campaign for Frequent Holy Communion in the Catholic Church

by Joseph Dougherty Scarecrow Press (April 16, 2010)

This book investigates one of the most successful liturgical reforms in Catholic history. Only a century ago, faithful, practicing Catholics received Holy Communion only once a year; now, among American English-speaking...

The Jesuits: A History from Ignatius to the Present

by John W. O'Malley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

In The Jesuits acclaimed historian John W. O’Malley, SJ, provides essential historical background from the founder Ignatius of Loyola through Pope Francis and the present. Concise and compelling, this brief...

A Year of Mercy with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections

by Kevin Cotter Our Sunday Visitor (November 11, 2014)

"The Church must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel. - Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel, 114

A Year of Mercy...

Incompatible with God's Design: A History of the Women's Ordination Movement in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church

by Mary Jeremy Daigler Scarecrow Press (October 12, 2012)

Incompatible with God’s Design is the first comprehensive history of the Roman Catholic women’s ordination movement in the United States. Mary Jeremy Daigler explores how the focus on ordination and not...

Power of Sisterhood: Women Religious Tell the Story of the Apostolic Visitation

by Margaret Cain McCarthy & Mary Ann Zollmann UPA (September 24, 2014)

Power of Sisterhood serves as an historical record of the Apostolic Visitation initiated by the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. This book delves into...

Why the Catholic Church Must Change: A Necessary Conversation

by Margaret Nutting Ralph Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2014)

As contentious debates swirl in the Catholic church about the role of women, abortion, sexuality, and more, author Margaret Nutting Ralph urges readers to see that past church teaching on these issues is not...

God Wants You Happy

by Father Jonathan Morris HarperOne (April 19, 2011)

"Inviting, accessible and personal. . . . A reminder of an overlooked truth: faith leads to joy." —James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

Fox News analyst Father Jonathan Morris...

The Fifth Gospel

by Mario Pomilio, Umberto C. Mariani & Alice J. Mariani Hamilton Books (July 10, 2014)

Mario Pomilio, author of The Fifth Gospel, was a novelist, editor, and literary critic. The Fifth Gospel tells the story of a search for a message of hope and salvation. Umberto C. Mariani and Alice J. Mariani...

From Judgment to Passion: Devotion to Christ and the Virgin Mary, 800-1200

by Rachel Fulton Brown Columbia University Press (December 18, 2002)

Devotion to the crucified Christ is one of the most familiar, yet most disconcerting artifacts of medieval European civilization. How and why did the images of the dying God-man and his grieving mother achieve...

The Existence of God: Convincing and Converging Arguments

by John J. Pasquini UPA (December 08, 2009)

This book is an affirmation of faith in God and a warning of the dangers of a world guided by the religion of atheism. It warns against a religion based upon chance, deficient science, and deficient atheistic...

The Social and Political Thought of Benedict XVI

by Thomas R. Rourke Lexington Books (January 05, 2010)

Covering the entire trajectory of his religious life, this book identifies and analyzes the foundations of political and social order in the philosophy of Pope Benedict XVI. Thomas R. Rourke explains Benedict's...

Conjugal Love and Procreation: Dietrich von Hildebrand's Superabundant Integration

by Kevin Schemenauer Lexington Books (May 05, 2011)

While some argue that this German Catholic philosopher and theologian neglected the role of procreation in marriage, this book shows that von Hildebrand's writings on reverence and superabundant finality contribute...

Lyrical Nationalism in Post-Apartheid Namibia: Kings, Christians, and Cosmopolitans in Catholic Youth Songs

by Wendi A. Haugh Lexington Books (June 25, 2014)

This book explores how young people living in a former ethnic homeland in post-apartheid Namibia imagine the nation through songs they compose and perform. The author argues that these Oshiwambo-speaking youth...

Inside the Jesuits: How Pope Francis Is Changing the Church and the World

by Robert Blair Kaiser Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 23, 2014)

Journalist Robert Blair Kaiser takes readers inside the Jesuits' head-and-heart take on the faith, showing how a Jesuit's training to make bold moves for the greater good plays out in the first Jesuit pope—a...

Purgatory: Divine Mercy

by Marino Restrepo (May 29, 2014)

This book is written to enrich the knowledge of Catholics about the wonderful gift of the mercy of God for souls. Who, on dying and appearing before the Divine Tribunal of our Lord Jesus Christ, without a perfect...

Children and Christian Initiation Parent/Sponsor Guide: Catholic Program

by Kathy Coffey Morehouse Education Resources (February 01, 2002)

Children and Christian Initiation is a resource for Catholic parishes. This easy-to-use resource gives parents and sponsors the confidence to accompany children to full sacramental initiation. It helps them...

Children and Christian Initiation Leader: Catholic Program

by Kathy Coffey Morehouse Education Resources (February 01, 2002)

Children and Christian Initiation is a resource for Catholic parishes. If you're starting or continuing the process of Christian initiation with children, this is the book for you. It gives complete, practical...

Preparing a Catholic Funeral: Third Edition, Updated and Expanded

by Kenneth Koehler Morehouse Education Resources (August 01, 2012)

The planning of a Catholic funeral can be one of the most challenging things we will ever do; whether it is the death of a spouse, grandparent, sibling or parent. The decisions that must be made between family,...

First Reconciliation & Beyond Leaders Guide: Catholic Reconciliation Program

by Morehouse Education Resources Morehouse Education Resources (February 01, 2005)

First Reconciliation and Beyond is a resource for Catholic parishes. The Leader Guide contains everything a catechist needs to lead one parents' session and four children's sessions to prepare for celebrating...

Baptism & Beyond Leader Guide: Catholic Baptism Study

by Kathy Coffey Morehouse Education Resources (July 01, 2000)

Baptism and Beyond is a sacramental preparation resource for Catholic parishes. The Leader Guide contains everything a catechist needs to lead two parent sessions. The first session prepares parents for the...

Baptism & Beyond Parent Booklet: Catholic Baptism Study

by Kathy Coffey Morehouse Education Resources (January 01, 2003)

Baptism and Beyond is a sacramental preparation resource for Catholic parishes. The Baptism and Beyond Parent Booklet helps parents to understand the sacrament of baptism and prepares them to celebrate it more...

Leaving Christendom for Good: Church-World Dialogue in a Secular Age

by James Gerard McEvoy Lexington Books (May 01, 2014)

Leaving Christendom for Good argues that the Catholic Church has yet to fully implement the insights contained in Vatican II’s dialogical view of the church’s mission and place in society. The book explores...

One Hundred Years of Service Through Community: A Gould Farm Reader

by Steven K. Smith & Terry Beitzel UPA (April 28, 2014)

This reader consists of diverse writings about Gould Farm, considered the nation’s oldest residential rehabilitation community. The Farm now assists those with persistent mental illness. This book includes...

Masters of Preaching: The Most Poignant and Powerful Homilists in Church History

by Ray E. Atwood & Jerome Hanus Hamilton Books (February 16, 2012)

Every period of Church history contains preachers who have been blessed with oratorical skills and spiritual depth. Masters of Preaching lays the foundations for a deeper understanding of Christian preaching....

Atheist Persona: Causes and Consequences

by John J. Pasquini UPA (April 15, 2014)

Atheist Persona is a summary of the most recent research on the subject of atheism. In an effort to create a more courteous dialogue between theists and atheists, this book acknowledges that while there are...

The Obese Christ

by Larry Tremblay & Sheila Fischman Talonbooks (March 17, 2014)

In this suspenseful gothic, a grieving thirty-something witnesses the rape of a young woman, and pledges to be her saviour.

The Catholic William F. Buckley, Jr.: Portsmouth Review

by James P. MacGuire Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 18, 2014)

Featuring contributions by Christopher Buckley, E.J. Dionne, Dom Damian Kearney, Dom Paschal Scotti, Father George Rutler, Hon. James L. Buckley, Peter M. Flanigan, Maggie Gallagher, Kathryn Jean Lopez, Lee...

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living Catholic Faith

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & LeAnn Thieman Chicken Soup for the Soul (February 15, 2011)

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living Catholic Faith is relevant to all Catholics, from the once-a-year attendee at Christmas Mass, to the devout church volunteer and daily worshipper. A great gift for Confirmation,...

A Minute in the Church Volume II

by Gus Lloyd (February 11, 2014)

Many people have questions about the Catholic faith, both non-Catholic and Catholic alike. In A Minute in the Church Volume II, Gus Lloyd answers common questions to and objections about the Catholic faith -...

Words of Pierre Goursat

by Martine Catta Editions de l'Emmanuel (January 17, 2014)

Pierre Goursat is the founder of the Emmanuel Community . He was a man of prayer and his teachings and the advice he gave were words of fire.His Words reaveal his strong character and also the way in which he...

St. Francis of Assisi

by G. K. Chesterton Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

This accessible spiritual biography by a phenomenally popular author chronicles the beloved saint's calling, order, and influence. Its charm and wit will appeal to even the most secular-minded readers.

St. Thomas Aquinas

by G. K. Chesterton Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Chesterton's customary wit and engaging storytelling provide a brief but vivid profile. He focuses on the saint's life, rather than on theology, to illustrate Thomas's relevance to modern readers.

Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Assessing Pope Benedict XVI's Ecological Vision for the Catholic Church in the United States

by Tobias Winright, Jame Schaefer, Christiana Z. Peppard & David Cloutier et al. Lexington Books (November 21, 2013)

Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Assessing Pope Benedict XVI's Ecological Vision for the Catholic Church in the United States provides the most thorough theological treatment available on Benedict XVI’s...

American Catholics, American Culture: Tradition and Resistance

by Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, Luke Timothy Johnson, Daniel Callahan & Michele Dillon et al. Sheed & Ward (March 12, 2004)

American Catholics, American Culture: Tradition and Resistance, is introduced by Peter Steinfels and Robert Royal. Part One, "Against the Grain," explores the philosophical and practical differences between...

Living Scripture: Reproducible Lectionary-Based Reflections on Sunday Scriptures: Year B

by Mitch Finley Sheed & Ward (October 01, 1990)

Living Scripture captures the essence of each week's Scripture readings in an easy-to-read, easy-to-use format.

Signs of Grace: Meditations on the Notre Dame Campus

by S. S. C. Ayo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 21, 2007)

In Signs of Grace Father Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C., a Holy Cross priest and a professor in the Program of Liberal Studies at Notre Dame explores some of the places on the campus made famous by television and movies,...

A Short History of Christianity

by Geoffrey Blainey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 24, 2013)

Christianity has played a central role in world history, for better or worse, but beyond the story of Jesus, many people know little of this story. Geoffrey Blainey takes readers on a journey from the very beginnings...

Catholic Perspectives on Peace and War

by Thomas Massaro & Thomas A. Shannon Sheed & Ward (November 05, 2003)

Offers a thorough and accessible analysis of Catholic teaching on war and warmaking from its earliest stages to the present.

Renewing Parish Culture: Building for a Catholic Future

by J. J. J. Piderit & Melanie M. Morey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 28, 2008)

In this volume Piderit and Morey discuss the problem of declining parishes and bring some solutions to light. The authors pinpoint four basic principles - narrative, norms, benefits, and practices - which have...

Augustine and World Religions

by Kim Paffenroth, John A. Doody, Brian Brown & Leo Lefebure et al. Lexington Books (May 30, 2008)

Despite Augustine's reputation as the father of Christian intolerance, one finds in his thought the surprising claim that within non-Christian writings there are 'some truths in regard even to the worship of...

Stepping Out of the Brain Drain: Applying Catholic Social Teaching in a New Era of Migration

by Michele R. Pistone & John J. Hoeffner Lexington Books (May 30, 2007)

Catholic social teaching's traditional opposition to 'brain drain' migration from developing to developed countries is due for a reassessment. Stepping Out of the Brain Drain provides exactly this, as it demonstrates...

On Christian Dying: Classic and Contemporary Texts

by Matthew Levering Sheed & Ward (September 17, 2004)

On Christian Dying gathers original texts from the great saints and teachers of the Christian tradition to present 2000 years of theological wisdom on death and dying. Matthew Levering mines the best of classical...

La Vida Sacra: Contemporary Hispanic Sacramental Theology

by James Empereur & Eduardo Fernández Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 12, 2006)

La Vida Sacra: Contemporary Hispanic Sacramental Theology is an original, insightful approach to the sacraments from the perspective and actual practice of Latinos over the centuries. It offers a distinctive...

Many Faces, One Church: Cultural Diversity and the American Catholic Experience

by Diana Hayes, Peter C. Phan, Jeanette Rodríguez & Roberto S. Goizueta et al. Sheed & Ward (November 20, 2004)

Many Faces, One Church both captures and facilitates a seismic shift in the who, what, where, when, why, and how of Catholic theology today. Along with a diverse group of theologians who represent the many faces...

The Sheed and Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy

by James C. Swindal & Harry J. Gensler Sheed & Ward (September 01, 2005)

The Sheed & Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy is a thorough introduction to the evolution of Catholic philosophy from Biblical times to the present day. The first comprehensive collection of readings from...

Credible Signs of Christ Alive: Case Studies from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

by John P. Hogan Sheed & Ward (July 22, 2003)

This accessible and stirring book invites us to walk with those who serve and those who are served in confronting the daily reality of poverty. The work highlights six exemplary projects funded by the Catholic...

Dissent and Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Dante and His Precursors

by Ernest L. Fortin & Marc A. LePain Lexington Books (August 06, 2002)

Dissent and Philosophy in the Middle Ages offers scholars of Dante's Divine Comedy an integral understanding of the political, philosophical, and religious context of the medieval masterwork. First penned in...

Electing Our Bishops: How the Catholic Church Should Choose Its Leaders

by Joseph O'Callaghan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 09, 2007)

How does one become a bishop in the Catholic Church? Electing our Bishops provides an historical overview from the earliest times when bishops were elected by the clergy and people of the diocese to the present...

Catholicism and Religious Freedom: Contemporary Reflections on Vatican II's Declaration on Religious Liberty

by Kenneth L. Grasso & Robert P. Hunt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 19, 2006)

The late Pope John Paul II frequently invoked Dignitatis Humanae as one of the foundational documents of contemporary Church social teaching. In this timely new edited collection, Catholicism and Religious Freedom:...