The psalms are the oldest prayers in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Joan Chittister sees them as a lexicon of the human condition, assuring us of God's caring presence and loving help in every situation. In this beautifully designed book, Chittister provides a favorite psalm for each month and a reflection on the prayer for each day so that the psalm can become a benediction that pulsates in our hearts
A revised and greatly expanded version of the best-selling, Living the Vision, revisited with the eyes and experience of ten years. This book maps an agenda for nuns living with the reforms set forth by the Second Vatican Council.
A hilarious memoir of growing up in a religiously-addicted family, this book is an affectionate and cautionary look at the jolting ups and downs of being raised in a church-going family—and how the author kept his faith in Jesus anyway.
In this influential bestseller, John R. Quinn, who served as archbishop of San Francisco, makes a bold and persuasive case for reform within the Catholic church, particularly of the policies and procedures of the Roman Curia.
The Swiss Guard takes ultimate responsibility for the safety of the Pope and makes a striking impression at every official ceremony. Robert Royal celebrates the guard's special combination of military skill, idealistic conviction, and religious commitment in this readable, richly illustrated volume.
Witnessing the renaissance of spirituality in America, an eighteen-month series of reports on various aspects of the life of a multicultural suburban Roman Catholic parish looked deeply into the spirituality of one Christian community, spoke deeply to people searching for their own spirituality—and won a Pulitzer for beat reporting.
A handy guide for couples, family members, and priests in the preparation for a Catholic wedding. It includes the entire liturgical rite with options, practical details of church arrangements, insightful commentary, and valuable checklists.
A doctor, a professor, a stay-at-home mom, and a marketing executive—these and other female members of the prelature of Opus Dei set the record straight with inspiring stories of dedication to fostering Christian principles at all levels of society.
This handbook is for Catholics who are interested in contributing to the life of their church. A must-read for lay leaders who, in this era, will be doing the work of the church as laity has never done before.