From the Depths of Our Hearts

From the Depths of Our Hearts
Author: Pope Benedict XVI,Robert Sarah
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781621644149
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Release: 2020-03-12
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The priesthood is going through a dark time", according to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Robert Cardinal Sarah. "Wounded by the revelation of so many scandals, disconcerted by the constant questioning of their consecrated celibacy, many priests are tempted by the thought of giving up and abandoning everything." In this book, the pope emeritus and the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments give their brother priests, and the whole Church, a message of hope. They honestly address the spiritual challenges faced by priests today, while pointing to deeper conversion to Jesus Christ as the key to faithful and fruitful priestly ministry and genuine reform. Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah "fraternally offer these reflections to the people of God and, of course, in a spirit of filial obedience, to Pope Francis", who has said, "I think that celibacy is a gift for the Church. . . . I don't agree with allowing optional celibacy, no." Responding to calls for refashioning the priesthood, including proposals from participants in the Amazonian Synod, two wise, spiritually astute pastors explain the importance of priestly celibacy for the good of the whole Church. Drawing on Vatican II, they present celibacy as not just "a mere precept of ecclesiastical law", but as a sharing in Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross and his identity as Bridegroom of the Church.

From the Depths of Our Hearts

From the Depths of Our Hearts
Author: Pope Benedict XVI,Robert Cardinal Sarah
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781642291193
Available:
Release: 2020-03-12
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The priesthood is going through a dark time", according to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Robert Cardinal Sarah. "Wounded by the revelation of so many scandals, disconcerted by the constant questioning of their consecrated celibacy, many priests are tempted by the thought of giving up and abandoning everything." In this book, the pope emeritus and the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments give their brother priests, and the whole Church, a message of hope. They honestly address the spiritual challenges faced by priests today, while pointing to deeper conversion to Jesus Christ as the key to faithful and fruitful priestly ministry and genuine reform. Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah "fraternally offer these reflections to the people of God and, of course, in a spirit of filial obedience, to Pope Francis", who has said, "I think that celibacy is a gift for the Church. . . . I don't agree with allowing optional celibacy, no." Responding to calls for refashioning the priesthood, including proposals from participants in the Amazonian Synod, two wise, spiritually astute pastors explain the importance of priestly celibacy for the good of the whole Church. Drawing on Vatican II, they present celibacy as not just "a mere precept of ecclesiastical law", but as a sharing in Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross and his identity as Bridegroom of the Church.

A Time to Die

A Time to Die
Author: Nicolas Diat
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781621642749
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Release: 2019-06-13
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Behind monastery walls, men of God spend their lives preparing for the passage of death. Best-selling French author Nicolas Diat set out to find what their deaths can reveal about the greatest mystery faced by everyone—the end of life. How to die? How to respond to our fear of death? To answer these and other questions, Diat travelled to eight European monasteries including Solesmes Abbey and the Grande Chartreuse. Through extraordinary interviews with monks, he learned that their death experiences are varied and unique, with elements of peace, pain, humility, sorrow, and joy. These monks have the same fears, torments, and sorrows as everyone else, Diat discovered. What is exemplary about them is their humility and simplicity. When death approaches, and its hand reveals its strength, they are like happy and naïve children who wait with impatience to open a gift. They have complete confidence in the mercy of God.

Western Culture Today and Tomorrow

Western Culture Today and Tomorrow
Author: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781642290875
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Release: 2019-08-05
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Well known for his important scholarly contributions to dogmatic theology and biblical commentary, Joseph Ratzinger has also written penetrating observations of our times. This book includes some of his keen insights about the social and political challenges confronting modern Western societies. Writing most of these chapters just before his election as pope, Ratzinger sought to remind Europeans, who at the time were crafting a new constitution, that the civilizational project we call “the West” is a cultural achievement with a history. Jerusalem, Athens, and Rome were the three foundation stones upon which Western civilization was built, he wrote. Their invaluable contributions form the basis for the Western understanding of human dignity and human rights, which spread from Europe to the United States and beyond. This book also includes, as an epilogue, a new essay by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on clerical sex abuse, which traces the moral disorder that preys upon the young to the collapse of faith both inside and outside the Church. “The witness of Christian lives nobly lived is the beginning of reconversion (or, in many cases, conversion) of the West—and that return to the truths taught by the God of the Bible is essential if the great Western civilizational project is not to crumble because of its current, postmodern incoherence. Joseph Ratzinger understood that danger long before many others. It would be well to attend to his prescription.” —George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, from the Foreword

From the Depths of My Heart

From the Depths of My Heart
Author: Kristal Sapien
Pages: 82
ISBN: 9798642150368
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Release: 2020-05-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the depths of my heart is a poetry book about love, finding yourself, and understanding others. "We all have felt joy and pain inside of our hearts. It can change us. It can break us. It can heal us. What we carry in our hearts can either be buried or felt throughout out our lifetime." -Kristal Sapien

The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence
Author: Robert Cardinal Sarah,Nicolas Diat
Pages: 247
ISBN: 9781681497587
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Release: 2017-03-08
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before. Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat. Within the hushed and hallowed walls of the La Grande Chartreux, the famous Carthusian monastery in the French Alps, Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love? Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart? After the international success of God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. "Silence is more important than any other human work," he says, "for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service."

The Transforming Power of Faith

The Transforming Power of Faith
Author: Pope Benedict XVI
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781586178420
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Release: 2013-08-01
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Having faith in the Lord is not something that involves solely our intelligence, the area of intellectual knowledge; rather, it is a change that involves our life, our whole self: feelings, heart, intelligence, will, corporeity, emotions, and human relationships. With faith everything truly changes." So Pope Benedict XVI introduced his catecheses for the Year of Faith, a series of sixteen talks given at his weekly audience from October 2012 to the end of his papacy in February 2013. These talks explore how and why faith is relevant in the contemporary world. How can we come to certainty about things that cannot be calculated or scientifically confirmed? What does God's revelation mean for our daily lives? How can the hunger of the human heart be fulfilled? Offering the guidance of biblical exegesis, pastoral exhortation, and brotherly encouragement, Pope Benedict seeks to answer these questions and many others.

Unbound

Unbound
Author: Neal Lozano
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780800794125
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Release: 2010-08-01
Editor: Chosen Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A balanced, practical, thorough, and easy-to-follow guide to deliverance and freedom. From a well-respected pastor whose message is accepted by all denominations of the church.

Called to Communion

Called to Communion
Author: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
Pages: 165
ISBN: 9781681490670
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Release: 2010-10-21
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a book of wisdom and insight that explains how providential are the trials through which the Catholic Church is now passing. The need of the Papal Primacy to ensure Christian unity; the true meaning of the Priesthood as a sacrament and not a mere ministry; the necessity of the Eucharist as the Sacrifice of the Savior now offering Himself on our altars; the role of the Bishops as successors of the Apostles, united with the successor of St. Peter, the Bishop of Rome; the value of suffering in union with Christ crucified; the indispensable service of the laity in the apostolate - all these themes receive from Cardinal Ratzinger new clarity and depth.

Europe Today and Tomorrow

Europe Today and Tomorrow
Author: Pope Benedict XVI,Joseph Ratzinger
Pages: 117
ISBN: 9781586171346
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Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written in late 2004, Ratzinger raises serious questions about the issues facing Europe amidst the new European Union and forming of a European Constitution. Some of the main issues he raises include: How did Europe originate and what are its boundaries? Who has the right to call himself European and be admitted into the new Eurpoe? What about the spiritual roots of Europe and the moral foundation she is founded on? Ratzinger sees the lack of focus on these fundamental questions in the forming of a new Europe as a very serious dilemma for the furture of Europe, and the world.

Fill These Hearts

Fill These Hearts
Author: Christopher West
Pages: 201
ISBN: 9780307987136
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Release: 2013-01-08
Editor: Image
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of the Catholic best-seller, Theology of the Body Explained, examines the vital powers of the body, sexuality and spirituality that compel life pursuits, drawing on lessons from classical and contemporary disciplines including the Christian mystical tradition to challenge beliefs about Christianity's sexual oppressiveness while linking erotic impulses to a spiritual need for God.

The Day is Now Far Spent

The Day is Now Far Spent
Author: Robert Cardinal Sarah ,Nicholas Diat
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781621643241
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Release: 2019-09-09
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Robert Cardinal Sarah calls The Day Is Now Far Spent his most important book. He analyzes the spiritual, moral, and political collapse of the Western world and concludes that "the decadence of our time has all the faces of mortal peril." A cultural identity crisis, he writes, is at the root of the problems facing Western societies. "The West no longer knows who it is, because it no longer knows and does not want to know who made it, who established it, as it was and as it is. Many countries today ignore their own history. This self-suffocation naturally leads to a decadence that opens the path to new, barbaric civilizations." While making clear the gravity of the present situation, the cardinal demonstrates that it is possible to avoid the hell of a world without God, a world without hope. He calls for a renewal of devotion to Christ through prayer and the practice of virtue.

Bring Me Their Hearts

Bring Me Their Hearts
Author: Sara Wolf
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781640631472
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Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Entangled: Teen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Goodreads "YA Best Book of the Month" An Amazon "Best Book of the Month: Science Fiction & Fantasy" Zera is a Heartless—the immortal, unaging soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger's control, she serves the witch unquestioningly. Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a prince's heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum: if she's discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy Zera's heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles. Crown Prince Lucien d'Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him—every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him—until the arrival of Lady Zera. She's inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The prince's honor has him quickly aiming for her throat. So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all. Winner takes the loser's heart. Literally. The Bring Me Their Hearts series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 Bring Me Their Hearts Book #2 Find Me Their Bones Book #3 Send Me Their Souls

The Source of Life

The Source of Life
Author: Christoph Cardinal Schoenborn
Pages: 145
ISBN: 9781586177843
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Release: 2013-10-21
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cardinal Schoenborn, who regularly gathers the people of his diocese in the beautiful medieval cathedral of Vienna, Austria, knows how to communicate the great Christian mysteries in modern ways. He has the gift to integrate contemporary everyday experience with the knowledge passed on from tradition and the great thinkers and theologians of the church In this volume, focusing on the beauty and power of the Holy Eucharist, the renown Cardinal and prolific author also explores how these rituals often connect to the Jewish roots of the Christian story. Accessible to all those who want to know more about the essential source of Christian spirituality in order to elevate the depth of their experience in it, this work defines the origins of the Eucharist in the Passover celebration and the Last Supper, along with other key elements of the liturgy, including sacrifice, transubstantiation, the transformation of the bread and wine, and the significance of the Eucharist today. A readable, beautifully insightful book for everyone who desires to understand and experience more profoundly the central sacrament of Christian life.

Written on Our Hearts

Written on Our Hearts
Author: Mary Reed Newland,Barbara Allaire
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9780884897767
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Release: 2002-01-01
Editor: Saint Mary's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Does the Old Testament seem distant for your teens? Written on Our Hearts is a completely revised edition of The Hebrew Scriptures: The Biblical Story of God's Promise to Israel and Us. An in-depth course that brings to life the books of the Old Testament, this full-color student textbook covers the most important Scripture stories and passages of the Old Testament and guides students as they read the Bible. The one-semester course can be taught to ninth graders but is ideal for tenth- and eleventh-grade students. This new edition, which gives added emphasis to the context and spiritual meaning of the Old Testament, includes a more extensive discussion of the Ten Commandments. Sidebars featuring prayers in the Old Testament have been added, along with historical and biblical timelines. Review questions, reflective activities, and a full-color design with maps, charts, photos, and artwork will help make the Old Testament come alive for students.

Magic in Our Hearts

Magic in Our Hearts
Author: Jeanne McCann
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780595872367
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Release: 2007-03-26
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Brett, a charismatic world-class skier with a playgirl lifestyle Taylor, a talented and successful physical therapist One chance meeting and the two women fall head over heels for each other. Passion and the beginning of true love sweep the two off of their feet, but their relationship is ended almost before it has a chance to begin. The two are reunited years later, after Brett's Olympic dreams are shattered along with her body. Battered and broken, relying on alcohol to numb her mind and heart, Brett is slowly killing herself. Unable to refuse Brett's dying mother's request, Taylor agrees to work with Brett to help her regain some of her physical capabilities. Can Taylor overcome her heartbreak and anger long enough to help Brett heal? Will she be able to reach the woman she once knew and help her rekindle the passion that once made her a world-renowned skier? Will Brett have the fortitude to heal her mind and body? Both struggle with past feelings, deeply hidden hurts, anger and resurfacing emotions for each other. Working out their problems requires effort, love, and a little bit of magic.

Enemies of the Heart

Enemies of the Heart
Author: Andy Stanley
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781601421814
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Release: 2011-06-21
Editor: Multnomah
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

CBA BESTSELLER • Break free from the destructive power of guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy. Includes a six-week discussion guide. “Andy Stanley touches the right nerve at the right time.”—Shaunti Feldhahn, bestselling author of For Women Only and For Men Only Divorce. Job loss. Estrangement from family members. Broken friendships. The difficult circumstances you are dealing with today are likely being fed by one of four emotional forces that compels you to act in undesirable ways, sometimes even against your will. Andy Stanley explores each of these destructive forces—guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy—and how they infiltrate your life and damage your relationships. He says that, left unchallenged they have the power to destroy your home, your career, and your friendships. In Enemies of the Heart, Andy offers practical, biblical direction to help you fight back, to take charge of those feelings that mysteriously control you, and to restore your broken relationships. Previously released as It Came from Within

What Love Is

What Love Is
Author: Carrie Jenkins
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780465098866
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Release: 2017-01-24
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A rising star in philosophy examines the cultural, social, and scientific interpretations of love to answer one of our most enduring questions What is love? Aside from being the title of many a popular love song, this is one of life's perennial questions. In What Love Is, philosopher Carrie Jenkins offers a bold new theory on the nature of romantic love that reconciles its humanistic and scientific components. Love can be a social construct (the idea of a perfect fairy tale romance) and a physical manifestation (those anxiety- inducing heart palpitations); we must recognize its complexities and decide for ourselves how to love. Motivated by her own polyamorous relationships, she examines the ways in which our parameters of love have recently changed-to be more accepting of homosexual, interracial, and non-monogamous relationships-and how they will continue to evolve in the future. Full of anecdotal, cultural, and scientific reflections on love, What Love Is is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand what it means to say "I love you." Whether young or old, gay or straight, male or female, polyamorous or monogamous, this book will help each of us decide for ourselves how we choose to love.

God or Nothing

God or Nothing
Author: Cardinal Robert Sarah,Nicolas Diat
Pages: 285
ISBN: 9781681496733
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Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a fascinating and powerful autobiographical interview of one of the most prominent and outspoken Cardinals appointed by Pope Francis. The biography alone is inspirational. But Cardinal Sarah’s commentary on Christian living in the modern world and his response to the controversial issues of the day—including the upcoming ordinary Synod of Bishops—are profound and invigorating. Robert Sarah is the only son of a convert Catholic couple who lived in a remote village of Guinea, West Africa. Inspired by the zeal of the Spiritan missionary priests who made great sacrifices to bring the Faith to Africans in the most neglected regions, his parents became Catholics. Robert discerned a call to the priesthood and entered the local seminary, but due to the oppression of the Church by the Communist dictator of Guinea, he had to continue his studies in France and then in nearby Senegal. He was appointed Archbishop of Conakry, Guinea by John Paul II, becoming the youngest Bishop in the Catholic Church. His predecessor had been imprisoned by the Communist regime for several years, and Archbishop Sarah himself—because of his refusal to be coopted by the President—was at the top of the governments list for assassination when John Paul II called him to Rome to be Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him to be the Prefect of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. Here is a sample of his commentary on current issues of the day: “The idea of putting Magisterial teaching in a beautiful display case while separating it from pastoral practice, which then could evolve along with circumstances, fashions and passions, is a sort of heresy, a dangerous schizophrenic pathology. I therefore solemnly state that the Church in Africa is staunchly opposed to any rebellion against the teaching of Jesus and of the Magisterium . . . The Church of Africa is committed in the name of the Lord Jesus to keeping unchanged the teaching of God and of the Church about the indissolubility of marriage: what God has joined, let no man put asunder. How could a Synod go back on the constant teaching that was unified and explained in greater depth by Blessed Paul VI, Saint John Paul II and Benedict XVI?" -Cardinal Robert Sarah

IMITATION OF THE SACRED HEART

IMITATION OF THE SACRED HEART
Author: Peter J. (Peter Joseph) 1811-1 Arnoudt,J. a. M. (Joseph a. M. ). 1823-1 Fastre
Pages: 814
ISBN: 1373135972
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Release: 2016-08-28
Editor: Wentworth Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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