Contemporary

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.

Front cover of A Winter Walk

Readers are invited to stroll along with this outstanding monk through the wintry season of darkness, candlelight and the rich symbols and celebrations of all faiths.

Front Cover Astrophysics and Creation


While written by a prominent and active scientist, this book is based on personal experience and biblical theology. It doesn't try to derive God's existence from science and it's critical of scientific inferences on the notion of God (Natural Theology). Cosmic fine-tuning and other coincidences are no proof of God, but are amazing, astounding and will never be fully explained. Amazement is the appropriate emotional perception of reality. The objective world is not a matter of course and may well not exist at all; thus reality, at times, is experienced to be very special. Human life, the beauty of nature, the habitability of planet Earth can be considered undeserved gifts. In the light of these gifts, the universe is metaphorically interpreted and existentially believed as a divine Creation. Science cannot create such faith but can foster it. Is God necessary to explain the universe? Is the idea of a Creator excluded by modern science? Why continue speaking of a Creator and to believe (trust and hope) in His continuing creation when God cannot be demonstrated in scientific data? Arnold Benz, a renowned astrophysicist and Christian, insists that human perception reaches further than science and demonstrates this in various examples, personal, biblical, and literary.

Front Cover of Friending God

Understanding the new coordinates of cyberspace, community and faith

The internet has become an existentially new reality of our lives. It stirs questions about who we are as people, and what we long for in the depths of our souls.

Front Cover of God and Profit

This is the most up-to-date, readable and clear presentation of the history and practice of the West's current financial system from a Christian perspective taking into account the many contributions Christian have made to this system of banking and money management.

Front Cover of Prayers for Priests

A collection of contemporary prayers—more than two month's worth—for today's busy priest (and for everyone baptized into the priesthood of Christ). This book is divided into two parts. The first section, entitled "Scriptural Meditations," is comprised of 31 intercessory prayers of petition based on Biblical themes. The second section, entitled, "Saintly Intercessions," is comprised of 31 intercessory prayers directed to popular saints such as John Vianney and Francis de Sales.

Front Cover of John Paul II's Letter to a Jewish Friend

Schoolmates “Lolek” Wojtyla and “Jurek” Kluger were boyhood pals in pre-war Poland—till their lives were blighted by invasion, war, and genocide. It took 50 years, but they reunited. A moving tale of friendship in the face of evil.

Front Cover of The People Wish to See Jesus

These reflections, written with great gratitude for the work of teachers, and translated exclusively for this volume from talks by then Archbishop Bergoglio to the catechists of Buenos Aires, offer deep understanding and challenge for successful catechesis, teaching, and education.  

The Pope Francis Resource Library

Front Cover for Tea Party Catholic

Samuel Gregg draws upon Catholic teaching, natural law theory, and the thought of Catholic founding father Charles Carroll of Carrollton to develop a Catholic case for free economy, limited government, and ordered liberty in America.

Front Cover of Open Mind, Faithful Heart

Pope Francis connects with people, especially the young, the forgotten, and the forlorn. What is the source of his spiritual vitality? Find out here, in a book that offers a path for prayer and a guide for life.

The Pope Francis Resource Library

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