Contemporary

Front Cover for Why You Can Disagree and Remain a Faithful Catholic

This bestseller tackles controversial issues in the Church and considers how conscience and infallibility relate to a devoted practice of faith. Phillip S. Kaufman argues for the validity of discussion and dissent on issues of great importance to Christianity and the world.

Why Catholics Can't Sing

In this informative and entertaining critique of music in the Catholic church, Thomas Day outlines a stinging indictment of the influence of popular culture on American Catholicism, particularly as expressed in church music.

Front Cover of Where Two or Three Are Gathered

In a clear, systematic and appealing style, Barbara Fiand presents an analysis of community within a human, cultural and religious framework of consciousness.

Front Cover for The True Meaning of Christmas

Children and grown-ups alike will revel in the holiday magic as Santa recalls his favorite memories of the Feast of Light. Cuddle in close and listen to glowing tales of Christmas spirit and the gifts of kindness that money can’t buy.

Front Cover for How to Understand Church and Ministry in the United States

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.

Front Cover for Holy Saturday

A faithful investigation of the canonical viability of the female diaconate. Based on thorough research, as well as sound historical and theological analysis, this book makes a significant contribution to the development of women’s roles in the modern church.

Front Cover for Holy Father, Sacred Heart

From his earliest writings, John Paul II has had a special devotion to the mystery of the sacred heart. Carl Moell, Vatican archivist, here assembles the Pope’s writings on the devotion. Arranged by major theme, these readings are excellent for daily devotional
reading and instruction.

Front Cover for Here and Now

One thought flows into another to create a mosaic of shimmering impressions in this contemplative offering from a great Christian writer. Nouwen discusses living in the present, joy, prayer, the spiritual life, relationships, family, and other topics with his signature clarity and insight.

Front Cover of Grief Keeping

A major figure in the field of grief work, Harold Ivan Smith researches the impact and power of the grief process in the lives of past U.S. presidents and their families as well as other notable figures in American culture.

Good News From North Haven

This charming collection of slice-of-life stories about the Rev. David Battles and life in a mythical Midwest town caused a sensation when it was first released. With over 55,000 copies in print and a review in the New York Times, it remains a favorite for Christian readers.

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