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When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Church Fathers

…Voices of the Early Church Fathers  provide the answers. These brilliant, embattled, and sometimes eccentric men defined the biblical canon, hammered out the Creed, and gave us our understanding of sacraments and salvation. It is they who preserved for us the rich legacy of the early Church.…


A Year With The Church Fathers: Patristic Wisdom For Daily Living

In  A Year With The Fathers: Patristic Wisdom For Daily Living,  Mike Aquilina, popular author on Patristics, gathers the wisest, most practical teachings and exhortations from the Fathers of the Church, and presents them in a format perfect for daily meditation and inspiration. Learn to…


The Fathers of the Church

…about the Church Fathers and their legacy. Ideal for RCIA, catechists, clergy, as well as lay Catholics who want to learn more about the great teachers of early Christianity. In this updated version you will find: an extensively revised introduction, twenty Church Fathers never before covered…


The Witness of Early Christian Women

The Witness of Early Christian Women: Mothers of the Church  demonstrates the radical nature of Christianity's understanding of women and their roles, especially in a pagan society that viewed them as little more than property. The variety of women here is striking: poor widows, consecrated…


Handed Down: The Catholic Faith of the Early Christians

…In  Handed Down: The Catholic Faith of the Early Christians , James L. Papandrea examines that most crucial era in the transmission of Christian truth: the time of the early Church, when the brilliant and holy teachers known as the Church Fathers took the apostolic faith they received and from…

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Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words

…of the early Church — Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus of Lyons.   “A treasure! The early Church and its teachings come to life in this story. Did the first Christians believe what you believe? Buy this book, read the words of the early Church…


Saint Barbara-Convert & Martyr of the Early Church

…Christian faith, Barbara rebels. She valiantly attempts to save Giuliana, as well as other Christians being persecuted, boldly protesting to her father and other government leaders. When that fails, Barbara makes a daring plan for the successful escape from prison of her Christian friends. Saint…

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The Roman Catacombs & The Witness of Early Christian Women (2 Book Set)

…underground by fossors — designated diggers whose status was just below that of deacons and priests.   The Witness of Early Christian Women The Witness of Early Christian Women: Mothers of the Church  demonstrates the radical nature of Christianity's understanding of women…


Church Fathers: From Clement of Rome to Augustine

…wonderful way to get to know the Church Fathers and the tremendous spiritually rich patrimony they have bequeathed to us. Church Fathers: From Clement of Rome to Augustine Written by Pope Benedict XVI A fascinating, engaging look at the Early Church Fathers  Important reading for any Christian


The Angels and Their Mission

…always accorded them a very large place in her theology. Recent theologians have dwelt on dry questions about the nature of the angels, but the early Fathers of the Church, with the memory of Jesus fresh in their minds (and of the angels of whom He spoke often) were fascinated with the energetic…


Lights in a Dark Town - A Story about John Henry Newman

…schoolboy living next door. For both Emmeline and Daniel, Father John Henry Newman, who runs a chapel in one of the worst sections town, becomes the most important person in Birmingham. Daniel and Emmeline come to know and admire Father Newman as he tries to help poor factory workers and to…

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Heroes & Heretics of The Reformation

…executioner’s blade.  • The queens: Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, who were at different times bastardized and delegitimized by their father Henry VIII, but who each reigned during this period of upheaval. One is known to history by a derogatory epithet, while the other,…

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Witness of the Saints: Patristic Readings in the Liturgy of the Hours

The writings of the Fathers of the Church have never been more widely available, yet obtaining an exhaustive and user-friendly volume of patristics can still be a daunting task. Without realizing it, many priests, seminarians, members of religious communities, and even laity already own a patristic…

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The Bad Shepherds-Five Eras When the Faithful Thrived While Church Leaders Did the Devils Work

…kept the Faith…for leaders who fiddled while Rome burned.  Now, Church history specialist Rod Bennett, whose Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words has become a modern classic of Catholic apologetics, opens up these dark chapters—for a surprisingly inspiring purpose.…


The Church Rocks: A History of the Catholic Church for Kids and Their Parents and Teachers

…Church history that will enlighten and entertain everyone. Hill starts with the very beginnings of Christianity and goes on to the troubles of the early Church, the conversion of Constantine, the "days of danger" of the fifth-century persecutions, the mystery of the Dark Ages, the Great…


The Gift of the Church: Vol. 1 - How the Catholic Church Transformed the History and Soul of the West

An exploration and celebration, in word and image, of how our way of life, that is, the Western way of life, has been transformed, and continues to be shaped, by the Church’s faith.  For each generation, the life and teachings of Christ has provided an answer to its deepest and most…

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Crossing the Tiber: Evangelical Protestants Discover the Historical Church

…how he overcame his hostility to the Catholic Church by a combination of serious Bible study and vast research of the writings of the early Church Fathers. In addition to a moving account of their conversion that caused Ray and his wife to "cross the Tiber" to Rome, he offers an in-depth…


The Navarre Bible - Wisdom Books

…(Egypt), interfaces with the world of Greek culture. Sirach, written by someone steeped in the wisdom of tradition of Israel, was much used by the early Fathers of the Church. Reading and reflecting on the Wisdom Books helps to prepare the human mind and spirit to receive the Lord and understand His…

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Heroic Catholic Chaplains: Stories of the Brave and Holy Men Who Dodged Bullets While Saving Souls

…•    Father William Corby, who left his post at Notre Dame to serve the Irish Brigade during all four years of the Civil War; •    Father Francis Duffy, a World War I chaplain whose story became the subject of a Hollywood movie; •    Father

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Wisdom From Pope Paul VI

…Paul VI was crowned as pontiff. Her special connection and love for the saint is evident in the care taken to choose those words of the holy father's that would most inspire all those who seek God, especially those who face darkness, fear, or seemingly insurmountable odds. With themes on the…

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The Papacy-What the Pope Does and Why It Matters

The Papacy explains that without the Pope's divinely guided leadership, the Church would suffer the contradictions and the divisions that many Christian groups know firsthand. The teaching passed down from the apostles would be subject to arbitrary, relative, and numerous interpretations;…


Butler's Lives of the Saints HC (4-Vol. Set)

…monumental work was first compiled in the 18th century by Alban Butler and was later partially revised by Herbert Thurston, S.J., early in the 20th century. When Father Thurston's death interrupted work on the second revision, the massive editorial undertaking was assumed by the noted English…


Rapture: The End-Times Error That Leaves the Bible Behind

…biblical prophecy to key historical events The biblical case for the rapture (showing why so many accept it) A survey of the thoughts of the early Church Fathers about the end-time A short course in the proper methods of reading Scripture Nine ground rules you must follow if you are to make sense of…


Our Life in the Church - Grade 8 Activity Book, 3rd Edition

…Part 1: The Church. Christ's plan for the Church's structure and its necessary attributes; the Church's teaching authority. The early Church: Martyrs, Fathers, Saints and Mary. Part 2: The Christian in the World. Religious and laity, Holy Orders, Marriage, and family life; call to holiness.…