Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac

Author: Matthew Bunson

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 9781612789446

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 9645


"The absolute best source for trustworthy, accurate, up-to-date information" Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac remains the only annual, comprehensive guide to the Catholic Church. Published annually since 1904, this compendium of information is THE authoritative source for all your most up-to-date facts on the Catholic Church. With thousands of intriguing facts and essential details on a wide range of Catholic subjects, this almanac is completely updated every year and packed with topics relevant for researchers, homilists, writers, media professionals, students, parents, librarians, and teachers. The Catholic Almanac is arranged by subject, providing timely and timeless information on the year in review, doctrine of the Catholic Church, dates and events in Catholic history, and the life of the Church in the world. The in-depth index makes finding specific information simple. Each year the Almanac is packed with facts and features that make research quick and easy and include: Canon Law Glossary of Catholic Terms Church Calendar Scripture Social Teaching Sacraments Saints Church History Encyclicals National and World Statistics ""Our Sunday Visitor claims this work is the 'one and only Catholic resource, ' and 'simply the best annual guide to the Catholic Church anywhere.' These are bold statements, but accurate. . . This excellent work is especially useful for those interested in either the Roman Catholic Church or the Holy See. . . . It is informative, easy to use, and well written."" - American Reference Books Manual

A Matter of Discretion

The Politics of Catholic Priests in the United States and Ireland

Author: Brian R. Calfano,Melissa R. Michelson,Elizabeth A. Oldmixon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442237252

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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In this book, the authors assess the institutional and personal factors at play in determining Roman Catholic priests' political attitudes and behaviors by leveraging survey experiments on priest samples from the US and Ireland and featuring the first ever field experiment conducted on a group of American clergy.

Papal Teaching in the Age of Infallibility, 1870 to the Present

A Critical Evaluation with Historical Illustrations

Author: Kevin T. Keating

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532635540

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 6719


Kevin Keating examines the major writings of the Roman Pontiffs from Pius IX in the last half of the nineteenth century to the most recent writings of Francis. He explores the shift in papal focus from internal church matters and attacks on modern thought to concern for matters affecting all of humanity--not just spiritually, but socially, politically, and economically as well. Looming over all of these teachings is the specter of the doctrine of infallibility. First defined in 1870 to cover only papal infallibility, it would be expanded in the 1960s to include the exercise of infallibility by the worldwide college of bishops. Keating discusses the most significant themes dealt with by popes during this period--the Bible, religious freedom, church-state relations, social doctrine, human sexuality, ecumenism, and interreligious dialogue. He describes how papal teaching has changed, developed, and even been contradicted by later popes, although they have failed to expressly acknowledge departures from prior teaching. He details how the doctrine of infallibility, far from serving to bolster the credibility of papal teaching, often has served to undermine it.

Nostra Aetate

Author: Pim Valkenberg,Anthony Cirelli

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813228786

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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The contents of this book originated in a conference at the Catholic University of America in May 2015. The essays and lectures contained within focus on the relationships of the Catholic Church with the other "Abrahamic" faiths, primarily Islam and Judaism. There is some discussion of the Asian religions as well. This volume, in structure, loosely follows the document Nostra Aetate itself. The first part of the book gives a broad view of the document and its importance. The following parts concentrates on the relationships between the Catholic Church and the Asian, Muslim and Jewish religions. The concluding section of the book surveys the reception Nostra Aetate received in various ecclesial and academic contexts.

The International Library of Essays on Capital Punishment, Volume 2

Abolition and Alternatives to Capital Punishment

Author: Peter Hodgkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351887505

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 5180


The essays selected for this volume develop conventional abolition discourse and explore the conceptual framework through which abolition is understood and posited. Of particular interest is the attention given to an integral but often forgotten element of the abolition debate: alternatives to capital punishment. The volume also provides an account of strategies employed by the abolition community which challenges tired methodologies and offers a level of transparency previously unseen. This collection tackles complex but fundamental components of the capital punishment debate using empirical data and expert observations and is essential reading for those wishing to comprehend the fundamental issues which underpin capital punishment discourse.

The Seeker's Guide to Saints

Author: Mitch Finley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498293107

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 3669


Who were the saints and what is it about them that causes people all over the world to remember them? What were their stories, motivations, passions--and shortcomings? This informative, delightful, inspiring book reveals the truth behind the misconceptions and the mystique in a survey of saints throughout the history of the Church. The stories included here emphasize that, although the saints were often flawed and quirky individuals, what made them saintly above all else was their dedication to faith. They had a "passionate, extraordinary, pull-out-all-the-stops devotion," writes award-winning Catholic author Mitch Finley, and a desire for truth that is not unlike our own.