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Scriptural Meditations: - For the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Franciscan Crown, Seven Sorrows and Rosary (Paperback): Lucas Amato Scriptural Meditations: - For the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Franciscan Crown, Seven Sorrows and Rosary (Paperback)
Lucas Amato
R167 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R30 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Holy Ghost, Our Greatest Friend - He Who Loves Us Best (Paperback): Paul O'Sullivan The Holy Ghost, Our Greatest Friend - He Who Loves Us Best (Paperback)
Paul O'Sullivan
R103 R84 Discovery Miles 840 Save R19 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A beautiful little book \"all about the Holy Ghost, \" including prayers to Him. Shows He really and truly dwells in every soul that is in the state of grace. He aids all Christians without exception, if only we will ask His help. Enlightening and encouraging

The Pope and the Professor - Pius IX, Ignaz von Doellinger, and the Quandary of the Modern Age (Paperback): Thomas Albert Howard The Pope and the Professor - Pius IX, Ignaz von Doellinger, and the Quandary of the Modern Age (Paperback)
Thomas Albert Howard
R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Pope and the Professor tells the captivating story of the German Catholic theologian and historian Ignaz von Doellinger (1799-1890), who fiercely opposed the teaching of Papal Infallibility at the time of the First Vatican Council (1869-70), convened by Pope Pius IX (r. 1846-1878), among the most controversial popes in the history of the papacy. Doellinger's thought, his opposition to the Council, his high-profile excommunication in 1871, and the international sensation that this action caused offer a fascinating window into the intellectual and religious history of the nineteenth century. Thomas Albert Howard examines Doellinger's post-conciliar activities, including pioneering work in ecumenism and inspiring the "Old Catholic" movement in Central Europe. Set against the backdrop of Italian and German national unification, and the rise of anticlericalism and ultramontanism after the French Revolution, The Pope and the Professor is at once an endeavor of historical and theological inquiry. It provides nuanced historical contextualization of the events, topics, and personalities, while also raising abiding questions about the often fraught relationship between individual conscience and scholarly credentials, on the one hand, and church authority and tradition, on the other.

Pope Francis Among the Wolves - The Inside Story of a Revolution (Paperback): Marco Politi Pope Francis Among the Wolves - The Inside Story of a Revolution (Paperback)
Marco Politi; Translated by William McCuaig
R448 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R99 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Marco Politi takes us deep inside the power struggle roiling the Roman Curia and the Catholic Church worldwide, beginning with Benedict XVI, the pope who famously resigned in 2013, and intensifying with the contested and unexpected election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, now known as Pope Francis. Politi's account balances the perspectives of Pope Francis's supporters, Benedict's sympathizers, and those disappointed members of the Catholic laity who feel alienated by the institution's secrecy, financial corruption, and refusal to modernize. Politi dramatically recounts the sexual scandals that have rocked the church and the accusations of money laundering and other financial misdeeds swirling around the Vatican and the Italian Catholic establishment. Pope Francis has tried to shine a light on these crimes, but his work has been met with resistance from entrenched factions. Politi writes of the decline in church attendance and vocations to the priesthood throughout the world as the church continues to prohibit divorced and remarried Catholics from receiving the communion wafer. He visits European parishes where women now perform the functions of missing male priests-and where the remaining parishioners would welcome the admission of women to the priesthood, if the church would allow it. Pope Francis's emphasis on pastoral compassion for all who struggle with the burden of family life has also provoked the ire of traditionalists in the Roman Curia and elsewhere. He knows from personal experience what life is like for the poor in Buenos Aires and other metropolises of the globalized world, and highlights the contrast between the vital, vibrant faith of these parishioners and the disillusionment of European Catholics. Pope Francis and his supporters are locked in a battle with the defenders of the traditional hard line and with ecclesiastical corruption. In this conflict, the future of Catholicism is at stake-and it is far from certain Francis will succeed in saving the institution from decline.

Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism (Paperback, 2nd Official REV No ed.): Bennet Kelly Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism (Paperback, 2nd Official REV No ed.)
Bennet Kelly
R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Catechism retains the text of the Revised Baltimore Catechism, Number 2, but adds abundant explanations to help children understand the difficult parts of each lesson along with pictures to aid in understanding. Intended for grades 6-8.

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One - Daily Meditations (Paperback): Lorene Hanley Duquin Grieving the Loss of a Loved One - Daily Meditations (Paperback)
Lorene Hanley Duquin
R292 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R58 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Pure Power - A Spiritual Workout to Help You Break Free of Sexual Sin . . . or Avoid It in the First Place (Paperback): Nicole... Pure Power - A Spiritual Workout to Help You Break Free of Sexual Sin . . . or Avoid It in the First Place (Paperback)
Nicole Abisinio
R352 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R64 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
First Prayers for Little Catholics (Paperback): Lawrence G. Lovasik First Prayers for Little Catholics (Paperback)
Lawrence G. Lovasik
R39 Discovery Miles 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Border Districts (Paperback): Gerald Murnane Border Districts (Paperback)
Gerald Murnane 1
R266 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R86 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A man moves from a capital city to a remote town in the border country, where he intends to spend the last years of his life. It is time, he thinks, to review the spoils of a lifetime of seeing, a lifetime of reading. Which sights, people, books, fictional characters, turns of phrase and lines of verse will survive into the twilight? Feeling an increasing urgency to put his mental landscape in order, the man sets to work cataloguing his memories, little knowing what secrets they will yield and where his `report' will lead.Border Districts is a jewel of a farewell from one of the greatest living writers of English prose. Winner of the Australian 2018 Prime Minister's Literary Award and shortlisted for the 2018 Miles Franklin Award, this is Murnane's first work to be published in the UK in thirty years.

The Promises of the Sacred Heart (Paperback): Lawrence G. Lovasik The Promises of the Sacred Heart (Paperback)
Lawrence G. Lovasik
R52 Discovery Miles 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This booklet outlines fpr Catholic Christians the twelve promises of the Sacred Heart.

Heresy and Inquisition in France, 1200-1300 (Paperback): John H. Arnold, Peter Biller Heresy and Inquisition in France, 1200-1300 (Paperback)
John H. Arnold, Peter Biller
R613 R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Save R37 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Heresy and inquisition in France, 1200-1300 is an invaluable collection of primary sources in translation, aimed at students and academics alike. It provides a wide array of materials on both heresy (Cathars and Waldensians) and the persecution of heresy in medieval France. The book is divided into eight sections, each devoted to a different genre of source material. It contains substantial material pertaining to the setting up and practice of inquisitions into heretical wickedness, and a large number of translations from the registers of inquisition trials. Each source is introduced fully and is accompanied by references to useful modern commentaries. The study of heresy and inquisition has always aroused considerable scholarly debate; with this book, students and scholars can form their own interpretations of the key issues, from the texts written in the period itself. -- .

Day by Day with the Catechism (Hardcover): Peter A. Giersch Day by Day with the Catechism (Hardcover)
Peter A. Giersch
R213 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R37 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Path to Change - Thoughts on Politics and Society (Hardcover): Pope Francis, Dominique Wolton The Path to Change - Thoughts on Politics and Society (Hardcover)
Pope Francis, Dominique Wolton 1
R533 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R97 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Pope Francis has thoroughly re-engaged the Catholic Church with the modern world, by tackling the difficult and urgent questions that we face as a civilization, in order to illuminate the path to change. French sociologist Dominique Wolton interviewed Pope Francis regularly over the course of a year, and their open, warm dialogue builds a detailed picture of how Pope Francis became the most popular leader the Catholic Church has ever seen. The Pope's clarity, humility and humanity are brought to the fore by Dominique Wolton's engaging and relevant questions. As well as revealing fascinating insights into his early life, in The Path to Change Pope Francis freely addresses the major issues of our time: peace and war, politics and religion, globalization and cultural diversity, fundamentalism and secularism, Europe and migrants, ecology, family, time, trust and joy.

Reasons to Believe - How to Understand, Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith (Paperback): Scott W. Hahn Reasons to Believe - How to Understand, Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith (Paperback)
Scott W. Hahn
R293 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R48 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bestselling author Scott Hahn explains the 'how and why' of the Catholic faith, drawing from Scripture, his own struggles and those of other converts, as well as from everyday life and natural science. Hahn shows that reason and revelation, nature and the supernatural, are not opposed to one another; rather they offer complementary evidence that God exists. Reasons to Believe unravels mysteries, corrects misunderstandings, and offers thoughtful, straightforward responses to common objections about the Catholic faith. It is the ideal book both for Christians who want to grow stronger in their faith and to share it with others, and for enquirers in search of a belief that satisfies both the mind and the heart.

Mass Exodus - Catholic Disaffiliation in Britain and America since Vatican II (Paperback): Stephen Bullivant Mass Exodus - Catholic Disaffiliation in Britain and America since Vatican II (Paperback)
Stephen Bullivant
R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Of those raised Catholic, just 13% still attend Mass weekly, and 37% say they have 'no religion'. But is this all the fault of Vatican II, and its runaway reforms? Or are wider social, cultural, and moral forces primarily to blame? In 1962, Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council with the prophecy that 'a new day is dawning on the Church, bathing her in radiant splendour'. Desiring 'to impart an ever increasing vigour to the Christian life of the faithful', the Council Fathers devoted particular attention to the laity, and set in motion a series of sweeping reforms. The most significant of these centred on refashioning the Church's liturgy-'the source and summit of the Christian life'-in order to make 'it pastorally efficacious to the fullest degree'. Over fifty years on, however, the statistics speak for themselves. In America, only 15% of cradle Catholics say that they attend Mass on a weekly basis; meanwhile, 35% no longer even tick the 'Catholic box' on surveys. In Britain, the signs are direr still. Catholicism is not the only Christian group to have suffered serious declines since the 1960s. If anything Catholics exhibit higher church attendance, and better retention, than most Protestant churches do. If Vatican II is not the cause of Catholicism's crisis, might it instead be the secret to its comparative success? Mass Exodus is the first serious historical and sociological study of Catholic lapsation and disaffiliation. Drawing on a wide range of theological, historical, and sociological sources, Stephen Bullivant offers a comparative study of secularization across two famously contrasting religious cultures: Britain and the USA.

Jesus, I Know You're There (Paperback): Mary Kay Clark Jesus, I Know You're There (Paperback)
Mary Kay Clark; Illustrated by Sponaugle Kim
R182 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R34 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Marvels of Creation (Paperback, Annotated edition): Louis Of Grenada The Marvels of Creation (Paperback, Annotated edition)
Louis Of Grenada
R345 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R64 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
365 Daily Meditations with Pope Francis (Paperback): Catholic Church. 365 Daily Meditations with Pope Francis (Paperback)
Catholic Church.
R297 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R40 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
On the Eucharist - Ecclesia de Eucharistia: Encyclical Letter (Paperback): John Paul II On the Eucharist - Ecclesia de Eucharistia: Encyclical Letter (Paperback)
John Paul II
R152 R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Save R26 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this encyclical letter, Pope John Paul II seeks to rekindle in the faithful the profound sense of "amazement and gratitude" that surrounds the Eucharist.

Rome and the Invention of the Papacy - The Liber Pontificalis (Hardcover): Rosamond McKitterick Rome and the Invention of the Papacy - The Liber Pontificalis (Hardcover)
Rosamond McKitterick
R855 R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 Save R178 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The remarkable, and permanently influential, papal history known as the Liber pontificalis shaped perceptions and the memory of Rome, the popes, and the many-layered past of both city and papacy within western Europe. Rosamond McKitterick offers a new analysis of this extraordinary combination of historical reconstruction, deliberate selection and political use of fiction, to illuminate the history of the early popes and their relationship with Rome. She examines the content, context, and transmission of the text, and the complex relationships between the reality, representation, and reception of authority that it reflects. The Liber pontificalis presented Rome as a holy city of Christian saints and martyrs, as the bishops of Rome established their visible power in buildings, and it articulated the popes' spiritual and ministerial role, accommodated within their Roman imperial inheritance. Drawing on wide-ranging and interdisciplinary international research, Rome and the Invention of the Papacy offers pioneering insights into the evolution of this extraordinary source, and its significance for the history of early medieval Europe.

Rosary Novenas to Our Lady - Including the Mysteries of Light (Paperback): Charles V. Lacey, Gregory F. Augustine Pierce Rosary Novenas to Our Lady - Including the Mysteries of Light (Paperback)
Charles V. Lacey, Gregory F. Augustine Pierce
R140 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R26 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Devotion to the Holy Spirit (Paperback): Anonymous Devotion to the Holy Spirit (Paperback)
Anonymous
R103 R84 Discovery Miles 840 Save R19 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Explains the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost and how to obtain them, how He works in our souls, and what the soul is like with the Holy Spirit and also without Him. Contains many prayers. (5-2.00 ea.; 10-1.75 ea.; 25-1.25 ea.; 50-1.00 ea.; 100-.75 ea.).

Mass Exodus - Catholic Disaffiliation in Britain and America since Vatican II (Hardcover): Stephen Bullivant Mass Exodus - Catholic Disaffiliation in Britain and America since Vatican II (Hardcover)
Stephen Bullivant
R712 Discovery Miles 7 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1962, Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council with the prophecy that 'a new day is dawning on the Church, bathing her in radiant splendour'. Desiring 'to impart an ever increasing vigour to the Christian life of the faithful', the Council Fathers devoted particular attention to the laity, and set in motion a series of sweeping reforms. The most significant of these centred on refashioning the Church's liturgy-'the source and summit of the Christian life'-in order to make 'it pastorally efficacious to the fullest degree'. Over fifty years on, however, the statistics speak for themselves. In America, only 15% of cradle Catholics say that they attend Mass on a weekly basis; meanwhile, 35% no longer even tick the 'Catholic box' on surveys. In Britain, the signs are direr still. Of those raised Catholic, just 13% still attend Mass weekly, and 37% say they have 'no religion'. But is this all the fault of Vatican II, and its runaway reforms? Or are wider social, cultural, and moral forces primarily to blame? Catholicism is not the only Christian group to have suffered serious declines since the 1960s. If anything Catholics exhibit higher church attendance, and better retention, than most Protestant churches do. If Vatican II is not the cause of Catholicism's crisis, might it instead be the secret to its comparative success? Mass Exodus is the first serious historical and sociological study of Catholic lapsation and disaffiliation. Drawing on a wide range of theological, historical, and sociological sources, Stephen Bullivant offers a comparative study of secularization across two famously contrasting religious cultures: Britain and the USA.

The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): Peter Marshall The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
Peter Marshall
R207 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R36 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Reformation transformed Europe, and left an indelible mark on the modern world. It began as an argument about what Christians needed to do to be saved, but rapidly engulfed society in a series of fundamental changes. This Very Short Introduction provides a lively and up-to-date guide to the process. It explains doctrinal debates in a clear and non-technical way, but is equally concerned to demonstrate the effects the Reformation had on politics, society, art, and minorities. Peter Marshall argues that the Reformation was not a solely European phenomenon, but that varieties of faith exported from Europe transformed Christianity into a truly world religion. The complex legacy of the Reformation is also assessed; its religious fervour produced remarkable stories of sanctity and heroism, and some extraordinary artistic achievements, but violence, holy war, and martyrdom were equally its products. A paradox of the Reformation - that it intensified intolerance while establishing pluralism - is one we still wrestle with today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Earthen Vessels - The Practice of Personal Prayer According to the Tradition of the Holy Fathers (Paperback): Gabriel Bunge Earthen Vessels - The Practice of Personal Prayer According to the Tradition of the Holy Fathers (Paperback)
Gabriel Bunge 1
R334 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R17 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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