Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac


Author: Matthew Bunson

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 9781612789446

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 9059

"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

Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac


Author: Matthew Bunson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612788302

Category: Reference

Page: 640

View: 5649

"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.

The American Catholic Almanac

A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States


Author: Brian Burch,Emily Stimpson

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0553418734

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 5287

WHAT DO BUFFALO BILL, JOHN F. KENNEDY, VINCE LOMBARDI, DOROTHY DAY, FULTON SHEEN, AND ANDY WARHOL HAVE IN COMMON? They’re all Catholics who have shaped America. In this page-a-day history, 365 inspiring stories celebrate the historic contributions of American men and women shaped by their Catholic faith. From famous figures to lesser-known saints and sinners, The American Catholic Almanac tells the fascinating, funny, uplifting, and unlikely tales of Catholics’ influence on American history, culture, and politics. Spanning the scope of the Revolutionary War to Notre Dame football, this unique collection of stories highlights the transformative role of the Catholic Church in American public life over the last 400 years. Did you know… • The first immigrant to arrive in America via Ellis Island was a 15-year-old Irish Catholic girl? • Al Capone’s tombstone reads “MY JESUS MERCY”? • Andrew Jackson credited America’s victory in the Battle of New Orleans to the prayers of the Virgin Mary and the Ursuline Sisters? • Five Franciscans died in sixteenth-century Georgia defending the Church’s teachings on marriage? • Jack Kerouac died wanting to be known as a Catholic and not only as a beat poet? • Catholic missionaries lived in Virginia 36 years before the English settled Jamestown? From the Hardcover edition.

Nostra Aetate


Author: Pim Valkenberg,Anthony Cirelli

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813228786

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 2058

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.

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

View: 492

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: 5571

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.

A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac

Cultivating Your Faith Throughout the Year


Author: Margaret Rose Realy

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1594714851

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 2638

A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac is the first book to offer gardeners spiritual resources and creative projects that connect a love of gardening with their Catholic faith. Margaret Realy, master gardener, retreat leader, and writer, presents this spiritual companion that follows the natural and liturgical seasons and offers gardening tips and easy-to-do projects for each month of the year. A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac explores the riches of the Catholic spiritual tradition in conjunction with all things gardening. Realy offers meditations and scripture passages on a spiritual theme for each month, reflections on the liturgical seasons and feasts, and delightful stories of saints who have special relevance to gardening. Readers also will discover the connection between the conversion of St. Paul and the canna seed, how the flight into Egypt was saved by a miraculous growth of seed, and the many miracles that made St. Brigid patroness of farmers. Additionally, there are creative ideas for garden design, practical tips and techniques, suggestions on unique plants, and a table of biblical plants. Gardeners at any level of proficiency and dedication will be enchanted by what they find in this extraordinary book.

The Catholic Church

What Everyone Needs to Know®


Author: John L. Allen Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199379823

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 5490

Roman Catholicism stands at a crossroads, a classic ''best of times, worst of times'' moment. On the one hand, the Catholic Church remains by far the largest branch of the worldwide Christian family, and is growing at a remarkable clip. Yet the Church has also been rocked by a series of scandals related to the sexual abuse of minors by clergy, and, even more devastating, the cover-up by the Church hierarchy. The decade-long crisis has taken a massive financial toll, but the blow to both the internal morale and the external moral standing of the Church has been even steeper. Today, the Church has enormous residual strength and exciting future prospects, but also faces steep internal and external challenges. The question of ''whither Catholicism'' is of vital public relevance, for believers and non-believers alike. In The Catholic Church: What Everyone Needs to Know, John L. Allen, Jr., one of the world's leading authorities on the Vatican, offers an authoritative and accessible guide to the past, present, and future of the Church. This updated edition includes a new chapter on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the election of Pope Francis, and his extraordinary tenure thus far.

Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints


Author: Matthew Bunson

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 9781612787169

Category: Christian saints

Page: 1056

View: 9136

"From Aaron to Zygmunt-- and 10,000 in between-- here are the 'holy ones' of the Church! Now updated to include canonizations approved by Pop Francis including Saint John Paul II and Saint John XXIII."--P. [4] of cover.

Das Buch der Vampire

von Dracula, Untoten und anderen Fürsten der Finsternis ; ein Lexikon


Author: Matthew Bunson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453188396

Category: Vampires

Page: 314

View: 9402

World Christian Encyclopedia

A Comparative Survey of Churches and Religions in the Modern World


Author: David B. Barrett,George Thomas Kurian,Todd M. Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Religion

Page: 1730

View: 396

Provides an overview of contemporary Christianity, including its history, ecclesiastical branches, subdivisions, and denominations, and examines Christianity in relation to other faiths and the secular realm.

National Union Catalog


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Union catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 1213

Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Eine Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten


Author: Neil MacGregor

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406621481

Category: History

Page: 816

View: 2687

"In diesem Buch machen wir uns auf zu einer Reise zurück in die Vergangenheit und quer über den Globus, um zu erfahren, wie die Menschen in den letzten zwei Millionen Jahren unsere Welt geprägt haben und ihrerseits von ihr geprägt wurden. Diese Geschichte wird ausschließlich erzählt durch Dinge, die Menschen gemacht haben Objekete, die mit großer Sorgfalt hergestellt und dann entweder bewundert und bewahrt oder benutzt, beschädigt und weggeworfen wurden. Ich habe einfach hundert Objekte von verschiedenen Punkten unserer Reise ausgewählt die Bandbreite reicht vom Kochtopf bis zur goldenen Galeone, vom steinzeitlichen Werkzeug bis zur Kreditkarte." Neil MacGregor "Dieses Buch ist so schön, so klug und so richtungweisend, dass es eigentlich in jede Bibliothek gehört." Tim Sommer, art Das Kunstmagazin "MacGregors Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten ist eines der wundervollsten Sachbücher der letzten Jahrzehnte." Alexander Cammann, Literaturen "Diese Geschichten sollten nie aufhören." Elisabeth von Thadden, DIE ZEIT "Macht süchtig." Tilman Spreckelsen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

Doctor Who: Königliches Blut


Author: Una McCormack

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 3864259002

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 4081

Der Stadtstaat Varuz verfällt. Herzog Aurelian ist der letzte seiner Linie, sein Vermögen schwindet und das Heer seines Feindes, Herzog Conrad, steht angriffsbereit vor den Grenzen seines Reichs. Aurelian bereitet sich darauf vor, alles in einem letzten Kampf aufs Spiel zu setzen. Als ein Geistlicher, der Doktor, von weiter Ferne Varuz aufsucht, bittet Aurelian um seinen Segen für den bevorstehenden Krieg. Doch in Varuz ist nichts, wie es scheint. Die Stadtwache führt Laser, statt Schwerter und die Hallen sind mit elektrischem Kerzenlicht beleuchtet. Aurelians geliebete Frau, Guena, und sein engster Vertrauter, Ritter Bernhardt, scheinen ein Komplott gegen ihren Herzog zu planen und Clara wird mitten in die Intrige hineingezogen... Wird der Doktor Aurelian davon abhalten, in den Krieg zu ziehen? Wird Claras Verstrickung in den Komplott gegen den Herzog aufgedeckt? Warum ist Conrards Abgesandter so nervös? Und wer sind die alten und erschöpften Ritter, die nach Varuz kommen und behaupten, auf der Suche nach dem Heiligen Gral zu sein...?