Now for the first time and exclusively from ACTA Publications, The Message® features the deuteroncanonical books translated by William Griffin in The Message®: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. Including the books of Judith, Tobit, Sirach, Wisdom, Baruch, 1 and 2 Maccabees, and additions to Esther and Daniel, all translated in the same contemporary American-idiomatic paraphrased style as the other editions of The Message®.
The Art of Pausing is built upon haiku by one of the three authors, all Christians, inspired by the ninety-nine names of God found in the Koran. Each haiku is accompanied by a reflections by the same author or an abstract photo of nature by Brother Paul. This book is for anyone who loves beauty, has a penchant for reflection, yet feels overworked and overwhelmed.
This collection of intriguing black and white images was born of the artist's experience of oneness -- the timeless connection of all things -- and his effort to fill the void caused by the emptiness of the human spirit. Viewers who engage with these images may begin to see the endless possibilities of who we are and what we can become: one family in a vast universe.
An articulation of how Thomas Merton faced and grappled with the questions of personal integrity and vocational commitment in his relationship with a woman known only as "M".
How "To Say A Few Words" that are appropriate and insightful and capture the spirit of the friend or loved one you have been asked to honor
Focusing on eleven 'great' men from the Bible, Fr. Martin Pable explains their identity, sacred stories, and messages for today's men. Featuring Abraham, the flawed father; Joseph, a model of reconciliation; Moses, a spiritual-political leader; David, from greatness to failure and back; John the Baptist, a man without ego; Peter, more heart than rock; and more.
A truly extraordinary look at how the Catholic Church has changed since the Second Vatican Council told through the experiences of six priests in a series of in-depth interviews about their seminary training, assignments, triumphs and disappointments as well as their relationships with their communities, leaders, and each other.
Is America a Christian Nation? According to author T. Carlos Anderson, the true religion of the land is the confluence of commerce, materialism, and consumerism. Anderson, defining religion as "ultimate concern," claims our true devotion is found in material pursuits. It's been a good religion; it has fed, clothed, sheltered, and employed millions of Americans. It can go too far, however. When these pursuits become excessive, the religion breaks bad and the common good suffers.
Critically-acclaimed author Donald Cozzens that takes us behind the scenes of the Roman Catholic Church for an unflinching look at clergy sexual abuse and its very personal consequences. Cozzens weaves an intricate story of scholars and trained killers, bishops and priests, church ladies and clandestine operatives struggling--each in their own way--to protect the institution they venerate or to blow the lid off the oldest boys' club in the world.
If you are searching for an overview of Christian spirituality for the beginner or non-professional, join Tom Santa in this exploration of what he calls "connecting points for contemplative living." Coming from his own Catholic tradition but including insights from other denominations and faiths, Father Santa explains how these six connecting points work, separately and together, to bring us into deeper relationship with God and our fellow human beings.
In this day-by-day booklet you will find short passages from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition, a new Bible translation that talks just like we do. The words practically jump off the page, inviting us into conversion, prayer, action, and a recognition of God’s great mercy.
Combined with Ann Naffziger’s insightful reflections and practical action steps, they make a wonderful resource for your Lenten journey this year.
What do you call a nun who walks in her sleep?
A Roamin' nun!
Laugh. Groan if you must. But you have to admit that Catholics aren’t afraid to make fun of themselves.