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.
Documenting the moving and sometimes dramatic stories of students, parents, teachers, sisters, and priest who were part of a segregated Catholic school in Mobile, Alabama.
Former Dominican priest Matthew Fox presents a series of heartfelt letters to his brother in Christ about the great challenges facing the church today to Jorge Mario Bergoglio in the Papacy who has marked a series of historic Papal firsts--first Jesuit, first from the Americas and first from the Southern Hemisphere.
"Two Popes Walk Into a Bar..."
Pope Francis has quickly shown that he can tell a joke (3/17/13 Vatican City) CNA/EWTN News reports "The new Pope's spontaneity was revealed again today when he cracked two jokes after his very first Angelus prayer in front of thousands..."
Here is the story of a Jewish woman of the first century, Miryam of Natzeret, who lived in a time village nestled in the hills of Yisreal at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. She had parents, friends, a husband, a son, and she struggled to understand the strange things happening to her in a time and a place with more than its share of turmoil, both political and religious. What happened tested both her faith and courage.
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".
Pope Francis has called upon Catholics to use what he calls “the grammar of simplicity” when talking with one another and with others outside the church. In this groundbreaking work, Brother Louis De Thomasis and Sr. Cynthia Nienhaus use the grammar of simplicity to describe the current schism happening in the Catholic Church worldwide and offer solutions for how to heal it. Using the grammar of simplicity found in The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition, they demonstrate that Jesus was always less worried about doctrine, dogmas, and dictums and more interested in the radical law of love. They call on both traditionalists and progressives in the church to recapture the mission of Jesus to bring about the reign of God “on earth, as it is in heaven.
In each chapter Michele Howe focuses on a single theme-- forgiveness, providence, regret, contentment, and more; introduces you to a woman whose daily experience sheds new light on active, faithful living. Scripture quotations from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition and contemporary Christian writers round out Howe's homey, advice-filled book.
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