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Wills, Garry

Summary: Garry Wills, the prizewinning historian, argues that changes have been the evidence of life in the Catholic Church. It has often changed, sometimes with bad consequences, more often with good, good enough to make it perdure. In this brilliant and incisive study, he gives seven examples of deep and serious changes that have taken place (or are taking place) within the last century. None of them...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 282 WIL

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 282 WIL

Francis

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 282 Fra

Francis

Summary: A collection of homilies, speeches, and "messages of the day" that brings together Pope Francis's wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Francis

Summary: In a passionate style , encyclical letter laudato si’ of the holy father Francis on care for our common home expands Catholic teaching on mankind's responsibility to care for God's creation, and protect and care for the most vulnerable, issuing a call to action for both individuals and governments to tackle the planet's ecological plight. Francis warned that the world faces "the unprecedented...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Word Among us Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 260 FRA

Popcak, Greg.

Summary: It's one of the most daunting propects parents face. Communicating the richness of Catholic teaching on sexuality in a faithful and effective way can be an overwhelming responsibility. But does it have to be so?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ascension Press 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 241.66 POP

Swinarski, Claire

Summary: In Girl, Arise!, Swinarski reconciles the two identities by demonstrating the strength and abilities women have to share with the Body of Christ, the importance of women throughout the history of the faith, and how the love you experience through Christ and the Church can change you and the world around you.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ave Maria Press 2019

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Summary: Chancellor of England, Sir Thomas More, is placed in a difficult position when Henry VIII breaks with the Catholic Church over its refusal to annul his marriage to Katherine of Aragon so he can marry Anne Boleyn. Henry demands More's endorsement of this act. Torn between his conscience and duty to the crown, Sir Thomas chooses to say nothing.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MAN

Francis

Summary: "A collection of homilies, speeches, and 'messages of the day' that brings together Pope Francis's wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now. For Pope Francis, the appreciation of our everyday lives is a spiritual undertaking. Joy is a divine attribute, and creating joy around us an essential part of faith. Every homily and speech in this book delivers, in warm, engaging language...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 248 FRA

Sheen, Fulton J. (Fulton John)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 1967

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 248.4 SHE

Carr, John

Summary: For much of its 2,000-year history, the Roman Catholic Church was a formidable political and military power, in contrast to its pacifist origins and its present concentration on spiritual matters. The period of political and military activism can be dated to roughly between 410, when Pope Innocent I vainly tried to avert the sack of Rome by the Visigoths, and about 1870, when Pope Pius IX was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pen & Sword Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 CAR

Riebling, Mark

Summary: Pope Pius XII is perhaps the most detested pope in modern history, vilified for allegedly appeasing Hitler and betraying the Jewish people by remaining silent during the Holocaust. But this conventional narrative is not the full story. In Church of Spies, the intelligence expert Mark Riebling draws on a wealth of recently uncovered documents to argue that, far from being Hitler’s lackey, Pius...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 282 RIE

Weigel, George

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crossroad Pub. Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 261.7 WEI

Martin, James

Summary: The New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Jesus: A Pilgrimage turns his attention to the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the Church in this loving, inclusive, and revolutionary book. On the day after the Orlando nightclub shooting, James Martin S.J. posted a video on Facebook in which he called for solidarity with our LGBT brothers and sisters....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 282 MAR

Wintz, Jack.

Summary: A Franciscan friar uses the words of the Bible and the life and words of St. Francis to support his view that God's promise of a new creation at the end of time extends to the companion animals we have known and loved in this life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Paraclete Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 231.7 WIN

Merton, Thomas

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperSanFrancisco 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 271.125 MER

Monahan, Molly.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 261.8322 MON

Campbell, Simone.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CAMPBELL, SIMONE CAM

Bruni, Frank.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perennial 1993

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 261.832 BRU

Summary: A Christian teacher is forced before a judge for honestly answering a question about Jesus in the classroom. With the principal and superintendent joining forces with a zealous civil liberties group, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her the career she loves and expel God from the classroom.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2016

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Nuzzi, Gianluigi.

Summary: "From a bestselling author with unprecedented access to Pope Francis, an investigative look at the recent financial scandals at the highest levels of the Vatican,"--Amazon.com. Nuzzi takes an investigative look at the recent financial scandals at the highest levels of the Vatican. On one side there is Pope Francis's strong message for one church of the poor and all; on the other, there is the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 282 NUZ

Sheen, Fulton J. (Fulton John)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alba House 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 248.482 SHE

Teresa

Contents: God is love -- Jesus -- What prevents me from loving -- Faith inaction is love -- Be a cause of joy to one another.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 241.677 TER

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 241.677 TER

Johnson, Luke Timothy.

Summary: Provides an overview of Christianity, the world's largest religion, and discusses why, in addition to being vast and popular, it is also extremely complex and often highly contradictory. Explains why the central figures, elements, and creeds of Christianity are hard to fathom yet give Christianity its distinctive character. Covers topics such as Christianity's birth and expansion across the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 230 GRE

Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher

Summary: "A stunning and sure-to-be controversial book that pieces together, through more than two dozen nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts left by first-generation Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, the never-before-told story of the earliest days of the women of Mormon "plural marriage," whose right to vote in the state of Utah was given to them by a Mormon-dominated...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 289.309 ULR

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 289.309 ULR

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