Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac

Author: Matthew Bunson

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 9781612789446

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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"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
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Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac

Author: Matthew Bunson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781612788302

Category: Reference

Page: 640

View: 5846

"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.
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Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac

Author: Matthew Bunson

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 9781612789446

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 9521

"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
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Praying the Rosary for Inner Healing

Author: Dwight Longenecker

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 1592767680

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 306

Discover the parallels between your life and the Mysteries of the Rosary while experiencing the healing graces of Our Lady. Where our lives are characterized by trauma, stress, pain, or sadness, this ancient contemplative prayer can bring acceptance, understanding, and joy. Through a series of stories, reflections, and prayerful meditations, Father Longenecker reveals a powerful and very personal approach to using the Rosary as a process of transformation and healing from the inside out.
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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: 0553418742

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 1820

What do Buffalo Bill, John F. Kennedy, Ponce de Leon, Dorothy Day, Andy Warhol, and Al Capone have in common? They're all Catholics who have shaped America. In this page-a-day history, 365 entries offer inspiring stories celebrating the Catholic American experience. From famous figures to ordinary people, The American CatholicAlmanactells the facinating, funny, uplifting, and unlikely tales of Catholics' influence on American culture and politics. Spanning the scope of the Revolutionary War to Tom and Jerry cartoons to Notre Dame football, this unique devotional will appeal to anyone curious about how the Catholic faith has intersected with public life over the last three hundred years in America.
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600572006

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 1195

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • and much more.
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Pope Benedict XVI and the Sexual Abuse Crisis

Working for Redemption and Renewal

Author: Gregory Erlandson,Matthew Bunson

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 1612781578

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 9633

"You have suffered grievously and I am truly sorry. I know that nothing can undo the wrong you have endured." -- Pope Benedict XVI The True Story Since 1985, the Catholic Church in the United States has been living in the shadow of the clerical sexual abuse crisis. In 2002, revelations in Boston ignited an institutional nightmare. More recently, the scandal erupted in Ireland and spread across Europe. There is now a rush by some, both inside and outside the Church, to place direct blame upon Pope Benedict XVI. There is no escaping the fact that Pope Benedict, as the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and now as pope, has played a historically pivotal and personal role in the Vatican's response to the crisis. Pope Benedict XVI and the Sexual Abuse Crisis is a groundbreaking, critically objective assessment of the criticism facing the pope as well as a review of his real response to the victims, abusers, bishops, media, and the millions of Catholics worldwide who continue to be justifiably horrified by the scandal. The first and foremost objective for this book is the truth -- no matter how difficult to face -- and letting the pope's record speak for itself. "No one imagines that this painful situation will be resolved swiftly. Real progress has been made, yet much more remains to be done." -- Pope Benedict XVI
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John Paul II's Book of Saints

Author: Matthew Bunson,Margaret Bunson

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 9781592762446

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 354

He was known as the saint-making Pope and he reinvigorated the world's devotion to saints. Blessed John Paul II, himself a candidate for sainthood, left a treasury of ideals and hope for the future in these ?examples of courage and coherence.? He offered us these real lives lived in extraordinary ways as ones to identify with, aspire to, and ask for intercession. Organized from A to Z, each listing in this accurate, easy-to-use treasury includes the Holy Father's actual words from the canonization ceremony. The Bunsons, respected for their meticulous work on a variety of reference resources, have researched and added to their earlier work on this subject in order to bring you this complete volume covering the entire span of Blessed John Paul II's papacy. *** Scripture from the RSV Bible.
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Catholic Traditions in the Garden

Author: Ann Ball

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)

ISBN: 9780879735562

Category: Religion

Page: 159

View: 5149

Celebrate the riches of Catholic tradition with "how-to" projects that reflect God's earth and its gifts. Catholic Traditions in the Garden draws Faith into daily life by recalling the beauties of God's creation and the ways saints have mingled creation and life.
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 160057212X

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 6462

The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: 150 Years of The World Almanac: A special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times. Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, The World Almanac takes a look back in sports history for athletes' best single-season runs. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Other New Highlights: A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017. 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more. 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.
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These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body

Author: Emily Stimpson

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781937155155

Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 7099

It was Blessed John Paul II’s greatest gift to the Church: The theology of the body. A window into who we are, the theology of the body is a theology for the rooms where we make love. But it’s also a theology for the rooms where we work, where we eat, where we laugh, and where we pray. These Beautiful Bones takes you on a walk through those rooms. With both humor and practical wisdom, it sheds light on what the theology of the body has to say about life beyond the bedroom, about the everyday moments of life, helping you discover how to let grace enter into those moments and make of them something extraordinary.
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Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints

Author: Matthew Bunson

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 9781612787169

Category: Christian saints

Page: 1056

View: 9088

"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.
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Fathers of the Church Bible-NABRE

Author: Our Sunday Visitor

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 9781612786117

Category: Bibles

Page: 1926

View: 5319

Bringing together Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition in one volume! The Fathers of the Church Bible, NABRE will instruct in the faith and enliven your interest in Scripture through the insights from the Church fathers. You'll enjoy the latest NABRE translation of the Bible, along with 88 full color inserts covering a wide range of writings from the Church fathers, including: What is the canon of Scripture?What was God doing before creation?One being with two naturesThe Resurrection of the BodyThe Heavenly HierarchyBaptism: Immersion or Sprinkling?And so much more! Each topic features the wisdom of one or more of the Church fathers including St. Augustine, St. Justin Martyr, St. John Chrysostom, St. Cyprian, Irenaeus, Tertullian, St. Gregory the Great, St. Ambrose, and more. The Fathers of the Church Bible, NABRE is ideal for anyone wanting to combine Scripture with insights on the Church fathers, their lives, and their thoughts on topics crucial to the Church and our Faith.
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Evangelizing Catholics

A Mission Manual for the New Evangelization

Author: Scott Hahn

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 1612783554

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 6845

You can't keep the faith unless you give it away. That's a fact. To be a Christian is to be an evangelizer. When the Catholic Church calls us to a "New Evangelization," that's simply a reminder to us of what has always been true. The good news is: you can do it - you can evangelize - and Scott Hahn shows you how. In this this very practical "mission manual" Dr. Hahn equips you with: A guide to understanding what the New Evangelization is, and who it's really for A roadmap that leads you to where it all happens (hint: it's closer than you think) A simple, beautiful message to share - in words and actions You don't need esoteric knowledge. You don't need to master a new set of skills. Evangelization, for Catholics, is simply friendship raised up to the highest level. Enter a deeper friendship with Christ, and you'll want to share his companionship more and more with a wider circle of friends.
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Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America

Author: Paula M. Kane

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469607611

Category: Religion

Page: 328

View: 967

One day in 1917, while cooking dinner at home in Manhattan, Margaret Reilly (1884-1937) felt a sharp pain over her heart and claimed to see a crucifix emerging in blood on her skin. Four years later, Reilly entered the convent of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Peekskill, New York, where, known as Sister Mary of the Crown of Thorns, she spent most of her life gravely ill and possibly exhibiting Christ's wounds. In this portrait of Sister Thorn, Paula M. Kane scrutinizes the responses to this American stigmatic's experiences and illustrates the surprising presence of mystical phenomena in twentieth-century American Catholicism. Drawing on accounts by clerical authorities, ordinary Catholics, doctors, and journalists--as well as on medicine, anthropology, and gender studies--Kane explores American Catholic mysticism, setting it in the context of life after World War I and showing the war's impact on American Christianity. Sister Thorn's life, she reveals, marks the beginning of a transition among Catholics from a devotional, Old World piety to a newly confident role in American society.
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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: 2061

Clergy are pillars of local religious communities, and Roman Catholic priests are perhaps the quintessential examples of pastors functioning as political elites. The political science literature demonstrates that priests (indeed, clergy more generally) are well-positioned to influence the faithful, even if this influence is somewhat inconsistent. At their core, priests are opinion leaders and representatives of their church to both the faithful and their local communities. But exactly how Catholic priests determine the political acts and attitudes associated with their elite role remains a puzzle. We suggest it is the product of an interactive institutional, social, and psychological milieu, the complexity of which has not been fully assessed in the extant literature. Though some might prefer to think of priests as profiles in courage operating above the political fray, the institutional and personal realities of priest life often forces them to deal with the political realm. In doing so, priests are variably responsive to different principals, or reference groups, that represent specific dimensions of their professional context. Drawing on a series of randomized experiments on samples of Roman Catholic priests in the US and Ireland, we find that priests cognitively draw on varying professional and personal cues in responding to their employer’s institutional preferences. Furthermore, how priests represent their church's political preferences to parishioners appears to be a matter of individual-level discretion.
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Nostra Aetate

Author: Pim Valkenberg,Anthony Cirelli

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813228786

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 6884

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.
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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: 4457

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.
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