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Thursday, June 14, 2018

- Suffering by Paul Evely (B1617, 2 volumes): The mystery of human pain and deprivation cannot be understood by any philosophy; it can only be grasped by the religious spirit in relation to the suffering of Christ. Fr. Evely shows that what no philosophy can do - make suffering meaningful - can be done only by acceptance of the Christian message, an acceptance which is facilitated and abetted by his own rich insights.

- Why Be Catholic? Understanding Our Experience and Tradition by Richard Rohr and Joseph Martos (B1618, 4 volumes): The authors examine what it means to be Catholic in the United States today and present portraits of some outstanding Catholics, especially those we call saints, who have found personal fulfillment by living their faith to the utmost.

-The Power to Heal by Francis MacNutt (B1619, 4 volumes): Presents a balanced and sensible look at healing and healing prayer.

- Choosing Christ in the World: Directing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola According to Annotations Eighteen and Nineteen: Retreatants’ Edition by Joseph Tetlow, S.J. (B1620, 2 volumes): Fr. Telow offers guidance on preparing for the “Spiritual Exercises,” and for each of the retreat’s four weeks. And he provides practical advice for conducting conferences with retreatants, suggestions of scriptural passages particularly suited to prayer, and more. Choosing Christ in the World includes notes based on Fr. Tetlow’s own directorial experience.

- The Litany of the Sacred Heart by Mario Collantes (B1621, 1 volume): One of the four officially approved litanies in use in the Western rites of the Catholic Church used since the seventeenth century. It has been a valid instrument in nourishing and expressing the love of millions of devotees for Jesus, under the title of “Sacred Heart.”

- Beautiful Hope by Matthew Kelly (B1622, 2 volumes): We live in a culture that produces hopelessness with astounding consistency. When everything seems chaotic and we are faced with a multitude of negative realities, we might be tempted to say that nothing makes sense anymore. But we are not alone—God walks with us and his lively presence fills us with hope. And so we are able to smile in spite of our difficulties. Despair is defeated because God is among us. Hope does not disappoint!

- The Friendship Project: The Catholic Woman’s Guide to Making and Keeping Fabulous, Faith-Filled Friends by Michele Faehnle and emily Jaminet (B1623, 3 volumes): Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet are busy wives, mothers, and volunteers. In the midst of their active lives, Faehnle and Jaminet found themselves missing their old friends and searching for new ones. They also realized that they needed to continually work to develop deep, meaningful relationships that would allow them to be themselves, to care for others and be cared for, and to deepen their Catholic faith.

- Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World by Charles J. Chaput (B1624, 5 volumes): A vivid critique of American life today and a guide to how Christians and particularly Catholics—can live their faith vigorously, and even with hope, in a post-Christian public square.

- A Rosary for Life: The Luminous Mysteries of Pope John Paul II by U.S.C.C.B. (B1625, 1 volume): Luminous mysteries of the Rosary by Pope John Paul II.

- Annulment, the Wedding that Was: How the Church Can Declare a Marriage Null by Michael S. Foster (B1631, 4 volumes): Question-and-answer format provides an overview of the marriage law of the Church and its implications. Meant for priests or anyone studying Religious Studies, etc.

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