10 Things Pope Francis Wants You To Know

Autor: John L. Allen, Jr.
ISBN: 9780764824371
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Since his election, Pope Francis has captured the attention of media and the people. Transfixed by his charisma and the many firsts of his papacy - first pope from the Americas, first Jesuit Pope, and first to be named Francis - they are now eager to know the substance of the man. In 10 Things Pope Francis Wants You to Know, John L. Allen, Jr., veteran Vatican news analyst, author, and National Catholic Reporter Senior Correspondent, writes with intimacy and clarity, from the perspective of his decades of experience covering the papacy. Discover the qualities that have defined Pope Francis from his days as a Cardinal and the early days of his papacy. Using the most recent, as well as archived, interviews with Pope Francis and those who know him, Allen describes his vision of leadership and evangelism and his desire for the Church to be close to the people, especially the poor. Allen describes several more teachings and insights from Pope Francis, such as: Never give up on God's mercy, always remain optimistic, create unity, and even keep a sense of humor. After reading 10 Things, you will know your new Pope and feel your faith renewed.

Against The Tide

Autor: John L. Allen
ISBN: 9780764825163
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Pope Francis has fascinated the world with his humility, his compassion, and his radical vision for the Church. He has welcomed the homeless into the Vatican, embraced people with diseases, and shaken a complacent hierarchy. Shepherds, he said, should acquire the smell of the sheep. In short, as he has urged young people to do, he swims against the tide. John L. Allen, Jr., who has covered the Vatican for CNN, the "National Catholic Reporter," and currently the "Boston Globe," has been in the forefront of covering Pope Francis and understanding his mission. In "Against the Tide," Allen reveals a pope who has fixed his sight on reform, on accountability and on the Church's Social Gospel. Allen shows how the pope's actions reach out to those who are disinterested, disenfranchised and lost -- and how his leadership, while beginning a new era, has roots that stretch back 2000 years.

In The Time Of The Butterflies

Autor: Julia Alvarez
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565129768
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A story based on actual events evokes the horror of the Dominican Republic under dictator General Trujillo, as three sisters die in a jeep "accident."

Man And Woman He Created Them

Autor: John Paul
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0819848816
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A new critical translation of Pope John Paul II's talks on the Theology of the Body by the internationally renowned biblical scholar Michael Waldstein. With meticulous scholarship and profound insight, Waldstein presents John Paul II's magnificent vision of the human person. Includes a preface by Cardinal Schönborn, a foreword by Christopher West, a comprehensive index of words and phrases, a scriptural index, and a reference table for other versions of the papal texts. Recipient of a CPA Award!

Audi Filia

Autor: Saint John (of Avila)
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809105625
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John of Avila (1499-1569) was a major figure in the ecclesial reform and spiritual renewal that finally came to pass in 16th-century Spain. In spite of discrimination because of his Jewish background, John had an excellent education at the Universities of Salamanca and Alcala, centers of Christian humanistic studies in Spain. As a diocesan priest in Andalusia, he labored as a preacher, confessor, spiritual director, catechist, evangelist, educator, and theologian. He knew and helped many saints including Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, and John of God. Master Avila, as he was called, centered his efforts on the establishment of colleges and universities for the education of laity and priests and on reform of the priesthood. He also directed many religious and lay people. His spiritual masterpiece, the Audi, filia, is a guide to the spiritual life in which hearing the word of God in the Scriptures and contemplating the face of Christ, especially in his passion, leads to personal transformation in the communion of the Father and the Son. In many ways the book reflects the time in which it was written, but it also transcends it to provide direction for a faithful and mature Christian life in any age.

Into The Wild

Autor: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307476869
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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

50 A Os En La Iglesia De Roma

Autor: Charles Chiniquy
Publisher: Chick Publications
ISBN: 0758907788
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La conversión de Charles Chiniquy, un ex sacerdote católico He aquí la hermosa y conmovedora historia de un sacerdote que no pudo permanecer en la Iglesia Católica Romana. Te reirás y llorarás con Chíniquy, y tu corazón se conmoverá con un profundo deseo de obedecer a Cristo y solamente a Él. Siendo niño, Chíniquy memorizaba las Escrituras en el regazo de su madre y desarrolló un profundo amor a Dios. Al llegar a ser sacerdote, desesperadamente quería poner su confianza plena en su “Iglesia”, pero lo inundaban olas de dudas porque su “Iglesia” profesaba adhesión al Evangelio; sin embargo, lo violaba continuamente. Sus superiores celosos le acusaron falsamente, pero Abraham Lincoln lo defendió y salvó su reputación. Chíniquy prueba que fueron los Jesuitas quienes más tarde asesinaron a Abraham Lincoln y explica por qué. Finalmente, su obispo demandó que desechara su preciosa Biblia y prometiera obediencia ciega a la “Iglesia”. Después de una noche oscura de lucha interior, salió gloriosamente salvo y guió casi a toda la población de St. Anne, Illinois, a confiar solamente en Cristo. Esta es la mejor obra que se haya escrito para mostrar, desde adentro, lo que el Catolicismo realmente es.

The Family Of Pascual Duarte

Autor: Camilo José Cela
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564783592
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This book reflects the crude reality of rural Spain in Franco's time. It is full of human power and rich in social insight. Cela writes with great detail, but still maintains simplicity.

Vatican Ii

Autor: Norman Tanner
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0307952932
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By encouraging engagement with the modern world and a refocusing of traditional teaching, the Second Vatican Council brought new life into the practice of Catholicism. The council's impact on the Church is still playing out today, and with many current church issues finding their roots in differing interpretations of Vatican II it has never lost relevance. Vatican II: The Essential Texts brings together the key documents of the council. As the council is commemorated on its 50th Anniversary, readers will be returning to these source materials to understand the Church's developing positions on its relationship with the secular world and other religions, the role of lay people, human rights and the common good, the liturgy and other still highly relevant issues. In addition to the introductions from Pope Benedict and James Carroll, the documents will also be accompanied by brief historical prefaces from Professor Edward Hahnenberg.

Steve Jobs

Autor: Walter Isaacson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451648537
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Draws on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs, as well as interviews with family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues to offer a look at the co-founder and leading creative force behind the Apple computer company.