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New books, films and music are available now! An exciting read, A Noble Treason, tells the story of an underground group led by Sophie Scholl that resisted Hitler's regime. Learn about the apparitions and messages of Our Lady of America to an American nun in the new DVD Our Lady of America and enjoy an inspiring new music album from "The Next Great Italian Tenor," Friar Alessandro. Get any of these great new titles for 20% off!
A Noble Treason
Edited by Dom Arturo Cattaneo
Why do Catholic priests not marry? How can celibacy possibly be so important to the Church, if Jesus did not even require it of his apostles? In this book, seventeen various experts make contributions, responding to these and other burning objections, allowing the reader to discover the value that celibacy has today in the lives of thousands of priests and seminarians. Also available as an e-book.
Regular price: $16.95, sale price: $13.56
The Complete Thinker
Our Lady of America
If Only We had Listened
Based on the historical novel, Quo Vadis ranks among the greatest religious film epics ever, with an outstanding cast including Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov, and Leo Genn. Set in Rome during the reign of the Emperor Nero (Ustinov), Quo Vadis chronicles the love story between a young slave girl Lygia (Kerr), a Christian convert, and Marcus (Taylor), a Roman General, while depicting the larger conflict between Christianity and the corruption of the Roman Empire.
Regular price: $24.95, sale price: $19.96
Chariots of Fire
Based on a true story, Chariots of Fire is the internationally acclaimed Oscar-winning drama of two very different men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell Ian Charleson, a serious Christian Scotsman, believes that he has to succeed as a testament to his undying religious faith. Harold Abrahams Ben Cross, is a Jewish Englishman who wants desperately to be accepted and prove to the world that Jews are not inferior. The film crosscuts between each man's life as he trains for the competition, fueled by these very different desires.
Regular price: $14.95, sale price: $11.96
Voice from Assisi
Catholic World Report
The Beginning of the End of the Abortion Industry?
by Tim Drake
Over the past five years, growing numbers of US abortion workers have left the industry.
For former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson, the turning point came when she was asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion. “Abortions are typically performed blind,” explained Johnson, who served as health director for Planned Parenthood in College Station, Texas. “The doctor takes the suction instrument and probes until he thinks he’s gotten everything.” On this particular day in the fall of 2009, “the visiting physician wanted to use an ultrasound as a teaching tool to show us what an abortion looked like,” recalled Johnson. “I was excited about the prospect of learning something new. My job, during the procedure, was to hold the ultrasound probe on the patient’s abdomen.” What Johnson saw on-screen would forever change her life.
Homiletic & Pastoral Review
Preaching to the Whole Person: Classical Wisdom for the New Evangelization
by Fr. Michael Dominic O'Connor, OP
St. Augustine has great insights to offer Christian preachers about the art of good preaching.
“Given the importance of the word of God, the quality of homilies needs to be improved.” Pope Benedict XVI wrote these words in his 2007 Apostolic Exhortation, Sacramentum Caritatis. The Holy Father then repeated this admonition in his 2010 Apostolic Exhortation, Verbum Domini, adding: “The art of good preaching…is an art that needs to be cultivated.” This need is all the more pressing as the Church embraces the call and challenge of the New Evangelization. A renewed effort on the part of preachers—to improve the quality of homilies, and to cultivate the art of good preaching—must be central to the work of the New Evangelization. The question is: How is this to be done? How can the art of good preaching be learned and cultivated? This is an age-old question, and there are some age-old answers to this question which, I believe, can serve preachers very well in meeting the challenges of evangelization in our day. St. Augustine is the Church’s foremost teacher in the classical art of Christian preaching, and it is to him that we will turn in order to learn something of the classical wisdom on preaching effectively.
Living Catholic: An Overview
Ignatius Press with My Catholic Faith Delivered is pleased to announce the launch of Living Catholic: Foundations for the New Evangelization, in partnership with his Eminence Cardinal Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington, Father Mitch Pacwa and EWTN. This interactive experience is a short foundational course designed to reach Catholics looking to learn or re-learn the beautiful truths of the Catholic faith which we are all called to share as part of the new evangelization. It is a great diocesan response to the Holy Father’s call for the Year of Faith! Click the image above to learn more about the Living Catholic course, including a demo video, individual purchases, or parish-wide programs.
The content is based on the Four Pillars of the Catechism and has themes of prayer, parish life and evangelization interwoven throughout. The course can be used parish-wide, individually, or in a small group setting. The My Catholic Faith Delivered system tracks participant learning, answers and usage. This is available in both English and Spanish.
(detailed outlines and online course provided)
• Opening Registration and Online Survey
• Includes a 2-hour opening retreat at the Parish including:
2. Overview and key objectives
3. Proclamation of the Gospel
4. An overview of salvation history from the Bible
• A four-week online catechetical component will follow covering the core teachings of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. During these four weeks, parish participants will share faith with others in the program and engage in simple evangelization opportunities.
• The four-week online portion is followed by a closing event at the parish which includes:
2. Evangelization training / discussion
3. Additional learning opportunities and next steps
4. Closing Liturgy and Sending
• Includes the same online course with content from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
• Father Mitch Pacwa, from EWTN, will present the opening and closing portions in an interactive online format
• Individual (Option 1 or 2) - $9.99 per user
• Parish or Group (Option 1 or 2) - $8.50 per user for orders of 100 or more
• Diocese (Option 1 or 2) - $8.50 per user for orders of 1000 or more
• Group Display licenses - $9.99 for the instructor and $5.00 per user