Fr Vincent Twomey offers here a unique double-presentation of the man, Pope Benedict XVI — a “theological portrait” that encompasses both an overview of the writings, teachings and thought of the brilliant theologian and spiritual writer, and the man himself, his personality traits, and how he communicates with others. Twomey shows that the Pope’s style is really the opposite of the negative and inaccurate past depictions of Ratzinger. Benedict is indeed very pastoral and will ﬁrst win the hearts of the people who can then read his writings for themselves. Twomey also reveals that the secret to Benedict’s serene, digniﬁed manner is his openness to beauty and truth. He lives for others and is not preoccupied with his own self. He is a man that Twomey says “has the courage to be imperfect”, showing he has a deep humility and that he strives for teaching the truth even when he is misunderstood or not properly presented.
this is a useful and insightful guide through the complex contemporary debate on how the church could be one without losing its many faces and particularities. it offers a rich variety of contributions from diverse denominational and cultural backgrounds committed to the re-evaluation of older models of ecumenism while sharing their desire for the church's celebration, witness, and service in the world not to be disrupted by divisions.
Clement Of Rome The Didache
The letter to the Corinthians by clement of Rome and the Didache are two of the most important documents from the earliest days of Christianity. Here we stand at the very fount of Christian teaching outside the new testament. Clement's letter and the Didache reveal how Christians were implementing and living out the faith taught by Jesus and passed on by the twelve apostles.
Catholics And the New Age
in Catholics and the New Age, Fr. Pacwa probes the reasons why many Catholics are dabbling in the new age movement. he shares his firsthand experiences and disillusionment with Jungian psychology, the enneagram, and astrology as a Jesuit seminarian. He also provides invaluable information on new-age fads, including the use of crystals and channeling.
This new book by esteemed father in the faith, Archbishop Donald Cardinal Wuerl, and my friend Mike Aquilina is a wonderful treatment of the great amen of the fathers of the church and the assent of the gathered community of faith within our houses of worship.