Today many Catholics wonder about their role in the Church. What does it mean to be Catholic in a world of numerous competing and contradictory beliefs? What qualities does Catholic Christianity share with other religious traditions? What qualities and beliefs are unique to the Catholic tradition? “Why be Catholic?” write the authors, “is a question Catholics never asked a generation ago. If you were born Catholic, you simply accepted the faith, its traditions and beliefs. Today the Catholic Church is much different from the way it was a generation ago. It is not so easy to say what makes Roman Catholicism different from other forms of Christianity.” The authors answer the question fairly and squarely, showing a deep appreciation about what is good in Catholicism and a penetrating honesty about the Church’s shortcomings. After reading this book, you will appreciate more fully the unique heritage of the Catholic Church. You will understand how its magnificent tradition enriches the lives of Catholics today and propels the ever-changing Church into the 21st century and third millennium.
Responses to Some Questions Regarding Certain Aspect Of The Doctrine On The Church
Theological debate about the church has not only included the internal Catholic sphere but has frequently involved ecumenical dialogue, addressing the interior life of the Church and relations with relations with Christians of other confessions. This resource addresses basic aspects of Catholic doctrine with documented articles to offer a deeper understanding and an authoritative clarification on the difficulties and doubts arising from the discussions.
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.
Yours is the Church
this book provides an urgently needed and eye-opening reminder of the historical witness, cultural greatness, moral leadership, and perennial relevance of the catholic church. Christianity has radically changed the world for the better. in a book that's both thoughtful and entertaining, Mike Aquilina shows how the Gospel really has been the good news in the most practical ways possible. Even the atheist ought to thank...whoever he thanks...for the rise of Christianity.
Catholicism In Social And Historical Contexts
Designed for undergraduate use, Catholicism In Social And Historical Contexts is replete with details and revelatory stories that trace the evolution of Catholicism from a tiny Jewish sect to the dominant religion in the west. In evoking this rich history, Curt Cadorette shows how the challenges Catholicism faces today present a dynamic similar to that of the first century.