Forty Reasons I Am a Catholic

Forty Reasons I Am a Catholic

A good question deserves a good answer. Here are forty of mine.

Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 9781622826148

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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My title explains itself. But it’s misleading. There are more than 40 reasons. In fact, there are at least ten to the 82nd power, which, I am told, is the number of atoms in the universe. And that’s just in ordinary matter, which makes up only 4.9% of the universe, the rest being dark matter and dark energy. Each of my reasons is an independent point, so I have not organized this book by a succession of chapters or headings. After all, most readers only remember a few big ideas or separate points after reading a book. (I’ve never heard anyone say “Oh, that was a good continuous-process-of-logically-ordered-argumentation” but I’ve often heard people say, “Oh, that was a good point.” Which takes me back to my main point: “Why are you a Catholic?” is a good question. A good question deserves a good answer. Here are forty of mine.
Categories: Religion

Forty Anti Catholic Lies

Forty Anti Catholic Lies

There are several reasons Catholics did not, and still do not, read Scripture as often as Protestants do. The first reason is that, for many centuries, the faithful were not educated enough to be able to read at all.

Author: Gerard Verschuuren

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 9781622825240

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Tired of being stumped when false claims are made about the Catholic Church? Want to be armed with knowledge that puts these mistruths to rest? In these pages, veteran apologist Gerard Verschuuren provides thorough yet concise answers to forty of the most common — and absurd — lies about the Catholic Church. With precision and charity, you’ll soon be able to defend the Church when you’re told that Catholics . . . Still lives in the Dark AgesReject modern ideas of justiceOppress womenOppose free speechKilled thousands during the InquisitionTake orders from the popeReject scienceWorship statues and the Virgin MaryAdded books to the BibleInvented purgatoryWrongly call priests “father”Celebrate pagan holidaysHelped Hitler seize powerAnd so much more! Relying on historical works and official Church documents, Vershuuren authoritatively proves that these and many other claims are simply caricatures or outright misrepresentations of the real beliefs of Catholics. Read this book and you’ll be armed with the knowledge and confidence you need to defend the Catholic Church from those who wrongly disparage her teachings. Better yet, you’ll be equipped to proclaim the soul-saving truth of our Faith.
Categories: Religion

Positively Catholic

Positively Catholic

In Positively Catholic, Leach joyfully explores and explains 25 really good reasons for Catholics to love their faith, live their faith, and ultimately share their faith.

Author: Michael Leach

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 9780829444926

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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What's so great about being Catholic? If you posed this question to the average Catholic, there’s a good chance they’d look a little puzzled and confess, “I don’t know. I’ve never really thought about it.” Well, national best-selling author Michael Leach has thought about it—a lot! In Positively Catholic, Leach joyfully explores and explains 25 really good reasons for Catholics to love their faith, live their faith, and ultimately share their faith. From Mary to the Mass, from guardian angels to parish festivals, each chapter offers yet another often surprising reason for Catholics to rejoice—and rediscover their faith. For anyone looking for reasons to be positive about, and encouraged by, the Catholic faith, Positively Catholic provides inspiring ideas that will lead to a stronger engagement with the faith as a whole, to a more passionate participation in the local parish, and to a heartfelt celebration of all things Catholic.
Categories: Religion

How I Stayed Catholic at Harvard

How I Stayed Catholic at Harvard

Throughout the book, she shows how being Catholic in college did not prevent her from having a full “college experience,” but actually enabled her to make the most of her time at Harvard.

Author: Aurora Griffin

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781681497273

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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A Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar, and devout Catholic tells you everything you need to know about keeping your faith at a modern university. Drawing on her recent experience, Aurora Griffin shares forty practical tips relating to academics, community, prayer, and service that helped her stay Catholic in college. She reminds us that keeping the faith is a conscious decision, reinforced by commitment to daily practices. Aurora’s story illustrates that when you decide your faith matters to you, no one can take it away, even in the most secular environments and under strong peer pressure. Throughout the book, she shows how being Catholic in college did not prevent her from having a full “college experience,” but actually enabled her to make the most of her time at Harvard. Aurora encourages students who are about to begin this formative journey, or those now in college, that the most valuable parts of college life -- lasting friendships, intellectual growth, and cherished memories -- are experienced in a more meaningful way when lived in and through the Catholic faith.
Categories: Religion

The Good News of the Return of the King

The Good News of the Return of the King

Catholic Christianity. Kindle ed. San Francisco: Ignatius, 2001. ———. Forty Reasons I am a Catholic. Kindle ed. Manchester: Sophia Institute, 2018. ———. The Philosophy of Tolkien: The Worldview Behind The Lord of the Rings. Kindle ed.

Author: Michael T. Jahosky

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725263147

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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Although many people today reject Christianity for intellectual reasons, greater numbers of people are rejecting Christianity because it does not engage their imagination. Christians must not only demonstrate that the Christian worldview is true, but that it is also good, beautiful, and relevant. The Good News of the Return of the King: The Gospel in Middle-earth is a book that endeavors to show the truth, goodness, and beauty of Jesus Christ, the gospel, and the biblical metanarrative by engaging the imagination through J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, as well as The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. In this book, I propose that J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is a story about what Jesus' parables are about: the good news about the return of the king. As a work of imaginative fiction similar to Jesus' parables, The Lord of the Rings can bypass both intellectual and imaginative objections to the gospel and pull back the "veil of familiarity" that obscures the gospel for many.
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Signs of Life

Signs of Life

Signs of Life is beloved author Scott Hahn’s clear and comprehensive guide to the Biblical doctrines and historical traditions that underlie Catholic beliefs and practices.

Author: Scott Hahn

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 9780307589507

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Scott Hahn, the bestselling author of The Lamb’s Supper and Reasons to Believe, celebrates the touchstones of the Catholic life, guiding readers to a deeper faith through the Church’s rites, customs, and traditional prayers. Signs of Life is beloved author Scott Hahn’s clear and comprehensive guide to the Biblical doctrines and historical traditions that underlie Catholic beliefs and practices. Devoting single chapters to each topic, the author takes the reader on a journey that illuminates the roots and significance of all things Catholic, including: the Sign of the Cross, the Mass, the Sacraments, praying with the saints, guardian angels, sacred images and relics, the celebration of Easter, Christmas, and other holidays, daily prayers, and much more. In the appealing conversational tone that has won him millions of devoted readers, Hahn presents the basic tenets of Church teachings, clears up common misconceptions about specific rituals and traditions, and responds thoughtfully to the objections raised about them. Each chapter concludes with loving, good-natured, inspiring advice on applying the Church’s wisdom to everyday life.
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What Keeps Us Catholic 35 Reasons to Feel Good about Our Faith

What Keeps Us Catholic   35 Reasons to Feel Good about Our Faith

And what nudges some former Catholics to think of returning home? In this engaging book, Mike Daley answers these questions in ways that are sure both to affirm our commitment and inspire new hope in our Catholic faith community.

Author: Mike Daley

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

ISBN: 1627853545

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Categories: Religion

A Discussion of the Question Is the Roman Catholic Religion in Any Or in All Its Principles Or Doctrines Inimical to Civil Or Religious Liberty

A Discussion of the Question  Is the Roman Catholic Religion  in Any Or in All Its Principles Or Doctrines  Inimical to Civil Or Religious Liberty

Forty editions of Italian Bibles were printed by Catholics , before the first Bible was printed by Protestants : therefore the Scriptures were not , and are not forbidden to the laity ! Surely there is great profundity here .

Author: John Hughes

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:AH4GA5

Category: Freedom of religion

Page: 550

View: 494

Categories: Freedom of religion

40 Questions About Roman Catholicism

40 Questions About Roman Catholicism

How can my Roman Catholic loved ones and I talk about the gospel? 40 Questions About Roman Catholicism explores theology and practice, doctrine and liturgy, sacraments and Mariology, contributions and scandals, and many other things, ...

Author: Gregg R. Allison

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9780825486920

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Straightforward answers about Roman Catholicism for a Protestant audience The Roman Catholic faith is one of the world's most widespread religious traditions, yet the unique aspects of Roman Catholicism elicit perennial questions from adherents and outsiders alike. Such questions tend to fall into three major categories: historical backgrounds, theological matters, and personal relationships. Using Catholic Church documents and the writings of Catholic scholars, Baptist systematic theologian Gregg R. Allison distills the teachings of Catholicism around forty common questions about Catholic foundations, beliefs, and practices. The accessible question-and-answer format guides readers to the areas of interest, including: Where do Roman Catholic and Protestant beliefs differ? What happens during a Roman Catholic Mass? How does Roman Catholicism understand the biblical teaching about Mary? Who are the saints and what is their role? How can my Roman Catholic loved ones and I talk about the gospel? 40 Questions About Roman Catholicism explores theology and practice, doctrine and liturgy, sacraments and Mariology, contributions and scandals, and many other things, clarifying both real and perceived differences and similarities with other Christian traditions.
Categories: Religion