The Catholic approach to angels begins with the belief that we live in a created universe of things visible and invisible. Things visible include the material aspect of creation, namely those things that we can perceive with our senses. Things invisible include the spiritual aspect of creation which elude sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.
St Augustine was a bishop, is a father of the Church and a Doctor of the Church, but above all is a man with an extraordinary story to tell. This booklet uses the famous Confessions of St Augustine to recount the wonderful journey from a life of sin and error to a life lived for Christ and his fellow Christians. Augustine’s spiritual insights are as fresh and valuable today as when they were wri... [More]
Baptism and Confirmation were sacraments we received as children. What did they do for us? Do you know how important they are? Sometimes Catholics are criticized for baptizing infants – find out why the Church encourages this practice.
Learn what it means to be a “real man” from God’s perspective. This Knights of Columbus booklet is designed to help men understand their God-given role and to become virtuous soldiers of Christ. Addressing both the challenges and strengthens of masculinity, “Becoming a Real Man of God” helps develop strong, faithful men of God.
Are you prepared to evangelise, to communicate the gospel to others? Amid the numerous urgent calls today to do so, many may find themselves unable to 'move towards others' with a genuine experience of God's forgiveness, mercy and joy. This text's proposal for true intimacy with the person of Jesus is both highly instructive and encouraging. To be genuine witnesses, disciples in today's fractured ... [More]
There's no substitute for making Fr. Michael Gaitley's do-it-yourself retreat, but this portable prayer companion is the next best thing. Its three simple parts summarize the whole retreat and teach a spirituality that even the busiest of people can follow. Even if you've never heard of Consoling the Heart of Jesus, this guide to the best-selling book will explain to you in a clear, step-by-step w... [More]
Feeding the hungry and thirsty, clothing the naked, housing the homeless, visiting the imprisoned and the sick, and burying the dead - Pope Francis wants us to stop and think again, especially during the Year of Mercy. Are these things I can do, or are they for others to get on with? What good do they do? Actions of mercy are often terribly ordinary and doable. Fr Atherton guides us through the sp... [More]
Who created the Universe? Is a creator even necessary? Can science explain how the Universe came into being without reference to a creator God? This booklet explores these ideas and the arguments that have been brought into sharp focus by Stephen Hawking’s claim that his cosmological model ‘left nothing for a creator to do’. Dr Carroll examines the Church’s teaching on creation from August... [More]
Here is the amazing account of how this simple man, without great expectations beyond saving souls, transformed an insignificant backwater parish in traumatized, post-revolutionary France, against all the odds. Written by Fr Rutler, a parish priest in New York and acknowledged Vianney expert, the release of this booklet marked the "Year for Priests" held on the 150th anniversary of the saint’s d... [More]
We all will die. What meaning can we find in death? This is not primarily a philosophical question, and it is not food for frivolous discussions. No, the question grabs us at a gut level. Its answer can be the difference between hope and despair.
This booklet gives you a brief and easy-to-understand introduction to Divine Mercy. Specifically you will learn:-- Divine Mercy history and context-- The essential elements of the devotion-- How you can live the messageIn short, it's everything you need to know about this important message and devotion! This booklet also includes two bonus appendices: Valuable Divine Mercy prayers and Divine Mercy... [More]
Learn the amazing story behind The Divine Mercy Image in this information and accessible booklet from the Marian Father of the Immaculate Conception. These inspiring truths about the Divine Mercy Image show the hey elements of the Image with remarkable depth and beauty.
What is the meaning of marriage? What conditions can make a marriage invalid? Is a divorced Catholic allowed to receive Holy Communion? Why is it necessary to go through the annulment process before I can be remarried? In 20 Answers: Divorce & Remarriage, you’ll find smart, solid answers to these questions and many more. The sacrament of marriage is one of the holiest things instituted by C... [More]
Ancient Christianity is a proven draw at the box office and the bookstores. Our neighbors are curious about the early Church, and more than willing to be obsessed by it. But how should we proceed to study ancient Christianity when the media accounts themselves have been shockingly misinformed? The key to understanding the early Church is a fresh familiarity with the ancient sources. In this bookl... [More]
Why is it wrong to help someone commit suicide? Don’t people have a right to die with dignity rather than being a burden to others? Does the Church teach that the terminally-ill must be kept alive by machines for as long as possible? How can I plan now to make sure that my legal and medical wishes are respected when I’m near death? In this booklet you’ll find smart, solid answers to thes... [More]
The source and summit of the Christian life, the sacramental center for Catholics, is the holy Eucharist. Like Christ, the holy Eucharist is controversial and divisive. When Jesus initially taught crowds of people about the holy Eucharist, many of them left (see the Gospel of John 6:60). Today, the question still comes to us: “will you also go away?” (John 6:67). Is the holy Eucharist actuall... [More]
Since the Eucharist is at the center of our faith, we should be able to explain and defend it. Discover the roots of the Eucharist in the Old Testament, the Church’s teaching on the Real Presence and the power of Holy Communion in this Knights of Columbus booklet.
There are over one billion Muslims in the world today. In many countries throughout the world, Muslims now outnumber Catholics. This booklet examines the historical background to the rise of Islam in seventh century Arabia and its subsequent expansion throughout the Middle East, North Africa and much of Asia, as well as answering the most important questions about Islamic belief and practice from ... [More]
At age 33, Fr. Damien de Veuster left his mission parish to work among the lepers of the island of Molokai Hawaii. After many years of service to those in dire need, he died there of leprosy at the young age of 49. Like Christ himself, he became rejected for the rejected, a leper for the lepers: something rare in a world that wants to eliminate suffering. The author has updated and revised the tex... [More]
The Forgiveness of Sins discusses the importance of accepting forgiveness from God, sharing the gift of forgiveness, and how that act must always be centered on the love of Christ. This Knights of Columbus booklet also explains the meaning and implications of sin and the incredible reality of God's love for us.