Why be Catholic?
Understanding Our Experience and Tradition
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Why be Catholic? by Richard Rohr
Book Description"The book should help every thinking Catholic. It would also make a good RCIA resource as well as a blockbuster stimulus for discussions.""Book Nook, " Pecos Benedictine The authors answer the question, "Why Be Catholic?" fairly and squarely, showing a deep appreciation about what is good in Catholicism and a penetrating honesty about the Church's shortcomings. Rohr and Martos also examine what it means to be Catholic in the United States today. Finally, to answer the title question in a more personal way, they present portraits of some outstanding Catholics, especially those we call saints, who have found personal fulfillment by living their faith to the utmost. 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. A popular resource for RCIA, evangelization and religious education."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780867161014
(220mm x 142mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Franciscan Media
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Rohr
Divine Dance, Paperback (November 2016)
The Trinity is supposed to be the central, foundational doctrine of our entire Christian belief system, yet we're often told that we shouldn't attempt to understand it because it is a 'mystery'. Should we presume to try to breach this mystery? If we could, how would it transform our relationship with God and renew our lives?
Things Hidden, Paperback (May 2016)
Communicates a method of reading Scripture that puts heart and head together, creating a spirituality that is grounded, traditional, and yet frequently 'counter-intuitive' in its mature form.
Breathing Under Water, Paperback (January 2016)
Only people who have suffered in some way can save one another. Deep communion and deep compassion are formed much more by shared pain than by shared pleasure. This, says Richard Rohr, is one of the greatest discoveries of the Twelve Step program, America's most significant and authentic contribution to the history of spirituality.
Breathing Under Water Companion Journal, Paperback (January 2016)» View all books by Richard Rohr
This companion journal to the popular Breathing Under Water will help you determine what you are addicted to and to find a way of overcoming your compulsions.
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Author Biography - Richard Rohr
Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized. Fr. Richard is the author of numerous books, including "Everything Belongs, Adam s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond," and "Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi." Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity's place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings. Visit cac.org for more information."
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