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Who Am I To Judge

Author : Edward Sri
ISBN : 9781621641650
Genre : Philosophy
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"Don't be so judgmental!" "Why are Christians so intolerant?" "Why can't we just coexist?" In an age in which preference has replaced morality, many people find it difficult to speak the truth, afraid of the reactions they will receive if they say something is right or wrong. Using engaging stories and personal experience, Edward Sri helps us understand the classical view of morality and equips us to engage relativism, appealing to both the head and the heart. Learn how Catholic morality is all about love, why making a judgment is not judging a person's soul, and why, in the words of Pope Francis, "relativism wounds people." Topics include: • Real Freedom, Real Love • Sharing truth with compassion • Why "I disagree" doesn't mean "I hate you"
Category: Philosophy

Who Am I To Judge

Author : Edward Sri
ISBN : 9781681497440
Genre : Religion
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"Don't be so judgmental!" "Why are Christians so intolerant?" "Why can't we just coexist?" In an age in which preference has replaced morality, many people find it difficult to speak the truth, afraid of the reactions they will receive if they say something is right or wrong. Using engaging stories and personal experience, Edward Sri helps us understand the classical view of morality and equips us to engage relativism, appealing to both the head and the heart. Learn how Catholic morality is all about love, why making a judgment is not judging a person's soul, and why, in the words of Pope Francis, "relativism wounds people." Topics include: • Real Freedom, Real Love • Sharing truth with compassion • Why "I disagree" doesn't mean "I hate you"
Category: Religion

Spiritual Guidelines For Souls Seeking God

Author : Basil W. Maturin
ISBN : 9781622823581
Genre : Religion
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Here is a brief, lucid, readable work that will help you finally not merely draw closer to Christ but abide in his presence today, tomorrow, and ever after. In it, Fr. Basil Maturin, a holy priest wise in the ways of the soul, explains what you must do — and what you must allow Christ to do — in order to come to know Him as you should. In chapters written for souls hungry to improve their spiritual lives, Fr. Maturin shows you how to move beyond the conquest of particular vices and develop true friendship with Christ. You’ll learn not merely how to pray but also how to combine prayer with the other spiritual virtues that are essential to sure progress in the spiritual life. With Fr. Maturin’s help, you’ll soon develop a strong and vigorous character that shines with the bright virtues and that lead you finally to an encounter — face-to-face — with Christ Himself. From Fr. Maturin you’ll learn: The one virtue that breaks open the soul to admit God’s abundant graceHow — even while here on Earth — you may become like the angelsThe two things you must do to discern God’s will for youWhy fervor is no measure of devotionHow training your mind will improve your prayersDistractions: how to deal with them efficiently… And charitablyHow to discover your best times for prayerThe sense of God’s presence: how to make it your armor against both crippling introspection, heedless self-abandonment, and even ordinary, everyday distractionsWhy, if you don’t actively cultivate your inner life, you’ll wind up lost in outer thingsHow — if you let Him! — God perfects you through your vocation (Plus: the particular things you must do so as not to stand in His way)And much more to form your soul and bring you closer to Christ.
Category: Religion

Love Unveiled

Author : Edward Sri
ISBN : 9781681496764
Genre : Religion
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Man cannot live without love.... His life is senseless if love is not revealed to him, if he does not encounter love, if he does not experience it and make it his own, if he does not participate intimately in it. — John Paul II, Redemptor Hominis If you were asked what immediately comes to mind when you hear the words "Catholic Church", would you answer "an intimate relationship with the God who loves me"? If not, you would do well to read this engaging and thought-provoking book which explains why such a relationship is the reason for everything the Church does and teaches. Professor Edward Sri will show you how all the pieces of the Catholic faith, including the most baffling ones, fit together to make one beautiful mosaic of God's love for us and our own participation in that all-encompassing love. Using the Catechism of the Catholic Church as his itinerary, Sri will walk you through all the important aspects of the Catholic Church—what Catholics believe about God and the difference it should make in life. Along the way he addresses such often-heard questions as: Why do I need the Church—can't I be spiritual on my own?Isn't one religion just as good as another?How is the death of a man two thousand years ago relevant for my life today?Why does the Church talk so much about morality? Can't I make up my own morals?Is it really our responsibility to care for the poor— doesn't God help those who help themselves?Why do Catholics and Protestants disagree? Must Catholics worship Mary and always obey the pope? More than an intellectual enterprise, this work is also a deep spiritual reflection and a practical guide to living out our faith in Christ. It aims to form both the head and the heart, not only helping us to understand Jesus and his plan of salvation, but inspiring us to love God and our neighbor better.
Category: Religion

Walking With Mary

Author : Edward Sri
ISBN : 9780385348041
Genre : Religion
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Mary appears only a few times in the Bible, but those few passages come at crucial moments. Catholics believe that Mary is the ever-virgin Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth. But she also was a human being--a woman who made a journey of faith through various trials and uncertainties and endured her share of suffering. Even with her unique graces and vocation, Mary remains a woman we can relate to and from whom we have much to learn. In Walking with Mary, Edward Sri looks at the crucial passages in the Bible concerning Mary and offers insight about the Blessed Mother's faith and devotion that we can apply in our daily lives. We follow her step-by-step through the New Testament account of her life, reflecting on what the Scriptures tell us about how she responded to the dramatic events unfolding around her. “This book is the fruit of my personal journey of studying Mary through the Scriptures, from her initial calling in Nazareth to her painful experience at the cross,” writes Edward Sri “It is intended to be a highly readable, accessible work that draws on wisdom from the Catholic tradition, recent popes, and biblical scholars of a variety of perspectives and traditions. With the riches of these insights, we will ponder what her journey of faith may have been like in order to draw out spiritual lessons for our own walk with God.” He add, “It is my hope, therefore, that whether you are of a Catholic, Protestant, or other faith background, this book may help you to know, understand, and love Mary more, and that it may inspire you to walk in her footsteps as a faithful disciple of the Lord in your own pilgrimage of faith.”
Category: Religion

Absolute Relativism The New Dictatorship And What To Do About It

Author : Stefanick Chris
ISBN : 1933919469
Genre : Religion
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Welcome to the new tyranny "If it feels good, do it." "That's your opinion, and this is mine." "I don't want to impose my beliefs on others." And thus the Dictator of Relativism speaks as he has always spoken to seduce humanity into a false sense of freedom. Pope Benedict XVI, Christ's personally chosen defender of the Truth is fighting back. He recognized this in his homily on April 18, 2005, "We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one's own ego and desires." Through a down-to-earth, easily accessible Question-and-Answer format, Stefanick's book shows: Why relativism inherently contradicts its own claims. What makes it one of the worst ideas in the history of ideas. How relativism has a direct influence on the morals and virtues of a nation. Why relativism doesn't even work "in real life." How relativism is counterproductive to the true practice of tolerance Why religion which makes claims to absolute truth is finally more tolerant than relativism. What Christianity has almost singlehandedly done to foster true tolerance in the world. How all laws legislate morality What the true meaning of "open-minded" means it's not what you think!
Category: Religion

Men Women And The Mystery Of Love

Author : Edward Sri
ISBN : 9781616362133
Genre : Religion
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Love and Responsibility brilliantly sheds light on the mysterious dynamics between men and women and challenges us to live those dynamics better.—From the Introduction The essential background to the Theology of the Body! Father Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) published Love and Responsibility in 1960, the fruit of his pastoral work, particularly among young people. His analysis of the true meaning of human love is life-transforming and practical, shedding light on real issues between men and women. Edward Sri unpacks the contents of this great work, making it accessible to every reader. The author emphasizes the down-to-earth nature of Love and Responsibility, helping readers appropriate practical information on such topics as: how to determine if a relationship is one of authentic love or is doomed to failure the problem of pornography the meaning of friendship how to achieve greater intimacy in marriage and much more. Study questions with each chapter make this a valuable resource not only for individual personal reading but also for small group study.
Category: Religion

Strength In Simplicity

Author : Emmanuel de Gibergues
ISBN : 9781622822188
Genre : Religion
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At last — a spiritual book for Catholics who have to devote more time to making dinner and picking up the kids than to meditation and prayer! Essential (and easy) reading for busy Catholics, Strength in Simplicity shows you how to grow closer to God in the things you already do every day, without burdening you with numerous devotions or complicated methods. Author Emmanuel de Gibergues explores the virtue of simplicity — that is, having the single intention of pleasing God in all that you do. You'll learn what a difference simplicity can make for you — as it did for our Lord and our Lady. You'll come to recognize the signs of true simplicity and find out how to practice simplicity toward God and in your life's activities. Even better, you'll find the secrets of practicing simplicity within yourself — a deceptively difficult spiritual discipline that de Gibergues makes easy here. As this book helps you bring the calming and transforming virtue of simplicity into every part of your life, you'll become better able to direct all things to God and learn new ways to be attentive to His presence in your life. Don't rush through life without this saving message! “Readers will be richly rewarded with spiritual insight.” Publishers Weekly Strength in Simplicity reveals to you: True simplicity: how it isn’t willful ignorance or simple-mindednessYour intentions: are they pure? Why this could be the most important question you’ll ever answerTwo advantages of simplicity: what you’ll gain by clearing your life of complicationsHow simplicity can make you generous, courageous, and more lovingFailure: your attitude toward it may be crippling your spiritual life. Find out howThe most dreaded enemy of your soul’s progress: is it keeping you from deepening your happiness and love for God?Two indispensable qualities for beginners in the spiritual life: do you have them?And much more to help you simplify your life and come closer to God!
Category: Religion