May Crowning, Mass, and Merton and Other Reasons I Love Being Catholic
In May Crowning, Mass, and Merton, Liz Kelly, a thirty-something writer and jazz singer, eagerly shares her ardent love for the Catholic faith. While the beliefs of the church are important to Kelly, her passion is really ignited by the holy people and places, the beloved rituals, and the rich spiritual traditions of this living faith. She celebrates them here, with wit, affection, and candor.
Kelly has realized that “the litany of reasons to love being Catholic is extraordinary.” These include everything from the crucifix, kneelers, and Ash Wednesday to Flannery O’Connor, the Swiss Guard, and Tenebrae. Though she writes that, “Mine is not an extraordinary faith, so much as a faith growing a little messy, a little rough and subversive around the edges,” it is a rich, inspiring faith, celebrated by a fresh, young Catholic voice.
Author: Liz Kelly
Men and Women Are From Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II's Theology of the Body
Maybe you have heard of Pope John Paul II s theology of the body and wondered, vaguely, what it is all about. Maybe you have never heard of it until now and are asking, theology of the what? Maybe you're already familiar with the basics and are ready to incorporate this teaching on sex, love and marriage into your own life.
Whatever your level of understanding, you are probably ready for some good news about sex in a culture littered with the bad news of divorce, adultery, sexually transmitted disease, heartache and loneliness.
This guide is designed to help you appropriate the Pope's astonishing message: true, lasting love that which humanity enjoyed in the beginning, before the Fall is possible here and now. In nine straightforward lessons, Men and Women Are from Eden introduces the reader to the Pope's warm, deeply biblical understanding of God's original plan for men and women, a plan that brings with it healing of mind in regard to sexuality and the body.
Author: Mary Healy