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YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which will be launched on World Youth Day. Developed with the help of young Catholics and written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The appealing graphic format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from Saints and others in the margins. What's more, YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so people can go deeper. It explains: 

What Catholics believe and why (doctrine)
How Catholics celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments)
How Catholics are to live (moral life)
How they should pray (prayer and spirituality)

The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling. YOUCAT will likely become the "go-to" place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith.

Pope Benedict XVI on the YOUCAT project:

"Dear young friends!
Today I recommend for your reading an unusual book....Should we not attempt to translate the Catechism of the Catholic Church into the language of young people? Should we not bring its great riches into the world of today's youth? Of course, there are many differences even among the youth of today's world. And so now, under the capable direction of the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schoenborn, YOUCAT has been produced for young people. I hope that many young people will let themselves be fascinated by this book.

Many people say to me: The youth of today are not interested in this. I disagree, and I am certain that I am right. The youth of today are not as superficial as some think. They want to know what life is all about....This book is exciting because it speaks of our own destiny and so deeply engages every one of use.

So I invite you: Study this Catechism! That is my heartfelt desire. This catechism was not written to please you. It will not make life easy for you, because it demands of you a new life. It places before you the Gospel message as the "pearl of great value" (Mt 13:45) for which you must give everything. So I beg you: Study this Catechism with passion and perseverance. Make a sacrifice of your time for it! Study it in the quiet of your room; read it with a friend; form study groups and networks; share with each other on the Internet. By all means continue to talk with each other about your faith...."

St. Christopher Keychain

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St. Christopher Keychain

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A full Bible in a very handy package. Literally pocket-sized and only about an inch thick, this  GNT Good News Catholic Bible  easily fits into a purse or backpack. This compact Bible is the ideal Bible for the traveler. Includes reader's aids and supplements. With imprimatur.

1408 p. 4-1/4 x 6 in.

ISBN: 9781585161577

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Book Of Saints

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Book of Saints For Catholic Children

Lives of the Saints For Children in 1 Volume

192 Pages in Full Color 6 1/2' x 8 1/2'

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Black Blessed Trinity Missal

by Hirten
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Deluxe Blessed Trinity Missal 

Padded Leatherette with Gold Edges and Antique Silver Metal Chalice on the Cover

184 pages

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church

by USCCB Publishing
$27.95

The full, complete exposition of Catholic doctrine, this second edition of the international bestseller has been significantly expanded, enhancing both its content and usability. Revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1997, the second edition now includes more than a hundred additional pages, offering such new features as a glossary of terms, an index of citations from sources and in-brief texts on core teachings. The essential elements of faith are presented in the most understandable manner, enabling everyone to read and know what the Church professes, celebrates, lives, and prays in her daily life. The first new compendium in more than 400 years, the second edition of the Catechism stands, in the words of Pope John Paul II, as "a sure norm for teaching the faith" and an "authentic reference text."

Product Code: 5-110 
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Pages: 920

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his 200-page volume offers a clear synopsis of the essential contents of the faith as promulgated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church in 598 questions and answers. Like the 1992 Catechism, the Compendium has a four-part structure and includes a section on common prayers and Catholic doctrinal formulas. Because of the question-and-answer format, catechetical leaders-parents, pastors, teachers, principals, and catechists-have a unique opportunity to dialogue with the faithful and to reinvigorate the Church's ongoing mission of evangelization and catechesis. Individuals can come "to know the unfathomable riches of the salvific mystery of Jesus Christ" by reading, using, and memorizing parts of the Compendium of the Catechism. An essential tool for youth and young adults, the Compendium is the perfect compatnon to a youth's or young adult's Bible, spiritual reading, or textbook. Catechetical leaders in high schools, colleges, and parishes will appreciate its vitality-as a reference book, discussion starter, or core resource for RCIA programs.

Product Code: 5-720 
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Adolescent Catechesis: The Living Light

by USCCB Publishing
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This collection of scholarly and thought-provoking articles, drawn from the interdisciplinary journal The Living Light, focuses on current topics in adolescent catechesis. Key issues explored in this compendium include evangelization, spiritual renewal, confirmation, the role of religious education in youth sports, and the application of social science testing tools in measuring catechetical efforts. Stimulating reading, of interest to all whose ministries touch upon adolescent catechesis. Ideal for use in youth and lay ministry training programs.

Product Code: 5-549 
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The Complete Edition 

Prayer is essential to the life of faith. In this superb book, based on Pope Benedict's weekly teaching, he examines the foundational principles of the life of prayer. Believers of various backgrounds and experience in prayer-from beginners to spiritually advanced-will be enriched by this spiritual masterpiece.

Benedict begins considering what we can learn from the examples of prayer found in a wide range of cultures and eras. Next, he turns to the Bible's teaching about prayer, beginning with Abraham and moving though Moses, the prophets, the Psalms to the example of Jesus. With Jesus Christ, Pope Benedict considers not only the Lord's teaching about prayer, but also his example of how to pray, including the Our Father, his prayers in the Garden of Gethsemane, and prayers on the Cross. The prayers of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the early Church are also explored. Benedict also draws on insights from spiritual masters, the saints, and the Church's liturgy. He challenges readers to live their relationships with God "even more intensely, as it were, at a ‘school of prayer'." 

Although Benedict provides a sweeping survey of great figures of prayer, his discussion centers on Jesus Christ and even invokes him in the study of prayer. "It is in fact in Jesus," writes Benedict, "that man becomes able to approach God in the depth and intimacy of the relationship of fatherhood and sonship. Together with the first disciples, let us now turn with humble trust to the Teacher and ask him: ‘Lord, teach us to pray' (Lk 11:1)."

"'Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church' is an invaluable resource for teachers of Catholic Social Teaching, and for those who direct programs of Christian Service."--Anthony Pogorelc in Momentum

"The 'Compendium' is not only a comprehensive new edition gathering Catholic doctrine relating to social work. With recurring references to moral issues raised by advances in medicine, globalization, and other contemporary matters, it carries these principles into today's world and its central social developments."--Midwest Book Review

The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, a unique, unprecedented document in the history of the Church, serves as a tool to inspire and guide the faithful, who are faced with moral and pastoral challenges daily. It is divided into five sections: an introduction, three parts, and a conclusion entitled "For a Civilization of Love." The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church is a must-have resource for leaders of social ministry at the diocesan and parish level as well as those in religious education, schools, and youth and young adult ministry.

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Gold over Sterling Silver Round St. Christopher/St. Raphael Medal

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7/8" Gold over Sterling Silver St. Christopher Medal Made in the USA. The Round shaped Medal is adorned with St. Christopher carrying the Infant Jesus. The reverse side of the Medal Portrays St. Raphael (Patron Saint of Journeys). Die Striking only the finest Grade Solid Sterling Silver Stock, enables the Intricate Details of the Coined Precious Metal to fully show when the Antique Finish from Hand Polishing is Applied to each Medal. It is then Highlighted by Hand Engraving, to Display the Beautiful Sheen of Pure Sterling. A 24" Rhodium Plated Curb Chain is Included with a Deluxe Velour Gift Box.

Pray for us, so that the word of the Lord may speed forward and be glorified, as it among you - 2 Thessalonians 3.1 

It was with this spirit that a Catholic-led interfaith team of biblical scholars undertook the challenge to translate the Bible into modern English. The result is the New American Bible, a Catholic Bible translation equally suitable for private devotions, careful study, and reading aloud in public. Drawing upon recent textual scholarship and reflecting careful consideration of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Revised Edition NAB contains a fully revised Old Testament and a Psalter that is rendered to provide a smooth, rhythmic translation.

The NABRE New American Bible Revised Edition contains:

  • A careful translation of the original language texts
  • Introductions and outlines for every book of the Bible
  • Over 8,000 helpful notes prepared by the best Catholic biblical scholars
  • A thorough cross-reference system

This edition contains a complete list of readings for Sunday Mass and Major Feasts of the Year, as well as a Weekday Lectionary.

Paperback. 1,444 pages. 5 ¼ x 8 ¼ in.

Available in single copies and in case lots.

ISBN: 9781585169917 

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Today's society often asks the question of "What is a Catholic University?" The Church has always provided guidance in answering these kinds of questions and supported the continued responsibility that Catholic colleges and universities have in contributing to society through the influence and training of the Christian mind.

This compilation of conciliar and canonical, papal, curial, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops'(USCCB) document(s), is a key guiding document provided by the magisterium of the church (the teaching office of the holy father) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for the community of catholic colleges and universities in the United States.

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A Prayer For Children Holy Card

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Size 2" x 4" with gold edges.

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Packs of 50 holy cards, prayer on back.

Offered by the bishops primarily as a point of reference for the work of catechetical publishers, this resource encourages and supports the creativity of publishers and catechists in the development of catechetical materials and programs.

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Catechetical Formation in Chaste Living

by USCCB Publishing
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Catechetical Formation in Chaste Living provides publishers with the necessary guidelines to support the development of new religion texts for students in preschool through twelfth grade. It assists diocesan and parish catechetical leaders in developing curricula for these same age groups. These guidelines provide the necessary components for teaching doctrinal truths in catechetical formation and chaste living and they address Church teaching on special issues of concern. It also focuses on the role of pastors, parents and guardians, teachers and catechists, and publishers as they provide instruction on catechetical formation in Catholic faith, morals, and virtues for chaste living. It's an important resource for catechetical leaders, publishers, dioceses and parishes

Product Code: 7-043 
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The Catholic Church is the longest-enduring institution in the world. Beginning with the first Christians and continuing in our present day, the Church has been planted in every nation on earth.

The Catholic Church claims Jesus Christ himself as her founder, and in spite of heresy from within and hostility from without, she remains in the twenty-first century the steadfast guardian of belief in his life, death, and resurrection. The teachings and redemptive works of Jesus as told in the Gospels are expressed by the Church in a coherent and consistent body of doctrine, the likes of which cannot be found in any other Christian body.

The history of the Catholic Church is long, complicated, and fascinating, and in this book it is expertly and ably told by historian James Hitchcock. As in the parable of Christ about the weeds that were sown in a field of wheat, evil and good have grown together in the Church from the start, as Hitchcock honestly records. He brings before us the many characters--some noble, some notorious--who have left an indelible mark on the Church, while never losing sight of the saints, who have given living testimony to the salvific power of Christ in every age.

This ambitious work is comprehensive in its scope and in incisive in its understanding, a valuable addition to any school or home library.

The bishops outline the themes of message, community, and service in this timeless statement. Discusses educational ministry to people of all ages and encourages planning and collaboration in developing educational programs

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YOUCAT Confirmation: Student Book

by Ignatius Press
$13.97

Written for the candidates in junior high and high school (or older), this YOUCAT Confirmation book provides in-depth preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Designed in the same popular format as the best-selling YOUCAT, this book has interesting, lively text on many spiritual topics and themes to help the student be well prepared to receive the Sacrament. It also includes many good questions throughout the book that youth ask about the faith, God, Jesus, the Church, etc., and the answers are cross referenced with either the Bible or with YOUCAT.

Among the topics covered are: Why the World is Broken, Jesus-More than a Mere Man, In Search of the Holy Spirit, Prayer-Staying in Touch with God, The Church, Eucharist, Confession, the Rite of Confirmation, and more. Like Youcat, the creative design includes many fun illustrations, color pictures, quotes from saints, popes and scripture, and the favorite “moving stick figures” at the bottom of each page.

St Christopher / Dance Pendant (14 Karat Gold Filled)

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14kt Gold Filled St Christopher / Dance Pendant

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Gold over Sterling 4-way Medal

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13/16" Sterling Silver 4-Way Medal Made in the USA. The Cross shaped Medal is adorned with St. Christopher, St. Joseph, Sacred Heart of Jesus, a Miraculous Medal and a Holy Spirit. The Revers side of the medal portrays the Saints. Die Striking only the finest Grade Solid Sterling Silver Stock, enables the Intricate Details of the Coined Precious Metal to fully show when the Antique Finish from Hand Polishing is Applied to each Medal. It is then Highlighted by Hand Engraving, to Display the Beautiful Sheen of Pure Sterling. A 18" Rhodium Plated Curb Chain is Included with a Deluxe Velour Gift Box.