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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 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-110-5

Pages: 920

Binding Information: Perfect Bound Paperback  
Pages: 
920 
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Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers

Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers

by USCCB Publishing
$27.95

Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers is a family resource for exploring the Catholic tradition of prayer.

 

Families will use Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers to

  • Learn essential prayers that Catholics need to know by memory
  • Practice the simple form of the Liturgy of the Hours
  • Celebrate the feasts and seasons of the Church year in ritual and prayer
  • Bless the advent wreath, Christmas crèche, and Easter foods
  • Lead grace before and after meals
  • Pray for family members
  • Bless the home before a move and in times of trouble

Now in paperback, Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers brings solace, joy, and hope in God's mercy to families.

Give Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers to

  • Families, especially those with children
  • Newlyweds
  • Young parents in baptismal preparation classes

Product Code: 7-046 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-046-4

Pages: 528
Binding Information: Paperback  
Pages: 
528 
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This volume, drawn from the Liturgy of the Hours, offers the last prayer of the day, from Monday to Sunday, together with hymns and psalmody, Scripture readings and gospel canticles, said before going to bed, no matter the time

Product Code: 5-148 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-148-8

Pages: 80

Binding Information: Perfect Bound Paperback  
Pages: 
80 
Size: 
4.0" X 7.0" Inches 
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New American Bible - Personal Edition

New American Bible - Personal Edition

by USCCB Publishing
$21.95
The personal edition of the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE), includes great features that will make your personal reading of the Bible memorable and fruitful.

This version, bound with a flexible soft leather cover, includes seven full-color maps for easy reference, high-quality 24lb paper with beautiful gilt edges, a convenient ribbon for easy bookmarking, and a gold foil stamp, front and spine. The personal edition is great for daily reading and study and will be a constant companion on your faith journey.

Best Seller!

This colorful low-cost paperback Catholic Bible is designed to appeal to young Catholics looking for a clear, easy to read introduction to the Scripture. The Good News Bible uses Standard English in paragraph format and features a “quick look” at each book, maps, word lists, and suggestions on how to read the Bible devotionally. The Good News Bible is a popular Catholic Bible that’s inexpensive enough for outreach ministries. 

Distinctive Features of this edition on the Good News Bible

Imprimatur: Granted by the President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

Easy-To-Read Bible Text: Highly-trusted version of the Bible in everyday language translated from the original language by members of the American Bible Society’s Translation Team. 

Book Introductions and Outlines: A “quick look” for each book of the Bible. 

Maps and Word List: Handy reference maps and alphabetized listing of people, places, objects, events, and more! 

Chronology of the Bible: Timetable of events beginning with creation up to the first century A.D. 

What’s in the Bible: A brief summary of every book in the Bible and a handy chart that provides an overview of all the books that make up the Bible. 

How to Read the Bible: Simple suggestions on how to read the Bible devotionally and keep notes. 

Reading for Special Days: A guide to passages for reading on special days-Christmas, Easter-even your own Birthday! 

Read through the Bible in a Year: Easy-to-follow daily Bible reading plan. 

Famous Passages of the Bible: A guide to Scripture passages that can help when you may be facing a difficult problem or special challenge. 

What the Bible Says About God’s Forgiveness: A guide to passages in the Bible that speak of God’s great love for you. 

Available in single copies and in case lots 

Paperback. 1424 pages. (5 ¼ x 8 ¼ in.)

ISBN: 9781585160815

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Essential Guide to Seasons and Saints

by USCCB Publishing
$10.95

Essential Guide to Seasons and Saints, an easy-to-read volume illustrated with 4-color photographs originally feature in the USCCB Roman Missal, explores basic elements of the liturgical calendar and the seasons that make up the liturgical year, and identifies the characteristics of each season that should inform liturgical planning and celebration. This resource takes a brief look at the saints celebrated in the Liturgical Calendar for the Dioceses of the United States of America, highlighting some special observances associated with particular months and days.

Product Code: 7-124 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-124-9

Pages: 144

Binding Information: Paperback  
Pages: 
144 
Size: 
5" X 7" X 1/4" 
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The gift edition of the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE), offers a superb reading experience that will give this Bible a special place in your home and prayer life for years to come. It is packaged in a special gift box with a dedicated presentation page. This edition is the perfect gift for anyone going through the RCIA program, receiving Confirmation, getting married, or celebrating a special family occasion! 

Gift Edition Features:
  • Beautiful gilt edges
  • Burgundy leather hardcover
  • Unique gold foil stamp, front & spine
  • Two-color text (black & burgundy) printed on high-quality 24lb paper
  • Convenient ribbon for bookmarking
  • Chapter tabs 
  • Seven full-color maps 
  • Special gift box
  • Customizable presentation page
Ignatius Bible (Compact) (Leather Cover)

Ignatius Bible (Compact) (Leather Cover)

by Ignatius Press
$32.97
An elegant, beautifully crafted compact edition of the popular Ignatius Bible, RSV Catholic version. At only 4.5”x 6.5”, it’s easy to pack when on the move, yet features readable type, along with other special features including:

• Duradera Burgundy Zipper
• Miraculous medal on zipper pull
• Gold-gilded pages
• Presentation section
• "Dei Verbum" document
• Special prayers and devotions
• Beautiful gift box
• Bonded leather covers
• Handsome, top-quality compact edition of very popular RSV Catholic Bible, also known as “The Ignatius Bible”.
• The many special features make this Bible a great gift.
• Compact size permits easy personal reading, at home or on the go.

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 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-720-6

Pages: 224

Binding Information: Perfect Bound Paperback  
Pages: 
224 
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These Lenten and Easter reflections center on cultivating the gift of self. Intended for families and individuals of all ages, they invite us to pray, reflect, discuss, and respond.

Product Code: 7-131 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-131-7

Pages: 20

Binding Information: Booklet  
Pages: 
20 
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4" X 7" Inches 
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United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

by USCCB Publishing
$27.95
The presence of the Catholic Church in the United States reaches back to the founding days of our country through the leadership of Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in the United States. His story, like other stories at the start of the chapters in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, gives us a glimpse into the lives of Catholics who lived out their faith throughout our country's history. Each chapter in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults includes stories, doctrine, reflections, quotations, discussion questions, and prayers to lead the reader to a deepening faith. The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults is an excellent resource for preparation of catechumens in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and for ongoing catechesis of adults.

The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults is an aid and a guide for individuals and small groups to deepen their faith. The online resources listed at the left provide suggestions on how to use the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults effectively in the home and parish.

Product Code: 5-450 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-450-2

Pages: 637

Binding Information: Paperback  
Pages: 
637 
Size: 
6" X 9" X 1 1/2" 
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Essential Guide to Knowing the Faith

by USCCB Publishing
$7.95

Prayers and Truth of the Catholic Church

Essential truths about the Word of God that nourishes and enlightens and the Catechism, which presents in a unified, systematic way everything that a Christian must believe in order to live the faith

Has space on pages  for personal reflection

Product Code: 7-146 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-146-1

Pages: 66

Binding Information: Paperback   Large print
Pages: 
66 
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The Revised Standard Version of the Bible is acclaimed by many as the clearest, most accurate and most beautiful modern translation of the Bible. This large print version, in a deluxe bonded leather edition, with many other special features, makes this popular yet beautiful Bible translation more accessible and appealing to a wider reading audience. Among those features are the lovely gift box it comes in. 

The Large Print Edition is the perfect option for devotional reading for those who prefer larger print, have impaired vision, or are reading from a lectern. It features large, clear type and additional materials of interest to all readers. 

The RSV Catholic Edition remains the translation used in official Church documents and served as the basis for the scriptural text used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church

SPECIAL FEATURES
•Special section that gives the Lectionary readings so people who can’t make it to Mass can look up the passages
•Extra large, 13.5 point type, one of the largest type sizes available in a bible today
•A section of Prayers and Devotions of the Catholic Church that will be familiar to all Catholics
•A 16-page map section
•An 8-page Presentation and Family History section
•Ribbon Marker
•Deluxe Gift Box
•Gold-gilded pages
•Deluxe Leather edition

This resource takes a pastoral approach to the long-standing practice of Eucharistic adoration. It addresses frequently-asked questions about Eucharistic adoration especially what is the relationship between Mass and Eucharistic adoration, what is the importance of Eucharistic adoration, and the difference between Eucharistic adoration and exposition. It also includes excerpts fromRedemptionis Sacramentum and Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass

Product Code: 5-595 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-595-0

Pages: 41

Binding Information: Saddle stitched Paperback  
Pages: 
41 
Size: 
6.0"" X 9.0"" Inches 
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Essentials for Christian Living

by USCCB Publishing
$7.95

Catholic Prayer book

What do Catholics believe? How are we supposed to act? In this compact little book, Essentials for Christian Living summarizes the core of what Catholics must know and put into practice. Rediscover the traditional prayers and formulas of Catholic doctrine as well as the basic pillars of the faith-the Creed, sacraments, and commandments-in this pocket-sized volume. Encourage yourself to reflect more deeply using the blank space found on each page. Write down a thought, draw a picture, formulate a resolution, or highlight a key word.

Product Code: 7-020 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-020-4

Pages: 131

Binding Information: Paperback  
Pages: 
131 
Size: 
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Book of Readings on the Eucharist

by USCCB Publishing
$11.95

Discover how the Eucharist can change your life.

Use Book of Readings on the Eucharist to enrich your participation in the Mass and your daily life. How can we use this book? Find a topic that interests you, read the essay, and write your responses to the reflection questions. The next time you attend Mass, observe everything carefully, keeping in mind the main points of the essay. Then return to your notes, and write down how your celebration of the Mass expressed the theme of the essay, and enriched your participation in Mass and daily life.

Formally proclaimed and actively fulfilled, the Eucharist is the source and summit of Christian life. The reflections in the Book of Readings on the Eucharist address the relationship between Eucharist and various dimensions of Catholic practice, life, and belief. The essays are designed to promote a deeper appreciation and love for the Eucharist in the hearts, minds, and souls of everyone from cradle Catholics to neophytes. Each chapter includes reflection or discussion questions that can be used in various settings, like personal prayer or during mystagogy

Product Code: 5-706 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-706-0

Pages: 114

Binding Information: Perfect Bound Paperback  
Pages: 
114 
Size: 
6" X 9" Inches 
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Youcat: Youth Prayer Book

by Ignatius Press
$15.97
The internationally best-selling book, YOUCAT - The Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, explained to young people the meaning of their faith in language, style and design that has appealed greatly to them. Now YOUCAT - The Youth Prayer Book, helps them to live their faith and deepen their spiritual lives.

The book includes modern, new prayers, along with traditional prayers, and the time-honored prayers of Holy Scripture. It also gives a lot of practical advice on how to pray: in the morning, in the evening, and in between; in sorrow or in joy. The prayer book is illustrated with many photos of young people from all over the world.

For the first time in 400 years the Catholic Church has authorized an official universal catechism which instantly became an international best-seller, the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Using this official Catechism, the highly-regarded author and professor Peter Kreeft presents a complete compendium of all the major beliefs of Catholicism written in his readable and concise style. 

Since the Catechism of the Catholic Church was written for the express purpose of grounding and fostering catechisms based on it for local needs and ordinary readers, Kreeft does just that, offering a thorough summary of Catholic doctrine, morality, and worship in a popular format with less technical language. He presents a systematic, organic synthesis of the essential and fundamental Catholic teachings in the light of the Second Vatican Council and the whole of the Church's Tradition. 

This book is the most thorough, complete and popular catechetical summary of Catholic belief in print that is based on the universal Catechism.

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Manual of Indulgences: Norms and Grants

by USCCB Publishing
$21.95

Grow in the life of grace with this official handbook, which contains the list of prayers and pious practices for faithful and repentant Catholics. This exclusive English-language translation of the Manual of Indulgences explains what indulgences are and provides the many devotional prayers associated with them.

Product Code: 5-474 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-474-8

Pages: 172

Binding Information: Hardcover  
Pages: 
172 
Size: 
5.5" X 8.5" Inches 
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Novena for Justice and Peace

by USCCB Publishing
$0.95

This novena focuses nine days of prayer on the need for justice and peace in our communities and the world.

Product Code: 5-237 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-237-9

Pages: 16

Binding Information: Saddle stitched Paperback  
Pages: 
16 
Size: 
5 1/4" X 8 1/4" Inches 
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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...."

Embrace Mary, the mother of God and all Christians! Pope Benedict XVI shares his thoughts on Mary as the mother of God and pillar of the Church in this two-volume book. Enjoy selections from the Pope's writings, speeches, and sermons on occasions celebrating Mary. Let the Holy Father's explanation of the special Catholic understanding of Mary's mystery enrich your faith journey. Use the space set aside in the book to record your own thoughts. For all Christians who want to learn more about Mary.

Product Code: 7-054 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-054-9

Pages: 172

Binding Information: Paperback  
Pages: 
172 
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5" X 7" Inches 
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Rosary for the Church in Need

by USCCB Publishing
$5.95

The Church is flourishing throughout the world. In many places, however, it is also struggling from persecution, or its people are in great need. Use this beautifully illustrated booklet to guide you in praying the rosary for the Church in need. It is perfect for distribution in parishes, prayer groups, or faithful associations

Product Code: 5-639 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-639-1

Pages: 60

Binding Information: Saddle stitched Paperback  
Pages: 
60 
Size: 
4.25" X 7.25" Inches 
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A completely new design and typeset edition of the popular Ignatius Revised Standard Version-Catholic Edition Bible, with minor revisions to some of the archaic language used in the first edition. This revised version is a contemporary English translation without dumbing-down the text. This second edition of the RSV doesn't put the biblical text through a filter to make it acceptable to current tastes and prejudices, and it retains the beauty of the RSV language that has made it such a joy to read and reflect on the Word of God. Now the only Catholic Bible in standard English is even more beautiful in word and design! 

Features:

  • Completely re-designed and newly typeset with 9 point font size. Wider margins and improved line-spacing for comfortable reading. 
  • The RSV, second Catholic edition is the only Bible translation that uses standard (non-feminist) English and is in conformity with the Church's translation guidelines found in the Vatican document, Liturgiam Authenticam
  • Nine reference maps in color: 
        1. The Nations of Genesis Chapter 10

        2. The Exodus from Egypt

        3. The Conquest of Canaan

        4. The Kingdom Years

        5. Jerusalem - From David to Christ

        6. Palestine in Christ's Time

        7. Paul's First and Second Journeys

        8. Paul's Third and Fourth Journeys

      9. The Holy Land in Modern Times.
  • Approximate dimensions: 6" x 9"