5 Titles


The Catholic as Historian

edited by Donald J. D'Elia
When historians adhere to a Christian worldview, should that worldview have an influence on their understanding of the history that they write about? On the one hand, the answers to this question sometimes seem to be "a God of the gaps,” in which God fills any explanatory gaps that the historian might find, or even a presumption to know the full historical course, down to the details of modern history, of God’s providential plan. Yet, on the other hand, achieving a "neutral” historiography is not...

Catholicism and America

Fr. Matthew Lamb
This book goes behind the headlines on the Catholic Church in the United States to explore some of the principles and philosophical sources to which Popes, Bishops, Priests, Religious, and laity appeal when they challenge American culture and society on moral and social issues. Rarely do the media discuss the "dictatorship of relativism” criticized by Pope Benedict XVI, and the reasons he gives for why such relativism undermines the moral foundations of religious freedom,...

The Church and the Human Quest for Truth

Charles Morerod
Introduction to Catholic Doctrine Series Do we need the Church? Does the Church, with her teaching, preaching, and sacramental life, get in the way of human happiness? What is the Church's relationship to Christ and to the grace of the holy Trinity? These are among the questions that Fr. Charles Morerod addresses in his richly pastoral and learned book. This book invites Christians to learn anew why the Church, the Body of Christ, is God's chosen mode of sharing Christ's life with us. ABOUT...

Church in Crisis

edited by Fr. Martin R. Tripole
Fr. Martin R. Tripole, S.J. explains how the present crisis in the Catholic Church in America has its roots in the Enlightenment, specifically in the Enlightenment's presumption that human reason could stand alone in its pursuit of truth, thereby excluding or marginalizing the role of faith and revelation. He articulates how we can overcome present divisions and more effectively fulfill Christ's saving mission for the world.

Confronting the Language Empowering the Culture of Death

edited by William Brennan
This book reveals how through a discourse of truth-telling—calling things by their proper name—Pope John Paul II effectively exposed the corruption of language and thought fueling a death culture that is becoming increasingly embedded in medicine, human experimentation, commerce, law, and ideology. This is an indispensable guide to Pope John Paul’s profound and practical insights, meditations, principles, and actions to protect society’s most defenseless...