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Common sense answers to the most often asked questions about Catholic annulments written by a layman for lay people to understand. The annulment process is explained, as are the roles of tribunal officials and specific witnesses. Possible grounds are clarified. Helpful information is provided for those not seeking annulments but who might be involved. Dr. Peters upholds Our Lord's strong teaching on the holy institution of Marriage and demonstrates how the annulment process extends His mercy to those whose former marriages might have been sacramentally null. Fr. Peter Stravinskas recommends 100 Answers for all those involve in pastoral care . Bishop John. J. Meyers terms 100 Answers "an invaluable resource in this delicate area." A must reference.



 CATHOLIC REPLIES By James Drummey. ($17.95)

Noted Catholic columnist James Drummey answers hundreds of the toughest moral and religious questions facing Catholics today, including abortion, birth control, celibacy, confession, the death penalty, euthanasia, heaven and hell, heresies, homosexuality, infallibility, Mary, the Mass, the New Age Movement, Nostradamus, organ transplants, predestination, purgatory, salvation outside the Church, and women priests. Drummey's replies are clear, concise and characterized by careful research, solid documentation and sound pastoral advice. They contain hundreds of quotations from the Bible, Church documents and other reliable Catholic sources. A perfect companion to the Catholic Catechism.




MASS CONFUSION. The Do's and Don'ts of Catholic Worship by James Akin. ($15.95)

This Rock  editor James Akin examines Church Law concerning the proper way to celebrate Mass and answers commonly asked questions about what are and are not liturgical abuses. He distills his answers from a mountain of Church documents, explains them in a clear and concise manner and provides practical advice on how to deal with liturgical infractions. Particularly helpful is a comprehensive appendix which includes: The U.S. Bishops' Guidelines for Receiving Communion", 'The Holy See's Translation Norms," and an easy-to-use reference table of "Commonly Raised Issues." Now you can cut through Mass confusion, and help clarify the Church's well intenioned plan for personal involvement and geunine Mass appeal.



 LITURGICAL QUESTION BOX. Answers to Common Questions About the Modern Liturgy. Msgr. Peter J. Elliott.

Should we hold hands during the "Our Father"? Is liturgical dancing OK? Should the priest even say "Good Morning" at Mass? Msgr. Elliott responds to these and many other questions about the way Mass and the Sacraments are meant to be celebrated. Based on his "liturgical question box " column in Christ to The World, the author of Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite not only deals with broad issues but many of actions and fine details that make up Catholic worship. Technically accurate and based on experience and common pastoral sense, Liturgical Question Box is a reliable guide for pastors, seminarians, liturgical committees and perplexed laity who want to know what is appropriate for celebrating Liturgy. It's strong spiritual tone and confident approach make it a solid resource for anyone who wants to promote and defend the mystery, splendor and majesty of Catholic worship.


CATHOLICISM & FUNDAMENTALISM by Karl Keating. ($13.95 )

Director of Catholic Answers Karl Keating defends Catholicism from fundamentalist attacks and explains why fundamentalism has been so successful in converting "Romanists." He explains the origins of fundamentalism, examines anti-Catholic groups and presents their arguments in their own words. Keating's rebuttals are clear, detailed and charitable. Special emphasis is given to Scriptural emphasis for Catholic doctrines and beliefs. Final chapters give advice on what to do and what not to do for fruitful apologetics work. Catholicism and Fundamentalism bears the imprimatur of a Catholic Cardinal and the hearty recommendations of Catholic clergy, apologists and authors. A must reference book for the family library of every Catholic.


II. SOAP OPERA APOLOGETICS: Conversion stories that teach true faith

 THE KING'S HIGHWAY by Kenneth Guidon. ($11.95 )

The autobiographical tale of a 'cradle Catholic" who left the Church at an early age to join the Jehovah's Witnesses, the recounting of his 16 years within that cult and its inner workings, his 12 year "rebirth " as a Baptist minister, and his concluding spiritual journey back home to the Catholic Faith. Guindon relates how he moved up the JW ranks to headquarter staffer and foreign missionary. He explains how the Watchtower effectively proselytizes for new recruits, how they train and control their members, and how they promulgate false teachings and promises. He uses this knowledge to teach us how to counter these methods and doctrines. He uses his knowledge to teach us how to counter these methods and doctrines. His story inspires the hope that many who have left can come home again.


 ROME SWEET HOME by Kimberly and Scott Hahn. Pages. ($10.95 )

This well known Catholic couple relates the incredible journey that led them to embrace Catholicism. Their conversion story and love for the Church have renewed the faith of thousands of lukewarm Catholics as well as influenced countless conversions. The Hahns' deep love of Christ and Scripture make this an inspiration for all readers. Kimberly's perspective makes this book particularly attractive to women. If you like Surprised by Truth , you'll love Rome Sweet Home.



 CROSSING THE TIBER by Stephen Ray. Ignatius Softback. ($12.95 )

An exhilarating conversion story of a devout Baptist who over came the hostility to the Catholic Church by Scripture study and vast research into the writings of the early Church fathers. Ray convincingly lays out the issues that carried him, his wife and Evangelical pastor friend over the "uncrossable chasm" into the Catholic Church. He presents an extensive compilation of biblical and patristic commentary on Baptism and the Eucharist as well as a through analysis of Sola Scriptura and Tradition.


 SURPRISED BY TRUTH by Patrick Madrid. Foreward by Scott Hahn.
($13.99 )

Catholic author and Envoy Magazine editor Patrick Madrid reveals the testimonies of 11 truth seeking converts. These stories of painful struggle and great personal sacrifice are packed with biblical, theological and historical proofs for Catholicism.Catholic readers find their faith renewed and themselves better equipped to share it. Non-Catholics get to see Roman Catholicism from a positive perspective. We affectionately refer to Surprised by Truth  as "soap opera" apologetics. Now a classic Catholic best seller. One of the best evangelization tools available. Don't leave (or let them leave) for college without it. The truth is right here.




Arguably one of the finest conversion stories written in modern times. Like a master cartographer, this graduate of Trinity Univer- sity and Evangelical School, traces the route to Rome with charity and precision. He dis- cusses in detail all the important doctrinal and theological beliefs Catholics and Evangelicals hold in common, as well as those that separate us, particularly the Eucharist, the Pope and Mary. Every conceivable biblical, eccelesiogical, theological and historical topic is pursued. No stone is left unturned. Many Protestants never make the journey to the Catholic Church because no one bothers to show them the way. In this book Currie does." A must read."-S. Hahn.



 JOURNEYS HOME. The Journeys of Protestant Clergy and Laity Coming Home to the Catholic Church & the Coming Home Network International, a Lay Ministry Committed to Helping Them. Marcus Grodi ($10.95 )

The conversion stories of men and women, including ministers and missionaries, who had all discovered Jesus Christ in some branch of Protestantism, yet whose desire to follow Him faithfully and remain faithful to the truth He taught and the Church He established through His apostles, led them home to Rome. Many had viewed the Catholic Church as the "whore of Babylon" and the pope as the "antichrist. Yet, in uniquely differently ways, the Holy Spirit opened each of their hearts and taught them to listen to His voice of truth speaking through history, theology, tradition, Scripture and personal testimony. Part two tells the story of Coming Home Network International, a lay ministry dedicated to helping Protestant clergy and laity come home to the Catholic Church. Foreword by Scott and Kimberly Hahn.





 REAL LOVE by Mary Beth Bonnaci
($12.95 )

Every year this sensitive, insightful and inspiring author speaks about love, relationships and chastity to Catholic audiences across the country. And they speak back with real, specific, and often poignant questions about sex, dating, shattered relationships and love life struggles. Now for the first time, Mary Beth has compiled 225 of their very best questions, along with her answers, into a comprehensive, read-able guide for living. In Real Love, she tackles tough issues like premarital sex, contraception, homosexuality and pornography. She brings home the Church's teaching on marriage and human sexuality and gives practical advice for living them. She offers compassionate support for those who have stumbled. Through it all she demonstrates how living respect for God's gift of sexuality is the only way to real love. You won't find this kind of dialogue on Beverly Hills 902010 or Designs Creek.



 DID ADAM & EVE HAVE BELLY- BUTTONS...And 199 Other Questions from Catholic Teenagers. Matthew J. Pinto. ($11.99 )

This books belongs on every family bookshelf, in the hands of every youth group minister, and in the backpack of every Catholic son and daughter. Inquiring minds want to know. Did Adam & Eve offers inquiring Catholics, young and old alike, clear and concise answers to all kinds of questions about their faith. Topics range from artificial insemination and purgatory to women priests and Fundamentalism. All 200 questions come from the hearts and minds of teens from all over the US. Former youth minister and current editor of Envoy magazine, Matt Pinto, replies to each and every one with clear, theologically precise explanations teens can understand. In an age of confusion and uncertainty here's a clear Catholic guidebook.



 REFUTING THE ATTACK ON MARY. A Defense of Marian Doctrines. Father Mateo. ($6.95 )

In Refuting the Attackon Mary, Father Mateo shows us how to use Sacred Scripture and writings of the Early Church Fathers to justify all the questioned beliefs about our Blessed Mother. He points out the common errors of logic and fact committed by all too many prejudiced anti-Catholics. Common targets like Mary's perpetual virginity, Immaculate Conception, Assumption into heaven and Motherhood of God are all addressed. After one reading you'll not only learn to appreciate your Mother, you'll learn to teach how honoring her is giving honor and glory to her only Son. It's time we stood up for our Mother. With all she's done for us and all she continues to do, nobody deserves our intercession more than her.




How Can I Get to Heaven? The Bible's Teaching on Salvation Made Easy to Understand. Robert Sngenis.
$12.95 )
What took thousands of churches hundreds of years to confound and complicate, Bob Sungenis simplifies in one easy-to-read and understand book. Justification as on-going process...the role of faith and works...Christ's redemptive work...the conditions of salva- tion...purgatory as final cleansing... heaven as final reward...what Scripture really teaches about it all is all here. Each of the book's nine chapters is divided into bite-size pieces by thought-provoking headlines, then thought- fully recapped with points of summary.
Sungenis makes it clear that salvation is more than just accepting Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Ken Howell calls How Can I Get to Heaven?  " the most significant contribution to ecumenical relations in a long time." IMPRIMATUR: Msgr.W. Francis Malooly, Archdiocese of Baltimore

HOW TO WIN AN ARGUMENT by Michael A. Gilbert. ($15.95)

Gives Catholics the basics they need to sharpen their skills as apologists. You get practical tips on the psychology of argumentation and the kinds of questions and answers that are most effective (as well as the ones that aren't). You'll learn how to spot fallacies and avoid traps. This easy-to-follow book is packed with sample dialogues and fallacious arguments. Publishers Weekly terms How To Win An Argument "insightful, instructive and enjoyable to read."Not being able to argue will hinders Catholics who want to explain and defend their Faith. Read it and you won't get flustered next time you have to argue a point. You'll know how to do it with poise, logic and effectiveness.


HANDBOOK OF CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli .  ($17.99 )

In this one book, these two top Catholic apologists summarize all the major arguments for all the major Christian teachings challenged by unbelievers today- such as the existence of God, the immortality of the soul, heaven and hell, eternal salvation, trustworthiness of Scripture and the divinity and resurrection of Christ. This ecumenical masterpiece provides hundreds of answers to crucial questions as well as compelling refutations to anti-Christian challenges. Where most books on apologetics are meant to be read beginning to end, this is meant to be used as a reference or handbook. A 1995 Christianity Today award winner, this book marks Catholic leadership in the hope to one day unite all Christians. Whether you're asking questions yourself or responding to others, here's the single resource you've been waiting for.



BEGINNING APOLOGETICS I . How to Explain & Defend the Catholic Faith. Fr. Frank Chacon & Jim Burnham ($4.95)

Vatican II exhorted laity to do their part to explain and defend their Catholic Faith. Beginning Apologetics I proves that Fr. Chacon and Jim Burnham took the challenge seriously. First of many to come apologetic mhandbooks, BA I employs solid evidence from Sacred Scripture and the early Church Fathers to explain the most commonly misunderstood Catholic beliefs. The Eucharist, Cannon of the Bible, Sola Scriptura, apostolic authority, Marian Docrtrine, confession, Church scandals, praying to the saints and Purgatory are all covered. (A sepcial 14 point "Beginner's Guide to Apologetics" provides practical advice and strategic focus.) BA I is easy-to-read and understand. (No masters in theology or dictionary of apologetic terms needed.) One reading strengthens the foundations of Catholic Faith and provides enough confidence to weather the most pointed attacks. Endorsed by Most Rev. Donald E. Pelotte, Bishop of Gallup


CATHOLIC FOR A REASON Edited by Dr. Scott Hahn & Leon J. Supprenant.  ($15.95 )

12 of today's top Catholic authors, apologists and theologians come together to answer common objections and challenges to the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church. Each goes to the heart of his or her chapter topic, be it Mary, the Eucharist, Baptism, or Purgatory, and presents the teachings of the Church in the context of the "big picture": Our Heavenly Father's loving plan to save us. As Archbishop Chaput puts it, "Catholic for a Reason has all the marks of an apologetics classic: conciliatory in tone, rooted in Scripture, very readable in presentation and persuasive in its explanation. Or to put it another way, it reaches both the head and heart."



 A FATHER WHO KEEPS HIS PROMISES . God's Covenant Love in Scripture. Scott Hahn.($13.99)

This popular apologist explores the "covenant love" God reveals to us through the Scriptures, and explains how God patiently reaches out to us-despite our faults and short comings-to restore us into relationship with his divine Family. He follows the high adventure of God's plan for the ages, beginning with Adam and Eve and continuing through the generations to the coming of Christ and the birth of the Church. He helps us see the big picture of salvation history and how the many stories of the Bible make up its main plot. But more importantly Hahn helps us realize that the patient love of the Father revealed in the Bible is the same persistent love He has for all of us today.



 WHAT CATHOLICS REALLY BELIEVE 52 Answers to Common Misconceptions About the Catholic Faith by Karl Keating.($9.95)

With erudition, wit and charm, popular apologist and best selling author Karl Keating addresses fifty two of the most common misconceptions of the Roman Catholic Faith. Drawing upon Scripture and Catholic tradition, he points out the logical errors and clearly explains Catholic teaching and rationale behind the frequently misunderstood doctrines and practices. "He deals with each question crisply and clearly. Readers can await the last trump with equanimity." (Ralph McInerny.) An excellent guide to what Catholics really  believe and why. Highly recommended by Cardinal John O'Connor.



 THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AN THE BIBLE by Fr. Peter Stravinskas. ($9.95 )

The well known editor of The Catholic Answer magazine sheds new light on Catholic Bible study by writing with candor, clarity and scriptural backing. His well planned and straightforward text is clearly outlined to make information easy-to-find and understand. Main topics include the Catholic understanding of the Bible, God's Word and its purpose in the Church, biblical theology of the Mass and the place of the Bible in the Sacred Liturgy. It includes a comprehensive "question-and-answer"section that deals with pertinent and popular inquiries made by Catholics and non-Catholics alike. A significant scriptural study guide, published from a Catholic perspective and particularly keyed to the new Catechism of the Catholic Church. Ideal for high schools and RCIA.


ANY FRIEND OF GOD'S IS A FRIEND OF MINE by Patrick Madrid. ($9.99)

Author/editor of the Catholic best seller Surprised by Truth explains in a clear and easy-to-follow style why Catholics pray to Mary and the saints. Madrid makes solid apologetic reference to both the Bible and early Church fathers and shows how anti-Catholic arguments are themselves unbiblical. The best ever explanation of the Catholic doctrine of the Communion of Saints written for a popular audience. A perfect gift for Catholics and non-Catholics alike.


WHAT STILL DIVIDES US: A Catholic-Protestant Debate on Sola Scriptura and Sola Fide (8 cassette audio album:$49.99 )

Patrick Madrid teams up with leading Catholic apologists Robert Sungenis (Surprised by Truth) and William Marshner to challenge their leading Protestant counterparts on the central issues of the Reformation: Sola Scriptura as the sole basis of all religious truth, and Sola Fide (justification for salvation by faith alone.) This historic debate took place on March 3 & 4, 1995 at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California before a group of 1500, most of them Evangelical Protestant. These spellbinding tapes are filled with fact, sincerity, intelligence and humor. You'll never hear more succinct Biblical and historical arguments for Sacred Tradition or the importance of works for justification of salvation.

V. Theology for Laymen


 THEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS by Frank Sheed ($9.95)

Knowledge serves love. To know God is to love Him. The better you know Him, the more you can love Him. It's as simple as that! It's how Frank Sheed, the best of teachers, writes about his favorite subject: theology-the study of God and His ways. In Theology for Beginners, he skillfully explains the mystery of the Trinity. You'll learn why God created us, the effects of Original Sin, how God responded, and you'll come to a better understanding of Mary's role in salvation. Theology for Beginners is your chance to learn from one of the greatest theologians of our time. "A brilliant book of immense practical usefulness." Our Sunday Visitor.



 THE HIDDEN MANNA. A Theology of The Eucharist. by Reverend James T. O'Connor ($17.95)

The best popular, comprehensive study on the mystery of the Eucharist. Seminary professor Fr. O'Connor provides a tour de force of the biblical and patristic evidence for the Eucharist. More than just a collection of data, The Hidden Manna deftly narrates the development of the doctrine across from apostolic times to the present.) The section explaining early Eucharistic heresies and those of the Protestant Reformers is especially good. As reader, who wants a rich understanding of the Eucharist, for the teacher or student of theology, for the preacher who is always seeking deeper insight to share, The Hidden Manna is a superb work."



 THEOLOGY AND SANITY by Frank Sheed. ($17.95)

Sheed was this century's greatest Catholic apologist and this is his greatest book. Drawing from his fifty years of street corner preaching as well as a long career as author, lecture and publisher. Sheed understands and communicates better than anyone the importance of theology to living sanely in today's world. Logic, clarity and simplicity permeate this eminently readable book. Sheed delivers a luminous explanation of everything from the sacraments to the mission of the Church. "It includes the clearest explanation of the Trinity ever put on paper. It proves that only the Catholic view of reality can satisfy our mental hunger" (Karl Keating.)



VI. Living the good life


SEXUAL WISDOM. A Guide for Parents, Young Adults, Educators and Physicians by Richard Wetzel M.D.  ($12.95)
The sexual revolution promised to give people greater freedom and joy in their sex lives. What it's delivered is record levels of sexually transmitted diseases, the legitimization and spread of pornography, greater hostility between the sexes and critically high divorce rates. In this book Dr. Wetzel offers unique insights into the 17 most important misconceptions about sexuality. (All of it backed by solid, documented research.) He concludes with a discussion on classroom sex education and offers parents a wealth of practical advice on how to encourage healthy attitudes toward sex among their children Called a "veritable handbook of sexual morality" and "guidebook for concerned parents", Sexual Wisdom has been endorsed by Cardinal O'Connor , Fr. Peter Stravinskas, Peter Kreeft and a multitude of other Catholic clergy and authors. All of us might do well to learn its facts of life.


by Kristin West McGuire.
($8.95 )

In a world obsessed with personal control over birth and death, McGuire helps mothers-to-be appreciate their privileged role in creation. With beautiful reference to Scripture and spiritual writings, Kristen reflects on pregnancy as the advent of new life in the Spirit. Her writing is neither pious nor flowery, but unique, practical, focused and relevant to the spiritual, emotional and physical feelings shared by those bearing children. It's written by a woman of faith who has endured leg cramps, mood swings and stretch marks along with all the joy and trials of co-creating and raising four beautiful children. Her empathy makes friends out of everyone who reads this gift of living faith. The Glory To Be Revealed In You is perfect for family members, friends, neighbors and crisis pregnancy or community maternity centers. It can change a difficult circumstance into as meaningful experience or an anticipated joy into an encounter with God that will change your soul forever. Endorsed by Cardinal O'Connor, Catholic editors and the Secretariat for Pro-life Activities.


ANGEL POWER by Janice Connell ($12.00)

Popular Catholic Marian author Jan Connell (The Visions of the Children and Queen of the Cosmos) shows you how to open yourselves to angelic guidance, support and protection. She explains he nine choirs of angels and illuminates all their responsibilities. Weaving her personal angel experiences with angel prayers and true angels stories, her book offers a dazzling, profoundly a reassuring prospect of angel power at work. Connell is an acclaimed worldwide lecturer on angels. Angel Power  is one of hottest selling books at Catholic conventions around the country. This is the first book to differentiate the types of angels, their powers and roles in our mortal lives. With the media popularizing angels, we need a good Catholic reference.


 ON BEING CATHOLIC by Thomas Howard. ($12.95 )

In his first full length book since converting to Roman Catholicism, Thomas Howard presents his wonderful, refreshing insights on the glad tidings of Catholic piety, dogma, spirituality, vision and practice. Chapters take the form of lay meditations on Catholic teaching and practice, opening up in practical and simple terms the richness at work in virtually every detail of Catholic prayer, liturgy and particularly the Mass. "This book probes many of the questions that arise in the contemporary mind about this ancient and august body, the Catholic Church. The tone is unremittingly positive and irenic" (Cardinal Bernard Law.) "An apologetic and literary gem" (Scott Hahn.)




RELATIVISM AS RELIGION. Tracing Its Historical Roots to the Modern Day Crisis by Roger LeBlanc. Foreword by Malachi Martin.  ($12.95)

In this classic work, Roger LeBlanc flags the dangers of relativistic thinking and explains how this unfortunate reality is undermining Christianity and society. Using Sacred Scripture and testimony of Church Fathers he reminds us how God intended things to be and proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that here can be only one true rule of Faith. In the process this Pontifical certified catechist resurrects a God founded credibility for the Papacy that should never have been buried in the first place. As Father George Rutler puts it, "LeBlanc gives straightforward advice on how the sickness of relativism can be cured by Christ the Good Physician." Autographed.




Catholic Parents Internet Guide by Maria Compton-Hernandez. ($4.95 )
Nobody's better qualified to pen this practical masterpiece than Maria Compton- Hernandez, best-selling author of The Catholic Mother's Resource Guide, editor of Totally Catholic E-Zine , and owner of her own successful internet business. In this latest work Maria teaches Catholic parents everything they need to become expert drivers of the information superhighway. The full gamut of cyber topics is covered: how to gain internet access, use e-mail, mailing lists and discussion groups to creating and publishing a personal web page. You'll become well-versed in all the latest cyber lingo. You'll learn how to help your kids with school research, blockout junk, access free software, even tap into all the apologetic and spiritual resources available for all of you who care to look. Catholic Parents Internet Guide is just as valuable to novices as it is to those with a firm grip on cyberspace reality.

VII. advanced apologetics

JESUS, PETER & THE KEYS by Scott Butler, Norman Dahlgren and David Hess. ($14.95 )

Deeply rooted in Scripture, this newest inductee to the Catholic Best Seller List addresses an area of faith that still divides many Christians: the role of the Papacy. Its authors bring together biblical evidence and historical data from Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox sources to give readers of all faiths a clear understanding of St. Peter and his successors. They present their case in terms both scholars and lay people can enjoy. Endorsed by top Catholic authors like Scott Hahn, Fr. Mitchell Pacwa and Fr. Peter Stravinskas, Jesus Peter & The Keys has won acclaim from prominent Lutheran, Episcopal, Baptist and Orthodox theologians and scholars. (Two converted after reading the manuscript. ) It's the first book that proves, without a doubt, that the Papacy was designed by Jesus and is being carried out as He intended.



 NOT BY FAITH ALONE . Biblical Evidence for the Catholic Doctrine of Justification. Bob Sungenis. Foreword by Scott Hahn. Epilogue by Fr. Peter Stravinskas ($24.95)

For centuries Protestants have branded Catholic teaching on justification as unfounded and unbiblical. Not by Faith Alone not only sets the record straight, it shatters the very foundations of the sola fide argument in the process.In this"monumental" and "revolutionary" masterpiece, former anti-Catholic and Westminster Theological seminary graduate, Robert Sungenis, makes meticulous use of Scripture and primary writings of Protestant greats to expose the weaknesses, problems and inconsistencies of the sola fide position.With relentless precision he demonstrates how it can not withstand careful biblical, linguistic , historical and theological analysis. Sungenis leaves nothing to chance, no stone unturned. The pillar argument for Protestantism doesn't have a prayer.



NOT BY SCRIPTURE ALONE. A Catholic Critique of the Protestant Doctrine of Sola Scriptura. Bob Sungenis et al. Foreword by Peter Kreeft. ($19.95)

Its roster of contributors reads like a "who's who "list of major Catholic apologists, authors and theologians: Peter Kreeft, Philip Blosser, Robert Fastiggi, Joseph Gallegos, Patrick Madrid, Rev. Mitchell Pacwa, Mark Shea and the Very Rev. Peter Stravinskas. Together with lead Robert Sungenis they understand how Sola Scriptura  remains the key barrier between Catholics and Protestants. Together they realize that truth is the only real basis for reunion. Individually they pen masterpiece cases for the refutation of the Protestant position and proof that Sacred Tradition and Church Authority are just as important to God's plan for our salvation. Kreeft calls Not by Scripture Alone " the single most important treatment of this central issue." Not by Scripture Alone sets the biblical and historical record straight. It proves this pillar argument for Protestantism can't hold holy water.



 TRADITION & TRADITIONS . The Biblical, Historical & Theological Evidence for Catholic Teaching on Tradition. Cardinal Yves Congar. Foreword by Patrick Madrid. ($49.99)

Most evangelical Protestants reject Catholic teaching on Tradition as human invention, alien to Scripture and incompatible with the "pure gospel." Most Catholics venerate it as authoritative and binding, but are hazy about its definition and unable to provide concrete examples. In this widely heralded international classic, Conga synthesizes Scriptural, theological and patristic evidence for the Tradition doctrine into a single, cohesive, narrative that clarifies Catholic teaching and answers, once and for all, the various Protestant objections. With scholarly rigor and a gift for simplification, Congar demonstrates how the "full gospel" has been transmitted since ancient times through both Scripture and Tradition. Protestant arguments are shaken to their very foundations. Readers are inspired to value this doctrine as one of the deepest mysteries of Christian Faith. "One of the most influential books I've ever read"- Scott Hahn.


VIII. The last word on end times


 IS JESUS COMING SOON?A Catholic Perspective on the Second Coming .Ralph Martin. ($11.95 )

Catholic author and head of Renewal Ministries, Ralph Martin, provides urgently needed Catholic perspective on an important topic so little preached and taught in Catholic life today. Based on solid scriptural and theological studies, he treats the fascinating questions about Our Lord's return in an easy- to-read and inspiring manner-all within the context of the basic gospel message. With millennial and eschatological speculation increasing, it is important that Catholics be well grounded in what Scripture and the Church teach. Martin makes it abundantly clear that the truths about Our Lord's return and the last things are intended to radically impact our daily life and help us live in the joy, freedom and love of the Holy Spirit.


 TRIAL, TRIBULATION & TRIUMPH. Before, During & After Antichrist
by Desmond A. Birch.($19.50 )
As we head into a new millennium, there is much talk about the Antichrist, the Second Coming of Christ, the great Chastisement and the even the end of the world. In this encyclopedic work. Desmond Birch sifts out the legitimate, credible prophesies from the false and widely scattered body of teachings.
He builds his case on sacred scripture and only those revelations that have been approved by the Church. Of special significance are those prophetic writings passed down from the Fathers of the Church and preserved deep in the Vatican library. Recommended by bishops, priests and theologians alike, Desmond Birch has created nothing short of a masterpiece. 23 years in the making, Trial, Triumph and Tribulation will soon become the authority on how we view "The End Times. "




MISSION OF THE MESSIAH. On the Gospel of Luke by Tim Gray ($9.95 )
Catholic for a Reason  co-author and Scott Hahn protege Tim Gray makes Luke come alive in this compelling new Catholic bible study from Emmaus Road. Like no one before, Gray presents the messianic mission of Jesus as the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. "His work is both enlightening and provocative and clearly presented in a biblically insightful manner." (Bishop Robert Carlson.) Review questions at the end of each chapter provide fresh material for individual reflection or group discussion. A must for eveyone whose heart is burning to know and love Chirst more prodoundly. Here's a good way to get a cool hand on Luke. It's proof Catholics really do study the bible. Imprimatur: Bishop Gilbert Sheldon, Diocese of Steubenville.

 THE IGNATIUS BIBLE. RSV -Catholic Edition. ($19.95)

The only major modern translation of the Catholic Bible available in standard English. All other major translations have been revised to conform to feminist demands for "inclusive language" which Rome rejected in in the new Catechism. Acclaimed for decades as the clearest, most accurate and most beautiful modern translation of the Bible in English. "This edition is the best overall translation for personal reading and serious study. It deserves the widest possible circulation."-Scott Hahn.


INSIDE THE BIBLE. A Guide to Understanding Each Book of the Bible. Fr.. Kenneth Baker, S.J. ($14.95)

Fr.. Baker designed Inside the Bible to help readers grow in the knowledge and love of God's Word. Each of his popular introductions to all 73 books include time frame, author, theme and summary of contents plus valuable comments about the context in which the book was written, the theology of the particular book, an outline and a prayer taken from the book itself. Now readers can have thumbnail summaries of each book of the Bible at their fingertips as well as quick access to essential information. "Many Catholics revere the Bible but find themselves paralyzed, not knowing where to start. Father Baker guides new readers over the threshold and shows them how to move forward on their own."(Karl Keating.) Advanced readers now have a way to refresh their memory of a particular book.




 BEGINNING APOLOGETICS II. How to Answer Jehovah's Witnesses & Mormons. Fr. Frank Chacon & Jim Burnham .Foreword by Patrick Madrid. ($4.95)

Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses are the most aggressive and well trained religion peddlers of our time. Beginning Apologetics II will help you foil their sales strategy and prove the faultiness of their product. Chacon and Burnham's common sense, step-by-step approach focuses on main beliefs without getting bogged down in side issues. They'll reveal the biblical evidence that refutes arguments as well as the historical facts that devastates their claims to being the One True Church (or the "organization" in the case of the JWs.) . "Not only will Beginning Apologetics II teach you how to respond to the standard Mormon and JW arguments, it will help strengthen other Catholics who are at risk form the the lure of these cults." (Patrick Madrid). Imprimatur & Nihil Obstat.

BEGINNING APOLOGETICS 2.5. Yes! You Should Believe in the Trinity. Fr. Frank Chacon & Jim Burnham ($2.99 )
In their classic bookletShould You Believe in the Trinity?, Jehovah's Witnesses cleverly present the Trinity as an apostate doctrine, unfounded in the Bible, resulting from pagan influences on Chrstianity. Though many Protestants have published official response to that document,Beginning Apologetics 2.5 is the first from Catholic authors. In well chosen, easy-to-understand language, Fr. Frank Chacon and Jim Burnham expose faulty JW reasoning, their misuse of Church Fathers and misinterpretation of Sacred Scripture. Like with BA I &II, reading it will strengthen the foundations of your Catholic faith and show you how to confidently answer the many JW objections to this most central Christian doctrine. Jehovah's Witnesses boast more recruits from Roman Catholicism that any other Christian denomination. Help change that statistic. Published with ecclessiastical approval.




THE FATIMA PROPHECIES at the door step of the world! Dr. Thomas W. Petrisko. Preface by Fr. Rene Laurentin.
($14.95 )
It wasn't just at Fatima and Lourdes. Our Mother has come to speak to us hundreds of times throughout the centuries. Since 1981 alone reports have come from every major continent of the face of the earth. Each time her underlying message is the same. In The Fatima Prophecies, Dr. Petrisko not only examines all the documented contact Mary has made , he explains how the most recent point to the fulfillment of Fatima's remaining prophecies (the annihilation of nations and coming era of Peace), and reminds us that our last best hope for deliverance lies in devotion to prayer and sacrifice. No other book on Marian phenomena has received this kind of endorsement from both Catholic clergy and laymen.

XII. especially for children



Children's Catechism on CD-ROM. Book One: Life of Jesus Christ.
($29.95 )
First of 8 interactive CDs that help the Catehchism of the Catholic Church come alive for children of all ages. Complete with character voices, sound effects and narration by famous Catholic dramatist Leonardo DeFlippis, this edition takes your kids on a memorable journey into the life and times of Jeus Christ. Episodes from His birth to His Transfiguration are covered. Includes:
--Scriptural Texts
--Animated Illustrations
--Quizzes and Tests
--Teacher Section Included
--Windows/Macintosh Compatible
This CD deserves its rightful place along side your children's Jump Start Reading or Math Blaster  programs. It will do more for their immortal souls thanZelda  or Super Mario.


Jesus 2000: A Walk with Jesus in the Holy Land.  SPECIAL INTRO PRICE: $40.00 (20% OFF SUG. RETAIL)

New Testament verses come alive in this stunning graphic pilgrimage that captures the spirit of all the historic places Jesus lived and visited. Each book is truly a collector's edition, with elegant binding and coated pages. Even His Holiness was impressed.
--10" x14" Special Process Hardback
-Hundreds of vibrant color photos
--Presents the holy sites connected with Jesus' life at the peak of their religious significance
--New archeological findings reported
--Accompanying New Testament verses and individual site explanations
--Endorsed by the Library of Congress
--As seen on EWTN
J2K Jewelry Available
  *Limited time offer

 ENVOY MAGAZINE. Best Selling Journal of Catholic Apologetics & Evangelization. Patrick Madrid Editor-in-Chief. Matthew Pinto Managing Editor. Published bi-monthly. Yearly subscription: $29.99

Created by the people behind the best sellers Surprised by Truth, and Did Adam & Eve , Envoy  was designed by Addy Award winners to look and read like the popular consumer magazines that capture and adorn our coffee tables. Each issue is fresh, upbeat and full of regular features from today's top Catholic apologists, evangelists and writers. Curtis Martin, President of Catholics United for the Faith heralds Envoy  as the "higher standard of Catholic magazine."Archbishop Foley, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications not only finds Envoy  "excellent", but truly believes "it should help Catholics develop deeper appreciation of their Faith as well as help them share it more effectively." Envoy helps makes religious education a current event. Scott Hahn's Scriptural Matters Newsletter  free with every issue.*



BY WHAT AUTHORITY? An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition., Mark Shea ($7.95)
CATHOLICISM & REASON, CATHOLICISM & LIFE, CATHOLICISM & SOCIETY Set of three., Rev. Edward Hayes, James Drummey et al. ($29.85)
50 QUESTIONS ON THE NATURAL LAW. What it is & Why We Need It., Charles Rice ($14.99)
REINCARNATION: Illusion or Reality? Edmond Robillard O.P. ($10.99)
SALVATION OUTSIDE THE CHURCH . Tracing the History of Catholic Response. Francis A. Sullivan S.J. ($12.95)
STRANGERS AT YOUR DOOR.How to Respond to Jehovah's Witnesses, The Mormons, Televangelists, Cults and more..., Albert J. Nevins ($7.95)
THE BIBLE AND BIRTH CONTROL, Charles F. Provan ($5.95)
THE FAITH OF THE EARLY FATHERS. 3 volumes, William A Jurgens ($44.95)
THE GREAT HERESIES, Hillaire Belloc ($9.99)
THE REED OF GOD, Caryll Houselander ($6.99)

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