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    In Secrets from Heaven, Fr. Sebastian Walshe helps you break free from stale and familiar takes on the gospel, giving you new eyes to see and new ears to hear the inexhaustible depths of Christ’s wisdom. The Parable of the Sowers, the Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, the woman caught in adultery—all these and more come alive in fresh ways, revealing significant details and nuances, scriptural/historical connections, and testaments to Christ’s rhetorical and pedagogical genius that you’ve never noted before.

    Secrets From Heaven (Digital)

    Catholic Answers Press

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    The greatest teacher who ever lived, Jesus knew how to reach his audience where they were at. Whether preaching to a group in parable or holding an intimate conversation, he had an unequaled ability to get across the message that his listeners needed to...
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    Every year it kills more people than heart disease, stroke, lung disease, cancer, diabetes, AIDS, accidents, murder, and war—put together. It kills almost as many people as all other causes combined. It is the single largest preventable cause of death.

It is abortion.

Every year 44 million children die before birth due to induced abortion. By comparison, only 57 million people die after birth from all causes of death annually. Abortion is by far the biggest killer today. Yet few realize the gravity of the situation. Many have been deceived into thinking that abortion doesn’t really kill children, and others — who do recognize the humanity of the unborn — simply do not understand the urgency of the problem. That is why it is time for straight talk about abortion.

In Catholic Answers booklet, Straight Talk About Abortion you’ll receive an abundance of useful information including: Facts about unborn children Facts about abortion What the Bible says about abortion What the Church says about abortion How to counter common arguments which try to justify abortion And so much more…

    Straight Talk About Abortion (Digital)

    Catholic Answers Press

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    Every year it kills more people than heart disease, stroke, lung disease, cancer, diabetes, AIDS, accidents, murder, and war—put together. It kills almost as many people as all other causes combined. It is the single largest preventable cause of...
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    With the recent government mandate requiring insurance companies to pay for contraception, sterilization, and abortifacient drugs, a clarion warning has rung out for all persons of faith: Religious freedom in America is threatened like never before.

Slowly but inexorably, the right to live according to one’s religious conscience has been eroded. Today, politicians speak instead of the “right to worship,” as if religious freedom somehow ends when you step out of church.

What can be done?

In Straight Talk About Religious Liberty, learn where freedom of religion really comes from and why it must not, why it cannot, be denied—not without destroying the foundation for all other human freedoms. And find out what actions you can take today to help preserve this most basic liberty . . . before it’s too late.

    Straight Talk About Religious Liberty (Digital)

    Catholic Answers Press

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    With the recent government mandate requiring insurance companies to pay for contraception, sterilization, and abortifacient drugs, a clarion warning has rung out for all persons of faith: Religious freedom in America is threatened like never before...
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    What does the Church teach about that?

Sometimes this seems like a question with more than one answer. The Catholic Church claims to possess the fullness of Christian truth, but getting to the truth on some matters of doctrine or morals can be a challenge—with different popes, documents, and theologians treating them with different levels of authority and shades of meaning.

This can lead not only to personal confusion but—increasingly in our day—conflict and disagreement among Catholics.

In Teaching with Authority, Jimmy Akin shows you how to get it all straight.

Not another catechism or “Catholicism for beginners” book, Teaching with Authority isn’t about understanding specific teachings of the Faith (even the complicated and misunderstood ones) but rather about understanding Catholic teaching itself. Where does the Church’s teaching authority come from? How do we weigh dogmas versus practices, doctrines versus disciplines, conciliar declarations versus papal interviews? How do we sort through the many kinds of ecclesial documents and determine their relative authority and relevance?

And, in an age when accusations of “heresy!” fly regularly across social media, with competing sides eager to paint the other as unfaithful to Catholic tradition or to the current pope, Jimmy also tackles the issues of incredulity, apostasy, and schism—showing you how to recognize different forms of dissent and respond to them fittingly.

A unique, valuable, and long-overdue resource for all Catholics as well as those inquiring about the Faith, Teaching with Authoritywill help deepen your understanding of what the Church teaches by showing you (maybe for the first time) how and why and where it does.

    Teaching With Authority (Digital)

    Catholic Answers Press

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    What does the Church teach about that? Sometimes this seems like a question with more than one answer. The Catholic Church claims to possess the fullness of Christian truth, but getting to the truth on some matters of doctrine or morals can be a...
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    The theory goes like this: Just a few centuries after Christ’s death, around the time the Roman Empire converted to Christianity, the true Faith suffered a catastrophic falling-away. The simple truths of the gospel became so obscured by worldliness and pagan idolatry—kicking off the Dark Ages of Catholicism—that Christianity required a complete reboot.

This idea of a “Great Apostasy” is one of the cornerstones of American Protestantism, along with Mormonism, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and even Islam. Countless millions today profess a faith built on the assumption that the early Church quickly became broken beyond repair, requiring some new prophet or reformer to restore the “pure” teaching of Jesus and the apostles.

This theory is popular… but it’s also fiction.

In The Apostasy that Wasn’t, Rod Bennett follows up his bestseller Four Witnesses with an account of the historical events that led him out of his own belief in apostasy theory and into the Catholic Church.

With the touch of a master storyteller, he narrates the drama of the early Church’s fight to preserve Christian orthodoxy intact even as powerful forces try to smash it to pieces. Amid imperial intrigue, military menace, and bitter theological debate, a hero arises in the form of a homely little monk named Athanasius, who stands against the world to prove that there could never be a Great Apostasy—because Jesus promised his Church would never be broken.

    The Apostasy that Wasn’t (Digital)

    Catholic Answers Press

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    The theory goes like this: Just a few centuries after Christ’s death, around the time the Roman Empire converted to Christianity, the true Faith suffered a catastrophic falling-away. The simple truths of the gospel became so obscured by worldliness...
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    Many Protestants call themselves “Bible Christians”—in contrast with Catholics, who ignore the Bible because they have the Church instead.

Too many Catholics have taken this mistaken assumption for granted.

We don’t have to anymore, says Jimmy Akin.

Instead, we should embrace Sacred Scripture—not just as the revealed written word of God but as a thoroughly Catholic work, intimately connected with the Church from the earliest centuries.

In The Bible Is a Catholic Book, Jimmy shows how the Bible cannot exist apart from the Church. In its origins and its formulation, in the truths it contains, in its careful preservation over the centuries and in the prayerful study and elucidation of its mysteries, Scripture is inseparable from Catholicism. This is fitting, since both come from God for our salvation.

If you’re a Catholic who sometimes gets intimidated by the Bible (especially scriptural challenges from Protestants), The Bible Is a Catholic Book will help you better understand and take pride in this gift that God gave the world through the Church. We are the original “Bible Christians”!

And even non-Catholics will appreciate the clear and charitable way that Jimmy explains how the early Church gave us the Bible—and how the Church to this day reveres and obeys it.

    The Bible Is a Catholic Book (Digital)

    Catholic Answers Press

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    Many Protestants call themselves “Bible Christians”—in contrast with Catholics, who ignore the Bible because they have the Church instead. Too many Catholics have taken this mistaken assumption for granted. We don’t have to...
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    Brendan And Erc Are Back!

When it was released in the Spring of 2013, the graphic novel The Truth Is Out There set the Catholic book world on fire with its unique and innovative blend of apologetics and entertainment, following two young heroes named Brendan and Erc as they explored the universe of faith and reason.

It got young adults and teens talking - engaging and entertaining them, with eternal truths presented in a non-threatening way.

Well guess what?

Brendan And Erc Are Back! And now in The Big Picture, a brand new adventure with high-quality full-color illustrations and a story line that’s easy to follow they come face-to-face with the Drama and Mystery of God’s plan for the salvation of the world.

Pick up a copy of The Big Picture and get the young people in your life talking about things that matter!

Free Downloadable Study Guide For The Big Picture

    The Big Picture (Digital)

    Catholic Answers Press

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    Brendan And Erc Are Back! When it was released in the Spring of 2013, the graphic novel The Truth Is Out There set the Catholic book world on fire with its unique and innovative blend of apologetics and entertainment, following two young heroes named...
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    Where Will You Spend Eternity?

The drama of salvation involves every man, woman, and child on earth.

In this life, all of us are suspended between heaven and hell. To rescue us, God sent his son—Jesus Christ—to give his life on the cross. This supreme act of sacrifice made salvation possible for all mankind. Yet now, 2,000 years later, few people understand what Jesus did or how it affects us. Worse yet, there are endless squabbles between Christians of different persuasions, leading to confusion on a massive scale.

In The Drama of Salvation, Jimmy Akin uses his expertise in Scripture and Church teaching to cut through the confusion and provide clear answers on important issues like:

    What we need to do to be saved
    Whether salvation is a one-time event or a process
    Whether penance is part of God’s plan
    What indulgences are How faith and works relate
    What the Church teaches about justification
    How far apart Protestants and Catholics are on this question
    Whether you have to be a Catholic (or a Christian) to be saved 

No other book takes on these questions with the clarity and precision that Akin brings to them. You owe it to yourself to find out the facts about the most important question in life, because the answer will affect you and those you love . . . forever.

    The Drama of Salvation (Digital)

    Catholic Answers Press

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    Where Will You Spend Eternity? The drama of salvation involves every man, woman, and child on earth. In this life, all of us are suspended between heaven and hell. To rescue us, God sent his son—Jesus Christ—to give his life on the cross...
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    How can the Crusades be called “glorious”?

Our modern mindset says they were ugly wars of greed and religious intolerance—a big reason why Christians and Muslims today can’t coexist peacefully.

Historian Steve Weidenkopf challenges this received narrative with The Glory of the Crusades.

Drawing on the latest and most authentic medieval scholarship, he presents a compelling case for understanding the Crusades as they were when they happened: “armed pilgrimages” driven by a holy zeal to recover conquered Christian lands. Without whitewashing their failures and even crimes, he debunks the numerous myths about the Crusades that our secular culture uses as clubs to attack the Church. In place of these myths he offers men and women of faith and valor who pledged their lives for the honor of Christ’s holy places.

With a storyteller’s gift, Weidenkopf relates the Crusades’ many dramas—their heroes and villains, battles and sieges, intrigues and coincidences—offering a vivid and engrossing account of events that, though centuries old, have profoundly affected the course of our world to the present day.

    The Glory of the Crusades (Digital)

    Catholic Answers Press

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    How can the Crusades be called “glorious”? Our modern mindset says they were ugly wars of greed and religious intolerance—a big reason why Christians and Muslims today can’t coexist peacefully. Historian Steve Weidenkopf...
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