The Election of Pope Francis: An Inside Account of the Conclave That Changed History

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Orbis Books #ad - The author, a friend the Pope, now reveals what actually happed inside the secret conclave. Here is a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of history in the making-- the election in 2013 of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, the first Latin American pope, the first Jesuit pope, and the first pope to choose the name Francis.

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When Bishops Meet: An Essay Comparing Trent, Vatican I, and Vatican II

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Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press #ad - By vatican II, their presence was token. The roles of popes, to vatican i’s declaration of papal infallibility, the laity, and others have varied from the bishop-centered Trent, theologians, to a new balance of power in the mid-twentieth century. Can the teachings of the church, by definition a conservative institution, change over time?Councils, being ecclesiastical as well as cultural institutions, have always reflected and profoundly influenced their times.

At each gathering, the very purpose of a council, fundamental issues recurred: the relationship between bishops and the papacy, and doctrinal change. At trent, lay people had direct influence on proceedings. By offering new, even troubling perspectives on these convocations, sometimes radical, When Bishops Meet analyzes the evolution of the church itself.

The catholic church today is shaped by the historical arc starting from Trent in the sixteenth century to Vatican II. In this unprecedented comparison of the three most recent meetings, John O’Malley traverses more than 450 years of Catholic history and examines the councils’ most pressing and consistent concerns: questions of purpose, power, and relevance in a changing world.

When Bishops Meet: An Essay Comparing Trent, Vatican I, and Vatican II #ad - From one of our foremost church historians comes an overarching analysis of the three modern Catholic councils―an assessment of what Catholicism was and has become today. Catholic councils are meetings of bishops. Readers familiar with john o’malley’s earlier work as well as those with no knowledge of councils will find this volume an indispensable guide for essential questions: Who is in charge of the church? What difference did the councils make, and will there be another?

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Wounded Shepherd: Pope Francis and His Struggle to Convert the Catholic Church

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - Following his critically acclaimed the great reformer, Austen Ivereigh's colorful, clear-eyed portrait of Pope Francis takes us inside the Vatican's urgent debate over the future of the church in Wounded Shepherd. This deeply contextual biography centers on the tensions generated by the pope’s attempt to turn the Church away from power and tradition and outwards to engage humanity with God’s mercy.

. Through battles with corrupt bankers and worldly cardinals, in turbulent meetings and on global trips, history’s first Latin-American pope has attempted to reshape the Church to evangelize the contemporary age. At the same time, he has stirred other leaders’ deep-seated fear that the Church is capitulating to modernity―leaders who have challenged his bid to create a more welcoming, attentive institution.

Facing rebellions over his allowing sacraments for the divorced and his attempt to create a more "ecological" Catholicism, as well as a firestorm of criticism for the Church’s record on sexual abuse, Francis emerges as a leader of remarkable vision and skill with a relentless spiritual focus―a leader who is at peace in the turmoil surrounding him.

Wounded Shepherd: Pope Francis and His Struggle to Convert the Catholic Church #ad - With entertaining anecdotes, ivereigh’s journey through the key episodes of Francis’s reform in Rome and the wider Church brings into sharp focus the frustrations and fury, insider accounts, as well as the joys and successes, and expert analysis, of one of the most remarkable pontificates of the contemporary age.

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In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy

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Bloomsbury Continuum #ad - The new york times bestselling account of corruption and hypocrisy at the heart of the Vatican. In the closet of the vatican exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today. The celibacy of priests, the resignation of benedict xvi, countless cases of sexual abuse, the condemnation of the use of contraceptives, the dramatic fall in Europe of the number of vocations to the priesthood, misogyny among the clergy, the plotting against Pope Francis – all these issues are clouded in mystery and secrecy.

In the closet of the Vatican is a book that reveals these secrets and penetrates this enigma. The resulting schizophrenia in the Church is hard to fathom. This brilliant piece of investigative writing is based on four years’ authoritative research, including extensive interviews with those in power. It is based on the double lives of priests and on extreme homophobia.

In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy #ad - It reveals a truth that is extraordinary and disturbing. But the more a prelate is homophobic, the more likely it is that he is himself gay. Behind rigidity there is always something hidden, in many cases a double life. These are the words of Pope Francis himself and with them, the Pope has unlocked the Closet.

No one can claim to really understand the Catholic Church today until they have read this book.

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American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh

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Image #ad - Exploring and evaluating hesburgh’s importance, then, contributes not only to the colorful history of Notre Dame but also to comprehending the American Catholic experience. Considered for many decades to be the most influential priest in America, Rev. Theodore M. Miscamble tracks how hesburgh transformed Catholic higher education in the postwar era and explores how he became a much-celebrated voice in America at large.

What exactly were his contributions to higher learning; what was his involvement in the civil rights movement; and what was the nature of his role as advisor to popes and presidents?   Understanding Hesburgh’s life and work illuminates the journey that the Catholic Church traversed over the second half of the twentieth century.

American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh #ad - . Praise for american Priest“An excellent, engaging biography. Yet, beyond the hagiography that often surrounds Hesburgh’s legacy lies another more complex and challenging story. The story that father miscamble tells is an all-American story—the rise of a Catholic of relatively modest background, close to his immigrant roots, to a place of prominence among the nation’s elite.

Public Discourse. American priest examines his life and his many and varied engagements—from the university he led for thirty-five years to his associations with the Vatican and the White House—and evaluates the extent and importance of his legacy. A provocative new biography probes deeply into the storied life of Father Ted Hesburgh, the well-loved but often controversial president of Notre Dame University.

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Vatican I: The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church

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Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press #ad - In the terminology of the period, it became ultramontane. The enduring influence of the catholic Church has many sources―its spiritual and intellectual appeal, diplomatic effectiveness, missionary achievements, wealth, and stable hierarchy. In the eyes of many thoughtful people, equality, liberalism in the guise of liberty, and fraternity was the quintessence of the evils that shook those foundations.

. But they shrink in significance alongside Pope Pius IX, whose zeal for the definition was so notable that it raised questions about the very legitimacy of the council. Entering the fray were politicians such as Gladstone and Bismarck. The growing tension in the council played out within the larger drama of the seizure of the Papal States by Italian forces and its seemingly inevitable consequence, the conquest of Rome itself.

Vatican I: The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church #ad - Largely as a result of the council and its aftermath, the Catholic Church became more pope-centered than ever before. At the vatican council of 1869–1870, the church made a dramatic effort to set things right by defining the doctrine of papal infallibility. In vatican i: the council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church, John W.

O’malley draws us into the bitter controversies over papal infallibility that at one point seemed destined to rend the church in two. But in the first half of the nineteenth century, the foundations upon which the church had rested for centuries were shaken. Archbishop henry manning was the principal driving force for the definition, and Lord Acton was his brilliant counterpart on the other side.

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The Our Father: A New Reading

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Liturgical Press Academic #ad - Can christians still pray the Our Father in the twenty-first century? We can, and we must. By probing what the prayer meant for jesus and his first disciples in their world Lohfink calls us to allow the Our Father to break open our own minds and hearts to its infinite invitation and challenge for our time and for all ages.

The Our Father: A New Reading #ad - Gerhard lohfink breaks open its strange phrases like “hallowed be thy name, ” its off-putting language like “Father” and “kingdom, ” and its apparently harsh demands like forgive us as we have forgiven those who hurt us—all to shed light on Jesus’ original words and their meaning.

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The Bad Shepherds: The Dark Years in Which the Faithful Thrived While Bishops Did the Devil's Work

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Sophia Institute Press #ad - Those were very bad shepherds indeed, but while they did the Devil s work, good Catholics not only survived they thrived. They outlasted their bad shepherds, preserved in their ranks the Faith of our fathers, and served in each instance as the foundation for a cleansing of the House of God and a vigorous renewal of the Faith.

These enlightening pages demonstrate that it can happen again! Shocked to find corruption widespread in the ranks of their shepherds today, Judas Iscariot, unaware that ever since the days when Jesus own treasurer, too many good Catholics are tempted to leave the Church, had his hand in the till, the Good Shepherd and His faithful followers have regularly been betrayed by bad shepherds.

The Bad Shepherds: The Dark Years in Which the Faithful Thrived While Bishops Did the Devil's Work #ad - In these eye-opening pages, who regularly sold out the church to the roman emperor; pope stephen vii, who so hated his late predecessor that he had him dug up, including Bishop Eusebius of Nicomedia, put on trial, Church historian Rod Bennett introduces a number of those bad shepherds, and flung into the Tiber; Benedict IX, who bought and sold the papacy twice!; and Pope John XII, whose debauchery rivaled that of the corrupt emperor Caligula.

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Investigating Vatican II: Its Theologians, Ecumenical Turn, and Biblical Commitment

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The Catholic University of America Press #ad - Taken as a whole, the articles take the reader into the theological dynamics of Vatican II at key moments in the Council's historical unfolding. Investigating Vatican II is a collection of Fr. In its chapters, the book moves through the Council's working periods, crises, drawing on the published and non-published records, with attention to the Council's dramas, and breakthroughs.

Wicks promotes a contemporary re-reception of vatican ii's theologically profound documents, especially as they featured God's incarnate and saving Word, laid down principles of Catholic ecumenical engagement, and articulated the church's turn to the modern world with a new "face" of respect and dedication to service.

Investigating Vatican II: Its Theologians, Ecumenical Turn, and Biblical Commitment #ad - Jared wicks' recent articles on vatican ii, and presents the Second Vatican Council as an event to which theologians contributed in major ways and from which Catholic theology can gain enormous insights. From the original motivations of pope john xxiiI in convoking the Council, Investigating Vatican II goes on to highlight the profound insights offered by theologians who served behind the scenes as Council experts.

It brings to light the bases of pope francis's call for synodality in a listening church, while highlighting Vatican II's mandate to all of prayerful biblical reading, for fostering a vibrant "joy in the Gospel. ".

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Christus Vivit

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Our Sunday Visitor #ad - The church needs your momentum, your intuitions, your faith. May the holy spirit urge you on as you run this race. To young christians of the world, pope francis has a message for you: "christ is alive, Christus Vivit, Pope Francis encapsulates the work of the 2018 synod of bishops on "Young People, and he wants you to be alive!" In his fourth apostolic exhortation, The Faith, and Vocational Discernment.

Christus Vivit #ad - Pope francis has always had a special relationship with young people, but pope francis also wrote it for the entire church, as he says, and in his fatherly love for you he shows that: You can relate to young people in Scripture who made a difference You identify with the Christ who is always young You face difficult issues in the world today You yearn for the truth of the Gospel You are capable of amazing things when you respond to the Gospel You learn and grow with help from the faithful of all generations You need bold and creative youth ministry You can discover who God made you to be You are urged to pray for discernment Christus Vivit is written for and to young people, because, reflecting on our young people inspires us all.

We need them! and when you arrive where we have not yet reached, have the patience to wait for us. Christus Vivit.

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Raymond E. Brown and the Catholic Biblical Renewal

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Paulist Press #ad - Brown's exceptional personal gifts and his formative experiences explain a lot about his future professional life and the impact it had on the Catholic Church in the United States. Christus Vivit. Exploring the life of raymond Brown is also to be plunged into one of the most remarkable periods in the history of the Catholic Church.

Brown stood at the very epicenter of that struggle, a struggle whose reverberations are still part of the atmosphere of Catholicism today. At the same time, tracking the evolution of his publications and his reflections on his methodology illumines the struggle within Roman Catholicism to absorb historical critical methods of studying the Bible, while attempting at the same time to maintain Catholic tradition and doctrine.

Raymond E. Brown and the Catholic Biblical Renewal #ad - . Distinguished biblical scholar donald senior has written a comprehensive, analytical and critical, and deeply appreciative biography of one of greatest biblical scholars of the 20th century that locates him within the sweep and drama of the Catholic biblical renewal, especially in the United States.

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