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From Saint Joseph Communications…

Life is Worth Living MP3: yours FREE! You just pay shipping and handling!

In conjuction with our friends at Catholics Come Home, we are offering this MP3 Disc.

After twenty-six years of reproducing these programs by Archbishop Sheen, Saint Joseph Communications has uncovered a pristine set of vinyl recordings of Life is Worth Living. Digitally re-mastered with state-of-the-art technology, these recordings are the cleanest, best-sounding presentations by Fulton Sheen available anywhere. In fact they sound even better than the originals! You won’t believe your ears!

Life is Worth LivingDiscover the Catholic Vision of Life
Archbishop Sheen was well known as a sophisticated prelate with a rock-solid theological background. But he also had the ability to relate complex concepts with great insight and wit in a way that appealed to everyone, from theological scholar to the typical Catholic-in-the-pew! Perhaps that’s why his words are still fresh and inspiring today, and continue to change the lives of thousands-even non-Catholics!

This magnificent series is the most comprehensive explanation of the Catholic vision of life ever offered and every Catholic home in America should have a copy. That’s why Saint Joseph Communications is offering this phenomenal series at the unbelievable price of $89.95-that’s less than $2 per talk! Order now and rediscover why Life is Worth Living!

Program Titles in this series:

The Anxiety of Life
The Unbearable Repartee
The Divine Invasion (Good and Evil)
Puppets or Men?
Line Up the Claimants (Good and Evil)
Eternity Claiming the Past (Truth)
The Earth’s Most Serious Wounds
My Four Writers
Love En-fleshed (Christ’s Divinity)
Does God Know What It Is to Suffer?
It Takes 3 to Make Love (Blessed Trinity)
Nature’s Solitary Boast (Mary)
Lengthening Shadows of the Cross Bar
By His Wounds We Are Healed
Beyond the Space Age (Ascension)
Something Too Deep for Words
The People of God (Body of Christ)
The Rock Man (Peter Vicar of Christ)
Authority and Infallibility
Freedom and License (Communism & the Church)
The Great Battle in Heaven
The World’s First Revelation (Original Sin)
How We Got That Way (Original Sin)
Leading a Double Life (Sanctifying Grace)
The Seven Rivers of Life (Sacraments)
The Twice Born (Baptism)
No Man is an Island (Confirmation)
Love’s Deepest Intimacy(Eucharist)
God’s Road Company (The Eucharist)
Drama with Three Acts (Mass)
Hurting the One We Love (Sin)
The Moment of Truth (Penance)
Psychoanalysis on its Knees
Healing the Gateways of the Soul
Men, Not Angels (Holy Orders)
The Five Tensions of Love (Marriage)
Our Love (Marriage)
Sex is a Mystery
Mutual Self-Giving & Self-Recovery (Birth Control)
For Better or for Worse (Marriage)
The Lovable Are Adorable
Am I My Brother’s Keeper? (Commandments)
Is Christianity Easy?
Ultimate in Computers(Death and Judgment)
Washing Our Baptismal Robes (Purgatory)
Heaven is Not So Far Away
The Hell There Is
The True Feminine Mystique (Mary)
Prayer is a Dialogue
World, Soul and Things

Happy Feast of St. Frances Cabrini!

“Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first United States citizen to be canonized…In 35 years Frances Xavier Cabrini founded 67 institutions dedicated to caring for the poor, the abandoned, the uneducated and the sick. Seeing great need among Italian immigrants who were losing their faith, she organized schools and adult education classes.”

Learn more about St. Frances Xavier Cabrini here!

St. Frances Cabrini, pray for us!

CCH Book Recommendation: Along the Way

Check out Randy Hain’s newest book, Along the Way: Lessons for an Authentic Journey of Faith.

Randy Hain’s second book is a thought-provoking, lesson-filled road map for navigating our faith journeys as Catholics. He considers conversion, faith, prayer, peace, parenthood, the Blessed Mother, the search for Truth, authenticity, and more from a humble and uniquely integrated Catholic life perspective. “We are not able to tackle everything at once, so let’s make it simple and focus on what we can do. We need to work on ourselves and pursue lives of personal holiness, never forgetting we are made for Heaven and not this world”…Read more at Amazon.com.

Hain’s newest book is being sold at a fantastic discount during the pre-order period (43% off retail).  The book is officially available from Liguori Publications around November 15th and would make a great Christmas gift and an excellent companion for this Year of Faith!

Happy Feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne

“The strong character of Mary in making decisions, her continuous practice of prayer, her devotion to the laws of her faith, her steadiness at moments of crisis, and her devotion to her relatives—all indicate a close-knit, loving family that looked forward to the next generation even while retaining the best of the past.

“Joachim and Anne…represent that entire quiet series of generations who faithfully perform their duties, practice their faith and establish an atmosphere for the coming of the Messiah, but remain obscure.”

Read more at AmericanCatholic.org.

Sts. Joachim and Anne, pray for us and for our families to grow in holiness together!

On the Feast of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

“Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed.” -John 20:8
“Seeing” and “believing” are important themes in John’s Gospel. St. Thomas was once who struggled with believing, but St. John the Apostle and Evangelist had an amazing strength of faith. He saw the empty tomb and immediately believed in the risen Christ.
How often do you struggle with total abandonment to belief in Christ? Is your faith in Christ as unwavering as the Beloved Disciple’s?
St. John the Evangelist, pray for us and our growth in faith in the Incarnate and Risen Logos!

Do you have a martyr’s love for Christ?

Today is the feast of the first martyrs of the Church of Rome.

This made me reflect…Do I have a martyr’s love for Christ? How do I die togoodconfession Christ everyday, even in little ways? Is my whole life a profession of my faith? In the face of persecution, do I love and stay true to Him all the more?

Read about the first martyrs of the Church of Rome here.

“Stretching the Stewardship Way of Life”

Check out this article by Fr. Dave Zimmer commenting on the anti-Catholic segment involving Catholics Come Home commercials on Bill Maher’s show a few weeks ago.

“The Lord turned my thoughts to that day when Jesus walked through the streets of Jerusalem, being mocked, laughed at, spit upon and even cursed. As I looked up at our crucifix into the face of Jesus looking down upon me, the only thought I had was His words, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” As His words became mine, the “stretching” of my faith was occurring, a common dynamic of practicing stewardship…”

Get Your Catholic Media Bundles!

CD bundles2Order the popular Lighthouse Catholic Media bundles from CatholicsComeHom.org! These make great (even unexpected) gifts for family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors–and are a fantastic and powerful ways to evangelize. We feature three unique and powerful CD sets:

I Am Catholic
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featuring Dr. Scott Hahn, Fr. Larry Richards, Fr. Robert Barron
I Am Not Catholic
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featuring Stephen Ray, Patrick Madrid, Dr. Scott Hahn
I Used To Be Catholic
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featuring Dr. Scott Hahn, Jeff Cavins

 

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CCH Recommends…

CCH highly recommends Dr. Edward Sri’s new book, A Biblical Walk through the Mass, from Ascension Press. BIBLICAL-BOOK_300

“As Catholics, the Mass is the center of our Faith. We celebrate it every day. We know all the responses. We know all the gestures. But do we know what it all means?…” Read more and get your copy here.