Gerhard Cardinal Müller
Ignatius Press, 190 pages
Confused about something the pope said, or didn’t say, or what someone said he said? Or did something sound amiss from your pastor or small group leader? Cardinal Müller, former prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, sets the record straight here on what the Catholic Church actually teaches on contested issues – such as the indissolubility of marriage, contraception, ecumenical dialogue, the relation of faith to science, the Church’s ministry of reconciliation, the development of doctrine, and the teaching authority of the pope. Sometimes what we all need is a solid dose of clarity, and Cardinal Müller provides that here.
Robert W. Artigo
Ignatius Press, 253 pages
Baptist minister Walter Hoye, an African American, was arrested in 2009 and spent time in a prison in Oakland, Calif. His crime: simply standing outside an abortion clinic holding a sign that said “God loves you and your baby. Let us help you.” This is the story of a brave but humble pro-life warrior who was rejected by many other African Americans for his stance opposing abortion, but held firm in his convictions. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote the Foreword for this inspiring account of Hoye’s arrest, trial, and testimony of truth.
Ignatius Press, 234 pages
“When a movement becomes so ideologically committed to promoting abortion that it bullies and silences any woman who challenges the status quo and ignores or actively colludes in the abuse of women through abortion, it needs to be called to account,” Florella Nash said in a recent interview. Calling mainstream feminists to account is what she does here in arguing that “prolife” and “feminist” are not contradictory terms but rather are perfectly compatible, since as she noted in the same interview – “no movement that truly believes in justice and equality seeks to achieve those goals through the sacrifice of innocent lives.”
Kaczor’s book tackles the most common and outrageous myths about the Church . . .
The Seven Big Myths About the Catholic Church
Ignatius Press, 2012
170 pages, $17.95 paperback
Subtitled Distinguishing Fact from Fiction about Catholicism, Kaczor’s book tackles the most common and outrageous myths about the Church, which has long been the target of suspicion and hostility.
He shows that much of this is based on ignorance and prejudice. Some common myths he tackles: The Church hates women and gays and opposes science. Kaczor separates fact from fiction without excusing wrongdoing. He also provides lucid arguments for Catholic belief and practice.
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