For Love of My People I Will Not Remain Silent: On the Situation of the Church in China
Cardinal Joseph Zen
The relationship of China with the USA and the Catholic Church is in a state of flux. Although what is happening in China has an impact worldwide, it is hard for the non-specialist to grasp what is underway and its significance for the future.
There are two Catholic communities in China: the "underground", or unofficial, Church and the official, government-controlled Patriotic Church. Cardinal Joseph Zen is one of the most knowledgeable and credible witnesses to what is happening in China, especially on the relationship between these two communities. He is a courageous defender of the underground Church yet has intimate knowledge of the official Church, in part because he taught in several of its seminaries.
It has been recognized—and Pope Francis himself has confirmed—that the historic 2007 letter of Pope Benedict XVI to Catholics in China remains the magna carta of the Church in that country. On the tenth anniversary of this letter, Cardinal Zen gave a series of eight lectures on its origin, drafting process, and final content, and these enlightening talks are presented in this book. In these lectures, Cardinal Zen explains in detail what he considers is now threatening the fundamental principles of the letter—and therefore 'his people'.
2019 153 pages R280.00
Forming the Church in the Modern World: The Theological Contributions of Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ
Editor: Thomas A. Baima
Gives the reader an appreciation for the faith and life of the church, examining such themes as revelation as received by mind and heart; the nature of theology; the role of culture; and the catholicity of Catholicism that come through in the writings of Avery Dulles.
One of the threads uniting the work of Cardinal Avery Dulles over five decades has been his desire to give a clear and authentic answer to the question: What is the Church supposed to be doing? Looking back now, this book shows how powerfully the council shaped that career and his writing.
2019 180 pages R675.00
The Church since Its Foundation: Church History in a Nutshell
Aurolina Mascarenhas, DHM
The historical perspective of the Church of Christ, explained systematically in this book, not only recounts for the reader the ups and downs the Church has been through in the course of its survival, but reminds the reader of the triumph assured by Jesus in the words: "You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it" (Mt 16:18).
Reading this book will give a Catholic due knowledge of the Church and rekindle love for the great gift that Jesus has given us!
2018 120 pages R45.00
Timeless: A History of the Catholic Church
A fresh retelling of the history of the Church. In this easy-to-read history book, Steve Weidenkopf introduces you to the vivid, dynamic story of God’s work in the world since Pentecost.
Along the way, you will meet the weird, wonderful, and always fascinating heroes and villains of the Catholic family tree.
You’ll learn the past in order to make sense of our world, know Christ better, be prepared to defend your Faith and the Church, and understand where you fit in the greatest story ever told.
2018 576 pages R359.50