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Yours Is the Church: How Catholicism Shapes Our World
Yours Is the Church focuses on the key role the Catholic Church has played in culture, history, and science, detailing the many reasons we can be proud to be Catholic. While not skirting the issues and failures that have plagued the Church, the author’s goal is to inspire everyday Catholics to recognize the Church’s proactive role in courageously preserving spiritual freed ...more
Paperback, 134 pages
Published September 27th 2012 by Servant Books
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What has the Catholic Church done for humanity?...more
If you listen to popular culture today, you might get the impression that the Church is the universal enemy. The Church stands inthe way of progress. It exploits the poor. It oppresses women and children. It condemns everything that's good in our culture. And above all, it stands opposed to science and reason.
You've heard it all so often that, even if you're Catholic, you might half-believe it. But it's all wrong, and this book is going to show you
I have read one previous book by Mike Aquilina, and I heard him speak recently on the persecutions of the early Church, and so I was very excited to pick up this book (this is the other book I read of his). Mike is a devout Catholic man who is also a very honest intellectual, a man with a breadth of knowledge of Catholic teaching and most specifically the way that those teachings played out historically. Mike's love for the truth of the history of the Church comes out in a particular way in thi
The first sentence of this book asks the question: "What has the Church done for humanity?" In fine fashion, Mike Aquilina answers that question in the first ten chapters by focusing on the Church's influence on civilization, science, charity, music, art, literature, women, children, human dignity, and world peace. The final chapter ends the book on an encouraging note despite pessimism in certain circles about reason (science tells us what is) vs. faith (religion tells us what ought to be), the ...more
This book reminds us of what the Catholic Church is about...its people and how the church grows through its people in arts, science, literature, music,charity, human dignity and peace. And much more. The church teaches the same message Christ taught and stood by its teachings on life and liberty. That all have the right to live with dignity.
Mike Aquilina is author or editor of more than thirty books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion.More about Mike Aquilina...