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That Nothing May Be Lost: Reflections on Catholic Doctrine and Devotion

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Fr. Paul Scalia reveals a scholar's mind and a pastor's heart in these inspiring reflections on a wide range of Catholic teachings and practices. Rooted in Scripture, these insights place the reader on a path to a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God.

Among the topics explored are deepening one's knowledge of Jesus, partaking of the life of grace through the sacram

Kindle Edition, 194 pages
Published March 21st 2017 by Ignatius Press
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Bonnie Engstrom
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful collection of homilies and essays. For me it was best read in bits instead of straight through.
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Father Paul Scalia's new collection of essays, That Nothing May be Lost (Ignatius Press, 2017) has a unique structure: each chapter has an introduction written by a guest author, followed by several of Scalia's own essays. Many of these were previously published as blog posts, monthly commentaries or bulletin columns. The detailed table of contents allows the reader to skip around as desired, choosing just the essay that invites itself to be read at that particular moment. The chapter introducti ...more
Katie Bogner
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I can count on one hand the number of books that have impacted my faith from cover to cover, pushing me to prayer, or tears, or frantic note taking alternately, and this book from Fr. Scalia is one of them. Titled "That Nothing May Be Lost" from the end of the story of the feeding of the 5000 when Jesus asks the Apostles to gather up the fragments at the end of the meal, the author explains that the writings in the book are just that- fragments left over- articles, bulletin commentary, and blog ...more
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Each essay offers a concise, but thoughtful reflection that can be read quickly, but pondered for a long while. Fr. Scalia’s breadth of knowledge and education underpin his writing, that often includes humor and pithy observations. Fr. Scalia, and the other contributors to this book, exemplify the vibrancy and joy of the Catholic faith.
TJ Jakubowski
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a solid book. Father Scalia is a gifted homilist. He communicates doctrine with apt examples.
Kathleen Kirchner
Gorgeous and scholarly reflections but pastoral as well- reads like a retreat.
Andy Madajski
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a very nice collection of essays on a variety of Catholic and theological topics. They are loosely organized into chapters based on common ideas: The Lord, The Church, Paradoxes of Faith, The Sacraments, The Virgin Mary, The Saints, Prayer, The Life of Grace, and Feasts.

What I especially liked about this collection was the length of each essay - no more than a page or two. The brevity of each essay, however, does not mean the writing is superficial or light. Many of these essays gave me
Rex Libris
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating and engaging book by Fr. Scalia. The title comes from the feeding of the five thousand where Jesus tells the disciples to gather the leftover, so that nothing may be lost. Scalia holds this fragment of the verse to be important because God is not only a Big God, but a God of small things as well. That then sets the theme, a collection of short discussions about various aspects of life and religion. Much of it is centered around Roman Catholic doctrine, but the greatest portion is app ...more
Barton Pritzl
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic book that gathers reflections on a variety of topics in Catholic doctrine and devotions. Rev. Scalia writes in a way that is easily understandable and relates well to common day concerns. This book will help those of you in the Catholic faith to take a deeper look at it and will help those not of the Catholic faith to better understand it.
Karla Winick-Ford
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's very interesting to see how others relate to scripture. This book is well written and grounded in scripture as well. I found some material heavy, and challenging to read. It's thought provoking. I appreciate the contribution the author made.
Thomas G. Peterson
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
A good composite of doctrine

This is an excellent summary of the many Catholic beliefs.
It is clearly presented and supported with many background references that support the presented material.
Kathy Spaargaren
a book filled with nurturing language and heavenly wisdom. I feel built up and encouraged after reading it...
V Forr
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deeply profound devotions. Easily accessible. Scholarly reflections. Short, sweet, and to the point essays and columns. A must read.
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Father Scalia grew up in the Diocese of Arlington and attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He then studied theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Since his ordination in 1996 he has served as parochial vicar at several parishes and as pastor of Saint John the Beloved in McLean. He currently serve ...more

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