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I. Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture
Jesus Christ: God’s Revelation to the World introduces students to Sacred Scriptures. Through their study of the Old Testament and New Testament, they will encounter Christ and come to know him more personally. p y
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II. Who Is Jesus Christ?
Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry helps teens understand more about the mystery of Christ, the second person of the Trinity, while encountering him as he taught, healed, and ministered throughout Galilee.
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III. The Mission of Jesus Christ
In Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation students explore the meaning of God’s sacred and mysterious plan from creation, to the consequences and promises of Original Sin, through his compassionate and loving care, culminating in the Life, Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
See page 5

OVERVIEW OF THE FRAMEWORK
Catholic Essentials provides an in-depth overview and synthesis of the six required courses and the electives of the framework, making it the perfect companion for the students’ four years of high school.
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IV. Jesus Christ Continues the Mission in the Church
The Church Our Story stresses that the Church that was founded by Christ through the Apostles is the living Body of Christ today. The text traces the definitions of Church and expounds on them by tracing their importance in key times in history.
See page 15

V. Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ
Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments details a Christocentric presentation of the liturgy and sacraments. The text roots the study of each sacrament in the life, words, and actions of Jesus Christ.
See page 6

VI. Life in Jesus Christ
Your Life in Christ: Foundations of Catholic Morality unpacks the concepts and precepts that direct the life of disciples of Jesus.
See page 11

ELECTIVES
A. History of the Catholic Church B. Ecumenical and Interreligious Issues

This Is Our Church
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Exploring the Religions of Our World
See page 19

C. Living as a Disciple of Jesus Christ in Society (Social Justice)

Catholic Social Teaching
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D. Responding to the Call of Jesus Christ

E. Sacred Scriptures COMING SOON! Catholic Bible Study

Marriage and Holy Orders
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Course I: Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture

Jesus Christ
God’s Revelation to the World
Michael Pennock
Jesus Christ: God’s Revelation to the World provides a map for high school students to navigate the wonderful work of God—Father, Son, and Spirit—in forming a People, giving a Law, and preparing for the Messiah. This onesemester course is intended to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of Sacred Scripture while they encounter Jesus Christ. Covering the basics of the Christian faith by tracing key stages of Salvation History, this text introduces vocabulary, doctrine, events, and people that will appear throughout a four-year curriculum. While this text is a study of both the Old and New Testament, it begins by centering the study of Scripture on a person’s natural instinct to search for God. Jesus Christ: God’s Revelation to the World is a versatile text that follows the new curriculum framework but is also suitable for schools teaching a one-semester Scripture course or an introduction to the Catholic faith course in both high schools and parish religious education programs. (© 2010) This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Searching for God STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 9781594711855 / 8 ½" x 11" / 320 pages / $24.95 *School Price: $19.96 TEACHER’S WRAPAROUND EDITION: ISBN: 9781594711855 / 8 ½" x 11" / 384 pages / $27.95 *School Price: $22.36 NEW! E-Text now available. Call for details. 2. Introduction to the Sacred Scripture 3. Surveying the Books of the Bible 4. The Pentateuch, Creation, Covenant, and the Exodus 5. Kings and Prophets Awaiting the Messiah 6. The Synoptic Gospels 7. Jesus’ Teaching 8. Jesus’ Miracles and the Paschal Mystery 9. Jesus in the Gospel of John 10. Who Do You Say That I Am? Catholic Handbook for Faith

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After a survey of Salvation History, Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry deepens the study of Jesus, uncovering both his ministry and mission while presenting the Church’s teachings about God the Father, the Trinity, Mary, and the Holy Spirit. Students learn that the goal of discipleship is a life of grace and holiness and a share of God’s everlasting Kingdom. These goals form the centerpiece of this semester-long course.

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Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry highlights key vocabulary terms, explores relevant questions of faith, profiles famous Christian disciples, and offers several applications to put the lessons to action. The text follows the new curriculum framework and is suitable for a freshman or sophomore Christology course. Pending review by the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catechism.

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Course III: The Mission of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ
Source of Our Salvation Michael Pennock
The Paschal Mystery of Christ’s Cross and Resurrection stand at the center of the Good News. In Jesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation, students learn in greater depth the saving actions of the Lord. More than a survey of the events of Salvation History, this text unpacks the meaning of God’s sacred and mysterious plan from creation, to the consequences and promises of Original Sin, through his compassionate and loving care culminating in the Life, Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Written in accord with Course III of the U.S. Bishops’ doctrinal framework, this text will be published in advance of the Fall 2011 semester. Pending review by the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catechism. •

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A “Chapter Quick View” feature with page references that allow students to scan the chapter for main points. In-text glossary definitions with a variety of activities to help students learn key terms. Several “Primary Source Quotations” from the words of saints, Church Fathers, and the Church documents. Many “Ongoing Assignments” for each chapter that can be assigned as long-term projects, extra credit, and follow-up to the lessons learned. A prayer experience and reflection for each chapter.

Jesus Christ
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For teens to deepen their knowledge of Jesus Christ, the experience must be relational. Created by Outside da Box Productions, a leader in Catholic youth ministry, this DVD offers award-winning short films, vignettes, music, and teaching frames that connect Scripture and doctrine to the real-life experience of teenagers. Organized around the topics of all three Jesus Christ courses, these films—averaging four to six minutes each—provide teachers and catechists vibrant examples of the faith in a media form guaranteed to attract teens’ attention and keep their interest. ISBN: 9781594712555 / Approximately 120 minutes / $24.95 *School Price: $19.96
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SACRAMENTS
Course V: Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ

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Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments
Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments roots the sacraments as the definitive way Jesus remains present to the Church and the world today and expresses concrete ways for understanding the sacraments, participating in their rites, and benefiting from their graces. The text is organized around the traditional definition of sacrament from the Catechism of the Catholic Church—an efficacious sign of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us by the work of the Holy Spirit. In the explanation of each of the seven sacraments, this definition is clarified by organizing the chapters around four dimensions of the sacrament: memorial, celebration, communion, and transformation. Each of these elements offers the opportunity for students to further their relationships with Christ and the Church. Through regular placement of “For Reflection” panels and assignments that focus on deeper research, developing a personal and communal prayer life, and active transformation of self and society, this text allows students to come to know Jesus through participation in the sacraments and the grace of their effects. Selections from Catholic blogs and profiles of saints offer a practical application of each sacrament to students. (© 2010) This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 9781594711435 / 320 pages / $24.95 *School Price: $19.96 TEACHER EDITION: ISBN: 9781594711442 / 384 pages / $27.95 *School Price: $22.36 The Sacramental Nature of the Church 1. The Church and the Sacramental Economy of Salvation 2. What Happens in the Sacraments The Sacraments of Christian Initiation 3. The Sacrament of Baptism 4. The Sacrament of Confirmation 5. The Sacrament of the Eucharist The Sacraments of Healing 6. The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation 7. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick The Sacraments at the Service of Communion 8. The Sacrament of Holy Orders 9. The Sacrament of Matrimony Epilogue: The Sacraments and You Appendix: Catholic Handbook for Faith Glossary

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The Catholic Spirit
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Michel Bettigole, O.S.F., and James D. Childs
Pope John Paul II pointed out that it is through the arts that religious truths are made tangible “making perceptible . . . the world of the spirit, of the invisible, of God.” The Catholic Spirit: An Anthology for Discovering Faith Through Literature, Art, Film, and Music takes up this charge and presents the truths of Catholicism in the context of the arts: great artwork, literature, music, and Church writings. The Catholic Spirit sends teens on a journey using classical works like Flannery O’Connor’s Parker’s Back, Gerard Manley Hopkins’ God’s Grandeur, Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam,” and Gregorian chants, along with contemporary classics like A Woman’s Prayer by Dorothy Day and films like Cool Hand Luke and On the Waterfront. Organized around chapters that follow the structure of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the text includes primary source material from varying periods of Church history with contextual and background text to help students understand their significance. Several additional research opportunities are included to further the students’ study of the key teachings of the Church through reading, viewing, and listening to classical period pieces.

AMONG THE AUTHORS AND WORKS INCLUDED IN THE TEXT ARE THE FOLLOWING:
Parker’s Back: Flannery O’Connor Where God Is, Love Is: Leo Tolstoy Our Lady’s Juggler: Anatole France Marble Floor: Pope John Paul II Letters to Abbe Belliere: St. Therese of Lisieux Welcome Morning: Anne Sexton The Hint of an Explanation: Graham Greene God’s Grandeur: Gerard Manley Hopkins Les Miserables: Victor Hugo (translated by Isabel Florence Hapgood) The Merit of a Young Priest: Yaffa Eliach The Trouble: J. F. Powers Meditation: John Henry Cardinal Newman Hail Mary: John Fante A Woman’s Prayer: Dorothy Day And much, much more!

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OVERVIEW OF THE FAITH
Catholic Essentials is the FIRST Handbook of Faith written to the new curriculum framework!

Catholic Essentials
An Overview of the Faith
Michael Amodei
Catholic Essentials: An Overview of the Faith is a source of knowledge about Jesus, the Holy Trinity, the Catholic Church, the Sacraments, and ways those who believe in Jesus live out their faith. Organized around the U.S. Bishops’ High School Curriculum Framework, this book is an essential resource to accompany a full study of Jesus Christ. Catholic Essentials provides an in-depth overview and synthesis of the eight courses of a high school theology curriculum making it perfect as a companion for the students’ four years of high school or as a primary text for an introductory or review course. It can also easily be used in a parish youth ministry program. The text follows each course outline of the new curriculum framework. Each required course is covered by a complete chapter; each elective course is summarized in the appendix section. Several essential prayers, glossary terms, and the frequently asked questions named in the framework are included in the text. (© 2009) This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Hopes and Dreams

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to the about how you look forward to a positive future. Think Our dreams are positive We are built to look outward and life after school. r vacation, graduation, than we have now. Ultiend of a term, summe family and ourselves better future for our God where what we ones as we imagine a for a presence before dreams lead us to strive mately, these hopes and come true. and more besides, will hope and dream for,

Beauty and Awe

city, God’s beauty as live in the country or you live in, or if you l color and both the No matter what region How can the seasona cannot be dismissed. expressed in the world not lead you to God? eness and simplicity immens

out of hiding and began to address the Jews who had gathered from throughout the region in the street s of Jerusalem. He recounted for them the entire story of salva tion, concluding with Jesus the Messi ah and everything that had happened to him. The crowds were bewildered Apologetics: by what they heard. For one thing, S even though they spoke several languages, each was able to understand Peter. Many thought Peter and the others were drunk, even though it was only nine in the morning! The result, however, What is Heaven like? was that about three thousand people were When will Jesus come baptized that day. Throu gh the comagain? ing of the Holy Spirit, the first Christians were able to look back and see the life of Jesus in a new light. They were able to preach confidently that “Jesus is Lord” and that Jesus was equal with the Father, true God from true God.

FEATURES TO ENHANCE STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS:
• Review Questions to help summarize each main section • Write or Discuss prompts offer ways to reflect on material and apply it to the students’ lives • Vocabulary terms are defined in the Glossary of Selected Terms • “Jesus: Friend and Savior” feature includes practical applications for furthering study, including activities, questions and answers apologetic in nature, and a prayer.

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Love
God In the end, we best know is the because of love. Love all. We greatest reality of itional marvel at the uncond how dimension of love (e.g., a child a parent can still love d of who has been convicte brains murder). We rack our and where love to underst it will came from and where no contake us. That there is to name crete answer leads us a God who is Love.

1. What was the first sign of the Resurrectio n? 2. Why is it more likely that the first desciples claimed Jesus had risen in response to a histor ical fact? 3. What was Jesus like after the Resurrectio n? 4. What does Jesus’ Resur rection mean for us? 5. What happened on Pentecost?

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A baby was born nearby to a Jewish mother. s saves ” Jesus’ name This baby came from Jesus means “God saves. God. In Hebrew, the name nity manity from sin. This He descended from Heaven. Jesus saves all of huma el is also his mission. e h. birth. The angel Gabri He is the eternal Son of God before his made man. task was expressed even y are to name His name is Jesus. you “will bear a son and told Joseph that Mary from their sins” ople f he will save his people him Jesus, because The birth of Jesus was the wonderfu l end to the Old Tes(Mt 1:21). times ac an race—for all tament. His birth fulfilled the prophecy made the entire human ra to Abraham The Redemption of and his l Onl God can save descendants. As the Letter of Paul the work of Jesus. Only to the Galatians and all places—was recounte a God’s name is d: ws that Jesus shows tha from sins. The name people But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption. (Gal 4:4)

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Case Studies in Catholic Morality
Eileen P. Flynn
The Ten Commandments: Case Studies in Catholic Morality is a single source that summarizes Catholic teaching around the Ten Commandments. Thirty case studies related to reallife issues and dilemmas addressed by each commandment make up the heart of this text. It reminds students of the central importance of the Ten Commandments as a source for moral decision-making along with contemporary ways the commandments can be applied in their own lives. The text addresses everyday moral issues faced by teens, such as cheating on exams, using alcohol and drugs, sex before marriage—along with wider and new societal issues including the use of embryonic stem cells for medical research, responsibility for environmental problems, and the proper use of money. The Ten Commandments: Case Studies in Catholic Morality is intended as an ancillary resource for students to accompany their study of Catholic morality. The text is also a helpful partner to any theology class to help students review current applications of the Ten Commandments. The book is also applicable as a resource for teens participating in a high school youth ministry program.

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Tough Choices
Bringing Moral Issues Home
Sean Lynch and Brian O’Brien
A resource for Catholic high schools and parish religious education, teaching teenagers about many current and practical moral issues. Offers innovative ways for teens and their parents to discuss these dilemmas. Some issues covered are: abortion, capital punishment, child abuse/domestic violence, divorce, drugs/alcohol, eating disorders, euthanasia, homosexuality, honesty, sexuality, and suicide. ISBN: 9780877939931 192 pages / $19.95

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MORALITY
Course VI: Life in Jesus Christ

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Your Life in Christ
Foundations of Catholic Morality
Michael Pennock
Your Life in Christ: Foundations of Catholic Morality focuses on the essential message of Christ’s moral teaching, the importance of love of God and love of neighbor, and presents it in a way that is clear and applicable to the lives of today’s teenagers. The text covers the major points of the “Life in Christ” section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It pulls together these elements by developing nine essential steps for living a Christian moral life in the Catholic tradition. This revised edition builds on the solid and thorough presentation of Catholic moral teaching from its best-selling earlier edition. (© 2008) This textbook has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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NEW TESTAMENT / CHRISTOLOGY
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Encountering Jesus in the New Testament
Michael Pennock
“Who is Jesus of Nazareth?” “Who is the person people of faith call ‘Christ, the Son of God?’” These questions form the central focus of Encountering Jesus in the New Testament. The text is intended to provide a scriptural and ecclesial foundation to answer the question of why Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. It explores how the New Testament offers evidence and faith testimony to the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It encourages students’ growth in a personal and ecclesial relationship with Christ through an in-depth presentation of Jesus’ historical, cultural, and religious background. Encountering Jesus in the New Testament successfully combines Christology—a complete study of the person and divinity of Jesus Christ with an overview of the books of the New Testament. The content and detail in Encountering Jesus in the New Testament is unparalleled for introductory high school Scripture courses and offers support for the introductory courses of the new high school curriculum framework approved by the U.S. Bishops. (© 2009) This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 9781594711657 / 8 ½" x 11" / 352 pages / $24.95 *School Price: $19.96 NEW! TEACHER’S WRAPAROUND EDITION: ISBN: 9781594711664 / 8 ½" x 11" / $27.95 *School Price: $22.36

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OLD TESTAMENT
The Old Testament
Our Call to Faith & Justice
Daniel Smith-Christopher
The Old Testament: Our Call to Faith and Justice offers high school students a comprehensive overview of the major themes, lessons, and people of the Old Testament. It covers the story of salvation from many perspectives including both the Catholic understanding of the Scripture and how the original hearers of God’s Word understood its meaning. The text shows how Jesus prefigured in the Old Testament, especially as Messiah and Savior, and chronicles the role of the Church in interpretation of Scripture. Students will learn about the origins and history of the Hebrew people, relevant archaeological studies related to the Old Testament, and the geography and culture of the Near East region in times past and present. (© 2005) This textbook has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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FAITH/DOCTRINE
Our Catholic Faith
Living What We Believe
Michael Pennock
Our Catholic Faith: Living What We Believe, written as an introduction to Catholicism, provides an overview of the faith using basic principles and teachings contained in the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It offers an in-depth resource for building religious literacy and provides a synthesis of the Catholic faith as outlined in the Catechism. The text challenges students to accept Jesus, commit themselves to him through the Church, and to live lives of loving service. (© 2006) This textbook has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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CHRONOLOGICAL CHURCH HISTORY
Elective A: History of the Catholic Church

This Is Our Church
A History of Catholicism
Michael Pennock
This Is Our Church: A History of Catholicism is a comprehensive, readable, and faith-filled portrait of two thousand years of Catholic history that highlights important events, people, trends, and teachings. Complete with photos, charts, and chronologies, This Is Our Church is a rich resource for high school students learning about the history of the Catholic Church. Following a traditional chronological look at Church history and setting the context of Church in a mystery that reveals the hidden presence of God, This Is Our Church uncovers glimpses of this mystery from the Church’s earliest roots in the original covenant made between God and Israel, through its institution by Christ, and onward in human history from the apostolic age to the present. The text challenges students to develop a chronological sense of the important trends and people throughout its long history. (© 2008) This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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1. The Mystery of the Church in Salvation History 2. Christianity Takes Root 3. The Spread of Christianity 4. The Church in the Middle Ages STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 9781594711695 / 6"x 9" / 320 pages / $19.95 *School Price: $15.96 TEACHER EDITION: ISBN: 9781594711596 / 8 ½" x 11" / $27.95 *School Price: $22.36 5. Schism, Reform, and Renewal 6. The Church in an Era of Change 7. The Catholic Church in Modern Times 8. The Church in America 9. Pope John Paul II Ushers in the Church of the Twenty-First Century Afterword, Glossary, End Notes Catholic Handbook for Faith

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ECCLESIOLOGY / CHURCH HISTORY
Course IV: Jesus Christ Continues the Mission in the Church

The Church: Our Story
Catholic Tradition, Mission, and Practice
Patricia Morrison Driedger
The Church: Our Story provides a means for understanding the interrelationship of the various components of the Catholic Church. While acknowledging the importance of the historical perspective, this course emphasizes the living Church and what it is in the present moment. The course is constructed around those themes that represent Church practice and belief, such as the People of God, the Church as servant, and the Church as sacrament. Each theme has a historical component tracing the theme through major periods of Church history and providing insight as to how the Church has come to its contemporary expression. (© 2006) This textbook has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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Foreword by Avery Cardinal Dulles Unit 1: What Is Church? A House on a Rock Unit 2: The Church Is Mystery Enduring and Developing Permanent and Unchanging Unit 3: The Church Is the People of God Together as One Who is Catholic? Unit 4: The Church Is Teacher Creeds, Laws, Dogmas, and Doctrines The Good News Proclaimed Unit 5: The Church Is Sacrament A Sign and Source of God’s Grace Sacraments for God’s Faithful Unit 6: The Church Is Servant The Social Doctrine of the Church Responding to Those in Need Unit 7: The Church Is a Communion of Saints Who are the Saints? Mary: Model and Mother of the Church Unit 8: The Church Is… Review and Practice Appendix: Catholic Handbook for Faith STUDENT TEXT: ISBN: 9781594710575 / 336 pages / 8 ½" x 11" / $24.95 *School Price: $19.96 TEACHER’S WRAPAROUND EDITION: ISBN: 9781594710582 / 384 pages / 8 ½" x 11" / $27.95 *School Price: $22.36

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SOCIAL JUSTICE
Elective C: Living as a Disciple of Jesus Christ in Society

Catholic Social Teaching
Learning & Living Justice
Michael Pennock
Catholic Social Teaching: Learning and Living Justice introduces high school students to issues surrounding the key principles of the Church’s rich body of social teaching that comes to us from the strong tradition of the writings of the popes, especially since Pope Leo XIII. Catholic Social Teaching attempts to understand how societies work and the values that ought to guide them. This text provides the latest up-to-date applications of the Church’s social teaching as it draws on the Compedium of the Social Doctrine of the Church and is organized around the U.S. Bishops’ document Sharing Catholic Social Teaching. The text highlights two important principles—the life and dignity of the human person and respect for life—as foundational principles that support concepts like the common good, the preferential option for the poor, solidarity among all the people, and the stewardship of resources. This REVISED EDITION also addresses morality related to current issues such as war on terror, global warming, the rights of United States immigrants and “aliens,” and stem cell research. (© 2007) This textbook has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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• • • A link between the principle covered and Scripture A case study to allow for student debate on real-life situations related to the principle Profiles of saints and Christian heroes who have modeled social justice in dramatic ways

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SOCIAL JUSTICE
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Activities for Catholic Social Teaching
A Resource Guide for Teachers and Youth Ministers
James McGinnis
Providing unique hands-on applications for students, Activities for Catholic Social Teaching: A Resource Guide for Teachers and Youth Ministers offers a chance for teens to put into action the Church’s body of social teaching. Consistent with the formula that action as a part of justice is a Gospel value, each unit involves activities that motivate teenagers to do something to effect change. Through a variety of methods and styles, teenagers will learn to live out Catholic social teaching. Some of the activities are personal and reflective, while others are more hands-on, including story-telling, role plays, interviews, and analysis of contemporary media. Activities for Catholic Social Teaching provides teachers with clear references, concise introductions, and step-by-step directions which allow for easy explanation. Handouts from the book are available at www.avemariapress.com in the classroom resources section on the religious education homepage.

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This Flowing Toward Me
A Story of God Arriving in Strangers
Marilyn Lacey, R.S.M. Foreword by Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
What began in 1979 as a response to a random bulletin board posting would ultimately change Sister Marilyn Lacey’s life—and the lives of countless refugees. In vivid prose, Sister Lacey narrates her twenty-five year spiritual journey of work with those displaced by conflict and disaster. In the spirit of Dead Man Walking, she invites us to solidarity with some of the world’s most vulnerable. Timely and engaging, This Flowing Toward Me offers fresh, personal insights into the world of refugees and international immigrants. More importantly, it stirs our hearts to remember the Gospel mandate to welcome the stranger.

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VOCATIONS
Elective D: Responding to the Call of Jesus Christ

Marriage and Holy Orders
Your Call to Love and Serve
Michael Amodei
Marriage and Holy Orders: Your Call to Love and Serve is designed to help students “address the vocational question directly and study the possibilities thoroughly” (NDC, 7) through an exploration of what it means to live the fruits of their Christian and human vocation of Baptism. The textbook focuses on adult vocations in the two sacraments at the service of communion: marriage and priesthood. Considering these vocations also involves preparation through living a chaste single life, which may translate into a permanent single vocation. Also, for both women and men, lay and ordained, careful deliberation must also be given to the various callings of the consecrated life. Chapter Two of the text—God’s Plan for Your Life: Single Life, Consecrated Life, Marriage, and Holy Orders—provides a thorough presentation of each of these permanent vocations. (© 2007) This text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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THE LEADING CATHOLIC MARRIAGE-PLANNING BOOKLET! Together for Life
Rev. Joseph M. Champlin Contains the complete marriage rite with all variant prayers, blessings, and scripture texts. Includes a fourpage-tear-out selection sheet for choosing readings, prayers, and blessings to be used in the ceremony. Contains the scripture text from the revised lectionary (NAB).
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WORLD RELIGIONS
Elective B: Ecumenical and Interreligious Issues

Exploring the Religions of Our World
Nancy Clemmons, S.N.J.M
Exploring the Religions of Our World builds on students’ understanding and experience of their own Catholic Christian faith to study different religious traditions. The text begins with a study of Judeo-Christian history, practice, and tradition before expanding to the study of other ancient religions including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shintoism that are now more prevalent than ever throughout North America. The text moves on to uncover a variety of religious traditions that sprang from America’s Protestant roots including Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the Church of Christ, Scientist. Each chapter begins with an introduction that connects the religion to a contemporary person, practice, or teaching. A brief history follows, including information on the founder and other major figures. Other sections include those on scripture or major writings, beliefs and practices, and sacred places and sacred times. Additionally, each chapter ends with a Catholic apologetic focus including ecumenical dialogue between the Catholic Church and the particular religion while pointing out differences and similarities in doctrine, tradition, and practice. Besides being unique in its comparisons of major religions beginning with the experience and knowledge most common among Catholic high school students, each section that specifically refers to the Christianity and Catholicism has been granted a Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur.

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1. Beginning the Journey 2. Judaism 3. Christianity 4. Islam 5. Hinduism 6. Buddhism 7. Chinese Religions 8. Japanese Religions Afterword Religions with Christian and American Roots Catholic Handbook for Faith

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CHASTE LIVING
Sex and the Teenager
Choices and Decisions
Kieran Sawyer, S.S.N.D
Designed for use in a classroom, youth group, or retreat setting, the Sex and the Teenager: Choices and Decisions program allows students to feel comfortable talking about and reflecting on sensitive questions connected with their sexual maturing. Rooted in Judeo-Christian and Catholic Church moral teaching, the program has a clear, straightforward goal: to encourage teens to make their own decisions to say “NO” to premarital sexual activity. The program deals with a variety of topics including: what to do on a date; how to tell the difference between love, infatuation, and exploitation; the risks of teenage sexual activity with or without contraceptives; the necessity of setting personal moral limits and sticking to them; and many more important topics. Sex and the Teenager: Choices and Decisions also helps teenagers become aware of the many difficult decisions they would have should an unplanned pregnancy occur. Includes discussion and plans of action for dealing with some of the recent challenges in the area of sexual activity now faced by teens, including practices of “hooking up” with a partner with little if any emotional investment and the increase in oral sexual activity. PARTICIPANT BOOK: ISBN: 9781594711619 / 128 pages / $9.95 LEADER’S MANUAL: ISBN: 9781594711688 / 8 ½" x 11" / 192 pages / $24.95

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Sex, Love, and You
Making the Right Decision
Tom and Judy Lickona with William Boudreau, M.D.
Strongly rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition, Sex, Love, and You: Making the Right Decision promotes the value of chastity and tells teens how their lives will be better if they refrain from sex before marriage. In a direct, no-nonsense fashion, authors Tom and Judy Lickona examine the dangers of sexual activity and the rewards of abstinence. It’s a perfect follow-up resource to give to teens who have just heard a presentation on sexually transmitted diseases, participated in a program on sexuality, or are taking a course on Christian lifestyles and vocations. ISBN: 9780877939870 / 192 pages / $13.95

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CONFIRMATION
REVISED EDITION

Send Out Your Spirit
A Confirmation Candidate’s Handbook for Faith
Michael Amodei
Send Out Your Spirit leads teens through the major tenets of their faith—the Trinity, Jesus, Scripture, Church, sacraments, morality, and more—specifically structured for the context of preparing for confirmation. This program is rooted in the idea that high school-aged candidates want the necessary information on the Catholic faith in hand as they commit personally to the promises of faith originally made for them at baptism. Candidate Handbook: Each chapter of the candidate’s handbook includes a relevant story or short lesson, journal or discussion questions, and concludes with:
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Catholic Apologetics: A series of questions and answers on the faith. For You: An enrichment assignment that allows the candidates to apply the material in the chapter. Prayers and Reflections: Quotations, meditations, scripture passages, and traditional prayers. Glossary definitions of key words are also included with each chapter. CANDIDATE’S HANDBOOK: ISBN: 9780877939528 / 256 pages / $9.95 LEADER’S MANUAL: ISBN: 9780877939511 / 224 pages / $22.95 SPONSOR HANDBOOK: ISBN: 9781594710216 / 48 pages / $22.95

Leader’s Manual: Provides several “how to use” tips for catechists and other adult leaders to share the monthly lessons in diverse groups and settings. Offers three flexible models for confirmation preparation: • Ten 3-Hour Sessions • Twenty 1-Hour Sessions • Ten 90-Minute Sessions for Concentrated Small Group Preparation Sponsor’s Handbook: Offers helpful background on the sponsor’s role, tips on communicating with teens, and information on the sponsor’s role in the celebration of the sacrament. Most importantly, it provides an overview of the ten chapters in Send out Your Spirit with questions for discussion and activities that sponsors and teens can do together. (© 2010) The Candidate’s Handbook and the doctrinal material in the Leader’s Manual have been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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This Is Our Faith
A Catholic Catechism for Adults Michael Pennock This popular faith primer and handy companion for all who wish to know more about the Catholic faith corresponds with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It is arranged along the four pillars of the Catechism. Questions for discussion are presented and prayer exercises are also included. This catechism is specifically designed for Catholic high school students, those journeying through RCIA, or those new to the Church.
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Questions of Faith
A Workbook Companion to the Catechism of the Catholic Church Michael Amodei A workbook consisting of 160 questions, Questions of Faith asks participants to explore the main teachings of the Catholic Church. Each question has been referenced to a paragraph number in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and to page numbers in the popular catechism This Is Our Faith.
ISBN: 9780877936893 / 96 pages / $6.95

The Seeker’s Catechism
The Basics of Catholicism Michael Pennock A readable and concise introduction to the riches of the Catholic faith for those seeking to begin their journey or for those returning to it with little or no prior formation. Particularly valuable for use in evangelization, this up-to-date resource is equally well suited in RCIA, campus ministry, adult education, and for personal teaching.
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Dare to Dream
Stories of 16 People Who Became Somebody
William O’Malley, S.J.
There is no better way to be formed in good character than to learn by example. Dare to Dream tells the stories of sixteen people whose lives began as typical and average, but through their cooperation with God-given virtues, along with courage and perseverance, achieved a status that truly made them somebodies—that is, people to inspire others to reach their own full human potential. Perfect as a supplement to high school theology courses or as a personal gift, Dare to Dream is an ideal source to elicit questions, spur action, and inspire teens, leading them to a clearer understanding of how God’s virtue and grace builds from the routine of their lives to allow for lasting character and worth. ISBN: 978594712012 / 180 pages / 51/2" x 81/2" / $12.95

Questions from Seventh Period
Doc Pennock Answers Teens’ Questions on Life, Love, and the Catholic Faith
Michael Pennock
Best-selling textbook author Michael Pennock—“Doc” as he is affectionately called—knows that to connect with “ youth, you have to connect to their most heartfelt concerns. In Questions from Seventh Period, Pennock gives clear, concrete answers to the tough questions about love, life, and faith that concern Catholic teens the most. He answers questions such as “The DaVinci Code claims that Jesus was married. Is that true?” “What’s so wrong with drinking a few beers or smoking pot?” and more. This book will inspire teens with prayers, fun factoids, and stories, while sharing wise answers and sound guidance. ISBN: 9781594711015 / 288 pages / $15.95

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