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

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Ignatius Press, Mar 25, 2017 - Religion - 190 pages
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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, the beauty and truth of these insights places the reader on a path to a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God. While keeping the focus on the theology and teachings of the Church, Fr. Scalia also covers these topics:

shows the unity that comes from the seven sacramentsprovides a road map to a life of graceencourages a strong devotion to our Blessed Motherprovides guidance on how to develop a continuous conversation with God

These ponderings are coupled with powerful and moving introductory essays penned by highly regarded Catholics, each offering a glimpse into the Catholic faith realized. Rev. Paul Check, Jim Towey, Dr. Scott Hahn, Mary Ellen Bork, Gloria Purvis, Raymond Arroyo, Lizz Lovett and Helen Alvare each open a section of the book with a personal account of his or her interaction with the faith. Fr. Scalia's writings then offer insight into developing and growing one's faith and relationship with God. Additionally, Archbishop Charles Chaput offers a thought provoking foreword to help the reader with a meaningful journey through the many aspects of the Catholic faith presented throughout this book.

 

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Contents

The Most Reverend Charles J Chaput
9
Knowing and Loving Jesus of Nazareth
19
Knowing and Loving the Body
37
The Tension and Balance
51
Christs Life Placed within Us
71
The Beauty and the Power
87
The Mortal Masterpieces of Gods
105
In Conversation with God
125
Christ within Us
145
The Pattern and Rhythm of the Christian Life
163
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Father Paul Scalia is a native of Virginia and grew up in the Diocese of Arlington. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He studied theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Ordained in 1996, Fr. Scalia was appointed the Bishop's Delegate for Clergy in 2012. He has written for various publications, served as a frequent contributor to the Arlington Catholic Herald and Encourage and Teach, the diocesan blog.

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