The Best of Being Catholic by Kathy Coffey

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Here are beautiful, simple, profound ideas that few people think about these days when they talk about the Catholic Church. Yet they are truths that make a positive difference in peoples' lives. They include:Catholicism is a community that remembers JesusCatholics draw on a rich tradition of spiritualityThey always have something to celebrateThe church is a familyIt has splendid heroes and heroinesIt takes staunch stands on peace and justiceIt has universalityAt a time when many Catholics have grown frustrated with their church, The Best of Being Catholic reminds them of the positive values and practices that they will never read about in the daily news.

About Kathy Coffey

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Kathy Coffey is the author of several popular books on spirituality, including, from Orbis: Hidden Women of the Gospels (14,500 sold, plus another 15,000 of it sold in first edition from Crossroad), Mary (6,500 sold), God in the Moment (2,500 sold, plus another 3,000 from Loyola Press in hardcover first edition), and Women of Mercy (5,000 sold). She is the winner of ten awards from the Catholic Press Association and a recipient of the Foley Poetry Award.
Published September 1, 2012 by Orbis. 163 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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While acknowledging the many grave problems within the church, and those caused by it, the author lovingly presents brief vignettes about the people, places, and ideas that have made Catholicism such a rich and dignified religion.

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