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by Catherine Wiecher Brunell

  • Author: Catherine Wiecher Brunell
  • ISBN: 0829437517
  • ISBN13: 978-0829437515
  • ePub: 1423 kb | FB2: 1838 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Christian Living
  • Publisher: Loyola Press (October 1, 2012)
  • Pages: 244
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 624
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Becoming Catholic, Again: Connecting the Faith We Were Taught with the Faith We Live ePub download

Becoming Catholic, Again book. For many Catholics, practicing one's faith may have felt much simpler as a child.

Becoming Catholic, Again book. Everywhere I go, I find Catholics moving into adult faith. This was true for Catherine Wiecher Brunell; but as she matured, she encountered a tension in her faith-a disconnect between the faith she learned as a child and the faith she lived as an adult.

Becoming Catholic, Again. Chatfield College at Findlay Market will host a Meet the Author community coffee on Wednesday, April 17 at 10 . The community is invited to meet Catherine Wiecher Brunell, author of Becoming Catholic Again: Connecting the Faith We Were Taught with the Faith We Live. Becoming Catholic, Again. March 24, 2013 ·. A few years ago, I was at a brunch to celebrate Palm Sunday.

Loyola Press has recently published a book titled Becoming Catholic, Again: Connecting the Faith We Were Taught with the Faith We Live by Boston College alumna . Catherine Brunell's "Becoming Catholic, Again.

Loyola Press has recently published a book titled Becoming Catholic, Again: Connecting the Faith We Were Taught with the Faith We Live by Boston College alumna Catherine Wiecher Brunell. Loyola Press is a Catholic publisher offering Retreat, books, ministry resources, articles, and educational program support. It’s an intelligent and heartfelt look at how faith must stretch, mature, adjust, and find its way throughout a person’s life. The Brides of Rollrock Island.

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Catholics believe in faith and works They would be relieved to hear that the Catholic Church doesn’t teach that we need to do good works to come to God and be justified, an. .

Catholics believe in faith and works. You hear Protestants and Catholics say this all the time. This is the case with the idea that we need to earn our place before God by doing works-particularly at the beginning of the Christian life when we are first justified. According to Trent, none of those things that precede justification, whether faith or works, merit the grace of justification. They would be relieved to hear that the Catholic Church doesn’t teach that we need to do good works to come to God and be justified, and they would be relieved to hear that the Catholic Church relates James 2:24 to later events in the Christian life.

Catherine Brunell helps Catholics move from a childhood faith to an authentic adult faith in Becoming Catholic, Again. In the style of a personal narrative, Brunell examines how to maintain an authentic spiritual life and a connection to the Church in a postmodern world. She thinks back to an Ash Wednesday when her father rubbed cigarette ashes into the Sign of the Cross onto his forehead instead of attending Mass.

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Catherine Wiecher Brunell, Becoming Catholic, Again: Connecting the Faith We Were Taught with the Faith We Live (Oct. 1, 2012). Margaret Silf, Simple Faith: Moving Beyond Religion as You Know It to Grow in Your Relationship with God (2012). Connecting the Faith We Live with the Faith We Were Taught Learn how to read digital books for free. Connecting the Faith We Live with the Faith We Were Taught. by Catherine Wiecher Brunell. Brunell helps Catholics move from a childhood faith to an authentic adult faith in Becoming Catholic, Again. Learn how to read digital books for free.

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"Everywhere I go, I find Catholics moving into adult faith and also longing for adult faith--usually without even knowing it.  Here is an excellent book that can partner both groups on their journeys.  Becoming Catholic, Again is deeply personal, very readable, and quite solid theology too.  You don't often get all three!"

-- Fr.Richard Rohr,O.F.M.For many Catholics, practicing one's faith may have felt much simpler as a child. This was true for Catherine Wiecher Brunell; but as she matured, she encountered a tension in her faith--a disconnect between the faith she learned as a child and the faith she lived as an adult. In Becoming Catholic, Again, Brunell shares her realization of a spiritual identity that is congruent with both her lived experience and Church Tradition.Becoming Catholic, Again examines how to maintain an authentic spiritual life and a connection to the Church in a postmodern world. For example, Brunell describes her experience with "theology of inadequacy": if we only prayed more and did more, then blessings and grace would flow. But that attitude might actually box God out of our lives--to find grace, we should focus on the lives we lead and meet the needs we see in the world from where we stand.Brunell invites us to experience a faith that grows through personal discovery. Like Brunell, we may no longer have the absolute faith of a child, but we can nurture an adult faith that reconciles any differences.
Froststalker
I got this book because it was only like $2 during one of Amazon's monthly sales and I think I was going through a phase of being fascinated by various forms of spirituality. It turned out to be a decent quick read, though I think it could have been titled a lot better. It's just about as relevant for any religion (and maybe even just general spiritualities,) and especially any Christian religions as it is for Catholicism. I'm not really religious at all, and I found it to be relevant even for me. It doesn't come across very preachy at all, which is surprising and good.

There's a bit of rambling here and there, and I found myself reading, but getting nothing from passages from time to time, simply because of how they were written and/or how nebulous what they were talking about was, but over all, it was a decent, insightful book.

The author is a mother of four and uses a lot of anecdotes about raising her children to illustrate points and for this reason, I think it might be a good book for parents.

The author also frequently talks about and tries to illustrate how it's ok to stray from organized religion/the rituals/the rules if that's what feels right for you. So if you're wanting to become Catholic again by getting more hardcore and following the rules more thoroughly, this is not the book for you. Actually, maybe it is, because maybe you really shouldn't be doing that.

Overall, I didn't love the book, but it wasn't bad and I definitely have a few friends who I think would really benefit from a reading of this book. I'd go with a 2.5 star rating if I could, firmly between "it was ok" and "I liked it".
Fegelv
I read, with appreciation, Catherine Brunell's candid sharing of her questioning and doubt around the religion she was raised with. Her early Catholicism is informed by her upbringing-Bible verses and stories she quotes, values, beliefs and expectations of her family of origin, her parochial school education and Midwest culture. In her writing, it is clear to me that despite confusion and disappointment at times, there is something deeply compelling about her Catholic faith that causes her to journey inward and onward. I was touched by her willingness to lean into her discomfort in seeking peace and truth in her faith.
Through sharing her own stories and offering opportunities to engage in one's own questions with guided reflection, she invites the reader to share in spiritual journeying. The tremendous growth on her own faith journey is apparent. As the reader, I felt welcomed to join.
I have never identified with Catholicism. Still, I am surprised at how much in her writing resonated with my own spiritual journey. By embracing tough questions, rather than running from them, Catherine reminds me of how much there is to gain; not just for us, but for our families and communities. While written from a Christian perspective and informed by Catholic teaching, so much of the longing she writes about can speak to anyone regardless of theological beliefs or truths. For me, Humanistic underpinnings in this book that draw me in are: what it means to seek love and wholeness, to be of service to others, and to raise children and communities that care for all.
MrDog
I have been seeking an encouraging book on faith that I could send my children for Christmas, and I've found it! Reading it, I was so moved to hear from a young mother like this-the author is a cheerleader for staying in the search and she shares from her own experiences. You can tell she is deeply rooted in her Jesuit education, but this doesn't read like a theology book, it's like she's right there across the table sharing her story and her deep faith in God.

This is a practical book about how to honor where one is on their faith journey. The author encourages working through anger and frustration at the hierarchy and finding a way that works, even though it will take some real effort. I know it's up to them, but I hope my kids find a way back to the church of their childhood. I know they respect how we raised them in the church and thank us for sending them through Catholic schools. They know how it positively impacted our family life, but they find convenient to NOT attend mass with their own children. For those who miss mass due to lifestyle and family schedules (in these times of Sunday soccer games and birthday parties) the author, through memoir, shows the reader her path of re-prioritizing the place of religion and spirituality in family life. A lot of healing can come from this book and I just had to write my first review to give it 5 stars!!
Kardana
One of the most interesting and honest stories of experience and personal struggle with religion and spiritual issues. The author incorporates many examples from her own life to illustrate how she has come to some very meaningful ways to approach the meaning of religion and spiritual matters. Highly recommended for anyone dealing with the dilemma of the faith they grew up with and realities of the world we find ourselves in now. Not just for Catholics.
Fawrindhga
As a Catholic, I have experienced some of The same doubts the author described by The author. I believe her story ist compelling in the sense that it gives hope to Catholics who may strayed from their faith that they can find meanlng in the Church once again.
fire dancer
Don't have much time to review this book in detail, but I did enjoy it very much. I bought it as a research item and found it was quite useful.
SARAND
I loved this book. Gave me some important "refreshments to my faith. Gives one a better understanding of our faith and is a refreshing renewal of why we are catholic. I would recommend to anyone looking to renew their faith in the Church
I truly enjoyed reading "Becoming Catholic, Again." The book is beautifully written, yet practical in that it addresses the questions that many of us have on the spiritual path. I am both Catholic and a spiritual seeker, and this book addresses issues common to people of all faiths. I found the author's discussions of faith, ritual, grace, service, children and family to be moving and helpful. And I loved her stories -- about family, work and Sr. Grace, a role model for us all!
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