Penned by a leading intellectual in the American Catholic church, this collection brings together Francis Cardinal George's most influential writings on Catholic faith, communion, and culture, and stresses the importance of ecumenism and community among people of all beliefs. In this wide-ranging vision of the Catholic faith, Cardinal George calls us to reflect on how God, revealed in Jesus Christ, makes a difference in everything we do and all that we are. In the light of the risen Christ, Catholics are united with each other, people of other faiths, and even those that don't believe in God. By recognizing our identity in communion we learn that our relations whether personal or public, make us who we are. This shared identity calls us to see aspects of our lives, including the upheavals of globalization, the increasing role of the laity in the Church, and the conversation between liberal and conservative Catholics differently. Cardinal George draws from the intellectual riches of Catholic faith, from Cyril of Alexandria to John Paul II, and weaves in his own experiences in faith—from a moving encounter with a non-Christian in Zambia to the remarkable pilgrimage of young people who observed Pope John Paul II's visit to Mexico City.
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