Catholic Mystique: Fourteen Women Find Fulfillment in the Catholic Church

Catholic Mystique: Fourteen Women Find Fulfillment in the Catholic Church

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Overview

There are Catholics and non-Catholics alike who take it as truth that the Catholic Church is no place for a self-respecting, intelligent woman. Authors Jennifer Ferrara and Patricia Sodano Ireland disagree. Both were ordained Lutheran ministers. Both became Roman Catholics. The Catholic Mystique tells their stories -- and the stories of more than a dozen other educated, articulate, accomplished women who found fulfillment in the Church. While the contributors to this book come from a wide variety of religious, ethnic, socio-economic, and professional backgrounds, these firsthand accounts share a common theme. All experienced a sense of restlessness and profound feelings of unfulfillment, until they finally came to rest in the bosom of the Church. Time and again, it was the Church's clear and uncompromising stance on the sanctity of human life that first attracted a woman's attention, and then captured her heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931709910
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 03/28/2004
Pages: 299
Product dimensions: 5.26(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Building on the Rock of Truth9
Introduction13
1.Real Churches Don't Kill Babies17
2.From Promise to Fulfillment43
3.A Path Through the Wilderness: Finding a Way Home61
4.A Matter of Conscience85
5.The Lord Never Gave Up on Me107
6.I Believe in God--So What?127
7.From "c" to Shining "C": Protestant Charismatic to Roman Catholic147
8.From Lake Wobegon to Rome163
9.God-Haunted and Healed177
10.Almost a Catholic197
11.This Side of Paradise223
12.Running on Empty No Longer239
13.I Believe in Miracles253
14.Getting It Right the Second Time271
Afterword291
"Hound of Heaven"295

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