Life and Love: Opening Your Heart to God's Design

Life and Love: Opening Your Heart to God's Design

by Terry Polakovic


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We marvel at its complexity, we wonder at its fragility, and as Catholics we embrace its dignity But as far back as 1880, the Church has faced the reality that our culture often stands in opposition to God's loving design for life, love, marriage, and family. In Life and Love: Opening Your Heart to God's Design, Terry Polakovic takes us on a fascinating tour of eight Church documents, spanning nearly 140 years, that pertain to human life and love: Arcanum (on Christian marriage) by Pope Leo XIII, 1880, Casti Connubii ("Of Chaste Wedlock") by Pope Pius XI, 1930, Humanae Vitae ("Of Human Life") by Pope Paul VI, 1968, Familiaris Consortia (on the role of the Christian family in the modern world) by Pope John Paul II, 1981, Mulieris Dignitatem (on the dignity and vocation of women) by John Paul II, 1988, Evangelium Vitae ("The Gospel of Life") by John Paul II, 1995, Deus Caritas Est ("God Is Love") by Pope Benedict XVI, 2005, Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love") by Pope Francis, 2016, Whether you've read these documents before or are discovering them for the first time, Life and Love will help you understand how the Church consistently and fearlessly offers the only true response to the battles of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681922492
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 The Times, They Are a-Changing: Leo XIII, Arcanum Divinae 19

Chapter 2 Back to the Garden: Pius XI, Casti Connubii 37

Chapter 3 Searching for Truth: Paul VI, Humanae Vitae 55

Chapter 4 As the Family Goes, So Goes the World: John Paul II, Familiaris Consortia 77

Chapter 5 Life Is Beautiful: John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae 99

Chapter 6 Where Have All the Women Gone?: John Paul II, Mulieris Dignitatem 119

Chapter 7 Love Makes the World Go Round: Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est 141

Chapter 8 A Tale of Two Synods: Francis, Amoris Laetitia 159

Notes 185

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