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St. Robert Bellarmine (1542 - 1621)

ST. ROBERT BELLARMINEThe Italian, priest, cardinal, theologian, Doctor of the Church and its great defender in the face of the Protestant Reformation answers such questions as: How is the Church Christ's Mystical Body? Why were Protestants so wrong in rejecting the centrality of the Holy Eucharist? The 18th Century vision of America's founding fathers reflected in the Declaration of Independence, and the structure of the Republic; how were they borrowed from the Church's ancient doctrine of good government; articulated in the 13th Century by St. Thomas Aquinas and later reaffirmed and developed two hundred years before the American revolution by Bellarmine? What was the Church's true historical position on the Galileo affair and on the essential unity of faith and science?

St. Teresa of Ávila (1515 - 1582)

ST. TERESA OF AVILAThe Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun and first woman Doctor of the Church, who led the restoration and reform of the Church after the Protestant reformation, shows how formation in the interior life with the practice of moral virtue and in the soulís journey into God must become foundational again, if our present culture of death is to return to life. She answers questions such as: What are the major effects of secular feminism? How has the decline of Mary as the maternal model of femininity left us vulnerable to the combined forces of the sexual revolution and secular feminism, that have undermined the family and the culture? Have we lost a sense of the supernatural and thus of sin and grace? What are heaven and hell really like?

St. Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

ST. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPOThe great priest, bishop, philosopher, theologian Church Father and Doctor of the Church, son of St. Monica and student of St. Ambrose answers questions about the Manichaean heresy into which he fell; and what our late Holy Father John Paul II has termed "the new Manichaeanism". He treats how this ancient but ever new heresy and the Gnosticism from which it comes, has effected family life, the contraceptive mentality, abortion attitudes towards sexuality and gender mainstreaming. Augustine also explores the nature of authentic love, the role of grace in the interior life, what the present Holy Father calls "the dictatorship of relativism" the importance of philosophy for the pursuit of truth, the certitude of faith, how to discern truth and falsity in the modern media, the trivium as the foundation of true Catholic education for the whole person, and another old yet new form of heresy - Pelagianism and how the modern "imperial self" tries to save itself without God or with God as a mere equal partner.

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