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A6 booklets published by the Catholic Truth Society explaining Catholic Church teaching on a wide range of current issues. . See also Leaflets on the Catholic Faith, from 25p each....

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  1. Global Warming - How should we respond?

    Global Warming - How should we respond?
    Russell Sparkes

    Code: B1439
    £1.95
    Guidance on one of the challenges faced by today's world. Global warming is seen as the defining issue of our generation. Does the Church believe that it is really happening, and what should Catholics do to care for our planet? This booklet looks at the science and the theology of the problem, Learn More
  2. Sacramentals: Explaining Actions, Signs and Objects that Catholics use

    Sacramentals: Explaining Actions, Signs and Objects that Catholics use
    Russell Sparkes

    Code: B1440
    £2.50
    An introduction to Sacramentals – things and actions through which the Church conveys a blessing. Some of these will be very familiar to most Catholics, whether objects such as rosaries, palms, water, oil, or holy medals, or common gestures such as the Sign of the Cross, blessings or genuflection. Learn More
  3. Contraception and Chastity

    Contraception and Chastity
    G.E.M. Anscombe

    Code: B0813
    £1.95
    Contraception and Chastity was first published by the CTS in 1975. Its fresh and incisive defence of the Church’s teaching has helped many to appreciate the reasons for that teaching. Learn More
  4. Same-Sex Marriage

    Same-Sex Marriage
    Peter D Williams

    Code: B1950
    £1.95
    Can marriage be redefined. A look at the current debate and its implications. Recent consultations by governments on allowing same-sex marriage have sparked fierce debates across the media and society. Learn More
  5. Questions & Answers About Sex & Marriage

    Questions & Answers About Sex & Marriage
    Luton Good Counsel

    Code: B2601
    £1.95
    For many people the Catholic Church holds outdated and impractical views when it comes to sex, marriage and contraception. Dr Charlie O’Donnell answers 24 of the most common questions put to him by couples at marriage preparation classes. Learn More
  6. Abortion

    Abortion
    Helen Watt

    Code: B0821
    £1.95
    This booklet examines the many situations in which recourse to abortion is made, and describes the different methods of abortion. It explains in clear and accessible language Catholic Church teaching about abortion. Reference is made to Scripture and to recent key teaching documents. Learn More
  7. Divorce

    Divorce
    Jane Deegan

    Code: B2020
    £2.50
    Explaining Catholic teaching on marriage, separation and divorce. This booklet explains the Catholic understanding of marriage and why the Catholic Church teaches that divorce and re-marriage in the Church are not permissible. Learn More
  8. Marriage Annulment in the Catholic Church

    Marriage Annulment in the Catholic Church
    Fr Stephen Gasche

    Code: B0823
    £1.95
    A pocket guide to the grounds and procedures for annulment, this little booklet answers the pertinent questions that more and more people are asking about this thorny issue. Every person has the right to petition for a declaration of the nullity of his or her marriage. Learn More
  9. Protestantism: from a Catholic Perspective

    Protestantism: from a Catholic Perspective
    Dr Cyprian Blamires

    Code: B1450
    £2.50
    A description of the main forms of Protestantism. Protestants account for just under half of all Christians in the world but are often placed in opposition to the other Catholic half. This booklet explores the roots of this split and the political and theological differences which caused it. Learn More
  10. Explaining Islam from a Catholic Perspective

    Explaining Islam from a Catholic Perspective
    J M Gaskell

    Code: B0816
    £2.50
    This booklet examines the historical background to the rise of Islam in seventh century Arabia and its subsequent expansion throughout the Middle East. North Africa and much of Asia. as well as answering the most important questions about Islamic belief and practice from a Catholic perspective. Learn More
  11. Buddhism

    Buddhism
    Paul M Williams

    Code: B1160
    £2.50
    Buddhism is recognised as one of the world’s great religions, yet it is probably the least understood. Paul Williams, Professor of Professor of Indian and Tibetan Philosophy and convert to Catholicism, explains the main tenets of Buddhism and its methods of prayer and meditation, Learn More
  12. Freemasonry and the Christian Faith

    Freemasonry and the Christian Faith
    Fr Ashley Beck

    Code: B1470
    £2.50
    Is Freemasonry compatible with Catholicism? Freemasons celebrate 300 years since their foundation in England in 1717. Today still, despite the Catholic Church’s prohibition, some Catholics in apparent good faith become masons, even on the advice of senior clergy. Learn More
  13. Spirits, Mediums & the Afterlife: Can Christians contact the dead?

    Spirits, Mediums & the Afterlife: Can Christians contact the dead?
    Jean Vernette

    Code: B1455
    £1.95
    Can we speak to the dead? Since time immemorial humans have attempted to contact those who have gone before us, however the bible and the Church have always warned against such practices. Learn More

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