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Tables of Contents for The Truth of Catholicism
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
An Invitation to Come Inside
1
5
Is Jesus the Only Savior?
5
14
Christ and the Conquest of Our Fears
The Two Things Jesus Reveals
7
3
Getting the Story Straight
10
3
An Outrage?
13
3
Living Beyond Fear
16
3
Does Belief in God Demean Us?
19
16
Liberation and the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus
Rumors of Angels
23
4
God: Fatherhood and Mercy
27
2
The Trinity
29
3
God Beyond ``Spirituality''
32
3
Liberal Church? Conservative Church?
35
18
Why Catholicism is Not a ``Denomination,'' and What That Means
The Church as a ``Communion''
40
3
Called and Sent
43
2
Formed in the Image of Mary
45
2
Archaeology Teaches a Lesson
47
3
Liberating Doctrine
50
3
Where Do We Find the ``Real World''?
53
19
Liturgy and the Extraordinary Ordinary
``Shining from Shook Foil''
56
3
God's Work
59
6
The Priest as Icon
65
4
Prayer and God's Thirst for Us
69
3
How Should We Live?
72
20
The Moral Life and the Laws That Liberate
Fitness for Beatitude
76
1
Freedom for Excellence
77
3
The Law That Liberates
80
3
Conscience and the Primacy of Truth
83
4
But What About Compassion?
87
2
A Word About Confession
89
3
How Should We Love?
92
20
Celebrating the Gift of Sex
What Sex Teaches Us About Ourselves
95
3
What Sex Teaches Us About God
98
5
Is It Just Too Much?
103
1
Engaging the Issues
104
8
Why Do We Suffer?
112
15
Redeeming the World and Its Pain
No Accidents
115
2
Redemptive Suffering
117
3
Weakness and Strength
120
3
The Vocation of Suffering
123
2
The Final Act
125
2
What About the Rest of the World?
127
23
Other Christians, Other Religions
Christ Creates Unity
131
6
Christians and Jews: A Divinely Mandated Entanglement
137
6
Who is Saved? How?
143
3
Why Bother with Missions?
146
4
Is Catholicism Safe for Democracy?
150
18
Living Freedom for Excellence in Public
Making Democrats
154
3
The Foundations of the House of Freedom
157
4
The Life Issues: Abortion and Euthanasia
161
7
What Will Become of Us?
168
13
Saints and the Human Future
St. Everyone
171
3
Prime Numbers, and the Rest of Us
174
3
Miracles and Modernity
177
2
A Choice of Worlds
179
2
Notes
181
14
Acknowledgments
195