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U.S. Catholic
U.S. Catholic is a monthly forum for lay Catholics, covering issues of concern to Catholics in their everyday lives. U.S. Catholic is not afraid to tackle the controversial topics of our times and celebrates Catholic tradition, yet embraces the spirit of Vatican II reform and rejuvenation. U.S. Catholic can be your source for contemporary theological and spiritual discussions that help average Catholics understand their faith better.

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U.S. Catholic: August 2005
This month:
Intimate conversations
How to talk to your kids about sex: Between sex tips in teen ’zines and bare skin on every pop idol, plenty of parents wonder if they have any chance of passing on Catholic values about sex. Liz DeCarlo collects advice for the despairing from those who know how to get through to teens.

Under new management: A new pastor’s arrival can be cause for celebration or consternation for priest and people alike. Father Darren M. Henson and parishioner Patrick T. Reardon offer advice from both sides for a smooth transition.

Not-so-special delivery: Thanks to our love affair with all things chemical, says Kevin Clarke in Margin Notes, our children are starting out life as mini toxic waste sites.

Martin E. Marty
Are you looking for a good research assistant?
Context reviews the latest in theology, philosophy, and culture in one easy-to-read newsletter. Theologian Martin Marty does the work for you by sifting through thousands of books, magazines, newspapers, and academic reports. Find out what's on Marty's mind as he shares some thoughts on the material he's reviewed and offers some suggestions for material you may want to investigate further. Find out more by visiting Context online.

At Home With Our FaithAt Home With Our Faith
Ten times a year, At Home With Our Faith offers parents fresh new insights on important parenting topics. Parents are in the best position to positively influence their children's lives for good. AHF helps them take advantage of the ordinary opportunities family life offers to nourish spiritual meaning and evoke religious commitment. It helps increase parents' own religious literacy and points to the ways in which religion is fostered in the course of normal daily life. You can order a subscription just for your family or make a bulk order for distribution at your parish. Call 1-800-328-6515 for more information or order a copy online today.

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Salt of the Earth The online resource for social justice:
Message area, legislative alerts, social justice news, organizing aid and self-help, social justice stats and linked resources, and more.

This month in Salt of the Earth: Fair trade comes to Chicago, a Brazilian bishop ends his hunger strike—and much more!

In Good Faith/De Buena Fe
De Buena Fe An Adult Education Series from Claretian Publications

In Good Faith - De Buena Fe is an all-new, information-packed, user friendly handout series to assist the many people in your parish who are active in R.C.I.A., adult religious education programs, faith-sharing groups, and personal faith development.

Parish leaders have been asking for resources they can use for basic faith education and formation. Throughout the church in the U.S., the cry is that adults are lacking in knowledge of the basics of the Catholic faith. In response, Claretian Publications brings you the In Good Faith - De Buena Fe series, created with parish directors of religious education and the people they serve in mind. The two-sided color handouts are clear, concise, engaging, informative, and written with an awareness of how faith can make sense in people’s busy, modern lives.

In Good Faith - De Buena Fe is a resource to bring good faith to life.

Claretian Publication's Hispanic Ministry Resources Center
A complete selection of bilingual liturgical, cultural, and catechetical resources for the multicultural parish.

And don't forget to stop by the Busy Christian's Guide to Catholic Social Teaching. Want to find out more about the Church's best kept secret? Here is an online timeline with handy summaries of all the church's major social documents beginning with Rerum novarum in 1891 and continuing through Centesimus annus in 1991.

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