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Resolving Faith Difficulties 4: A Pastor’s Spiritual Journal

BOOK 4: Faith and Controversy

by Father Jerry Pokorsky

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Book Description

In this very helpful collection of essays, Fr. Jerry Pokorsky addresses a great many of the problems and confusions in faith which have concerned Catholics over the centuries, and which seem especially widespread in the twenty-first century. This is the fourth volume of a series created from columns written in recent years for CatholicCulture.org. Its theme is Faith and Controversy.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Living on Borrowed Time
  • Happy warriors
  • No Ninnies
  • Don’t try to put Jesus on Valium
  • Non-Conformists
  • Fear of Holiness
  • Remedies for Discouragement
  • Rackets
  • Jewish Humor
  • Prayer and Puppies
  • Seven lessons in forgiveness
  • No Sympathy for the Devil
  • Surveillance Spirituality
  • Cashing in on the Devil?
  • Expect a Miracle!
  • A Mother’s Love
  • Peter’s Tumultuous Vocation and Ours
  • Guardians of Common Sense
  • The Communist-Diabolical Conspiracy
  • Undermining the New Communist Menace
  • Freaks
  • Summer Cookouts and Party Politics
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Clericalism and the Summer of Shame
  • The crisis: Déjà vu all over again
  • Going the Wrong Way with Studied Ambiguity
  • Tinkering with the Faith
  • The Silent Compliant Majority
  • The Continuing Scandal of the McCarrick Doctrine
  • Ending rule by the ‘McCarrick Doctrine’
  • Fidel Castro, RIP?
  • In Gratitude for Joe Biden
  • Archbishop Cordileone & Speaker Pelosi in Perspective
  • White Knuckles
  • Maintaining Christian Charity in Times of Upheaval
  • Anatomy of the healing process
  • The Little Shop of Horrors
  • How to Conquer the World
  • Destined For Destruction
  • Special Issue: The Pandemic
  • Pondering the Pandemic
  • When the lights go on again
  • The dangers of proliferating Communion services
  • The dangers of live-streaming Masses
  • The Electronic Jesus
  • Virtual Indulgences?
  • How DARE you?