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Product Details

  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Loyola Press (October 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0829437517
  • ISBN-13: 978-0829437515
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,087,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Everywhere I go, I find Catholics moving into adult faith and also longing for adult faith--usually without even knowing it.  Here is an excellent book that can partner both groups on their journeys.  Becoming Catholic, Again is deeply personal, very readable, and quite solid theology too.  You don't often get all three!"

-- Fr.Richard Rohr,O.F.M.



 "Becoming Catholic Again is a multilayered book of autobiographical (and engaging) story telling, reflection questions to ponder and suggested actions to be taken. Together it is a tapestry that is insightful and challenging—perfect for retreat or daily pondering."
- Simone Campbell, SSS

About the Author

Catherine Brunell is a pastoral minister of the everyday. Her life's work is about finding meaning in ordinary things by teaching and practicing faith. She has a master's degree in pastoral ministry from Boston College. She lives in Natick, Massachusetts, with her four children and husband.

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A terrific read!!
C. Peterson
Gives one a better understanding of our faith and is a refreshing renewal of why we are catholic.
Liz Paton
This book asks each of us to embrace our spiritual journey wherever we are.
Katherine Pytlak

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Beverly from Minnesota on November 7, 2012
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I have been seeking an encouraging book on faith that I could send my children for Christmas, and I've found it! Reading it, I was so moved to hear from a young mother like this-the author is a cheerleader for staying in the search and she shares from her own experiences. You can tell she is deeply rooted in her Jesuit education, but this doesn't read like a theology book, it's like she's right there across the table sharing her story and her deep faith in God.

This is a practical book about how to honor where one is on their faith journey. The author encourages working through anger and frustration at the hierarchy and finding a way that works, even though it will take some real effort. I know it's up to them, but I hope my kids find a way back to the church of their childhood. I know they respect how we raised them in the church and thank us for sending them through Catholic schools. They know how it positively impacted our family life, but they find convenient to NOT attend mass with their own children. For those who miss mass due to lifestyle and family schedules (in these times of Sunday soccer games and birthday parties) the author, through memoir, shows the reader her path of re-prioritizing the place of religion and spirituality in family life. A lot of healing can come from this book and I just had to write my first review to give it 5 stars!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Becky Camacho-Frank, MDiv on September 30, 2012
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In this memoir, Catherine Wiecher Brunell offers an honest and hopeful account of her relationship with being, and becoming, Catholic. Drawing on her experience as a minister, her theological training, and perhaps most importantly her own story as a daughter, wife, and mother, the author offers much-needed insight for all who are searching to deepen their faith and engage in the complex and challenging reality of day-to-day living. With suggestions for reflection, action, and prayer at the end of each chapter, Brunell offers her readers guidance for their own faith journeys.

I hope this book touches you as much as it touched me - speaking truth to my own faith journey and process of discovery in re-learning what it means for me to be (and continuously become) Catholic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jane U. Detwiler on November 2, 2012
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I read, with appreciation, Catherine Brunell's candid sharing of her questioning and doubt around the religion she was raised with. Her early Catholicism is informed by her upbringing-Bible verses and stories she quotes, values, beliefs and expectations of her family of origin, her parochial school education and Midwest culture. In her writing, it is clear to me that despite confusion and disappointment at times, there is something deeply compelling about her Catholic faith that causes her to journey inward and onward. I was touched by her willingness to lean into her discomfort in seeking peace and truth in her faith.
Through sharing her own stories and offering opportunities to engage in one's own questions with guided reflection, she invites the reader to share in spiritual journeying. The tremendous growth on her own faith journey is apparent. As the reader, I felt welcomed to join.
I have never identified with Catholicism. Still, I am surprised at how much in her writing resonated with my own spiritual journey. By embracing tough questions, rather than running from them, Catherine reminds me of how much there is to gain; not just for us, but for our families and communities. While written from a Christian perspective and informed by Catholic teaching, so much of the longing she writes about can speak to anyone regardless of theological beliefs or truths. For me, Humanistic underpinnings in this book that draw me in are: what it means to seek love and wholeness, to be of service to others, and to raise children and communities that care for all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kate on July 14, 2013
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I got this book because it was only like $2 during one of Amazon's monthly sales and I think I was going through a phase of being fascinated by various forms of spirituality. It turned out to be a decent quick read, though I think it could have been titled a lot better. It's just about as relevant for any religion (and maybe even just general spiritualities,) and especially any Christian religions as it is for Catholicism. I'm not really religious at all, and I found it to be relevant even for me. It doesn't come across very preachy at all, which is surprising and good.

There's a bit of rambling here and there, and I found myself reading, but getting nothing from passages from time to time, simply because of how they were written and/or how nebulous what they were talking about was, but over all, it was a decent, insightful book.

The author is a mother of four and uses a lot of anecdotes about raising her children to illustrate points and for this reason, I think it might be a good book for parents.

The author also frequently talks about and tries to illustrate how it's ok to stray from organized religion/the rituals/the rules if that's what feels right for you. So if you're wanting to become Catholic again by getting more hardcore and following the rules more thoroughly, this is not the book for you. Actually, maybe it is, because maybe you really shouldn't be doing that.

Overall, I didn't love the book, but it wasn't bad and I definitely have a few friends who I think would really benefit from a reading of this book. I'd go with a 2.5 star rating if I could, firmly between "it was ok" and "I liked it".
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