Being on Fire: The TopTen Essentials of Catholic Faith

Being on Fire: The TopTen Essentials of Catholic Faith


Author: Richard G Malloy
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 9781626980709
Format: Paperback
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At last, a book on Catholic faith that is grounded not only in Scripture and tradition, but in the joy and pain of being human. Richard Malloy shows how understanding these ten basic principles enables us to live in the world with love and assurance. With a great deal of humour and drawing on stories and anecdotes from his personal life and ministerial experiences, Malloy, a Jesuit priest like Pope Francis, makes clear the case that the universe is user friendly and that life is worth living. These basics include God, Jesus, community, justice, the sacraments, mission, the universe and everything. In knowing these basics we come to know that “we live and move and have our being in God” and the “God is love.” We are literally in love.


Richard G Malloy, SJ, is vice president for university ministry and mission at the University of Scranton. He has also served as assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, as a priest in the inner city of Camden, on a Native American reservation in South Dakota, and among Catholics in Alaska, Kentucky, New Mexico, and Chile. His articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, YouTube (talks), The Philadelphia Inquirer, America, U.S. Catholic, and Catholic Star Hearald for which he won a Catholic Press Association Award. His Orbis book A Faith That Frees (3,000 sold) won second place in the category “Popular Presentation of the Faith” from the Catholic Press Association.


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