Eternal Joy in Christ: What the Catholic Church Really Teaches About Morality



September 29, 2021

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Sept. 29, 2021 / Standard Newswire / – In the new version of “Made by God, Made for God: Catholic Morality Explained”, moral theologian Dr. Matthew K. Minerd skillfully and playfully tackles misconceptions common. on Catholic morality, skillfully weaving texts from Scripture and Catholic saints to show that the Catholic view of morality concerns a destiny of eternal joy rather than a mournful duty of duty.

In the introduction, Dr Minerd warmly invites his audience: “My only desire is to tell you, my reader, a little tale about this wonderful vocation to which we are all called, a vocation which is in fact a participation in the greatest gift. never given, the very life of God.

For its scholarly authority and kind tone, the book received a standing ovation from Roman Catholic theologians in Washington, DC, such as:

    “This eloquent and luminous book… makes Catholic moral teaching accessible to all, in a universal language which preserves the fullness of the truth, and communicates it with warmth and humanity. It is strongly recommended!” – Bro. Thomas Joseph White, OP (Rector, Magnificus Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome)

    “Matthew Minerd is a treasure and this book reflects it… Many books on moral theology read as if they weren’t meant for the living, but this one is for anyone with ears to hear! – Matthew Levering, Ph.D. (James N. and Mary D. Perry Jr. Chair of Theology, Mundelein Seminary, IL)

Additional endorsements from Fr. Cajetan Cuddy, OP, Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, are available upon request ([email protected]).

For his part, Minerd explains that he set out to write this book as a gift to fellow believers, especially those who might not have the opportunity to study theology formally:

“As a scholar, I have encountered so many incredible gems in my work as a Catholic theologian. God’s people deserve to have this kind of content! So I wrote this book precisely to show that these truths are not. not just truths that we memorize, but are truths that we live. “

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Biography of Dr Matthew K. Minerd
Matthew K. Minerd, Ph.D., is a Byzantine Catholic (Ruthenian) husband and father who is Professor of Philosophy and Moral Theology at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Method in Pittsburgh, PA. His scholarly and popular writings have been published in numerous academic journals such as The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, and his translations of academic texts have been published by The Catholic University of America Press, Emmaus Academic, and Cluny Media. Learn more about the Byzantine Catholic Church here.

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