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Catholic for a Reason II: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mother of God, 2nd ed.
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Catholic for a Reason II: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mother of God, 2nd ed.

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Emmaus Road 2004

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Catholic for a Reason II explores the mystery of Mary, the Mother of God, through the personal study and reflection of nine well-known Catholics—Scott Hahn, Jeff Cavins, Tim Gray, Curtis Martin, Kimberly Hahn, Edward Sri, Curtis Mitch, Sean Innerst, and Leon Suprenant. The result is a moving tribute and convincing testimony that demolishes common misconceptions about Catholic teaching on the Virgin Mary. The truth is that Catholics do not worship Mary. Catholic teaching on Mary is scriptural. And the Rosary and other Marian prayers are not vain repetitions.

You’ll learn why the Catholic Church teaches that Mary was immaculately conceived, remained always a virgin, and was assumed body and soul into heaven. You’ll understand how Mary is the fulfillment of Old Testament images. Most of all, you’ll discover what it means to be a child of Mary in the Church.

This volume will help Catholics and non-Catholics alike develop a better understanding of the Church, the Mother of God, and the Mass. The Logos Bible Software edition of Catholic for a Reason II: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mother of God is designed to bring you a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and its traditions. With Logos, every word is essentially a link. That means double-clicking on any Scripture reference brings you straight to the original language text or your preferred English translation. In addition, you can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about the subject—making this book ideal for Catholic studies.

Key Features

  • Addresses various Catholic traditions
  • Provides a biblical basis for Catholic doctrines and theology
  • Shows the importance and significance of Mary and how she fits within the Catholic faith


  • She Gave the Word Flesh
  • Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
  • The “Woman” in Salvation History: Reflections of Mary in the Old Testament
  • Mary as the New Eve
  • Mary, the God-bearing Ark
  • Treat Her Like a Queen: The Biblical Call to Honor Mary as Royal Mother
  • Always a Virgin
  • Called to Be Children of Mary: God’s Family Plan
  • Mary, Full of Grace
  • The Luminous Mysteries
  • Mary and the Church
  • The Rosary: It Beats the Rhythm of Human Life
  • Appendix: Biblical Theology and Marian Studies

Praise for the Print Edition

Catholic for a Reason II embraces the noble task of propagating the Church’s teaching regarding the Mother of God in the hope of educating minds to know her better and moving hearts to love her more.

—Charles M. Mangan, priest, Diocese of Sioux Falls, SD

Product Details

  • Title: Catholic for a Reason II: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mother of God, 2nd ed.
  • Editors: Scott Hahn and Leon J. Suprenant
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 227

About the Editors

Scott Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Hundreds of these talks have been produced on audio and video by St. Joseph Communications. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics reembrace the Catholic faith. He is currently a professor of theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and he’s the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books, including The Lamb’s Supper, Reasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home. Scott received his BA in theology, philosophy, and economics from Grove City College, Pennsylvania, his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his PhD in biblical theology from Marquette University. He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986.

Leon J. Suprenant is the president of Catholics United for the Faith and the editor of Lay Witness, a monthly magazine for lay Catholics. He received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his master’s degree in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.