The `Europeanisation' of the fight against crime is a broad and much contested notion. This in-depth analysis of the role of the EU in fighting crime within the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice explores the impact of EU policies in the Member States, the progressive convergence of Member States' criminal-law systems, the emergence of mutual recognition as an alternative to harmonisation, and the incremental development of the ECJ's jurisdiction. The essays also explore the limitations inherent in EU counter-crime policies and the changes brought about by the introduction of the Treaty of Lisbon. These changes are discussed both collectively and within individual substantive areas in which the EU has taken an active role in fighting crime, such as corruption, money laundering, terrorism, organised crime and extradition.
We were not meant to be slaves. God created us to live freely and cherish every moment of life-but then sin came into the world and changed everything for the worse. Sin claims to be the best servant, but it is the worst taskmaster. It lures us into the promise of absolute freedom and then delivers ultimate oppression. Millions of people have never lived the lives they ought to have lived because they have been enslaved by bad habits or a shameful past. Many have tried to move on to a new life, but the shackles that hold them down are so heavy that they feel impotent to take another step forward. Is there hope? How can we be free indeed? Can we be liberated from bad habits and a shameful past and enjoy a new life in Christ? Yes! It is possible! Journey to Freedom: Leaving the Past Behind and Moving to a New Life demonstrates that Exodus is much more than God taking His people out of slavery; it is also God taking slavery out of His people. You will learn that God can break the shackles that hold you down but that you are not truly free until you decide to get up and walk out of your prison. You will be able to understand that deliverance is something God does for you and that transformation is something God does inside of you. You will learn that beyond taking them to the "Land of the Promise," God wanted to transform them into the "People of the Promise." You will realize that although it is a true account that happened thousands of years ago, Exodus is still applicable and highly relevant for us today. You will be able to identify yourself in Moses, Aaron, the Israelites, and-who knows-perhaps even Pharaoh. I hope you prayerfully consider going on this journey. I strongly believe this may be your first step into the life God has always intended for you.
The sacrament of Confession is probably the most talked about sacraments in the Catholic Church, as well as a spiritual practice being revived in many Protestant churches. This book explores the sacrament focusing on the two people who confess - God and the penitent. God is the primary confessor when he confesses his forgiveness for and trust in the one who is celebrating the sacrament. The gift of freedom, the existence of hell, and the role of conscience are discussed at length.Jean Vanier in his foreword says: "Somewhere, along the line, in the history of the Church, people have become more centred upon obedience to laws than upon this relationship with love with a person, with Jesus. This book flows from an understanding of Confession as a meeting of love and as a renewal of friendship."How that friendship is renewed is explored using the Rite of Penance and St. Peter in the Gospel. This helps us understand what happens in the sacrament and how we can celebrate it. Ultimately, Fr. Paul describes reconciliation as God's gift to us to express God's humble forgiveness and his confidence in us and also the place where we take responsibility for our lives."For anyone who is fearful of going to Reconciliation this is perfect. This book gives the reader a desire to go running to Reconciliation for God's mercy , forgiveness and love." Marilyn Moran RCIA Coordinator - Diocese of Bridgeport Office of Pastoral Services Parish RCIA Director - Assumption Parish - Westport CT
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