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In his second encyclical, Laudato Si': On the Care of Our Common Home, Pope Francis draws all Christians into a dialogue with every person on the planet about our common home. We as human beings are united by the concern for our planet, and every living thing that dwells on it, especially the poorest and most vulnerable. Pope Francis' letter joins the body of the Church's social and moral teaching, draws on the best scientific research, providing the foundation for "the ethical and spiritual itinerary that follows."
Light in the Darkness: The Teachings of Father James Keller, M.M. and The ChristophersFather Jonathan MorrisOur Sunday Visitor / 2015 / Trade Paperback$12.99 Retail:
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In 1945, Father James Keller saw a world at war, the beginnings of the cold war, and divisions at home. He was a man who believed that against all odds one person could make a difference - so he started a grass-roots movement called The Christophers - literally "Christbearers" - in the belief that each individual has a role in bringing hope and change to a troubled world. And the response was staggering. The world was hungry for the message, and embraced Fr. Keller's motto: "IT IS BETTER TO LIGHT ONE CANDLE THAN TO CURSE THE DARKNESS." In Light in the Darkness, Fr. Johnathan brings you eight of the core teachings of Fr. Keller, along with his own insights, showing us how they relate to us today.
Project Holiness: Marriage as a Workshop for Everyday Saints: Real Wisdom from Real Married CouplesJulie Donovan Massey, Bridgit Burke RavizzaLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$16.99 Retail:
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Project Holiness: Marriage as a Workshop for Everyday Saints celebrates the holiness of the ordinary and the goodness of married discipleship. Vatican II’s Lumen Gentium reminds Catholics of the universal call to holiness. Each person - lay and ordained alike - shares this vocation to holiness, this call to sainthood. For most adult Catholics, it is within the context of vowed, married life that the joyful and challenging path to sainthood is traveled. Based on an extensive qualitative study of long-lasting Catholic marriages, Bridget Burke Ravizza and Julie Donovan Massey examine the virtues, values, and practices that ground flourishing marriages and lead married partners to holiness.
Enhance your Bible study with this elegant, limited edition of the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible with a beautiful embossed, brown, leather-like cover. Gold, gilt-edged pages, ribbon markers, plus a presentation page and three family tree pages also make it a perfect family Bible or gift.
Catholicism is quickly expanding beyond its 1.2 billion followers, with growing numbers of priests and new baptisms every year. Attendance at papal events has tripled to 6.6 million since Pope Francis' election in 2013, and Catholicism has become the largest religious denomination on the planet by a wide margin. This book explains what makes Catholicism so alluring, giving you insight into the religion and everything it entails.
In Mercy: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics, Fr. Pacwa leads us to a deeper understanding of mercy through the study of Israel's long, slow struggle to experience mercy. By looking carefully at their experience of turning away and returning to God, we begin to understand that God's love, shown through His mercy, is more powerful than sin. Perfect for a parish small group study, or for personal reflection, each of the six sessions will lead us to an understanding of the importance of extending God's love and mercy to the world around us.
Listen Here: Seven Steps to an Enduring Relationship with GodMegan McKennaPaulist Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$16.49 Retail:
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"God is listening. What are we saying?" With these words Megan McKenna begins this inspiring, accessible, and practical guide to finding and building the spiritual connection that brings God's love into our life and our world. She is not primarily focused on praying to God but on creating a long enduring, deepening relationship with God that we are listened to, as a people, as one voice.
Ave Maria: See, Learn, and Meditate on the Mysteries of the RosaryMaria Rosa PoggioPaulist Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:
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Ave Maria, through meditating on The Mysteries of the Rosary the joyful, sorrowful, glorious, and luminous tells the story of salvation through words and images.
The Good News, a gospel of revelation and salvation, which for centuries the Christian tradition has undertaken, represents visually the invisible mystery of God who becomes incarnate in history, is revealed, and saves.
The images of the Mysteries of the Rosary begin a path of study and prayer, as the essential contents of the faith are presented in words and embellished with beautiful full-color art. Ave Maria offers a guide to praying and meditating the rosary.
Strategic Planning: An Interactive Process for LeadersDan R. Ebener, Frederick L. SmithPaulist Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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Strategic planning here is an interactive process in which leaders, managers, and followers create a common goal together. Ebener and Smith, using their years of experience as consultants and teachers, have distilled their knowledge into a simple step-by-step process that can be used in the three types of organizations: business, not-for-profit, and public. The importance of planning and preparation, prioritizing needs, communication, and accountability in implementation are highlighted.
In this book, Fr. George Augustin offers encouragement to priests, based on his own theological reflection, personal experience in parish ministry, and work giving retreats and conferences to fellow priests. Years of uncertainty and scandal have caused some priests to question their own vocations. In Called to Joy he invites priests to look at their vocation from a new perspective. In these challenging times, there is much more cause for joy and encouragement than is commonly thought.
Living Liturgy: Spirituality, Celebration, and Catechesis for Sundays and Solemnities Year C (2016)Joyce Ann Zimmerman, Kathleen Harmon, John W. TonkinLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:
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Living Liturgy™ is the indispensable resource that supports parish ministers of all types in preparing well for the celebration of Mass for Sundays, solemnities, and select other days, so that celebrating the liturgy and living a liturgical spirituality go hand-in-hand. Written by an experienced team with expertise in Scripture, spiritual direction, liturgy, and liturgical music, Living Liturgy™ integrates daily living, prayer, and study.
Living Liturgy™ Sunday Missal combines essential liturgical content with the finest presentation on the market today. This annual, one-issue Sunday Mass pew missal is compatible with any hymnal program and affordably priced for parishes.
Living Liturgy for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Year C (2016)Joyce Ann Zimmerman, Kathleen Harmon, John W. TonkinLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$9.19 Retail:
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Nourish your Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion so they can help nourish others. Living Liturgy™ for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is rich fare that will feed the spirits of those who minister at the Lord's table. By focusing on the Sunday gospels and the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion's own personal reflection, this powerful preparation process provides everything your Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion need to serve reverently and prayerfully in their crucial role.
Living Liturgy for Cantors: Year C (2016)Joyce Ann Zimmerman, Kathleen Harmon, John W. TonkinLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$9.19 Retail:
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Living Liturgy™ for Cantors is a spiritual resource designed to help cantors perform their ministry with more meaning and beauty. Offering thoughtful exploration of the meaning of the text and suggestions for spiritual preparation, it helps cantors gain insight into how the responsorial psalm is connected to the readings of the day and their daily lives. In making these connections, cantors are able to sing the psalm with greater understanding and lead the assembly more effectively in the Liturgy of the Word.
Coming in August
From the mind of world-famous philosopher and humanitarian Jean Vanier comes this exploration of life's greatest questions: Who are we? Why are we here? What is the purpose of life? With his characteristically deep yet accessible style, the L'Arche founder encourages you to delve more deeply into your own faith and spirituality and helps you to find your own answers to life's great questions.
Founder of missions, preacher of the faith, and center of controversy, Franciscan Junipero Serra was a man of complexity and contradictions. Kerry Walters offers a brief portrait of this fascinating man—our newest saint—and the times he lived in. He explores the multifaceted history of Christian missionary work in the Americas and the way our history has its roots deep in the virtue and vice of this movement.
This Economy Kills: Pope Francis on Capitalism and Social JusticeAndrea Tornielli, Giacomo GaleazziLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$15.99 Retail:
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In This Economy Kills, two of the most respected journalists covering the Vatican today explore the pope's teaching and witness on the topic: the ways it relates to other topics like war, the environment, and family life; its connections to the teaching of his predecessors; and the criticism it has generated, especially from the direction of the United States. This fascinating book includes the full text of an extended interview the authors conducted with Francis on the topic of capitalism and social justice, appearing here in English for the first time.
Spiritual master and Benedictine monk Fr. Anselm Gruen presents a persuasive way to incorporate the ancient wisdom of angels with our modern world as people strive for a happy, fulfilled life. This inspirational guide explores angel qualities and their meanings, rooting each in Western tradition and revealing how to apply them to everyday life. A resource of comfort and strength, this valuable exploration addresses a wide array of concepts - rom universal themes of love, community, and harmony to the encouraging qualities of confidence, enthusiasm, and endurance. To meet the challenges of a changing world, Fr. Gruen brings alive these qualities that make life both full and fulfilled.
In twenty-seven short chapters, written at various points in her life, the author shares her search for meaning and strength. Much to her own surprise, she found both in the stillness of contemplation, in the richness of silence. The practice of Benedictine spirituality and Zen meditation became, as she says, the two lungs through which she breathes.
The Blessing of Family: Inspiring Words from Pope FrancisPope FrancisFranciscan Media / 2015 / Hardcover$16.99 Retail:
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Pope Francis cares deeply about the health and happiness not only of today’s families, but also of tomorrow’s families. The pope continues to keep the theme of the family in the forefront through his speeches, homilies, addresses, and writings. Published in cooperation with the Vatican, this original collection brings Pope Francis’s teachings on the importance of family into focus in an elegant way. It covers themes of love and marriage, the promise of young people, and the vocation and mission of the family.
Rutilio Grande, SJ, was the first Jesuit to be assassinated in El Salvador. He was killed on March 12, 1977, for having done the works which Jesus commands with regard to one's neighbor as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. This volume of his writings and homilies illustrates how he applied the social and ecclesial teachings of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) in his ministry with the poor and marginalized of El Salvador. His use of the social sciences to understand the problems in his context, his prophetic denunciation of power and wealth, and his ministry to empower laypeople to lead their faith communities all speak to the Holy Spirit working through the courage of a true servant leader.
Abolishing Abortion: How You Can Play a Part in Ending the Greatest Evil of Our DayRev. Frank PavoneThomas Nelson / 2015 / Hardcover$12.49 Retail:
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The struggle against abortion in our nation has been going on a long time. Sometimes it seems like an evil that will never go away. People want to get involved in the fight, but it feels futile, and increasingly the culture tells Christians to stay out of politics.
Longtime activist Rev. Frank Pavone counters this frustrated mindset with challenge, encouragement, plain facts, and a healthy dose of strategy. He explores biblical, moral, historical, and legal reasons Christians belong in the public square and challenges both churches and individual Christians to full engagement.
Dom Louf, well known abbot of Mont-des-Cats, still speaks to us on prayer. In this book he brings together talks given to a variety of audiences in which he shares his spiritual experience from both his life of prayer and his life in community. He offers inspiring insights into the spiritual experience and on the priority of love as well as other areas of our Christian life: community life, obedience, prayer, psalms, the liturgy, and more. In this book we enter "A school of contemplation" wherein the monastic experience enlightens our lives and service to the world and the Church.
Schools of Solidarity: Families and Catholic Social TeachingMary M. Doyle RocheLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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In Schools of Solidarity, Mary Doyle Roche explains how families can resist dehumanizing elements of our culture (competitive consumption, wastefulness, violence, etc.) and transform the many arenas of daily life (homes, workplaces, neighborhoods, schools, and parishes) so that they honor the dignity of all people, especially the poor and vulnerable.
Doyle Roche offers questions and activities for discussion and reflection in conjunction with each of the major themes. The practical activities she suggests encourage families to explore social justice issues and ways they might transform unjust conditions in local and even global contexts.
Jack, a psychiatrist recovering from a personal tragedy, finds hope and healing in the wise words offered by his guardian angel, Kathleen. She introduces him to a world of new perspective, the insight of other spiritual guides, and a new life of acceptance and hope in the wake of great loss.
Coming in September
Between the Ambo and the Altar: Biblical Preaching and the Roman Missal, Year CGuerric DeBonaLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$23.49 Retail:
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The publication of The Roman Missal, Third Edition offers an opportunity for homilists to explore the relationship between the Sunday readings and the new Roman Missal. Between the Ambo and the Altar is the final book (Year C) in a three-volume series that presents scriptural, liturgical, and preaching commentary for Sundays, solemnities, and feasts throughout the year.
The Desert Monastics, thousands of monks and nuns who lived in the Egyptian wastelands between the third and fifth centuries, have come to be seen as the Olympians of the spiritual life. Renowned spiritual writer Joan Chittister explores the sayings of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, finding wisdom from that ancient tradition that speaks to your life today. With a selection for every week of the year, this popular introduction to a powerful source of Christian wisdom can be a companion to your own spiritual journey.
Living Mission Interculturally: Faith, Culture, and the Renewal of PraxisAnthony J. GittinsMichael Glazier / 2015 / Trade Paperback$19.49 Retail:
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Living Mission Interculturally integrates sociology/anthropology with practical theology, reminding us that good will alone is not enough to affect change, and points to a way of intercultural living underpinned by faith, virtue, and new skills.
Mystery and Sacrament of Love: A Theology of Marriage and the Family for the New EvangelizationMarc Cardinal OuelletWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2015 / Trade Paperback$24.99 Retail:
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In Mystery and Sacrament of Love Ouellet clearly expounds a theology of marriage and the Catholic Church's understanding of the sacrament celebrated between spouses and God. Developed with influences from Pope Francis, the theological intuitions of Vatican II, the contributions of Saint John Paul II (the "pope of the family"), and the innovative thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Ouellet's study lays the foundations for a faithful resurgence of well-being for families in our contemporary day and age.
In this timeless classic first written in 1963, celebrated Benedictine monk, author, and sculptor Hubert van Zeller (1905-1984) offers an eloquent response to the question of human suffering: Those who endure suffering with hope and trust in Divine Providence will embark on an ever-deeper path to holiness that leads to eternal glory.
After losing everything in a tragic accident, district attorney Mitchell Sanderson is running for re-election. Refugee Magdalena Serida found freedom from the terrors of a government-quelled revolution in Chechnya, but doesn't know who is safe to trust. Is Mitch ready to open his heart again? And can Lena love a man of law and order without fearing his work? 160 pages, softcover from Franciscan Media.
This new prayer book for Advent and Christmas from the Apostleship of Prayer, the "pope's prayer group," engages and inspires readers, introducing a simple, six-step process known as the lectio divina. Sacred Reading for Advent and Christmas 2015-2016 provides a prayerful and imaginative exploration of the daily Gospel readings and helps readers look for application in their own lives. The prayer book includes brief, seasonally inspired quotes from Popes Francis, Benedict XVI, and St. John Paul II.
Rebuilding Your Message: Practical Tools to Strengthen Your Preaching and TeachingMichael White, Tom CorcoranAve Maria Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$14.99 Retail:
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A parish doesn't just communicate its mission from the pulpit. Teaching and preaching also happen in classes and small groups, in bulletins, on the church website and social media, and through volunteers who welcome visitors through its doors. In Rebuilding Your Message, Michael White and Tom Corcoran - authors of the bestselling books Rebuilt and Tools for Rebuilding - share dozens of strategies to help Catholic parishes establish and sustain excellent communications.
Coming in October
Now revised, here is a rich and insightful overview of the Christian belief in Jesus, his life, his teaching, and the meaning of Jesus today.
When You Suffer: Biblical Keys for Hope and UnderstandingJeff Cavins, Scott HahnServant Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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In When You Suffer, Jeff Cavins helps you experience the presence of God in the midst of your own personal suffering. By explaining the biblical perspective of suffering, he shows how we can join Christ in his mission to redeem the world and receive comfort from Christ's suffering when in pain. Foreword by Scott Hahn.
Love Your Neighbor: Praying Your Way to a Better LifeEddie EnsleyFranciscan Media / 2015 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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Love Your Neighbor will show you how prayer can strengthen your closest relationships, mend relationships that are wounded or broken, and open you up to new relationships. Through warm-hearted stories, scriptural reflections, guided meditation experiences, and prayers, Deacon Eddie Ensley leads you on a powerful journey of healing not only for you but for those you care about.
City of Saints: A Pilgrimage to John Paul II KrakowGeorge WeigelImage / 2015 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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With stunning photographs by Stephen Weigel and notes on the city's remarkable fabric by Carrie Gress, City of Saints offers an in-depth look at a man and a city that made an indelible impression on the life and thought of the Catholic Church and the 21st century world.
Zeal for the Lord's House: A Reference and Guide for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy CommunionLaura Garcia WestonIgnatius Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:
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Here in one place you'll find all of the official teachings of the Roman Catholic Church on ministering communion---from nine encyclicals, the code of canon law, the general instructions for the Roman missal, and more---arranged in an easy-to-follow question-and-answer style. Includes instructions for visiting the sick, the homebound, and the institutionalized. 175 pages, softcover.
Keeping Mary Close: Devotion to Our Lady through the AgesMike Aquilina, Frederick W. GruberServant / 2015 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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If you’ve ever wondered what devotion to Mary is all about, you’ll treasure this one-of-a-kind, popular glimpse into the early Church’s life, doctrine, and devotion to Our Lady. Through lively stories, teachings of the Church fathers, and evidence from ancient archaeology, the authors invite you to enter the fascinating world of the early Christians, giving you an imaginative glimpse into how they demonstrated their love for Mary through their prayers, art, and daily life. Along the way, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of Mary’s role in your own life and that of the Church today.
Divine Science: Finding Reason at the Heart of FaithMichael DenninFranciscan Media / 2015 / Trade Paperback$12.99 Retail:
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People of faith and people of science often view one another with suspicion, even disdain. But what if science and faith were complementary ideas? Physicist Michael Dennin explains that science doesn’t deny the existence of God and that faith and science can actually enhance one another when approached the right away. He explains that science and faith do not have to live in conflict and inspires you to accept that you can be a person of faith and of science.
Stations of the Cross with the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus: Apostleship of PrayerApostleship of PrayerAve Maria Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$4.79 Retail:
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Originally written by Rev. Will Prospero, S.J. (1965-2014), and edited by Rev. James Kubicki, S.J., national director of the Apostleship of Prayer, Stations of the Cross with the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus takes a fresh look at a classic Catholic Lenten devotion. At each of the fourteen stations, readers are encouraged to offer themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by uniting their sufferings with his in the Eucharist. Beautifully illustrated with artwork of the Stations of the Cross located in the School Sisters of St. Francis’s St. Joseph Chapel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
A vibrant prayer life is essential to every Christian, but how can we keep our prayers meaningful and our spirituality growing? Gloria Hutchinson takes you on a tour of the prayer styles of some of our greatest saints - Francis and Clare of Assisi, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Thérèse of Lisieux, and Ignatius of Loyola. These different prayer styles from the Catholic tradition offer you new ways to energize your prayer life and show you how to pray every day and in every circumstance.
Coming in November
The twelfth-century Ecclesiastica Officia of the Cistercian Order required abbots to speak formally to their communities in chapter on seventeen fixed days, mostly liturgical feasts. This volume witnesses to Bernard's fulfillment of this requirement and includes sermons for the Assumption and Nativity of the Virgin and the Feast of All Saints, sermons devoted to the feasts of particular saints celebrated during the autumn months, sermons for the time of harvest, and funeral sermons that look forward to the eternal joy in the communion of saints.
Stations of the Cross: Community Prayer Edition offers parishes and other communities a unique and contemporary way to pray the Stations. It includes new prayers composed by Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, along with excerpts from his full-length meditations and the remarkable images that accompanied them in the original edition of Stations of the Cross.
Coming in December
Washing Feet: Imitating the Example of Jesus in the Liturgy TodayThomas O'LoughlinLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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More than half a century after its introduction into the Easter liturgy, the rite of the washing of feet on Holy Thursday goes to the heart of what it means to take part in Christian liturgy - as well as to live a Christian life. In Washing Feet: Imitating the Example of Jesus in the Liturgy Today, Thomas O'Loughlin explores the significance of mutual foot washing in early Christian communities and in the rituals of churches today.
Concise and accessible, this one-volume edition of the New Collegeville Bible Commentary: Old Testament draws together the individual contributions to the Old Testament series and offers them to readers in a convenient and attractive format.
Written by an array of respected scholars, the individual commentaries collected here bring expert insight into the Old Testament to Bible study participants, teachers, students, preachers, and all readers of Scripture. A first-rate, reliable resource for Bible study and reflection, it answers the Second Vatican Council's call to make access to Scripture "open wide to the Christian faithful."
Coming in February 2016
Catholic Cultures: How Parishes Respond to the Changing Faces of Catholicism TodayPatricia WittbergLiturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback$16.99 Retail:
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From its earliest days, Christianity has been lived and proclaimed in the language and symbols of each receiving culture. Today, these cultures include the new ethnic groups moving into our parishes. They also include new generations of Catholic young adults, whose childhood experiences of their faith are very different from those of their elders. In Catholic Cultures, Sister Patricia Wittberg offers a view of Catholicism through the eyes of Catholics from these different cultures, so that we may all be challenged to grow in our reception of the Good News.