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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.
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.
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.
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$10.99 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.