New Catholic Book Releases

  1. Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2014-2015
    Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2014-2015
    The Irish Jesuits
    Ave Maria Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2014–2015 is drawn from the wildly popular Jesuit website Sacred Space and the series of Sacred Space annual books. Offering short daily prayers grounded in Ignatian spirituality, it offers busy adults a quick and useful spiritual guide crafted specially for the season. Priced to suit parish budgets, it is a portable, accessible, and thought-provoking prayer companion.

  1. At the Limits of the Secular: Reflections on Faith and Public Life
    At the Limits of the Secular: Reflections on Faith and Public Life
    William A. Barbieri Jr.
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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A thought-provoking collection focusing on the impact of secularity on the future of today's church. Responding to Charles Taylor's A Secular Age, prominent Roman Catholic scholars address religion in the public realm, the post-secular problem, the resilience of community, secular humanism, pluralism, and other topics. Contributors include David Tracy, Vincent Miller, and Philip Rossi.

  1. The Quick Reference Guide to the Catholic Bible
    The Quick Reference Guide to the Catholic Bible
    Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan
    Word Among Us Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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The Quick Reference Guide to the Catholic Bible is a concise guide that is meant to orient you as you read the various books of the Bible; something you can keep by your side and glance at quickly before going back to your prayer.

  1. Fr. Larry Richard's Scripture Calendar: No Bible, No Breakfast; No Bible, No Bed
    Fr. Larry Richard's Scripture Calendar: No Bible, No Breakfast; No Bible, No Bed
    Father Larry Richards
    Word Among Us Press / 2014 / Other, N/A
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Start and end each day with a Scripture passage along with an encouraging word from popular pastor, author, and speaker Fr. Larry Richards. In this perpetual calendar, Fr. Larry helps Catholics to follow his advice to read the Bible before breakfast and bed each day. The beautiful design of this calendar, featuring an image of Jesus on each page, will help you to encounter the Lord in his word.

  1. When the Church was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers
    When the Church was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers
    Marcellino D'Ambrosio
    Servant Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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A society characterized by loss of respect for life, violence, exotic religious cults, sexual promiscuity, homosexuality, and even pedophilia. Sound familiar? This was the world of the early Church Fathers. In this engrossing book, Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio brings out the colorful personalities of these dynamic Christian leaders and makes their rich teaching accessible, enjoyable, and relevant to the challenges we face every day.

  1. Katharine Drexel: The Riches-to-Rags Story of an American Catholic Saint
    Katharine Drexel: The Riches-to-Rags Story of an American Catholic Saint
    Cheryl C.D. Hughes
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In this biography Cheryl Hughes chronicles the remarkable life of St. Katharine Drexel, exploring what drove her to turn away from her family's wealth and become a missionary nun who served some of the most underprivileged and marginalized people of her time. Through her inspiration and effort "Mother" Katharine improved the lives of untold numbers of Native Americans and African Americans, overcoming open hostility to her work from various quarters, including the Ku Klux Klan. Her saintly legacy lives on today.

  1. The Word of God at Vatican II Study Guide
    The Word of God at Vatican II Study Guide
    Little Rock Scripture Study staff
    Little Rock Scripture Study / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Did you ever wonder how the Bible became such an essential part of being a Catholic in our Day? Dei Verbum—The Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation—remains one of the foundational teachings of the Second Vatican Council. Discover how this teaching helped to move the Bible into the heart of parish faith formation, and continues to direct our efforts in liturgy, education, and spirituality. Appropriate for all parish adult faith formation efforts, Bible study groups, and diocesan education programs.

  1. Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out
    Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out
    Kevin Clarke
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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With the cause for his beatification reportedly moving along rapidly now at the Vatican, this biography of a people’s saint traces the events leading up to the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero at a chapel altar in San Salvador and the reverberations of that day in El Salvador and beyond. This in-depth look at Archbishop Romero, the pastor-defender of the poor and great witness of the faith, offers a prism through which to view a Catholic understanding of liberation and how to be a church of the poor, for the poor, as Pope Francis calls us to be.

  1. The Sacred Gaze: Contemplation and the Healing of the Self
    The Sacred Gaze: Contemplation and the Healing of the Self
    Susan R. Pitchford
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Eight hundred years ago, Clare of Assisi advised a correspondent to gaze into the mirror of the crucified Christ and study her own face within it. A hundred years ago, sociologist Charles Horton Cooley said we can know our self only as it is reflected to us by others. Contemplation is the choice to find our reflection in the divine Mirror. In The Sacred Gaze, Susan Pitchford explores how a false self is created by distortions in the mirrors around us. Drawing from the mystical and sociological traditions, and with practical suggestions for how to begin, Pitchford shows how gazing into the face of Christ can reveal to us who we really are. When the true self is known, and known as God’s beloved, the way is opened to radical freedom and joy.

  1. Thomas Merton: Faithful Visionary
    Thomas Merton: Faithful Visionary
    Michael W. Higgins
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Thomas Merton was the consummate post-modern holy one: flawed, anti-institutional, a voice for the voiceless. But he was also a classical traditionalist: centered, obedient, in search of stability. He was a religious thinker of remarkable insight, a social commentator of courage and conviction, and a writer of startling virtuosity. Michael W. Higgins recounts the life of this insatiable wanderer. He explores the various layers of influence and evolution in Merton’s thought and spirituality. This book tells the remarkable story of a life that remains to be understood from its beginnings and long after its premature ending.

  1. The Word of God at Vatican II: Exploring Dei Verbum
    The Word of God at Vatican II: Exploring Dei Verbum
    Ronald D. Witherup
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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The Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation is universally acclaimed as one of the council’s most important documents. Published in 1965 after a long and circuitous route throughout all four years of the council, Dei Verbum sets forth the Catholic Church’s official teaching about divine revelation and the complex interrelationship between Scripture and Tradition. With the approach of the fiftieth anniversary of the constitution, this book—intended for general audiences—summarizes the history and principal teaching of this groundbreaking document. Accompanying the text of The Word of God at Vatican II is a paragraph-by-paragraph commentary and an exploration of the impact the constitution has had in the church’s life. Readers will be amazed at how influential Dei Verbum continues to be, even today.

  1. Prayer Journal 2015: The Gift of Eternal Life
    Prayer Journal 2015: The Gift of Eternal Life
    The Word Among Us Press
    Word Among Us Press / 2014 / Hardcover
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"All the way to heaven is heaven," wrote St. Catherine of Siena, "because Jesus said, 'I am the way.'" The gift of eternal life begins with our baptism and ends in paradise, where we will live forever in God's embrace. The theme for this year's prayer journal will help remind us each day to look to Jesus, who is our way to heaven. And as we spend each morning in prayer with the Lord, we can draw closer to him by recording our thoughts, reflections, petitions, and answered prayers in a prayer journal.

  1. Abide in My Word 2015: Mass Readings at Your Fingertips
    Abide in My Word 2015: Mass Readings at Your Fingertips
    The Word Among Us Press
    Word Among Us Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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For years, Abide in My Word has been helping Catholics follow the daily and Sunday Mass Scripture readings and stay attuned to the liturgical year. Its enduring popularity lies in its convenience and simplicity. The complete text for each day's Mass readings, including the responsorial psalm, is easily located, arranged chronologically by date.

  1. The Gospel of the Family
    The Gospel of the Family
    Walter Kasper
    Paulist Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Cardinal Kasper, in an address to the consistory, published in English exclusively by Paulist Press, advocates a stronger appreciation of marriage and the family even on sensitive issues such as divorce and remarriage.

  1. Rekindling the Christic Imagination: Theological Meditations for the New Evangelization
    Rekindling the Christic Imagination: Theological Meditations for the New Evangelization
    Robert P. Imbelli
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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The Second Vatican Council marked the beginning of the New Evangelization. It sought to communicate the Gospel's perennial newness to the contemporary world in a spirit of joy and hope. Yet despite the exhortations of Paul VI and John Paul II, a number of ecclesial and cultural factors deflected the church's evangelical energies, so that the council's radiant Christocentric vision faded in an increasingly polarized church.

In this important new work, Robert Imbelli probes the council's comprehensive Christocentric vision and its evangelical imperative. It maintains that Jesus Christ cannot be separated from his body, the church, and that the Eucharist effects the ongoing intimate communion between Head and members. It is this life-giving communion that the church desires to share with the wider world as the world's truth and salvation. Drawing on the writings of Pope Benedict and the witness of Pope Francis, Imbelli's insights will help transform what is merely notional for the reader into a vivid reality through the lure of beauty. Includes four-color illustrations.

  1. Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church
    Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church
    Linda F. Hogan
    Orbis Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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New vistas and voices are emerging in feminist thought that trace new directions and seek to rephrase the central questions of feminist discourse. Characteristic of this growth is the re-location of issues from the global North to include voices from the global South. This volume highlights the changing face and color of feminist theological discourse, recognizes innovative research in the field, and facilitates a global conversation among feminists engaged in theological ethics in the world church.

  1. Spirituality Seeking Theology
    Spirituality Seeking Theology
    Roger Haight
    Orbis Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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A companion to Haight's Christian Spirituality for Seekers, this book links Christian vocabulary to a living spirituality that faces problems and asks questions from new perspectives. For people who do not understand church doctrine or fail to see its bearing on church doctrine or fail to see its bearing on their immediate lives, Christian spirituality can offer a more pertinent and fulfilling avenue toward faith. In treating the Christian story of creation, the life of Jesus, the history of the church, eschatology, and more, Haight suggests ways in which spirituality, the cultivation of a relationship with the transcendent, by its very nature leads the practitioner to the key questions of theology.

  1. Connecting Pulpit and Pew: Breaking Open the Conversation About Catholic Preaching
    Connecting Pulpit and Pew: Breaking Open the Conversation About Catholic Preaching
    Karla J. Bellinger
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Whether you preach from a pulpit or sit in a pew, you hope (and pray) for a homily that connects the Good News with life. But what does it mean to connect? In a world that buzzes with the synapses of technological "connection," can the human touch of preaching make a difference anymore? Connecting Pulpit and Pew is a fresh look at the conundrum of Catholic preaching, asking six key questions:

Why does Sunday preaching matter and to whom?

Why is Catholic preaching such an uphill climb?

How can we connect the gospel message with our young people?

What are the struggles of clergy-on-the-ground in preaching?

What is going on in the listener's head during the homily?

What can each of us do to help "connection" in preaching become more common?

  1. The Ordination of Women to the Diaconate in the Eastern Churches: Essays by Cipriano Vagaggini
    The Ordination of Women to the Diaconate in the Eastern Churches: Essays by Cipriano Vagaggini
    Phyllis Zagano ed
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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The question of restoring women to the ordained diaconate surfaced during the Second Vatican Council and continued to resound in academic and pastoral circles well after Pope Paul VI restored the diaconate as a permanent state for the church in the West in 1967. Available for the first time in English, these two documents by Cipriano Vagaggini, OSB. Cam., on the historical details of women ordained as deacons in the Greek and Byzantine traditions demonstrate that women were sacramentally ordained to the major order of deacon over the course of many centuries in many parts of the Greek and Byzantine East.

  1. Augustine's Theology of Preaching
    Augustine's Theology of Preaching
    Peter T. Sanlon
    Fortress Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Scholarship has painted many pictures of Augustine - the philosophical theologian, the refuter of heresy, or contributor to doctrines like Original Sin - but the picture of Augustine as preacher, says Sanlon, has been seriously neglected. When academics marginalize the Sermones ad Populum, the real Augustine is not presented accurately. In this study, Sanlon does more than rehabilitate a neglected view of Augustine.

  1. The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian  Spirituality
    The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality
    Ronald Rolheiser
    Image Entertainment / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Ronald Rolheiser makes sense of what is frequently a misunderstood word: spirituality. On posing the question, "What is spirituality?" Father Rolheiser gets quickly to the heart of common difficulties with the subject. He shows, through compelling anecdotes and personal examples, how to channel that restlessness, that deep desire, into a healthy spirituality.

  1. Liturgy and the New Evangelization: Practicing the Art of Self-Giving Love
    Liturgy and the New Evangelization: Practicing the Art of Self-Giving Love
    Timothy P. O'Malley
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In Liturgy and the New Evangelization, Timothy O’Malley provides a liturgical foundation to the church’s New Evangelization. He examines questions pastoral ministers must treat in order to foster the renewal of humanity that the New Evangelization seeks to promote. Drawing on narrative, as well as theological concepts in biblical, patristic, and systematic theology, O’Malley invites readers into a renewed experience of the liturgical life of the church, learning to practice the art of self-giving love for the renewal of the world.

  1. The Gospel of the Family
    The Gospel of the Family
    Walter Kasper
    Paulist Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In this thought-provoking address given to the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Walter Kasper, whom Pope Francis has called "a superb theologian," discusses everything that is beautiful about the family without avoiding its problems.

  1. Made for Love, Loved by God
    Made for Love, Loved by God
    Father Peter John Cameron
    Servant Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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If you long to feel closer to God, Fr. Peter Cameron will show you the way. We've all been taught that God loves us, but many of us encounter misconceptions and obstacles that keep us from experiencing God's love. As Fr. Cameron says in the introduction, "Despite our loneliness, our powerlessness, our brokenness, something drives us and refuses to die. We hunger for love. And when at last that love comes and finds us, picks us up and holds us close, it transforms us. We become love for others."

  1. Saint Francis, Pope Francis: A Common Vision
    Saint Francis, Pope Francis: A Common Vision
    Gina Loehr
    Servant Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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The new pope chose St. Francis as his namesake. By doing so, according to Loehr, he identifies himself with love for the church, love of the cross, love of peace, love of the poor, and love for humility. She points out how vital each topic was in the life of Jesus and St. Francis, and in current initiatives under this pontiff. Paperback.

  1. Epic Food Fight: A Bite-Sized History of Salvation
    Epic Food Fight: A Bite-Sized History of Salvation
    Father Leo Patalinghug
    Servant Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Father Leo knows how to make even complicated things easy and appetizing. Epic Food Fight uses a "theology of food" to explain the history of salvation, and the struggle between good and evil. Blending profound truths with humor and practical wit, he invites you to read, savor, and digest the truth of our faith in new and appetizing ways.

  1. The Word of God at Vatican II: Exploring Dei Verbum
    The Word of God at Vatican II: Exploring Dei Verbum
    Ronald D. Witherup
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Published in 1965 after a long and circuitous route throughout all four years of the council, Dei Verbum sets forth the Catholic Church’s official teaching about divine revelation and the complex interrelationship between Scripture and Tradition. Intended for general audiences, this book summarizes the history and principal teaching of this groundbreaking document. Accompanying the text of The Word of God at Vatican II is a paragraph-by-paragraph commentary and an exploration of the impact the constitution has had in the church’s life.

  1. Let's Not Forget God: Freedom of Faith, Culture,  and Politics
    Let's Not Forget God: Freedom of Faith, Culture, and Politics
    Cardinal Angelo Scola
    Image / 2014 / Hardcover
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Born out of a speech celebrating the 1,700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, in which emperors Constantine I and Licinius granted Christians legal rights, this book by Cardinal Angelo Scola gives attention to the crisis of religious freedom in the twenty-first century. Let’s Not Forget God outlines how Christianity has been at the center of creating a pluralistic society, from the Roman Empire in 313 to the American Revolution in 1776. This bold vision of freedom brings religion into the realm of public debate without allowing the state to banish or control it.

  1. Confessions of Saint Augustine
    Confessions of Saint Augustine
    Saint Augustine
    Barbour Publishing / 2014 / Imitation Leather
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Abridged and updated for today’s reader and presented in a deluxe, leather-like binding, Saint Augustine’s Confessions still speaks to today's readers, addressing concerns that trouble the human heart today, just as they did in the fourth and fifth centuries. Confessions gives an account of God’s grace in Augustine’s life - as well as his personal regret over the wickedness of his pre-Christian days. It’s a powerful introduction to a giant of the faith, and an encouraging story of God’s power to change people.

  1. Raimon Panikkar: Selected Writings
    Raimon Panikkar: Selected Writings
    Raimon Panikkar, Joseph Prabhu
    Orbis Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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For readers new to Panikkar's work, this anthology will provide an essential introduction, while for previous readers it will provide a unified overview of his diverse body of work.

  1. Seventy-four Tools for Good Living: Reflections on Chapter 4 of Benedict's Rule
    Seventy-four Tools for Good Living: Reflections on Chapter 4 of Benedict's Rule
    Michael Casey
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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A Cistercian monk at Tarrawarra Abbey in Australia since 1960, Casey has been called "one of the most significant voices in Christian spirituality today" by America magazine. Here he dives into the biblical basis of Benedictine's thinking, coming up with 74 practical injunctions that encourage Christian maturity. Reflections to be savored. 240 pages, softcover. Liturgical Press.

  1. Looking to St. Francis: The Man from Assisi and His Message of Hope for Today
    Looking to St. Francis: The Man from Assisi and His Message of Hope for Today
    John Bohrer, Joseph Stoutzenberger
    Word Among Us Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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The message of St. Francis is the message of Jesus. This book looks not only at Francis' life and times but also helps us see how we can take on his spirituality in dealing with the challenges in our lives and in the world today. The authors spread light on Francis' love of poverty, his rejection of violence, his call to reform the Church, his reaction to suffering, and his sacramental vision of life - all the while challenging us to see how fully living out the radical call of the gospel gives us joy and answers the problems besetting our world today.

Special Features:

  • Includes fascinating details about the life and times of St. Francis
  • Questions at the end of each chapter help us to reflect about our own lives in light of St. Francis' example

  1. Simply Merton: Wisdom from His Journals
    Simply Merton: Wisdom from His Journals
    Linus Mundy
    Franciscan Media / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In his search for God, Thomas Merton wrote on timeless themes and questions we still wrestle with today. Simplicity, nonviolence, honesty, mystery, and even death and eternity - these topics and more permeated Merton's writings. This book distills the wisdom of Merton's dozens of books and voluminous journals into the endearing themes most relevant to readers today.

  1. Embracing Edith Stein: Wisdom for Women from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
    Embracing Edith Stein: Wisdom for Women from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
    Anne Costa
    Servant Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Anne Costa never knew Edith Stein personally, but her writings had a profound effect on her. She came to view her as a friend who serves as a wise guide for a woman's unique role in the world today. St. Edith Stein can help us learn how to know ourselves, be more openhearted, experience freedom through surrender, and embrace the vocation of love common to all women.

  1. Raimon Panikkar: Selected Writings
    Raimon Panikkar: Selected Writings
    Raimon Panikkar, Joseph Prabhu
    Orbis Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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For readers new to Panikkar's work, this anthology will provide an essential introduction, while for previous readers it will provide a unified overview of his diverse body of work.

  1. Local Worship, Global Church: Popular Religion and the Liturgy
    Local Worship, Global Church: Popular Religion and the Liturgy
    Mark R. Francis
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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How would the history of Roman Catholic worship look if it were viewed first from the perspective of the "people in the pews" rather than through the deliberations of popes and church councils or the writings of theologians? How did the "common people" down through the ages understand what they were doing when they came together in worship—and was this understanding always the same as the "official" interpretation of the church authorities? In Local Worship, Global Church, Mark Francis explores the history of the liturgy from "the bottom up" rather than from "the top down" and comes to conclusions that complement our understanding of the history of the liturgy and its relationship to faithful Christians from the first century CE to our own time.