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Living Mission Interculturally

Faith, Culture, and the Renewal of Praxis

Anthony J. Gittins, Foreword by Gerald A. Arbuckle

Our globalized world increasingly brings together people of many different cultures, though not always harmoniously. In recent decades, multinational companies have sought more efficient strategies for authentic intercultural collaboration. But in today's multicultural world-church, faith communities too—from local parishes to international religious communities—are faced with the challenge of intercultural living. The social sciences have developed some constructive approaches, but people of faith also need to build their endeavors on a sound biblical and theological foundation. Living Mission Interculturally integrates sociology/anthropology with practical theology, reminds us that good will alone is not enough to effect change, and points to a way of intercultural living underpinned by faith, virtue, and a range of new and appropriate skills.Anthony J. Gittins, CSSp, taught theology and anthropology at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago from 1984 until 2011 and is now emeritus professor of theology and culture. He continues to do consultancy work and offer workshops, seminars, short courses, and retreats in more than thirty-five countries from Africa to the Pacific. He is the author of fourteen books on theological and anthropological topics, on mission, and on spirituality.

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Theology for Ministry

An Introduction for Lay Ministers

Edward P. Hahnenberg

Theology for Ministry is for beginning ministry students, seasoned lay leaders, and anyone in between who wants to learn more about the faith that feeds their call to serve. Six easy-to-read chapters introduce the main areas of theology that every lay minister ought to know: the notion of vocation, the doctrine of God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, church, and ministry. By sharing personal stories and simple examples, Edward Hahnenberg brings the Bible to life and dusts off ancient church doctrines-revealing the many ways our tradition can inspire the work of lay ministers today.Edward P. Hahnenberg is the Jack and Mary Jane Breen Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a past consultant to the US Bishops' Subcommittee on Lay Ministry, author of Awakening Vocation: A Theology of Christian Call, and a contributor to Give Us This Day published by Liturgical Press.

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Ordering the Baptismal Priesthood

Theologies of Lay and Ordained Ministry

Edited by Susan K. Wood, SCL

Profound conflicts mark the theology and practice of ministry in the Roman Catholic Church today. The affirmation of lay ministry rooted in baptism has left many priests and potential priests questioning their identity in the Church. Some lay ministers resent what they see as prerogatives and privileges accorded to the ordained. While some members of the Church are attempting to reclaim an identity for the ordained based on hierarchical and juridical powers, others are rejecting the very notion of the distinctive ministry of the ordained. Both lines of thinking betray the vision of Vatican II and the formative traditions of the Church. Ordering the Baptismal Priesthood affirms lay and ordained ministry today and proposes seven convergence points as principles to shape a theology of ordered ministries. Ordered ministry grounded in baptism constitutes a repositioning of the minister in the Church and provides a way forward in articulating a contemporary theology of ministry. Such a theology respects the role of the laity in both the spiritual and temporal orders. It offers a way to account for more stable ministry on the part of the laity who have prepared themselves formationally and professionally for service to the Church. It officially positions their contributions among recognized ministries in the name of the Church. Finally, it heals the divide that too often separates the lay and the ordained by allowing for a diversity of ordered ministries within the official ministry of the Church. Chapters and contributors are "Ministerial Identity: A Question of Common Foundations," by Michael Downey; “The Ecclesiological Foundations of Ministry within an Ordered Communion,” by Richard R. Gaillardetz; “Ministry and Ministries,” by Thomas P. Rausch, SJ; “Canon Law and Emerging Understandings of Ministry,” by Elissa Rinere, CP; “Priesthood Revisited: Mission and Ministries in the Royal Priesthood,” by David N. Power, OMI; “Laity, Ministry, and Secular Character,” by Zeni Fox; “The Secular Character of the Vocation and Mission of the Laity: Towards a Theology of Ecclesial Lay Ministry,” by Aurelie A. Hagstrom; “Presbyteral Identity within Parish Identity,” by Susan K. Wood, SCL; “Envisioning a Theology of Ordained and Lay Ministry: Lay/Ordained Ministry—Current Issues of Ambiguity,” by Kenan B. Osborne, OFM; “Institutes of Consecrated Life: Identity, Integrity, and Ministry,” by R. Kevin Seasoltz, OSB; and “Conclusion: Convergence Points Toward a Theology of Ordered Ministries,” by Susan K. Wood, SCL Susan K. Wood, SCL, PhD, is chair of the department of theology at Marquette University,and a member of the U.S.Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue. She is the author of Sacramental Orders (2000) and and One Baptism: Ecumenical Dimensions of the Doctrine of Baptism (2009) both published by Liturgical Press.

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Living Mission Interculturally

Faith, Culture, and the Renewal of Praxis

Anthony J. Gittins, Foreword by Gerald A. Arbuckle

Our globalized world increasingly brings together people of many different cultures, though not always harmoniously. In recent decades, multinational companies have sought more efficient strategies for authentic intercultural collaboration. But in today's multicultural world-church, faith communities too—from local parishes to international religious communities—are faced with the challenge of intercultural living. The social sciences have developed some constructive approaches, but people of faith also need to build their endeavors on a sound biblical and theological foundation. Living Mission Interculturally integrates sociology/anthropology with practical theology, reminds us that good will alone is not enough to effect change, and points to a way of intercultural living underpinned by faith, virtue, and a range of new and appropriate skills.Anthony J. Gittins, CSSp, taught theology and anthropology at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago from 1984 until 2011 and is now emeritus professor of theology and culture. He continues to do consultancy work and offer workshops, seminars, short courses, and retreats in more than thirty-five countries from Africa to the Pacific. He is the author of fourteen books on theological and anthropological topics, on mission, and on spirituality.

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Call to Holiness

Reflections on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Paul Josef Cordes; Preface by Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap

The charismatic renewal is a sign of the continuing relevance of the Holy Spirit for the baptized and gives life and direction to the Church in its mission in the world. Appearing soon after the close of Vatican II, the charismatic renewal has been one of a number of movements of the Spirit in the Church marked by a call to holiness and evangelization. Call to Holiness gathers the wisdom within the renewal, thirty years after its beginnings, to help guide its continued life. This document evolved out of several years of consultation with leaders, theologians, and bishops associated with the charismatic renewal from various national backgrounds. Theologians not associated with the charismatic renewal have also been consulted. The document covers the vocation to holiness, the experience of the Spirit, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, the charisms, forms of community life, and the call to evangelize. Chapters are "The Spiritual Renewal Coming from the Council," "The Experience of the Holy Spirit and its Fruits," and "Gifted for Mission." Archbishop Paul Josef Cordes is President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. He was Vice-President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity from 1981-1996. For ten years he was, at the appointment of Pope John Paul II, the "Episcopal Advisor" to the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS) in Rome. In this capacity he followed His Eminence Cardinal Léon-Joseph Suenens, the late Archbishop of Malines, Belgium.

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In the Name of the Church

Vocation and Authorization of Lay Ecclesial Ministry

William J. Cahoy, editor

In the Name of the Church: Vocation and Authorization in Lay Ecclesial Ministry presents insights generated in the 2011 Collegeville National Symposium on Lay Ecclesial Ministry, a gathering designed to prioritize the theological foundations for vocation and authorization in lay ecclesial ministry, and make recommendations to advance excellence in this expanding ministry. The essays presented by seven theologians at the Symposium are included, along with thoughtful input drawn from the experiences of lay and ordained ministers who gathered to "amplify the voice and strengthen the national will to promote effective ecclesial leadership practices identified within Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord." William J. Cahoy is dean of Saint John's School of Theology•Seminary, Collegeville, MN. He has a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School and a PhD from Yale University. He serves on the boards of the Louisville Institute, the Commission on Accrediting for the Association of Theological Schools, the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, and the Society for Arts in Religious and Theological Studies.

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Lay Leaders of Worship

A Practical and Spiritual Guide

Kathleen H. Brown

As the reliance on lay ministers increases, the study of the lay leader becomes crucial. In Lay Leaders of Worship, Kathleen H. Brown explores the possibilities and requirements for lay ministers by incorporating personal experience, Scripture, and expert studies. Brown describes the ministerial identity of a lay leader of worship in terms of authority, spirituality, skills, and relationships. Practical suggestions for the spiritual formation and growth of a lay leader of worship are also provided. Chapters under Part One, The Identity of the Lay Leader of Prayer, are "Authority," “Spirituality,” “Relationships,” and “Skills for Lay Presiding.” Chapters under Part Two, The Formation of Lay Leaders of Prayer, are “Approaches to Adult Spiritual Formation,” “A Model Formation Program,” and “A Renewed Vision of Spiritual Leadership.” Kathleen H. Brown, DMin, is a regional director at De Sales Spiritual Center in Washington, D.C. She is also faculty member of the Washington Theological Union and a pastoral associate at St. Ann Catholic Church in Arlington, Virginia.

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Living Mission Interculturally

Faith, Culture, and the Renewal of Praxis

Anthony J. Gittins, Foreword by Gerald A. Arbuckle

Our globalized world increasingly brings together people of many different cultures, though not always harmoniously. In recent decades, multinational companies have sought more efficient strategies for authentic intercultural collaboration. But in today's multicultural world-church, faith communities too—from local parishes to international religious communities—are faced with the challenge of intercultural living. The social sciences have developed some constructive approaches, but people of faith also need to build their endeavors on a sound biblical and theological foundation. Living Mission Interculturally integrates sociology/anthropology with practical theology, reminds us that good will alone is not enough to effect change, and points to a way of intercultural living underpinned by faith, virtue, and a range of new and appropriate skills.Anthony J. Gittins, CSSp, taught theology and anthropology at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago from 1984 until 2011 and is now emeritus professor of theology and culture. He continues to do consultancy work and offer workshops, seminars, short courses, and retreats in more than thirty-five countries from Africa to the Pacific. He is the author of fourteen books on theological and anthropological topics, on mission, and on spirituality.

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The Way of Goodness and Holiness

A Spirituality for Pastoral Ministers

Richard M. Gula, SS

How do ministers, whether lay or ordained, form their spiritual life? What practices do they need to foster in order to become good and to be holy in their service? To answer these questions, Richard Gula invites readers to think along with him about the kind of minister they want to be: "If we don't know where we want to go," he writes, "we will easily end up somewhere else." Gula then presents a variety of virtues—including gratitude, self-care, humor, and courage—and explains how developing these qualities is essential for a minister’s moral and spiritual life. By grounding a spirituality for pastoral ministry in the virtues, Gula provides a way for ministers to bridge the gap between who they are and who they hope to become in imitation of Christ Jesus. Richard M. Gula, a Sulpician priest, has been involved in ministerial formation and seminary education for many years. He has become a popular lecturer and workshop presenter for pastoral ministers throughout the country. Gula is the author of several books on spirituality and the moral life: Moral Discernment, The Good Life, The Call to Holiness, and Just Ministry (all published by Paulist Press).

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Illuminating Ministry

Volume II

Edited by Vic Klimoski and Barbara Sutton

Illuminating Ministry provides an opportunity for church leaders and those in ministerial formation to engage in community and prayer. By focusing on seven distinct charisms or values of Benedictine spirituality and basing its prayer movement on lectio divina, this journal inspires theological reflection on one’s own life and ministry. Illuminating Ministry, which promotes spiritual companioning in groups, becomes an exceptional tool for exploring and renewing one’s call to ministry through the following features: Seven chapters by pastoral ministers Stories from the authors that illuminate the experience of their ministries Beautiful illuminations from The Saint John’s Bible presented in full color with corresponding Scripture verses Authors’ reflections on the charisms as well as the Scripture text related to the images Space to record responses to reflection questions and pages to write personal thoughts, feelings, and prayers inspired by the lectio divina process

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