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Searching for New Ways Forward
Edited by Stephen Bevans and Robin Ryan
This is the first book in English on priesthood in religious life to be published in twenty years. Its fourteen contributors search for new ways forward in the understanding of the distinct identity a ...
Why Good Liturgy Matters
We all want to celebrate the liturgy well, to experience good, uplifting, and meaningful worship. But what is the best route to follow? In The Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy, Thomas O'Loughlin offers a w ...
Toward a Lifetime of Christian Leadership
Samuel D. Rahberg
For many Christian leaders, the experience of ministry includes enough conflict and disappointment to soon wear off the patina of one's initial enthusiasm. And yet relief and renewal seems too often o ...
The Deacon's Ministry of the Word offers both scriptural and theological resources, as well as strategies and approaches, for effectively communicating the word of God. The book focuses primarily on t ...
The Deacon's Ministry of the Liturgy offers a concise and accessible introduction to the liturgical aspects of the ministry of the diaconate. The book covers not only the practical side of liturgical ...
Essays with Answers
Edited by Phyllis Zagano
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 the diaconate was restored as ...
William T. Ditewig
The deacon's exercise of charity and justice extends the loving hand of God's constant love and mercy to all who are in need. The Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education has called this work "th ...
Ministry and Celibacy in the Earliest Christian Communities
Raymond F. Collins
What light does the New Testament shed on the practice of celibacy for the sake of the kingdom? In his newest work, renowned Scripture scholar Raymond F. Collins turns his attention to the question, w ...
A Priest's Guide
Graziano Marcheschi, editor
Being sent as pastor to a new parish can be one of the most challenging parts of ordained ministry. Whether it is your first pastorate or your third, the move can be stressful. And you-the new pastor- ...
A Cruciform Memoir
Rachel M. Srubas
"And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about . . . At this they were overcome with amazement." (Mark 5:42) The Girl Got Up is a spiritual memoir, or as Rachel Srubas says, "retrospection w ...
The Spirituality and Ministry of the Deacon
Monsignor Edward Buelt; Foreword by the Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput
"What is a deacon?" "What does a deacon do?" These are two questions pastors, parishioners, and even deacons themselves often ask.In A New Friendship Monsignor Edward Buelt answers these questions thr ...
Reflections of a Priest in a Time of Pain and Privilege
Before Father Patrick Bergquist moved to Alaska, he imagined himself spending his free evenings wrapped in a warm quilt, reading novel after novel during the long arctic winters. Those idealized expec ...
Faithfulness of Christ, Faithfulness of Priests
Ronald D. Witherup, Lawrence B. Terrien, Michael Witczak, Paul G. McPartlan, and Kevin W. Irwin
Drawn from the main talks given at a Year of the Priest symposium at The Catholic University of America, Ministerial Priesthood in the Third Millennium explores the mystery of the priesthood in light ...
Consecrated and Sent
Monsignor David Bohr; Foreword by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan
In a robust and engaging manner, David Bohr offers us a thorough review and timely reanalysis of the Catholic diocesan priesthood. Biblical, historical, and sacramental voices dialogue with the releva ...
Reclaiming the Spirit of Jesus
Bishop Geoffrey Robinson; Foreword by Donald Cozzens
Drawing on his own experience in responding to abuse, Bishop Geoffrey Robinson in this explosive work methodically offers a critique of the church’s use and misuse of power, from the pope proclaiming ...