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Sunday by Sunday Formation of Catechumens
The catechumenate is animated by trust. Seekers have to trust in new, barely-rooted faith. Seekers also need to have trust in parish ministers who will guide them on the way. Parish ministers need to ...
A Faith Formation Guide
Alison Mearns Benders
In 2018, for the first time in nearly forty years, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops published a pastoral letter against racism. Open Wide Our Hearts is a call to a humble and ex ...
Becoming a Catholic Peace Church
Gerald W. Schlabach
Recent decades have seen a steady trend in Roman Catholic teaching toward a commitment to active nonviolence that could qualify the church as a "peace church." As a moral theologian specializing in so ...
The Search for a Common Ground
Richard S. Vosko
A deep strain of tribal politics is dividing societies around the globe. Organized religions are also coping with scandals, disappointments, and polarizing ideologies. The history of Christianity reve ...
Assessing the Past, Reflecting on the Present, and Imagining the Future
Edited by Declan Marmion, Michael Mullaney, and Salvador Ryan
The preparation of new priests for ministry currently faces closer scrutiny than at any time since the Reformation, and the importance of effective priestly formation has perhaps never been clearer in ...
Liturgical Formation in the RCIA
Timothy P. O'Malley
RCIA teams often struggle with getting catechumens and candidates to participate regularly in the church's liturgy. Those who do often feel bored or confused, or they see it as a nice tradition or an ...
Sewing Hope in Uganda
María Ruiz Scaperlanda
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe's 62 years of life provide a powerful testament to God's presence, love, and hope amidst unimaginable violence. Throughout these many years, her native Uganda and southern Sud ...
A Faith Formation Guide
Daniel P. Horan, OFM
Drawing on the wisdom of the Second Vatican Council's landmark teaching on the universal call to holiness, Pope Francis addresses all Christian women and men in his latest apostolic exhortation ...
The publication of Laudato Sí—a papal encyclical on a defining issue of our times-was a moment of great importance for Catholics and for the world. Now Fr. Joshtrom Kureethadam, one of the church's to ...
Eight Steps to Radically Change Your RCIA Process
You said yes to coordinating the RCIA in your parish. You knew it was going to be a big commitment and require a lot of your time. But it turned out to be much bigger and more complex than you ever im ...
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 ...
The Church in the Reform of Pope Francis
Cardinal Óscar RodrÍguez Maradiaga (a conversation with Fr. Antonio Carriero, SDB)
From the beginning of Pope Francis's pontificate, Cardinal Óscar RodrÍguez Maradiaga has been at the center of the Holy Father's efforts to reform the Roman Curia and the church. This is clear in his ...
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 ...
A Table for All
In Rutilio Grande: A Table for All, veteran journalist Rhina Guidos explores the inspiring life and ministry of the Salvadoran priest whose killing changed the church in El Salvador and the life of hi ...
The Core Content for RCIA Formation
If, as Pope Francis says, the church is a field hospital, then what does it mean to care for the wounded and heal the wounds? What would we do first? Indeed, God sends all of us—especially catechists ...