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Edited by Cindy Wooden and Joshua J. McElwee
A Pope Francis Lexicon is a collection of over fifty essays by an impressive set of insightful contributors from around the globe, each writing on a specific word that has become important in the mini ...
A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice
Edited by Trudy D. Conway, David Matzko McCarthy, and Vicki Schieber
The Catholic Church teaches that punishment must have a constructive and redemptive purpose and that it be coupled with treatment and, when possible, restitution. Rehabilitation and restoration must i ...
Death Row's Nun
No person has worked more effectively toward the abolition of the death penalty in the United States than Helen Prejean, CSJ. Her best-selling book Dead Man Walking, and the hit Hollywood film adaptat ...
New Testament Insights for Preachers and Teachers
Raymond F. Collins
Fulfilling what he has called a "grave responsibility," Pope Francis has often addressed the issue of economic inequality and the use of personal, corporate, and national wealth. Francis's teaching is ...
A Conversation about Grace, Virtue, and the Eucharist
David Farina Turnbloom; Foreword by Bruce T. Morrill
According to Thomas Aquinas, the Eucharist is meant to build up the unity of the church. This desired ecclesial unity is, however, not often given adequate treatment. In Speaking with Aquinas, David F ...
The Incarnation through an Aesthetics of Vulnerability
Susie Paulik Babka
Theological discourse in the West has consistently valued the word over the image. Aesthetics, which discerns the criteria and value of the beautiful and what "pleases the senses," is the discipline t ...
Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal
Edited by Mary Ellen Konieczny, Charles C. Camosy, and Tricia C. Bruce
It is no secret: the body of Christ in the United States is broken. While universality—and unity amid diversity—is a fundamental characteristic of Roman Catholicism, all-too-familiar issues related to ...
Questing for God
Who is God? That is the question Elizabeth A. Johnson has spent her life exploring. As a Catholic theologian, writer, teacher, and religious woman, Johnson has searched for "the Living God" and ways ...
Faith, Relationships, and Conscience Formation
Kathryn Lilla Cox
The Catholic Tradition requires the faithful to form and follow their conscience. This is the case even with the recognition that consciences can be malformed and one can make errors in practical judg ...
Martin Luther and Louis-Marie Chauvet on the Connection between Sacraments and Ethics
Sacramental theology has often been a challenging area of conversation between Catholics and Protestants. In Christ's Gift, Our Response, Benjamin Durheim envisions a collaborative way forward, forgin ...
Alternatives to the Jungle
Inequality, unemployment, degradation of our environment: these and other practical economic problems reflect faulty economic theories. We have been led astray by ideas that made some sense in the pas ...
Theological, Philosophical, and Psychological Explorations
James K. Voiss
Is there such a thing as "Christian Forgiveness"? Christians speak as though there is. But what would it be? How would it differ from forgiveness as a basic human enactment? And if there is a distinct ...
Edited by Doris K. Donnelly
Sacraments speak a language and disclose their power through symbols. Beyond 'representing' another reality, sacramental symbols are intimately connected with the reality they express and sources of j ...
The Environment and Catholic Faith
How does the Catholic tradition understand the significance of the environment, and what are the implications for our daily lives? In Walking God's Earth, David Cloutier provides a concise, accessible ...
Engaging Catholic Social Teaching on the College Campus
Edited by Susan Crawford Sullivan and Ron PagnuccoForeword by Michael Galligan-Stierle
This book draws together the insights of social scientists, historians, and theologians in order to introduce readers to central topics in Catholic Social Teaching and to provide concrete examples of ...