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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 ...
The Praxis of US Health Care in a Globalized World
Edited by M. Therese Lysaught and Michael McCarthy; Foreword by Lisa Sowle Cahill
Catholic health care is one of the key places where the church lives Catholic social teaching (CST). Yet the individualistic methodology of Catholic bioethics inherited from the manualist tradition ha ...
The Ethical Imagination of The Saint John's Bible
Jonathan Homrighausen, Foreword by Michael Patella
Illuminating Justice explores the call to social ethics in The Saint John's Bible, the first major handwritten and hand-illuminated Christian Bible since the invention of the printing press. Situating ...
John Garvey in Commonweal
John Garvey, edited by Patrick Jordan
For over forty years, John Garvey was the "ballast" of Commonweal magazine. His award-winning essays and consistently notable columns revealed not only his acuity and alacrity, but his uncommon spirit ...
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 ...
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
Joyce Duriga; Foreword by Robert Ellsberg
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 adapta ...
The Book of Revelation, the Earth, and the Future
Micah D. Kiel; Foreword by Barbara R. Rossing
The author of the book of Revelation struggled, as we do today, to live out a Christian faith in the context of an empire that trampled and destroyed the earth and its creatures. In this book, Micah D ...
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 ...
Stories in Defense of the Earth
Bob Haverluck; Foreword by Ched Myers
When God Was Flesh and Wild is dramatic and whimsical storytelling for adults at the service of faith and justice. Artist, storyteller, and theologian Bob Haverluck offers a rollicking set of stories- ...
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 ...
Theological Reflections on a Cosmological Conversion: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth A. Johnson
Edited by Julia Brumbaugh and Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Foreword by Mary Catherine Hilkert
The Earth needs our attention--the best of our intellectual, ethical, and spiritual wisdom and action. In this collection, written in honor of Elizabeth A. Johnson, scholars from the United States and ...