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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 ...
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 ...
Their History and Theology
Paul F. Bradshaw
Paul Bradshaw, one of the world's foremost scholars on the history of Christian liturgy, has shared this expertise in several works that have become standard texts for students of liturgy. In Rites of ...
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 ...
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 ...
Understanding the Sacraments
Lawrence E. Mick
Sacraments are at the heart of our lives as Catholics, the way we celebrate together our continuing conversion and encounter with God. Sacramental preparation is essential if we are to experience the ...
Donald J. Goergen, OP, and Ann Garrido, Editors
By engaging in conversation with those whose experience, perspectives, and theological traditions vary from their own, the contributors to The Theology of Priesthood explore in detail the fundamental ...
Susan K. Wood, SCL
Ordained ministry cannot be understood by itself or only in its relationship with Christ. It must find its identity in relationship to the Church, for it exists to serve and build up the Church. In Sa ...
Epistemological Principles and Roman Catholic Rites
James F. Puglisi, SA, Michael S. Driscoll and Mary M. Misrahi, Translators
Ordination is a complex process that links ministry, local church, confession of faith, and communion. This process is communitarian, liturgical and juridical, and through these traits, sacramental. F ...