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Anointing with the Spirit

The Rite of Confirmation/The Use of Oil and Chrism

Gerard Austin, OP

With its primary focus on the reformed Rite of Confirmation, this book surveys the historical development of the rite, discusses the modern reforms and analyzes present praxis with an eye to the future. Also discussed is the Rite of the Blessing of Oils and the Rite of Consecrating the Chrism.

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The Shape of Baptism

The Rite of Christian Initiation

Aidan Kavanagh, OSB

After revealing the genesis of the Roman tradition of initiation, Kavanagh moves on to the tensions between traditional practice and the need for change. He stresses the Church's ongoing need to focus its efforts on its main concern—the initiation of new members.

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The Reconciling Community

The Rite of Penance

James Dallen

Father Dallen writes about the concrete ways in which the Roman Catholic Church has dealt with sinners in its midst, assisting them to live out the implications of their baptismal conversion and recognizing them once more as members of its assemblies. He studies the underlying mystery of the Church in relation to Christ and the sinner through the forms this sacrament has taken in the past to help illustrate how the Church can exercise the ministry of reconciliation both now and in the future.

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To Join Together

The Rite of Marriage

Kenneth Stevenson

To Join Together is a study of the Roman Rite of Marriage wherein historical liturgical practice celebrated three stages: betrothal, luminality, and incorporation. These stages, though they faded from the liturgy, continue to maintain a lively existence in family life. Dr. Stevenson calls for a return to the three-stage ritual celebration and offers specific recommendations for their incorporation into the Roman Rite of Marriage.

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And You Visited Me: Sacramental Ministry to the Sick

Revised Edition

Charles W. Gusmer

Priests, deacons, and students of liturgy will find this work a sourcebook for understanding the development of the rites and a guide in the ritual praxis, be it in the church, hospital, home, or emergency situations. Suggestions for ministerial implementation are made in the context of information now available from liturgical scholarship and modern scientific research on sickness and death.

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Cult and Controversy

The Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass

Nathan Mitchell, OSB

In the first part of this book, Father Mitchell traces the evolution within the Roman Catholic tradition of the cult of the Eucharist outside Mass, a change from holy meal to ritual drama that implied significant alterations of content, meaning, and interpretation. The second section comments on the mandates of Vatican Council II whose call to a return to proper praxis necessitated changes in then current pastoral practice and theological interpretation.

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