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The Roots of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's Thinking
Edited by Brian Y. Lee and Thomas L. Knoebel; Foreword by Pope Francis
The dangerous tendency to reduce theological positions to political ones has always fueled divisions in the Church, and it plagues debates surrounding Pope Francis's teaching today. This collection of ...
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 ...
Its Fundamental Principles
This book is unique in the literature about Vatican II. From the manifold issues debated at the council and formulated in its sixteen documents, Ormond Rush proposes that the salient features of "the ...
Jorge Mario Bergoglio's Intellectual Journey
Massimo Borghesi, Foreword by Guzmán Carriquiry Lecour
A commonly held impression is that Pope Francis is a compassionate shepherd and determined leader but that he lacks the intellectual depth of his recent predecessors. Massimo Borghesi's The Mind of Po ...
Sin and Sanctity in the Church
Brian P. Flanagan
In Stumbling in Holiness, professor and theologian Brian P. Flanagan addresses the ways in which both holiness and sinfulness condition the life of the pilgrim church. The book is rooted in a liturgic ...
Theology in History
Frederick J. Cwiekowski, PSS
The historical context in which theological understandings have developed play an important role in our understanding of the modern church. In this book, Sulpician priest and scholar Frederick J. Cwie ...
Foundations for Understanding Authority in the Church
Few topics are as important, or as controversial, as the proper role and exercise of authority in the Roman Catholic Church. Inspired by Pope Francis's bold rereading and determined implementation of ...
The English Language and the Catholic Mass
Gerald O'Collins, SJ, and John Wilkins
In this book, Gerald O'Collins, SJ, takes a systematic look at the 2010 English translation of the Roman Missal and the ways it fails to achieve what the Second Vatican Council mandated: the full part ...
What We Face, What We Can Do
Louis J. Cameli; Afterword by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich
In this challenging but hopeful new book, Church, Faith, Future: What We Face, What We Can Do, Fr. Louis J. Cameli renders a carefully composed portrait of the church in North America today. Drawing o ...
Political Cultures of the Church in the Twenty-First Century
The beginning of the twenty-first century has provided abundant evidence of the necessity to reexamine the relationship between Catholicism and the modern, global world. This book tries to proceed on ...
The Challenge of Church Reform
Pope Francis has made no secret of the fact that he seeks to reform the Catholic Church, especially the institutional components by which it is guided and governed. Standing in his way are institution ...
The Bishop and the Sense of the Faithful
Amanda C. Osheim
Both the faithful and bishops are called to learn and to teach. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the faithful of the local church witness to the apostolic tradition with their lives, and so are teachers. ...
Councils in the Living Tradition
Kristin M. Colberg
Vatican I and Vatican II represent two of the three ecumenical councils in modern times, yet relatively few studies have sought to understand their relation to one another. In fact, the councils are o ...
Essays with Answers
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 ...
How the Spirit Moved Church and Society
Simon C. Kim
How did a culturally diverse world church emerge in our local neighborhoods and backyards? Rather than an accidental coincidence, diversity in our country, neighborhoods and pews was intentionally bro ...