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Freeing Celibacy

Donald Cozzens

2007 Catholic Press Association Award Winner! Mandatory celibacy for Latin rite Catholic priests has been the norm for almost 900 years. Now the clergy sexual abuse scandal and the rapidly declining number of priests have pushed many of the faithful to the point of questioning this tradition of the church. To this sometimes tense discussion of sex and power Donald Cozzens brings his signature calmness, his own gifted experience of celibate life, and his talent for distilling the spiritual truth of the human condition. Cozzens explores priestly celibacy as source of power and burden of obligation, as spiritual calling and gift of the Spirit. Putting mandatory celibacy in historic perspective, he examines the ancient and contemporary experience of married clergy in the Eastern churches and the Roman rite church. It is time, he concludes, to set celibacy free from canonical mandate to become what it is meant to be: a graced way of life for some but not all of the church's ordained ministers. Donald Cozzens--priest, writer, and lecturer--teaches in the religious studies department at John Carroll University. He is the award-winning and best-selling author of The Changing Face of the Priesthood and Sacred Silence: Denial and the Crisis in the Church.

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The Illuminator and a Bible for the 21st Century

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The longtime scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Crown office used age-old calligraphic techniques to create a modern manuscript: egg yolks, gold, silver, and platinum in the illuminations; goose quills and hand-ground ink on carefully selected calf-skin vellum for the text. Experience for yourself the story of the most extensive scribal commission in the world since the end of the Middle Ages, a story that has not happened for a long time and probably will never happen again. Copyright 2005. A 3BM Television Production for BBC Wales and Saint John’s University with support from Target Corporation.

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To the Ends of the Earth

A Detail from Acts

Created by Donald Jackson with contributions by Sally Mae Joseph and Andrew Jamieson

This full-color exhibition poster from Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible features To the Ends of the Earth, a detail from Acts. The poster was created for the exhibition’s national tour premiere at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, April 2005.

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Sacred Silence

Denial and the Crisis in the Church

Donald Cozzens

Sacred Silence is a book about failed leadership in the Catholic Church. Donald Cozzens looks at various challenges and the scandal gripping the Church and offers an historical overview of our church leadership. He explains how the misplaced loyalties of those in leadership positions created the current crisis. Cozzens clarifies why bishops and church authorities think the way they do and why the ecclesiastical system might be the real villain in the abuse scandal. With compassion and understanding Cozzens answers the why of the present and past leadership failures and proposes a new direction. Chapters in Part One: Masks of Denial are "Sacred Silence," and “Forms of Denial.” Chapters in Part Two: Faces of Denial are “Sacred Oaths, Sacred Promises,” “Voices of Women,” “Religious Life and the Priesthood,” “Abuse of Our Children,” “Clerical Culture,” “Gay Men in the Priesthood,” and “Ministry and Leadership.” The chapter in Part Three: Beyond Denial is “Sacred Silence, Sacred Speech.” Donald Cozzens, PhD, a priest and writer, is author of two award-winning titles, Sacred Silence and The Changing Face of the Priesthood, and editor of The Spirituality of the Diocesan Priest, all published by Liturgical Press. He is writer in residence at John Carroll University where he teaches in the religious studies department.

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Sacred Silence

Denial and the Crisis in the Church

Donald Cozzens

Sacred Silence is a book about failed leadership in the Catholic Church. Donald Cozzens looks at various challenges and the scandal gripping the Church and offers a historical overview of our church leadership. He explains how the misplaced loyalties of those in leadership positions created the current crisis. Cozzens clarifies why bishops and Church authorities think the way they do and why the ecclesiastical system might be the real villain in the abuse scandal. With compassion and understanding, Cozzens answers the why of the present and past leadership failures and proposes a new direction. Chapters in Part One: Masks of Denial are "Sacred Silence," and “Forms of Denial.” Chapters in Part Two: Faces of Denial are “Sacred Oaths, Sacred Promises,” “Voices of Women,” “Religious Life and the Priesthood,” “Abuse of Our Children,” “Clerical Culture,” “Gay Men in the Priesthood,” and “Ministry and Leadership.” The chapter in Part Three: Beyond Denial is “Sacred Silence, Sacred Speech.” Donald Cozzens, PhD, a priest and writer, is author of two award-winning titles, Sacred Silence and The Changing Face of the Priesthood, and editor of The Spirituality of the Diocesan Priest, all published by Liturgical Press. He is writer in residence at John Carroll University where he teaches in the religious studies department.

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The Catholic Worker After Dorothy

Practicing the Works of Mercy in a New Generation

Dan McKanan

When Dorothy Day died in 1980, many people assumed that the movement she had founded would gradually fade away. But the current state of the Catholic Worker movement—more than two hundred active communities—reflects Day’s fierce attention to the present moment and the local community. These communities have prospered, according to Dan McKanan, because Day and Maurin provided them with a blueprint that emphasized creativity more than rigid adherence to a single model. Day wanted Catholic Worker communities to be free to shape their identities around the local needs and distinct vocations of their members. Open to single people and families, in urban and rural areas, the Catholic Worker and its core mission have proven to be both resilient and flexible. The Catholic Worker after Dorothy explores the reality of Catholic Worker communities today. What holds them together? How have they developed to incorporate families? How do Catholic Workers relate to the institutional church and to other radical communities? What impact does the movement have on the world today? Dan McKanan is associate professor and chair of the theology department at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. He also teaches in the peace studies department and the Saint John’s School of Theology and has previously published Touching the World: Christian Communities Transforming Society (Liturgical Press, 2007) and Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States (Oxford, 2002).

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Holy Week/Semana Santa

Special Bilingual Edition of Celebrating the Eucharist

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Holy Week/Semana Santa meets the needs of the large and diverse assembly that the Triduum often brings by providing the revised prayer of The Roman Missal in a comprehensive and attractive format featuring both Spanish and English. Cycles A, B, and C included! With a classically beautiful cover, this book features the Spanish text on the left page and English text on the right. Holy Week/Semana Santa offers the revised Order of Mass, all three cycles of Lectionary readings, the responsorial psalms, the Psallite bilingual Mass setting At the Table of the Lord, the Stations of the Cross, and more.

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Lord, By Your Cross And Resurrection

The Chants of By Flowing Waters for Holy Week and Easter Sunday

Paul F. Ford

Christians have been solemnly commemorating the last week of the earthly life of Jesus and his resurrection to new life for nearly two thousand years. All Christians walk together in a procession that stretches back to these saving events and moves ahead to the day when Jesus returns. Lord, by Your Cross and Resurrection connects today's Christian to the spiritual and liturgical experience of Christians in the first millennium by making available the stirring texts and the simple tunes they sang in this great procession. It contains the responses and rubrical guidance assemblies need to chant for Passion Sunday, the Chrism Mass, the Triduum, and Easter Sunday services. The psalm verses and full texts for choirs and cantors are within its companion resource By Flowing Waters. While designed to be a complete people's music booklet, Lord, by Your Cross and Resurrection can also supplement the well-loved Holy Week music of your assembly. In just one Lent, your parish can add simple, long-lasting, accessible chants to its repertory of sung prayer. See the By Flowing Waters Website for more information. Paul F. Ford, PhD, is professor of theology and liturgy at St. John's Seminary, Camarillo, California, and chair of the Special Interest Section for Seminary Music Educators of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He is the author of By Flowing Waters: Chant for the Liturgy (A Collection of Unaccompanied Song for Assemblies, Cantors, and Choirs).

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Lord, by Your Cross and Resurrection

Paul F. Ford; Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle; J. Michael Thompson, Director

For all who wish to enter into the mystery and majesty of the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the selections included on Lord, by Your Cross and Resurrection allow the themes of the paschal triduum to be heard and taken to heart through chant. This collection serves as a source of inspiration for listeners during this holiest of seasons and as a demonstration for choirs and those seeking to bring the beauty of chant to their assembly. This is the premier recording of the chants for the Chrism Mass. See the By Flowing Waters Website for more information. Selections on the first CD, Passion (Palm) Sunday—Good Friday are: Hosanna to the Son of David Let Us Go Forward in Peace The Children of the Hebrews The Hebrew People Glory and Honor and Praise Hosanna in the Highest Lord, Come to My Defense Believe Me When I Tell You This Judge My Cause, O God Father, If I Must Drink This Cup Lord, You Have Given My Heart I Will Sing Forever True Hearts Were Made for Praise O Redeemer, Hear Our Singing Justice You Love We Should Glory in the Cross Priest Forever, Jesus Christ In Green Pastures the Lord Gives Me Rest I Will Bless Your Name, O Lord A New Commandment I Give You Where We Live as Friends I Will Take the Cup of Salvation Hail Our Savior's Glorious Body Father, I Put My Life Into Your Hands My Savior and My God Look on the Wood of the Cross O My People, What Have I Done to You Your Cross, O Lord Selections on the second CD, The Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday are: Lord, Send Out Your Spirit The Earth Is Full of the Goodness of the Lord Keep Me Safe, O God Let Us Sing to the Lord I Will Praise You, Lord You Will Draw Water Joyfully The Vineyard of the Lord Lord, You Have the Words Let Heaven and Earth Give Glory My Soul Is Longing for You Create a Clean Heart in Me Easter Vigil Alleluia The Litany of the Saints Springs of Water The Lord's Right Hand Has Shown Its Power Dismissal: The Mass Is Ended Alleluia, This Is the Day Today Is the Day the Lord Has Made When Israel Went Out From Egypt Christians, Praise the Paschal Victim! The Earth Trembled Christ, Our Paschal Lamb Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Paul F. Ford, Ph.D., is professor of theology and liturgy at St. John's Seminary, Camarillo, California, and chair of the Special Interest Section for Seminary Music Educators of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He is the author of By Flowing Waters: Chant for the Liturgy (A Collection of Unaccompanied Song for Assemblies, Cantors, and Choirs). J. Michael Thompson is the founder and director of the Schola Cantorum. He has been a pastoral musician and liturgist for twenty years, as well as a composer, author, and a noted promoter of the Liturgy of the Hours and Gregorian chant in contemporary parish situations.

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Lift Up Your Hearts

Music for the Order of Mass according to the Third Edition of The Roman Missal: People's Edition

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Bulk Pricing (sold in packs of 10 books): 1-5 packs: $29.95 per pack (10 books per pack) 6-20 packs: $19.95 net per pack (10 books per pack)21 or more packs: $14.95 net per pack (10 books per pack)Lift Up Your Hearts: Music for the Order of Mass according to the Third Edition of The Roman Missal contains the revised Order of Mass—with ICEL chants—plus ten inspiring new Mass settings. This resource contains everything an assembly needs to transition from the current Roman Missal to the third edition. The Mass settings included in Lift Up Your Hearts offer a wide variety of musical styles for every parish. The accompaniment edition includes a organ/keyboard arrangement of the ICEL chants from the Roman Missal. This accompaniment was composed by Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB, a monk of Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville. Masses included in Lift Up Your Hearts: Mass I-The Psallite Mass: At the Table of the Lord by The Collegeville Composers Group Mass II-Missa Iubilate Deo the Vatican Edition Mass III-in Honor of Saint Benedict by Robert LeBlanc Mass IV-in A Minor by Frederick W. Strassburger Mass V-in Honor of Mary, Mother of God by Donald Krubsack Mass VI-in Honor of Saint Cloud by Jay F. Hunstiger Mass VII-in Honor of Saint Michael by Kevin Christopher Vogt Mass VIII-an Austrian Mass by Michael Haydn, arranged by Anthony Ruff, OSB Mass IX-in Honor of Saint Cecilia by David Hurd Mass X-in Honor of Saint Dominic by Matthew S. Still ICEL Chants for the Order of Mass The ICEL chants from the Roman Missal will be included within the Order of Mass in Lift Up Your Hearts. A keyboard arrangement of the ICEL chants, arranged by Anthony Ruff, OSB, will be included in the accompaniment edition. In addition to publishing these Mass settings in Lift Up Your Hearts, the settings will be sold individually online as PDF documents for musicians to download and then copy. Several of these settings will also be included in our Mass guide Celebrating the Eucharist and our music resource Sacred Song.

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Good News In New Places

Study Set

"Commentary author: Jerome Crowe, CP; Study Guide author: Cliff Yeary"

This study has 9 sessions, incorporating an introductory session and 8 lessons. The Study Set includes the Study Guide by Clifford M. Yeary and a commentary, From Jerusalem to Antioch, by Jerome Crowe (Liturgical Press). The late Jerome Crowe, CP, lectured on Scripture in Australian seminaries and in Catholic studies at the University of South Australia. He served as president of Yarra Theological Union in Melbourne and lectured and gave retreats in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Japan, Rome, and the United States. He was an alumnus of the Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem. One of the most momentous events in Church history occurred in New Testament times, when the apostles and church leaders met in Jerusalem and admitted non-Jews into fellowship without insisting on circumcision of their men. Until that time faith in Jesus as Messiah and Savior was limited to a Jewish movement known as The Way. In this study, the biblical events and the leaping of seemingly insurmountable cultural divisions that made Christianity a religion in its own right are explored in depth. Follow the early disciples as they emerge from their stunning loss in the tragic death of their leader into spirit-filled witnesses to the glory of his resurrection. How can this message of a crucified and risen messiah to the Jews become a faith that will be embraced by non-Jews around the world? Weekly Sessions Introductory Session Lesson 1—The Jewish Roots of the Gospel Lesson 2— Jesus' Message Concerning the Kingdom of God and the Resurrection Lesson 3— The Preaching of the Early Church and the Origins of the Eucharist Lesson 4— The Unity and Tensions in the First Christian Community Lesson 5— Gentile Culture and Jewish Rejection of It. Lesson 6— Peter, Paul and the Council of Jerusalem Lesson 7— Paul's Pastoral Guidance of Gentile Christians Lesson 8— Diversity and Unity in the Early ChurchWrap-Up Lectures on DVD or CD may be ordered separately.

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Praying the Scriptures—Study Set

7 Sessions

Commentary author: Demetrius Dumm, OSB; Study Guide author: Catherine Upchurch

This study has 7 sessions, incorporating an introductory session and 6 lessons. The Study Set includes the Study Guide by Catherine Upchurch and Clifford M. Yeary and uses Praying the Scriptures, by Demetrius Dumm as the accompanying text. Demetrius Dumm, OSB, PhD, is a monk of St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. A professor of New Testament for almost fifty years, he is the author of A Mystical Portrait of Jesus and editor and contributor to The Collegeville Pastoral Dictionary of Biblical Theology. He has given numerous retreats and workshops designed to allow scholarship to bear fruit in the spiritual life of the nonscholar. This study explores the always relevant ways God has transformed history and invites participation through praise, thanksgiving, and the many other ways Scripture teaches prayer. Sessions include discovering the importance of praising God revealed in mighty deeds and saving acts; Jesus' prayers in Scripture; how Scripture feeds liturgical prayer in the Eucharist; Paul's command to pray without ceasing and our call to continually offer a sacrifice of praise. Weekly Sessions Introductory Session Lesson 1—Introduction, Chapter 1: I will declare all your wondrous deeds. (Ps 9:2) Lesson 2—Chapter 2: Say to God, 'How awesome your deeds!' (Ps 66:3) Lesson 3—Chapter 3: Father, I thank you for hearing me. (John 11:41) Lesson 4—Chapter 4: The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. (John 6:51) Lesson 5—Chapter 5: Pray without ceasing. (1 Thess 5:17) Lesson 6—Chapter 6: Let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God. (Heb 13:15); Conclusion.Wrap-Up Lectures on DVD or CD may be ordered separately.

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Praying the Scriptures—Answer Guide

7 Sessions

This study has 7 sessions, incorporating an introductory session and 6 lessons. The Study Set includes the Study Guide by Catherine Upchurch and Clifford M. Yeary and the New Collegeville Bible Commentary, Praying the Scriptures, by Demetrius Dumm (Liturgical Press). Demetrius Dumm, OSB, PhD, is a monk of St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. A professor of New Testament for almost fifty years, he is the author of A Mystical Portrait of Jesus and editor and contributor to The Collegeville Pastoral Dictionary of Biblical Theology. He has given numerous retreats and workshops designed to allow scholarship to bear fruit in the spiritual life of the nonscholar. This study explores the always relevant ways God has transformed history and invites participation through praise, thanksgiving, and the many other ways Scripture teaches prayer. Sessions include discovering the importance of praising God revealed in mighty deeds and saving acts; Jesus' prayers in Scripture; how Scripture feeds liturgical prayer in the Eucharist; Paul's command to pray without ceasing and our call to continually offer a sacrifice of praise. Weekly Sessions Introductory Session Lesson 1—Introduction, Chapter 1: I will declare all your wondrous deeds. (Ps 9:2) Lesson 2—Chapter 2: Say to God, 'How awesome your deeds!' (Ps 66:3) Lesson 3—Chapter 3: Father, I thank you for hearing me. (John 11:41) Lesson 4—Chapter 4: The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. (John 6:51) Lesson 5—Chapter 5: Pray without ceasing. (1 Thess 5:17) Lesson 6—Chapter 6: Let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God. (Heb 13:15); Conclusion.Only one Answer Guide is needed per small group facilitator. Order all Study Sets for participants separately, as well as one set of the Wrap-Up-Lectures.

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The Way of the Cross

The Women of Jerusalem Follow Jesus

Marie Rouanet; Linda M. Maloney, Translator

Marie Rouanet offers a dramatic Way of the Cross that is a powerful yet personal meditation on today. This Way of the Cross is one of participation and emotional involvement in which Christ's Passion is brought to life by the sensitive and questioning tone of the stories of the women who followed Jesus. It includes gripping black-and-white photographs of modern people that bring each Station of the Cross to life. The purpose of this work is to renew a time-honored devotion. It makes the journey come alive through its personal and dramatic style. Its easy-to-follow format leads the individual through each station: a Scripture passage is read; a retelling of the event from the perspective of the women on the Way of the Cross follows; a short prayer is recited by the congregation that responds to what was revealed in the retelling and applies it to modern, everyday life. Images of people from around the world conclude each station. Intended for individual or group use, The Way of the Cross: The Women of Jerusalem Follow Jesus provides a new perspective of Christ's Passion. Although it differs from the traditional stations, this Way of the Cross provides a compelling alternative to the traditional Way of the Cross that can easily be imagined by the assembly. Whether it is done in congregation or alone, it revives anew interest in this important devotion of the Church.

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Art and Worship

Anne Dawtry and Christopher Irvine

More and more churches are bringing works of art into their buildings in order to enhance their worship and provide a focus for prayer and reflection. Art and Worship explores the relationship between religion and the visual arts and provides advice on how to commission works of art, how to place them, and how to hold art exhibitions in church. In Art and Worship, Anne Dawtry and Christopher Irvine survey the theological agenda for art and the Church. The authors also explore the need for communication between the Church and artists and for skill and sensitivity to the artistic dimension of worship. Art and Worship offers practical examples in commissioning works of art and shows how worship itself is art, a creative expression of our adoration and praise of God. Chapter One summarizes issues concerning the place of art in the Church. Chapter Two offers a brief history of art in the Church. Chapters Three and Four suggest the type of conversations that artists and church people should engage in. Chapter Five focuses on the relationship of art to worship. Chapter Six discusses legal ramifications congregations face when renovating churches. Chapters are "Introduction: Looking and Seeking," “The Theological Agenda for Art and the Church,” “A Brief History of Art in Church,” “Encounter and Communication in Placing Art in Churches,” “Viewing Art,” “The Art of Worship,” and “Legalities, Practicalities, and Other Resources.”

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