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Only Wonder Comprehends

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 spiritual insight. These in turn provided momentum and substance for whatever followed in an issue of the magazine because Garvey never hesitated to wrestle with some of the most challenging and intractable topics of the day, and did so with a rich pastoral sensitivity, and a refreshing and rare intelligence.Only Wonder Comprehends gleans from John Garvey's many contributions to Commonweal that reflect his spiritual depth and deep appreciation of history, politics, theology, and culture. Steeped in the Christian tradition, Garvey loved to write and, in return, his readers relished what he wrote. It is hoped that this collection of his writings from Commonweal will inspire readers to cultivate a similar sense of attentiveness and commitment, for as the author himself observed, "Religious traditions are meant to transform us, not to affirm us as we are."Patrick Jordan is a former managing editor of The Catholic Worker and of Commonweal magazine. He is the author of Dorothy Day: Love in Action (Liturgical Press, 2015), and the editor of Hold Nothing Back: Writings of Dorothy Day (Liturgical Press, 2016). With Paul Baumann, he edited Commonweal Confronts the Century (Touchstone, 1999).

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Field Hospital Catechesis

The Core Content for RCIA Formation

Nick Wagner

If, as Pope Francis says, the church is a field hospital, then what does it mean to care for the wounded and heal the wounds? What would we do first? Indeed, God sends all of us—especially catechists and teachers—to heal the world. And the first thing we have to do is this: proclaim that Jesus Christ saves us. This first proclamation heals the wounds of unbelievers, seekers, and believers alike. Field Hospital Catechesis: The Core Content for RCIA Formation explores the nine core teachings of the church that make up this first proclamation. Readers will become catechists and evangelists equipped to bring healing to those around them by learning: how to shift from making name-only Catholics to making Catholic disciples; the first thing we have to say to seekers; a thoroughly Catholic understanding of evangelization; how what we teach and the way we teach heals the suffering of the world and the wounds of the seekers; Pope Francis's solution to what he sees as an urgent crisis in the world; the true vocation of a catechist and how to live it out; why only nine core teachings of the church should be the consistent focus of our catechesis; how the nine core teachings of the church tell the great story of our salvation. This book will radically change the way you think about RCIA formation and the task of evangelization.Nick Wagner is the cofounder of TeamRCIA.com, a training center for conversion and formation for lifelong discipleship. Through TeamRCIA.com, Nick and his wife and partner, Diana Macalintal, provide accessible, comprehensive training for RCIA teams in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Nick has been teaching and writing about the catechumenate, liturgy, and catechesis for more than 30 years. He is the author of Seek the Living God: Five RCIA Inquiry Questions for Making Disciples published by Liturgical Press.

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Your Parish Is the Curriculum

RCIA in the Midst of the Community

Diana Macalintal

We all agree that the community needs to be involved in the RCIA. So we make bulletin and Mass announcements explaining the rites and the RCIA process, hoping the parishioners will "get" their responsibility to initiate these seekers. Then, although catechumens, candidates, sponsors, and team members form a tight-knit community, parishioners still wonder who these people are with their rituals that make the Mass long, and most of the newly initiated still disappear from the parish after Easter.Taking to heart what the United States bishops said in their document on adult faith formation—"While the parish may have an adult faith formation program, it is no less true that the parish is an adult faith formation program"—Diana Macalintal argues that we have to stop trying to get the parish involved in the RCIA and start getting the catechumens and candidates involved in the parish.In this book, readers will discover:why doing the RCIA in the midst of the community not only forms seekers into disciples but renews the conversion of the entire parish; what parishioners can do to take responsibility for the initiation of adults, without adding another meeting to their lives; how to use the four key areas of parish life and the liturgical year to introduce seekers to Christ and train them in the Christian way of life; the three levels of catechesis and how to use mystagogical reflection on parish life to provide a systematic and complete catechesis appropriate for each level. When you make your parish the RCIA curriculum, you will be shaping not just a group of people but an entire community into lifelong disciples.Diana Macalintal has served as a liturgist, musician, author, speaker, and composer for more than 25 years. She is the author of The Work of Your Hands: Prayers for Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments of Grace and Joined by the Church, Sealed by a Blessing: Couples and Communities Called to Conversion Together (Liturgical Press).

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To Dare the Our Father

A Transformative Spiritual Practice

John Shea

The Lord's Prayer accompanies the lives of Christians. When we are happy or sad, when we eagerly wait for a child to be born or silently keep watch as an elder dies, alone in the woods or together in liturgy, filled with gratitude or emptied by grief, driven to praise or dragged to repent, the Our Father finds its way to our lips. To Dare the Our Father recognizes and respects these experiences but it envisions praying the prayer as a more sustained and challenging undertaking. How does praying the Our Father inform our thinking, feeling, willing, and acting? How does it become for us a transformative spiritual practice? John Shea explores these questions and more to discover what it looks like to become people of prayer.John (Jack) Shea is a consultant with decades of experience in providing theological and formation services to parishes and faith-based organizations. He has published over twenty books of theology and spirituality (including Liturgical Press's popular Spiritual Wisdom of the Gospels series), three novels, and three books of poetry. He lectures nationally and internationally on storytelling in world religions, faith-based health care, contemporary spirituality, and the spirit work movement. Visit jackshea.org to learn more.

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Only Wonder Comprehends

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 spiritual insight. These in turn provided momentum and substance for whatever followed in an issue of the magazine because Garvey never hesitated to wrestle with some of the most challenging and intractable topics of the day, and did so with a rich pastoral sensitivity, and a refreshing and rare intelligence.Only Wonder Comprehends gleans from John Garvey's many contributions to Commonweal that reflect his spiritual depth and deep appreciation of history, politics, theology, and culture. Steeped in the Christian tradition, Garvey loved to write and, in return, his readers relished what he wrote. It is hoped that this collection of his writings from Commonweal will inspire readers to cultivate a similar sense of attentiveness and commitment, for as the author himself observed, "Religious traditions are meant to transform us, not to affirm us as we are."Patrick Jordan is a former managing editor of The Catholic Worker and of Commonweal magazine. He is the author of Dorothy Day: Love in Action (Liturgical Press, 2015), and the editor of Hold Nothing Back: Writings of Dorothy Day (Liturgical Press, 2016). With Paul Baumann, he edited Commonweal Confronts the Century (Touchstone, 1999).

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To Dare the Our Father

A Transformative Spiritual Practice

John Shea

The Lord's Prayer accompanies the lives of Christians. When we are happy or sad, when we eagerly wait for a child to be born or silently keep watch as an elder dies, alone in the woods or together in liturgy, filled with gratitude or emptied by grief, driven to praise or dragged to repent, the Our Father finds its way to our lips. To Dare the Our Father recognizes and respects these experiences but it envisions praying the prayer as a more sustained and challenging undertaking. How does praying the Our Father inform our thinking, feeling, willing, and acting? How does it become for us a transformative spiritual practice? John Shea explores these questions and more to discover what it looks like to become people of prayer.John (Jack) Shea is a consultant with decades of experience in providing theological and formation services to parishes and faith-based organizations. He has published over twenty books of theology and spirituality (including Liturgical Press's popular Spiritual Wisdom of the Gospels series), three novels, and three books of poetry. He lectures nationally and internationally on storytelling in world religions, faith-based health care, contemporary spirituality, and the spirit work movement. Visit jackshea.org to learn more.

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The Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy

Why Good Liturgy Matters

Thomas O'Loughlin

We all want to celebrate the liturgy well, to experience good, uplifting, and meaningful worship. But what is the best route to follow? In The Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy, Thomas O'Loughlin offers a way forward that strengthens faith, builds up Christian community, and points toward a new direction based on liturgical principles that are rooted in our natures as ritual beings as well as in the gospel.The Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy explains why good liturgy is important, how to recognize it, and how to assess liturgy in terms of a larger vision of the Christian life. O'Loughlin, a seasoned theologian and teacher, identifies ten principles that make for good liturgy. Such liturgy must be honest, open, joyful, inclusive, celebrative of community, facilitative of engagement, based in creation, attentive to the marginalized, free of clutter, and true to the pattern of the incarnation.Since good celebrations build faith and bad liturgy weakens it, these principles promise to bring new life and meaning to every celebrating community.Thomas O'Loughlin is the author of Washing Feet: Imitating the Example of Jesus in the Liturgy Today. He is professor of historical theology at the University of Nottingham, UK. He was elected president of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain in 2016.

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The Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy

Why Good Liturgy Matters

Thomas O'Loughlin

We all want to celebrate the liturgy well, to experience good, uplifting, and meaningful worship. But what is the best route to follow? In The Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy, Thomas O'Loughlin offers a way forward that strengthens faith, builds up Christian community, and points toward a new direction based on liturgical principles that are rooted in our natures as ritual beings as well as in the gospel.The Rites and Wrongs of Liturgy explains why good liturgy is important, how to recognize it, and how to assess liturgy in terms of a larger vision of the Christian life. O'Loughlin, a seasoned theologian and teacher, identifies ten principles that make for good liturgy. Such liturgy must be honest, open, joyful, inclusive, celebrative of community, facilitative of engagement, based in creation, attentive to the marginalized, free of clutter, and true to the pattern of the incarnation.Since good celebrations build faith and bad liturgy weakens it, these principles promise to bring new life and meaning to every celebrating community.Thomas O'Loughlin is the author of Washing Feet: Imitating the Example of Jesus in the Liturgy Today. He is professor of historical theology at the University of Nottingham, UK. He was elected president of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain in 2016.

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Excerpts from the Roman Missal

Excerpts from the Roman Missal (also known informally as the "Book of the Chair") represents a worthy and welcome solution to a commonly voiced concern: The Roman Missal is a large and heavy book, difficult for altar servers (who are often children) to hold for the celebrant and to carry around the sanctuary. Developed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and approved by the Vatican, Excerpts includes only those texts of the Missal that are used by the celebrant at the chair. The resulting volume is approximately half the size of the full Missal. The Liturgical Press edition of Excerpts is published with the same high quality and standards as our Roman Missal. It features: a rich, durable, deep-red cloth cover embellished with Christ enthroned, rendered in a distinguished, bold style and foil stamped in gold and silver; beautiful illustrations by renowned liturgical artist, Br. Martin Erspamer, OSB; prayer texts set in readable, easy-to-proclaim type on natural ivory quality paper; three sturdy grosgrain ribbon bookmarks to enhance ease-of-use by celebrants; gilded page edges that further esteem the text visually.

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Via Lucis

The Life of Jesus in the Light of Easter

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle

The Via Crucis, or Way of the Cross, reflecting on the Lord's passion and death, is a common approach to Catholic prayer and pilgrimage. But as he led a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle chose a different approach: the Via Lucis, or Way of Light.What the cardinal meant by his chosen theme was to approach the life of Jesus from the perspective of the resurrection-that is, a life suffused with light, hope, and joy. We are Easter people, he reminded the faithful who traveled with him and reminds too all who read this book. We follow the Lord filled with the hope of the Easter morning.These reflections, offered by one of the most insightful voices in the church today, make the cardinal's spiritual guidance available to all readers. It will be especially welcome by Christians who face uncertainty or despair, and also by those who seek new ways to proclaim Jesus in our day and to live as bearers of light to all.Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle is archbishop of Manila, Philippines. Cardinal Tagle is a theologian and church historian of international distinction, and a pastor close to the people and to the poor. He was most recently appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, president-delegate of the Third Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family, and a member of the Sacred Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

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Misal Romano: Tercera edición

Edición para capilla (Chapel Edition)

Misal Romano es el primer misal español aprobado específicamente para su uso en los Estados Unidos. Liturgical Press tiene el orgullo de ofrecer este libro esencial y tan esperado, pedido y aprobado por la Conferencia de los Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos y elaborado el excelente buen gusto, calidad y precios.Caracteristicas: portada forrada con fina tela de color rojo intenso, con Cristo entronizado y grabado con delgadas hojas de oro y cobre en un estilo elegante y original; interior decorado con dieciocho hermosas y originales ilustraciones, especialmente encargado para este libro, de Emanuel Franco-Gómez, OCarm., consumado artista e ilustrador litúrgico; textos de las oraciones impresos en papel color marfil de gran calidad y con un formato que facilita la proclamación litúrgica; cinco resistentes separadores de listón y todas las pestañas necesarias para facilitar el uso del Misal a los celebrantes; bordes dorados en las páginas para dar una mejor apariencia al texto. Emanuel Franco-Gómez, OCarm., creó todo el arte para la edición de Liturgical Press del Misal Romano. Es un religioso carmelita miembro de la Provincia Americana del Purísimo Corazón de María. Originario de México, actualmente está cursando un posgrado en Teología en la Universidad Católica de América en Washington, DC. Emanuel es un consumado artista, compositor y escritor.Este título disponible solamente en Español./This book is written in Spanish only.Misal Romano is the first Spanish Missal approved specifically for use in the United States. Liturgical Press is proud to provide this essential and much-anticipated book, called for and approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and produced with exceptional beauty, quality, and affordability.Features:a rich, durable deep-red cloth cover embellished with Christ enthroned, rendered in a distinguished, bold style and foil stamped in gold and copper; interior adorned with eighteen beautiful and original illustrations, specially commissioned for this book, by the liturgical illustrator and artist Emanuel Franco-Gómez, OCarm.; prayer texts set in easy-to-proclaim type on natural ivory quality paper; five sturdy grosgrain ribbon bookmarks and a full complement of beautiful tabs to enhance ease-of-use for celebrants; gilded page edges that further esteem the text visually.Emanuel Franco-Gómez, OCarm., created all of the art for Liturgical Press's edition of Misal Romano. He is a Carmelite member of the North American Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary. A native of Mexico, he is currently working on a graduate degree in theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Emanuel is an accomplished artist, composer, and writer.

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The Collegeville Psalter

For Sundays, Solemnities, and Major Feast Days

Paul Inwood

The Collegeville Psalter is a brand new responsorial psalm collection for Catholic worship, composed by one of today's most accomplished and inspiring composers. It faithfully follows the U.S. Lectionary text of the psalms and responses for the complete three-year cycle of Sundays and major feast days. It also includes settings of the "Common Texts" responsorial psalms.The music is fresh and singable, with memorable responses for the assembly, fresh tones for the cantor, and engaging accompaniments for organ or keyboard. Psalms with different refrains or sets of verses use the same or related musical material for ease of learning. An important new resource, The Collegeville Psalter serves well either as a stand-alone parish psalter or as a fine addition to any existing liturgical music program.An important new resource, The Collegeville Psalter serves well either as a stand-alone parish psalter or as a supplement to other psalters.Paul Inwood is an internationally-known liturgist, composer, organist, author and speaker, whose work is to be found in hymn books across the English-speaking world. He has been honored by the National Association of Pastoral Ministers as Pastoral Musician of the Year (2009), and in 2015 was the winner of a Vatican competition for an official Hymn for the Holy Year of Mercy (Misericordes sicut Pater), which has been sung in many languages around the world. Paul's experience ranges from basic parish to cathedral- and diocesan-level positions.

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Misal Romano: Tercera edición

Edición para el Altar (Altar Edition)

Misal Romano es el primer misal español aprobado específicamente para su uso en los Estados Unidos. Liturgical Press tiene el orgullo de ofrecer este libro esencial y tan esperado, pedido y aprobado por la Conferencia de los Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos y elaborado el excelente buen gusto, calidad y precio.Caracteristicas: portada forrada con fina tela de color rojo intenso, con Cristo entronizado y grabado con delgadas hojas de oro y cobre en un estilo elegante y original; interior decorado con dieciocho hermosas y originales ilustraciones, especialmente encargado para este libro, de Emanuel Franco-Gómez, OCarm., consumado artista e ilustrador litúrgico; textos de las oraciones impresos en papel color marfil de gran calidad y con un formato que facilita la proclamación litúrgica; cinco resistentes separadores de listón y todas las pestañas necesarias para facilitar el uso del Misal a los celebrantes; bordes dorados en las páginas para dar una mejor apariencia al texto. Emanuel Franco-Gómez, OCarm., creó todo el arte para la edición de Liturgical Press del Misal Romano. Es un religioso carmelita miembro de la Provincia Americana del Purísimo Corazón de María. Originario de México, actualmente está cursando un posgrado en Teología en la Universidad Católica de América en Washington, DC. Emanuel es un consumado artista, compositor y escritor.Este título disponible solamente en Español./This book is written in Spanish only.Misal Romano is the first Spanish Missal approved specifically for use in the United States. Liturgical Press is proud to provide this essential and much-anticipated book, called for and approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and produced with exceptional beauty, quality, and affordability.Features:a rich, durable deep-red cloth cover embellished with Christ enthroned, rendered in a distinguished, bold style and foil stamped in gold and copper; interior adorned with eighteen beautiful and original illustrations, specially commissioned for this book, by the liturgical illustrator and artist Emanuel Franco-Gómez, OCarm.; prayer texts set in easy-to-proclaim type on natural ivory quality paper; five sturdy grosgrain ribbon bookmarks and a full complement of beautiful tabs to enhance ease-of-use for celebrants; gilded page edges that further esteem the text visually.Emanuel Franco-Gómez, OCarm., created all of the art for Liturgical Press's edition of Misal Romano. He is a Carmelite member of the North American Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary. A native of Mexico, he is currently working on a graduate degree in theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Emanuel is an accomplished artist, composer, and writer.

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Engaging Hymnody

Alternative Introductions, Accompaniments, and Interpretations for Today's Congregational Song, Volume 1: Advent/Christmas

Robert LeBlanc, Composer

Engaging Hymnody introduces a new and fresh approach to Liturgical Press' collection of music publications! Enjoy the well-designed textures, counterpoint, and harmonic imagination of Robert LeBlanc in this new collection of contemporary hymn settings for organ. The hymns included in these two volumes represent a fine catalog of the most beloved and well-known hymns of the season. Organists and congregations alike will enjoy and look forward to these fresh arrangements for many seasons to come.ANTIOCH ("Joy to the World")BESANCON ("People, Look East")CAROL ("It Came upon the Midnight Clear")DIVINUM MYSTERIUM ("Of the Father's Love Begotten")ES IST EIN ROS ("Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming")GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAINS ("Go Tell It on the Mountains")GOD REST YOU MERRY ("God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen")GLORIA ("Angels We Have Heard on High")IN DULCI JUBILO ("Good Christian Friends, Rejoice")NUN KOMM DER HEIDEN HEILAND ("Savior of the Nations, Come")SAINT LOUIS ("O Little Town of Bethlehem")STILLE NACHT ("Silent Night")STUTTGART ("Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus")VENEZ, DIVIN MESSIE ("O Come, Divine Messiah")Robert LeBlanc is an established composer, pianist and organist, who has published works with all major Catholic publishers in the United States. He is presently Director of Music at the Shrine of Saint Jude in Rockville, Maryland. In 2008 he was commissioned to write several pieces for the Mass at Nationals Stadium celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to the Washington area, and again in 2015 for the visit of Pope Francis. His music was also used extensively at the 2013 Convention of the National Pastoral Musicians in Washington DC. He resides with his wife in Ashton, Maryland.

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Engaging Hymnody

Alternative Introductions, Accompaniments, and Interpretations for Today's Congregational Song, Volume 2: Lent/Easter

Robert LeBlanc, Composer

Engaging Hymnody introduces a new and fresh approach to Liturgical Press' collection of music publications! Enjoy the well-designed textures, counterpoint, and harmonic imagination of Robert LeBlanc in this new collection of contemporary hymn settings for organ. The hymns included in these two volumes represent a fine catalog of the most beloved and well-known hymns of the season. Organists and congregations alike will enjoy and look forward to these fresh arrangements for many seasons to come.DUKE STREET ("I Know That My Redeemer Lives!")EASTER HYMN ("Jesus Christ Is Risen Today")ERHALT UNS HERR ("The Glory of These Forty Days")HEINLEIN ("Forty Days and Forty Nights")LASST UNS ERFREUEN ("A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing!")LLANFAIR ("Christ the Lord Is Risen Today")ODE TO JOY ("Sing with All the Saints in Glory")VICTORY (PALESTRINA HYMN) ("The Strife Is O'er")PUER NOBIS ("That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright")SALZBURG ("At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing")SAINT FLAVIAN ("Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days")SAINT THEODULPH ("All Glory, Laud, and Honor")STABAT MATER ("At the Cross Her Station Keeping")VICTIMAE PASCHALI ("Christ the Lord Is Risen Today")Robert LeBlanc is an established composer, pianist and organist, who has published works with all major Catholic publishers in the United States. He is presently Director of Music at the Shrine of Saint Jude in Rockville, Maryland. In 2008 he was commissioned to write several pieces for the Mass at Nationals Stadium celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to the Washington area, and again in 2015 for the visit of Pope Francis. His music was also used extensively at the 2013 Convention of the National Pastoral Musicians in Washington DC. He resides with his wife in Ashton, Maryland.

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