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Only the Gospel is Revolutionary

The Church in the Reform of Pope Francis

Cardinal Óscar RodrÍguez Maradiaga (in conversation with Fr. Antonio Carriero, SDB)

From the beginning of Pope Francis's pontificate, Cardinal Óscar RodrÍguez Maradiaga has been at the center of the Holy Father's efforts to reform the Roman Curia and the church. This is clear in his role as moderator of the council of nine cardinals from around the world entrusted with the task of advising Francis on matters relating to church governance and Vatican reform. In Only the Gospel Is Revolutionary, Cardinal Maradiaga provides a unique, insider view of the pope's efforts, which has generated high hopes from Catholic leadership around the world, as well as opposition from within the Vatican itself. The book is also a very personal tale of the author's great friendship with Pope Francis. Maradiaga tells the story of his vocation and the great challenges he faces as a cardinal. Open-minded, smart, and courageous, Maradiaga speaks freely, unafraid to address current and thorny issues. These include women in the diaconate, the exercise of power within the church, the need for moral and merciful immigration policies, the issue of transparency in the management of the Vatican's funds, the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatileaks scandal, and a theological discussion about the infallibility of the pope. Through Cardinal Maradiaga's words, readers will gain fascinating new insights into Pope Francis's efforts to lead a church that is always on mission, and always "poor and for the poor."Cardinal Óscar RodrÍguez Maradiaga is the archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He is the current president of Caritas International and served as president of the Latin American Episcopal Conference (CELAM) from 1995 to 1999. He entered into the Salesians of Don Bosco in 1961 and was ordained a priest in 1970. He holds doctorates in philosophy, theology, and moral theology, as well as a diploma in clinical psychology and psychotherapy. He was named a bishop by Pope John Paul II in 1978 and elevated to the rank of cardinal by the same pope in 2001.Fr. Antonio Carriero, SDB, is a priest and journalist. His work has appeared in L'Osservatore Romano, Vatican Insider, and the daily Italian Catholic newspaper, Avvenire.

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A Theology of the Presence and Absence of God

Anthony J. Godzieba

In a consumer-driven and technologized world, can we still experience the mystery of God? This book answers yes by exploring the rich resources of the Christian tradition of thinking and speaking about God. Focusing on God's dialectical character-divine availability ("presence") and divine excess ("absence")-and the belief that "God is love" (1 John 4:16), professor Anthony J. Godzieba tracks how God became a problem in Western culture, then responds by showing how human experience is open to divine transcendence and how that openness encounters the revelation of God as Trinity. The book's contemporary edge comes from its insistence that belief as embodied performance is the most authentic way to participate in the mystery of God's love, which is "the answer to the mystery of the world and human beings" (Walter Kasper).Anthony J. Godzieba is professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University and former editor of Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society. His work in systematic, foundational, and philosophical theologies is published widely in various collections and in journals such as Theological Studies, Louvain Studies, and The Heythrop Journal. Most recently he has co-edited (with Bradford Hinze) Beyond Dogmatism and Innocence: Hermeneutics, Critique, and Catholic Theology (Liturgical Press, 2017).

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Only the Gospel is Revolutionary

The Church in the Reform of Pope Francis

Cardinal Óscar RodrÍguez Maradiaga (in conversation with Fr. Antonio Carriero, SDB)

From the beginning of Pope Francis's pontificate, Cardinal Óscar RodrÍguez Maradiaga has been at the center of the Holy Father's efforts to reform the Roman Curia and the church. This is clear in his role as moderator of the council of nine cardinals from around the world entrusted with the task of advising Francis on matters relating to church governance and Vatican reform. In Only the Gospel Is Revolutionary, Cardinal Maradiaga provides a unique, insider view of the pope's efforts, which has generated high hopes from Catholic leadership around the world, as well as opposition from within the Vatican itself. The book is also a very personal tale of the author's great friendship with Pope Francis. Maradiaga tells the story of his vocation and the great challenges he faces as a cardinal. Open-minded, smart, and courageous, Maradiaga speaks freely, unafraid to address current and thorny issues. These include women in the diaconate, the exercise of power within the church, the need for moral and merciful immigration policies, the issue of transparency in the management of the Vatican's funds, the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatileaks scandal, and a theological discussion about the infallibility of the pope. Through Cardinal Maradiaga's words, readers will gain fascinating new insights into Pope Francis's efforts to lead a church that is always on mission, and always "poor and for the poor."Cardinal Óscar RodrÍguez Maradiaga is the archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He is the current president of Caritas International and served as president of the Latin American Episcopal Conference (CELAM) from 1995 to 1999. He entered into the Salesians of Don Bosco in 1961 and was ordained a priest in 1970. He holds doctorates in philosophy, theology, and moral theology, as well as a diploma in clinical psychology and psychotherapy. He was named a bishop by Pope John Paul II in 1978 and elevated to the rank of cardinal by the same pope in 2001.Fr. Antonio Carriero, SDB, is a priest and journalist. His work has appeared in L'Osservatore Romano, Vatican Insider, and the daily Italian Catholic newspaper, Avvenire.

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The Church

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. Cwiekowski traces the theology of the church, beginning with the community of disciples during Jesus ministry and the New Testament era. He continues through the various periods of history, highlighting events from both the East and West, including the remarkable developments surrounding the Second Vatican Council, the post-conciliar period, and today's pontificate of Pope Francis. With this book, intended for general readers and students of theology, Cwiekowski hopes to promote an appreciation of the mystery that is the church.Frederick J. Cwiekowski, PSS, priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford (1962) and member of the Society of the Priests of St. Sulpice, did graduate theological studies at the Catholic University of Louvain (Leuven) (STD, 1972). He taught in seminaries in Baltimore and Menlo Park, California, and in various summer school MA programs in different parts of the country. He is also the author of The Beginnings of the Church (Paulist Press, 1988).

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