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Courage and Conviction

Courage and Conviction

Unpretentious Christianity

Anthony J. Gittins

Today, many Christians, concerned and challenged by contemporary trends in society and religion, are bewildered and perhaps tempted to leave the Church and manage on their own. Courage and Conviction is addressed to discerning adult Christians who seek something between high theology and pious platitudes. Ranging from consideration of Christian identity, via the challenge of faith-filled living in a world of diversity, to suggestions for mature discipleship today, these reflections—building on Scripture studies, cultural anthropology, and life experience—are offered by way of support, encouragement, and perhaps further enlightenment.Anthony J. Gittins is an ordained member of the Spiritan missionary Congregation who served for a decade in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Trained in social anthropology, he subsequently taught theology and anthropology for thirty years in London and Chicago. He also worked with and among homeless women and as a hospital chaplain. Currently emeritus professor of theology and culture (Catholic Theological Union, Chicago), he offers workshops, seminars, and retreats nationally and internationally. He has written books on culture and theology, mission, spirituality, and discipleship.

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Courage and Conviction

Unpretentious Christianity

Anthony J. Gittins

Today, many Christians, concerned and challenged by contemporary trends in society and religion, are bewildered and perhaps tempted to leave the Church and manage on their own. Courage and Conviction is addressed to discerning adult Christians who seek something between high theology and pious platitudes. Ranging from consideration of Christian identity, via the challenge of faith-filled living in a world of diversity, to suggestions for mature discipleship today, these reflections—building on Scripture studies, cultural anthropology, and life experience—are offered by way of support, encouragement, and perhaps further enlightenment.Anthony J. Gittins is an ordained member of the Spiritan missionary Congregation who served for a decade in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Trained in social anthropology, he subsequently taught theology and anthropology for thirty years in London and Chicago. He also worked with and among homeless women and as a hospital chaplain. Currently emeritus professor of theology and culture (Catholic Theological Union, Chicago), he offers workshops, seminars, and retreats nationally and internationally. He has written books on culture and theology, mission, spirituality, and discipleship.

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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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Evolving Humanity and Biblical Wisdom

Reading Scripture through the Lens of Teilhard de Chardin

Marie Noonan Sabin

Teilhard de Chardin, twentieth-century paleontologist and Jesuit, envisioned an explosion in global communication that could expand human consciousness to the point of universal empathy. In the process, he joined his scientific knowledge to his religious faith. Exploring Teilhard's ideas in biblical texts, Marie Sabin discovers that his vision has ancient seeds. In the book of Job, the Gospel of John, and in Proverbs' feminine Wisdom, as well as in the gospels' Christ, she finds a persistent theme of evolving human consciousness. The texts ground Teilhard's futuristic thought in ancient wisdom, while Teilhard's evolutionary insights give these ancient voices contemporary relevance.Marie Noonan Sabin holds a PhD in English from Yale and an MA from Union Theological Seminary. She has taught English at Vassar, Barnard, and Douglass, and the Gospel of Mark at Bangor Theological Seminary. She is the author of Reopening the Word: Reading Mark as Theology in the Context of Early Judaism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002) and The Gospel According to Mark in the New Collegeville Commentary Series (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2006).

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Evolving Humanity and Biblical Wisdom

Reading Scripture through the Lens of Teilhard de Chardin

Marie Noonan Sabin

Teilhard de Chardin, twentieth-century paleontologist and Jesuit, envisioned an explosion in global communication that could expand human consciousness to the point of universal empathy. In the process, he joined his scientific knowledge to his religious faith. Exploring Teilhard's ideas in biblical texts, Marie Sabin discovers that his vision has ancient seeds. In the book of Job, the Gospel of John, and in Proverbs' feminine Wisdom, as well as in the gospels' Christ, she finds a persistent theme of evolving human consciousness. The texts ground Teilhard's futuristic thought in ancient wisdom, while Teilhard's evolutionary insights give these ancient voices contemporary relevance.Marie Noonan Sabin holds a PhD in English from Yale and an MA from Union Theological Seminary. She has taught English at Vassar, Barnard, and Douglass, and the Gospel of Mark at Bangor Theological Seminary. She is the author of Reopening the Word: Reading Mark as Theology in the Context of Early Judaism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002) and The Gospel According to Mark in the New Collegeville Commentary Series (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2006).

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Evolving Humanity and Biblical Wisdom

Evolving Humanity and Biblical Wisdom

Reading Scripture through the Lens of Teilhard de Chardin

Marie Noonan Sabin

Teilhard de Chardin, twentieth-century paleontologist and Jesuit, envisioned an explosion in global communication that could expand human consciousness to the point of universal empathy. In the process, he joined his scientific knowledge to his religious faith. Exploring Teilhard's ideas in biblical texts, Marie Sabin discovers that his vision has ancient seeds. In the book of Job, the Gospel of John, and in Proverbs' feminine Wisdom, as well as in the gospels' Christ, she finds a persistent theme of evolving human consciousness. The texts ground Teilhard's futuristic thought in ancient wisdom, while Teilhard's evolutionary insights give these ancient voices contemporary relevance.Marie Noonan Sabin holds a PhD in English from Yale and an MA from Union Theological Seminary. She has taught English at Vassar, Barnard, and Douglass, and the Gospel of Mark at Bangor Theological Seminary. She is the author of Reopening the Word: Reading Mark as Theology in the Context of Early Judaism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002) and The Gospel According to Mark in the New Collegeville Commentary Series (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2006).

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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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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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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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Grief, Finding Hope in Sorrow

Laura Kelly Fanucci

Loss comes to each of us, without fail. Scripture can serve as a companion to us in the grief we bear and ultimately in our surrender to our compassionate God. Through this set of insightful reflections on the stories of Ruth and Naomi, the death and raising of Jesus' friend Lazarus, and the promise of a new heaven and earth, Laura Kelly Fanucci invites us to a deepening experience of God's healing presence in our lives.Laura Kelly Fanucci is the research associate for the Collegeville Institute Seminars. She is the author of Mercy: God's Nature, Our Challenge and Dashed Hopes: When Our Best-Laid Plans Fall Apart in the Alive in the Word series; Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting (Liturgical Press, 2014); and the coauthor of Living Your Discipleship: 7 Ways to Express Your Deepest Calling (23rd Publications, 2015). She blogs about spirituality and parenting at www.motheringspirit.com.Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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Grief, Finding Hope in Sorrow

Laura Kelly Fanucci

Loss comes to each of us, without fail. Scripture can serve as a companion to us in the grief we bear and ultimately in our surrender to our compassionate God. Through this set of insightful reflections on the stories of Ruth and Naomi, the death and raising of Jesus' friend Lazarus, and the promise of a new heaven and earth, Laura Kelly Fanucci invites us to a deepening experience of God's healing presence in our lives.Laura Kelly Fanucci is the research associate for the Collegeville Institute Seminars. She is the author of Mercy: God's Nature, Our Challenge and Dashed Hopes: When Our Best-Laid Plans Fall Apart in the Alive in the Word series; Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting (Liturgical Press, 2014); and the coauthor of Living Your Discipleship: 7 Ways to Express Your Deepest Calling (23rd Publications, 2015). She blogs about spirituality and parenting at www.motheringspirit.com.Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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In Our Own Words

Religious Life in a Changing World

Edited by Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, and Sarah Kohles, OSF

Written by a diverse group of younger women religious from North America, In Our Own Words offers a collection of essays on issues central to apostolic religious life today. The thirteen authors represent different congregations, charisms, ministries, and histories. The topics and concerns that shape these chapters emerged naturally through a collaborative process of prayer and conversation. Essays focus on the vows and community life, individual identity and congregational charisms, and leadership among younger members leading into the future. The authors hope these chapters may form a springboard for further conversation on religious life, inviting others to share their experiences of religious life in today's world. Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, entered the Society of the Sacred Heart in 2009 and made her first vows in 2012. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and serves as associate professor of church history at the Aquinas Institute of Theology.Sarah Kohles, OSF, is a Sister of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa. She professed final vows in 2011, and currently she is working on her PhD in biblical studies at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She has formerly served on the Giving Voice core team.

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In Our Own Words

Religious Life in a Changing World

Edited by Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, and Sarah Kohles, OSF

Written by a diverse group of younger women religious from North America, In Our Own Words offers a collection of essays on issues central to apostolic religious life today. The thirteen authors represent different congregations, charisms, ministries, and histories. The topics and concerns that shape these chapters emerged naturally through a collaborative process of prayer and conversation. Essays focus on the vows and community life, individual identity and congregational charisms, and leadership among younger members leading into the future. The authors hope these chapters may form a springboard for further conversation on religious life, inviting others to share their experiences of religious life in today's world. Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, entered the Society of the Sacred Heart in 2009 and made her first vows in 2012. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and serves as associate professor of church history at the Aquinas Institute of Theology.Sarah Kohles, OSF, is a Sister of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa. She professed final vows in 2011, and currently she is working on her PhD in biblical studies at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She has formerly served on the Giving Voice core team.

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In Our Own Words

In Our Own Words

Religious Life in a Changing World

Edited by Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, and Sarah Kohles, OSF

Written by a diverse group of younger women religious from North America, In Our Own Words offers a collection of essays on issues central to apostolic religious life today. The thirteen authors represent different congregations, charisms, ministries, and histories. The topics and concerns that shape these chapters emerged naturally through a collaborative process of prayer and conversation. Essays focus on the vows and community life, individual identity and congregational charisms, and leadership among younger members leading into the future. The authors hope these chapters may form a springboard for further conversation on religious life, inviting others to share their experiences of religious life in today's world. Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, entered the Society of the Sacred Heart in 2009 and made her first vows in 2012. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and serves as associate professor of church history at the Aquinas Institute of Theology.Sarah Kohles, OSF, is a Sister of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa. She professed final vows in 2011, and currently she is working on her PhD in biblical studies at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. She has formerly served on the Giving Voice core team.

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