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Are We Together?
A Roman Catholic Analyses Evangelical Protestants

by Eduardo J. Echeverria.

A member of the more than 20-year-old American ecumenical initiative, Evangelicals and Catholics Together, Echeverria has listened attentively to the writings of fellow Christian theologians from these traditions of reflection and argument. In this ecumenical light, he engages the Evangelical Protestant writings of Gregg Allison and Leonardo De Chirico. This study is also a work in receptive ecumenism; it follows the guidelines stipulated by Vatican Council II’s Unitatis Redintegratio in order to promote mutual and improved understanding between Roman Catholicism and Evangelical Protestantism. Learn learn more or purchase.

Psalms as Personal Prayer
An Intimate Translation

trans. Richard Eric Wolf

The Bible—including the Psalms—expresses every emotion and behavior known to mankind. Psalms as Personal Prayer is a new translation directly from the Hebrew in which the psalms were originally written. As a psalter it is an intimate translation, that is, a collection of psalms intended to be meaningful for intensely intimate personal prayer at home, at church, or on the go using a smartphone or tablet. Available as an Apple ePub or Kindle Book. 

One Knight’s Journey:
Perspective of a Knights of Columbus Supreme Director

by Scott A. O’Connor

A unique narrative of a spiritual journey of a small-town boy who grows in his faith during his highly successful business career and his parallel association in the Knights of Columbus, the largest Catholic men’s organization. Scott documents the various levels of participation and the opportunities for engagement with the men—and families— in the organization. Laymen play an important role in the Church, and the Knights are there to assist at the parish level, diocesan, and state levels, as well as nationally and internationally. Scott held about every volunteer position from collecting donations for children with special needs to overseeing the operation of one of the largest state memberships in the country, and finally to even to the Board at the international level.

Between Tyranny And Freedom:
A Cautionary Tale of Survival and Resurrection

by Alexandra Mazur Smith

A story of resurrection, a carefree boyhood in 1941 Poland / Western Ukraine led to slave labor in Nazi Germany. Tadek barely survived the nasty conditions of indentured servitude in the Rhineland; yet found freedom once again— and this time truly appreciated it, having seen the opposite. Between Tyranny And Freedom is a true first-hand account of the difference between totalitarian rule and self-determination. We take it for granted— Tadek did not, and lived his life accordingly. See more.

Catholics, Evangelicals, and Receptive Ecumenism

On the closing day of the Catholic Theological Society of America’ s 76th Annual Convention and its theme, “Thinking Catholic Interreligiously” we are pleased to announce the latest publication of respected author Eduardo J. Echeverria, Are We Together? A Roman Catholic Analyzes Evangelical Protestants. An adherent of Receptive Ecumenism and a longtime member of Catholics and Evangelicals Together, Echeverria brings an informed and erudite perspective to the often misunderstood relationship between representatives of these two traditions that have much in common. An expert especially on the Dutch master of dogmatic and ecumenical theology, G. C. Berkouwer (1903–1996), Professor Echeverria critically tackles the writings of Gregg Allison and Leonardo De Chirico among others. To be published this month, read the book’s endorsements and description, and pre-order your copy now »

The Controverted Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia

In the wake of Pope Francis’s promotion of Bishop McElroy, Professor Eduardo Echeverria, author of Pope Francis: The Legacy of Vatican II, has asked us to make available to you the essay comprising the fourth chapter in the revised edition of his book. He comments:

I agree with theologian Larry Chapp on the significance of Amoris Laetitia for understanding why Bishop McElroy was promoted to the red hat. The bishop has been an “unabashed supporter of Amoris Laetitia.” This promotion is the “pope’s way of signaling that McElroy’s approach to the moral theological principles of Amoris is correct.”

This essay from the revised and expanded, second edition of my book, Pope Francis: The Legacy of Vatican II critically discusses the moral theological principles of chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis’s 2016 Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation. I show that the troublesome arguments of his chapter 8 are both pastoral and moral theological. I also show that despite Pope Francis’ claims to the contrary, his moral theology is neither Thomistic nor does it reflect a “hermeneutic of the Church,” as Francis puts it, “always in continuity (without ruptures), yet always maturing.” My analysis of Amoris Laetitia will help the reader to understand what is wrong with the pope’s moral reasoning.

Read Professor Echeverria’s essay »