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Remembering Forward: Critical Engagement with Modernity

by Edward J. Ondrako

Remembering Forward is a collection of twenty-four reflections each of which may stand on its own. Between Pentecost 2021 and Pentecost 2022, the year of Ondrako’s golden jubilee of Franciscan priesthood, he discovered a definition of the gift of modernity as cheering, weeping or a blend of both or…

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Are We Together?: A Roman Catholic Analyzes Evangelical Protestants

by Eduardo J. Echeverria

Are Roman Catholics and Evangelical Protestants really together, united in a common faith in Jesus Christ? Yes, according to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965). No, according to some Evangelical Protestants, such as Francis A. Schaeffer and R. C. Sproul, and more recently Gregg Allison and Leonardo De Chirico. Author Eduardo Echeverria is a committed Roman Catholic theologian doing theology within the normative tradition of confessional Catholicism, and thus in the light of Catholic teaching, this critical study is an ecumenical work. A member of the more than twenty-year-old American ecumenical initiative, Evangelicals and Catholics Together, Echeverria writes, “I have roots in the Evangelical and Reformed traditions and hence I listen attentively to the writings of fellow Christian theologians from these traditions of reflection and argument. In this ecumenical light, I engage the Evangelical Protestant writings of Gregg Allison and Leonardo De Chirico.” Furthermore, this study is 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

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Aidan Nichols, OP writes…

Eduardo Echeverria, by his combination of philosophical and theological gifts, and acquaintance with the best of Dutch Reformed dogmatics, is uniquely placed to critique the recent revival of an intelligent but misguided anti-Catholicism among (some) Evangelicals in Europe and America. His careful dissection…

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Three Sexual Revolutions: Catholic, Protestant, Atheist

by David R. Carlin

The great American sexual revolution commenced in the 1960s. Still going on today, its latest demand is that we should all recognize and endorse the exceedingly weird phenomenon called transgenderism; we should believe, that is to say, that a man/boy is a woman/girl if he feels that he is, and that a woman/girl is a…

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Rutilio Grande: Memory and Legacy of a Jesuit Martyr

by Ana María Pineda, R.S.M.

Jesuit Rutilio Grande’s martyrdom at the hands of El Salvador security forces in 1977 had a profound influence on the quest for freedom and justice for the poor and marginalized. This book adds to his legacy countless reflections and memories shared by those who knew him.

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Rebuild My Church: Peter Damian Fehlner’s Appropriation and Development of the Ecclesiology and Mariology of Vatican II

by Edward J. Ondrako

Rebuild My Church is the first critical analysis of the development of the thought of Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, a Franciscan theologian for whom the work of Christ always moves forward, never backward. This volume contains Fehlner’s explicitation of the thought of St. Bonaventure, Bl. John Duns Scotus,…

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It’s About Eternal Life After All: Revisiting Catholic Beliefs

by Edward Jeremy Miller

This book is for Catholic laity wishing a deeper grasp of their beliefs. It revisits and opens up traditional teachings, removing cluttering features and proposing what seems essential and simpler. The reality of Eternal Life is not something met only in heaven but is experienced in our lives now. Another principle running throughout is that the eternity one experiences in resurrection shares in God’s unchanging nature, a fullness of life where before and after lack meaning. Some of the revisited beliefs include: How does the Bible work? How is prayerfulness maintained? Is there a Purgatory involving suffering? And what happens when I die or when the world ends?

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James L. Heft, S.M. writes…

Ed Miller has drawn upon a long and rich experience as a professor, thinker, and author to create a thoughtful understanding of key Catholic dimensions of how the life of a believer now and forever changes by remaining rooted in God. This fresh articulation of the ancient tradition carefully separates the…

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The Theologian of Auschwitz: St. Maximilian M. Kolbe on the Immaculate Conception in the Life of the Church

by Peter Damian Fehlner

Many people are now familiar with the true story of how Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, a Franciscan Conventual priest/friar incarcerated by Hitler’s Nazi regime in the Auschwitz death camp, freely volunteered to give up his life that another prisoner might live. (Incidentally, that prisoner survived the war, married and had numerous descendants.)

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Pursuing and Praising God: Augustine’s Confessions

by Barry A. David

St. Augustine is one of the most important writers in Christianity, along with St. Paul, Thomas Aquinas and the evangelists. What makes Augustine unique is that even though he is a proclaimed “Doctor of the Church,” he is a regular guy.

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Pope Francis: The Legacy of Vatican II

by Eduardo J. Echeverria

Newly released, revised and expanded Second Edition!

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The 7 Intentions of Mourning: Carrying the Cross of Grief, with Meaning and Hope

by John & Sandy O’Shaughnessy

When we unite our suffering with the suffering Christ, we learn that it can be redemptive and fruitful as part of His salvific mission. The Seven Intentions of Mourning are each conscious choices and together a unique pathway to healing where our grief finds a meaningful expression. Each intention is distinctly positioned to help us carry our personal cross of grief, as we discover that love endures all and that good can come from bad when there is hope.

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Disciples: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times

by Kenneth R. Overberg, S.J.

Disciples, a compilation of articles written by Fr. Overberg, points to the various facets of how discipleship is revealed. There are situations in one’s life that will define our humanity and our call as Christian. Fr. Overberg takes on real-life current topics, such as AIDS, suffering, poverty, justice, the death penalty, and shows how Christ is alive in our world. He shows how we can be Christ to the less fortunate and marginalized in our society.

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In Oceans Deep: Redemptive Suffering and the Crucified God

by Eduardo J. Echeverria

This book is written from the perspective of a grandfather who suffered the death of a beloved granddaughter. In dealing with his suffering, he addresses these questions: What reasons does he have for trusting God’s love, goodness, and providence—even when prayers go unanswered? Why does he grieve, but not without hope? Is perplexed, but not in despair? Why is he justified in trusting the Word of God as a reliable source of knowledge?

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Mother Teresa’s Mysticism: A Christo-Ecclesio-Humano-centric Mysticism

by Robert M. Garrity

Known simply as Mother Teresa, Saint Teresa of Calcutta was born in Macedonia to an Albanian businessman father and deeply religious mother. As a Loreto nun teaching school in India in 1946, after what she described as a “call within a call” to serve Jesus Christ by serving the poor, Teresa instituted the…

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Romero & Grande: Companions on the Journey

by Ana María Pineda, R.S.M.

On May 23, 2015, Pope Francis beatified Salvadoran martyr Archbishop Óscar Romero who was murdered while presiding at Mass in 1980. Three years before his murder, Rutilio Grande, Jesuit priest and friend of the Archbishop, had been murdered for the same offense—speaking up for the poor and vulnerable.

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Evangelization: Building and Rebuilding the Kingdom:: Issues of Language, Culture, and Conversion

by Leon F. Strieder

Evangelization isn’t about winning the argument; it’s about winning hearts. Evangelization and conversion are pertinent topics, yet often many liturgical studies lack a good sense of the history of evangelization, and many historical studies lack a liturgical understanding of the methods…

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Resurrection Power!: Spiritual Solutions for an Anxious Age

by Robert M. Garrity

Entirely practical in nature, though inspired by timeless truths from philosophy and theology, psychology, and law, the author’s intention is to provide readers with a few useful thoughts about daily living in a supremely-positive attitude and strength. Scripture identifies this as Resurrection Power. St. Paul…

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Pope Francis: The Legacy of Vatican II

by Eduardo J. Echeverria

Christians, some Catholics and Protestants alike, have tended to use Francis’s pronouncements to justify the correctness of their own viewpoints on Vatican Council II and other theological matters. Professor Echeverria has read widely in Francis, and gets at where Francis really stands with respect to Vatican II. He does a thorough job of drawing on Francis’s own pre-papal and papal writings, talks, and sermons to discover and document the continuity in Francis’s thought with the council.

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The Creed: The Faith That Moves Evolution

by Donald C. Maldari, S.J.

No one of us lives without, even unconsciously, seeking for that which gives meaning to our lives, for that which threads together all the lived experiences we have, for that which makes us deep down who we are. Faith, as in the title of this book, is a word which attempts to express such a search and it need not…

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Living Into Death, Dying Into Life: A Christian Theology of Death and Life Eternal

by Peter C. Phan

Peter C. Phan, noted for his theological exploration of the afterlife, presents an easily understood study of what eternal life means from a Catholic/Christian view. In Living Into Death, Dying Into Life: A Christian Theology of Death and Life Eternal Professor Phan elaborates and expands material first…

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Theology of the Body, Extended: The Spiritual Signs of Birth, Impairment, and Dying

by Susan Windley-Daoust

Pope Saint John Paul II expected theologians to expand their insights of the 129 lectures given during his Wednesday audiences in St. Peter’s Square and Paul VI Audience Hall between September 1979 and November 1984. However, John Paul’s integrated vision of the human person—body, soul, and…

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Sacramental Theology: 50 Years After Vatican II

by Kenan B. Osborne, OFM

On the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) much has been written and studied about its enormous and often disputed effect on the Catholic Church. Leading scholars have chosen to honor this momentous occasion with books and articles written between 2013 and 2015 that trace the major issues…

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Religion Today: An Integral Approach

by Brennan R. Hill

From the phenomenon of individuals becoming “spiritual but not religious” to multiple religions’ views on homosexuality, Religion Today: An Integral Approach integrates multiple perspectives to examine how religion relates to today’s society.

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