The Theologian of Auschwitz: St. Maximilian M. Kolbe on the immaculate Conception in the Life of the Church
by Peter Damian Fehlner
Rev. Dr. Edward J. Ondrako, OFM Conv. writes…
“Who are you?” “I am a Catholic priest.” This terse conversation satisfied the acting camp commander to switch Fr. Maximilian Kolbe for František Gajovniček for the starvation bunker. In that trade, the power of love overtook the insidious opponents that are…
Pursuing and Praising God: Augustine's Confessions
by Barry A. David
Montague Brown writes…
Barry David’s Pursuing & Praising God: Augustine’s Confessions is a valuable contribution to understanding Augustine’s thought. It is at once a sustained meditation on the central themes of confessio (praising, knowing, and loving God) and vestigium (the ontological and…
Pope Francis: The Legacy of Vatican II
by Eduardo J. Echeverria
Newly released, revised and expanded Second Edition!
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.
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.
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?
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.