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  • Behold The Lamb Of God

    $12.95

    Many Catholics today don’t fully understand the Eucharist-the source and summit of our Faith.

    In Behold the Lamb of God, Dr. Edward Sri provides an easy-to-read overview of Catholic teaching on the Eucharist, taking readers through its key aspects in a simple and inspiring manner.

    In a straightforward question-and-answer format, this short book unpacks sixty common questions about the Eucharist. Readers will:

    *Discover why the Eucharist is called the “source and summit of the Christian life,” the “medicine of immortality,” and the “sacrament of love.”

    *Learn what the Eucharist is and when and how Jesus instituted it.

    *Explore the three main aspects of the Eucharist and what they mean: Holy Sacrifice, Real
    *Presence, and Holy Communion.

    *Receive practical steps to grow in devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist.

    Designed to accompany the National Eucharistic Revival, Behold the Lamb of God offers an accessible and engaging introduction to this central mystery of our Faith.

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  • Amidst Us Our Bleoved Stands

    $24.99

    When it comes to baptism and the Lord’s Supper, many Baptists reject the language of sacrament. As a people of the book, the logic goes, Baptists must not let tradition supersede the Bible. So Baptists tend to view baptism and Communion as ordinances and symbols, not sacraments.

    But the history of Baptists and the sacraments is complicated. In Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands, Michael A. G. Haykin argues that earlier Baptists, such as Charles Spurgeon, stood closer to Reformed sacramental thought than most Baptists today do. More than mere memorials, baptism and Communion have spiritual implications that were celebrated by Baptists of the past. Haykin calls for a renewal of sacramental life in churches today-Baptists can and should be sacramental.

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  • Cardiologist Examines Jesus

    $19.95

    The Gospels might not be “good enough” for modernity, and science is certainly its god. But neither is an impediment to the one, true God. Indeed, He is using methods of the twenty-first century — His twenty-first century — to show how our Faith can be proven through Eucharistic miracles with clinical scientific precision. In this astounding book, prominent cardiologist and author Dr. Franco Serafini walks us through the extensive medical and scientific research into five Eucharistic miracles, unveiling the stunning testimonies of hematologists, oncologists, neurologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, and more who all concluded the same thing: the five Eucharistic miracles are undeniably authentic. In surprising and fascinating ways, each of these miracles relates to the others: all reveal heart muscle tissue, many reveal a heart that was experiencing extreme suffering, and some reveal a heart still enduring tissue trauma. You’ll learn how the human DNA found in Eucharistic substances was identified, what kept a revered eighth-century relic alive until the twenty-first century, and how the identical blood group recurred in the unique miracles to provide contemporary man with a thrilling statistical fortress. Best of all, you’ll be armed with the scientific data to prove not only that God is still active in the world but that He desires all of us to be in union with Him through His Most Precious Body and Blood.

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  • Baptism : A Guide To Life From Death

    $15.99

    You’ve been baptized. But do you understand what it means?

    Baptism is the doorway into membership in the church. It’s a public declaration of the washing away of our sin and the beginning of our new life in Christ. But the sacrament that is meant to unite us is often a spring of division instead.

    All Christians use water to baptize. All invoke the triune name. Beyond that, there’s little consensus. Talk about baptism and you’re immediately plunged into arguments. Whom should we baptize? What does baptism do? Why even do it at all?

    Peter Leithart reunifies a church divided by baptism. He recovers the baptismal imagination of the Bible, explaining how baptism works according to Scripture. Then, in conversation with Christian tradition, he shows why baptism is something worth recovering and worth agreeing on.

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  • Sacraments And Consumer Culture

    $24.95

    What does consumerism have to do with the sacraments? We live in cultures where our senses of meaning, identity, and purpose are often found in what we purchase.

    Apart from the question of hedonism, there is the question of how we orient ourselves in an environment in which we end up marketing our very selves. In this book, Timothy Brunk examines how this consumer culture has had a corrosive effect on the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. He also assesses how sacramental worship can provide resources for responsible Christian discipleship in today’s consumer culture.

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  • Meal That Reconnects

    $29.95

    In The Meal that Reconnects, Dr. Mary McGann, RSCJ, invites readers to a more profound appreciation of the sacredness of eating, the planetary interdependence that food and the sharing of food entails, and the destructiveness of the industrial food system that is supplying food to tables globally. She presents the food crisis as a spiritual crisis–a call to rediscover the theological, ecological, and spiritual significance of eating and to probe its challenge to Christian eucharistic practice. Drawing on the origins of Eucharist in Jesus’s meal fellowship and the worship of early Christians, McGann invites communities to reclaim the foundational meal character of eucharistic celebration while offering pertinent strategies for this renewal.

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  • Recapturing An Enchanted World

    $30.00

    While the Free Churches rightly sought to cleanse the church of the abuses of sacramentalism, in that process they also set aside some of the church’s historic practices and theology. In response to this liturgically thin space, Mennonite theologian and minister John D. Rempel considers the role of the sacraments and ritual within the Free Church tradition, helping us perceive the sacramental nature of our faith and worship.

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  • Prayers Before The Eucharist

    $16.95

    When thinking of Saint John Henry Newman, many associations come to mind: scholar, writer, intellectual. But rarely do we associate “mystic” with this new saint.

    And yet, his faith was not merely an intellectual exercise. Newman held a deep and passionate devotion to Our Lord in the Eucharist.

    In honor of his canonization, we have collected his Prayers and Meditations before the Eucharist in order to bring his beautiful and profound love for Christ in the Sacrament to a new generation of Catholics.

    His prayers place a singular focus on God’s mercy, perfections, and love for us that transcends the depravity of our sins, and engages God in frequent and familiar conversation, moving the heart to friendship with Christ.

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  • Night Before My First Communion

    $5.99

    On the night before their First Communion, a brother and sister get ready for this important event. All the family is there to help them prepare for the following day in the 24th title in Wing’s bestselling series. Full color.

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  • Caesar And The Sacrament

    $27.00

    When the earliest Christ-followers were baptized they participated in a politically subversive act. Rejecting the Empire’s claim that it had a divine right to rule the world, they pledged their allegiance to a kingdom other than Rome and a king other than Caesar (Acts 17:7). Many books explore baptism from doctrinal or theological perspectives, and focus on issues such as the correct mode of baptism, the proper candidate for baptism, who has the authority to baptize, and whether or not baptism is a symbol or means of grace. By contrast, Caesar and the Sacrament investigates the political nature of baptism. Very few contemporary Christians consider baptism’s original purpose or political significance. Only by studying baptism in its historical context, can we discover its impact on first-century believers and the adverse reaction it engendered among Roman and Jewish officials. Since baptism was initially a rite of non-violent resistance, what should its function be today?

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  • General Doctrine Of The Sacraments And The Mystery Of The Eucharist

    $34.95

    In this work, the author achieves a deeper understanding of the inner structure of the sacraments and how they determine the structure of Christian existence.

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  • Evangelical Sacramental And Pentecostal

    $20.00

    Introduction
    1. The Extraordinary Invitation Of John 15:4
    2. Luke-Acts: The Spirit And The Life Of The Church
    3. The Grace Of God: Evangelical, Sacramental, And Pentecostal
    4. The Evangelical Principle
    5. The Sacramental Principle
    6. The Pentecost Principle
    Conclusion: Some Observations And A Case Study
    Notes
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

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    Evangelical. Sacramental. Pentecostal. Christian communities tend to identify with one of these labels over the other two. Evangelical churches emphasize the importance of Scripture and preaching. Sacramental churches emphasize the importance of the eucharistic table. And pentecostal churches emphasize the immediate presence and power of the Holy Spirit. But must we choose between them? Could the church be all three? Drawing on his reading of the New Testament, the witness of Christian history, and years of experience in Christian ministry and leadership, Gordon T. Smith argues that the church not only can be all three, but in fact it must be all three in order to truly be the church. As the church navigates the unique global challenges of pluralism, secularism, and fundamentalism, the need for an integrated vision of the community as evangelical, sacramental, and pentecostal becomes ever more pressing. If Jesus and the apostles saw no tension between these characteristics, why should we?

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  • Sacraments And Justice

    $16.95

    Sacraments and Justice offers a fresh approach to the seven sacraments in the Roman Catholic tradition. The authors assembled here, each of them highly regarded sacramental and liturgical theologians, synthesize the best creative thinking in the theology of sacraments, their symbols, their link with justice-God’s order for the world here and now-and their power to permeate another reality so intensely that something new happens.

    Educated Catholics, or Catholics looking for a first-rate education on the sacraments, as well as parish teams, study groups, and Catholic educators, will cheer this volume as solid and incisive, while at the same time accessible and engaging. Each contributor is an academic who writes with a human touch about the gracious promise embedded in sacraments. They include:
    *John Baldovin, SJ, on baptism
    *Edward Hahnenberg on confirmation
    *Michael Driscoll on Eucharist
    *Doris Donnelly on penance
    *Thomas Scirghi, SJ, on holy orders
    *Natalie Weaver on marriage
    *Paul Turner on anointing of the sick

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  • Eucharist As Meaning

    $34.95

    This study moves beyond postmodern trends in Catholic eucharistic theology by exploring the works of Bernard Lonergan and Louis-Marie Chauvet: “Having learned from both Chauvet’s critique of metaphysics and Lonergan’s development of a critical metaphysics, we hope to offer a fruitful understanding of traditional eucharistic doctrines that is able to respond to some contemporary problems and shed some light on the great mystery that stands at the center of Christian worship” (from the introduction).

    Postmodern theologians have been critical of using metaphysics to interpret the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, liturgical sacrifice, and sacramental causality, preferring instead a symbolic approach. Lonergan’s critical metaphysics, however, offers an account of knowing and being that resists attempts to pit metaphysics against the symbolic and moves sacramental theology into the real world of meaning. The result is a theology of the Eucharist grounded in tradition that speaks to today’s believers.

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  • Becoming Beholders : Cultivating Sacramental Imagination And Actions In Col

    $36.95

    Catholic colleges and universities have long engaged in conversation about how to fulfill their mission in creative ways across the curriculum. The “sacramental vision” of Catholic higher education posits that God is made manifest in the study of all disciplines.

    Becoming Beholders is the first book to share pedagogical strategies about how to do that. Twenty faculty-from many religious backgrounds, and in fields such as chemistry, economics, English, history, mathematics, sociology and theology-discuss ways that their teaching nourishes students’ ability to find the transcendent in their studies.

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  • Sacraments And Worship

    $55.00

    The church’s development and use of sacraments has evolved in many ways from the days of the early church to the present. This sourcebook presents key theological texts that played a role in those movements. Johnson traces the history and theology of individual sacraments along with their liturgical context in the church’s worship, while contributing helpful background notes to give the reader the full breadth and depth of the church’s thought on these important topics. The book will be a useful resource to those studying the history of Christian worship and the development of the sacraments.

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  • Holy Eucharist : Studies On The Holy Sacrifice Of The Mass Its Celebration

    $40.00

    The discipline of the church after Sacrosanctum Concilium, up until the 1982 Code of Canon Law and the General Instruction of the Roman Missal for the third edition of the Missal, has always asserted the freedom of priests to celebrate Mass individually. Despite this assertion, the liturgical and theological atmosphere of seminaries and religious communities has rarely favored this freedom.

    In light of this, The Holy Eucharist originally published in French in 1982, explores the practice of celebrating Mass with a single presider versus Mass celebrated through concelebration. This historical and dogmatic critique finds that the practice of concelebration, especially among priests without their Ordinary presiding, is in fact a new development and not a return to an ancient norm. While the author concludes that concelebration has its due place under practical guidelines, the multiplication of Eucharistic celebrations with a single presider would make better use of the infinite riches contained in the Holy Sacrifice.

    Published by Gracewing Publishing.

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  • Worshiping With The Church Fathers

    $27.00

    Christopher Hall invites us to accompany the church fathers as they enter the sanctuary for worship and the chapel for prayer. He also takes us to the wilderness, where we learn from the early monastics as they draw close to God in their solitary discipline. Readers will enjoy a rich and rare schooling in developing their spiritual life in this unique survey of the life of worship from the perspective of the early Church.

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  • Sacramental Life : Spiritual Formation Through The Book Of Common Prayer

    $29.00

    Using the Book of Common Prayer, David A. deSilva explores how we are spiritually formed by the sacraments of baptism, eucharist, marriage and last rites.

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  • Misterio Sacramental – (Spanish)

    $27.95

    Haffner outlines how the sacraments are the chief means in the Church through which God’s people are reconciled to the Father, through His Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit. The book illustrates classical issues like the conditions for the validity and the efficacy of the sacraments, as well as the minister, recipient and effects of these sacred mysteries; it deals with particular topics like the necessity of Baptism, the sacrificial character of the Eucharist, and the nature of Marriage. As he examines each sacrament in turn, the author also explores how new ecumenical questions affect Christian sacramental understanding.

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  • Childs Guide To The Seven Sacraments

    $12.99

    In this next volume of the bestselling Child’s Guide series, Elizabeth Ficocelli makes the seven sacraments come alive for youngsters five to nine. We meet Dominic, a little boy who has a school assignment to do a report on the seven sacraments.
    The author presents the sacraments in simple and understandable terms, based on the truths of the Catechism. Each sacrament is referenced to its origin in scripture, and then presented in a way the child might experience it today. Throughout the book, there are interactive questions designed to encourage discussion between the child and parent or teacher “What is the name of your priest? Can you think of one special job he does?” There are also several Catholic terms which are explained on an appropriate level.

    Whether a child receives religious education through Catholic school or a supplemental catechism class, the book is helpful in explaining the seven sacraments and encouraging the child–and the parent–to make use of these special gifts from God.

    Written in clear, simple language, this book:
    –has vivid full-color illustrations throughout –can be either read to children or used by beginning readers –is a meaningful gift from parents and other family members –is the perfect teaching tool for use in Catholic schools or parish CCD classes

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  • Holy Meal : The Lords Supper In The Life Of The Church

    $20.00

    “This is my body,” said Jesus at the Last Supper. What did he mean? Throughout church history, there have been various interpretations of his words. These differences have caused denominational ruptures that have yet to heal.

    In A Holy Meal, Gordon T. Smith shows that we cannot appreciate the Lord’s Supper until we understand it. In light of the renewed attention given to the sacraments by all branches of the church, he examines the historic interpretations and seeks common ground among believers. In the process, he shows how the Lord’s Supper can infuse new meaning into the church as it confronts the forces of postmodernism and secularism.

    A Holy Meal is essential reading for Christians who want to ponder the Lord’s Supper again–perhaps truly for the first time.

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  • Making Things Right (Revised)

    $9.95

    Perfect way to help children prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. With pare after page of activities, games, and projects, you’ll never run out of ideas to engage children.

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  • Immersed In The Sacred

    $12.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780877939627ISBN10: 0877939624Kathy CoffeyBinding: Trade PaperPublished: February 2003Publisher: Ave Maria Press

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  • Recovering The Riches Of Anointing

    $23.95

    Recovering the Riches of Anointing is a collection of the papers presented at an international symposium sponsored by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) as part of a long-term exploration of topics of theological and pastoral concern in pastoral care of the sick. This book looks at the anointing of the sick from the vantage point of theology, history, and canon law.

    Since Vatican II the training and commissioning of lay Eucharistic ministers has enabled the sick and dying to receive the nourishment of Christ’s body and blood regularly in their confinement at home or an institution. The sacraments of penance and the anointing of the sick, however, have become less and less available as the number of ordained priests in chaplaincy is decreasing. In response to this pastoral problem Bishop Richard J. Sklba, auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee, suggested that the NACC gather theologians together to explore the history and practice of this sacrament and other rituals in the rich tradition of the Church. Thus the papers concerning this particular sacramental ministry were written and delivered at this conference.

    Recovering the Riches of Anointing will be helpful for professional ministers of pastoral care; professional pastoral, liturgical, and sacramental theologians; and those engaged in pastoral ministry formation.

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  • Sacrament Of Reconciliation

    $29.95

    Although it did not come from Christ in the form it has today, it is clear from Scripture that reconciliation was central to the ministry of Christ. In The Sacrament of Reconciliation David Coffey examines the theology of reconciliation and addresses the crisis that the sacrament faces in the present pastoral situation of the Church.

    Father Coffey calls on Scripture and tradition, to the magisterium, and to theology in his analysis. However, he also moves beyond these to look at the practice of the Church and to the liturgy as it is regulated, celebrated, and experienced. In doing so, he presents a theology of the sacrament of reconciliation that is truly based on, and inspired by, the liturgy. This theology is molded by two contextual factors: the crisis that the sacrament is currently undergoing in the developed nations of the West and the restrictions imposed by Rome on the “third rite,” the most communal of the three forms of the sacrament.

    Since the sacrament of reconciliation exists for the forgiveness of postbaptismal sin, chapter one is devoted to a theology of sin. Here, Father Coffey identifies what the main theological cause is at the heart of the present crisis, namely, a serious and widespread confusion about the nature of sin. Chapter two focuses on the Church’s ministry of reconciliation. This chapter provides both essential knowledge and a response to the widely held view that one does not need to turn to the Church in order to obtain forgiveness from God for sin. Chapter three examines the four parts of the sacrament: contrition, confession, absolution, and the prescribed work of penance. The investigation in this chapter suggests theological limits to possible future reforms of the sacrament. In chapter four Father Coffey offers a detailed examination of the three sacramental rites and the nonsacramental service set down by The Rite of Penance. Finally, in chapter five, Father Coffey offers some predictions about the future of the sacrament, based on his study.

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  • Essential Catholic Handbook Of The Sacraments

    $17.99

    Everything you need for understanding and practicing the Catholic faith in today’s world.

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  • When You Are An RCIA Sponsor

    $6.99

    Someone has decided to become a Catholic and you have been invited to be the person’s sponsor during the journey of conversion. What does a sponsor do during the process of Christian initiation?

    In When You Are An RCIA Sponsor Rita Burns Senseman reflects on the responsibility and significance of being chosen to share your faith and personal experience with someone less familiar with the path than you. She explains clearly and briefly the Rite Of Christian Initiation Of Adults. Her explanation includes a description of the theology of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. She offers suggestions for being a companion and witness on the RCIA journey, for introducing and welcoming the new Catholic into the parish faith community, and for praying and worshiping together. Each chapter provides questions for reflection or discussion, and passages from the Rite Of Christian Initiation Of Adults, Scripture And The Catechism Of The Catholic Church for prayerful meditation. The author also includes guidance for sponsoring familes.

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  • Visits To The Blessed Sacrament

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    Written to help us grow in the knowledge and love of God and in appreciation for what He has done for us. For each of the 31 days of the month, St. Alphonsus provides for us a “Visit to Our Lord” (a brief meditation and a fervent prayer), plus a “Visit to Our Lady” (short meditations and prayers). At each Visit, the reader makes an “Act of Spiritual Communion” to enflame his heart with greater love. One of the most famous and best-loved Catholic books ever published

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  • Sacramental Orders

    $29.95

    Ordained ministry cannot be understood by itself or only in its relationship with Christ. It must find its identity in relationship to the Church, for it exists to serve and build up the Church. In Sacramental Orders Susan Wood places the theology of ordained ministry within its ecclesial foundations, identifying four concepts that shed light on different aspects of ordained ministry and its relationship to the Church: a monarchical and hierarchical concept; a eucharistic, collegial model of ministry representing the communion of particular Churches; the priest, prophet, and king, which structures the concept of the Church as the people of God; and a theology of the Church as a sacrament of Christ and ordained ministry as a sacrament of the Church.
    Sacramental Orders is a liturgical and theological study of ordained ministry grounded in the liturgy of the 1990 typical edition of the rites. It addresses the three Orders within the one Sacrament of Order: bishop, presbyter, and deacon. By including each order with this study, the interrelationship between the three becomes more apparent, and the theology of one is allowed to inform the theology of the others. Wood points out that one of the challenges in theologies of ordained ministry today is to distinguish a bishop from a presbyter when both are ordinations to the priesthood and presbyters are assuming a greater ministry of oversight as they pastor more than one parish, and to distinguish deacons from presbyters at a time in church history when deacons are assuming more presbyteral functions.

    Sacramental Orders also focuses on the mutual reciprocity in the relationship between liturgical rite and the theology of the sacrament as explained in ecclesial documents. The ordination rites reflect the theology expressed by Vatican II and yet also present a theology of the sacrament embedded in the liturgical texts and actions.

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  • Frequent Confession : Its Place In The Spiritual Life

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    Here is strong, convincing evidence that frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance is one of the most reliable paths to spiritual growth. Author Benedict Baur explains the purpose of frequent Confession, outlines the essential elements of every good Confession, and shows how frequent Confession can help you conquer sin (including venial sin), imperfections, self-love, and lukewarmness. On the positive side, he details how frequent Confession will improve your prayer life and give you growth in sacramental grace, fear of God, love of Christ, fraternal charity – and much more.

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  • Sacraments As Gods Self Giving

    $25.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780687095650ISBN10: 0687095654James WhiteBinding: Trade PaperPublisher: Abingdon Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Epistemological Principles And Roman Catholic Rites

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    Ordination is a complex process that links ministry, local church, confession of faith, and communion. This process is communitarian, liturgical and juridical, and through these traits, sacramental. Father Puglisi explores the notion that Christian (both Catholic and Protestant) ordination cannot be reduced to a simple rite of installation or to the acceptance of a charge, but is an ecclesial process whereby a Christian receives a charisma for the edification of the Church.

    Father Puglisi analyzes the liturgical and canonical institutions in three periods (the ancient and Medieval period, the period of the Reformation, and the contemporary period) to recover an understanding of the complex structure of ordination and the implicit connection between ordained ministry and the structuring of the Church. Volume I explores the meaning of the episcopal and presbyteral ministry according to the ordination rituals from the early Church (the apostolic tradition) until the eighth century, and the resulting structuring of the Church. Chapters study documents from that time period and their theological reflection.

    Separate volumes will address each of the three periods. A fourth volume will offer an English translation of the liturgical rites examined in the first three volumes. It will also include an extensive bibliography of sources and secondary literature, a comparison of the structure of the two liturgical offices of ordination/installation of a bishop and of a presbyter, of the prayers of ordination or installation, of the examination of the elect and of the use of biblical readings in each of the liturgical rites.

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  • New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechisms (Revised)

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    New and modern format and design
    Explains Catholic doctrine with the aid of many exclusive features.
    Combines modern outlook and language with a solid time-tested exposition of the teaching of the Church.

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  • Eucharist : Our Sanctification (Revised)

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    The Eucharist should not be limited to the congregation that gathers to hear the word of God and proclaim its faith. It is, first of all, the active presence of the sacrifice of Christ, who gathers us together and lets us partake of his divine life through his body and blood in Communion.

    Christians are always hoping to find helpful ways to contemplate the eucharistic mystery in all its fullness, and this set of meditations by Father Raniero Cantalamessa-presented by him in the presence of Pope John Paul II-is written in a simple and warm style and nourished by Scripture and the teachings of the Church Fathers from both the East and the West. These meditations answer the needs of all who hope to experience the radiant and radiating Eucharist that shines into their hearts and into the life of the Church.

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  • Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechisms (Revised)

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    22 Chapters

    Additional Info
    THINK – how much Our Lord must have loved me to
    suffer those nails, those thorns, those bleeding wounds,
    such humiliations, such heartbreak. Think about this for
    at least a minute.
    New and modern format and design
    Explains Catholic doctrine with the aid of many exclusive features.
    Combines modern outlook and language with a solid time-tested exposition of the teaching of the Church.

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  • Meaning Of The Sacramental Symbols

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    In this comprehensive examination of the symbols of worship, Richter traces their origins, what they have meant through the centuries, and whether their meaning is clear for today’s Christians, as the author looks at these symbols in the light of liturgical reform.

    For those who look to the liturgy as the primary expression of the Church as the Body of Christ, this book is essential reading.

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  • Eucharist : Essence Form Celebration (Revised)

    $36.95

    This well-known and respected work on the eucharistic celebration has been updated and revised. The editor Monsignor Maas-Ewerd has incorporated the insights of recent research, updated the bibliography, and re-formulated many passages in light of some important changes in thought and language since the first edition.

    The Eucharist: Essence, Form, Celebration helps readers gain an understanding of correct form for celebration of the eucharistic liturgy in light of the renewals of Vatican Council II. It is therefore an “explanation of the Mass,” as Pius Parsch, to whom the first edition was dedicated, understood it. It is an explanation both of the biblical foundations and of the historical development of the liturgy within its two-thousand-year tradition. Thus, Maas-Ewerd maintains that we must inquire into both aspects-Jesus’ foundational intention and the Church’s long tradition of celebrating the Lord’s legacy-to obtain a clear picture of the enduringly valid form of the Mass at all times, including its present realization.

    In the foreword to the first edition, Johannes Emminghaus wrote that, despite the many content and language changes since the first edition, Parsch’s fundamental principle was correct, and it remains so today: the essence or nature of the liturgy can only be explained on the basis of Christ’s institution (as witnessed in Scripture) and the traditional teaching of the Church. Its form, in turn, with its many changes and its high and low points, is explicable also through Scripture and history; but the manner of its celebration can only be explained through the form as we know it and especially through the concrete faith of people.

    The intent of The Eucharist: Essence, Form, Celebration is practical: it is meant as an aid to an appropriate and responsible celebration of the congregational Eucharist. Readers-those in ministry, teachers, catechists, and members of parish liturgical committees and study groups, as well as those interested in Church history-are invited to an active participation, one that bears fruit because it stems from faith.

    Maas-Ewerd maintains that our task now is to live with the renewed liturgy, to integrate it more fully into our lives, and at the same time understand and celebrate it as a sign of salvation and as the Church’s self-expression. The Eucharist: Essence, Form, Celebration encourages this process.

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  • New Saint Joseph First Communion Catechisms (Revised)

    $5.95

    Prayers For Every Day
    1.-.God Made Us
    2.-.God Is Great
    3.-.The Blessed Trinity
    4.-.The First Sins
    5.-.Our Own Sins
    6.-.The Son Of God Becomes A Man
    7.-.Jesus Opens Heaven For Us
    8.-.Sacrements Of Baptism And Confirmation
    9.-.Sacrements Of Penance
    10.-.How To Make A Good Confession
    11.-.The Holy Eucharist
    The Holy Mass
    Holydays Of Obligation
    Various Prayers
    Night And Other Prayers

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    New and modern format and design
    Explains Catholic doctrine with the aid of many exclusive features.
    Combines modern outlook and language with a solid time-tested exposition of the teaching of the Church.

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