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Sex, Priests, and Secret Codes: The Catholic Church's 2,000-Year Paper Trail of Sexual Abuse
Thomas P. Doyle
1566252652
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults by Catholic clergy burst onto the American scene in 1984. Revelations about such abuse since then have confirmed that this tragedy is not limited to the U.S. Catholic Church, nor is it a new phenomenon that grew out of so-called secularizing trends of the late twentieth century. The Doyle-Sipe-Wall report clearly demonstrates a deep-seated problem that spans the Church's history. This collection of documents from official and unofficial sources begins its survey in 60 CE and concludes with the contemporary scandal. It reveals an institution that has tried to come to grips with this devastating internal problem from its earliest years. At times circumspect and at other times open and direct, Church leaders tried a variety of means to rein in the various violations of...


Catholic Evangelization
Robert J. Hater
0159010934
July 2001
Paperback
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In the Name of Jesus : Reflections on Christian Leadership
Henri J. Nouwen
0824512596
March 25, 1993
Paperback
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From AudioFile
The late Dutch priest and author taught at Notre Dame, Harvard, and Yale before being called to lead a community for mentally handicapped people called L'Arche Daybreak. Moving from academia to raw emotional communion with the intellectually impaired taught him lessons he couldn't otherwise learn. He tells us that followers of Jesus are often lured by power into a style of leadership that is decidedly not God-like. "It seems easier to be God than to love God, easier to control people than to love people, easier to own life than to love life." All Christians should hear this heartfelt, gently narrated memoir, a wonderful collection of reflections. T.W. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.


The Catholic Youth Bible: New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Saint Mary's Press
0884894894
February 2000
Paperback
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Mitch Finley, The Catechists Connection, March 2000
Speaking of Bible study programs, three cheers for The Catholic Youth Bible. This is, without question, the best edition of the Bible ever produced for Catholic youth. I hardly know where to begin to describe it. The Catholic Youth Bible includes advice for interpreting the Bible from a Catholic perspective; articles to help the reader understand culture and traditions and how these affect the biblical documents and their interpretation; Catholic Connections articles that explain the scriptural roots of Catholic tradition and beliefs; and multi-cultural articles to reflect African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and Latino, and Native American cultural experiences, symbols, prayers and poetry related to the Bible. You need to see it for yourself, thats all there is to it. The...


Labors from the Heart
Mark L. Poorman
0268014248
Feb 1997
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Labors from the Heart is a collection of personal narratives inspired by the day-to-day work of people who are personally and professionally committed to the special mission of the Catholic university. Various faculty, administrators, and alumni from the University of Notre Dame thoughtfully describe and reflect on their attempts to realize more fully the Catholic identity of the University through their vocations and ministries. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Old Catholic
Andre J. Queen
0595284078
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Read about the best kept religious secret in America! Married clergy, decentralized administration, and Catholic liturgy and practice - in a non-papal and autocephalous Catholic Church.


The Wounded Healer
Henri J. M. Nouwen
0385148038
January 1972
Paperback
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Book Description
The Wounded Healer is a hope-filled and profoundly simple book that speaks directly to those men and women who want to be of service in their church or community, but have found the traditional ways often threatening and ineffective. In this book, Henri Nouwen combines creative case studies of ministry with stories from diverse cultures and religious traditions in preparing a new model for ministry. Weaving keen cultural analysis with his psychological and religious insights, Nouwen has come up with a balanced and creative theology of service that begins with the realization of fundamental woundedness in human nature. Emphasizing that which is in humanity common to both minister and believer, this woundedness can serve as a source of strength and healing when counseling others. Nouwen proceeds to develop his...


A Secret World; Sexuality And The Search For Celibacy
A. SIPE
0876305850
September 1, 1990
Hardcover
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Book Description
Looks at the history and origins of celibacy, discusses its role in the priesthood, and considers the psychological aspects of celibacy.


Old Catholic
Scr Bishop Andre J. Queen
0595749364
July 2003
Hardcover
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Tricky Part: One Boy's Fall from Trespass into Grace
Martin Moran
0807072621
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
To everyone else in the Denver neighborhood where he grew up in the '70s, Moran was a studious Catholic boy. No one knew he carried a secret that would fester for 30 years and lead to extreme anxiety, sexual compulsion and suicide attempts. At age 12 he met Bob, a church camp counselor in his 30s who, for several years, took Moran hiking and camping, and had sex with him. Moran painfully recounts the inner workings of a lonely, insecure adolescent who, out of a desperate need for friendship and acceptance, continued a sexual relationship with a man 20 years his senior. Feeling guilty and shameful regarding the affair and his homosexuality, Moran lived a life in which the erotic and the illicit fused, and compulsive sex became a means of self-punishment. Over the years, Moran, now a writer and actor, managed to...


A Child's Journey: The Christian Initiation of Children
Rita Burns Senseman
0867162643
January 1998
Paperback
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Criterion, July 24, 1998
This book will help those who share the journey with their children and dare to let the Spirit lead.


The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth
Brian Singer-Towns
0884897591
November 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When the Catechism of the Catholic Church was published in 1992 after six years of work by the worldwide church's bishops, it was intended to spawn volumes exactly like this one. Such books, Pope John Paul II and the bishops theorized, would translate the pedantic Catechism, a collection of the beliefs and practices of the billion-member church, into language adjusted for cultural sensitivities. The authors of this handbook for teens have answered the call for such adaptations by producing a version that repackages the big book's teachings into an attractive, accessible format. Following the same outline as the Catechism, they present the doctrinal narrative in a relaxed, conversational style and intersperse it with eye-catching info-blocks. "Did You Know?" offers bits of Catholic trivia; "Live It" provides ideas...


Lay Ministry in the Catholic Church
Michael J. Himes
0764812408
Oct 2004
Paperback
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The Deacon Reader
James Keating (Editor)
0809143895
May 1, 2006
Paperback
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Most Rev. Blase J. Cupich, STD Bishop of Rapid City
I welcome this publication as it offers a comprehensive set of articles that will facilitate teaching and discussion.

Greg Kandra, Deacon Candidate, Diocese of Brooklyn
The Deacon Reader is a comprehensive, informative and inspiring overview of the diaconate.

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My Life with the Saints
James Martin
0829420010
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Martin, a Jesuit priest and associate editor of America magazine, takes a splendid idea and develops it masterfully by weaving stories from his life into those of his favorite saints. Leading off with St. Jude, whom he affectionately dubs "the saint of the sock drawer" (where his statue of the saint of impossible causes took up residence after the author entered high school), Martin relates how he discovered various "saints" and how each has affected his life. Thomas Merton, for example, influenced his decision to leave a corporate career for the priesthood, and John XXIII taught him how to live chastely as a member of a religious order. Both Merton and Jesuit Pedro Arrupe served as models for obedience to religious superiors even as Martin's own superiors instructed him to avoid certain...


Ministry & Meaning
Christopher Kauffman
0824514599
Apr 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the first comprehensive study to explore the religious self-understanding of caregivers, particularly women religious whose ministry was manifested in public and private facilities, in times of epidemics and war, in cities and on the frontier, in railroad and mining camp hospitals.


The Joy in Loving : A Guide to Daily Living
Mother Teresa, et al
0140196072
March 1, 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
The authors, who worked closely with Mother Teresa during her lifetime, have drawn together stories and prayers inspired by the missionary, who worked tirelessly on behalf of India's poor with her sisters of charity. Each day of the year is assigned a brief story or blessing: A child goes without sugar so Mother Teresa may have it; a truckload of bread miraculously arrives for starving Indians when the rice has run out. Many of the passages are quotes from Mother Teresa herself, and all of them challenge the reader to live up to her saintly view of humanity and suffering. If the day-by-day approach doesn't fit, there's an easy-to-browse index, organized by theme ("cheerfulness," "humility," "suffering"). Her standards are high, however, and normal sinners may find her words more challenging than...


The Catholic Funeral
Chris Aridas
0824517504
July 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
This comprehensive reference is an essential handbook for planning the end-of-life arrangements for a loved one.


From Brokenness to Community
Jean Vanier
0809133415
January 1992
Paperback
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Weavings
All who are part of our culture of success will be challenged by Vanier's vision of life in community.

Book Description
The lectures in this volume witness the importance of the meeting between the university of the learned and the university of the poor. From them a deep understanding of true discipleship emerges.

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Sex, Priests, and Power: Anatomy of a Crisis
A. SIPE
0876307691
April 1, 1995
Hardcover
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From Booklist
For more than 30 years, psychotherapist Sipe has been engaged in research on the institution and practice of priestly celibacy. He has reported and interpreted that research before, but this book takes it as background for a more thorough examination of the entanglement of sexuality and power in the historical development of the Roman Catholic Church. Given the pervasiveness of the entanglement, the book becomes a case study of sorts, with implications beyond the boundaries of Roman Catholicism and beyond the practice of celibacy. Among the most interesting and important aspects of the book is its systematic application of sociobiology to a concrete moral--and political--problem. That sociobiology shares with Roman Catholic theology a profound appreciation for the "natural" as an ethical category makes this a promising...


Sleeping with Bread
Dennis Linn
0809135795
January 1995
Paperback
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The Priest
This book tells the reader to slow down and listen to that which our spirit has already taken notice of.

Book Description
If you were to join us in either of our homes at the end of almost any evening, or if you were to attend one of our retreats, we would invite you to do with us the process described in these pages. This book is about asking ourselves two questions: For what am I most grateful? For what am I least grateful? These questions help us identify moments of consolation and desolation. We call this process the examen. "We have given retreats in over forty countries,and we find that regardless of culture or age group, this simple process is the most helpful way for people to hear the voice of God guiding them from within. For example, should people bring us many questions...


A Priest's Handbook: The Ceremonies of the Church
Dennis G. Michno
0819217689
August 1998
Hardcover
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From the Back Cover
The definitive reference work that simplifies liturgical officiating and celebrating of the rites of the Episcopal Church. A Priest's Handbook explains the appropriate use of vestments, color, altar preparation, as well as gestures and movements during the various services. It also explores the particular prayer and liturgical options for the Holy Eucharist, Holy Week, Baptism, and other events in the Church's calendar. Sections on the use of the lectionary and the daily Offices make this handbook truly comprehensive. This third revision, done by the Rev. Christopher L. Webber, brings the Handbook up-to-date with current changes within the Church and its various liturgical resources. Dennis G. Michno was formerly curate and director of music at All Saints Church in New York City and now resides in Bayfield,...


Doing Great Campus Ministry
Angela Hallahan
0877939969
Sept 2003
Paperback
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The Ministry of Liturgical Environment (Collegeville Ministry Series)
Joyce Ann Zimmerman
0814627056
September 2004
Paperback
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Interactional Morality
Mark L. Poorman
0878405364
July 1993
Paperback
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Ethics in Pastoral Ministry
Richard M. Gula
0809136201
January 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
In a conversational style the author offers a theological ethical framework for reflecting on the moral demands that arise from the professional exercise of the pastoral ministry.


Ministry or Apostolate
Russell Shaw
0879739576
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Can You Drink the Cup
Henri J. Nouwen
0877935815
August 1996
Paperback
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The Pastoral Companion: A Canon Law Handbook for Catholic Ministry
John M. Huels
0819909688
March 2003
Hardcover
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