I Have Learned From the Least: My Life, My Hopes

I Have Learned From the Least: My Life, My Hopes, by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, is a 127-page paperback that could be described as a memoir. It’s done in the form of an interview that traces his upbringing in humble circumstances, his early vocation to the priesthood followed by theological studies in the United States, service on the International Theological Commission, and his surprising rise in the hierarchy of the Philippine Church and on the world stage. The questions are posed by Gerolamo and Lorenzo Fazzini, editors and journalists. The Contents page list the chapters as:

  1. Son of the People
  2. One Less Doctor, One More Priest
  3. Priests to Learn form the Poor
  4. Theology, a Second Love
  5. Manila, Philippines
  6. Asia Today and Tomorrow
  7. Ecology and the Vindication of Laudato Si’

Available for $20.00 from Orbis Books, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545. Tel: (800) 258-5838. Fax: (914) 941-7005. E-mail: [email protected]. Web site: www.orbisbooks.com

Teaching and Learning the Love of God: Being a Priest Today

Teaching and Learning the Love of God: Being a Priest Today, by Joseph Ratzinger is a collection of homilies about priesthood that span six decades of Pope Benedict XVI’s life. The volume was inspired in part when Pope Benedict inaugurated the Year for Priests in 2009 commemorating the 150 anniversary of the death of St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests. The 384-page paperback is arranged in the following manner: Homilies, Priestly Ordination, Diaconal Ordination, First Mass, and Jubilee Homilies. In the Foreword, Pope Francis writes, “Every time I read the works of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, it becomes clear to me that he pursues theology ‘on his knees’ and still does, …..” Cardinal Gerhard Müller writes the Introduction. Available for the special web price of $21.21 from Ignatius Press. Also available in e-book format.

To order the paperback version online, go to:

https://www.ignatius.com/Products/JRSW01-P/teaching-and-learning-the-love-of-god.aspx

Pope Francis: The Works of Mercy

Pope Francis: The Works of Mercy is collection of Pope Francis’ homilies, talks, and writings on mercy. In his reflections, Pope Francis treats each of the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, which encompass Part 2 and 3 of the 190-page volume . Each topic opens a window on a larger theme. For instance, under “Welcoming the stranger,” Pope Francis reflects on the plight of refugees and immigrants. His reflections on “Visiting the prisoner” are set in the context of his own pastoral visits to prisons, and his self-description of himself as “a man who has experienced forgiveness . . . who has been saved from his many sins.” The source of each reflection is noted. The Foreword is written by Jesuit Father James Keenan. Available for $16.00 from Orbis Books, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545. Tel: (800) 258-5838. Fax: (914) 941-7005. E-mail: [email protected]. Web site: www.orbisbooks.com

USCCB Labor Day Weekend resources

USCCB Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development offer Homily Helps/Pastoral Aids for Labor Day weekend. The resources are available in both English and Spanish.

Click here for the English version

Click here for the Spanish version

In addition, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops sponsors Communities of Salt and Light. Their website –  www.WeAreSaltandLight.org – has pastoral aids on Preaching and Homily Helps. The resources are available in English and Spanish.

Interfaith Worker Justice Labor Day Weekend resources

IWJ has a list of downloadable resources to observe Labor Day. They are offered for all denominations.

Click here for the resource list.

The Role of the Priest in Christian Initiation

In The Role of the Priest in Christian Initiation, Father Stephen S. Wilbricht, CSC guides priests through each of the periods and steps of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. The resource included a reference table that describes what occurs during period , the rites belonging to the period. The 176-page volume is divided into seven chapters:

Chapter 1 – The Vision of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Chapter 2 – The Role of the Priest in Christian Initiation
Chapter 3 – First Period/First Step: Inquiry and Acceptance
Chapter 4 – Second Period/Second Step: Catechumenate and Election
Chapter 5 – Third Period/Third Step: Enlightenment and the Sacraments of Initiation
Chapter 6 – Fourth Period: Mystagogy … and Life
Chapter 7 – Other Pastoral Considerations: Christians Seeking Full Communion, Children of Catechetical Age, and Marriage Issues.

There is a list of other Resources, a Glossary, an Index, and a Forward by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich. Available for $18.95 from Liturgy Training Publications [Also available in E-Book format], 3949 S. Racine Ave., Chicago, IL 60609. Tel: (800) 933-1800. Fax: (800) 933-7094. E-mail: [email protected]. Website: www.LTP.org.

Four Women Doctors of the Church: Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, Teresa od Avila, Therese of Lisieux

In Four Women Doctors of the Church: Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena, Teresa od Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Mary T. Malone begins her exploration by telling readers how centuries after Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians (14: 34-36) says that “women should keep silent in the churches ….” Pope Paul VI requests the Pontifical Biblical Commission to “look at the strictures of Paul against the teaching of women.” We know the outcome. In 1970 now Blessed Pope Paul VI declared Catherine of Siena a Doctor of the Church, representing all laywomen, and Teresa of Avila a Doctor of the Church, representing all religious women. Essentially, this volume brings to life the trials and triumphs of these inspiring women, whose bravery and intellectual prowess opened the door for new discussions on the role of women in the Church. Available for $16.00 from Orbis Books, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545. Tel: (800) 258-5838. Fax: (914) 941-7005. E-mail: [email protected]. Web site: www.orbisbooks.com

Interreligious Encounters: Opportunities and Challenges

Interreligious Encounters: Opportunities and Challenges, by Father Michael Amaladoss, SJ is a collection of essays that bring together important insights on religious diversity in an increasingly globalized world. The essays were written on various occasions and presented to various groups in India and abroad. The Editor’s Preface, by Jonathan Y. Tan, describes Fr. Amaladoss as a “hybridized Hindu Christian who is defined by his own nondual advaitic theological vision of unity-in-plurality.” The 250-page volume is divided into two parts containing15 chapters. The Epilogue is titled, “Pope Francis and Dialogue.”

Part I  – Rethinking Religious Pluralism: Opportunities and Challenges
Part II – Responding to Religious Pluralism

Available for $45.00 from Orbis Books, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545. Tel: (800) 258-5838. Fax: (914) 941-7005. E-mail: [email protected]. Web site: www.orbisbooks.com

Lukenotes

The digital version of Lukenotes [Summer 2017 – Vol. xx, No. 2], the quarterly newsletter of St. Luke Institute, is now available.  The feature topic is, “Cultural Identity & International Ministers.” It is available as a PDF. Click here and scroll down to Vol. 2: Cultural Identity and International Ministers.

Do Not Stifle the Spirit: Conversations with Jacques Dupuis

Do Not Stifle the Spirit: Conversations with Jacques Dupuis, is essentially a series of interviews with his friend and colleague Gerard O’Connell, now an associate editor and Vatican correspondent for America magazine.  Dupuis lived from 1923 to 2004. His magnum opus, “Toward a Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism” (Orbis Books, 1997) came to be investigated by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which contended that the book had “ambiguities.”  The conversations began in 2002 and are the subject of Chapters 1 and 2. They were suspended for a time and resumed in 2004 and resulted in Chapter 3.  The subject of the interviews is about Dupuis’s life and faith. The Preface by Fr. Gerald O’Collins, SJ and Introduction by the author are worth the price of the book.  Available for $30.00 from Orbis Books, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545. Tel: (800) 258-5838. Fax: (914) 941-7005. E-mail: [email protected]. Web site: www.orbisbooks.com