Evangelization

Offered by the bishops primarily as a point of reference for the work of catechetical publishers, this resource encourages and supports the creativity of publishers and catechists in the development of catechetical materials and programs.

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Adolescent Catechesis: The Living Light

by USCCB Publishing
$7.95

This collection of scholarly and thought-provoking articles, drawn from the interdisciplinary journal The Living Light, focuses on current topics in adolescent catechesis. Key issues explored in this compendium include evangelization, spiritual renewal, confirmation, the role of religious education in youth sports, and the application of social science testing tools in measuring catechetical efforts. Stimulating reading, of interest to all whose ministries touch upon adolescent catechesis. Ideal for use in youth and lay ministry training programs.

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church

by USCCB Publishing
$27.95

The full, complete exposition of Catholic doctrine, this second edition of the international bestseller has been significantly expanded, enhancing both its content and usability. Revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1997, the second edition now includes more than a hundred additional pages, offering such new features as a glossary of terms, an index of citations from sources and in-brief texts on core teachings. The essential elements of faith are presented in the most understandable manner, enabling everyone to read and know what the Church professes, celebrates, lives, and prays in her daily life. The first new compendium in more than 400 years, the second edition of the Catechism stands, in the words of Pope John Paul II, as "a sure norm for teaching the faith" and an "authentic reference text."

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As Christians we are called to evangelize the world around us. However, Vatican II made it clear that we are also called to be people of dialogue, especially with people of other faiths. In a society that is ever more diverse, how can we properly dialogue with non-Roman Catholic people of faith, yet remain faithful to our mission to evangelize? The presentations offered in this book give helpful insights to this timely question

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he product includes 1 DVD and 1 CD-ROM; approx. 38 minutes in length.

The DVD features brief video segments illuminating the bishops' methodologies for evangelization: (1) Discipleship, (2) Commitment to the Christian Life, (3) Parish Life, (4) the Liturgical Life of the Church: Popular Devotions and Piety, (5) the Christian Family Catechists and Teachers of the Faith, and (6) Human Experience

The CD-ROM has corresponding reproducible handouts plus it also includes a detailed leader's guide to assist anyone who wants to lead a study group or class.

This resource will help Catholics understand the true meaning of evangelization and embrace their role in bringing alive the Good News!

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his 200-page volume offers a clear synopsis of the essential contents of the faith as promulgated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church in 598 questions and answers. Like the 1992 Catechism, the Compendium has a four-part structure and includes a section on common prayers and Catholic doctrinal formulas. Because of the question-and-answer format, catechetical leaders-parents, pastors, teachers, principals, and catechists-have a unique opportunity to dialogue with the faithful and to reinvigorate the Church's ongoing mission of evangelization and catechesis. Individuals can come "to know the unfathomable riches of the salvific mystery of Jesus Christ" by reading, using, and memorizing parts of the Compendium of the Catechism. An essential tool for youth and young adults, the Compendium is the perfect compatnon to a youth's or young adult's Bible, spiritual reading, or textbook. Catechetical leaders in high schools, colleges, and parishes will appreciate its vitality-as a reference book, discussion starter, or core resource for RCIA programs.

Product Code: 5-720 
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Concluding Document--Aparecida

by USCCB Publishing
$9.95

The Concluding document of the Fifth Conference of the Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean represents the reflection of the bishops and their call to the people of the continent to live the faith as missionary disciples. Building on John Paul II's encyclical Ecclesia in America and other Church documents, the bishops of Latin America call all disciples in Christ to a "continental mission" and a New Evangelization that reaches urban and rural areas as well as all aspects of political, ethnic, cultural, economic, and social life.

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The role of the bishop as a teacher of faith is constantly challenged as contemporary society experiences certain developments that strongly impact how a bishop is able to exercise his ministry. Contemporary Challenges for the Exercise of the Teaching Ministry of the Diocesan Bishop addresses some of these cultural and communications media developments, with special focus on the New Evangelization as one of the central priorities of the Church

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Directorio General para la Catequesis

by USCCB Publishing
$21.95

Este documento es el sucesor del Directorio catequístico general y ha sido revisado por la Congregación del Clero a la luz de los documentos más importantes sobre la catequesis publicados en los últimos 30 años, incluyendo las revisiones publicadas recientemente a la editio typica del Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica. El nuevo Directorio incluye una definición general de qué es la catequesis, sus metas y elementos esenciales, junto con principios para crear catecismos y directorios catequéticos nacionales. Para ser usado en conjunción con el Catecismo por los obispos, el clero y los educadores diocesanos y parroquiales.

An essential companion to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the General Directory for Catechesis (GDC) provides religious educators, teachers, and catechists with a single point of reference for all aspects of catechetical instruction, for content and pedagogy, as well as for methodology. Beginning with an introductory reflection of how contemporary human and ecclesial conditions have impacted the preaching of the Gospel, the Directory moves through a detailed presentation of the goals and essential elements of catechesis, from its role in the Church's mission of evangelization, to norms and guidelines for its presentation, to adaptations for various groups and situations.

Product Code: 5-226 
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978-1-57455-226-3

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his statement by the USCCB Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis on the New Evangelization focuses on reaching out to Catholics, practicing or not, who have lost a sense of the faith and seek to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church.

This resource examines what the New Evangelization is, its focus, its importance for the Church and how dioceses and parishes can promote it. Special emphasis is given to the call of Pope Benedict XVI to pursue the New Evangelization with renewed vigor and joy and diocesan and parish based resources to assist Catholics in renewing their faith and sharing it with others.

Product Code: 7-386 
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Just released September 2011, Ecclesial Movements and Communities by Rev. Brendan Leahy is an overview of the rise and development of trends in the Catholic Church capturing the unique qualities of the Charismatic Renewal, Communion and Liberation, Cursillo, Focolare, L'Arche, Legion of Mary, the Neocatechumenal Way, Regnum Christi, Sant'Egidio, and others.

Capturing the ecclesial maturity that exists in many of the movements, Leahy addresses specific questions like (1) how the movements express and/or renew charisms; (2) how the movements fit in the context of Apostolic Succession (including the role of priests); (3) movements and the parish; and (4) canonical challenges.

Rev. Brendan Leahy is Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical University of St Patrick?s College, Maynooth, in Ireland. He is a von Balthasar scholar and an ecumenist and has also authored articles and books on interreligious dialogue, issues facing the Church in the 21st century, renewal in the Church, and the priesthood. New City Press

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Faith Works: Across the U.S.A

by USCCB Publishing
$21.95

For the 65 million Roman Catholics living in the United States, there is no "typical" day, but a tapestry of ways in which members of the Church live out their faith.Faith Works: Across the USA looks at "typical" days in the lives of several Catholics, including an Alaskan priest who pilots his own plane to remote parishes, a New Orleans restaurateur who serves up vital job skills to inner city youth, and a religious sister who travels the back roads of Appalachia to provide health care to the poor. This is an excellent resource for RCIA as well as youth and young adult faith formation.

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General Directory for Catechesis

by USCCB Publishing
$21.95

An essential companion to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the General Directory for Catechesis (GDC) provides religious educators, teachers, and catechists with a single point of reference for all aspects of catechetical instruction, for content and pedagogy, as well as for methodology. Beginning with an introductory reflection of how contemporary human and ecclesial conditions have impacted the preaching of the Gospel, the Directory moves through a detailed presentation of the goals and essential elements of catechesis, from its role in the Church's mission of evangelization, to norms and guidelines for its presentation, to adaptations for various groups and situations

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Los obispos de EE.UU. presentan una inspiradora visión de la evangelización, que se concentra en la conversion del corazón y en la proclamación del Evangelio en un mundo en continuo cambio. Formato de fácil lectura con el texto en inglés y español en p·ginas opuestas. Ideal para grupos parroquiales bilingues. Incluye un nuevo prefacio del Cardenal Francis George, OMI.

This compelling work presents a broad vision of what Catholic evangelization is, the command to bring the Good News of Christ and his gifts to all strata of society, and the imperative of implanting his Church in every place--to make salvation readily available to all. Includes goals and strategies useful to leaders in evangelization, youth and campus ministries, dioceses, parishes, and more.

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Recent popes have challenged all Catholics to participate in the New Evangelization. But most Catholics feel ill-equipped to take up the challenge. Terry Barber, founder of St. Joseph Communications, has written a practical guide that takes much of the pain and uncertainty out of sharing one's faith. Based on Barber's decades of personal experience as an effective evangelist and masterful communicator, and drawing on the perceptions, examples, and lessons of other great evangelists and apologists, How to Share Your Faith with Anyone informs, entertains, and inspires would-be, as well as, seasoned evangelists and teachers.

Barber uses clear examples and insightful stories to explain such topics as:

  • What evangelization is
  • Why Catholics often don't evangelize
  • Preparing to be an evangelist
  • The eight laws of effectively sharing the faith with anyone
  • Jesus the perfect Evangelizer
  • The heart of evangelization
  • How to share your personal testimony

Barber explains how to bring people to Christ and to his Church without compromise or conflict. This is a superb, easy-to-follow playbook for the New Evangelization.

Joy of the Gospel, The: Evangelii Gaudium

by USCCB Publishing
$14.95

The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium) is the long-awaited teaching of Pope Francis on the proclamation of the Gospel. Pope Francis is calling upon the Church and the world with encouragement to begin a new chapter in evangelization. This dynamic document is written in the plain, everyday language for which the pope has become famous.

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Joy of the Gospel, The: Evangelii Gaudium

by USCCB Publishing
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The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium) is the long-awaited teaching of Pope Francis on the proclamation of the Gospel. Pope Francis is calling upon the Church and the world with encouragement to begin a new chapter in evangelization. This dynamic document is written in the plain, everyday language for which the pope has become famous.

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La Alegría del Evangelio (Evangelii Gaudium) es la aguardada enseñanza del Papa Francisco en la proclamación del Evangelio. El Papa Francis exorta a la Iglesia y al mundo a comenzar con estímulo un nuevo capítulo en la evangelización. Este documento dinámico está escrito en el lenguaje sencillo y corriente del cual el Papa se ha hecho famoso.

The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium) is the long-awaited teaching of Pope Francis on the proclamation of the Gospel. Pope Francis is calling upon the Church and the world with encouragement to begin a new chapter in evangelization. This dynamic document is written in the plain, everyday language for which the pope has become famous.

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La iglesia en America (Ecclesia en America)

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El papa Juan Pablo II relaciona la historia del reciente Sínodo de Amércia y llama a la Iglesia del continente a "anunciar la Buena Nueva a toda la creación" (Mc 16:15). Tras empezar con una breve historia de los acontecimientos que llevaron al Sínodo de 1997, el Santo Padre exhorta luego a los fieles de América a experimentar al Señor de una nueva manera. Los encuentros personales genuinos producirán una renovación de la Iglesia, pues "el encuentro con Jesucristo vivo" es "camino para la conversión, la comunión y la solidaridad". El Santo Padre concluye invitando a todos los católicos de América a "tomar parte activa en las iniciativas evangelizadoras que el Espíritu Santo vaya suscitando a lo largo y ancho de este inmenso continente".

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Because more people are assuming responsibility as professional and volunteer catechetical leaders, dioceses and parishes need tools to educate, train, and form them in the vision of the National Directory for Catechesis (NDC). The Leader's Guide to the National Directory for Catechesis provides diocesan and parish leaders with workshop materials to present the NDC to others. The Leader's Guide consists of a book and CD with PowerPoint® presentations plus detailed accompanying text to support the slides. The printed guide includes (1) easy-to-follow instructions on giving a workshop on the NDC, (2) an outline of the purpose, audience, timeframe, and outcomes for each of the eight workshops and two presentations, and (3) the complete text of the Summary of the National Directory for Catechesis. As the Church continues to renew her catechetical life and ministry, the resources in the Leader's Guide to the National Directory for Catechesis will inspire professionals and volunteers, lay and clergy, and parents and children to respond to their call to proclaim the Gospel.

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Evangelization is a defining moment for all who are disciples of Jesus Christ. For there is no discipleship without evangelization-and there is no evangelization without disciples. In this compendium of major presentations from the first North American Institute of Catholic Evangelization, the vital link between ministry and discipleship is examined and celebrated by a diverse panel of contributors, including Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Rev. Ronald Rolheiser, Rev. Donald Senior, Carole Eipers, Msgr. Raymond East, Bishop Wilton Gregory, Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, and others. From catechesis to secularized culture, media to missions, Ministry through the Lens of Evangelization covers a world of issues-making it a resource of broad interest to all Church members

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978-1-57455-609-4

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National Directory for Catechesis

by USCCB Publishing
$21.95

After years of collaboration, study, and writing, The National Directory for Catechesis is now available. A companion to the General Directory for Catechesis(GDC), the National Directory for Catechesis builds on some of the core themes of the GDC, like catechesis's relationship to evangelization and worship, and provides practical tools for doing catechesis well. This is a "must-have" for anyone in catechesis or Catholic education-teachers, principals, directors, and coordinators of religious education and youth ministry, catechists, and students in the field.


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5-443 
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Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us

Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us

by USCCB Publishing
$8.95

We all participate in the Church's mission of proclaiming the Good News of Jesus to the world. In this statement, the bishops present a pastoral plan to help Catholics advance in their role as disciples.  Helping all to grow to the full maturity of Christ

Awakening a renewal in the ministry of adult faith formation, In four parts,

The plan examines the challenges and opportunities faced today. Key qualities of a mature faith, the principles and approaches for providing sound adult faith formation, and the critical roles of parish leadership and diocesan support

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978-1-57455-299-7

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Preaching is evangelizing, making the Word come alive for the People of God. This task is central to the New Evangelization and the Church's renewal.

The bishops' statement Preaching the Mystery of Faith: The Sunday Homily, is directed toward priests, deacons, and seminary educators who prepare them to preach the Sunday homily in these times of confusion and relativism. The statement gives special attention to the biblical and theological foundations for effective liturgical preaching and considers the proper connection between the Sunday homily and the Church's liturgy and catechesis. Preaching the Mystery of Faith emphasizes the particular pastoral needs of our time that have prompted the call for a renewed evangelization.

The Word of God is "a wellspring of constant renewal" in the Church and a power that "will be ever more fully at the heart of every ecclesial activity." (Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini, No. 7-136; Spanish No. 7-826)

Product Code: 5-494 
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978-1-57455-494-6

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