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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.

Product Code: 5-549 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-549-3
Pages: 66
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Called & Gifted for the Third Millennium

by USCCB Publishing
$6.95

In these reflections, the bishops examine the four "calls" that impel the laity-the calls to holiness, to community, to mission and ministry, and to Christian maturity-in light of Church teaching, pastoral practice, and the changing conditions in the world. Included are questions for individual and group reflection

Product Code: 5-002 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-002-3

Pages: 32

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Co-workers in the Vineyard of the Lord offers pastoral and theological reflections on the reality of lay ecclesial ministry, affirmation of those who serve in this way, and a synthesis of best thinking and practice. It is a resource for diocesan bishops and for all who are responsible for guiding the development of lay ecclesial ministry in the United States

Product Code: 5-724 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-724-4

Pages: 68

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Co-workers in the Vineyard of the Lord offers pastoral and theological reflections on the reality of lay ecclesial ministry, affirmation of those who serve in this way, and a synthesis of best thinking and practice. It is a resource for diocesan bishops and for all who are responsible for guiding the development of lay ecclesial ministry in the United States.

Product Code: 7-811 
ISBN: 
978-160137-811-8

Pages: 72

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Deacons / Wives of Deacons

by USCCB Publishing
$17.95

Deacons serve the Catholic Church throughout the United States and in other countries. The ministries of these men who have given themselves to the service of the Church as are as varied as their individual gifts. Deacons: Ministers of Justice and Charity, the first segment of this DVD, explores some of the great achievements of deacons and the contributions and services that they provide to the Church. The wives of deacons have animportant role in the diaconate because they provide continued support to their husbands. They also develop and nuture ministries of their own in service to the Church. Wives of Deacons: Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives, the second segment of this DVD, takes a look at some of their interesting and inspiring stories. No. 7-157

Product Code: 7-157 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-157-7 Binding Information: DVD video  
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This document offers guidance to catechetical publishers in the development of instructional material. It provides guidance in creating doctrinal content of catechetical text and materials, curriculum development, and catechetical instruction that completely define and present the teaching of the Church for young people of high school age. It's a helpful resource for Catholic high schools, parish religious education programs, children schooled at home or within the context of the catechetical instruction which should be part of every youth ministry program. It is also designed to help young people develop the necessary skills to answer and address the real questions in life and in their Catholic faith. It's an important resource for catechetical leaders, teachers, and laypersons

Product Code: 7-042 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-042-6

Pages: 85

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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

Product Code: 8-396 
ISBN: 
978-1-56548-396-5

Pages: 200

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Esta nueva publicación es de lectura obligada para todos los ministros eclesiales activos y para quienes están preparándose para tal ministerio. Con un resumen del proyecto "Liderazgo para el ministerio eclesial laico", el Subcomité del Ministerio Laico invita a los Obispos de EE.UU. a determinar la actividad futura a fin de atender la necesidad de liderazgo a nivel nacional y prestar asistencia práctica a nivel local. El amplio informe ofrece conclusiones e información básica sobre las siguientes áreas: 1) el término ministerio eclesial laico, 2) hacia una teología del ministerio eclesial laico, 3) preparación de ministros eclesiales laicos, 4) la relación entre los ministros eclesiales laicos y los ministros ordenados, 5) cuestiones de recursos financieros y humanos y 6) temas multiculturales.

Product Code: 5-864 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-864-7

Pages: 80

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How is "faithful citizenship" a matter of conscience. Three ten minute segments show how everyone can faithfully participate in the political process. Each segment helps catholics learn how they can from their consciences in order to make important public choices. The three segments are (1) English for adults (a matter of conscience) (2) Spanish for Adults (un asunto de consciencia) and (3) English for teens (go make a difference) Duration: 30 minutes

Product Code: 7-237 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-237-6 Binding Information: DVD video  
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Designed to build on the pastoral reflection Strengthening the Bonds of Peace, this document provides three objectives-to appreciate and incorporate the gifts of women in the Church; to appoint women to church leadership positions; and to promote collaboration between women and men in the Church. Also includes accompanying suggestions for engaging the gifts of women in the Church

Product Code: 5-266 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-266-9

Pages: 32

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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

Product Code: 5-225 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-225-6

Pages: 300

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A must for all active church ministers and for those preparing for such ministry. Presenting a summary of the Leadership for Ecclesial Lay Ministry project, the Subcommittee on Lay Ministry invites the bishops to determine the future course of the project in order to serve the need for leadership at the national level and provide practical assistance at the local level. The report offers conclusions and background information on the following areas: (1) the term "lay ecclesial minister," (2) a theology of lay ecclesial ministry, (3) preparation of lay ecclesial ministers, (4) the relationship between lay ecclesial ministers and ordained ministers, (5) financial and human resource issues, and (6) multicultural issues

Product Code: 5-345 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-345-1

Pages: 76

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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.

Product Code: 5-695 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-695-7

Pages: 80

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This insightful text takes a look at the co-existence and relationship between men and women in society and how it has evolved throughout history, as it relates to the Church and the world and addresses a type of "movement" that slowly led to a change of mentality in society when women began to be viewed as more liberated, enabled, members of society and how the Church has responded throughout history to this relationship.

Product Code: 7-295 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-295-6

Pages: 74

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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 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-443-4

Pages: 328

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This volume, drawn from the Liturgy of the Hours, offers the last prayer of the day, from Monday to Sunday, together with hymns and psalmody, Scripture readings and gospel canticles, said before going to bed, no matter the time

Product Code: 5-148 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-148-8

Pages: 80

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Marriage and the family are important for a positive development of the Church, society, and the well-being of humanity. When a marriage and family are in crisis, this has significant consequences for spouses and their children, but also for the state and the Church. On the Pastoral Care of Divorced and Remarried Persons addresses how to minister to those who suffer on account of difficult family relationships, how to discern the uniqueness of individual situations, and how to address the Church's teaching on ecclesial communion in these situations

Product Code: 7-297 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-297-0

Pages: 95

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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

Product Code: 5-299 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-299-7

Pages: 80

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This guide is intended for parish leaders to educate parishioners about how to form their consciences and live out the call to participate in political life. It includes an introductory letter by Cardinal Dolan, instructions on how to use the guide, monthly planning calendar, and a comprehensive appendix of resources

Product Code: 7-315 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-315-1

Pages: 119

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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

Product Code: 7-863 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-863-7

Pages: 48

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In 1976, the bishops issued their seminal document A Vision of Youth Ministry, combining the best of Catholic traditions with emerging ideas from Church leaders across the nation. Two decades later, confronted by the challenges of an ever-changing world, the bishops enlarged that vision with the publication of Renewing the Vision. This volume provides all who minister to young people with an effective blueprint for building a truly meaningful ministry, centered on three important goals: to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ; to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Church; and to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person

Product Code: 5-004 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-004-7

Pages: 64

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Marco para la pastoral juvenil católica

Prosiguiendo con la bella tradición empezada con A Vision of Youth Ministry (Visión sobre la Pastoral Juvenil), este documento para el 20º aniversario responde a los nuevos desafíos y oportunidades del día de hoy. Los Obispos de EE.UU. se extienden sobre el documento original a fin de abordar el llamado al discipulado personal, la evangelización y el liderazgo. Ofrecido como "un modelo para el permanente desarrollo de una pastoral efectiva con jóvenes y adolescentes mayores", este marco es una afirmación de la fe, dones, energía e ideas frescas de la gente joven, una visión centrada en Cristo, y un llamado a potenciar a los jóvenes para la misión que han recibido del Señor Jesús

Product Code: 5-005 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-005-4

Pages: 68

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Rosary for the Church in Need

by USCCB Publishing
$5.95

The Church is flourishing throughout the world. In many places, however, it is also struggling from persecution, or its people are in great need. Use this beautifully illustrated booklet to guide you in praying the rosary for the Church in need. It is perfect for distribution in parishes, prayer groups, or faithful associations

Product Code: 5-639 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-639-1

Pages: 60

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In this comprehensive plan, the bishops offer an effective guide for helping young adults discover the answers to life's most profound questions through a personal relationship with Jesus and the Church.

Product Code: 7-090 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-090-7

Pages: 62

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