Official Teachings

Africa is a continent of hope and concern, filled with great potential yet tremendous sorrow wrought from years of conflict, poverty, and disease. Heeding the growing cries for help, this statement of the bishops calls on the Catholic community in the United States to stand in solidarity with the Church and the peoples of Africa, to support its courageous commitment to peace, to contribute its diverse talents to the cause of justice.

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A Month with the Eucharist

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A resource for priests and for all who want to meditate more deeply on the Eucharist and its relationship to the Church, this "golden booklet" includes preparation for daily Mass, thirty-one reflections structured for the month, and daily prayers for preparing for Mass.

Bilingual, with facing Latin pages.

Product Code: 7-275 
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978-1-60137-275-8

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Creado tanto para ministros ordenados como laicos en el nivel diocesano y parroquial, este nuevo documento de los Obispos de Estados Unidos nos desafía a prepararnos para recibir a los forasteros con un genuino espíritu de bienvenida, que les provea un puente para realizar el cruce de una cultura a otra. Un excelente recurso para comités de comunicaciones y de educación religiosa, seminarios, superintendentes escolares y todos los que deseen ayudar a promover la unidad en la diversidad.

Designed for both ordained and lay ministers at the diocesan and parish levels, this document challenges us to prepare to receive newcomers with a genuine spirit of welcome that provides a bridge for them to cross from one culture into another. Sidebars interspersed throughout the text provide examples of successful programs throughout this country. A wonderful resource for communications and religious education committees, seminaries, and school superintendents.

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The Church in the United States is a church of many races and cultures. And as this moving pastoral statement presents, the rapidly growing Asian and Pacific American communities have helped the Church shine as a sacrament of unity and universality. The work celebrates their contributions, reflects on their particular pastoral needs, and suggests helpful approaches for all to build toward a common future.

Product Code: 5-449 
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978-1-57455-449-6

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Benedict XVI is a presentation of Pope Benedict XVI and his leadership during the first five years of his papacy. This book provides insight into the life and work of the Holy Father through excerpts from His writings, featured photos, and a resource section. The essays are divided into three parts: Part I Pilgrim, Part II Pastor, and Part III Prophet. It also features reflections and quotes from the Holy Father’s key writings.

Product Code: 234-3 
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978-1-58051-234-3

Pages: 224

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Bible, The Jews, and the Death of Jesus

Bible, The Jews, and the Death of Jesus

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Culled from nearly forty years of Catholic writings, this thoughtful collection makes clear the Church's position on the events and ethnicities surrounding the Passion and Death of Christ-and its reproval of hatred and persecution of any form.

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One cannot preach, teach or form persons in the Catholic faith adequately without attending to the ways in which Catholic faith and identity become embodied in culture.

The Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers manual is designed to help ministry leaders achieve a basic level of awareness and proficiency in the area of intercultural competency through the five guidelines recommended by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church. The manual provides five modules to assist those leading workshops on building intercultural competence for ministers. The background and proficiency offered by this program is for people of every cultural, ethnic or racial group in the Church

Product Code: 7-887
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978-1-60137-887-3

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In every church building, art and architecture become the joint work of the Holy Spirit and the local community, in preparing a place to receive God's Word and to enter more fully into communion with him. In this volume, the bishops offer instruction on how to design places of worship that are dignified, beautiful, and "suited to sacred celebrations

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978-1-57455-408-3

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Called & Gifted for the Third Millennium

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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

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Los Obispos Católicos de EE.UU. afrontan su responsabilidad como pastores, preceptores y ciudadanos de contribuir al diálogo nacional sobre las implicancias étnicas del cambio climático. En esta declaración, los obispos buscan ofrecer una perspectiva distintivamente religiosa y moral a lo que es necesariamente una complicada discusión científica, económica, moral y política. Los obispos creen que la respuesta al cambio climático global debe ser un signo de su respeto por la creación de Dios.

At its core, global climate change is not about economic policy or political theory. It is about the future of God's creation, about our stewardship of the "earth that is the Lord's" and our responsibility to those who come after. In this statement, the bishops open a new avenue of dialogue in the sometimes convoluted discussions about global warming, offering a distinctively religious and moral perspective on the need for environmental protection as a sign of respect for God's creation.

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978-1-57455-855-5

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Catechetical Formation in Chaste Living provides publishers with the necessary guidelines to support the development of new religion texts for students in preschool through twelfth grade. It assists diocesan and parish catechetical leaders in developing curricula for these same age groups. These guidelines provide the necessary components for teaching doctrinal truths in catechetical formation and chaste living and they address Church teaching on special issues of concern. It also focuses on the role of pastors, parents and guardians, teachers and catechists, and publishers as they provide instruction on catechetical formation in Catholic faith, morals, and virtues for chaste living. It's an important resource for catechetical leaders, publishers, dioceses and parishes

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Today's society often asks the question of "What is a Catholic University?" The Church has always provided guidance in answering these kinds of questions and supported the continued responsibility that Catholic colleges and universities have in contributing to society through the influence and training of the Christian mind.

This compilation of conciliar and canonical, papal, curial, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops'(USCCB) document(s), is a key guiding document provided by the magisterium of the church (the teaching office of the holy father) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for the community of catholic colleges and universities in the United States.

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978-1-60137-464-6

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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

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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.

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Concluding Document--Aparecida

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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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Declaration Dominus Iesus reviews and discusses the identity of Catholic doctrine, and Christian life for a better understanding and acceptance by all Christian believers.

This resource addresses basic aspects of Catholic doctrine with documented articles to offer a deeper understanding and an authoritative clarification on the difficulties and doubts arising from the discussions.

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This Instruction from the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) provides guidance on how to respect human life and human procreation in our heavily scientific age. The Instruction occurs in three parts. The first part explains the Church's fundamental teaching on human life and procreation. The second part addresses new problems in procreation, including techniques for assisting fertility, freezing embryos, and preventing pregnancy. The third part covers new treatments involving the manipulation of the embryo or the human genetic patrimony. This section covers issues such as gene therapy, human cloning, and the therapeutic use of stem cells. Includes commentary on the Instruction, an address from Pope Benedict XVI on stem cells, select bibliography, and glossary. (Publ. 2009)

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Directorio General para la Catequesis

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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.

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Directorio Nacional para la Catequesis

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Jesús ordenó a sus seguidores que marcharan a proclamar el Evangelio, y pusieran a otros en comunión con Dios. Respondiendo a ese llamado, los líderes de la catequesis y la educación encuentran inspiración en el Directorio nacional para la catequesis.

Este documento tan esperado, que acompaña al Directorio general para la catequesis, se basa en los temas centrales del DGC (como la relación de la catequesis con la evangelización y el culto), sirve como punto de referencia para formar catequistas y desarrollar recursos, y suministra herramientas prácticas para impartir correctamente la catequesis.

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Doctrinal Responsibilities

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Provides an overview of the four original Eastern Catholic traditions

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New seventh edition provides a clear overview of four distinct and separate Eastern Christian communions: the Assyrian church of the East; the six Oriental Orthodox churches; the Orthodox church (including the Autocephalous and the Autonomous Churches); and the Catholic Eastern churches. By Fr. Ronald G. Roberson, CSP, and published by the University Press of the Pontifical Oriental Institute.

Product Code: 7-057 
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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 
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Essential Guide to Knowing the Faith

by USCCB Publishing
$7.95

Prayers and Truth of the Catholic Church

Essential truths about the Word of God that nourishes and enlightens and the Catechism, which presents in a unified, systematic way everything that a Christian must believe in order to live the faith

Has space on pages  for personal reflection

Product Code: 7-146 
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978-1-60137-146-1

Pages: 66

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