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Books
Click here to go to the complete list of this month's books. The following are a few of the titles of particular interest.

Roman Encounters
The Unity of the Faith and the Holy See's Responsibility for the Universal Church
Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig
Müller

Ask Peter Kreeft
The 100 Most Interesting Questions He's Ever Been Asked
Peter Kreeft

Connecting the Liturgy with Our Lives
Print and Digital Resources for Faith Formation
Kathy Kuczka

The Day is Now Far Spent
Robert Cardinal Sarah (In conversation with Nicolas Diat)

plus . . . anaphora, Teddy Roosevelt and the FBI, the path
 to Rome, and many more topics! 
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Amazing Parish Online
Features video modules on the most popular Amazing Parish conference content, featuring Patrick Lencioni and focusing on teamwork. AP Online is designed to walk parish leaders and teams through videos and exercises, giving them the tools they need to build an amazing parish. Each module takes 45-60 minutes and is accompanied by a study guide. AP Online is made available to you free of charge thanks to the generosity of our donors who believe your parish can and should be amazing.
https://amazingparish.org/aponline/

 

Ave Maria Press: Professional Development Webinar Series
Join Ave Maria Press online for a series of free, professional development webinars for parish ministers. Enjoy access to free presentations by experts in every area of parish ministry from the comfort of your home or office. Log in to the live webinars to participate in our question-and-answer sessions or watch the free recordings at your convenience.
https://www.avemariapress.com/webinars/parish

 

Boston College: STM Online: Crossroads
Offers non-credit online courses and workshops for for adult spiritual enrichment and faith formation. With a focus on shared reflection in an online learning community. Courses run four to six weeks with a fee of $85; workshops run for two-weeks for $40.
www.bc.edu/schools/stm/crossroads/

 

Center for Ministry Development
The Center for Ministry Development (CMD) works to provide dynamic resources for comprehensive youth ministry and is committed to helping parishes, dioceses, and campuses implement the vision for ministry with young adults as articulated by the U.S. Catholic Bishops in Sons and Daughters of the Light--A Pastoral Plan for Ministry with Young Adults. The webinars are leader/ministry/staff focused and are priced at $25 per participant with group discounts available.
www.cmdnet.org/cmd-store/category/24-webinars

 

CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.)
CLINIC regularly offers webinars on a variety of immigration law, advocacy, and program management issues. Each webinar lasts approximately 90 minutes and covers a specific topic. CLINIC schedules at least one webinar per month on discrete immigration law issues. Participants receive a certificate of attendance and a copy of the presentation. Fees vary from no-charge to $25.
https://cliniclegal.org/webinars

 

Coursera
Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you’ll receive a sharable electronic Course Certificate. Highlights: Online and open to everyone; Learn a new skill in 4-6 weeks; Priced at about $29-$99.
https://www.coursera.org

 

Duolingo
If you'd like to start learning a foreign language, check out Duolingo. This is an online language-learning platform designed to give everyone—worldwide—a chance to learn a language for free (no hidden fees, no premium content). You can access Duolingo via the web and/or by downloading the app for iOS, Android or Windows phones.
https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Johnson Institute / Senior Adult Ministry
Offers self-study courses covering four separate categories which provide enrichment, training, and inspirational curriculums. Course fees average $250. The site also provides additional resources and professional certification.
www.senioradultministry.com

 

Religious Formation Conference (RFC)
Offers periodic webinars to RFC members--the Chicago Province is a member--free of charge. Check the website and if you (as an SVD) are interested in a particular webinar, contact this office educsvd@uscsvd.org for registration instructions.
https://www.relforcon.org/programs/webinars

 

Religious Law and Consultation
Offers previous, recorded webcasts concerning religious law. Webcasts are available on-demand for $65 or as a CD-rom for $75.
http://www.ahereford.org/recordings

 

Spirituality & Practice
Offers a variety of online e-courses focusing on spirituality and its practice. Numerous religious traditions are represented: the Dalai Lama, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Eknath Easwaran to name a few. Among the courses offered, there are also online retreats. Prices start at $39.95.
http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/ecourses/

 

St. Luke Institute: SLIconnect
One-hour, live presentations by experts in psychological and spiritual health. Participants may "chat" questions to the facilitator during the presentation. All webinars are recorded an can be accessed on SLIconnect after the live presentation. Webinars are offered for approximately $25-$60; registration includes access to the presentation slides, associated learning materials, and on-demand access to the webinar recording for six months.
www.SLIconnect.org/browse
 

Successfully Speaking
Offers online accent modification classes to improve your communication skills and pronunciation of the English language as well as offerings in public speaking and communication skills. Typical cost for a class is $2,200 to $2,500. Note that they also have no-charge online videos available.
http://successfully-speaking.com

 Listings and links reviewed: March 2017

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October 9, 2019
continued on following dates
October 16, 2019
October 23, 2019
Each at 8:00pm EST

Making Disciples: The Art of Bringing Others to Christ
God With Us Online

Many faithful Catholics are inspired by the Church’s call to a new evangelization, yet often don’t know where to begin, because evangelization is more of an art than a science. In this 3 week series, Fr. Alex will help us understand how to create room in our communities for people to grow into a mature and life-giving faith. Each evening's webinar will open 30 minutes ahead of time for questions and pre-class discussion. God With Us Online is dedicated to the catechetical renewal of Eastern Catholics in the United States in accord with the Church’s call for the New Evangelization. While the goal is to teach Eastern Catholics about their faith, this will be of interest to many Roman Catholics also.

Site: Online
Registration: Free of charge but registration is required
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6415652939351/WN_K36A7b-pS-CComIReBQ5tA

 

October 17, 2019
1:00pm EST

Managing Up, Down & Sideways
Saint Luke Institute

Ministry and community life means continually navigating complex relationships in many directions – with authority, with peers, and with those you minister to or manage. Daily stressors and the hectic pace of ministry can put a strain on those important relationships and prevent us from communicating effectively. Tasha Dorsey, Psy.D., offers strategies for developing healthy interdependence between leaders and community members.

Site: Online
Registration: $25 (Can’t make the live event? The $25 registration fee includes unlimited access to the on-demand recording and resource materials.)
https://www.sliconnect.org/product/managing-up-down-sideways/

 

October 17 – December 5, 2019
Thursdays
8:30pm EST

New Listing
Foundations of Prayer and Union with God
Avila Institute

Foundations of Prayer and Union with God, reveals a panoramic view of the breadth and beauty of Catholic prayer tradition from the inception of prayer to the heights of contemplation.

Site: Online
Registration: $20 ($5 for Catholic Priests and Religious)
https://avila-institute.org/avila-courses/ssf102-foundations-of-prayer-and-union-with-god-2/

 

November 5 – December 10, 2019
Tuesdays 8:30pm EST

New Listing
Growth in Holiness: Doctors of the Interior Life
Avila Institute

Sir, we would see Jesus . . . This was the urgent request from the Greeks in John’s gospel who had met and listened to Jesus’ disciples. And it has also been, essentially, the same ultimate desire of the saints and Doctors of the church who wished nothing more — or less — than to see Our Lord and be transformed by a growth in holiness and purity of heart, knowing that it is the pure in heart who shall see God. In this class we will explore the fruits and lessons of this grand desire in the lives and writings of these saints and Doctors of the Church and their pursuit of God. We will look for guidance in our own pursuit of holiness, to saints from both the east and the west. Saints such as Gregory the Great, St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Thérèse de Lisieux (The Little Flower), St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Maximus the Confessor and St. Isaac the Syrian. The great Doctors of the Church enjoyed and explored their own unique paths toward holiness and knowing God, originating from different vantage points, but all conforming, as it has been said, to “that great riverbed of Scripture and Tradition.” Our goal will be to learn from them as we, too, conforming to that great “riverbed of Scripture and Tradition,” seek to grow in personal holiness, so that we might better — as did the Greeks described in John’s gospel — seek to be worthy of seeing our Lord and walking with Him into a partaking of the divine nature and fellowship with the Holy Trinity.

Site: Online
Registration: $20 ($5 for Catholic Priests and Religious)

https://avila-institute.org/avila-courses/ssf248-growth-in-holiness-doctors-of-the-interior-life-2/

 

November 6, 2019
continued on
November 13, 2019
Each at 8:00pm EST

Unlocking the Mystery
God With Us Online

“We have learned the plan of our salvation from no one else other than from those through whom the gospel has come down to us. For they did at one time proclaim the gospel in public. And, at a later period, by the will of God, they handed the gospel down to us in the Scriptures-to be the ‘ground and pillar of our faith.’” - St. Irenaeus the Godbearer. This is a two-week series. Each evening's webinar will open 30 minutes ahead of time for questions and pre-class discussion. God With Us Online is dedicated to the catechetical renewal of Eastern Catholics in the United States in accord with the Church’s call for the New Evangelization. While the goal is to teach Eastern Catholics about their faith, this will be of interest to many Roman Catholics also.

Site: Online
Registration: Free of charge but registration is required
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3915652938479/WN_CZzevL8qTXyEIbnFNEIojQ

 

November 6 – December 18, 2019
Wednesdays
8:00pm EST

New Listing
Introduction to St. John of Avila
Avila Institute

The course surveys the life, influence and spiritual teaching of Saint John of Ávila. Known as the Apostle of Andalusia, this renowned preacher and man of prayer from the 16th Century though imprisoned by the Inquisition was later consulted by Saint Teresa of Avila and the Fathers of the Council of Trent. Many who were converted by his preaching and spiritual counsel themselves became saints including Saint John of God and Saint Francis Borgia. In our time, Pope Benedict declared him Doctor of the Church. This course explores his spiritual teaching imbued with the language of the Sacred Scriptures and a certain experiential wisdom is found in selections from his master work written over the course of his life for a soul who sought him as a spiritual director, Audi, Filia (Listen O Daughter).

Site: Online
Registration: $20 ($5 for Catholic Priests and Religious)
https://avila-institute.org/avila-courses/ssf226-introduction-to-st-john-of-avila/

 

November 8 – December 20, 2019
Fridays
8:30pm EST

New Listing
Breaking the Chains that Bind Us: An Introduction to Moral Theology
Avila Institute

Throughout Holy Scriptures and the teachings of the Church, we are exhorted to “be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect” and to live righteous lives characterized by holiness, faith and virtue. In this class, we will explore this exhortation from several standpoints. Surveying through the lens of Aristotle and ancient philosophy, as well as the perennial teaching of Scripture, Tradition and writings of the saints, we will, hopefully, gain a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, “the good life.” In what does happiness consist? What is virtue? And how can it be practically attained here and now in a way that also renders fruit in eternity? These examinations will be followed by a deeper look at the Christian understanding of the virtues, both natural and supernatural (as well as their opposing vices). We will conclude with a more substantive study of the “telos” or goal of the virtues in our lives and their place in our spiritual pilgrimage and salvation as we seek to be like Jesus – Who is the Truth.

Site: Online
Registration: $20 ($5 for Catholic Priests and Religious)
https://avila-institute.org/avila-courses/ssf107-breaking-the-chains-that-bind-us-an-introduction-to-moral-theology-2/

 

November 13, 2019
2:00pm EST

Catholic Fundraising: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?
National Catholic Development Conference

This webinar will be based in part on the 2018 NCDC Membership Survey regarding fundraising efforts. It will compare this data against the 2018 Giving USA report and other reports. In addition, the presentation will include key insights drawn from the survey and information as indicators for future planning. In this webinar, you will learn: About information regarding fundraising activities in the Catholic community; how to compare your own fundraising activities against national benchmarks; concrete recommendations for future strategizing.

Site: Online
Registration: NCDC members $85 / Nonmembers $110
https://info.ncdc.org/catholic-fundraising-how-did-we-get-here-and-where-are-we-going-webinar-11-13-2019

 

November 26, 2019 – February 4, 2020
Tuesdays
8:30pm EST

New Listing
Spiritual Wisdom of Eastern Christianity
Avila Institute

This course offers an introduction to the spiritual treasures of the Byzantine tradition of Christianity. The first part looks at the distinctive features of its rich liturgical piety. The second part extends this liturgical perspective to include the ways in which icons communicate the mysteries of the faith. And the third part examines the Hesychast tradition, focusing on the Prayer of the Heart.

Site: Online
Registration: $20 ($5 for Catholic Priests and Religious)
https://avila-institute.org/avila-courses/gp2500-spiritual-wisdom-of-eastern-christianity-2/

 

November 27, 2019 – February 5, 2020
Wednesdays
9:00 pm EST

New Listing
Theology of Divine Mercy, Conversion and Suffering
Avila Institute

In this exploration of the theology of mercy, the spiritual doctrine of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, Saint Maria Faustina, Saint Teresa of Calcutta, and Saint John Paul II are thematically surveyed in relation to the realities of conversion and suffering in the Christian life. In light of these modern day witnesses and the teachings of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict, Divine Mercy remains the dominant spiritual theme of our era and a key to approaching the new evangelization.

Site: Online
Registration: $40 ($15 for Catholic Priests and Religious)
https://avila-institute.org/avila-courses/gp1400-theology-of-divine-mercy-conversion-and-suffering-2/

 

December 5, 2019 – February 6, 2020
Thursdays
8:30pm EST

New Listing
Christian and Non-Christian Spiritualities
Avila Institute

This course explores the distinguishing characteristics of Christian spirituality in relationship to the major forms of spirituality known today. First it looks at what the nature of spirituality is, what questions in must answer, and then identifies distinguishing characterstics of Christian spirituality to major forms of spirituality today. Participants will be able to better understand authentic spiritality versus those that might impose themselves and thereby mislead a Catholic in modern culture. This course is based on discussions by Hans Urs von Balthasar and the instruction provided by the CDF.

Site: Online
Registration: $40 ($15 for Catholic Priests and Religious)
https://avila-institute.org/avila-courses/gp2400-christian-and-non-christian-spiritualities-2/

 

December 18, 2019
8:00pm EST

The Gift of God: Preparing for the Nativity of the Lord
God With Us Online

As the Great Feast of the Nativity of the Lord draws closer, using the prayers of the Church in this holy season as our guide, we will ponder God’s gift of Himself to us, and consider how we can respond by making a gift of ourselves to Him. The evening's webinar will open 30 minutes ahead of time for questions and pre-class discussion. God With Us Online is dedicated to the catechetical renewal of Eastern Catholics in the United States in accord with the Church’s call for the New Evangelization. While the goal is to teach Eastern Catholics about their faith, this will be of interest to many Roman Catholics also.

Site: Online
Registration: Free of charge but registration is required
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1915652940468/WN_0vr7UGRaR1CY80hVQ95zoQ

 

January 8, 2020
continued on following dates
January 15, 2020
January 22, 2020
Each at 8:00pm EST

Baptized into Christ: The Mystery of Initiation & The Identity of the People of God
God With Us Online

The celebration of baptism, chrismation and Eucharist together is not simply a practicality. These mysteries are closely connected and must be understood in light of each other. Using Scripture, Fr. Sebastian will show us how these mysteries are not just a symbol, but truly make us the People of God. This is a three-week series. Each evening's webinar will open 30 minutes ahead of time for questions and pre-class discussion. God With Us Online is dedicated to the catechetical renewal of Eastern Catholics in the United States in accord with the Church’s call for the New Evangelization. While the goal is to teach Eastern Catholics about their faith, this will be of interest to many Roman Catholics also.

Site: Online
Registration: Free of Charge but registration is required
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/7015652958816/WN_Kp-u6-DhR76gDAfwW7TXcQ

 

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October 7, 2019

20th Annual Louis J. Luzbetak Lecture on Mission and Culture
Catholic Theological Union

"Research, Practice, and Training: The Challenge of Mission in an Increasingly Mobile and Complex World" presented by Michael A. Rynkiewich. Old groupings are breaking up, people are on the move or are fleeing home and then settling in new places. Many people seem to be able to speak several languages and are competent in several cultural settings. Doing mission has become an even greater challenge than simple cross-cultural communication. How does one conduct missiological research in a community that may disappear tomorrow? How does one train new missionaries for work in a field that will certainly morph into something else? Changing times call for new perspectives on mission.

Site: CTU Campus, Chicago, Illinois
Registration: Free and open to the public
https://ctu.edu/event/luzbetak2019/

 

October 7, 2019

16th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference
Migration Policy Institute, CLINIC, and Georgetown University Law Center

This annual conference put on by MPI and its partners, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and Georgetown University Law Center, features thoughtful policy and legal analysis and discussion of the most important immigration topics from leading government officials, attorneys, researchers, advocates, and others.

Site: Washington, DC
Registration: $80
https://www.migrationpolicy.org/events/16thannual-immigration-law-policy-conference

 

October 7-10, 2019

ANSH 2019 Convention
National Association of Hispanic Priests

For details and registration information, please visit their website.

Site: New York, New York
Registration: Please see website
http://ansh.org/index.php

 

October 8-23, 2019

NRVC 2019 Fall Institute
National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC)

Every other year, NRVC sponsors the Fall Institute (Convocation is held during even years). This year, NRVC will offer four workshops at the beautiful Marillac Center in Leavenworth, KS, October 8-23. All programs begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. except for the Art of Accompaniment and Discernment which ends at noon on its final day.

The following courses will be offered this fall:
October 8-9: Behavioral Assessment 2 (Pre-requisite: Behavioral Assessment 1)
October 11-13: Behavioral Assessment 1
October 15-19: Orientation Program for New Vocation Directors
October 21-23: The Art of Accompaniment and Discernment

Site: Marillac Center, Leavenworth, Kansas
Registration: See website for individual course fees

https://nrvc.net/274/publication/4171/article/18611-2019-fall-institute

 

October 10, 2019

Science and Religion: Prerequisites for an Integral Ecology
St. Catherine of Siena Center, Dominican University

Pope Francis’s Laudato Sí resurfaced the core question: are science and religion truly co-dependent dimensions of Earth knowledge? This issue has preoccupied scientist Dr. Nancy Tuchman and theologian Dr. Michael Schuck since the inception of their integral ecology textbook, Healing Earth. This lecture will explore their interdisciplinary work around the science, ethics, spirituality and action necessary for healing our Earth. Dr. Tuchman is a professor of biology, and Dr. Schuck is an associate professor of theology, both at Loyola University Chicago. Their lecture starts at 7 p.m.

Site: River Forest, Illinois
Registration: $10
https://events.dom.edu/integral-ecology

 

October 10-13, 2019

30th Annual Meeting of BCTS
Black Catholic Theological Symposium

The 30th Annual Meeting will take place starting on October 10th – 13th, 2019 in Charleston, South Carolina. The meeting is being hosted by Dr. Matthew Cressler (College of Charleston) and Kathleen Merritt (Diocese of Charleston). The Thursday night Public Lecture will be at the historic Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. We are planning a tour prior to the lecture (around 5pm). Also if you can stay on Sunday, we are attending the 10am mass at St. Patrick Church.

Site: Charleston, South Carolina
Registration: Members $125 / Nonmembers $125 plus $50 membership fee

https://blackcatholictheologicalsymposium.org/2019-annual-meeting/

 

October 10-13, 2019

2019 National Black Catholic Men's Conference
Bowman Francis Ministry

We are committed Black men, principally Catholic, who recognize our need for God’s help! We gather in Christ’s presence in an atmosphere of trust, equality and anonymity, to share personal feelings and experiences. We unconditionally accept one another and prayerfully support one another. We feel encouraged by the Holy Spirit to share with one another...Men to Men!

Site: Los Angeles, California
Registration: $150

https://www.bowmanfrancisministry.com/men_s_conference

 

October 11-12, 2019

2019 Annual Catholic Social Workers' Nation Association Conference
Catholic Social Worker's National Association (CSWNA)

The 2019 Annual Catholic Social Workers' National Association Conference "Passionately Catholic Social Work" will be held at Franciscan University of Steubenville. 2019 Keynote Address: Dr. Gregory Popcak, Founder and Executive Director of the Pastoral Solutions Institute. Dr. Popcak is the author of almost 20 popular books & programs integrating solid Catholic theology and counseling psychology.

Site: Franciscan University campus, Steubenville, Ohio
Registration: Member $125 / Nonmember $190
https://cswna.weshareonline.org/2019AnnualConference

 

October 14-17, 2019

CMSM Justice & Peace Immersion 2019
Conference of Major Superiors of Men

In the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching and praxis, local groups and religious leaders will guide us with insightful social analysis, encounters, and drawing on the dimensions of active nonviolence and a just peace ethic to both understand poverty, migration, and racism in our nation’s capital, as well as envision social transformation. We will encounter the dynamics of one of the poorest parts of our country in the midst of one of the wealthiest areas, the experiences of migrants intersecting with such poverty, and key structural challenges, such as gentrification. We will have the opportunity to visit organizations working closely with those on the margins. We will learn from speakers from various viewpoints on these issues. There will be regular times for Mass, group prayer, and reflection on our encounters to deepen insight and friendship with each other. Although we (CMSM) are inviting CMSM members especially, the event is open to anyone. Age minimum 18.

Site: Washington, DC
Registration: $250
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egbc2ztrac2b9e74&llr=xkmheadab

 

October 14-17, 2019

81st Annual Convention of CLSA
Canon Law Society of America

On November 12, 1939 in Washington, DC, a group of canonists established the Canon Law Society of America as a professional association dedicated to the promotion of both the study and application of canon law in the Catholic Church. Today, the Society’s membership includes over twelve hundred (1,200) men and women from thirty-five (35) countries. The Society remains active in the study and promotion of canonical and pastoral approaches to significant issues within the Latin and the Eastern Catholic Churches.

Site: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Registration: Registration closed
https://canonlawsocietyofamerica.org/future-conventions/

 

October 16, 2019

The Stories We Tell: Latinx Narratives and the Future of Catholicism
St. Catherine of Siena Center, Dominican University

Dr. Imperatori-Lee, professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, will explore how demographic, historical and literary narratives have shaped our Catholic imagination in the United States. By looking closely at narratives by and about Latinx Catholics, we can envision a future for our troubled church. This future relies on our embracing of memory, the sacredness of the everyday, and women in leadership. The lecture starts at 7 p.m.

Site: River Forest, Illinois
Registration: $10
https://events.dom.edu/stories-we-tell

 

October 17, 2019
continued on following dates
October 24, 2019
October 31, 2019

Making Sacred our Lives: Celebrating the Religious Lifecycle and Following the Religious Calendar in the Three Abrahamic Traditions
St. Catherine of Siena Center, Dominican University

This course offers an opportunity to examine the practices by which infants and children are initiated into each faith community, helped through the transitions of adolescence, invited into adult forms of leadership and responsibility, and finally supported though their final years. How do the theological insights of each tradition give shape to its rituals that mark progressive stages of life? Class meets on Thursdays - October 17, 24 and 31, 2019

Site: River Forest, Illinois
Registration: $50
https://events.dom.edu/faithful-people-living-word-vii

 

October 18, 2019

Find Your Greatness (Louisiana)
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? At the Find Your Greatness Event learn the habits for a great life!

Site: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-baton-rouge-la-oct-18-2019/

 

October 19, 2019

Messenger of Peace
Catholic Theological Union

This is a 90-minute production of stories, original music and art work about Francis of Assisi. Based on witnesses' personal experiences, this play highlights the impact Francis' message of peace and reconciliation had on very significant people. A powerful portrayal of a beloved saint, this theater work is honest and created for today's world. Music is performed by Paolo Castellani, violin & Francesco Di Giandomenico, guitar, stories told by actor Luca Tironzelli; original art by Tim Leeming, script and musical score by Robert M. Hutmacher, OFM. Starts at 8 p.m.

Site: CTU Campus, Chicago, Illinois
Registration: $25
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/messenger-of-peace-tickets-68066573955

 

October 19-20, 2019

Praying with The Saint John's Bible
Christ the King Priory

The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten bible, commissioned by a Benedictine monastery, in more than five hundred years. It is written on approximately 1,150 pages and includes one hundred sixty major illuminations. A copy of the large, seven-volume leather bound Heritage Edition, which is a fine art reproduction of The Saint John’s Bible, had been donated to St. Benedict Center and will be on perpetual display starting in 2019. On this weekend, you will get to know The Saint John’s Bible and receive help with practicing lectio divina with the text and visio divina with the stunning images.

Site: Schuyler, Nebraska
Registration: $138.76 (includes program fee, meals and taxes)
https://christthekingpriory.com/retreats-schedule/2019/10/19/praying-with-the-saint-johns-bible-brad-neary-fr-thomas-leitner-osb

 

October 24-27, 2019

2019 Religious Formation Conference Congress
Religious Formation Conference

Over 300 attendees are expected to participate in the 2019 Congress. Participants from every region of the U.S. – and even some international attendees – will descend upon Louisville for several days of connection and networking, dialogue and learning, prayer and Eucharist. The RFC Congress is a biennial national gathering that offers presentations and seminars that engage, educate, and strengthen formators in their ministry of formation. Topics touch on both initial and lifelong (ongoing) formation. Congress is ideal for formation and leadership personnel as well as partners and collaborators in religious formation.

Site: Louisville, Kentucky
Registration: Members $460 / Nonmembers $560
https://rfccongress2019.com/

 

October 25, 2019

New Listing
5th Annual Cyber Security and Forensics Conference
Chestnut Hill College

Co-sponsored by the Chestnut Hill College HTCIA Student Chapter and the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), Delaware Valley chapter, this full day event features industry experts, recruiters and thought leaders. This conference addresses issues associated with investigations, apprehensions and methodologies associated with the newest breed of high-tech criminals. With the explosion in use of computers and the Internet, there is an uprising in criminal activities that utilize these powerful tools. From computer viruses to data processing fraud, there are many growing threats that expose our society to a new kind of criminal activity. Registration is free, but strongly encouraged for food purposes.

Site: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Registration: Open to the public free of charge, but registration is requested
https://www.chc.edu/events/5th-annual-cyber-security-and-forensics-conference

 

October 28-30, 2019

Amazing Parish Conference
AmazingParish.org

The Amazing Parish Conference is a practical, one-of-a-kind experience for parish leaders. You’ll receive first-hand organizational health training from New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni. You’ll learn from dynamic and engaging presenters like Matt Maher, Chris Stefanick, Kevin Cotter, Sr. Regina Marie, and more. The conference experience is also an opportunity for personal and spiritual renewal with daily Mass, confession, and Eucharistic Adoration. Unlike other conferences, an Amazing Parish Conference is a workshop-style format so pastors and parish leadership team members can work side-by-side to learn what a real leadership team looks like, how it operates, and how it can best serve its parishioners. By the end of the conference, you’ll have a clear, practical vision of what leadership can look like at your parish and how to implement it once you get home.

Site: Anaheim, California
Registration: $1,750 per parish leadership team (3 to 5 members)
Website:
https://amazingparish.org
Conference:
http://www.cvent.com/events/the-amazing-parish-conference-anaheim-ca-october-28-30-2019/event-summary-89661d314ee546468214aea5e1cd9985.aspx

 

October 31, 2019

New Listing
Proactive Grieving: Healing Body, Mind, Soul, and Spirit
Shalom Spirituality Center

Proactive Grieving is an organic, user friendly approach to processing loss that is groundbreaking and innovative. Based on thirty years of research and actively companioning the bereaved, Proactive Grieving is an organic, user friendly approach in processing loss and part of a paradigm shift in bereavement consciousness that fosters resiliency. This seminar presents new and exciting survival strategies to clinicians, caregivers, social workers, health professionals, clergy, or others involved with helping those who grieve. Program starts at 6:30 pm and concludes at 8:30 pm.

Site: Dubuque, Iowa
Registration: $15 offering

http://shalomretreats.org/programs.html (scroll down page to program)

 

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November 2-10, 2019

Opening Day Prayer Vigil: International Week of Prayer and Fasting
The Coalition for IWOPF

The IWOPF brings together people of all ages, backgrounds, and races. We gather to pray for an end to the “culture of death,” and for a newfound appreciation for basic human rights, particularly in the United States of America. By invoking the help of our Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary, and by praying the Rosary, we play a crucial role in the conversion of nations and changing the course of world events. All who are able to participate are invited to join us at the Basilica in Washington, DC for the International Week of Prayer and Fasting Opening Day prayer vigil on Saturday, November 2nd. The event is free, however, please register so that IWOPF can anticipate the number of prayer packets to provide for attendees. 9 am-4:30 pm. Mass at noon. Confessions at 9 am-11:30am and 1:30 pm-3:30 pm.

Site: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC
Registration: The event is free but registration is required
https://iwopf.org/get-involved/how-your-family-can-be-change-world-needs

 

November 3-8, 2019

New Pastors' Program
St. Mary's Seminary & University

This is a five-day workshop designed exclusively for new pastors and parish life coordinators. Workshop sessions include "The Pastor as a Person," "The Catholic Community and Pastoral Leadership," "The Pastor as Steward," "The Pastor as Administrator," and "The Pastor as Priest."

Site: Baltimore, Maryland
Registration: $975
http://www.stmarys.edu/the-center-for-continuing-formation/clergy-programs/new-pastors-program/

 

November 4, 2019

River of Fire: One Woman's Spiritual Journey to Get Jesus Right
St Catherine of Siena Center, Dominican University

Sister Helen Prejean’s commitment to the dignity of all has inspired millions for over thirty years, and her continued passion for justice is a call to action for us all today. She is known around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty and has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on capital punishment and in shaping the Catholic Church’s vigorous opposition to all executions. After witnessing an execution, Sr. Helen realized that this lethal ritual would remain unchallenged unless its secrecy was stripped away, and so she sat down and wrote the bestselling book, Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States. She will speak on her recent memoir, River of Fire. The book chronicles the story of her spiritual journey before the events of Dead Man Walking took place. The lecture starts at 7 p.m.

Site: River Forest, Illinois
Registration: $10
https://events.dom.edu/Helen-Prejean

 

November 4-8, 2019

The Newly Appointed Pastor
Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

This four-day workshop addresses the duties of pastors: teaching, sanctifying and governing. Effective pastoring requires skills in leading and managing, planning and communicating, organizing and stewarding. Understanding and implementing the practices necessary for working well with fellow clergy, staff and volunteers both within his own parish and larger circles of the Church are all key to pastoring successfully.

Site: Saint Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $700 (includes program, materials, accommodations and meals)
http://saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/effective-pastoring-workshops/the-newly-appointed-pastor/

 

November 5-8, 2019

42nd Annual National Conference on Faith-Based Service
Catholic Volunteer Network

Each fall, more than 150 staff members of faith-based volunteer programs, campus personnel, and other partners gather for the National Conference on Faith-Based Service. Hosted in a different location each year, the National Conference is an opportunity for those involved in faith-based service to come together to learn new skills, share their experience and expertise, and network with their colleagues.

Site: Cleveland, Ohio
Registration: Member $375 / Nonmember $425
https://catholicvolunteernetwork.org/cvn-events/national-conference/national-conference-2019/

 

November 6-7, 2019

USCMA 2019 Regional Meeting: The Mission and Ministry of Reconciliation
United States Catholic Mission Association

Missionaries understand the challenge, and the commitment, needed to embrace reconciliation as both a ministry and a mission. David Kelly is our “subject expert.” Dave is a Catholic priest of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. He is the Executive Director of the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR) and works for Kolbe House at Assumption, a parish-based jail ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Dave is trained and certified as a mediator from DePaul University and has received training in the restorative practice of Peacemaking Circles. He will present on the theology and spirituality of reconciliation in one session and lead the group in learning how to create Peacemaking Circles, a vital building block for forming communities of reconciliation.

Site: Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center, Techny, Illinois
Registration: Members: $275 (includes meeting expenses, three meals and overnight accommodations) / Nonmembers: $375 (includes membership fee, meeting expenses, three meals and overnight accommodations)
https://uscatholicmission.org/2019-regional-meeting

 

November 7-10, 2019

2019 Pastoring in Black Catholic Parishes: Here I Am, Send Me
The National Black Catholic Congress and The Josephite Pastoral Center

The 2019 Pastoring in Black Catholic Parishes, “Here I Am, Send Me” Conference is a development and enrichment conference opened to all who provide spiritual growth and leadership in the Black Apostolate.  We will focus on the development of pastoral skills necessary to effectively serve the African American Community. There will be panel discussions and opportunities for the participants to share their stories and challenges and successes.

Site: Alexandria, Virginia
Registration: $275
http://www.josephitepastoralcenter.org/product/2019-pastoring-in-black-catholic-parishes-conference/

 

November 8-9, 2019

Enneagram Basic
Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center

The Enneagram is a personality theory combining the insights of modern psychology with proven wisdom of ancient philosophies. Each participant is led to discover her/his type and investigate some of the implications for building better relationships. In addition, insights gained from the Enneagram can assist in the process of spiritual growth and personal transformation.

Site: Villa Maria, Pennsylvania
Registration: $135 (includes programs, meals and lodging)
https://www.vmesc.org/Web/home/programs-retreats?id=625

 

November 13, 2019

New Listing
Wounded Shepherd: The Sacred Heart and the Reform of Pope Francis
Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology

Please join us for the Fall 2019 Dehon Lecture with Austen Ivereigh. Austen Ivereigh is a journalist, fellow in contemporary church history at Campion Hall, Oxford, and author of “The Great Reformer”, a biography of Pope Francis. He is the keynote speaker of Sacred Heart’s Fall 2019 Dehon Lecture. The topic of his lecture is “Wounded Shepherd: the Sacred Heart and the Reform of Pope Francis”.

Site: Hales Corners, Wisconsin
Registration: Free will donation
https://www.shsst.edu/fall2019dehonlecture/

 

November 14, 2019

Albertus Magnus Lecture
St. Catherine of Siena Center, Dominican University

Presenter: Dianne Bergant, CSA, PhD. In his encyclical on ecology, Pope Francis concentrated on three important themes: our understanding of human nature, the interconnectedness of all creation, and the interdependence of all creatures. This lecture will offer biblical grounding for these important themes. Sr. Dianne is Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union. The lecture starts at 7 p.m.

Site: River Forest, Illinois
Registration: $10
https://events.dom.edu/dianne-bergant

 

November 15, 2019

New Listing
Profound Preaching
The Word Became Flesh: Preaching as Sacrament
Liturgical Institute of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake

The Catholic sacramental imagination rightly sees the created world as capable of communicating the grace of God. But what sacramental role can be given to the created word? When the homilist mounts the ambo or the catechist breaks open the Gospel, human words are put in service to the Word of God, and where God is present, transformation follows. If humble bread and wine can become the Real Presence of Christ, should we not expect words of Gospel proclamation to be more than just reminders of the Word? Fr. David Mowry, instructor of homiletics at Mundelein Seminary, explores the nature of word, language, and Scripture in order to highlight the proper place of preaching and proclamation within the sacramental imagination of the Church.

Site: Mundelein, Illinois
Registration: tbd
https://www.liturgicalinstitute.org/conferences

 

November 15-17, 2019

St. Hildegard of Bingen & Julian of Norwich: Mystical Guides for the Spiritual Journey
Christ the King Priory

Learn from the lives and teachings of the great mystics St. Hildegard of Bingen and Julian of Norwich! The sessions consist of initial lecture, individual silent reading of selected texts from the saints, small-group discussion and big group sharing. The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated daily. Reconciliation will be available, as well as times of Eucharistic Adoration.

Site: Schuyler, Nebraska
Registration: $205.77 (includes program fee, meals and taxes)
https://christthekingpriory.com/retreats-schedule/2019/11/15/st-hildegard-o-bingenampjulian-o-norwich-mystical-guides-for-t-spiritual-journey-kris-mcgregor-and-discerning-hearts-team

 

November 17, 2019

New Listing
Laudato Si: Our Challenge and Privilege as Children of Earth (Sundays at CTU)
Catholic Theological Union

In his encyclical Laudato Si’. Pope Francis insists that addressing the problems of pollution is not enough. He clearly states: “There needs to be a distinctive way of looking at things, a way of thinking, policies, an educational programme, a lifestyle and a spirituality which together generate resistance to the assault of the technocratic paradigm” (LS #111). Lecture begins at 2:00pm and concludes at 6:00 pm. Sr. Diane Bergant is the speaker.

Site: Chicago, Illinois
Registration: Open to the public but registration is required
https://ctu.edu/event/sundays-at-ctu-with-sr-diane-bergant/

 

November 23-26, 2019

2019 AAR Annual Meeting
American Academy of Religion

The American Academy of Religion brings thousands of professors and students, authors and publishers, religious leaders and interested laypersons to its Annual Meeting each year. Co-hosted with the Society of Biblical Literature, the Annual Meetings are the largest events of the year in the fields of religious studies and theology. Some 10,000 people are expected for the 2019 Annual Meetings, where more than 1,000 academic sessions and additional meetings will be offered. Plan to join your friends and colleagues in beautiful San Diego, California for the 2019 Annual Meetings!

Site: San Diego, California
Member Registration: $330 by November 21; $380 onsite
Nonmember Registration: $500 by November 21; $550 onsite

https://www.aarweb.org/annual-meeting/2019-annual-meeting-nov-23-26

 

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December 2-5, 2019

Encore Priests: Pre-Retirement Workshop for Priests
Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

This workshop is designed for priests in their 60s or approaching retirement. Encore Priests prepares priests for their transition into retirement. Of course, priests never fully retire. By the very nature of the sacrament of Holy Orders, priests always have some form of priestly ministry. But how can a mature priest transition into a retirement that is meaningful and vital? If you're a priest nearing retirement age, this workshop is designed to help you: plan for the transition into retirement; make your retirement meaningful and purposeful; discover your strengths and your likely challenges, and how to best engage both; discover the 15 spiritual growth factors that can transform retirement into an energizing time of personal and spiritual development; and, learn the steps to make the most of your retirement.

Site: Saint Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $650 (includes program, materials, accommodations and meals)
https://www.saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/encore-priests/

 

December 6-8, 2019

Love at the Heart of the Cosmos: Living in Relational Wholeness
The Institute for Religion and Science

Divine Love, according to Teilhard de Chardin, is the core energy of the cosmos. God’s love is unceasing, dynamic, and creative—pulsing in the heart of all things, driving us ever forward to newness. Our wondrous human gift of love means that the future of Earth is in our hands. But in these tumultuous times, where are we going? We need a new story to guide our way. A rich awareness of what the Catholic-Hindu theologian Raimon Panikkar called “Cosmotheandric Solidarity”—the profound connection of God, cosmos, and humanity—can help place us in a universe of deepening consciousness and increasing complexity. Our story requires contemplative practices to open our minds and hearts to divine love and new possibilities. And it must encourage us to transcend our differences and distances, adopting a planetary faith of the Earth that welcomes all God’s peoples, all God’s creatures, and all God’s planetary life, as one deeply connected spiritual community.

Site: Chestnut Hill College campus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Registration: $275 General attendance / $175 Online Livestream
http://irands.org/event/love-at-the-heart-of-the-cosmos-living-in-relational-wholeness/

 

December 7, 2019

Find Your Greatness (Port Orange, Florida)
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? At the Find Your Greatness Event learn the habits for a great life! Speaker: Jonathan Fanning

Site: Catholic Church of the Epiphany, Port Orange, Florida
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-port-orange-fl-dec-7-2019/

 

December 9-14, 2019

Short-term Mission Trip: US-Mexico Border
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

Join Maryknoll on a short-term trip to El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico on December 9-14, 2019. Tour the border and meet the players on the front lines of the immigration issue and learn what the Catholic Church teaches about welcoming the stranger.

Site: El Paso, Texas (starting point)
Registration: $650 (Registration is full but you can place yourself on the waiting list. Contact: Kris East at
keast@maryknoll.org)
Details:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efv65ttfef00da7b&llr=4wmvzncab

 

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January 3-6, 2020

ACHA 2020 Annual Meeting
American Catholic Historical Association

This will be the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA).

Site: New York, New York
Registration: Coming soon
https://achahistory.org/nyc2020/

 

January 8, 2020 – April 8, 2020
Wednesdays

New Listing
The Catholic Vote in 2020 (Spring Lecture Series)
Catholic Theological Union

Every election cycle is an opportunity to renew what Pope Francis calls the bonds of “civic and political love,” the commitment we have to one another as fellow citizens. In The Catholic Vote in 2020, Catholic Theological Union’s Professor Steve Millies will lead a conversation about citizenship in the light of Catholic faith, paying special attention to the 2020 election season. Lectures begin at 7:00 pm each Wednesday and conclude around 8:00 pm; they are open to the public.

Site: Chicago, Illinois
Registration: $15 per lecture / $150 entire series
https://ctu.edu/event/spring-lecture-series/

 

January 9-13, 2020

New Listing
NCOD Pastoral Week
National Catholic Office for the Deaf

The National Catholic Office for the Deaf is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to Pastoral Ministry with Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons. NCOD serves 5.7 million Deaf and Hard of Hearing Catholics through its pastoral ministry and through its special advocacy to bishops, pastors and families with Deaf children. At our annual conference pastoral workers and Deaf Catholics can share their experience, support each other, and enrich their understanding and information about Deaf ministry.

Site: Kansas City, Missouri
Registration: Opening soon
http://www.ncod.org/pastoral-week-2020

 

January 13-15, 2020

18th Annual Leadership Conference
Guest House

Recovery invites clergy, religious brothers and seminarians living with addictive disorders to experience personal and vocational fulfillment marked by the serenity that comes with sobriety. This conference explores some of the unique challenges and graced opportunities ordained and vowed religious encounter on the journey to sobriety and serenity. The conference is designed for Church leaders who are responsible for the formation and care of clergy and men religious. This includes Bishops, Provincials, Superiors, Chancellors, Vicars for Clergy, Canon Lawyers, Vicar Generals, Vocation Directors, Seminary Personnel, Directors of Clergy Personnel and Healthcare Coordinators. All are welcome! The conference is a valuable opportunity to learn about addiction and recovery, to gain resources, and to receive an overview of intervention services and treatment programs offered by Guest House

Site: Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Registration:
$399
https://guesthouse.org/project/18th-annual-leadership-conference-january-13-15-2020/

 

January 23, 2020

March for Life Conference
March for Life Education and Defense Fund

The March for Life Conference is designed to provide marchers with in-depth education on the yearly theme. The speakers and training sessions will provide information and training tools for marchers to go back to their communities equipped to make a difference for life.

Site: Washington, D.C.
Registration: $35
https://marchforlife.org/mfl-2020/conference/

 

January 24, 2020

March for Life
March for Life Education and Defense Fund

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.

Site: Washington, D.C.
Registration: Free will donation
https://marchforlife.org/

 

January 25-28, 2020

New Listing
Catholic Social Ministry Gathering 2020
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Our theme this year is: Bearing Witness: Life and Justice for All. The Gathering will be an important collaborative opportunity to bring together colleagues who work on issues impacting life and human dignity across the spectrum such as: maternal and child health, human trafficking, family separation, incarceration, and many more. We hope this will be a chance to open our hearts and minds, and create a space to work together towards the common good.

Site: Washington, D.C.
Registration: Coming soon
http://www.usccb.org/about/justice-peace-and-human-development/catholic-social-ministry-gathering/index.cfm

 

January 30 – February 1, 2020

2020 Mid-Atlantic Congress
Association of Catholic Publishers and the Archdiocese of Baltimore

The annual Mid-Atlantic Congress (MAC) is a unique and dynamic leadership conference created just for today’s Catholic pastoral and administrative leaders. As a participant, you will learn about current trends and best practices; renew your enthusiasm and energy for ministry; enrich your spiritual life; and grow professionally and as a pastoral leader.

Site: Baltimore, Maryland
Registration: $165
https://midatlanticcongress.org/

 

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February 6-8, 2020

Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology
Aquinas Center and Thomistic Institute

Site: Ave Maria, Florida
Registration: Coming soon
https://www.aveconferences.com/aquinas-christology

 

February 8, 2020

New Listing
Find Your Greatness (Winter Haven, Florida)
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? At the Find Your Greatness Event learn the habits for a great life! Speaker: Jonathan Fanning

Site: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Winter Haven, Florida
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-winter-haven-fl-feb-8-2020/

 

February 9, 2020

New Listing
Find Your Greatness (Bradenton, Florida)
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? At the Find Your Greatness Event learn the habits for a great life! Speaker: Jonathan Fanning

Site: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bradenton, Florida
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-bradenton-fl-feb-9-2020/

 

February 10-14, 2020

Associate Pastor Workshop
Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology

Designed for the recently ordained priest, the Associate Pastor Workshop offers a chance to reflect on the first months of priestly life and ministry. Participants engage in continuing formation with the goal of beginning to integrate priestly formation and spirituality into their sacramental configuration to Christ the High Priest. The sessions offer opportunities for formation, reflection, and individual and communal prayer in the beautiful setting of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and Seminary.

Site: St. Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $700 (includes program fees, meals and accommodations)
https://saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/effective-pastoring-workshops/the-associate-pastor/

 

February 11, 2020

Michael Eric Dyson: What Truth Sounds Like
St. Catherine of Siena Center, Dominican University

New York Times bestselling author, Michael Eric Dyson, will speak on the topic of his recent book, What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America. Dr. Dyson prophetically addresses the dynamics that inform the narrative of race in our country. The book explores an important meeting and conversation about race between Robert F. Kennedy and James Baldwin in 1963 that continues to impact us all today. Dr. Dyson argues that we have “the power to fix what ails us,” and that we must seize this challenge and reminds us that we are in “dire need of more talk, more insight, more wisdom, and yes, more productive conflict, if we are to learn from our past in order to move forward into the present.” Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is a Georgetown University sociology professor, a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of The New Republic, and of ESPN's The Undefeated website. The lecture starts at 7 p.m.

Site: River Forest, Illinois
Registration: $10
https://events.dom.edu/dyson

 

February 17-20, 2020

NOCERCC 2020 Convention
National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy

Site: Newark, New Jersey
Registration: To be advised
https://nocercc.org/

 

February 21-23, 2020

RECongress
Office of Religious Education of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

RECongress (Los Angeles Religious Education Congress) is the largest annual gathering of its kind in the world. The four-day event is held at the Anaheim (California) Convention Center and is sponsored by the Los Angeles Office of Religious Education. Begun in 1968 as an "institute" for religious education (CCD) teachers, RECongress has grown to include people of all vocations and different faiths. The three-day event is open to adults and young adults and offers more than 200 speakers presenting over 300 workshops, in addition to lunchtime entertainment, evening concerts, 16 Liturgies in a variety of characters, the Exhibit Hall and much more.

Site: Anaheim, California
Registration: $85
http://www.recongress.org/

 

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March 17-21, 2020

New Listing
Religion Communication Congress 2020
Religion Communicators Council

RCC is one of 100+ organizations that are cooperating to present Religion Communication Congress 2020 (RCCongress 2020), a once-a-decade gathering of professional religion communicators from a wide range of faith traditions. Our 2020 annual meeting will take place during RCCongress 2020 along with the DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards and Wilbur Awards. The Program Committee is planning opportunities for you to learn cutting edge strategies and skills through hands-on opportunities, academic and applied research, practical workshops, and thoughtful plenaries. An impressive lineup of speakers and workshop leaders will be featured. Specific events will be added to the schedule as they are confirmed.

Site: Washington, D.C.
Registration: $395 thru January 15, 2020; $425 after
https://www.religioncommunicators.org/convention

 

March 20, 2020

New Listing
Find Your Greatness (Harrison City, Pennsylvania)
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? At the Find Your Greatness Event learn the habits for a great life! Speaker: Jonathan Fanning

Site: St. Barbara Catholic Church, Harrison City, Pennsylvania
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-harrison-city-pa-mar-20-2020/

 

March 20-21, 2020

New Listing
Symposium on Advancing the New Evangelization
Gregorian Institute at Benedictine College

The Symposium on Advancing the New Evangelization is an annual conference sponsored by the Gregorian Institute at Benedictine College. The Gregorian Institute’s mission is to contribute to the renewal of Catholic culture and the defense of religious liberty in America by engaging, equipping, and developing the next generation of Catholic leaders. The Symposium supports this mission and offers a unique forum for current and emerging leaders to share ideas and best practices. At the Symposium scholars, field professionals, members of religious communities, clergy, and students present papers based on their research and professional experiences. It is a time of fellowship, reflection, and dialogue concerning topics integral to the New Evangelization.

Site: Atchison, Kansas
Registration: Opening soon
https://www.benedictine.edu/academics/symposium/about/index

 

March 21, 2020

New Listing
Find Your Greatness (Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania)
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? At the Find Your Greatness Event learn the habits for a great life! Speaker: Jonathan Fanning

Site: St. Ferdinand Church, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-cranberry-township-pa-mar-21-2020/

 

March 23, 2020

New Listing
Evolution's God: Teilhard de Chardin and the Varieties of Process Theology
The Institute for Religion and Science

In 1953, Teilhard asked, "Who at last will give evolution its God?" His own endeavor to answer that question often bears striking similarities to the process theism of his contemporaries, Alfred North Whitehead and Charles Hartshorne. Yet, the differences can also be striking. All three are rightly classified as promoting versions of process theology, but they show by their divergences that process thought—especially process theism—is far from yielding a monolithic viewpoint on the theistic question. The presenter will be Dr. Donald Wayne, Viney, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, Pittsburgh State University.

Site: Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Registration: Free will donation
http://irands.org/event/evolutions-god-teilhard-de-chardin-and-the-varieties-of-process-theology/

 

March 24-27, 2020

New Listing
Aging in America Conference
American Society on Aging

The theme for the 2020 conference is Aging 2020: Examining the Needs of Today’s Diverse Older Adults. We will focus on issues impacting our increasingly diverse and multicultural older adult population. We will examine the social constructs of ageism, racism, sexism and heterosexism, and we will also highlight aspects of aging that have seen great improvement through the lenses of positive and creative aging.

Site: Atlanta, Georgia
Registration: Opening in October
https://www.asaging.org/general-info-aia

 

March 29-31, 2020

New Listing
Ways of Perfection and Devout Lives: Saintliness Across Traditions
University of Notre Dame

Christian tradition knows saintliness as a spiritual quality shared by believers by virtue of their closeness to God, marked for Christians by baptism and their mystical bond with God through Christ. In a special way, Christians venerate those saints whose lives of heroic virtue—for some leading to martyrdom—establish them both as models and intercessors for all those who seek intimacy with the divine. At this conference, we will explore how notions of saintliness are expressed in Christianity and other traditions and cultures. What might we learn from saintly people of various sorts about the journey toward holiness? How can the example of the saints encourage lives of friendship and virtue? These and other questions inspire this World Religions World Church conference at the University of Notre Dame.

Site: Notre Dame, Indiana
Registration: Coming soon
https://theology.nd.edu/graduate-programs/initiatives/world-religions-world-church/conferences/

 

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Anaphora
New Poems
Scott Cairns

Anaphora, the repetition of a word or phrase, draws our attention in new ways to the repeated term, and can lead us to moments of epiphany. In Eucharistic settings, anaphora also indicates the specific liturgical moment when the bread and wine are consecrated, becoming what the Eastern Church calls “the Holy Mysteries.” Cairns’ use of anaphora invites us to see words as doing more than naming, more than serving as arrows pointing to prior substance, but acquiring substance of their own.

ISBN: 9781612618388, 112 pages, $18 softcover
Paraclete Press

 

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Ask Peter Kreeft
The 100 Most Interesting Questions He's Ever Been Asked
Peter Kreeft

I’ve given thousands of lectures around the country to engaged, thoughtful, curious university and church audiences and have always made it a practice to allow for as many questions as possible. Here are the most interesting ones I’ve been asked, and the answers I gave. Of course, as real questions from real people, they’re an eclectic mix, ranging from questions about God and sex and sin and suffering to those about heaven, my favorite movies, even surfing! Some of the questions and answers are easy, some hard; some profound, some silly; some tragic, some funny; most of them thought-provoking and all of them, I hope, entertaining.

ISBN: 978-1-622828-609, 320 pages, $18.95 softcover
Sophia Institute

 

The Birth of the FBI
Teddy Roosevelt, the Secret Service, and the Fight Over America's Premier Law Enforcement Agency
Willard M. Oliver

Most people believe the Federal Bureau of Investigation began under J. Edgar Hoover in the 1920s or 1930s. Many also naturally assume it was developed for the express purpose of fighting crime. However, the reality is very different. The truth of the matter is, the premier law enforcement agency in the United States was actually created because of a political fight between the executive and legislative branches of government. The Birth of the FBI reveals the true story behind the birth of the FBI and provides some useful insight into an important part of our American history.

ISBN: 978-0-4422-6503-5, 344 pages, $34 hardcover, $32 eBook
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

 

Bread for the Resistance
Forty Devotions for Justice People
Donna Barber

Sometimes you get tired, doing this thing we call justice. Making the case, fighting the fight, having to explain again and again why it matters. You feel burned out or disillusioned. Sometimes you just need a word from the Lord. In these daily devotions, Donna Barber offers life-giving words of renewal and hope for those engaged in the resistance to injustice. When you face adversity, you can take courage. When you grapple with discouragement, you can find hope. When your legs are tired from marching and your knees are bruised from kneeling, you can experience rest and healing. Find here bread for the resistance.

ISBN: 978-0-8308-4396-1, 168 pages, $15 softcover
InterVarsity Press

 

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Connecting the Liturgy with Our Lives
Print and Digital Resources for Faith Formation
Kathy Kuczka

Through images and stories that come from daily experiences, these faith formation inserts provide insights on the parts of the Mass, gestures and postures that are part of the liturgy, rites and symbols, and the liturgical year. As parishioners read these short pieces, they will relate to the mysteries we celebrate at Mass. Parishes will want to distribute these pieces during particular seasons of the liturgical year The 63 inserts can be downloaded from the CD-ROM or from the resource's website.

ISBN: #978-1-61671-485-7, 80 pages, $27.95 softcover with disk
Liturgy Training Publications

 

Conscious Contact with God
The Psalms for Addiction and Recovery
Kenneth W. Schmidt

Conscious Contact with God is a new paraphrase of the Psalms that reflects the experience of addiction and living in recovery. It will speak powerfully to anyone who shares those experiences and struggles to find God present in the midst of them. Ideal for personal prayer, reflection, and meditation, as well as for praying and reflecting in groups, these thoughtful and inspiring texts are rich in the vocabulary and vision of the Twelve Steps. This new resource fills a gap that has unfortunately existed until now for anyone addicted to alcohol, drugs, food, sex, or other substances or experiences. Here they will find compassion, understanding, and strength.

ISBN: 9780814664155, 232 pages, $19.95 softcover
Liturgical Press

 

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The Day is Now Far Spent
Robert Cardinal Sarah (In conversation with Nicolas Diat)

Robert Cardinal Sarah calls The Day Is Now Far Spent his most important book. He analyzes the spiritual, moral, and political collapse of the Western world and concludes that "the decadence of our time has all the faces of mortal peril." A cultural identity crisis, he writes, is at the root of the problems facing Western societies. "The West no longer knows who it is, because it no longer knows and does not want to know who made it, who established it, as it was and as it is. Many countries today ignore their own history. This self-suffocation naturally leads to a decadence that opens the path to new, barbaric civilizations." While making clear the gravity of the present situation, the cardinal demonstrates that it is possible to avoid the hell of a world without God, a world without hope. He calls for a renewal of devotion to Christ through prayer and the practice of virtue.

ISBN: 9781621643241, 349 pages, $19.95 softcover
Ignatius Press

 

The Fear of Islam (Second Edition)
An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West
Todd H. Green

The Fear of Islam investigates the context of Western views of Islam and offers an introduction to the historical roots and contemporary anxiety regarding Islam within the Western world. In this second edition, Green brings the reader up to date, examining the Islamophobic rhetoric of the 2016 US presidential election and the ongoing success of populist and far right parties in Europe. Green provides updated data on the rise of anti-Muslim legislation--for example, the Muslim ban in the United States and a wave of full-face veil bans in Europe--as well as the rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes on both sides of the Atlantic since 2015. This important book is essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand current views of Islam and to work toward meaningful peace and understanding between religious communities.

ISBN: 9781506450445, 300 pages, $26 softcover, $23.99 eBook
Fortress Press

 

The Liturgy and Catholic Social Teaching
Participation in Worship and the World
Kevin Ahern; Larry Dowling; Bernard Evans; Anne Y Koester; Thomas Massaro, SJ; Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF; Timothy P. O'Malley; Thomas Scirchi; and Kate Ward

Catholic social teaching guides us in how we are to live the Gospel in today’s world. Liturgy forms us in these teachings and sends us out into the world to give witness to the Gospel. Organized by the seven themes of Catholic social teaching as developed by the United States bishops, this resource explores the intimate connection between liturgy and Catholic social teaching. It provides insights for parish teams on how Catholics might better live what it is we celebrate each time we gather to worship God and express more fully, consciously, and actively what it means to be in right relationship with God and the world. With questions for discussion and reflection following each thematic chapter, worship teams, parish councils, and peace and justice committees will be able to evaluate and improve parish liturgical practices and ministerial outreach as rooted in Catholic social teaching. With penitential services organized by each of the seven themes, this resource also provides parishioners with the means to examine their own consciences, make acts of reparation, and resolve to be more committed to following the teachings of the Church. "Liturgy and Catholic Social Teaching" resource is sure to help build a world that more closely reflects the love and mercy, justice, and peace of God. The prayer services found in this book may also be downloaded as a PDF. Additional questions for discussion are also provided online for young adults.

ISBN: 978-1-61671-509-0, 192 pages, $16.95 softcover (quantity discounts available)
Liturgy Training Publications

 

Musings
A Benedictine on Christian Life
Don Talafous, OSB

Internet readers of the Daily Reflections with Fr. Don Talafous have long urged the author to publish selections in book form. Here is such a collection offering hope and encouragement in the face of the sadness and suffering of our world. While they come from the mind, heart, and PC of a Catholic Benedictine, the topics of these reflections appeal to church-going Christians, readers of a skeptical bent, and even those of no or minimal relation to any organized religion.

ISBN: 9780814684726, 224 pages, $19.95 softcover
Liturgical Press

 

The Path to Rome
Modern Journeys to the Catholic Church
Edited by Dwight Longenecker

This collection of conversion stories relates how people made their way to the Catholic Church. Theological, pastoral and personal issues are explored in a highly readable form. The book is sure to help a great many others who are seeking for the fullness of the Catholic Faith.

ISBN: 978-0-85244-486-3, $17.95 softcover
Liturgy Training Publications

 

Putting Joy into Practice
Seven Ways to Lift Your Spirit from the Early Church
Phoebe Farag Mikhail

Putting Joy into Practice: Seven Ways to Lift Your Spirit from the Early Church is an invitation to a life of joy. Phoebe Farag Mikhail explains what joy is and how to experience it through seven spiritual practices that cultivate our inner lives and connect us to our communities. These seven practices, which include giving thanks, hospitality, praise, and more, take us on a journey that leads to joy through the giving and receiving of sacrificial love. She describes her own experiences and struggles with joy and offers practical ways to implement these practices to increase joy in our own lives and in the lives of all those around us.

ISBN: 9781640601680, 176 pages, $16.99 softcover
Paraclete Press

 

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Roman Encounters
The Unity of the Faith and the Holy See's Responsibility for the Universal Church
Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig
Müller

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has assembled here his most noteworthy lectures, interviews, and dialogues to offer a clear and compelling exploration of Catholic teachings. He explores hundreds of topics that are critical to the health of the Church and the salvation of souls. Cardinal Müller’s vast knowledge and profound faith will deepen your understanding of our Faith and of the Church.

ISBN: 978-1-68278-123-4, 256 pages, $17.95 softcover
Sophia Institute

 

Samuel F.B. Morse and the Dawn of the Age of Electricity
George F. Botjer

The Morse telegraph launched the electronic telecommunications industry and reduced the travel time of information from days, weeks and months to seconds and minutes. It was one of the most important breakthrough inventions of all time. George F. Botjer's examination of the creator of the telegraph is based on previously unpublished archival sources. It considers Samuel F. B. Morse, the creator of the first telegraph, and the ways in which place and time had an effect on the launch of his invention and his resulting fame, and how the invention affected the inventor himself.

ISBN: 978-1-4985-0142-2, 148 pages, $36.99 softcover, also available in hardcover and eBook
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

 

Scripture Wars
How Justin Martyr Rescued the Old Testament for Christians
Rod Bennett

About a century after Jesus died, a battle began for the Old Testament. Large numbers of faithful Christians fought about its contents and even about its right to be called a Christian book! On one side, many Jewish converts charged Paul and most of the other Apostles with a “Great Apostasy,” a pulling away from the deep roots of their Jewish tradition. On the other side, Marcionite Christians held such antipathy toward the Old Testament that they advocated leaving it behind entirely. The outcome of this conflict would affect nearly every aspect of the new Christian Faith — and the daily lives of believers everywhere, for centuries to come. Who won these crucial, climactic Scripture Wars? God did, of course — but not without raising up a great saint whose keen mind and deep faith expelled from Christianity both false understandings of how the gentle, loving God of the New Testament relates to the often-stern God of the Old. Scripture Wars is an inspiring, true-life testimony to our Father’s providence, a tale that has the power to strengthen the faith of Catholics even today, eighteen centuries later.

ISBN: 978-1-64413-030-8, 336 pages, $18.95 softcover
Sophia Institute

 

The Spiritual Way
Classic Traditions and Contemporary Practice
Philip Sheldrake

In The Spiritual Way: Classic Traditions and Contemporary Practice, Philip Sheldrake aims to make the wisdom of Christian spirituality better known to contemporary readers. After an introductory chapter on the foundations of Christian spirituality, Sheldrake describes its diverse riches through the centuries in terms of five distinctive types of Christian spiritual wisdom, illustrated by a rich selection of classical examples. The five types are "The Way of Discipline," "The Contemplative-Mystical Way," "The Way of Practical Action," "The Way of Beauty," and "The Prophetic Way." This book also briefly explores the contemporary interest in spirituality within and beyond conventional religion and suggests how we might engage with these five types on our spiritual journeys in today's world.

ISBN: 9780814644458, 192 pages, $24.95 softcover
Liturgical Press

 

Stay Curious
How Questions and Doubts Can Save Your Faith
Stephanie Williams O'Brien

Most of us are going through the motions when it comes to faith, either believing we've found all the relevant answers to life's questions or believing none can be found. We shy away from our deepest questions about God because we fear the uncertainty on the other side. But when we make certainty and correct belief the end goal of faith, we miss out on the chance to know God more deeply and to participate in God's work in the world. Pastor Steph shows us how to lean into our questions and embrace a life of curiosity. Our questions, and even our doubts, can push us closer to a God we can actually believe in--rather than further from a God we think we can contain. In Stay Curious, Pastor Steph walks readers through common obstacles and roadblocks to curiosity and offers practical strategies for embracing even the most intimidating questions.

ISBN: 9781506449562, 250 pages, $25.99 softcover, $23.99 eBook
Fortress Press

 

What Does Your Soul Love?
Eight Questions that Reveal God's Work in You
Gem and Alan Fadling

What do you really want? What is your soul clinging to? What is getting in your way? In these pages Gem and Alan Fadling outline eight key questions that offer deep insight into how we experience soul change. These questions open the door to spiritual transformation. They help us unpack where we are stuck, where we are in pain, where we are afraid, and much more. They also reveal the path to joy and to the heart of God. Spiritual inventories and exercises will guide you, along with stories from Gem and Alan's lives and their ministry together through Unhurried Living. This practical, personal book offers a path to understanding what God wants to reveal in your soul.

ISBN: 978-0-8308-4659-7, 220 pages, $22 softcover
InterVarsity Press

 

 

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At Home with the Word® 2020
Liturgy Training Publications

At Home with the Word® guides you to a deeper understanding of the Sunday Scriptures, providing the readings for this liturgical year, insights from Scripture scholars, and action steps. (Additional reflection questions and action steps for families, Christian initiation, and adult faith-sharing groups may be downloaded from the LTP Website.) The book also includes prayers and citations for weekday readings. Bulk pricing makes At Home with the Word® an economical resource to provide for large groups.

English edition (Code AHW20): ISBN: 978-1-61671-454-3, 144 pages, $9 softcover
Liturgy Training Publications: At Home (English Edition)

Large Print edition (Code AHW20L): ISBN: 978-1-61671-455-0, 288 pages, $13 softcover
Liturgy Training Publications: At Home (Large Print Edition)

Spanish edition (Code PD20): ISBN: 978-1-61671-468-0, 160 pages, $9 softcover
Liturgy Training Publications: At Home (Spanish Edition)

 

eOrdo 2020
Liturgy Training Publications

The eOrdo is an electronic calendar file containing the details of the liturgical year that can be imported into most electronic calendars and platforms. The eOrdo includes the dates for the General Calendar of the United States of America as compiled by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The e-Ordo is in compliance with the General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar and contains all the liturgical calendar information

$19.95 (Code ORDO20E). quantity discounts available
Liturgy Training Publications: eOrdo

 

Fresh Light: Homilies on the Gospels of Year A
Liturgy Training Publications

This is a book of short homilies on the Gospels for the Sundays and celebrations of Year A. The homilies concentrate on the core message of the Gospel and are catechetical in approach. They make a wonderful companion and guide for those who prepare the homilies as well as for those who want further reflection on what they hear at Mass.

English edition (Code HFFLA): ISBN: 978-1-59525-004-9, 160 pages, $18 softcover
Liturgy Training Publications: Fresh Light

 

Liturgy and Appointment Calendar 2020
Liturgy Training Publications

The 2020 Liturgy and Appointment Calendar is an easy-to-use reference guide for liturgical preparation, organizing parish events within the liturgical year, and scheduling your personal, spiritual, and work life. It is essential for those actively involved in Church ministry and for lay Catholics. The calendar works like a mini-ordo--each day includes the liturgical observance (i.e. First Sunday of Advent, memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, etc); the readings from the Daily Mass with citations from the Lectionary for Mass, the proper liturgical colors, as well as the psalter for the Liturgy of the Hours. The calendar also includes other Catholic events and observances such as Holy Days of Obligation, First Friday and Saturday devotions, popular novenas, USCCB national and international collections, Catechetical Sunday, Respect Life Sunday, and World Youth Day (among many, many others). Secular and other religious observances are noted as well.

Code LAC20, 128 pages, $16 spiral bound, quantity discounts available
Liturgy Training Publications: Calendar

 

A Maryknoll Liturgical Year (Year A)
Orbis Books

In this book, which follows the Sunday readings for the liturgical year, Maryknoll sisters, priests, brothers, and lay missioners share personal reflections on the Gospel in light of their mission experience. From a refugee camp in Guatemala, to an HIV clinic in Phnom Penh, to embattled civilians in Southern Sudan, stories of compassion, generosity, and forgiveness illuminate the scriptural texts, while also enlarging our solidarity with the human family. The experience of these missioners has enriched their own faith. Reading their reflections on scripture will enrich your own.

ISBN: 978-1-62698-032-7, 224 pages, $20 softcover
Orbis Books: A Maryknoll Liturgical Year

 

Ordo 2020
Paulist Press

Order of Prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours and Celebration of the Eucharist 2020. Includes daily readings and précis; outline of Mass and Hours, profile of Saints, Pastoral Notes, and Necrology. Individual Ordos for all (arch) dioceses in the U.S. are listed on the Paulist Press website. Price: $18.95 each.

(Arch) dioceses print editions: Paulist Press: Ordo

 

Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2020
Loyola Press

By the Irish Jesuits. Each day of Sacred Space: The Prayer Book includes a Scripture reading and points of reflection, as well as a weekly topic enhanced by six steps of prayer and contemplation: The Presence of God, Freedom, Consciousness, The Word, Conversation, and Conclusion. Sacred Space: The Prayer Book is designed to help you stay faithful to your intention to deepen your spiritual journey. It is the perfect gift for your parish, campus ministry program, small group, friend, family member, or yourself.

ISBN: 978-0-8294-4896-2, 408 pages, $16.95 softcover
Loyola Press: Sacred Space

 

Sourcebook for Sundays, Seasons, and Weekdays 2020
Liturgy Training Publications

For over thirty years, Sourcebook for Sundays, Seasons, and Weekdays has been a trusted resource for preparing the various liturgies of the Church. This annual resource has been re-envisioned, reorganized, and redesigned to bring you more concise and helpful material to enlighten and inspire those who prepare the liturgy, especially the Sunday Mass, the “source and summit of the Christian life.” The new features include: Preaching points, additional Scripture insights for the Proper of Saints, music preparation guidance and song suggestions, ways to connect the liturgy to the Christian life, and more.

English edition (Code SSS20): ISBN: 978-1-61671-469-7, 416 pages, $18 softcover, quantity discounts available
Liturgy Training Publications: Sourcebook

 

Word and Worship Desk Calendar 2020
Paulist Press

Available as a pocket calendar or spiral-bound desk calendar. The calendar contains lectionary readings and a calendar for celebrating the Eucharist. Features included are a guide for praying the Liturgy of the Hours, a "Bible Enrichment" suggestion, and a mention of well-known people on the anniversary of their deaths.

Pocket Calendar: ISBN: 978-08091-5389-3, $7.95
Paulist Press: Pocket Calendar

Desk Calendar: ISBN: 978-08091-5388-6, $15.95 spiral bound
Paulist Press: Desk Calendar

 

Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word® 2020
Liturgy Training Publications

Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word® provides the ongoing instruction and advice that readers need. It assists them in preparing their assigned reading on specific occasions, and when they read the resource every week as a way of reflecting on and learning about the Scriptures, it strengthens their proclamation skills and deepens their spiritual lives. This resource contains the readings in large print for practice (with suggestions for emphasis in bold), commentaries that give background and explain the meaning of the reading, margin notes with pronunciation helps and tips for proclamation, and the Responsorial Psalms for meditation and context. Workbook's introduction offers an orientation to this ministry of the Word and an overview of proclamation skills.

United States edition (Code WL20): ISBN: 978-1-61671-473-4, 304 pages, quantity discounts available, $14 softcover
Liturgy Training Publications: Workbook (United States Edition)

Canadian edition (Code WL20C): ISBN: 978-1-61671-474-1, 320 pages, $14 softcover
Liturgy Training Publications: Workbook (Canadian Edition)

Spanish edition (Code MP20): ISBN: 978-1-61671-465-9, 288 pages, $14 softcover
Liturgy Training Publications: Workbook (Spanish Edition)

 

 

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