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Online Learning
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Webinars
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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.

Calm in Chaos
Catholic Wisdom for Anxious Times
by Fr. George Rutler

The Hanging God
Poems by James Matthew Wilson
by James Matthew Wilson

Lessons from a Troubadour
A Lifetime of Parables, Prose, and Stories
by John Michael Talbot

Wounded in Spirit
Advent Art and Meditations
by David Bannon

. . . plus Ronald Rolheiser, Joyce Rupp, Scott Hahn, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and others. Explore...
 

Datebook Plus listings are for informational purposes. Efforts are made to ensure the appropriateness and relevancy of each listing. However, being listed does not imply that this Office or the Society of the Divine Word endorses the event, speaker, agenda, topic, sponsor, publisher, or author.

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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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November 2018

Details will be posted as soon as webinars are announced. Thank you for your interest.

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November 15-17, 2018

New Listing
Tolton: From Slave to Priest
Saint Luke Productions

Experience hope and healing in the riveting true story of America's first Black priest. The play Tolton: From Slave to Priest tells the incredible true story of Servant of God Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first recognized Black Catholic priest in the United States. All Catholics, as well as people of other faith traditions, can benefit from this example of enduring faith and trust in God’s plan for our lives, despite sometimes overwhelming challenges.

Site: Alexandria, Virginia
Registration: Free-will offering
https://www.stlukeproductions.com/dramas/tolton

November 15 at 10:30am: https://www.stlukeproductions.com/events/tolton/2018-11-15-103000
November 15 at 7:00pm:
https://www.stlukeproductions.com/events/tolton/2018-11-15-190000
November 16 at 7:00pm:
https://www.stlukeproductions.com/events/tolton/2018-11-16-190000
November 17 at 1:00pm: https://www.stlukeproductions.com/events/tolton/2018-11-17-130000
November 17 at 7:00pm: https://www.stlukeproductions.com/events/tolton/2018-11-17-190000

 

November 17-20, 2018

AAR 2018 Annual Meetings
American Academy of Religion

The 2018 Annual Meetings in Denver, Colorado, November 17–20, hosted by the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature, is the world's largest gathering of scholars interested in the study of religion. More than 1,000 events take place during the Annual Meetings, including a plethora of academic sessions, workshops, meetings, receptions, and tours. The Annual Meetings Employment Center provides job seekers and employers a convenient, private setting for interviews. The Annual Meetings Exhibit Hall, with more than 130 publishers exhibiting, is the best place to review the latest publications within the field. The Annual Meetings offers unparalleled opportunities to engage with leading scholars and scholarship within the field of religion.

Site: Denver, Colorado
Registration Member: $325 by November 15; $375 onsite
Registration Nonmember: $495 by November 15; $545 onsite
https://www.aarweb.org/annual-meeting

 

November 19, 2018

David Haas In Concert
Shalom Spirituality Center

Enjoy a concert with David Haas in Shalom Spirituality Center’s beautiful, historic chapel. Haas is highly regarded as one of the most prolific composers in liturgical music today. His songs, including “You Are Mine,” “Blest Are They,” and “We Are Called,” are in the hymnals of many Christian denominations.

Site: Dubuque, Iowa
Offering: $20 in advance; $25 at the door  Note: Registration not required, but is appreciated
http://shalomretreats.org/PDFs/Sept18ToJan19.pdf  then scroll down (at least halfway) to the concert listing

 

November 26-29, 2018

Pre-Retirement Workshop for Priests (Encore 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; Learn the steps to make the most of your retirement.

Site: St. Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $650 (includes meals and overnight accommodations, fees and printed materials)
http://www.saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/encore-priests/pre-retirement-preparation/

 

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December 1, 2018

New Listing
Find Your Greatness
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? Find Your Greatness will introduce you to four simple ways to reach your full potential and create habits for a great life! This half-day event features live music and includes a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources for every attendee.

Site: McHenry, Illinois
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-mchenry-il-dec-1-2018

 

December 2, 2018

New Listing
Sounds of the Season – Annual Christmas Concert
University of Saint Mary of the Lake

Sounds of the Season – Annual Christmas Concert features The City Lights Orchestra conducted by Rich Daniels and Mundelein Seminary Choir under the direction of Linda M. Cerabona. Registration for a ticket is required. The concert will take place in the Cardinal Mundelein Auditorium. Doors open at 1:30pm with general seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Site: Mundelein, Illinois
Registration: $25 donation
https://usml.edu/event/christmas/

 

December 3-5, 2018

New Listing
New Leader Workshop 2018
Conference of Major Superiors of Men

This annual workshop – held this year at the new CMSM National Office in Greenbelt, MD – is designed for major superiors and councilors in office two years or less, as well as emerging leaders from your congregations. Leadership teams are encouraged to attend together. Learn from and collaborate with experts who can help you and your leadership team excel. This is a great opportunity to connect with others new to leadership, as well as veteran leaders and experts. The workshop will include a mix of presentations, a panel discussion, a “lunch & law” conversation with civil and canon lawyers (bring your questions) and conversation and fellowship. We will gather for morning prayer and daily liturgy.

Site: Greenbelt, Maryland
Registration: $525 (includes room and board)
https://cmsm.org/event/newleader/

 

December 4, 2018

New Listing
Tolton: From Slave to Priest
Saint Luke Productions

Experience hope and healing in the riveting true story of America's first Black priest. The play Tolton: From Slave to Priest tells the incredible true story of Servant of God Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first recognized Black Catholic priest in the United States. All Catholics, as well as people of other faith traditions, can benefit from this example of enduring faith and trust in God’s plan for our lives, despite sometimes overwhelming challenges.

Site: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Registration: $35
ttps://www.stlukeproductions.com/dramas/tolton

December 4: https://www.stlukeproductions.com/events/tolton/2018-12-04-190000

 

December 6, 2018
and
December 7, 2018

New Listing
Tolton: From Slave to Priest
Saint Luke Productions

Experience hope and healing in the riveting true story of America's first Black priest. The play Tolton: From Slave to Priest tells the incredible true story of Servant of God Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first recognized Black Catholic priest in the United States. All Catholics, as well as people of other faith traditions, can benefit from this example of enduring faith and trust in God’s plan for our lives, despite sometimes overwhelming challenges.

Site: Lafayette, Louisiana
Registration: $25
https://www.stlukeproductions.com/dramas/tolton

December 6: https://www.stlukeproductions.com/events/tolton/2018-12-06-190000
December 7: https://www.stlukeproductions.com/events/tolton/2018-12-07-190000

 

December 6-7, 2018

New Listing
Thomas Merton Fifty Years Later, and Beyond
Catholic Theological Union

This is a 2-day conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s death. It is open to all and will begin on Friday night when Richard Rohr, OFM speaks at 7 pm. Saturday’s program will begin at 8 am with a breakfast, followed by several plenary and breakout sessions throughout the day. Lunch will be provided, and the day will close with a Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Site: CTU Campus, Chicago, Illinois
Registration: $10 to attend Friday night only; $50 to attend both days. Registration is required by November 30.
https://ctu.edu/event/merton2018/

 

December 6-8, 2018

New Listing
NCCYM 2018 (National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry)
National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry

The National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry gathers and forms adults to inspire, strengthen, and nourish those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ. Join us in Tampa as we "Unlock" our theme for 2018, gathering with over two thousand adult leaders at the Tampa Convention Center to network, learn, and celebrate.

Site: Tampa, Florida
Registration: $389

https://www.nccym.info/

 

December 8, 2018
and

December 9, 2018

New Listing
Tolton: From Slave to Priest
Saint Luke Productions

Experience hope and healing in the riveting true story of America's first Black priest. The play Tolton: From Slave to Priest tells the incredible true story of Servant of God Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first recognized Black Catholic priest in the United States. All Catholics, as well as people of other faith traditions, can benefit from this example of enduring faith and trust in God’s plan for our lives, despite sometimes overwhelming challenges.

Site: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Registration: Free-will offering
https://www.stlukeproductions.com/dramas/tolton

December 8: https://www.stlukeproductions.com/events/tolton/2018-12-08-190000
December 9: https://www.stlukeproductions.com/events/tolton/2018-12-09-190000

 

December 13, 2018

New Listing
The Recurring Call of Advent to Become What We Pray
St. Catherine of Siena Center, Dominican University

This inspiring presentation of scripture, song, preaching and conversation will highlight Advent’s invitation to a deeper participation in God’s dream for the world. We are not called to a simplistic passive waiting; we are called to action throughout these sacred days – an action that finds us becoming what we pray. Fr. Marchionda is the Prior Provincial of the Dominican Friars of the Central Province of the USA.

Site: River Forest, Illinois
Registration: $10
http://events.dom.edu/marchionda

 

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January 3-5, 2019

New Listing
ACHA Annual Meeting
American Catholic Historical Association

Site: Chicago, Illinois
Registration: Members only $5 by December 15, 2018. Closed after.
https://achahistory.org/chicago2019/

 

January 7-10, 2019

Men's Alumni Winter Seminar
Guest House

This retreat will build on the spirituality of the Twelve Steps and the writings of Pope Francis. The goal will be to look at everyday life as the place of encounter with God; the place where He invites us to healing, freedom and new life. Karl Rahner writes, “The Christian of the future will be a mystic or he will not exist at all.” The mystic is the one who opens his eyes to God’s presence in the midst of the ordinariness of everyday life. This idea is the goal of the spiritual awakening of the Twelve Steps, “improving our conscious contact with God” which brings us the gifts of sobriety, happiness and inner peace.

Site: Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Registration: $515 (includes room and board)

https://guesthouse.org/project/mens-alumni-winter-seminar-january-7-10-2019/

 

January 10-14, 2019

Pastoral Week 2019
National Catholic Office for the Deaf

The bond between Deaf Culture and the Catholic Church has remained a vital one since the 18th century, when Abbe Charles L'Epee, a French priest established the first school for deaf people in the world! Here in the United States the Catholic Church has devoted over 150 years to serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals as well as promoting their full participation in the life of the Church and their community. First established in 1971, NCOD strives to empower Deaf and Hard of Hearing Catholics—a culturally rich community with common language and experience—and assist them to answer God’s call to Holiness which is common to all members of the Body of Christ. This year's Pastoral Week theme is "Follow His Star."

Site: Fort Worth, Texas
Registration: Member $399 by December 1; $470 after / Nonmember $499 by December 1; $570 after
http://www.ncod.org/pastoral-week-2019

 

January 17, 2019

March for Life 2019 (Conference)
March for Life

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 in their communities.

Site: Washington, DC
Registration: $30
http://marchforlife.org/mfl-2019/conference/

 

January 18, 2019

New Listing
Find Your Greatness
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? Find Your Greatness will introduce you to four simple ways to reach your full potential and create habits for a great life! This half-day event features live music and includes a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources for every attendee.

Site: Greensburg, Indiana
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-greensburg-in-jan-18-2019

 

January 18, 2019

March for Life 2019 (Rally and March)
March for Life

The 46th 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, DC
Registration: (See website for details on registering)
http://marchforlife.org/mfl-2019/ 

 

January 19, 2019

New Listing
Find Your Greatness
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? Find Your Greatness will introduce you to four simple ways to reach your full potential and create habits for a great life! This half-day event features live music and includes a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources for every attendee.

Site: Indianapolis, Indiana
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-indianapolis-in-jan-19-2019

 

January 20, 2019

New Listing
Find Your Greatness
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? Find Your Greatness will introduce you to four simple ways to reach your full potential and create habits for a great life! This half-day event features live music and includes a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources for every attendee.

Site: Louisville, Kentucky
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-louisville-ky-jan-20-2019

 

January 26, 2019

Accompanying Youth
Center for Ministry Development

Accompaniment is our model for ministry with youth and their families. God began the conversation with young people; our job is to pay attention to what God is doing in the lives of young people, walk with youth as they grow in discipleship, and help them discern their response to God’s plan for their life. This workshop will explore ways to help youth pray and discern their vocation. It is designed for all parish leaders whose ministries touch the lives of adolescents and their families—including pastors, deacons, pastoral associates, coordinators of youth ministry, leaders in faith formation and catechists, Confirmation preparation leaders, and service/social concerns leaders.

Site: New Orleans, Louisiana
Registration: $54 (includes workshop, lunch, materials)
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eeypkw1b8cefa171&llr=t7vhojcab

See website for other dates and locations: https://www.cmdnet.org/accompany-locations

 

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February 2-5, 2019

Catholic Social Ministry Gathering
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Catholic Social Ministry Gathering is organized by the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development in collaboration with 7 other USCCB departments and 15 national Catholic organizations. Each year the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering provides an excellent opportunity for Catholic leaders to Connect, Learn, Pray and Advocate!

Connect with social ministry colleagues from across the United States. Share best practices, plan for emerging needs and identify areas for cooperation. Learn the broader context of Catholic social ministry. Get informed on domestic and global challenges to human life and dignity, justice and peace. Bring your experience and perspective of your diocese, organization and faith community. Pray together to renew our vision for mission. Wonderful liturgies will mark our gathering. Advocate for policies to protect and support people suffering poverty and injustice. In this defining experience of the Gathering, our meetings and prayer flows directly to Capitol Hill, where as one faith community we bring our concerns and proposals to defend and empower the most vulnerable.

Site: Washington, DC
Registration: $430 by January 1, 2019; $510 after
http://usccb.org/about/justice-peace-and-human-development/catholic-social-ministry-gathering/index.cfm

 

February 4-7, 2019

New Listing
Associate Pastor Workshop
Saint Meinrad Seminary & 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. This workshop offers opportunities for formation, reflection, and individual and communal prayer in the beautiful setting of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and Seminary. 

Site: St. Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $600 (includes accommodations, meals, program fees and materials)
http://saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/effective-pastoring-workshops/the-associate-pastor/

 

February 7-9, 2019

New Listing
Aquinas the Biblical Theologian
Co-Sponsored by the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal and the St. Paul Center for biblical Theology

Keynote speakers include Scott Hahn, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and Matthew Levering, Mundelein Seminary. Among the invited plenary speakers are Michael Barber, The Augustine Institute; Gerald Boersma, Ave Maria University; John Boyle, University of St. Thomas; and Matthew Ramage, Benedictine College. Topics of the various sessions are listed on the website.

Site: Ave Maria, Florida
Registration: $60
https://www.aveconferences.com/aquinas-biblical-theologian/

 

February 21, 2019

New Listing
Spirituality, Healthy, and Justice
St. Catherine of Sienna Center, Dominican University

Jesus instructs us in the greatest commandment to Love God, and love your neighbor as yourself. In today's challenging context how are we able to be persons of justice when we are weary and stressed out? What spiritual practices can assist us in attending to our spiritual and physical health without feeling selfish? Dr. White’s presentation will guide us in a reflective process of prayer and shared story as we discover tools that can assist us in becoming more energized, focused and open to the loving presence of the Spirit of God as we continue on our journey in justice and loving others. Dr. White is an Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Ministry at Catholic Theological Union.

Site: River Forest, Illinois
Registration: $10
http://events.dom.edu/spirituality-health-and-justice

 

February 25-27, 2019

NOCERCC Convention 2019
National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy

The Senior Moment: The Fulfillment of a Priestly Life. The National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy (NOCERCC) is a membership association of dioceses, religious communities, and other interested organizations and individuals committed to the Church’s mission to promote and support ongoing formation for priests and presbyterates. Speakers will include Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, OMI; Dr. Mariette Danilo, Dr. Kevin McClone, and Deacon Steven DeMartino.

Site: Austin, Texas
Registration: Member $975; Nonmember $1,275

https://nocercc.org/convention

 

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March 2, 2019

New Listing
Into the Deep: Finding Peace Through Prayer
Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation

Presenter: Dan Burke. This is Dan's most powerful and most frequently requested event. Dan provides three powerful talks on the secrets of the saints regarding how to deepen our prayer lives and answer Jesus' invitation to "put out into the deep." In this event, Dan also provides a very powerful approach to extending the impact of the event into our daily lives for months and years to come.

Site: Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville, New Jersey
Registration: $25
https://avila-institute.org/product/into-the-deep-somerville-nj/

 

March 21-23, 2019

2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
University of Notre Dame

This biennial conference sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame will explore how Catholic social tradition can engage academics and practitioners in the challenges of the most marginalized and vulnerable people in societies today, as well as how the development and impact of the Latin American theological concept of Option for the Poor has been globally embraced to build a more just and humane world. If the moral test of a society is how it treats vulnerable people, the signs of the times suggest there is significant room for improvement in communities around the world. By assembling experts in Catholic social ethics, the conference seeks to identify social issues with practical responses adequate to address the difficulty of resulting injustices.

Site: Notre Dame, Indiana
Registration: $225 by January 31; $250 after
https://socialconcerns.nd.edu/catholic-social-tradition-conference#

 

March 22-24, 2019

RECongress 2019
The Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese Office of Religious Education

The Religious Education Congress 2019 will offer over 300 workshops and keynotes, over a dozen liturgy and prayer experiences, lunchtime entertainment and evening concerts, a film showcase, over 250 exhibitors, Sacred Space, an Art Exhibit, live Internet Arena (English) and Hall B (Spanish) events, the Opening Event streamed into Hall B, and so much more. Still the best bargain for adults around, wrapped into a three-day weekend!

Site: Anaheim, California
Registration: $75 by January 25, 2019; $85 after
http://www.recongress.org/

 

March 28-31, 2019

New Listing
The Universal Christ: Another Name For Every Thing
Center for Action and Contemplation

Join us as we explore the central themes of Father Richard’s new book (available Spring 2019) and discover the roots of the universal Christ in the rich history of the Christian tradition. Experience Easter in a new way as we consider Holy Week through a larger, cosmic view of Christ, drawing upon theology, practices, conversation, and liturgy. How might this vision impact our own lives and communities? Franciscan Richard Rohr will be joined by historian John Dominic Crossan and public theologian Jacqui Lewis in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and online via live webcast.

Site: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Registration: $375 Onsite Attendance; $59 Webcast
https://cac.org/another-name-for-every-thing-the-universal-christ/

 

March 28-31, 2019

New Listing
ACA 2019 Conference & Expo
American Counseling Association

The ACA Conference & Expo is your opportunity to update your skills, enhance your knowledge and broaden your horizons. There’s no better place to demonstrate your commitment to your profession – and the many people you support. We welcome licensed professional counselors, counselor educators, students, school counselors, substance abuse counselors, psychologists and others eager to interact with the latest and greatest products and services that help mental health professionals help others thrive. Attendees work in all settings including private practices, counseling agencies, schools and universities, government/military, treatment centers and more.

Site: New Orleans, Louisiana
Registration: Member $482 before December 31; $532 after / Nonmember $625 before December 31; $695 after

https://www.counseling.org/conference/about

 

March 30, 2019

New Listing
Find Your Greatness
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? Find Your Greatness will introduce you to four simple ways to reach your full potential and create habits for a great life! This half-day event features live music and includes a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources for every attendee.

Site: morris Plains, New Jersey
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-morris-plains-nj-mar-30-2019

 

March 31, 2019

New Listing
Find Your Greatness
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? Find Your Greatness will introduce you to four simple ways to reach your full potential and create habits for a great life! This half-day event features live music and includes a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources for every attendee.

Site: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-philadelphia-pa-mar-31-2019

 

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April 6, 2019

New Listing
Find Your Greatness
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? Find Your Greatness will introduce you to four simple ways to reach your full potential and create habits for a great life! This half-day event features live music and includes a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources for every attendee.

Site: arlington heights, Illinois
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-arlington-heights-il-apr-6-2019

 

April 6-11, 2019

New Listing
NAB Show 2019
National Association of Broadcasters

NAB Show is where ground-breaking technology is unveiled, innovative solutions are displayed and game-changing trends are exposed. Prepare to explore aisle after aisle of awesome tech, cool gear, smart software, capable cloud solutions and limitless ideas and inspiration. Only here can you roll-up your sleeves and be hands-on with the products, services and people driving the future of content.

Site: Las Vegas, Nevada
Registration: Members $505 / Nonmembers $705
https://www.nabshow.com/about-nab-show/show-overview

 

April 9, 2019

New Listing
Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship
St. Catherine of Sienna Center, Dominican University

Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, will share how compassion, kindness, and kinship are the tools to fight despair and decrease marginalization. Through his stories and parables, all will be reminded that no life is less valuable than another.

Site: River Forest, Illinois
Registration: $10
http://events.dom.edu/gregboyle

 

April 10-13, 2019
Save the Date

New Listing
RCC 2019 Convention
Religion Communicators Council (RCC)

RCC will celebrate its 90th year anniversary, 1929-2019. RCC will meet jointly with the Associated Church Press (ACP) in Chicago, Illinois.

Site: Chicago, Illinois
Registration: tba
https://www.religioncommunicators.org/convention

 

April 15-18, 2018

New Listing
Aging in America 2019 ASA Conference
American Society on Aging

Join American Society on Aging in New Orleans next April to learn best practices and gain insights from leaders in the field about the current state of aging in America. AiA19 is the place to be for knowledge, inspiration and networking with others who are dedicated to improving the lives of older adults. The 2019 conference will have a strong focus on critical and emergent topics facing the field of aging, as well as cutting-edge and responsive programmatic, research, policy and advocacy efforts. Interest areas include: emergency/disaster readiness, housing and transportation access, caregiving, substance use/opioid crisis, multiple aspects of dementia, technology and aging, intergenerational models, population health, shifting policy and legislative issues affecting older adults, and much more. Join us to learn about innovative policies, programs, practices, models, businesses and learning that you can use in your work with older adults.

Site: New Orleans, Louisiana
Registration: Member $585 before February 28; $670 after / Nonmember $835 before February 28; $960 after
http://asaging.org/aging-in-america

 

April 23-25, 2019

New Listing
NCEA Convention & Expo 2019
National Catholic Educational Association

There is nothing like seeing thousands of Catholic school educators come together to celebrate the gift and impact of Catholic school education to the country, and we are expecting this coming convention to be one of biggest gatherings that we have had in several years. As the largest, private-education association gathering in the world, NCEA 2019 is the perfect time and place for you to connect with others, acquire new knowledge and experience and witness our Holy Father’s calling of missionary discipleship. If you only attend one education event this year, this is the one. we hope that you will be able to join us and experience this unique professional development opportunity to grow in faith and knowledge and to celebrate the great gift of Catholic school education.

Site: Chicago, Illinois
Registration: Member $205 by December 31; $300 by April 21; $355 after / Nonmember $310 by December 31; $355 by March 30; $375 after
https://www.ncea.org/ncea2019

 

April 26, 2019

New Listing
Find Your Greatness
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? Find Your Greatness will introduce you to four simple ways to reach your full potential and create habits for a great life! This half-day event features live music and includes a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources for every attendee.

Site: depere, wisconsin
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-de-pere-wi-apr-26-2019

 

April 27, 2019

New Listing
Find Your Greatness
Dynamic Catholic

Great habits create great lives. Are your habits helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself? Find Your Greatness will introduce you to four simple ways to reach your full potential and create habits for a great life! This half-day event features live music and includes a free bag of Dynamic Catholic resources for every attendee.

Site: milwaukee, wisconsin
Registration: $25
https://dynamiccatholic.com/find-your-greatness-milwaukee-wi-apr-27-2019

 

April 27 – May 18,
2019

New Listing
Biblical Travel & Study Program
Catholic Theological Union

Join the internationally renowned faculty of Catholic Theological Union for an experience in the Holy Lands of the Bible unlike any other. Stand on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and watch the early morning fishing boats. Climb the Mount of Olives and stand before the panorama that is the Old City of Jerusalem. Walk the streets of Ephesus and imagine Paul preaching there. Stand on the Areopagus in Athens, overshadowed by the Parthenon, and ponder the origins of early Christianity. For more than 30 years, CTU Bible faculty have led Biblical Study and Travel Programs. This year’s program will be guided by vănThanh Nguyễn, SVD, Professor of New Testament Studies, Bishop Francis X. Ford, MM, Chair of Catholic Missiology. The program has two parts: a pre-trip online seminar, and a three-week travel seminar.

Site: Israel, Greece, and Turkey
Registration: $5,975 (including flights). Application Deadline is January 15, 2019

https://ctu.edu/event/bibletrip2019/

 

April 28-30, 2019

New Listing
NACPA 2019 Convocation
National Association of Church Personnel Administrators

NACPA members return to Convocation each year not only for the ongoing education and peer relationship building but to come away with the solutions to the daily challenges and hurdles which are specific to the lives of an HR Director in a church or diocesan office. As the professional membership organization for HR practitioners who see their career as a ministry and desire to exercise good management practices anchored in Gospel values, NACPA’s annual Convocation offers your organization an opportunity to present ideas that will create relationships with churches, diocesan offices and eparches around the country.

Site: San Antonio, Texas
Registration: Registration opening in November
http://www.nacpa.org/convocation/

 

April 29 – May 2,
2019

Save the Date

New Listing
2019 National Convocation of Priests
National Federation of Priests' Councils (NFPC)

Site: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Registration: to be announced
http://nfpc.org/2019-convocation/

 

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Anchors for the Soul
Daily Wisdom for Inspiration and Guidance
Joyce Rupp

It’s easy, as we rush from one important thing to the next, for our days to feel off-balance, overwhelming, or even lacking in purpose. In Anchors for the Soul, bestselling author and retreat leader Joyce Rupp helps you root each day in the Holy One’s love and the promise of his faithfulness. Filled with Rupp’s characteristic prayers, poems, meditations, and blessings, this treasury provides a daily retreat to center yourself in the warmth of the Divine embrace and begin the day feeling renewed. Each day’s reading concludes with a practice to carry with you for the rest of the day that brings you back to your center and reminds you to be anchored in the Holy One.

ISBN: 978-1-932057-12-6, 400 pages, $17.95 softcover
Ave Maria Press

 

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Calm in Chaos
Catholic Wisdom for Anxious Times
Fr. George Rutler

In these brilliant essays the renowned writer and churchman Fr. George Rutler addresses our current causes of anxiety and our never-changing, ever-new reasons for hope. His writings on the issues of our day are neither pessimistic nor optimistic, because they are infused with the confidence that God grants us his peace and no earthly circumstance can take it away. With insight and wit, with breadth and depth, Fr. Rutler comments on the confusion in the Church and the chaos in Western societies, which are not without precedent but are on a uniquely global scale. An underlying theme is his dismay at the lack of historical perspective. He says that the gremlin that haunts our times is ignorance and a failure to recall and to understand the trials of the past.

ISBN: 9781621642367, 232 pages, $17.95 softcover
Ignatius Press

 

Faith and Politics
Selected Writings
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

Pope Francis, in his foreword, states that one of the major themes in the thought of Joseph Ratzinger is the relationship between faith and politics: "His firsthand experience of Nazi totalitarianism led him even as a young student to reflect on the limits of obedience to the state for the sake of the liberty of obeying God."; In support of this, he quotes from one of Ratzinger's texts presented in this volume: "The state is not the whole of human existence and does not encompass all human hope." Ratzinger explored various aspects of this subject in books, speeches, and homilies throughout his career, from his years as a theology professor to his tenure as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and most recently as Pope Benedict XVI. This is the only book that collates all of his most significant works on political themes inside one volume.

ISBN: 9781621642305, 265 pages, $18.95 softcover
Ignatius Press

 

The Fisherman's Tomb
The True Story of the Vatican's Secret Search
John O'Neill

In 1939, a team of workers beneath the Vatican unearthed an early Christian grave. This surprising discovery launched a secret quest that would last decades a quest to discover the long-lost burial place of the Apostle Peter. From earliest times, Christian tradition held that Peter a lowly fisherman from Galilee, whom Christ made leader of his Church was executed in Rome by Emperor Nero and buried on Vatican Hill. But his tomb had been lost to history. Now, funded anonymously by a wealthy American, a small army of workers embarked on the dig of a lifetime. The incredible, sometimes shocking, story of the 75-year search and its key players has never been fully told until now. The quest would pit one of the 20th century's most talented archaeologists a woman against top Vatican insiders. The Fisherman's Tomb is a story of the triumph of faith and genius against all odds.

ISBN: 978-1681921402, 256 pages, $19.76 softcover, Imprint: Our Sunday Visitor
Amazon.com

 

The Fourth Cup
Unveiling the Mystery of the Last Supper and the Cross
Scott Hahn

In this brilliant book—part memoir, part detective story, and part biblical study—Scott Hahn opens up new vistas on ancient landscapes while shedding light on his own enduring faith journey. Simultaneously a prequel and a continuation of his bestselling The Lamb’s Supper, The Fourth Cup not only tracks the author’s gradual conversion along the path of Evangelicalism to the doorsteps of the Catholic faith, but also explores the often obscure and misunderstood rituals of Passover and their importance in foreshadowing salvation in Jesus Christ. Rooted in Scripture and ingrained with lively history, The Fourth Cup delivers a fascinating view of the bridges that span old and new covenants, and celebrates the importance of the Jewish faith in understanding more fully Christ’s life, death, and resurrection.

ISBN: 978-1524758790, 192 pages, $13.75 hardcover, Imprint: Image
Amazon.com

 

The Grace of Enough
Pursuing Less and Living More in a Throwaway Culture
Haley Stewart

Do you ever feel caught in an endless cycle of working harder and longer to get more while enjoying life less? The Stewart family did—and they decided to make a radical change. Popular Catholic blogger and podcaster Haley Stewart explains how a year-long internship on a sustainable farm changed her family’s life for the better, allowing them to live gospel values more intentionally. In The Grace of Enough, Stewart shares essential elements of intentional Christian living that her family discovered during that extraordinary year on the farm and that they continue to practice today. Drawing from Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, Stewart identifies elements of Catholic social teaching that will enhance your life and create a ripple effect of grace to help you overcome the effects of today’s “throwaway” culture and experience a deeper satisfaction and stronger faith.

ISBN: 978-1-59471-817-5, 192 pages, $16.95 softcover
Ave Maria Press

 

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The Hanging God
Poems by James Matthew Wilson
James Matthew Wilson

“In The Hanging God, James Matthew Wilson mines the landscape of contemporary American life for images to reflect its moral ravages. Raw in their affective power, Wilson’s narratives avoid ambiguity in matters of faith without sacrificing complexity of feeling, compassion, and self-examination. Strippers, divorcees, corporate accountants move among dumpsters, barrooms, bedfellows, beer bottles, and Excel spreadsheets, while the poet examines our confused postmodern responses to these tragicomic figures: would I ‘weep or smile’ at their worldly losses? Yet the narrator of these poems calls a sin a ‘sin’ and does not allow his readers to make excuses for our moral weaknesses.” —  Mary Ann B. Miller, founding editor of Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry

ISBN: 978-1-62138-402-1, 106 pages, $14.95 softcover, $22 hardcover
Angelico Press

 

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Lessons from a Troubadour
A Lifetime of Parables, Prose, and Stories
John Michael Talbot

Master singer-storyteller John Michael Talbot’s concert meditations—heard and appreciated by millions of concert-goers over the last half-century—are now available in this unique volume. This collection of parables and stories reveals Talbot’s mystical, monastic heart and gives him an opportunity to present the Christian faith in holy and ordinary language. Fans of Talbot—the founder and spiritual father of an integrated monastic community—will savor his wise reflections on the mystery of the Trinity, the intimate love of Jesus, the Sermon on the Mount as the heart of Christian teaching, and the need to find what he calls our own “inner room” for prayer and contemplation.

ISBN: 978-1-59471-845-8, 192 pages, $15.95 softcover
Ave Maria Press

 

Mysteries of the Old Testament
From Joseph and Asenath to the Prophet Malachi & The Ark of the Covenant and The Mystery of the Promise
Anne Catherine Emmerich

Mysteries of the Old Testament commences with an account of Joseph and his wife Asenath in Egypt, with special focus on “The Mystery of the Promise”—perhaps the most unique and powerful theme running through all these volumes. Fresh perspectives are offered on Moses, Samson and Delilah, the Nazirites, Elijah and Elisha, Tobias, Ezra, Zoroaster, the Holy Book of Ctesiphon, and the final prophet, Malachi. The second part is thrilling, passing through several stages of the Ark of the Covenant, which reaches its consummation, in its fourth and final form, in the Virgin Mary herself.

ISBN: 16213883636, 184 pages, $14.95 softcover, $23 hardcover
Angelico Press

 

Only Love Creates
The Spiritual Works of Mercy
Fabio Rosini

Common do-good-ism is all around, but Fr. Fabio Rosini says, we no longer know what mercy is – and mercy is more essential than ever before. We confuse mercy with generic compassion, forgiveness, or acceptance. But mercy is something completely different. It is an act, a work, a knowledge, a care, the fruit of a relationship with other people. It springs up not from humans but from one’s relationship with God. It is therefore a work of God, and not of ourselves. Fr. Fabio helps readers understand that we cannot live without mercy, because the deepest happiness in life is to care for others. And Pope Francis has shown by first-hand example – often upsetting his more conservative detractors – that showing God’s mercy is the most essential quality of every follower of Christ, even a Pope.

ISBN: 9781640601116, 192 pages, $14.99 softcover
Paraclete Press

 

The Papacy
What the Pope Does and Why It Matters
Stephen K. Ray and Rev. Dennis K. Walters

The Papacy explains that without the Pope's divinely guided leadership, the Church would suffer the contradictions and the divisions that many Christian groups know firsthand. The teaching passed down from the apostles would be subject to arbitrary, relative, and numerous interpretations; holiness would be only a distant ideal; and the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church founded by Jesus would break apart. In describing the Pope's important and singular role as leader and teacher, the book addresses common misconceptions and objections to the papacy. It also explains how the papacy developed and how the Pope is elected. The authors present some great Popes in history, showing the qualities and the accomplishments that made them great. They demonstrate that the Pope is important not only for Catholics, but also for non-Catholic Christians and even non-Christians.

ISBN: 9781621622169, 170 pages, $15.95 softcover
Ignatius Press

 

The Poor Old Liberal Arts
Robert I. Gannon, SJ

In this engaging memoir that covers fifty years of a lifetime spent in education as student, teacher, dean, and college president, the author presents a theme of profound importance for society in general, and for the future of education in particular – the loss of the liberal arts in our time, and how to regain them. With wit and charm Gannon recounts along the way colorful episodes and amusing experiences of his many years involved with education and the liberal arts. He reflects on the great impact for good that the liberal arts have had in forming generations of students, and why their loss is such a tragedy. His trenchant remarks on the state of modern education in America and its future prospects make The Poor Old Liberal Arts a spirited, enjoyable and insightful work.

ISBN: 9781621641742, 185 pages, $16.95 softcover
Ignatius Press

 

Revives My Soul Again
The Spirituality of Martin Luther King Jr.
Lewis V. Baldwin and Victor Anderson, Editors

The scholarship on Martin Luther King Jr. is seriously lacking in terms of richly nuanced and revelatory treatments of his spirituality and spiritual life. This book addresses this neglect by focusing on King's life as a paradigm of a deep, vital, engaging, balanced, and contagious spirituality. It shows that the essence of the person King was lies in the quality of his own spiritual journey and how that translated into not only a personal devotional life of prayer, meditation, and fasting but also a public ministry that involved the uplift and empowerment of humanity. Much attention is devoted to King's spiritual leadership, to his sense of the civil rights movement as "a spiritual movement," and to his efforts to rescue humanity from what he termed a perpetual "death of the spirit." Readers encounter a figure who took seriously the personal, interpersonal, and sociopolitical aspects of the Christian faith, thereby figuring prominently in recasting the very definition of spirituality in his time. King's "holistic spirituality" is presented here with a clarity and power fresh for our own generation.

ISBN: 9781506424705, 260 pages, $26.99 softcover
Fortress Press

 

Sacred Reading
The 2019 Guide to Daily Prayer
Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network

Sacred Reading: The 2019 Guide to Daily Prayer provides a prayerful and intimate exploration of the daily gospel readings, illuminating each passage through a simple, six-step process that draws you into a personal encounter with Christ. Unlike other prayer books using the traditional spiritual devotion of lectio divina, this guide includes the Pope’s monthly prayer intentions, allowing you to participate in the global life of the Church while strengthening your own faith.

ISBN: 978-1-59471-855-7, 416 pages, $16.95 softcover
Ave Maria Press

 

The Soul's Slow Ripening
Twelve Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred
Christine Valters Paintner

Everyone wants to understand God’s will for their lives. Christine Valters Paintner shares one of the most ancient paths to understanding from her study of monasticism and immersion into Celtic spirituality while living in Ireland. The Celtic way, which Paintner distills into twelve practices, offers discernment that focuses on the environment rather than the intellectual focus present in other forms of discernment. It allows for what Paintner calls the “soul’s slow ripening,” coming into the fullness of our own sweetness before we pluck the fruit. Each chapter begins with a story of a particular Irish saint—some well-known like Patrick or Brigid, others less so, such as Ita and Ciaran—and then introduces a helpful practice for discernment that the saint’s life illustrates.

ISBN: 978-1-932057-10-2, 192 pages, $16.95 softcover
Ave Maria Press

 

To Raise the Fallen
A Selection of the War Letters, Prayers and Spiritual Writings of Fr. Willie Doyle, SJ
Dr. Patrick Kenny

Irish military chaplain Fr. Willie Doyle, S.J., died in action during the Battle of Passchendaele on August 16, 1917, having been hit by a German shell while rushing to the aid of wounded soldiers trapped in No Man's Land. In To Raise the Fallen, Patrick Kenny introduces readers to this remarkable man, whose faith, heroic courage and generosity in the trenches of World War I continues to inspire Christians and non-Christians alike. Those who knew Fr. Doyle testified to his heroic virtue. They witnessed his fearlessness in the face of enemy fire as he rescued the wounded, anointed the dying, and buried the dead. His letters home reveal both his deep faith and his great humor, even in the face of unspeakable horrors. His daily conquest of himself in little things, over many years prepared him for his selfless service on the battlefield.

9781621642565, 200 pages, $17.95 softcover
Ignatius Press

 

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Wounded in Spirit
Advent Art and Meditations
David Bannon

Christmas can be a time of joy but also of tears, memory and prayer. Celebration does not always come easily. In twenty-five illustrated daily readings we commune with Scripture and the wounded artists that gave the world masterpieces of hope: Gauguin, Tissot, Caravaggio, Tanner, Delacroix, van Gogh, Dürer. We’ve heard the names. We recognize the paintings. But do we know the artists? They were flawed and often troubled people: a widower that saw a vision of Christ; a murderer who painted himself as Peter; a grieving father that drew his sons as Jesus and John; an orphan who saw his salvation in the Holy Family. Despite their wounds—perhaps because of them—these artists achieved the sublime. Their humanity inspires us. Based on the latest research in history and grief, Wounded in Spirit returns us to where Christian art began. From mourning in Roman catacombs to works of the masters, we join the world’s great religious artists on their pilgrimages of hope and brokenness. In their wounds, in our wounds, we may once again encounter “God with us.”

ISBN: 9781640601451, 176 pages, $29.99 hardcover
Paraclete Press

 

Wrestling with God
Finding Hope and Meaning in Our Struggles to be Human
Ronald Rolheiser

The last few decades have rapidly birthed a modern world that would have been unrecognizable fifty years ago. As long-held beliefs on love, faith, and God are challenged by the aggregate of changes that have overhauled our world, many of us are left feeling confused and uncertain while old norms are challenged and redefined at breakneck speed. In Wrestling with God, Ronald Rolheiser offers a steady and inspiring voice to help us avow and understand our faith in a world where nothing seems solid or permanent. Drawing from his own life experience, as well as a storehouse of literary, psychological, and theological insights, the beloved author of Sacred Fire examines the fears and doubts that challenge us. It is in these struggles to find meaning, that Rolheiser lays out a path for faith in a world struggling to find faith, but perhaps more important, he helps us find our own rhythm within which to walk that path.

ISBN: 978-0804139458, 208 pages, $14.75 hardcover, Imprint: Image
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At Home with the Word® 2019
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. This resource runs from December 2, 2018 through November 24, 2019. Bulk pricing makes At Home with the Word® an economical resource to provide for large groups.

English edition (Code AHW19): ISBN: 978-1-61671-382-9, 160 pages, $9 softcover
Liturgy Training Publications (English Edition)

Large Print edition (Code AHW19L): ISBN: 978-1-61671-383-6, 304 pages, $13 softcover
Liturgy Training Publications (Large Print Edition)

Spanish edition (Code PD19): ISBN: 978-1-61671-398-0, 160 pages, $9 softcover
Liturgy Training Publications (Spanish Edition)

 

e-Ordo 2019
Liturgy Training Publications

The e-Ordo is an electronic calendar file from December 3, 2018 through November 30, 2019 containing the details of the liturgical year that can be imported into most electronic calendars and platforms. It follows the liturgical year. 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 ORDO19E). quantity discounts available
Liturgy Training Publications (e-Ordo)

 

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

This is a book of short homilies on the Gospels for the Sundays and celebrations of Year C. 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 those who want further reflection on what they hear at Mass.

English edition (Code HFFLC): ISBN: 978-1-59525-015-5, 160 pages, $18 softcover
Liturgy Training Publications

 

Liturgy and Appointment Calendar 2019
Liturgy Training Publications

This calendar helps you celebrate the liturgy each day! 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.

Code LAC19, 128 pages, $16 spiral bound, quantity discounts available
Liturgy Training Publications

 

A Maryknoll Liturgical Year (Year C)
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: 978-1-57075-980-2, 160 pages, $20 softcover
Orbis Books

 

Ordo 2019
Paulist Press

Order of Prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours and Celebration of the Eucharist 2019. Contains these and many more features: Necrology, Daily Readings, Data on Saints' Lives. Covers all (arch) dioceses in the U.S. Sturdy binding. $18.95 all editions

(Arch) dioceses print editions available here Paulist Press

 

Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2019
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: 978-0-8294-4702-6, 408 pages, $16.95 softcover
Loyola Press

 

Sourcebook for Sundays, Seasons, and Weekdays 2019
Liturgy Training Publications

This book is the essential pastoral resource to help you prepare the liturgy each day of the liturgical year! If you are a priest or deacon, liturgist, music director, worship team member, religious educator, or simply interested in more information about Catholic liturgy, this publication will be an invaluable tool. This year's edition includes quotations for reflection from Laudato si'.

English edition (Code SSS19): ISBN: 978-1-61671-399-7, 336 pages, $16 softcover, quantity discounts available
Liturgy Training Publications

 

Word and Worship Desk Calendar 2019
Paulist Press

This spiral-bound desk 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.

ISBN: 978-08091-5310-7, $14.95 spiral bound, $6.95 softcover
Paulist Press

 

Word and Worship Pocket Calendar 2019
Paulist Press

Fingertip guide to the designated Bible reading for the day, plus feast and saints' days. Calendar format shows one full week at a glance.

ISBN: 978-08091-5311-4, $6.95 softcover
Paulist Press

 

Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word 2019®
Liturgy Training Publications

Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word® provides the ongoing instruction and advice that readers need. Not only does it assist them in preparing 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.

English edition (Code WL19): ISBN: 978-1-61671-403-1, 304 pages, quantity discounts available, $14 softcover
Liturgy Training Publications (English Edition)

Canadian edition (Code WL19C): ISBN: 978-1-61671-404-8, 304 pages, $14 softcover
Liturgy Training Publications (Canadian Edition)

Spanish edition (Code MP19): ISBN: 978-1-61671-395-9, 320 pages, $14 softcover
Liturgy Training Publications (Spanish Edition)

 

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