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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.

The Cries of Jesus from the Cross
A Fulton Sheen Anthology
by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

The Last Blues Preacher
Reverend Clay Evans, Black Lives, and the Faith that Woke the Nation
by Zach Mills

Eye of the Beholder
Poems
by Luci Shaw

Tradition & Sanity
Conversations & Dialogues of a Postconciliar Exile
by Peter Kwasniewski

plus . . . thinking like Aquinas, needing each other,
receiving the day, and more.
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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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January 17, 2019
1:00pm EST

New Listing
Understanding Spiritual Desolation
Saint Luke Institute

In challenging times we may wonder why God seems distant and question the reasons for suffering or spiritual dryness. Ignatian spirituality teaches that desolation is central to spiritual growth. Rev. David Songy, OFM Cap, STD, Psy.D discusses the purpose of spiritual desolation and how to be open to the grace God wishes to bestow in such times.

Site: Online
Registration: $25
https://www.sliconnect.org/product/understanding-spiritual-desolation/

 

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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

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

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
Living Simply in a Consumer Society
Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center

Join us to reflect on practical steps we can take to live in our society that is truly free, deeply compassionate, and authentically human. The presentation weaves the art of Marion Honors, CSJ with music, poetry, and story for a rich, engaging and nourishing time together.

Site: Westfield, Massachusetts
Registration: $35
https://www.genesisspiritualcenter.org/retreats-programs/calendar/living-simply-in-a-consumer-society/

 

January 20, 2019

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 seven 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: $510
http://usccb.org/about/justice-peace-and-human-development/catholic-social-ministry-gathering/index.cfm

 

February 4-7, 2019

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

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 9, 2019

Ministry Enrichment Gathering®
Liturgy Training Publications

In the liturgy, the faithful experience and celebrate the presence of Christ among them in Word, in sacrament, and in their brothers and sisters. From the liturgy, the faithful are sent to be, to enact, and to proclaim that presence in the world so that all may come to know Christ, to be welcomed into the Kingdom he proclaimed, and to participate in the praise and worship of God in the liturgy here on earth and in eternity. Through catechesis, storytelling, Church documents, art, music, and videos, participants renew their insight and energy for their ministries. All liturgical ministers need a deep understanding of the Mass to help lead the parish community to recognize the Eucharist as the source of nourishment for their lives as Christians. This gathering offers participants the opportunity to reflect on the power of the liturgy for themselves and those they serve.

Site: Stamford, Connecticut
Registration: $20
http://ministryenrichmentgathering.org/events/bridgeport

 

February 10, 2019

New Listing
Sundays at CTU – What is Truth (John 18:38)?
Catholic Theological Union

A recent cover of TIME magazine posed the question in bold red letters set against a stark black background: “Is Truth Dead?” With the proliferation of “made-up facts” and “fake news,” it is a difficult time to know how to discern truth. In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (John 8:31-32). And at the end of the Gospel, as he is being interrogated by Pontius Pilate, Jesus says, “for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice,” to which Pilate responds, “What is truth?” (John 18:37-38). That is still a live question. To help us know how to answer it, the Scriptures and Dominican tradition, with its motto “Veritas,” can offer guidance in these troubling times for how to seek the truth that sets us free. Lecture begins at 3:00 p.m. with Mass at 4:00 p.m.

Site: CTU Campus, Chicago, Illinois
Registration: Free will donation
https://ctu.edu/event/sundays-at-ctu-what-is-truth/

 

February 14-16, 2019

2019 Mid-Atlantic Congress (MAC)
Co-sponsors: Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) and the Department of Evangelization at the Archdiocese of Baltimore

What is MAC? 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: Hilton Baltimore, Maryland
Registration: $185 by January 15, 2019; $210 after
http://www.midatlanticcongress.org/home.html

 

February 21, 2019

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

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 5-8, 2019

Human Rights in Christian Perspective
Overseas Ministries Study Center

The idea of inherent, universal human rights, protected under international law, has come to represent the best hope of many for freedom from the suffering of injustice. Faith in human rights has given hope to historic struggles against colonial oppression and racist apartheid. Amidst this complex landscape, what can be said about the special relationship between Christian faith and human rights? Exploring this subject from theological, spiritual, historical, and legal perspectives, we will think together about what this relationship has been, what it is today, and what hopes we might have for this relationship tomorrow and beyond.

Site: New Haven, Connecticut
Registration: $150
https://www.omsc.org/event-schedule/2019/5/5/human-rights-in-christian-perspectives

 

March 13, 2019

Teilhard, Original Sin, Evolution, and the Curia: What Went Wrong
Chestnut Hill College (The Institute of Science and Religion)

Teilhard's critique of the dogma of original sin came close to what could be called a modern, science-based view. The Vatican's silencing of him was procedurally unjustified. Might the outcome have been difference?

Site: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Registration: Open to the public, free will donation
http://irands.org/event/teilhard-de-chardin-evolution-evil-and-original-sin-daryl-domning-phd/

 

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

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

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 $532 / Nonmember $695

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

 

March 30, 2019

New Listing
Ministry Enrichment Gathering®
Liturgy Training Publications

In the liturgy, the faithful experience and celebrate the presence of Christ among them in Word, in sacrament, and in their brothers and sisters. From the liturgy, the faithful are sent to be, to enact, and to proclaim that presence in the world so that all may come to know Christ, to be welcomed into the Kingdom he proclaimed, and to participate in the praise and worship of God in the liturgy here on earth and in eternity. Through catechesis, storytelling, Church documents, art, music, and videos, participants renew their insight and energy for their ministries. All liturgical ministers need a deep understanding of the Mass to help lead the parish community to recognize the Eucharist as the source of nourishment for their lives as Christians. This gathering offers participants the opportunity to reflect on the power of the liturgy for themselves and those they serve.

Site: Hunt Valley, Maryland
Registration: $20
http://ministryenrichmentgathering.org/events/baltimore

 

March 30, 2019

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

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 1-3, 2019

New Listing
Word and Wisdom Conference
McGrath Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame

The conference honors the 2019 publication of Olivier-Thomas Venard's A Poetic Christ: Thomistic Reflections on Scripture, Language and Reality, translated by Francesca Murphy and Kenneth Oakes. How can we reconnect Word and Wisdom? If biblical studies cannot survive in its present form, could a sophisticated synthesis of history, contemporary philosophy of language, theology of culture, and traditional exegetical resources guide Biblical studies toward a better future? As part of the conference, Armenian composer and friend of Fr. Venard, Michel Petrossian, has been commissioned to create a new written score for a choral anthem to be performed for the first time on Tuesday April 2, 2019 at the Eck Visitor Center. The concert will be preceded by a talk given by Fr. Venard.

Site: Notre Dame, Indiana
Registration: Free but registration is required
https://mcgrath.nd.edu/conferences/academic-pastoral/venard/

 

April 6, 2019

Ministry Enrichment Gathering®
Liturgy Training Publications

In the liturgy, the faithful experience and celebrate the presence of Christ among them in Word, in sacrament, and in their brothers and sisters. From the liturgy, the faithful are sent to be, to enact, and to proclaim that presence in the world so that all may come to know Christ, to be welcomed into the Kingdom he proclaimed, and to participate in the praise and worship of God in the liturgy here on earth and in eternity. Through catechesis, storytelling, Church documents, art, music, and videos, participants renew their insight and energy for their ministries. All liturgical ministers need a deep understanding of the Mass to help lead the parish community to recognize the Eucharist as the source of nourishment for their lives as Christians. This gathering offers participants the opportunity to reflect on the power of the liturgy for themselves and those they serve.

Site: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Registration: $20
https://formationreimagined.org/events/liturgy-as-source-and-summit-2/

 

April 6, 2019

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

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 7, 2019

New Listing
Cultivating a Sense of Place: Contemplative Ecology in a Time of Loss
The Institute for Religion and Science

This workshop will focus on what it means to cultivate a deeper sense of place and a stronger ethical commitment to caring for the places we love. Presenter: Douglas Christie, PhD, Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University

Site: Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Registration: Free will donation
http://irands.org/event/cultivating-a-sense-of-place-contemplative-ecology-in-a-time-of-loss-douglas-christie-phd/

 

April 7, 2019

New Listing
Exploring Emotional Sobriety
Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center

…If we examine every disturbance we have, great or small, we will find at the root of it some unhealthy dependence and its consequent demand. Let us, with God´s help, continually surrender these hobbling demands. Then we can be set free to live and love: we may then be able to gain emotional sobriety. – Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. This gathering will explore the emergent concept of Emotional Sobriety and its implications in everyday living. Our afternoon will by dynamic, consisting of presentation, reflection and group discussion.

Site: Westfield, Massachusetts
Registration: Free will donation
https://www.genesisspiritualcenter.org/retreats-programs/calendar/exploring-emotional-sobriety/

 

April 9, 2019

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

Update
RCC 2019 Convention
Religion Communicators Council (RCC) and Associated Church Press (ACP)

Seeing in New Ways: Possibilities and Perceptions. When we consider the time in which we live, as religion communicators and journalists too often we see situations and experiences in the same old ways. During our 2019 RCC-ACP Convention, we will strive to see in new ways with new possibilities and perceptions to reach existing and new audiences with a refreshing message of truth, justice, freedom and hope. We will be meeting jointly with the Associated Church Press (ACP). The convention is being planned by a team from both organizations and we’ll share in workshops, keynote speakers, networking opportunities and faith expressions. of special note is that this year's convention is Religion Communicators Council's 90th anniversary.

Site: Chicago, Illinois
Registration: $395

https://www.religioncommunicators.org/convention

 

April 15-18, 2018

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

 

April 23-25, 2019

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
Member Registration: $300 by April 21; $355 after
Nonmember Registration: $355 by March 30; $375 after
https://www.ncea.org/ncea2019

 

April 26, 2019

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

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 28-30, 2019

Update
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
Member Registration: $530 by December 31; $590 by March 30; $700 after
Nonmember Registration: $690 by December 31; $700 by March 30; $800 after
http://www.nacpa.org/convocation/

 

April 29 – May 2,
2019

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

The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA) promotes leadership in human resources, finance and administration that models Gospel values, promoting justice in the workplace. 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.

Site: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Member Registration: $590 by March 31, 2019; $700 after
Nonmember Registration: $700
http://nfpc.org/2019-convocation/

 

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May 5, 2019

New Listing
Exploring Spiritual Experiences: The Search for a Loving Higher Power
Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center

Throughout recorded history people with a variety of faith traditions, or without, have reported having spiritual experiences; such as hearing, seeing, being inspired by, or feeling the presence of a higher power. In this workshop we will explore a variety of spiritual experiences both in past and modern times. The experience of mystics such as the canonized Teresa of Avila, the origins of A Course in Miracles, the “white light” experience of Bill Wilson who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous, and accounts from everyday people will be shared. We will explore how people both define and attempt to connect to spirituality, and the barriers to connecting with a loving Higher Power. We will offer some of the ways people use to develop a conscious contact to spirituality. Participants will be invited to share their experiences and perspectives on developing a spiritual connection in an open, accepting and non-judgmental space.

Site: Westfield, Massachusetts
Registration: $40
https://www.genesisspiritualcenter.org/retreats-programs/calendar/exploring-spiritual-experiences-the-search-for-a-l/

 

May 12-17, 2019

All the Light We Need
Maryknoll Mission Institute

This program will enable us to reflect on the meaning of holiness today. Two sources will guide us: Gaudete Et Exsultate by Pope Francis and the Biblical tradition. The focus of exploration will be to examine what it means to be faithful in the radically changing context of our current time; a time of new challenges where the old answers limp and new ways are being explored. This program will include time for presentations, contemplation and sharing.

Site: Maryknoll, New York
Registration: $60 deposit; $200 tuition; $60 room/board per night
https://www.maryknollsisters.org/mission-institute/missioninstitute/

 

May 14-17, 2019
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New Listing
2019 Meeting of the Mariological Society of America
Mariological Society of America

Site: Attleboro, Massachusetts
Registration: tba
http://www.mariologicalsociety.com/

 

May 15-17, 2019

23rd Annual CCFM Conference
Conference for Catholic Facility Management

The Conference for Catholic Facility Management (CCFM) provides a forum for professionals working for our church in matters of real estate, construction, and facility management. The conference promotes professional development while nurturing the spiritual growth of its members responsible for Catholic owned buildings and properties through sharing the knowledge and experience of all members. CCFM seeks to contribute to the effectiveness and strength of our Church by providing professional training, continuing education, networking, and advocating the highest standards of work and professionalism for all members.

Site: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Registration: Coming soon
http://www.ccfm.net/

 

May 19-23, 2019
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NCCL Annual Conference & Exposition
National Conference for Catechetical Leadership

Nurturing the Hungry Heart. We come together in the Diocese of Orange this year to celebrate our 83rd national conference. Apart from the opportunity for prayer, rejuvenation, and formation, our gathering will provide us with the best opportunity to connect as catechetical professionals. You’ll come away with confidence in leadership, a broader and deeper network, and a revitalization of your ministry to bring to your own faith community.

Site: Orange County, California
Member Registration: $325 until January 15; $375 until May 18; $400 onsite
Nonmember Registration: $475 (includes one year membership)
https://nccl.org/product/2019conference/

 

May 19-24, 2019

Oasis in the Overwhelmed
Maryknoll Mission Institute

We live in challenging times. Day by day, stress seems to increase exponentially. That's the bad news! The good news? The new neuroscience assures us that we can re-wire our own brains to increase our resilience, our health, our happiness, our hope. During this program we will focus on the really big questions: Who am I? What am I here on this earth for? Come surf with us. Get clear so you can take powerful action!

Site: Maryknoll, New York
Registration: $60 deposit; $200 tuition; $60 room/board per night
https://www.maryknollsisters.org/mission-institute/missioninstitute/

 

May 26-31, 2019

NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo
NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Global Leadership, Learning, and Change. The 2019 annual conference theme encourages reflection on the current state of the field and on how to work through the changes and challenges faced by our profession. We will examine how to effectively deal with uncertainty and ambiguity in critical areas such as immigration, health, and safety, and consider the differences in perceptions of how countries welcome others. We will study current standards of successful leadership, at all levels of the field, in the face of change. We will discuss how the present affects the future of our field.

Site: Washington, DC
Registration: Coming soon
http://nafsa.org/Annual_Conference/Annual_Conference___Expo/

 

May 28-31, 2019

New Listing
7th Annual Sacred Liturgy Conference
Sacred Liturgy Conference

The Living Waters of the Eucharist. This year’s theme will focus on the Eucharist as the preeminent source of supernatural grace in both our personal lives and the world. A special conference session will include a pre-recorded interview with His Eminence Joseph Cardinal Zen from Hong Kong, China on the current state of the Liturgy in China. The Sacred Liturgy Conference is open to anyone interested in the treasures of the Catholic Faith, and promises to be intellectually, liturgically, and spiritually enriching.  Come join us as we deepen our understanding and love for the Holy Eucharist, the Catholic Faith and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Site: Spokane, Washington
Registration: $195 before February 15; $245 after
https://sacredliturgyconference.org/

 

May 30 – June 2, 2019

CTS 2019 Annual Convention
College Theology Society

The College Theology Society is a professional association of college and university professors. Founded in 1954 as a Roman Catholic organization of lay and religious teachers of undergraduate theology, the CTS today has a membership of over 900 college and university professors throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. While maintaining its roots in the Roman Catholic tradition, the Society is increasingly ecumenical in its membership and concerns. The 2019 Convention theme is "All the Ends of the Earth: Challenge and Celebration of Global Catholicism."

Site: South Bend, Indiana
Registration: Opening March 2019
http://collegetheology.org/Annual-Convention

 

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June 5-12, 2019

New Listing
Institute for Seminary Formators
Sulpicians

The Fourteenth Institute for Seminary Formators is presented and sponsored by the Society of St. Sulpice, Province of the United States, as a formational program for those who minister within the seminary as an advisor, a spiritual director, or a member of the formation team. The Institute employs a workshop format to provide an opportunity for the education and formation for those who assume the responsibility of forming future priests. The Institute for Seminary Formators seeks to situate these important formational roles within the vision of Pastores Dabo Vobis and the Program of Priestly Formation.

Site: Washington, D.C.
Registration: $1,170
http://sulpicians.org/

 

June 6-12, 2019

New Listing
Cecilia Meighan, RSM Institute of Law and Religious Life
Misericordia University

This year's program examines in-depth the civil and canon law implications of the vows, including the relationships created by the vows. This program will enable you to: Gain a new perspective on the role and responsibilities of leadership; interact with those who share similar responsibilities and challenges; discover alternative solutions to problems; create a network of peers; and, refresh yourself in a restful, relaxed and pleasant environment, with opportunities to participate in recreational and cultural activities.

Site: Dallas, Pennsylvania
Registration: $895 before March 1; $915 after
https://www.misericordia.edu/page.cfm?p=960

 

June 7-9, 2019

New Listing
Power & Purpose
Steubenville Conferences

As children of God, we are called to live in the peace, joy, and love of the Holy Trinity. Yet many of us struggle to feel God’s presence in our lives. We remain stuck in old patterns of behavior or ways of thinking that leave us feeling lonely, anxious and even hopeless. The good news is that we can be free! The Holy Spirit can lift us out of despair and give us a renewed sense of purpose. The Power and Purpose Conference will introduce you to and draw you deeper into relationship with the Holy Spirit and empower you to live in freedom and joy.

Site: Steubenville, Ohio
Registration: $131 by February 28; $171 after. Priests willing to hear confessions will receive free registration
https://steubenvilleconferences.com/events/ppc/

 

June 14-16, 2019
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New Listing
ASM 2019 Annual Meeting
American Society of Missiology

Lifestyles of the Rich and Faithful: Stewardship, Simplicity and Mission. As we come to grips with the economic and cultural consequences of globalization, where the gap between the rich and the poor has only widened (and not in a disconnected kind of way along racial and cultural lines) it feels timely once again to mine the depths of the rich biblical theme of stewardship. The truth that all peoples and all cultures are equal in the eyes of God has gained more overt affirmation than ever before, as the world has entered the postcolonial era. This has resulted in an earnest desire for authentic friendships and genuine partnerships as a way to define and practice intercultural mission. However, in order to achieve genuine equality in friendships and ministry partnerships across cultures, power dynamics, wealth and poverty, personal lifestyles, authority structures, etc. are issues to which we must attend. Otherwise, the missionary community-host church relationship falls to default colonial patterns of inequality that do not reflect the kingdom of God. Stewardship is a valuable underlying biblical theme that can aid in dealing with this range of issues. 

Site: South Bend, Indiana
Registration: Opening February 2019
https://www.asmweb.org/annual-meeting

 

June 14-20, 2019

New Listing
Diocesan Priests Workshop
Misericordia University

This workshop provides information that specializes in practical applications and solutions and a strong support-networking system across the spiritual, psychological, medical, pastoral, and practical aspects of caring and administering to the elders in our religious congregations and dioceses. The program includes: Mini sabbatical for priests, brothers, and sisters; faculty specifically chosen for their expertise and ability to relate to this focused group; integrates the spiritual, psychological, medical, pastoral, and practical issues concerning the aged; and, opens channels linking you into a strong support and networking system

Site: Dallas, Pennsylvania
Registration: $860 before May 1; $910 after
https://www.misericordia.edu/page.cfm?p=961

 

June 16-21, 2019

New Listing
Traveling the Road to Joy with Thomas Merton and Friends
Maryknoll Mission Institute

"Rejoice always!" (1 Thes.5:16) How do we do so? What is joy? How do we find joy? What are the obstacles to joy in our lives? What does the practice of joy entail? Guided by mystic and prophet, Thomas Merton, we will explore signposts on the road to joy, including the joy of being human, the joy of friendship, mercy, mission, and the joy of becoming ONE. We will draw on the wisdom of writers that Merton counted among his friends, incluing the Dalai Lama, Abraham Heschel, Julian of Norwich, Thich Nhat Hanh and Rainer Maria Rilke.

Site: Maryknoll, New York
Registration: $60 deposit; $200 tuition; $60 room/board per night
https://www.maryknollsisters.org/mission-institute/missioninstitute/

 

June 17-19, 2019
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New Listing
Castelot Summer Scripture
Archdiocese of Detroit

Site: Lake Orion, Michigan
Registration: Coming soon

http://castelotscripture.com/

 

June 17-22, 2019

New Listing
Evolutionary Faith
Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center

The story of evolution belongs to no one person, group, or specialization; it belongs to all of us who participate in it. It needs all our collective wisdom and, above all, the creative dialog that can ensue from that enterprise. In this retreat, we will explore and weave together insights from various disciplines including anthropology, theology, and Scripture. Through input, reflection and dialogue, we will review and discern some of the major challenges for living our faith differently in the 21st century. Begins Monday with supper at 6pm and concludes Saturday with lunch at noon.

Site: Westfield, Massachusetts
Registration: $645 (includes meals and private room)

https://www.genesisspiritualcenter.org/retreats-programs/calendar/evolutionary-faith/

 

June 18-21, 2019

New Listing
2019 Catholic Media Conference
Catholic Press Association of the United States & Canada

Join fellow Catholic communicators as we make the annual pilgrimage to re-connect, update skills and refresh knowledge with those who share in the goal of communicating The Good News. The conference is scheduled over a three day period, with more than 25 sessions covering issues relevant to many aspects of developing, managing and producing all forms of communications, and the business side that makes it all happen.

Site: St. Petersburg, Florida
Member Registration: $430 by May 29; $480 after
Nonmember Registration: $530 by May 29; $580 after
https://www.catholicpress.org/page/2019CMC

 

June 23-28, 2019

New Listing
Mission Inter Gentes: An Egalitarian Missiology for the 21st Century
Maryknoll Mission Institute

Ever since Pope Paul VI challenged us to be open to being evangelized by those we seek to evangelize, mission has become a highly collaborative endeavor. Gospel empowerment rather than conversion is the primary goal. We will explore the ensuing theological and practical implications.

Site: Maryknoll, New York
Registration: $60 deposit; $200 tuition; $60 room/board per night
https://www.maryknollsisters.org/mission-institute/missioninstitute/

 

June 27-30, 2019

New Listing
General Meeting of the ITMS
International Thomas Merton Society

O, Peace, Bless this Mad Place. On the schedule for the General Meeting will be a variety of workshops, time for guided prayer, and special presentations. There are numerous concurrent Sessions to choose from. Please see the website for details on those. Plenary speakers include Rose Marie Berger, Robert Ellsberg, Ron Hansen, and Richard Rodriguez.

Site: Santa Clara, California
Registration: Member $350 / Nonmember $400
http://www.merton.org/2019/default.aspx

 

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A Stranger and You Welcomed Me
A Call to Mercy and Solidarity with Migrants and Refugees
Pope Francis

The plight of migrants and refugees has been a constant and urgent priority for Pope Francis. On his first trip outside of Rome to the Island of Lampedusa, a waystation for refugees in the Mediterranean, he spoke of the many who have drowned: “We are a society which has forgotten how to weep, how to expe­rience compassion . . . the globalization of indif­ference has taken from us the ability to weep!” In this collection of his writings and sermons, Pope Francis frequently reminds us that Jesus and his parents were refugees in Egypt. He calls on everyone to understand the root causes of the mass movement of people, and to act with compassion and solidarity in response to their sufferings, remembering Jesus’s words: “What you have done to the least of my brothers, you have done to me.”

ISBN: 978-1-62698-303-8, 144 pages, $18 softcover
Orbis Books

 

Asian Christianities
History, Theology, Practice
Peter C. Phan

Considering history, theology, and prac­tice, Peter Phan offers a sweeping review of what he terms, deliberately, Asian Christianities—a reflection of the multiplicity and diversity among cultures and traditions in Asia. Focusing chiefly on East and South Asia, Phan gives special attention to the project of inculturation of Christianity into local cultures and the vexed question of Christian identity: Are Asian Christians primarily Asian and secondarily Christian or vice versa? In the case of Catholicism, he looks at the reception of Vatican II and the challenge of a new “way of being church” in Asia. In addition, he covers a range of topical issues from migration, to interreligious dialogue, popular devotion, and ecological responsibility.

ISBN: 978-1-62698-093-8, 336 pages, $50 softcover
Orbis Books

 

Bad Shepherds
The Dark Years in Which the Faithful Thrived While Bishops Did the Devil's Work
Rod Bennet

In these eye-opening pages, Church historian Rod Bennett introduces a number of those bad shepherds, including Bishop Eusebius of Nicomedia, who regularly sold out the Church to the Roman emperor; Pope Stephen VII, who so hated his late predecessor that he had him dug up, put on trial, and flung into the Tiber; Benedict IX, who bought and sold the papacy (twice!); and Pope John XII, whose debauchery rivaled that of the corrupt emperor Caligula. Those were very bad shepherds indeed, but while they did the Devil’s work, good Catholics not only survived — they thrived. They outlasted their bad shepherds, preserved in their ranks the Faith of our fathers, and served in each instance as the foundation for a cleansing of the House of God and a vigorous renewal of the Faith. These enlightening pages demonstrate that it can happen again!

ISBN: 978-1-622827-145, 160 pages, $17.95 softcover
Sophia Institute

 

The Beer Option
Brewing a Catholic Culture Yesterday & Today
R. Jared Staudt

The Beer Option proposes a renewal of Catholic culture by attending to the small things of life and ordering them toward the glory of God and the good of the community. Beer has played a surprising role in the history of Catholic culture, spurred on by the prayer and work of brewing monks. As we confront the many challenges of our time, beer can play a role in refermenting a local and home economy, drawing people together in festivity and friendship in the warm beauty of lost traditions. Consumed in moderation, beer can contribute to healthy, holy, and happy living. This book offers a tour through Catholic history and Benedictine spirituality, illustrating how beer fits within a robustly Catholic culture. Imitating the monks in the art of brewing, Christians may come to serve others through hospitality and evangelization, contributing in this perhaps unexpected way to the larger task of restoring relationships and reshaping society.

ISBN: 978-1-62138-414-4, 276 pages, $17.95 softcover, $26 hardcover
Angelico Press

 

Billy Graham
An Ordinary Man and His Extraordinary God
Lon Allison

Lon Allison, an evangelist himself, and popular evangelical pastor in Wheaton, Illinois, has learned much from Billy. Allison retells the highlights of what has been, by any objective account, a fascinating life, and tells it is a way that resonates with the Graham legacy of serving God and seeking to spread the Good News. Every stage of Graham’s life is included, even the rough spots, with appreciation and a desire to answer the question: What can we learn from the life and ministry of Billy Graham? What is his legacy? What was his message and how might it still be relevant for today? Foreword by Dr. Leighton Ford and Jean Graham Ford.

ISBN: 9781640600874, 160 pages, $21.99 softcover
Paraclete Press

 

Bruised & Wounded
Struggling to Understand Suicide
Ronald Rolheiser

When someone is stricken with cancer, one of three things can happen: Doctors treat the disease and cure it; professionals can’t cure the disease but can control it so that the person suffering can live with the disease for the rest of his or her life; or the cancer can be of a kind that cannot be treated and all the medicine and treatments in the world are powerless – the person dies. Emotional depression leading to suicide can work the same way. Sometimes a person can be treated so that, in effect, they are cured; sometimes they can’t ever really be cured, but can be treated in a way that they can live with the disease for their whole life; and sometimes, just as with certain kinds of cancer, the disease is untreatable, unstoppable, and no intervention by anyone or anything can halt its advance – it eventually kills the person and there is nothing anyone can do. Thus, Ronald Rolheiser begins this small, powerful book. With chapters also on “Removing the Taboo,” “Despair as Weakness Rather than Sin,” “Reclaiming the Memory of Our Loved One,” and “The Pain of the Ones Left Behind,” Fr. Rolheiser offers hope and a new way of understanding death by suicide.

ISBN: 9781640600843, 96 pages, $$11.99 softcover
Paraclete Press

 

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The Cries of Jesus from the Cross
A Fulton Sheen Anthology
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

As death approaches, the human heart speaks its greatest words of love to those it holds most dear. So it was with Jesus who in His final hours gave us seven last “words,” rich with spiritual meaning for every human soul. For the first time ever, Archbishop Fulton Sheen's complete writings and reflections on Christ’s last words have been compiled into this one book. Sheen shows how the seven words are, in fact, a full catechism on the spiritual life. From them, you’ll learn the secrets to living the Beatitudes, ways to avoid the deadly vices of anger, envy, lust, and pride, and how to cultivate the heavenly virtues of fortitude, prudence, justice, and charity. Few books are such an inspiring call to sanctity, and few books are such a spiritual powerhouse.

ISBN: 978-1-622826-209, 400 pages, $18.95 softcover
Sophia Institute

 

The Elements of Rhetoric
How to Write and Speak Clearly & Persuasively
Ryan N.S. Topping

The Elements of Rhetoric offers a concise, comprehensive course in the rules for making your point stick. With copious examples from such masters of language as Cicero, Augustine, Shakespeare, Erasmus, Lincoln, Dickens, Newman, Chesterton, and Lewis, you will discover the 26 rules of persuasion and learn to apply them. Among the Elements you’ll find: The three modes of persuasion, how to structure an academic essay, how to spot and avoid logical fallacies, how to compose with literary figures, practical tips for improving speed in composition, and a Study Guide with exercises. This is the essential guide to persuasive writing and speaking, in the tradition of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style.

ISBN: 978-1-32138-196-6, 116 pages, $9.95 softcover
Angelico Press

 

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Eye of the Beholder
Poems
Luci Shaw

Luci Shaw is now 90 years old. The author of more than 35 collections of poetry and creative non-fiction over the last five decades, she describes her dedication to this art as a burden to “speak into a culture that finds it hard to listen.” This collection of new poems — all composed over the last two years — is in many ways the culmination of a stunning career. Eye of the Beholder is meant to awaken in readers awareness of the extraordinary in the ordinary. They will find in this collection a focus for meditation and be excited into their own imaginative writing.

ISBN: 9781640600850, 96 pages, $18 softcover
Paraclete Press

 

The Holy Veil of Naoppello
The Human Face of God
Paul Badde

The horrific 1915 earthquake that levelled tiny Manoppello, Italy, brought forth from the local church’s rubble one of Christendom’s long-lost, but most precious relics: the small cloth that lay on Jesus’s face in the tomb. This small veil — now known as the Holy Face of Manoppello — absorbed the very first new breath of the Risen Christ . . . and at that same instant had imprinted on itself, miraculously, a vivid image of the now-resurrected Jesus. Now, thanks to author Paul Badde you can learn of the loss and recovery of this precious relic. Better yet, by means of the dozens of color pictures in this book, you, too, can encounter this miraculous cloth, and finally gaze reverently on the face of the living Christ Himself!

ISBN: 978-1-622826-483, 112 pages, $12.95 softcover
Sophia Institute

 

How to Think Like Aquinas
The Sure Way to Perfect Your Mental Powers
Kevin Vost

Kevin Vost — the best-selling author of The One-Minute Aquinas — armed with a recently rediscovered letter St. Thomas himself wrote – a brief letter to young novice monk giving practical, sage advice about how to study, how to think, and even how to live. In this letter written almost 800 years ago, St. Thomas reveals his unique powers of intellect and will, and explains how anyone can fathom and explain even the loftiest truths. Vost and St. Thomas will teach you how to dissect logical fallacies, heresies, and half-truths that continue to pollute our world with muddy thinking. Best of all, you’ll find a fully-illustrated set of exercises to improve your intellectual powers of memory, understanding, logical reasoning, shrewdness, foresight, circumspection, and practical wisdom.

ISBN: 978-1-622825-066, 256 pages, $18.95 softcover
Sophia Institute

 

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The Last Blues Preacher
Reverend Clay Evans, Black Lives, and the Faith that Woke the Nation
Zach Mills

Born in 1925 into a life of sharecropping in Brownsville, Tennessee, Clay Evans was desperate to escape life working for the descendants of plantation owners. At night, he listened to jazz musicians like Cab Calloway and Guy Lombardo on the radio and imagined one day singing on a secular stage. But a greater calling drew Evans into ministry, and he soon stood upon a unique stage as one of America’s most famous gospel singers, civil rights heroes, and the godfather of Chicago’s black preachers. From this stage, Clay sought to rescue his family from poverty and inspire a city and a nation to see, hear, and witness the dignity and value of black lives. Zach Mills’s lively and powerful biography, The Last Blues Preacher, brings the life and work of Reverend Evans into our time and examines how current national conversations on race, religion, politics, and popular culture can and should inform contemporary activism.

ISBN: 9781506428178, 277 pages, $26.99 softcover
Fortress Press

 

The Living Gospel
Daily Devotions for Lent 2019
Charles Paolino

Popular columnist and preacher Deacon Charles Paolino, managing editor at RENEW International, will inspire you along the way with stories from his personal life and parish ministry. Each day’s two-page devotion begins with a simple call to prayer followed by a psalm verse and a brief scripture passage. Paolino’s daily reflections help you connect your everyday life with the call to repentance and conversion we hear during Lent. His insights and guidance are reinforced with a focused spiritual exercise for the day and summed up with a brief prayer asking God’s blessing, mercy, and courage. The compact size and affordable pricing make this ideal for individuals as well as bulk purchases in parishes, schools, diocesan offices, and other Catholic settings.

ISBN: 978-1-59471-849-6, 96 pages, $2.25 softcover
Ave Maria Press

 

Poverty
Responding Like Jesus
Edited by Kenneth R. Himes, OFM and Conor M. Kelly

The poor will always be with you, Jesus said – but that doesn’t mean Christians have ever figured out how to be with the poor. Pope Francis has emphasized a vision of a “Church that is poor and for the poor.” But growing economic inequality continues to spread across the globe. This book takes a fresh look at the role of churches, and individual Christians, in relating to poverty and the poor among them. A strong focus is placed on the biblical and theological roots of the Church’s commitment to care for the poor. Contributors include Pope Francis, Pheme Perkins, Sandra M. Schneider, and Thomas Massaro SJ.

ISBN: 9781612616827, 176 pages, $16.99 softcover
Paraclete Press

 

Receiving the Day
Christian Practices for Opening the Gift of Time
Dorothy C. Bass

In Receiving the Day, Dorothy C. Bass shows how Christian practices for rest and worship continually welcome us into a way of life attuned to the love of God, neighbor, earth, and self. Bass offers an account of the weekly practice of keeping Sabbath, along with other practices by which Christians have sought to live faithfully in time. Through them, we can learn to dwell more graciously, attentively, and faithfully within the hours and days we have and to share the gift of time with others.

ISBN: 9781506454740, 144 pages, $18.99 softcover
Fortress Press

 

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Tradition & Sanity
Conversations & Dialogues of a Postconciliar Exile
Peter Kwasniewski

Tired of the withered fruits of a devastated vineyard, an increasing number of “postconciliar exiles” are making their way, in a pilgrimage of irrepressible curiosity and improbable delight, to the haven of Catholic Tradition—laboring to recover it piece by piece, word by word, rite by rite, chant by chant, devotion by devotion. Tradition and Sanity brings together a round-table discussion, interviews, and imaginary dialogues exploring the depths and shallows of Catholic liturgy, the lyricism of sacred music (or the lack thereof), the state of the Church as it suffers attack from without and dementia from within, and the revival of traditional beliefs and practices in younger generations turned off by the anti-dogmatic dogmatism of their elders.

ISBN: 978-1-62138-417-5, 232 pages, $$17.95 softcover, $26 hardcover
Angelico Press

 

We Need Each Other
Responding to God's Call to Live Together
Jean Vanier

“I am a broken man like all human beings, but I also know that Jesus loves me and that he is calling me to grow. This is the experience of being loved in my brokenness and therein lies the incredible gentleness of our God. We all have to discover the point of our brokenness because that is precisely the place where we are the beloved. Sometimes we hide behind the idea that we are better than others. We have to discover that none of us is better, that we are all children of God…God has a desire to bring people together in love. There are two fundamental things that Jesus came to reveal to us. First, God is a lover. God loves. Second, this incredible, gentle, and tender God is in love with each one of us. Each person is precious to God and together we are to build a community where we love each other.” —from the book.

ISBN: 9781640600966, 144 pages, $19.99 softcover
Paraclete Press

 

What is Orthodoxy
A Genealogy of Christian Understanding
Antoine Arjakovsky

In this remarkably original work, Antoine Arjakovsky brings us to a discovery of Orthodoxy within the dynamics of history—including the profound crisis that the Christian churches, with their too often congealed identities, are passing through today. Faced with internal tensions and the millennium-old fragmentation of Christendom, the path to a common Christian identity has been rendered all but impossible. Undaunted, Arjakovsky points to the emergence of a new concept of Orthodoxy as “right knowing,” a knowing that unifies what is believed with what is lived, wherever this might be. He is an acute reader of the tensions between the piously political and the truly spiritual in the troubled history of Christendom—East as well as West. The book’s contributions to studies in the history of Christianity, ecumenism, and sophiology offer Christian readers renewed hope in an ecumenical project uninhibited by tired tropes of division and over-rehearsed acrimony. It is a most timely work.

ISBN: 978-1-62138-420-5, 414 pages, $21.95 softcover, $30 hardcover
Angelico Press

 

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