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A Confessor S Handbook

Author: Kurt Stasiak
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809139149
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Shares the unique perspective that our fears are not our enemies but an opportunity to help people--including ourselves--to understand them, cherish them, and find God within them.

Mercy Without Borders

Author: Kurt Stasiak
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809146758
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Now revised, this is a guide filled with practical, straightforward advice, examples, and suggestions on how a confessor might celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation more effectively with his parishioners.

Hear O Heavens And Listen O Earth

Author: Joan E. Cook
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814682545
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2007 Catholic Press Association Award Winner! In Hear, O Heavens and Listen, O Earth, Joan E. Cook guides students of theology, Scripture, and ministry in reading the prophetic books according to the current methodologies for biblical study. She encourages readers to apply the messages of the prophets to contemporary religious and social concerns. Cook focuses on how to read the Old Testament books of the prophets and addresses the pastoral implications. The study proceeds chronologically and biblical quotations and references are based on the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Cook encourages students to engage the biblical text and suggests points for reflection and questions for thought and action based on each of the prophetic books. Chapters are Introductory Topics, The Early Prophets, The Eighth Century Prophets in the Northern Kingdom, The Seventh Century Prophets Zephaniah, Nahum, and Habakkuk, Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Baruch, Ezekiel and Obadiah, Exile: Isaiah of Babylon, The Second Temple Period: Third Isaiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Joel and Jonah, and Conclusion. Joan E. Cook, SC, teaches Scripture at Georgetown University. She is the author of Hannah's Desire, God's Design: Early Interpretation of the Story of Hannah as well as numerous articles on biblical women and biblical prayer.

101 Questions Answers On The Sacraments Of Healing

Author: Paul Jerome Keller
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 1616439211
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This book is aimed at the general reader who desires insight into the Catholic teaching on the sacraments of penance and anointing; it addresses the theology of these two sacraments as well as particular concerns that both lay person and priest may have about them.

Guidebook For Confessors

Author: Michael E. Giesler
Publisher: Scepter Publishers
ISBN: 9781594171345
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This guidebook was written to help Catholic priests appreciate better the beauty and power of Confession and to administer it more effectively to the faithful. Beginning with the Gospel call to holiness for all souls, it points out ways for confessors to serve the faithful by helping them to acknowledge their sins and to confess them sincerely. Among other features, the book includes: Leading insights of classical moral theology on the nature of the human person, including knowledge, free will, and responsibility.Practical ideas on how to catechize and motivate people to use the sacrament of God's mercy more frequently.Effective experience in giving advice to many different kinds of people: old and young, married and single, penitents with special needs such as recidivists, those with addictions or mental disorders, and the scrupulous or lax.Suggestions on helping penitents to make complete and sincere confessions, especially in the area of personal and marital chastity.Specific approaches to guide and support persons to live faith, hope, charity, and justice, based on real contemporary situations.Three informative appendices which include leading quotes from the Magisterium on the Sacrament of Penance, a description of censured sins from the Code of Canon Law, and excerpts from the Holy See's Vademecum for Confessors. The book draws ideas from the long and proven tradition of holy and effective confessors in the Catholic Church, along with spiritual insights of saints such as John of the Cross, Philip Neri, John Vianney, and Josemaría Escrivá. In addition, insightful quotations from the recent writings of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI are offered.

When Anxious And Weary

Author: Francis Wagner
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504000234
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This new book reminds readers that, in various ways, Jesus offers us holy rest, so that we may place our priorities in order, and then address them peacefully and attentively. Subtly threaded throughout each chapter is Jesus’ gentle call to every soul: “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

Past Event And Present Salvation

Author: Paul S. Fiddes
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664250362
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How can an event that has taken place in the past have an effect upon the human experience of salvation in the present? In examining one of the essential questions of the Christian faith, Paul S. Fiddes explores the limits as well as the gains to be made in speaking about crucifixion as a historical event, and considers the relationship of the crucifixion to the continuing process of God's saving activity. He considers the relevance of a past act of atonement to such areas of practical experience as forgiveness, liberation, and suffering.

Behold Your Mother

Author: Stephen J. Rossetti
ISBN: 9781594710285
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In this collection of inspiring reflections, ten esteemed priests share the role that the Blessed Mother has played in their personal spiritual lives, seeking to renew Marian devotions for both younger clergy and those with years of priestly life. Each priest offers theological reflections and pastoral insights deeply rooted in his own devotion to Mary.