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Enduring Ministry

Toward a Lifetime of Christian Leadership

Samuel D. Rahberg

For many Christian leaders, the experience of ministry includes enough conflict and disappointment to soon wear off the patina of one's initial enthusiasm. And yet relief and renewal seems too often out of reach. What happens in this season of ministry is more than a matter of whether or not a Christian leader can persist. It is, in fact, possible for a person to engage the call to maturity at the juncture of discipleship and leadership. Enduring Ministry is designed for those who seek this more durable way forward, one that is infused with grace and inspired by good mission. In Enduring Ministry, Samuel Rahberg draws on insights from the monastic tradition, the ministry of spiritual direction, and the practice of Christian leadership to support and empower women and men for continued ministries in the church, helping them turn from merely enduring to lasting, effective, and vibrant Christian leadership.Samuel D. Rahberg is a spiritual director with experience in parish education and administration. He is an oblate of St. Benedict and serves as the director of the Benedictine Center of St. Paul's Monastery in St. Paul, Minnesota. Learn more at www.samuelrahberg.com.

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Enduring Ministry

Toward a Lifetime of Christian Leadership

Samuel D. Rahberg

For many Christian leaders, the experience of ministry includes enough conflict and disappointment to soon wear off the patina of one's initial enthusiasm. And yet relief and renewal seems too often out of reach. What happens in this season of ministry is more than a matter of whether or not a Christian leader can persist. It is, in fact, possible for a person to engage the call to maturity at the juncture of discipleship and leadership. Enduring Ministry is designed for those who seek this more durable way forward, one that is infused with grace and inspired by good mission. In Enduring Ministry, Samuel Rahberg draws on insights from the monastic tradition, the ministry of spiritual direction, and the practice of Christian leadership to support and empower women and men for continued ministries in the church, helping them turn from merely enduring to lasting, effective, and vibrant Christian leadership.Samuel D. Rahberg is a spiritual director with experience in parish education and administration. He is an oblate of St. Benedict and serves as the director of the Benedictine Center of St. Paul's Monastery in St. Paul, Minnesota. Learn more at www.samuelrahberg.com.

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The Deacon's Ministry of the Liturgy

Frederick Bauerschmidt

The Deacon's Ministry of the Liturgy offers a concise and accessible introduction to the liturgical aspects of the ministry of the diaconate. The book covers not only the practical side of liturgical ministry—what the deacon does in various liturgical celebrations—but also roots of that ministry in Scripture and tradition, as well as reflecting on the role of the liturgy in the spiritual life of the deacon.Frederick Bauerschmidt is professor of theology at Loyola University Maryland and a permanent deacon of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, assigned to Corpus Christi parish. He is the author of several books, including Thomas Aquinas: Faith, Reason, and Following Christ and Why The Mystics Matter Now.

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Women Deacons?

Essays with Answers

Edited by Phyllis Zagano

The question of restoring women to the ordained diaconate surfaced during the Second Vatican Council and continued to resound in academic and pastoral circles well after the diaconate was restored as a permanent order in the church in the West. This volume contains twelve essays-five translated from Italian, three translated from French, and four in their original English-that answer the questions about the history and possible future of women deacons.Essays by:Yves Congar, OP Philippe DelhayePeter HünermannValerie A. KarrasCorrado Marucci, SJPietro Sorci, OFMJennifer H. StiefelCipriano Vagaggini, OSB CamPhyllis ZaganoUgo Zanetti, OSBPhyllis Zagano is senior research associate-in-residence and adjunct professor of religion at Hofstra University and founding co-chair of the Roman Catholic Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion. The author or editor of eighteen books in religious studies, including Catholic Press Association and College Theology Society book award winners, Zagano is also the series editor of the Spirituality in History Series published by Liturgical Press.

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The Deacon's Ministry of the Liturgy

Frederick Bauerschmidt

The Deacon's Ministry of the Liturgy offers a concise and accessible introduction to the liturgical aspects of the ministry of the diaconate. The book covers not only the practical side of liturgical ministry—what the deacon does in various liturgical celebrations—but also roots of that ministry in Scripture and tradition, as well as reflecting on the role of the liturgy in the spiritual life of the deacon.Frederick Bauerschmidt is professor of theology at Loyola University Maryland and a permanent deacon of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, assigned to Corpus Christi parish. He is the author of several books, including Thomas Aquinas: Faith, Reason, and Following Christ and Why The Mystics Matter Now.

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Women Deacons?

Essays with Answers

Edited by Phyllis Zagano

The question of restoring women to the ordained diaconate surfaced during the Second Vatican Council and continued to resound in academic and pastoral circles well after the diaconate was restored as a permanent order in the church in the West. This volume contains twelve essays-five translated from Italian, three translated from French, and four in their original English-that answer the questions about the history and possible future of women deacons.Essays by:Yves Congar, OP Philippe DelhayePeter HünermannValerie A. KarrasCorrado Marucci, SJPietro Sorci, OFMJennifer H. StiefelCipriano Vagaggini, OSB CamPhyllis ZaganoUgo Zanetti, OSBPhyllis Zagano is senior research associate-in-residence and adjunct professor of religion at Hofstra University and founding co-chair of the Roman Catholic Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion. The author or editor of eighteen books in religious studies, including Catholic Press Association and College Theology Society book award winners, Zagano is also the series editor of the Spirituality in History Series published by Liturgical Press.

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The Deacon's Ministry of Charity and Justice

William T. Ditewig

The deacon's exercise of charity and justice extends the loving hand of God's constant love and mercy to all who are in need. The Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education has called this work "the ministry most characteristic of the deacon." In The Deacon's Ministry of Charity and Justice, Deacon William Ditewig focuses on this ministry as a constitutive element of the nature of the church itself—always flowing from the ministries of word and sacrament and leading back to them, never apart from them. Along with a rich exploration of the scriptural, historical, and theological foundation of the deacon's practice of charity and justice, Deacon Ditewig—one of today's foremost experts on the permanent diaconate—develops specific and concrete principles for exercising these ministries faithfully, authentically, and effectively.William T. Ditewig is executive professor of theology at Santa Clara University, and he serves as director of faith formation, diaconate, and pastoral planning for the Diocese of Monterey. He is a deacon ordained for the Archdiocese of Washington as well as a retired Navy Commander. He is the author of many books on the diaconate, including The Deacon at Mass: A Theological and Pastoral Guide, Second Edition (Paulist, 2013), The Emerging Diaconate: Servant Leaders in a Servant Church (Paulist, 2007), and 101 Questions and Answers On Deacons (Paulist, 2004).

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The Deacon's Ministry of the Word

Jay Cormier

The Deacon's Ministry of the Word offers both scriptural and theological resources, as well as strategies and approaches, for effectively communicating the word of God. The book focuses primarily on the homily—but the ideas and skills can be readily applied by deacons in any presentation in which the word of God is central including RCIA meetings and retreat conferences. Jay Cormier, DMin, is editor of Connections, a monthly newsletter of ideas and resources for homilists and preachers. He is also an adjunct professor of humanities and communications at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, and leads workshops for clergy and laity in preaching skills and liturgy. Cormier has contributed to many religious journals including America, Worship, and U.S. Catholic and is the author of several books, including previous editions of Waiting in Joyful Hope: Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas and Not by Bread Alone: Daily Reflections for Lent, published by Liturgical Press.

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Women Deacons?

Essays with Answers

Edited by Phyllis Zagano

The question of restoring women to the ordained diaconate surfaced during the Second Vatican Council and continued to resound in academic and pastoral circles well after the diaconate was restored as a permanent order in the church in the West. This volume contains twelve essays-five translated from Italian, three translated from French, and four in their original English-that answer the questions about the history and possible future of women deacons.Essays by:Yves Congar, OP Philippe DelhayePeter HünermannValerie A. KarrasCorrado Marucci, SJPietro Sorci, OFMJennifer H. StiefelCipriano Vagaggini, OSB CamPhyllis ZaganoUgo Zanetti, OSBPhyllis Zagano is senior research associate-in-residence and adjunct professor of religion at Hofstra University and founding co-chair of the Roman Catholic Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion. The author or editor of eighteen books in religious studies, including Catholic Press Association and College Theology Society book award winners, Zagano is also the series editor of the Spirituality in History Series published by Liturgical Press.

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The Deacon's Ministry of the Word

Jay Cormier

The Deacon's Ministry of the Word offers both scriptural and theological resources, as well as strategies and approaches, for effectively communicating the word of God. The book focuses primarily on the homily—but the ideas and skills can be readily applied by deacons in any presentation in which the word of God is central including RCIA meetings and retreat conferences. Jay Cormier, DMin, is editor of Connections, a monthly newsletter of ideas and resources for homilists and preachers. He is also an adjunct professor of humanities and communications at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, and leads workshops for clergy and laity in preaching skills and liturgy. Cormier has contributed to many religious journals including America, Worship, and U.S. Catholic and is the author of several books, including previous editions of Waiting in Joyful Hope: Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas and Not by Bread Alone: Daily Reflections for Lent, published by Liturgical Press.

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The Deacon's Ministry of Charity and Justice

William T. Ditewig

The deacon's exercise of charity and justice extends the loving hand of God's constant love and mercy to all who are in need. The Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education has called this work "the ministry most characteristic of the deacon." In The Deacon's Ministry of Charity and Justice, Deacon William Ditewig focuses on this ministry as a constitutive element of the nature of the church itself—always flowing from the ministries of word and sacrament and leading back to them, never apart from them. Along with a rich exploration of the scriptural, historical, and theological foundation of the deacon's practice of charity and justice, Deacon Ditewig—one of today's foremost experts on the permanent diaconate—develops specific and concrete principles for exercising these ministries faithfully, authentically, and effectively.William T. Ditewig is executive professor of theology at Santa Clara University, and he serves as director of faith formation, diaconate, and pastoral planning for the Diocese of Monterey. He is a deacon ordained for the Archdiocese of Washington as well as a retired Navy Commander. He is the author of many books on the diaconate, including The Deacon at Mass: A Theological and Pastoral Guide, Second Edition (Paulist, 2013), The Emerging Diaconate: Servant Leaders in a Servant Church (Paulist, 2007), and 101 Questions and Answers On Deacons (Paulist, 2004).

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A New Friendship

The Spirituality and Ministry of the Deacon

Monsignor Edward Buelt; Foreword by the Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput

"What is a deacon?" "What does a deacon do?" These are two questions pastors, parishioners, and even deacons themselves often ask.In A New Friendship Monsignor Edward Buelt answers these questions through an engaging conversation with the Scriptures, the eucharistic liturgy, and church teaching on the diaconate. Originally given as a retreat for deacon candidates, A New Friendship is now available to a larger audience of bishops, priests, deacons, deacons' wives, and candidates in formation. Buelt's treatment of all the major themes of the diaconate?ministry of word, altar, and charity, as well as communion, sacrifice, service, and suffering?is inspiring and enriching. He highlights the meaning of the diaconate through insightful and moving reflections on the Scriptures and proposes practical lessons for a deacon's ministry at Mass. Buelt offers sound counsel for the spiritual life of deacons in the voice of an attentive pastor of souls and as one who cares about the diaconate. A New Friendship is must reading for anyone interested in the diaconate and in diaconal ministry.Monsignor Edward Buelt was ordained to the priesthood in 1982. A noted liturgist and canon lawyer, he has exercised a variety of ministries in the Archdiocese of Denver and as an official of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. In 1998 he was appointed the founding pastor of Our Lady of Loreto Parish in suburban Denver, where he continues to serve.

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Ordering the Baptismal Priesthood

Theologies of Lay and Ordained Ministry

Edited by Susan K. Wood, SCL

Profound conflicts mark the theology and practice of ministry in the Roman Catholic Church today. The affirmation of lay ministry rooted in baptism has left many priests and potential priests questioning their identity in the Church. Some lay ministers resent what they see as prerogatives and privileges accorded to the ordained. While some members of the Church are attempting to reclaim an identity for the ordained based on hierarchical and juridical powers, others are rejecting the very notion of the distinctive ministry of the ordained. Both lines of thinking betray the vision of Vatican II and the formative traditions of the Church. Ordering the Baptismal Priesthood affirms lay and ordained ministry today and proposes seven convergence points as principles to shape a theology of ordered ministries. Ordered ministry grounded in baptism constitutes a repositioning of the minister in the Church and provides a way forward in articulating a contemporary theology of ministry. Such a theology respects the role of the laity in both the spiritual and temporal orders. It offers a way to account for more stable ministry on the part of the laity who have prepared themselves formationally and professionally for service to the Church. It officially positions their contributions among recognized ministries in the name of the Church. Finally, it heals the divide that too often separates the lay and the ordained by allowing for a diversity of ordered ministries within the official ministry of the Church. Chapters and contributors are "Ministerial Identity: A Question of Common Foundations," by Michael Downey; “The Ecclesiological Foundations of Ministry within an Ordered Communion,” by Richard R. Gaillardetz; “Ministry and Ministries,” by Thomas P. Rausch, SJ; “Canon Law and Emerging Understandings of Ministry,” by Elissa Rinere, CP; “Priesthood Revisited: Mission and Ministries in the Royal Priesthood,” by David N. Power, OMI; “Laity, Ministry, and Secular Character,” by Zeni Fox; “The Secular Character of the Vocation and Mission of the Laity: Towards a Theology of Ecclesial Lay Ministry,” by Aurelie A. Hagstrom; “Presbyteral Identity within Parish Identity,” by Susan K. Wood, SCL; “Envisioning a Theology of Ordained and Lay Ministry: Lay/Ordained Ministry—Current Issues of Ambiguity,” by Kenan B. Osborne, OFM; “Institutes of Consecrated Life: Identity, Integrity, and Ministry,” by R. Kevin Seasoltz, OSB; and “Conclusion: Convergence Points Toward a Theology of Ordered Ministries,” by Susan K. Wood, SCL Susan K. Wood, SCL, PhD, is chair of the department of theology at Marquette University,and a member of the U.S.Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue. She is the author of Sacramental Orders (2000) and and One Baptism: Ecumenical Dimensions of the Doctrine of Baptism (2009) both published by Liturgical Press.

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Navigating Pastoral Transitions

A Priest's Guide

Graziano Marcheschi, editor

Being sent as pastor to a new parish can be one of the most challenging parts of ordained ministry. Whether it is your first pastorate or your third, the move can be stressful. And you-the new pastor-have perhaps the most influence in creating a smooth transition process.Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Priest's Guide gives you a proven, practical process for getting off to a great start. This guide helps you explore the psychological pressures and the moments of spiritual growth in the transition process. It also gives you invaluable suggestions for working with your predecessor and managing staff and parishioner expectations.Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Priest's Guide will help you make a successful transition into your new parish. This guide is designed to be used with Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Parish Leader's Guide and Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Staff Guide.Graziano Marcheschi, MA DMin, speaks nationally on topics of liturgy and the arts, Scripture, and lay ecclesial ministry. He is the executive director for University Ministry at Saint Xavier University on Chicago's south side. Formerly, he served as director of Ministerial Resource Development for the Archdiocese of Chicago, where he also served for eighteen years as the archdiocesan director of Lay Ministry Formation. He has been adjunct faculty at a number of institutions, including the Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago. He has authored books on Scripture and proclamation skills as well audio and video works and a collection of stories and poetry, Wheat & Weeds and the Wolf of Gubbio, and he contributed commentaries on the Pentateuch, Gospels and Acts for the Catholic Bible, Personal Study Edition (Oxford University Press).

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The Long Dark Winter's Night

Reflections of a Priest in a Time of Pain and Privilege

Patrick Bergquist

Before Father Patrick Bergquist moved to Alaska, he imagined himself spending his free evenings wrapped in a warm quilt, reading novel after novel during the long arctic winters. Those idealized expectations were met with the unavoidable reality of winter's harshness, a pervasive darkness that made it neither realistic nor helpful to merely "wait out the winter and hope for spring." And yet, says Bergquist, this is what we as a Catholic Church are tempted to do in the enduring darkness of the sexual abuse crisis. We want to wrap ourselves in the secure blanket of tradition and memory, thinking that this crisis too will pass-or worse still, that it has already passed. Bergquist admits he is "but a simple parish priest, no saint and surely no scholar." But it is precisely his perspective as a parish priest that gives rise to his poetic and prophetic voice. He speaks from his heart, soul, and experience in a way few others have done. He names and validates the pain and fear, the hopes and dreams that so many of us share. The Long Dark Winter's Night is both realistic and helpful. Patrick Bergquist was ordained in 1990. He is a diocesan priest of the Missionary Diocese of Northern Alaska and has been pastor of St. Raphael Catholic parish in Fairbanks since 1998.

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