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On Fraternity and Social Friendship
The Encyclical Letter Fratelli Tutti

Pope Francis

Sets out the pope's vision for a post-pandemic world—a preoccupation of his homilies and addresses in the Covid-19 period. In Pope Francis's thinking, care for each other—particularly the poorest and most marginalized in society—cannot be divided from care for creation.

"This document is written in an invitational rhetorical style. But be prepared for an unremitting invitation to nothing less than a conversion of life in light of the pope's astute assessment of the brokenness and polarization of the world today. This includes the scandal of rampant and almost individual and institutional individualism and the need for religious bodies to come together in 'fraternity and social friendship' in order to witness to counter cultural values before the world. The Catholic characteristic and challenge—the common good—is cited and explored here in numerous ways.
I caution that the document is not about making adjustments here and there to our personal and communal lives. Rather it is nothing less than about a way to reread and to live the gospel for our times. What the pope writes is needed for us to survive not only COVID… but for the contemporary world to survive.

This profound encyclical can change minds and hearts and be one avenue to do nothing less than 'renew the face of the earth.'"

— from Msgr. Kevin Irwin's preface

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Gazing on His Face
A Christ-Centered Spirituality

Robin Ryan, CP

Approaches the mystery of Christ's person and saving work by reflecting on a number of titles for Christ that have been ascribed to him in the Christian tradition. These include: Friend, Healing Presence of God, Caller of Disciples, Bread of Life, Good Shepherd, Priest, Brother, Prince of Peace, and Good Samaritan. Each title can serve as a window through which we can contemplate the mystery of the one whom Christians confess to be Lord and Savior.

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A Christian Response to COVID-19

Edited by Walter Kasper and George Augustin, Foreword by Pope Francis

The COVID-19 crisis suddenly changed everything in the world, including the celebration of the Eucharist. This small volume addresses existential questions concerning Christians amid the pervasive threat of COVID-19. Each author shares his personal experience during the crisis while reflecting from a Christian perspective within his personal responsibility—each with a different focus. All four see meaning in the crisis as Pope Francis expresses in the foreword: it has yet again made us aware of our transience, frailty, and mortality. The crisis he says invites us to derive new hope, courage, energy, and happiness from the sources of life and faith, and to stand by those suffering hardship and difficulty. The writings in A Christian Response to Covid-19 speak to the decisions Christians are making in these days to reconcile our lives more fully with God, as we seek solidarity in our common vulnerability as human beings and place our lives into the service of other people.

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Someone Beautiful to God
Finding the Light of Faith in a Wounded World

Stan Chu Ilo

Taking personal reflection as his starting point, Stan Chu Ilo, writes as an African Catholic priest who has lived and ministered to God's people in Africa, Europe, and North America. "Everywhere I go," he says, "I see the beauty and purpose that give people so much joy and hope when they embrace transformational faith." In addition to having grown up in a typical African village, his theological and biblical studies and pastoral experience and social ministries on three continents have contributed to a treasure-trove of stories about people with robust and expectant faith doing extraordinary things for God.

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In this, his second social encyclical, which is relevant and to the point, Pope Francis sets out his vision for a post-COVID world. The pandemic offers us a unique opportunity for conversion. If anything, we have seen how interdependent we are on every level—political, social, and economic. We have no choice but to live, truly live as brothers and sisters, with humanity as well as with our ravaged planet Earth.

Paperback   –   160 Pages   –   978-0-8091-5565-4   –   $9.95

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Gazing on His Face

A Christ-Centered Spirituality

Robin Ryan, CP

Approaches the mystery of Christ's person and saving work by reflecting on a number of titles for Christ that have been ascribed to him in the Christian tradition. These include: Friend, Healing Presence of God, Caller of Disciples, Bread of Life, Good Shepherd, Priest, Brother, Prince of Peace, and Good Samaritan. Each title can serve as a window through which we can contemplate the mystery of the one whom Christians confess to be Lord and Savior.

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A Christian Response to COVID-19

Edited by Walter Kasper and George Augustin, Foreword by Pope Francis

Personal reflections that make us aware of our transience, frailty, and mortality.

The COVID-19 crisis suddenly changed everything in the world, including the celebration of the Eucharist. This small volume addresses existential questions concerning Christians amid the pervasive threat of COVID-19. Each author shares his personal experience during the crisis while reflecting from a Christian perspective within his personal responsibility—each with a different focus. All four see meaning in the crisis as Pope Francis expresses in the foreword: it has yet again made us aware of our transience, frailty, and mortality. The crisis he says invites us to derive new hope, courage, energy, and happiness from the sources of life and faith, and to stand by those suffering hardship and difficulty. The writings in A Christian Response to Covid-19 speak to the decisions Christians are making in these days to reconcile our lives more fully with God, as we seek solidarity in our common vulnerability as human beings and place our lives into the service of other people.

Paperback   –   ISBN: 978-08091-5559-0   –   $10.95

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Someone Beautiful to God

Finding the Light of Faith in a Wounded World

Stan Chu Ilo

Taking personal reflection as his starting point, Stan Chu Ilo, writes as an African Catholic priest who has lived and ministered to God's people in Africa, Europe, and North America. "Everywhere I go," he says, "I see the beauty and purpose that give people so much joy and hope when they embrace transformational faith." In addition to having grown up in a typical African village, his theological and biblical studies and pastoral experience and social ministries on three continents have contributed to a treasure-trove of stories about people with robust and expectant faith doing extraordinary things for God.

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