Subject Area: Roman Catholic Studies: History & Theology

American Catholic Intellectuals and the Dilemma of Dual Identities, 1895-1955
2003 0-7734-7024-7


Apostolic See in the New Eastern Code of Canon Law
1995 0-7734-8976-2
This study reviews how the term Apostolic See was used in the documents of the Second Vatican Council and in post-Conciliar documents including the new Codex Canonum Ecclesiarum Orientalium which opts, with but one exception, for the use of Apostolic See when naming the Roman Apostolic See. The Second Vatican Council's consistent use of "Sedes Apostolica Romana" in Unitatis redintegratio implicitly recognizes other Apostolic Sees besides the Apostolic See of Rome, whereas the new Eastern canonical legislation uses "Sedes Apostolica" without qualification one hundred and forty-nine times. While this unqualified use of the term Apostolic See for Rome persists, the study discloses that there was a growing awareness on the part of Conciliar Fathers and the Popes themselves following the Council to qualify the exclusive formula. To help explain the origin and spread of the exclusive usage of Apostolic See, the thesis adopts an inter-disciplinary approach using insights from the sciences of ecclesiology, linguistics and sociology. Applying the sociological concept of reference groups, the study argues that the Eastern churches initially conformed to the Roman usage as the model to imitate. However, a more recent sampling of the use of Apostolic See by the Maronite, Melkite and Coptic Catholic Churches reveals that these Churches have not invariably adopted the Western practice of naming Rome the Apostolic See.

Authority and Dissent in the English Church the Prosecution of Heresy and Religious Non-Conformity in the Diocese of Winchester, 1380-1547
1997 0-7734-8613-5
This work examines the prosecution of religious heterodoxy in England, specifically in the diocese of Winchester, from the beginning of Wycliffe dissent through the end of the Reformation under Henry VIII. A comparison of legal proceedings against religious dissidents during the Lollard period and then during the Henrician Reformation sheds light on the nature of religious deviance, why it was suppressed, and how such suppressive measures may have affected popular faith during the final 15 years of Henry's reign. The book looks first at the period 1380-1532, when Lollards were hunted in the see of Winchester, then studies the years 1532-47, when conservatives and reformers hammered one another as religious and political adversaries. This discord bred such confusion among ordinary English believers that it encouraged outward conformity to doctrinal vagaries of official orthodoxy, while they came to rely on their own private convictions for real spiritual fulfillment. Thus, the Henrician Reformation was the first expression of religious individualism and religious pluralism in the early modern age.

Baron Friedrich von Hügel and the Debate on Historical Christianity (1902-1905)
1993 0-7734-9817-6
This book studies the thinking of and interaction among three men insofar as they were involved in the history-and-dogma controversy of the Catholic modernist crisis -- Alfred Loisy, Maurice Blondel, and Friedrich von Hügel. Of the three, von Hügel comes closest to maintaining in balance all the elements and dimensions which must be included in any discussion of history and dogma.

Bartolomé De Las Casas (1474-1566) in the Pages of Father Antonio De Remesal
2002 0-7734-7131-6
This study focuses on a single biographical sketch, written less than 60 years after Las Casas' death by a fellow Dominican and based partly in the man's own writings and partly on documentary and other material found in books, papers and archives.

Canonical Status of Catholic Health Care Facilities in the Province of New Brunswick in Light of Recent Provincial Government Legislation
2000 0-7734-7683-0
In March, 1992, the provincial health minister announced an overhaul of the health care system in New Brunswick. This legislation threatened the Church’s integral mission of providing health care in the province. The Hospital Act of 1992 terminated the collaboration, cooperation and partnership between Government and Church. The take-over of the Catholic hospitals, the dissolution of the individual hospital boards, the establishment of seven regional hospital corporations, challenged and even denied the Church’s right to be involved in the health care delivery system. After nearly a year of negotiations, an agreement was reached whereby Catholic hospital facilities would continue to be owned by the religious institutes. While administration and control of these facilities would come under the authority of a regional hospital corporation, provisions were introduced to safeguard Catholic mission, values, philosophy and ethics in these hospitals.

Catholic Bishops of Europe and the Nazi Persecutions of Catholics and Jews
2012 0-7734-2932-8
The book describes the role way some Catholic Bishops attempted to resist the Nazi extermination of the Jews and other populations during the Holocaust. It shows that many Catholic Bishops throughout Europe risked life and limb sheltering Jews and other victims. While other scholars forward different opinions on the matter, Lapomarda’s analysis of Pope Pius XII uses factual evidence to show the Pope acted against the Nazis' treatment of the Jews, and facilitated massive movements against the final solution.

Catholic Church and Economic Growth in Quebec From 1919 to 1929
2007 0-7734-5321-0
This monograph considers the philosophy behind the Quebec Roman Catholic Church and its support of specific enterprises and endeavors that would impact the economy in a number of regions. An examination is made into the reasons why the Church chose the means it did of encouraging economic growth, while consideration is given to the criticisms of its efforts made by past historians.

Catholic Concept of Genuine and Just Peace as a Basic Collective Human Right
1991 0-88946-239-9
The first systematic study on this subject in the world legal, philosophical, and political literature. Based on documentary materials and literature, this study is intended to serve as a practical handbook for university and college professors, students, journalists, and other persons involved professionally in the problem of peace and human rights.

Catholic Feminism and the Social Question in Chile, 1910-1917
2003 0-7734-6623-1


Catholic Gentry of Yorkshire, 1536-1642
2007 0-7734-5325-3
This book is a revisionist study of English Catholicism among the Yorkshire gentry in the century following the English Reformation. Previous works on the topic have tended to overemphasize the heroic sacrifice of prominent males and priests, while downgrading the role of others in the maintenance of Catholicism in the county. This study challenges this view by asserting the importance of other members of society in maintaining a Catholic community, looking at the activities of Catholic women, the younger sons of gentry families and some of the less well-known individuals of the Yorkshire communities.

Catholic Response in Sixteenth-Century France to Reformation Theology - The Works of Pierre Dore
2003 0-7734-6697-5
This is the first comprehensive overview of the work of the most prolific Catholic writer and polemicist in 16th-century France. Pierre Doré was a Dominican and a Doctor of Theology of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Paris, and his career spanned the early period of the Reformation in France. He was unique as a writer of works of devotion and theological polemics in the French language at a time when most of his colleagues wrote only in Latin. The only person whose French works were more frequently edited than Doré’s was John Calvin.

Catholic Supporters of Same Gender Marriage. A Case Study of Human Dignity in a Multicultural Society
2009 0-7734-4854-3
This work presents the emerging theory of transcendent pluralism and its application in a study of Catholic supporters of same-gender marriage. Transcendent pluralism is an emerging knowledge and values-based theory of human dignity for addressing contemporary social issues rooted in human devaluation such as group bias, social injustice, health disparities, human rights violations, violent conflict and genocide. Transcendent pluralism is grounded in a philosophical explication of human dignity and has been influenced by the writings of twentieth-century philosopher and theologian, Bernard Lonergan. The legalization of same-gender marriage in Massachusetts brought the issue of bias against gays and lesbians into public discourse. During this controversial time, many of the theoretical constructs of transcendent pluralism were manifested, particularly among Catholics who support same-gender marriage. In order to investigate and refine the theory, a study was conducted of Catholic same-gender marriage supporters, using a qualitative research method adapted from Lonergan’s transcendental method. This work will appeal to people who are interested in cultural pluralism, group relations, philosophy, Lonergan studies, humanities, social justice, human rights, gay and lesbian studies, Catholicism, ethics, research methods, nursing and health disparities.

Catholicism and Spanish Society Under the Reign of Philip Ii, 1555-1598, and Philip Iii, 1598-1621
1991 0-7734-9723-4
This study examines not the foreign policy of Habsburg Spain, in its naval and military campaigns against militant Islam and Protestant heresy, but the reality of Catholic practice in the Iberian peninsula itself. Certain features of Spanish religion, such as the insistence on orthodoxy combined with a persistent anti-clericalism, are traced to this crucial period in the development of Catholicism in Spain. Non-Inquisitorial as well as Inquisitorial evidence is drawn on and Roman archival sources are used in addition to documents from Spain itself. This work thus seeks to analyze Spanish Catholicism during the period of the Counter-Reformation not in a traditional way, as part of Spanish history in isolation; but as a distinct part of the Catholic Church as a whole, in the era of post-Tridentine reform, taking as reference-points recent work on that larger subject by scholars not only in Spain but in other countries also, such as France and Italy.

Catholicism and the San Francisco Labor Movement, 1896-1921
1993 0-7734-2232-3
This study examines the complicated story of San Francisco labor in the first twenty years of this century, and how Roman Catholic social teaching was applied. It looks specifically at the period of time in which Yorke and Hanna (an Irish immigrant priest and an Archbishop, respectively) were active on labor's behalf.

Catholocism and the Clan Macdonell of Glengarry
2008 0-7734-5233-8
This study examines issues of religion, culture and national identity in early modern Britain with the focus being upon one specific Highland clan, MacDonell of Glengarry. This clan was renowned, or notorious, for its adherence to Catholicism and later Jacobitism, over a hundred year period, 1650-1750. The author proposes that it is Catholicism and the Catholic mission of the years 1650-1750 that provide the essential element in understanding the history of the clan during the early modern period.

Chinese and Chinese American Ancestor Veneration in the Catholic Church, 635 A. D. to the Present
2010 0-7734-3624-3
This work demonstrates that the ultimate creation and performance of the ancestor memorial liturgy by the Catholic Church is the practical realization of the ideal to renew attempts at worldwide inculturation as set forth during Vatican II. This book contains twelve color photograhs.

Communion with the Church and the Code of Canon Law an Analysis of the Foundation and Implications of the Canonical Obligation to Maintain Communion with the Catholic Church
1994 0-7734-9423-5
Through an analysis of the conciliar sources of the obligation of the Christian faithful to maintain communion with the Church, the revision of the previous law, and the process of articulating the obligation, this text uncovers the theological complexity and richness of a communion ecclesiology. From this basis, the text examines specific issues, including the function of the papacy, the common priesthood of the faithful, collegiality, dissent, the sacrament of marriage and the role of faith, and the question of Anglican orders.

Comparison of the Social, Religious, and Gender Role Attitudes of Catholic and Protestant Women in the Republic of Ireland: Twenty-First Century Ireland From a Woman’s Perspective
2010 0-7734-3787-8
This study is unique in that it analyzes the attitudes of a female sample stratified according to religious tradition (Catholic/Protestant). The sample was also stratified by age (21-45/46-70 years) and location (rural/urban). Irish sociological, social psychological and feminist scholarship has produced diverse work concerning many facets of Irish women’s lives, but little research has specifically focused on the attitudes of Irish Protestant and Catholic women as distinct groups.

Concept of the Absurd and Its Theological Reception in Christian Monasticism
2005 0-7734-6199-X
Two poles orient and organize both the content and form of this study, namely the idea of the absurd, and that of Christian monasticism. These poles delineate three different but complementary dimensions of the work: the analysis and description of the very idea of the absurd, an attempt at a general survey of the idea of Christian monasticism, and the correspondence between them rendered by the notion of theological reception. The goal of this study is to compare the theoretical vision of monasticism with some aspects of modern philosophical thought. Here the form of presentation is as important as the material presented ,and their mutual dependence and correlation defines the character of the work. At times, it is an explanatory text, descriptive and speculative in character (Part One), and at other times we enter into documental, reflexive and even meditative areas (Part Two and Three). Many of the same issues, ideas and problems recur in different contexts, as if viewed and exposed from different angles and perspectives. The discourse as a whole is crafted in a kind of spiraling movement, inviting the reader to various resumptions, retrospectives and returns.

Conception of Mary. A Rhyming Translation of Book V of Le Champion Des Dames by Martin Le Franc (1410-1461)
2010 0-7734-1399-5
This translation fills a major need for those unfamiliar with Middle French by granting them access to this nuanced and multifaceted exploration of women’s role in society and of Mary’s role in the Church. The Conception of Mary provides point of contact between medieval and modern scholars interested in gender studies, theological questions, and historical attitudes, while also engaging a general audience seeking further insight into these important questions.

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The Conception of Mary: A Rhyming Translation of Book V of the Fifteenth-Century Le Champion des Dames presents the culmination of Martin Le Franc’s masterwork in defense of women. Here Le Franc explores the controversy surrounding the Virgin Mary’s Immaculate Conception, a theological debate that captured the medieval imagination and continues to engage contemporary students and scholars; he entertains his readers even as he makes complex theological arguments more accessible to a wider audience.

Conciliar Church Policy During the Reign of Fernando IV, King of Castile-Leon, 1295-1312
2002 0-7734-6858-7
This study examines the relationship between the clergy and the monarchy, and the clergy’s attempts to guard their rights. It examines the four provincial councils (May 1310 at Toro, August 1310 at Alcalá de Henares, October 1310 at Salamanca, and July 1311 at Zamora) which played a significant role in the reassertion of the Castilian and Leonese prelates’ libertas ecclesiastica and the suppression of the Order of the Templars in Castile.

Conflict Over the Heresy of “pure Love” in Seventeenth-Century France: The Tumult Over the Mysticism of Madame Guyon
2008 0-7734-5009-2
Examines the feminist theology and apophatic mysticism of the under-recognized Madame Guyon.

Contribution of the Religious Orders to Education in Glasgow During the Period 1847-1918
2006 0-7734-5932-4
This study describes, explains, analyzes and assesses the contribution of five teaching religious orders to the development of Catholic education in Glasgow from 1847, when, with the arrival of the Franciscan Sisters, Catholic religious life returned to Glasgow for the first time since the Reformation until 1918 and the passing of the landmark Education (Scotland) Act. It concentrates on the influence and achievements of the religious orders in their role as teachers and managers of a number of primary, secondary, and night schools in Glasgow as well as the contribution of the Sisters of Notre Dame in their particular role as educators of Catholic teachers in Glasgow. In 1918 Catholics in Scotland reversed the decision they took in 1872 to remain outside the national system of education. From 1918 religious education according to ‘use and wont’ was to be allowed within well-defined limits, but would not be fostered by the civil authority, and provision was made for a revision of the teacher-training system.

The study argues that the work of five religious orders, the Franciscans, the Sisters of Mercy, the Marists, the Jesuits and the Sisters of Notre Dame in Catholic education in Glasgow, made it feasible for Catholic schools to remain outside the state system after the 1872 Education (Scotland) Act and until the passing of the 1989 Education (Scotland) Act. Throughout the 46 years 1872-1918, the root problem for Catholic education was finding money to subsidize Catholic schools. The key to the grants was efficiency. The source of efficiency in schools was the Training College. As a result, the story of Catholic education up to 1918 is largely one of how the increasing financial burden, without any relief from the rates to which they contributed, was borne by every section of the Catholic community in an endeavour to provide their children with an education comparable to that given in the more favoured and progressive rated schools.

Conversion Through Penance in the Italian Church of the Fourth and Fifth Centuries New Approaches to the Experience of Conversion From Sin
1988 0-88946-615-7
Reviews penance within the context of the spirituality of the time. By relating the attitudes toward penance and pardon in those days to the changing social position of the Christian community, this study reveals that a new understanding of penance developed as an integral part of the development of the role of the Church in leading sinners to healing and holiness.

Council and Context in Leonardo Boff's Ecclesiology the Rebirth of the Church Among the Poor
1996 0-7734-8784-0
This study contains a broad analysis of Brazilian theologian Leonardo Boff's ecclesiology and shows its roots, both in the conciliar theology in the aftermath of Vatican II, in the tradition of Franciscan spirituality, and above all in the experiences of the Basic Christian Communities. In Brazil, the Basic Christian Communities have become a popular movement and a new way of being a church. Leonardo Boff interprets this experience as a rebirth of the church among the poor, as a critique of the traditional Church and a model for renewal. The volume analyzes the conflict between Boff and the Vatican over his book Church: Charism and Power, for which the Vatican's Congregation of Faith, under the leadership of Cardinal Ratzinger, punished Boff with a year of "silencio obsequioso".

Critical Evaluation of the Suitability of Karl Rahner's Sacramental Ecclesiology for a World Church
1982 0-7734-9941-5
This work examines the critical issues, both internal and external, confronting the post-Vatican II Church and to evaluate the suitability of Karl Rahner's sacramental ecclesiology for a world Church. Includes an analysis of historical and theological roots of Rahner's ecclesiology; its development and appropriateness as a strategic theology for a world Church. This book aims to treat Rahner's complex writings in a clear, straightforward fashion, and to make the insights of this major theologian understandable for the informed Christian of our times.

Cultural Diffusion and Religious Reformation in Sixteenth-Century Transylvania: How the Jesuits Dealt with the Orthodox and Catholic Ideas
2014 0-7734-0066-4
An extraordinarily valuable study by the doyen of Transylvanian history. Political and religious changes, fueled by the Reformation, assaulted the status-quo in European nations during the 16th Century, yet the tiny Principality of Transylvania, ruled by three separate ‘nation-estates’, ascribing simultaneously to seven separate religious allegiances, managed to embrace their ethnic and religious diversity without engaging in the ferocious religious wars plaguing Europe at that time.


Deutsche Mystik Im Elsaß
1992 0-7734-1338-3
This previously unpublished work by the Expressionist Lothar Schreyer was written during WWII, an example of literature of `inner emigration'. It was written as one of his spiritual exercises as a lay novice of the Abbey of Maria Laach. It includes a long general introduction about Schreyer's life and work by the author of a monograph on this writer and director of his archives in the Deutsches Lietaraturarchiv, Marbach. An introduction to the text follows. There are chapters on the German character of mysticism in the Alsace as an expression of medieval chivalry; on the Carthusian monastery in Straßburg; on the life of prayer of the nuns (above all the Dominicans, with astonishing details of their extreme practices); on the use of language by the Alsatian mystics; and on the meditative exegesis of the mystic way with major references to sermons and exhorations by Meister Eckehart. With an index and 24 illustrations. Lothar Schreyer Edition, Volume 1

Dona Maria Vela Y Cueto, Cistercian Mystic of Spain’s Golden Age
2004 0-7734-6321-6
María Vela y Cueto (1561-1617), a Cistercian nun, represents the later stages of a religious reform led by St Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross, her mystical life recorded in a spiritual diary and an autobiography. In recent years interest has been gathering in religious writings by women, since comparatively little is known about them. One crucial issue under discussion is the connection between mystical ecstasy and hysteria or neuroticism in women. In the past María has been presented as a constitutionally weak female - holy but hysterical. This study aims to re-awaken awareness of an almost unknown figure who was once venerated, and also to look again at her spirituality. Her writings are of interest to hispanists, historians and theologians: (1) as an example of the growing number of mystics in Golden Age Iberia; (2) as an illustration of Spanish social history at this time; (3) for the light they throw on contemporary Church history, including the increasing importance of spiritual advisers; (4) for their description of convent life including - since María was organist and choir mistress - a glimpse of the liturgy in a convent famed for its music in an era producing some of Spain's greatest composers. More important still, her pages include passages of great power which should be made more widely known to an English-speaking public, especially anyone with an interest in spirituality.

Ecclesial dimension of personal and social reform in the writings of Isaac Thomas Hecker
2001 0-7734-7332-7
This study explores the nature of the dependence of Christian ethics on religious faith from the perspective of Isaac Hecker. In Hecker’s writings there is a clear connection between personal and social ethics and the mission of the Church. Hecker’s insights shed further light on the contemporary question of the Church’s relationship to the reform of the individual and society. His works are studied within the narrative context of his life, and the study also includes the wider picture of Hecker’s place in the 19th century.

Educational Philosophy of the American Catholic Hierarchy in the 20th Century: An Analysis of Vatican and American Official Statements
2005 0-7734-6160-4
The task of this book is to describe the contemporary educational philosophy of the Catholic magisterium. This review is based upon official Catholic magisterial documents. Documents have been limited to the last century, focusing particularly on documents since the Second Vatican Council. Special attention is given to statements of the United States Catholic Conference because the expected audience for this book is Catholic educators and researchers working in the United States. Three elements make up the educational philosophy of the Catholic magisterium: education as social, the presence of God in the daily world, integration of every available element in an effort at holistic education. Catholic education hands over a cultural heritage as well as the Faith. It is aimed at building a better society and protecting certain eternal truths from popular false teachings. The Church has not only a right to educate, but also a duty to do so. The theme of “integration,” or “holistic education,” is very important in Catholic education: integration of faith and knowledge, integration of the home and the school, integration of faith and lived experience. All persons have a right to education, including religious and moral education.

El Univeralismo Del Pensamiento Cristiano De Don Luigi Sturzo
1997 0-7734-8685-2
A critical analysis of the work Il ciclo della Creazione by the late Father Don Luigi Sturzo (1871-1959), spiritual father of the Christian Democratic Party. This work analyzes the development of the Creation starting with the beginning and concluding with the second coming of Christ. It is meant to be used by advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the humanities. In Spanish.

Emergence of Roman Catholic Medical Ethics in North America an Historical-Methodological-Bibliographical Study
1979 0-88946-877-X
Focuses on general texts of moral theology to investigate how Roman Catholic medical ethics emerged in North America as a developed and self-conscious discipline. Applies questions that Roman Catholic moralists have been pondering for centuries to the relatively new field of medical ethics.

Eucharist in Theodore De Beze and St. Francis De Sales
1993 0-7734-9693-9
Examines the doctrines of both men in order to observe their likenesses and their differences, to arrive at an integral understanding of their convictions. Issues involve the Eucharist as sacrament, the transubstantiation and finally the Eucharist as sacrifice. In the analysis of the Eucharist as taught by de Bèze and de Sales, we come to a greater knowledge and appreciation of the work of the two 17th-century leaders.

Fifteenth-Century Franciscan French Officetranslation and Commentary of The
1991 0-88946-268-2
A poem in French on the Passion of Christ, with seven miniatures in grisaille, studied in all its aspects: palaeographical, codicological, linguistic, theological, liturgical, and artistic. With original text, translation, commentary, appendices and illustrations.

Genre in Hindusthani Music (bhajans) as Used in the Roman Catholic Church
1999 0-7734-8273-3
This study examines the uses of indigenous music in the various services of the Rites of the Catholic Church in India since the Second Vatican Council. It is based on the documents of the Second Vatican Council, the post Conciliar documents of the Roman Curia and the documents of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, as well as interviews with those involved directly in the implementation of these documents on a national level in India. It examines the uses of the Hindu musical forms of bhajan (an antiphonal form of congregational singing) and kirtan (a form almost identical to the Western concept of hymn) in the liturgies of the Church. It deals both historically and speculatively with what is permitted in the Church's liturgies. Includes musical examples.

Governance Structures of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy: Becoming One
2005 0-7734-6186-8
14 July 1994 marked a significant milestone in the history of the Sisters of Mercy, a congregation founded by Catherine McAuley in 1831. On that day, 27 independent diocesan congregations were juridically united as the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy (Ireland). This study, historical and canonical in nature, examines how the governance structures that operated in this congregation evolved in response to ecclesiastical legislation of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and especially to the Second Vatican Council's mandate for adaptation and renewal. In four organically related chapters the author addresses four questions: (i) What form of governance did the congregation inherit from its historical roots? (ii) What factors prompted the changes that had begun to take place in some Irish dioceses as early as 1860? (iii) What considerations motivated the eventual move towards a centralised form of government in 1994? and (iv) What are the implications of this development for the congregation? The author situates the foundation of the Mercy institute in the relevant historical, social, and ecclesiastical background. Then she integrates elements from several sources: the 1917 Code of Canon Law, the 1983 Code of Canon Law, papal documents, those issued by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (under its various titles), conciliar decrees, together with archival material from Mercy Congregational archives. She systematically describes the various stages in the creation of new structures in response to the prevailing legislation. The human as well as the juridical factors that such restructuring involved are highlighted. Chapters three and four, in particular, offer a significant contribution to the canonical knowledge in the area of the law as it applies to religious. Students of religious life and institutes contemplating the challenge of restructuring will find this study particularly helpful and inspiring.

Henri Dominique Lacordaire’s Re-Establishment of the Dominican Order in Nineteenth-Century France
2004 0-7734-6393-3
This book examines the uniqueness of Lacordaire and his approach to founding or refounding a religious congregation in the 19th century France. Rather than looking to the past or reacting against the society produced by the French Revolution, Lacordaire accepts the basic principles of the Revolution and wants to show the compatibility between these principles and the Catholic faith. The author shows how Lacordaire in his understanding of Dominicanism, did not seek so much to look to the past as to make the Order relevant to the time.

History of a Catholic Girls’ Day and Boarding School, 1865-1970. The Religious and Educational Achievement of the Loretto Sisters
2011 0-7734-3861-0
This study revises the existing body of historical research by examining the critical role of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s (IBVM) in the process of establishing convent schooling in Hamilton, Canada West, in 1865. Without the diligent work of women religious, and in particular that of the Loretto Sisters, the history of higher education of Hamilton girls in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth-centuries would have been markedly different. This work adds to our understanding of nineteenth and twentieth-century education by examining the experiences of those students and teachers who participated in the day-to-day life of Loretto Hamilton.

History of Sociological Research and Teaching at Catholic Notre Dame University, Indiana
2002 0-7734-7163-4


History of the Sudarium of Oviedo: How It Came From Jerusalem to Northern Spain in the Seventh Century A. D.
2004 0-7734-6236-8
The Oviedo Sudarium is a little known object that has been in Spain since the early seventh century. Quite apart from the debate as to whether it could be the sudarium mentioned in the gospel of John, the cloth forms part of the history of Spain and the Pilgrims’ Road to Santiago – Oviedo was a frequent detour on the route to Compostela, precisely so that pilgrims could visit the sudarium (or at least the ark it was kept in) and other articles that had come from Jerusalem at the time of the Persian invasion in AD 614.

This book tells the detailed history of the Sudarium’s movements from Jerusalem to Spain and its history within the peninsula, how it was affected by the invasion of Ad 711 and how it eventually came to form part of the heritage of the city of Oviedo and the principality of Asturias. Many texts are here translated into English for the first time (The Book of Testaments, the corpus pelagianum, the story of the possessed girl) and many texts are edited for the first time (the first critical edition of the story contained in the group of manuscripts Valenciennes 30, Brussels II 2544 and Cambrai B 804, the first comparison of the texts in the Book of Testaments and those in the corpus pelagianum).

Apart from the history of an object that is worthy of study in itself, the book sheds light on the history of the Pilgrims’ Road to Santiago, and the general medieval history of Spain.

Hitler's Bavarian Antagonist
2006 0-7734-5735-6
This book examines an important but previously relatively unknown chapter in the Roman Catholic opposition to the rise of the Nazi Party between 1923 and 1933. In 1929, Dr. Georg Moenius (1890-1953), a Catholic priest from the Archdiocese of Bamberg, became editor of the highly-respected Munich weekly journal, the Allgemeine Rundschau, which had been published in Munich since 1904. The journal had been a relatively conservative Catholic journal noted for its support of the Catholic Centre Party and Bavarian Catholic culture. Under Moenius’ editorship, the Allgemeine Rundschau attained great notoriety in Central Europe for its fearless and bitter critique of the rise of the German right wing extremist groups, especially the ascendant National Socialist Party of Adolf Hitler, whom Moenius denounced as the ‘anti-Christ.’ Indeed, Moenius’ constant warnings of the peril of Nazism and Hitler were so shrill and persistent that he was accused (even by many who were otherwise sympathetic to him) of being afflicted by a ‘Moenomania.’

The Allegemeine Rundschau was banned in 1933, and Moenius fled Germany to escape arrest. The headstrong priest had to emigrate from one country to another as the Nazi Reich expanded between 1938 and 940, until finally he found refuge in the small colony of German emigrants in Los Angeles. Of those associates who remained in Germany after the Nazi seizure of power, many were banned from journalism. Others were placed in concentration camps.

This book is based on an extensive array of archival material from Germany, Austria and Switzerland and relevant primary sources from those countries. Given the important developments in German historiography in the twentieth century, which saw the breakdown of German statist tradition and that Germany is now of the most important members of the European Union, the significance and importance of the prescient critique of the Allgemeine Rundschau cannot be overstated.

How Eastern Orthodoxy Can Contribute to Roman Catholic Renewal a Theological and Pastoral Proposal
1989 0-88946-780-3
Contends that when the Roman Catholic Church withdrew to a separate, narrow, monolithic existence, outside communication with Eastern Orthodoxy, she suffered an debilitating impairment of her essential catholicity. Proposes an agenda for renewal and unification Eastward, to restore the complementarity of the two original parts of the historic Church.

How Roman Catholic Theology Can Transform Male Violence Against Women. Explaining the Role of Religion in Shaping Cultural Assumptions About Gender
2010 0-7734-1448-7
This book articulates a Roman Catholic theological understanding concerning salvation in Jesus Christ that can be transformative of physical and sexual male violence against women across the world. It identifies key elements for a working definition of such complex violence, and highlights the pervasiveness and seriousness of the violence with quantitative data. For the Catholic believer the violence is graver still because a Catholic component can often be identified in the violence. This component is illustrated in the book by qualitative data about Catholic women who suffered incest. Employing the foundational and methodological framework of the praxis of authenticity in consciousness that Bernard Lonergan has identified, and that everyone can verify in their own experience, as well as its specifically Christian conversion component, the book provides grounds for making the situation of violence a theological matter. The book’s argument progresses by following Lonergan’s definition that theology functions to mediate between a religion and a culture and that the function of ‘systematics’ in method in theology is to construct contextualised understandings for the sake of ‘doing the truth in love.’ Theological meanings transformative of the situation of violence are elaborated in the book in terms of how to conceive salvation in Jesus Christ. Such an understanding of salvation is constructed by drawing firstly on meanings for salvation in scripture that are dialectically opposed to destructive meanings that the Catholic women, who suffered incest, referred to above received and believed concerning salvation. Insight into these biblical meanings is deepened by drawing on the theologies of salvation of Karl Rahner, Gustavo Gutierrez, and feminist responses to Gutierrez’s theology. The transformative meaning for salvation is developed further by addressing the issues of the male Jesus as saviour and his violent death of redemption in ways that can serve the struggle to stop male violence against women. The book ends by drawing attention to recent documents on male violence against women by Church leaders that make specific reference to a transformative role for theologians and by calling for third level theology colleges to take account of the pertinent violence as a theological imperative and to collaborate with others in the field of concern as part of the function of theology.

Implementation of Vatican II in Eastern Africa. The Contribution of Bishop Vincent Mccauley, CSC
2009 0-7734-4701-6
Examines Vincent McCauley’s great contribution to the church of Eastern Africa through his implementation of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). McCauley served the church in Eastern Africa for almost 25 years, implementing his ideas on the importance of indigenous clergy and education, which he had learned as a missionary in East Bengal.

Intellectual Struggle of the English Papists in the Seventeenth Century the Catholic Dilemma
1986 0-88946-818-4
A survey of recusant thinking on the relationship to the Anglican confessional state.

Interreligious Dialogue in the Catholic Church Since Vatican II an Historical and Theological Study
1987 0-88946-774-9
Deals with one of the major religious problems of our times, interreligious dialogue, with particular reference to: the activities of the Secretariat for Non-Christians of the Roman Catholic Church; the Sun-Unit for Dialogue with People of Living Faiths and Ideologies of the World Council of Churches; and a third part calling for an adequate theology of religions.

Introduction to the Interpretation of Gregorian Chant
2006 0-7734-5993-6
This translation of Volume One of the two-volume work of Agustoni and Göschl has brought together the most accepted and recent scholarship in the field of Gregorian chant. It is a thorough and systematic presentation of this material for the very purpose of aiding those who wish to bring this music to life in actual performance and in a manner that is more faithful to its very nature as the musical enhancement of a sacred text. Such an aid to performance has only been available since 1987 in the original German and then in 2001, in a French translation of Volume I by Dom Daniel Saulnier. The French translation by Dom Saulnier has been used as the basis of this translation, since it contains material on the Tironian notes that was not available at the time of the original German work. This English translation begins to answer the need of English-speaking directors and singers of Gregorian chant for performance guidelines that are based on solid scholarship.

Introductory Readings in Canon Law
1988 0-88946-210-0
Eleven essays developing the fundamental idea that Christ is the causa formalis and the causa finalis of human consciousness. Created as a text on canon law, available for text use in inexpensive student editions.

Isaac Hecker and the First Vatican Council, Including Hecker's
1985 0-88946-653-X
A study of Hecker's participation in and response to the First Vatican Council.

Japanese Translations of the Jesuit Mission Press, 1590-1614
2002 0-7734-6918-4
Through examples, the methods of translation and editing used by the mission press in its attempt to produce a native Christian literature for Japan is explored. Part One examines two translations of De Imitatio Christi - Contemptus mundi jenbu and the Kontemutsusu munji, a later version. Part Two examines Guia de Pecadores - Giya do pekadoru. The study details their background, structure and style, with a textual analysis and comparison. The author identifies the translations' Buddhist terminology, the only religious language available to the Jesuits in Japan, and explains how Buddhist terms were used to convey Christian ideas.

Jesuits and the Joint Mission to England During 15801581
1999 0-7734-7973-2
This book is an historical study of the Catholic mission to England, a joint mission that included three English Jesuits ( the first Jesuits to be sent to their native land) and twelve other English Catholics. It focuses on these men and other people who became involved with them. To a large degree, the work is an account of a manhunt – the pursuit of the missioners by Government informers and spies and their efforts to evade capture. In addition, the book sheds light on the life of Elizabethan Catholics, describes the underground that assisted priests, and points out connections between the English Catholic community and the Continent. It examines the religious struggle in England to that time and argues that the mission intensified the conflict between Protestants and Catholics in significant ways. Also, the decision of the Jesuits to serve in England changed the nature of the missionary effort because for the first time an entire religious order was committed to the English mission and the Jesuits had the training, organization and skills that made them especially effective.

Jesuits and the Third Reich
2005 0-7734-6265-1
Describes Nazi persecutions of the Jesuit order during the Third Reich and the fates of many Jesuits in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, the Baltic States, Russia, Rumania, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Italy, the Low Countries, and France. Also focuses on Jesuit efforts in defense of human rights, particularly those of Jews, and provides a corrective to such views of the Roman Catholic Church of the Nazi period as that popularized by Rolf Hochhuth in The Deputy.

Johannes Pauli (1450-1520) on the Church and the Clergy
1994 0-7734-9108-2
This work focuses on what Franciscan priest and administrator Johannes Pauli's stories, commentaries, and sermons have to say about the church and clergy. His versatility is illustrated by his use of a variety of short fiction forms such as exempla, parables, short tales, legends, and crime stories, and his originality by the large number of wholly original tales, by his lucid commentaries, and by improvements in tales he borrowed. In all his writings he stressed the spread of clerical abuses such as nepotism, pluralism, absenteeism, avarice, the sale of indulgences, and sexual misdeeds. This work is a vivid historical account of the most powerful institution of the late Middle Ages.

John Paul Ii's Philosophy of the Acting Person: A Personalistic Approach to Life
2008 0-7734-4893-4
This book traces the development of Karol Wojty?a’s philosophical anthropology and ethics from his early writings until their full maturity as expressed through the unique context of the papacy. Rarely can one find such an opportunity and an unprecedented stage in the theater of world history to continue developing and ‘testing out’ one’s ethical construction. Wojty?a’s ethical writings uniquely offer the full scope and scale of ethics in its theoretical and applied possibilities played out in the most comprehensively open context of concrete historical totality. The English speaking world, due to the poverty of English translations of Wojty?a’s writings consider The Acting Person his magnum opus without situating it within his larger ethical concerns. It is for this reason that his still unpublished ethical writings in English, such as The Lectures from Lublin will be included and critically examined here in order to situate The Acting Person as the necessary horizon and theoretical requirement for his overall ethical construction. This book contains one color photograph.

Julian of Norwich: A Comprehensive Bibliography and Handbook
2010 0-7734-3678-2
The work is the most comprehensive, current record of research and scholarship concerned with explicating Julian of Norwich's Showings. This bibliography includes a handbook of information related to mystics contemporary to Julian, as well as information related to the life of the religious of Julian's era.

Korean and American Monastic Practices a Comparative Case Study Songgwang-Sa Son Buddhist Monastery, Korea, and the Abbey of the Genesee, Cistercian Monastery, U. S. A.
1997 0-7734-2251-X
This is a case study of contemporary monasticism in cross-cultural perspective with particular reference to one Korean Son monastery in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, and one Cistercian monastery in the Roman Catholic tradition in North America. Korea has preserved one of the oldest and richest Buddhist traditions in Asia, and Korean Son monasticism has remained most faithful to what may be considered closest to the traditional form of Buddhist monastic life, and offers an alternative practice to the usual Western portrayals of Ch'an/Zen Buddhism. Compares historical backgrounds; motivational dispositions; and structures of monastic life. A final part is an appraisal of contemporary monastic ideal and trends in its development.

Lehrbuch Der NationalÖkonomie / Teaching Guide to Economics. Volume 1 Book 1. Foundations for Economic Life
2002 0-7734-7133-2
This is the first English translation of the works of Heinrich Pesch, SJ (1854-1926). Pesch, a German Jesuit scholar and economist, wrote the longest, most exhaustive economics text ever written, one that deserves to be regarded as a kind of Summa Economica. The five-volume Lehrbuch der Nationalökonomie examines all serious economic thinking up until Pesch’s time, culling what was deficient, retaining what was worthwhile, and filling in what its author perceived to be lacking. The result was a design for an economic system that is opposed to both classically liberal capitalism and state socialism, based instead on Aristotelian-Thomistic philosophical premises. Pesch developed many of the basic principles which emerged in the social encyclicals of the Catholic Church. Pesch establishes human work as the principle source of economic wealth and prosperity. He presents three principal pillars of social order: the family, the state, and the institution (private ownership). There follows a refutation of the individualistic and collectivistic social philosophies as underlying free market capitalism and socialism respectively. In place of these, Pesch presents for the first time solidarism based on mutual support and interdependence among workers and owners. Concludes with a distinctive methodological preparation for his analysis of the economy. He points out the flaws of a mechanistic approach to what is inherently a human and social science and in the attempt to isolate economic activity values are neglected such as ethics and religion.

Lehrbuch Der NationalÖkonomie / Teaching Guide to Economics. Volume 1, Book 2. Foundations for Economic Life
2002 0-7734-7135-9
Book 2 presents the preceding and alternative economic systems (mercantilism, physiocracy, individualistic systems and socialism) in contrast with Pesch's own proposed system: the Solidaristic System of Human Work. There follows the analysis of national wealth and its two principal dispositional bases: natural resources and population (that is the work force).

Lehrbuch Der NationalÖkonomie / Teaching Guide to Economics. Volume 2, Book 1. Economic Systems and the Nature and Dispositional Causes of the Wealth of A Nation
2002 0-7734-6958-3
Pesch examined how older economic systems were the nature and cause of national wealth. It was done in terms of social systems of human work through the study of its territory, geography and people. It is more than a historical discovery; this also volume considers Malthusian analysis in the equation of a nation's economic strength.

Lehrbuch Der NationalÖkonomie / Teaching Guide to Economics. Volume 2, Book 2. Economic Systems and the Nature and Dispositional Causes of the Wealth of A Nation
2002 0-7734-6960-5
Pesch analyzes the various causes underlying national wealth and income. Geography, climate, population and history are considerable factors in the economic well being of a nation. Population structures are prominent as health, race, nationality, education and culture impact the national economic order. Pesch examines how morality, religion, namely Christianity, vocation, estates and classes related to the distinctive layers of national economic functions.

Lehrbuch Der NationalÖkonomie / Teaching Guide to Economics. Volume 3. Book 1. Economic Systems and the Nature and Dispostional Causes of the Weath of a Nation
2002 0-7734-6914-1
For Pesch, economics rests on the premise that enterprise and property, though primarily private, are to serve the interests of the common good. The factors of production: the labor force, suppliers, distribution and consumption, must work together to serve the common good. Pesch emphasizes the power of the individual in this process and how labor and vocational groups are established to offer solidarity. The Principle of Subsidarity applies in assistance to the individual moving the economic order forward.

Lehrbuch Der NationalÖkonomie / Teaching Guide to Economics. Volume 3. Book 2. The Active Causes in the Ongoing Economic Process
2002 0-7734-6916-8
Organizing labor and economics along occupational rather than class lines is an expression of solidarity that enhances occupations and industries in support of a national economy. Pesch regards this as natural and necessary in modern economies. Pesch argues that a living wage as well as labor organizations and unions are a natural right. The role of the state is to assist in the performance of tasks which the individual(s) cannot do completely on their own. In the particular book, Pesch clearly defines the Principle of Subsidiarity in its relationship to the nature of human society and economic order.

Lehrbuch Der NationalÖkonomie / Teaching Guide to Economics. Volume 4. Book 1. The Satisfaction of a Nation's Wants as the Purpose of the National Economy and Production
2002 0-7734-6813-7
The economic process and task of the economy is examined. Pesch determines that the satisfaction of the wants of the population who constitute a national economy ultimately determine the direction of a nation's economic order. Basic needs (food, clothing, shelter) as well as "special" or luxury needs are presented in terms of both purely economic and moral aspects. Pesch discusses how production, and the use of technology, is utilized in satisfying those needs. The impact of wage levels and hours of work effect how production moves toward fulfilling the needs of economy.

Lehrbuch Der NationalÖkonomie / Teaching Guide to Economics. Volume 4. Book 2. The Satisfaction of a Nation's Wants as the Purpose of the National Economy and Production
2002 0-7734-6815-3
Pesch examines the means of production from a broader perspective in economic life as both natural and technical. He describes the factor of production as the "produced means of production." Pesch regards man rather than labor as the leading primary factor of production. He refutes Marx's ideas of the means of production. Pesch deals with the capitalistic concept of enterprise and capitalism itself offering his definitions that clarify this economic system.

Lehrbuch Der NationalÖkonomie / Teaching Guide to Economics. Volume 5. Book 1. General Economics III
2003 0-7734-6678-9
Pesch explores the exchange process which involves an analysis of value and pricing process for goods. Central to Pesch's solidaristic system is the concept of the just price. He does not accept the concept that the market, when left to its own resources, determines the price. Instead Pesch introduces new modern economic thinking that constitutes how prices should be determined based on a moral basis. He discusses stages in the economic process: exchange and income determination and deals with money and the banking system, foreign exchange, and entrepreneurial income.

Lehrbuch Der NationalÖkonomie / Teaching Guide to Economics. Volume 5. Book 2. General Economics III
2003 0-7734-6680-0
This is the final work in Pesch's groundbreaking magnum opus. He expands upon the just wage doctrine in discussion since the social encyclical Rerum Novarum (1891). Pesch states that workers should share in the profits of the company, be allowed to organize and work in humane conditions. His work is incorporated into the social encyclical Quadragesimo Anno (1931). Pesch warns against the abuses of capitalism, coming from entrepreneurial income stemming from ownership of capital and land, and the worst extremes of runaway inflation. Pesch demonstrates the need for insurance programs to care for the injured worker and the unemployed and for just treatment of the poor. Pesch designates as distortions in the economic process economic crises, the strike and lockout. He calls on workers and employers to moderate their differences and to establish a community that is a solidaristic system intent on building a better national economy.

Liberalism, Socialism and Christian Social Order Book 1: The Philosophical Roots of Economic Liberalism
2000 0-7734-7798-5
In Die philosophischen Grundlagen des ökonomischen Liberalismus (1899), Pesch addressed the revival of liberal economics, that is, the free-market, deregulation and a laissez-faire economic philosophy. Pesch traced what he considered its flawed roots in Enlightenment philosophy. He moved it forward to a more progressive thought that utilized the natural law operating ineluctably in economics. This work appears especially relevant in terms of the recent and ongoing revival of liberal economics. Pesch traced it what he perceived as its flawed roots in Enlightenment philosophy, and carried it forward to evolutionist thinking, and to subsequent efforts to see ‘natural laws’ operating ineluctably in economics as in the physical sciences. Mellen Press is honored to publish, in this multi-volume set, the first English translations of the works of Heinrich Pesch, SJ (1854-1926). A Jesuit economist who developed many of the basic economic and social principles (notably the Principle of Solidarism) that emerged from the social encyclicals of the Catholic Church beginning in 1931 with Pope Pius XI and further developed by Pope John Paul II.

Liberalism, Socialism and Christian Social Order Book 2: The Free Market Economy or Economic Order?
2000 0-7734-7594-X
Pesch's Freiwirtschaft oder Wirtschaftsordnug (1901) introduced, for the first time, what he perceived as key components of the solidaristic economic system, the system which he would subsequently devise as an alternative to free-market capitalism, as well as to socialism. It is here that Pesch established his Principle of Subsidiarity. Pesch's concept was that the state's role in economic activity was to compliment the activities of other social entities such as cooperative organizations, labor unions etc... This revolutionary idea was later incorporated into Pope Pius XI's social encyclical QUADRAGESIMO ANNO (1931).

Liberalism, Socialism and Christian Social Order Book 3: Private Property as a Social Institution
2001 0-7734-7587-7
First published in 1900, Das Privateigentum als sociale Institution, was Pesch's work on the right of private ownership. Pesch's priestly training in the Aristotelian-Thomistic was reflected in this book as he stood in opposition to the absolutistic notion which had resurfaced in the modern world under the influence of both the Enlightenment and socialist thought. The right of private ownership became one of the pillars in Pesch's social order which was subsequently adopted in later Catholic social thought.

Liberalism, Socialism and Christian Social Order Book 4: The Christian Concept of the State
2001 0-7734-7482-X
In Der christliche Staatsbegriff (1898) Pesch established the foundation for social order, inclusive of economic social order, in the form of a society with the common good rather than the good of a particular individual as its object. He refutes modern socialism. Pesch's focus was on the virtue of justice in the establishment of proper order in society including the state. He explained the traditional aspects of justice: commutative, distributive, general and legal. In his analysis of distributive justice, Pesch suggested that income tax, a function of the state, be levied on a progressive basis as a means of justice and equity.

Liberalism, Socialism and Christian Social Order Book 5: Modern Socialism
2006 0-7734-5782-8
Pesch viewed modern socialism as a reaction to the perception of the harmful consequences of unregulated free marketeering. In Der moderne Socialismus (1900), Pesch was prophetic in his analysis of the implications of reduced wages in economically advanced nations; deregulation of industries and the free market ideology in relationship to private property and the public interest.

Life and Times of John Timon (1797-1867). The First Bishop of Buffalo, New York
2006 0-7734-5943-X
This excellent book is a biography of John Timon (1797-1867), the first bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, New York. Beginning with the formative period of his youth, as well as his years as a member of the Vincentian order, this book gives a detailed account of Timon’s leadership in Buffalo. While Timon’s many contributions in the areas of education and social services are documented, this study also deals at length with his involvement in issues of great significance for the larger Catholic community in the United States, in particular, trusteeism and the issue of Catholic assimilation into American society. This monograph is the first historical study of the founding bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in Western New York. The author has studied all the available sources and provides a reliable account of both the religious and the social problems of the Buffalo diocese during its first fifty years. This study will be of interest to scholars in American social and religious history. It is an essential resource for all research and Catholic libraries.

Literary and Educational Effects of the Thought of John Henry Newman
1995 0-7734-8984-3
As educational theorist, religious apologist, skilled homilist, and graceful prose stylist, Newman shaped his own time through ideas whose power persists today. This lasting influence is tellingly addressed in the present anthology of essays. The essays examine everything from his influence on contemporary curricular changes in higher education to Newman's integration of masculine and feminine personae in his journey toward personal wholeness. The value of this collection is its scope and variety, as it reflects the complexities of Newman's time, and confronts problems of our own age that seem maddeningly similar to those faced by the Victorians. Here, respected scholars elucidate aspects of Newman's thought which speak clearly and cogently to the present generation.

Love’s Beauty at the Heart of the Christian Moral Life: The Ethics of Catholic Theologian Hans Urs Von Balthasar
2009 0-7734-4649-4
This study develops the ethical theory implicit in the writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar, a prominent twentieth-century Swiss Catholic theologian. Balthasar’s attempt to critically retrieve the concept of beauty for Christian theology yields important ethical insights, culminating in an aesthetic and dramatic theory of ethics: one in which the perception of the beauty of God’s love in Christ becomes a foundational experience for moral formation and ongoing ethical discernment.

Married Priests and the Reforming Papacy the Eleventh-Century Debates
1982 0-88946-987-3
Treats the patristic and early-medieval documents that later became references in the debates over clerical celibacy, the Gregorian attack on clerical marriage, its defenses, the defense of the Norman Anonymous, and the consequences of the reformers' success in making celibacy a necessary condition of clerical status.

Matthias Scheeben on Faith the Doctoral Dissertation of John Courtney Murray
1987 0-88946-773-0
A reproduction of Murray dissertation completed in 1937 at the Gregorian University in Rome: a study of the analysis of faith in the writings of Matthias Joseph Scheeben (1835-1888), one of the most original Catholic theologians of the 19th century. With a 51-page introduction by Hughson giving historical background, insights into Scheeben's thought, and points of reference for Murray's later work in social ethics.

Meditative Study of the Mysticism of the Waters in El Castillo Interior of Santa Teresa De Jesus and El Cantico Espiritual of San Juan De La Cruz
2004 0-7734-6547-2
This study examines a key concept in the two most significant of the sixteenth-century Spanish mystical writers. Treating their writings both as literary and theological works, it reviews the Biblical, liturgical and historical roots of the symbolic and metaphorical meanings of water in Christian thought, and shows how this imagery is extended in the key writings of St. Teresa and San Juan. Finally, it situates their work in the context of Christian spirituality.

New Evangelization in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan. A Sociological Report
2015 1-4955-0396-8
Study is a new and unique examination of the implementation process of the New Evangelization (NE) in the Archdiocese of Detroit (AOD) and its parishes from a sociological perspective. This qualitative and quantitative research study is based on how professional ecclesial ministers are implementing and not implementing the NE priority goals.


Novis Habitus Mentis. Canon Law as Empowerment of Communio with Particular Application to Selected New Ecclesial Communities and Associations
2014 0-7734-4277-4
This book considers if Canon Law, in compliance with the call of Vatican II to novus habitus mentis, is relevant to, supportive of, and facilitates the empowerment ofcommunio with particular application to new communities and associations in the Church in fostering their growth, development and recognition, with specific emphasis on the traditional concern of the Church for those marginalized in modern society.

On the Condition of Labor and the Social Question One Hundred Years Later Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum, and the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Association for Social Economics
1994 0-7734-9069-8
Papers from the Sixth World Congress of Social Economics, Omaha, Nebraska, August 9-11, 1991. The papers range from reflections on early-Christian to modern-Catholic social thought and doctrine; Marxian and Islamic perspectives of an ideological/praxeological nature; contemporary issues of organized labor, poverty and income distribution; social insurance and health care; systemic change, etc., in the United States, Western Europe, Southern Africa, the (former) Soviet Union, et al. Includes an annotated version of the original Program, opens with a Foreword by the President of Creighton University, followed by the Editor's Introduction, the Apostolic Blessing of Pope John Paul II conveyed by the Secretary of the State of the Vatican, the Welcoming Remarks of the Deans of Business Administration at the two co-sponsoring universities (Creighton and Marquette), and the Invited Presentations of the Archbishop of Saint Paul-Minneapolis and the President of the Catholic University of America.

Optimism in the Works of St. Francis De Sales
1990 0-88946-990-3
A new English edition of the author's very successful French version.

Paradox of Saint Teresa of Avila: A Study in Will and Humility
2011 0-7734-1534-3
This study resolves the seeming conflict of will and humility in the life of St. Teresa by examining her relationship with the secular world, nuns, superiors and God.

Parish Cell Communities as Agents of Renewal in the Catholic Church in Ireland
2012 0-7734-2558-6
A first time study of the parish cell movement within the Catholic Church in the context of a new evangelical call by papal authorities after the Second Vatican Council. Hurley traces the history of the new evangelicalization from the parish of St. Boniface in Pembroke Pines to the rise of parish cell communities throughout Ireland. As a member of the parish cell movement himself, Hurley distinguishes within his book between the encounter, programmatic, and charismatic models of evangelicalization. Gathering data from constituencies with the national executive of the movement and members in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, Hurley uses the concept of oikos to define how everyday relationships within these communities contributed to the renewed development of faith and the new evangelicalization movement.

Pastoral Care and Administration in Mid-Fourteenth Century Barcelona. Exercising the ' Art of Arts'
1993 0-7734-9311-5
This book combines the theory of thirteenth and fourteenth century pastoral legislation and pastoral manuals from Barcelona with the realities found in documents from the Barcelona bishops' courts between 1335-1363, the years surrounding the Black Death. Not surprisingly, the two differ vastly, and matters which occupied canonists and theologians often received no official attention in court records. This book develops a picture of diocesan life in Barcelona based on the structures imposed by its legislation, but it also explores the social history of a diocese and its parishes in the period before, during and after the Black Death.

Patricio: A Construcao Da Imagem De Un Santo / How the Historical Patrick Was Transformed Into the St. Patrick of Religious Faith
2013 0-7734-4552-8
Several books dedicated to the life and career of Saint Patrick seem not to take narrative problems into consideration or at least not to focus on them. The main subject in this particular field is the real or historical Patrick, in contrast to the fictional. The authors of these works try to overcome the gap between referent and representation, transcending then in order to find a hidden meaning in the past. Part of the so-called Patrician problem is related to this need of being forced to choose between real and representation. Patrick’s history is analyzed differently in this research; we are more interested in understanding the representations than to transcend them.

Philosophy and Theology of Love According to St. Francis De Sales
1994 0-7734-9100-7
This volume develops and makes more explicit what remains only implicit in the works of St. Francis de Sales. It focusses first on the difference between love of objects and love of persons, or love solely of someone's attributes and properties, and the love of the other for his sake. This distinction provides us with a better understanding of the relationship between nature and supranature, and within the supernatural order itself, the distinction between hope and charity. Secondly, according to St. Francis de Sales, love does not simply find the good already present; love is a creative power, it creates goodness and beauty and changes both the lover and the beloved.

Pope versus the Professor
2005 0-7734-6060-8
This is a fascinating account of the dismissal of a Protestant professor from a prestigious Catholic university through the instigation of the present Pope Benedict XVI. This is a special trade edition of The Envy of Excellence, identical in content except for deletion of the appendix of ten critical commentaries, and addition of an introduction, "Formulating the Question," by Herbert Richardson.

Popular Anti-Catholicism in Mid-Victorian Britain
1993 0-7734-9324-7
Unlike other approaches to this problem, this study recognizes the value of psychological insights on bias and stereotyping. It posits the idea that religion-based conflicts can be examined and understood like any other prejudice. Evidence is extensive: parliamentary debates, select committee reports, petitions, secular periodicals, religious journals, and the reports and tracts of ultra-Protestant organizations. Anti-Catholic prejudice is traced along its major avenues of hostility: the obsession with "watchfulness"; the "Papal Aggression" episode; massive opposition to state funding of St. Patrick's College; the battle over the notion of a Protestant constitution; the campaign against convents; and the impact of Irish immigration.

Portraits of One Hundred Catholic Women of Maine
2012 0-7734-3914-5
In a narrative that covers these women who shaped history from the colonial era down to the present day, the author focuses on those who were influential among the Native Americans as well as among the immigrants, including those of French, Irish, Italian, and other backgrounds who helped shape business, education, health care, and even religion itself. Of particular relevance were the Sisters of Mercy who did so much to develop hospitals, orphanages, and schools in the Pine Tree State.

Praxis-Oriented Theology and Spirituality in the Sermons of Edward Schillebeeckx
2014 0-7734-3519-0
The first book to argue that spirituality and practical theology can be integrated by using Catholic theologian Edward Schillebeeckx’s understanding of the role played by human experience in the methodologies of both spirituality and practical theology. His sermons, considered as enactments of practical theology, explore various dimensions of this spirituality/praxis-oriented theology, and how he uses the category of human experience therein.


Purgatory Manuscript / Le Manuscrit Du Purgatoire the Relations of a Nun with a Soul in Purgatory
1990 0-88946-067-1
An English translation of the diary of a mystic over a period of some twenty years. French original text included.

Quaestio De Potestate Papae ( Rex Pacificus) An Enquiry Into the Power of the Pope. A Critical Edition and Translation
1999 0-7734-7955-4
Long recognized as an important contribution to medieval political debate, a clear and intelligent answer to favourite arguments of the proponents of papal power, Rex Pacificus has hitherto been available only in early edition seemingly printed from a single incomplete manuscript. Dr. Dyson has gone back to the manuscript sources and produced a critical edition of the text, together with an accurate and readable English translation and a helpful introduction and notes.

Relationship Between the Universal Priesthood of the Baptized and the Ministerial Priesthood of the Ordained in Vatican II and in Subsequent Theology Understanding Essentia Et Non Gradu Tantum, Lumen Gentium No. 10
1996 0-7734-2264-1
This study summarizes the main theological reflections on the interrelationship of the "two priesthoods" by European theologians, focusing on the writings of E. Schillebeeckx and G. Greshake. In the final chapter, the author presents the thought of non-European scholars: B. Cooke, D. Power, E. Kilmartin, T. F. O'Meara, P. Fink, G. Tavard and F. J. van Beeck. The author recommends that the "two priesthoods" both be viewed as "priesthood" in an analogical sense insofar as both participate in the one unique priesthood of Christ. Michalski further suggests that the Council's views must be completed by viewing the priesthood of the faithful against the notion of the Church as communio. The author thus sees ordained priesthood as a sacerdotium externum (in the Church viewed as a visible society) and the priesthood of the faithful as a sacerdotium interius (in the Church viewed as communio). Michalski concludes that, in a relational ontology, the "two priesthoods" are complementary, mutually inclusive and interdependent.

Religion and Radicalism in July Monarchy France. The French Catholic Church of the Abbé Chatel
2005 0-7734-6221-X
This is the first recent study, and the only one in English, of a little known movement of dissident priests that arose in the wake of the 1830 Revolution in France. Under the leadership of the Abbé Chatel, they broke away from the Church of Rome to establish a new French Catholic Church appropriate to the new liberal regime of the July Monarchy. Seeking to reconcile Catholicism with liberalism, the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, they renounced the authority of the Pope and the bishops, used French instead of Latin in services, and gave up celibacy of priests, Confession, fasting and church fees. They received a welcome in a number of parishes, where their installation in the parish church sometimes led to violent clashes with the forces of order. Although Chatel's movement was supported by many of the new local authorities, the government was much less favourable. The book thus rediscovers a movement that posed serious challenges to the bishops and the government, and illustrates the weakness of the Roman Catholic Church in France in the aftennath of the French Revolution. It further reveals the extent of dissident Catholicism, within and without the Church of Rome. The study also demonstrates the nature and reality of popular religion, which often differed in profound ways from the religion of elites. Allowed much freedom at first, and increasingly receiving support and encouragement from the political opposition, including republicans, Chatel's movement met greater government hostility in the later 1830s, when some of its churches were closed down, a process completed in 1842. The movement thus exposes the fluctuating politics of the July Monarchy, and the links between religion and radicalism. Chatel also moved further in his ideas into socialism and feminism, both of which had strong religious elements at this time. His movement also prepared the way, in the Paris Basin and the Limousin, for the only significant cases in nineteenth century France of Protestant expansion into Roman Catholic areas.

Religion and Resistance in the Encounter Between the Coeur D’alene Indians and Jesuit Missionaries
2002 0-7734-6926-5
For scholars of anthropology there is a serious gap in works on Indian peoples of the Northwest, and the Columbia Plateau in particular. This study of the Coeur d’Alene people’s religion and spirituality, and its relationship to Jesuit/Catholic spirituality from the mid 19th century on is unique in the field. An important element is the examination of the Jesuit Spiritual Exercises and their place in mission identity.

Religious Celebrations in Segovia, 1577-1697
2002 0-7734-7162-6


Rerum Novarum - A Symposium Celebrating 100 Years of Catholic Social Thought
1992 0-7734-9447-2
This book is an anthology of all but one of the papers read at the symposium held at Rosemont College, Feb.1991. The symposium was organized to address the relevance of those principles in Rerum Novarum to the concerns of the poor, the needs of the underdeveloped countries of the world, the rights and obligations of workers of the world, the plight of minority victims of racism and sexism, and the role of business leaders, labor leaders and government leaders in bringing these principles to fruition.

Research Bibliography in Christian Ethics and Catholic Moral Theology
2006 0-7734-5796-8
This book provides a fairly extensive overview of this discipline from both an ecumenical and multi-cultural perspective. This chosen perspective amplifies the potential range of sources to be included, and the primary hermeneutical key for the organization and selection of materials presents the gathered materials in such a way that they can meet the needs of both the serious scholar as well as the non-expert with a curiosity to explore a given issue, author, or theme. No bibliography of this dimension currently exists.

Researching the Development of Lay Leadership in the Catholic Church Since Vatican II Bibliographical Abstracts
1987 0-88946-241-0
A comprehensive bibliography covering the years 1961-1985, gleaned from The Catholic Periodical Index, Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature, Sociological Index, Dialogue Information Retrieval Database, and other books and periodicals on the topic from libraries across the United States. Compiled by a team of professional librarians from Gannon University's Nash Library, who ranked the entries according to their importance and included abstracts of those considered most informative.

Restoration of Christianity
2007 0-7734-5520-5
Michael Servetus (1511-1553) was a unique and central figure in European history who originated or anticipated many later new developments and trends produced by the Enlightenment and modern times. When he was burned alive in Geneva on October 27, 1553, all unbound copies of his major work, Christianismi restitutio, went up in smoke with him. Today, only three surviving copies of the original publication are known. Except for a fragment of a few pages concerning the famous discovery of pulmonary circulation, the book was never translated into English. This edition is the first translation into English, and this book contains the first part of the original text, namely, the treatise concerning the divine Trinity corresponding to the treatise On the Errors of the Trinity (published in 1531) and Two Dialogues on the Trinity (published in 1532).

Rite of Church Dedication in the Early Medieval Era
1998 0-7734-2231-5
Moves beyond the dedication of the building per se to show the intent of the rite: the creation of an assembly or convocation of believers who share a sacred history and common responsibilities to God and to the church universal. It illustrates this by drawing parallels between the ninth-century dedication rite and the rite of Christian Initiation to show that the building and the assembly were literally baptized and blessed.

Ruthenian Liturgy:an Historical-Theological Explanation
2012 0-7734-2555-1
The Ruthenian Rite is the Slavonic version of Greek Catholicism brought to the Slavs in the ninth century by SS Cyril and Methodius. In America the Ruthenian Catholic Church is the Byzantine Metropolitan Church Sui Juris of Pittsburg U.S.A. In 2007, the English Liturgy then in use since 1970 was replaced by a revision much changed in language and music. While it contains a few excellent changes, such as substituting “Covenant” for “Testament” in the anaphora, overall the revision is deeply flawed. For Ruthenians, the authoritative Slavonic liturgy is to be respected. Slavonic bohol’ubiv’im and Bohoródista ought to be normative, for instance, not Greek thesphilestatou and Theotokos. The trite and secularizing language imposed on the Divine Liturgy give it limited shelf life. Idiosyncratic new translations such as “Holy Gifts For Holy People” needlessly distance Ruthenian worship from the Orthodox. The music of authentic Slavonic chant was subjected to countless distracting musical changes. Centuries ago the Slavonic liturgy developed a vibrant tradition of paraliturgical hymnody, but it was inauthentic in 2007 to set liturgical texts to modern, non-liturgical melodies.

Sacrament of Reconciliation an Existential Approach
1998 0-7734-8245-8


Sacramental Roots of Human Freedom: A Catholic Basis for Morality
2008 0-7734-4986-8
Freedom has been a difficult notion in Catholic theology over the years, but this study proposes a positive approach to freedom’s role in ethics, based on its potential for achieving moral goodness in terms of a variety of dialogue partners.

Saint Anselm - His Origins and Influence
2001 0-7734-7365-3


Saint Anselm - Thinker for Yesterday and Today Anselm’s Thought Viewed by Our Contemporaries
1996 0-7734-7355-6
Proceedings of the International Anselm Conference Centres National de Recherche Scientifique Paris: Under the Haut Patronage of Henri Cardinal de Lubac This volume is divided into an introduction and five sections. Inaugural addresses by Coloman Viola and the late Sir Richard Southern comprise the ‘Inaugural Plenary Session”. Viola sets the scene for the Paris conference. Southern connects Anselm’s thought with his life experience among the monks at Bec and Canterbury. Followed by multidisciplinary and multi-lingual essays by Anselm specialists.

Sisters of Mercy, Popular Politics and the Growth of the Roman Catholic Community in Hull, 1855-1930
2000 0-7734-7856-6


Social History of the Catholic Church in Chile Volume 3
2006 0-7734-5653-8
This book describes and interprets the historiography of bishops, priests, religious, Christian communities and lay people in Chile during the years 1980-1990 by the use of ecclesiastical primary sources, secondary sources and oral testimonies. In 1973, Augusto Pinochet led a military coup that had enormous repercussions for the history of Chile and for the pastoral actions of the Catholic Church led by Cardinal Silva Henríquez. This book examines the historiography of the period in which the Church and Chilean civic society pushed for a return to democracy; it explores the relations of the Pinochet government with Cardinals Silva Henríquez and Fresno, as well as the approval of the 1980 Chilean Constitution, the attempt on Pinochet’s life, John Paul II’s visit to Chile and the referendum of 1988 that finally led to free democratic elections in Chile during 1989. The author has used a significantly large number of unpublished and unknown primary historical sources that make this volume the most significant historical work in English for the history of the Chilean Church from the new Chilean Constitution in 1980 to the return to democracy in 1990.

Social History of the Catholic Church in Chile Volume I: The First Period of the Pinochet Government
2004 0-7734-6245-7
This first volume of a social history of the Catholic Church in Chile describes and interprets the historiography of bishops, priests, religious, Christian communities and lay people during the years 1973-1980 by the use of ecclesiastical primary sources and oral testimonies. In 1973, Augusto Pinochet led a military coup that had enormous repercussions for the history of Chile and for the pastoral actions of the Catholic Church led by Cardinal Silva Henriquez. This book examines the historiography of the period in the context of the universal church, the Latin American churches and the development of a very strong network of parish communities that sheltered the persecuted and defended the right of the Church to speak against a totalitarian state. Its author has used a significantly large number of unpublished and unknown primary historical sources that make this volume the most significant historical work in English for the history of the Chilean Church from the military coup to the approval of the new Chilean Constitution in 1980. It includes an examination of legal documentation related to the first findings of human remains of political prisoners at Lonquen and it analyses the role of the Church within that social process.

Social History of the Catholic Church in Chile Volume II
2006 0-7734-5806-9
This second volume of A Social History of the Catholic Church in Chile explores the life of the Chilean Cardinal Raúl Silva Henríquez (1907-1999) who became the most important Chilean ecclesiastical figure of the 20th Century. As archbishop of Santiago he involved the Chilean Church in the changes effected by the Second Vatican Council while playing an active political role within the governments of presidents Jorge Alessandri (1958-1964), Eduardo Frei (1964-1970) and Salvador Allende (1970-1973). During the military period, Cardinal Silva Henríquez became the voice of the persecuted and managed to establish an alternative welfare state that helped the hungry, the unemployed and those who had lost relatives after the military coup. It is clear that in analyzing his life this work provides a church-centered analysis of religion and politics in Chile.

Sociological Studies in Roman Catholicism Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
1989 0-88946-850-8
Investigates Catholicism in the diverse contexts of French and English Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Latin America, the British Isles, and the United States. Intended not as a geographical survey but as a sampling of the kinds of scholarship which can be undertaken in this field under the inspiration of a variety of sociological perspectives.

Sociological Study of Secularization Trends in the American Catholic University. De-Catholicizing the Catholic Religious Curriculum
1990 0-88946-242-9
Examines the fate of the Catholic university religious curriculum in the United States since the Second Vatican Council and provides answers to the question "Has the Catholic religious curriculum been `secularized'?"

Spiritual Diaries of Doña María Vela y Cueto
2007 0-7734-5517-5
Following an earlier monograph,Doña María Vela y Cueto, Cistercian Mystic of Spain’s Golden Age (Edwin Mellen Press, 2004), in which the life and spirituality of this almost unknown Cistercian nun living in the Spanish Golden Age, Dr. Margaret A. Rees now reproduces two works by Doña María Vela y Cueto. The first volume presents her Libro de las Mercedes, consisting of the spiritual diary of this nun who, being cloistered in the city of Avila, had witnessed the reforms and influence of St. Teresa d’Avila and St. John of the Cross who recalls and records her own mystical experiences. Included in the second volume is her Vida, an autobiographical work composed in obedience to her spiritual director and reflecting the trials which could afflict a nun striving to stretch the boundaries of convent life as she aimed for sainthood.

Spiritual Literature of Recollection in Spain (1500-1620) The Reform of the Inner Person
1999 0-7734-7874-4
This study contains a thorough outline and explanation of the inner way of spiritual Recollection as developed in Spain at the end of the 15th century and throughout the 16th. The literature followed the religious tradition called affective spirituality that can be traced back to Augustine through Francis of Assisi and Bonaventure and included many Germanic mystics. All these currents converged in Spain, producing such writers as Pedro de Alcántara, Juan de Avila, Barnardino de Laredo, Francisco de Osuna, Teresa de Jesús, and Juan de la Cruz.

Stoicism in the Works of St. Francis De Sales
1989 0-88946-749-8
Companion volume to the author's successful Optimism in the Works of St. Francis de Sales.

Study of Gaudium Et Spes 19-22, the Second Vatican Council Response to Contemporary Atheism
1997 0-7734-8431-0
This exhaustive historical study highlights the novelty of the contribution of Gaudium et Spes and marks it as a significant change in Catholic approach to this specific problem. Even over 30 years later when many writers comment on the changed climate of atheism (in a more 'post-modern' atmosphere), the study sees the current situation as anticipated by GS, and its contribution as still valid. The conclusion highlights some of the consequences of the Council document for theology today.

Texte Des Glaubens
2006 0-7734-5771-2
This book includes introductions and texts that show the writer’s developing understanding of his faith. The analyses of Jakob Böhme, German mystics and Meister Eckehart were essential to his visionary beliefs, without which the series of ‘Schau- und Lesebücher’ on Angels, the Holy Spirit, St. Elisabeth, the Mother of God, the Conqueror of Death and the Devil (including an extra dimension of Schreyer’s prayers), and his book on the Catechism cannot be fully appreciated. Inspired by the reform of the Roman Catholic Liturgy, they point towards theological insights of the Second Vatican Council. The final collection of discussions and reminiscences on Abstract Christian Art in 1962 emphasizes the role of dialogue as an exploratory form of education. Although it was not possible to include the illustrations and detailed comments on these that formed an integral part of the original publications, the introductory texts and selections by themselves reveal a process of active commitment and searching independence characteristic of Schreyer’s life and style. Some illustrations characteristic of his interests as a writer and artist are included, together with an introduction on the texts, and notes on the illustrations.

Textual History and Theological Reflection on the Inscription of the Paschal Candle
2004 0-7734-6453-0
This work details the textual and history of the inscriptions on the Paschal Candle, carved into wax on only one night of the year within Christian liturgies. A meticulous study of texts and various Latin words brings the reader from ninth century France and Spain to the Lateran basilica of the 13th century. Along with a credible textual history for the inscriptions, this work outlines various schools of liturgical reform evident in the evolution of practice and proposes some theological implications associated with the inscribing of the Paschal Candle. It disproves two earlier misconceptions concerning the inscription’s origins and establishes an original theory concerning the sources and evolution of the practice. Pertinent Medieval manuscripts and associated Latin terminology are competently analyzed to produce a genuine contribution to the field of liturgical history within the Western Christian tradition.

Theology of Grace and the American Mind. A Re-Presentation of Catholic Doctrine
1983 0-88946-761-7
A re-presentation of the Catholic doctrine of grace for the contemporary American mind. First examines the meaning of grace as fashioned by Karl Rahner in his transcendental anthropology, then integrates this with American criteria of judgment (Carl Rogers and C. S. Peirce) to develop a uniquely American theology of grace.

Theoretical and Practical Understanding of the Integral Reordering of Canon Law
2002 0-7734-7264-9
This groundbreaking study is the first work done on the topic of the integral reordering of canon law as a means of its revocation. Using an analytical methodology, it explores integral reordering in the traditio canonica as well as its contemporary understanding. It also presents a hierarchical model for evaluating juridic documents and the norms within them. Based on the research presented in the initial chapter, the second section formulates rules that serve as indicators in determining if a specific juridic document, institute, or norm has been integrally reordered and thereby revoked. The final chapter applies the rules of integral reordering to a specific example of ecclesiastical law, namely, the law that binds members of religious institutes. This section includes a survey of juridic documents of the universal church that have impacted religious law since the time of the Second Vatican Council. The work offers a comprehensive working definition of integral reordering, and concludes with relevant and related canonical questions which take th reader beyond the scope of the study. It will prove a valuable reference for other canonists.

Three Reformation Catechisms: Catholic, Anabaptist, Lutheran
1982 0-88946-800-1
Provides, along with Luther's previously translated "Small Catechism" (1529; trans. Theodore Tappert), first-time translations of the Catholic Dietrich Kolde's "Fruitful Mirror of a Christian Man" (1470; trans. Robert Dewell) and the Anabaptist Balthasar Hubmaier's "Christian Catechism" (1527; trans. Denis Janz). These catechisms were meant for children and adult laypersons in late-medieval and early-Reformation Germany.

Transcription of the Latin Writings of St. Patrick From Seven Medieval Manuscripts ( Dublin, Paris, London, Rouen, Arras, Salisbury)
2009 0-7734-4760-1
These manuscripts, the Confessio and the Epistola ad milites Corotici, otherwise difficult to access, are here transcribed with introductions and notes useful to scholars in many fields.

Transition from Vowed to Lay Ministry in American Catholicism
2004 0-7734-6391-7
This study is about the experiences of the people who served the American Catholic Church in religious orders and subsequently left those orders. This work reveals what aspects of their religious formation remained with them during the course of their lay lives and continue to inspire them, and what were the insurmountable problems for them when they tried to serve the Church within the framework of the traditional vows and communal life.

Translation From Latin Into English Of Devirginitate Perpetua Sanctae Mariae: The Perpetual Virginity of Holy Mary by Ildefonsus of Toledo (c. 650 A. D.)
2011 0-7734-1572-6
This English translation provides scholars with a seminal work in the development of the Marian cult in the West. lldefonsus of Toledo's work, including its series of so-called “Ciceronian synonyms” reproves those who would dare to question what for him was a bedrock of Christians' right belief—the perpetual virginity of Christ's Mother.

Translation of Abbot Leontios’ Life of Saint Gregory, Bishop of Agrigento
2003 0-7734-6507-3


Universal Salvific Will of God in Official Documents of the Roman Catholic Church
2007 0-7734-5246-X
This study is an examination of how official documents of the Roman Catholic Church have taught the universal salvific will of God. Through the study of papal and magisterial documents, this study seeks to show how official Church teaching has changed its approach to the salvation of members of other religious traditions, moving away from a position of exclusivity and developing an inclusive theology to account for the salvation of members of other religions.

Using a Family Perspective in Catholic Social Justice and Family Ministries
1995 0-7734-9428-6
This collection of papers examines the principles presented in the National Conference of Catholic Bishops' document A Family Perspective in Church and Society in the context of Catholic social teaching, and develops implications for family policy and social justice concerns in the church. The first part examines recent trends and changes in family life and proposes a policy agenda for the 1990s that addresses these changes. The second part develops linkages between social justice and family life programs so that the former can incorporate a family perspective, and the latter can more effectively advocate for and empower families. It provides strategies for implementation in parishes, dioceses, human service programs and homes.

Vatican Diplomacy at the United Nations: A History of Catholic Global Engagement
2009 0-7734-3881-5
This work examines the international status of the Holy See from 1870-1929, the participation of the Holy See in the early stages of development of UN agencies and the legal status of the Permanent Observer in view of relevant special law and diplomatic law. It also analyzes the development of CIC canons in the process of the revision of the Code of Canon Law, the presence of laity in the context of pontifical representation, the range of involvement of the Holy See in the United Nations, and the work of the Permanent Observer of the Holy See in the context of the mission of the Church.

Venetian Upper Clergy in the 16th and Early 17th Centuries. A Study in Religious Culture
1996 0-7734-8927-4
This monograph, an approach to the sheer variety of Renaissance Catholic thought, is a study of discourse, confronting the fact there was no such thing as a clerical culture or clerical language in Renaissance in Italy, but rather a gamut of cultures and languages. It presents a cross-section of religious writings, cutting across genres and spiritual or intellectual currents. The study describes an early modern elite, and a phase in Catholic culture; it has a strong emphasis on notions of pastorality and of the culture of persons engaged in the pastoral ministry, and is also an investigation of the rhetorical and argumentative resources of postclassical culture.

World Council of Churches and the Catholic Church
1985 0-88946-765-X
An analytical history of the ecumenical movement in this century that focuses on the incidence of convergence and divergence between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches, with detailed expositions of the assemblies and councils that have served as the milestones of ecumenism. Includes a 20-page bibliography.

Writings of Dona Luisa De Carvajal Y Mendoza, Catholic Missionary to James I's London
2002 0-7734-7037-9


“preferential Option for the Poor” in Catholic Social Thought From John XXIII to John Paul II
2005 0-7734-6213-9
The stance towards the poor in Catholic social teaching found new impetus with Pope John XXIII. His encyclicals emphasized the Church's role of engagement with the world. Progress originated in Latin America. Vatican II continued this advancement. The theme of “development” characterized Pope Paul VI's Populorum Progressio, the Synod document Justitia in Mundo and the apostolic exhortation, Octagesima Adveniens. In Latin America, Juan Luis Segundo, S.J. and Gustavo Gutierrez pioneered the movement of liberation theology.

In 1967, Gutierrez coined the term, the "preferential option for the poor." The concept appeared at the Latin American Bishops' Conference at Medellin and found expression at Puebla. Aspects of Marxist terminology and methodology utilized by its postulators caused it to be viewed as reprobate by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and by Pope John Paul II. Eventually, the idea was later refined and incorporated into papal and episcopal documents. It now serves as a cornerstone of official Catholic Social Teaching, reflected in documents of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and in the later allocutions and writings of Pope John Paul II such as Centesimus Annus, Pastores Gregis, Tertio Millennio Adveniente and Ecclesia in America.