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Lost in Translation: The English Language and the Catholic Mass

Lost in Translation: The English Language and the Catholic Mass, by Gerald O'Collins SJ, with John Wilkins. Published by Liturgical Press. In this book, Gerald O'Collins SJ, takes a systematic look at the 2010 English translation of the Roman Missal and the ways it fails to achieve what the Second Vatican Council mandated: the full participation of priest and people. Critiq...

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Seeking Justice in the World: Summaries of Papal Justice Encyclicals

Book: Seeking Justice in the World - Summaries of Papal Justice Encyclicals - Kindle Edition - by James Patrick Hynes In his encyclical 'Deus Caritas Est' (God Is Love) published in 2005, Pope Benedict XVI wrote: "As Augustine once said, a State which is not governed according to justice would be just a bunch of thieves." S...

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Bethlehem: Biography of a Town

Just published yesterday - Bethlehem: Biography of a Town, by Nicholas Blincoe - has already been praised by President Jimmy Carter and Peter Frankopan, author of Silk Roads among others and looks set to be a Christmas bestseller. Review coming soon on ICN.

The town of Bethlehem carries so many layers of meaning - some ancient, some mythical, some religious - that it feels like ...

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Book: How to survive working in a Catholic Parish

How to survive working in a Catholic Parish - By Diana Klein and Bernard Cotter - Redemptorist Publications £12.95 This is a guide for everyone involved in Parish life, and as you would expect everyone's role is discussed. From my reading of the book I would suggest that both authors set out with the laity as the primary focus of attention. Every ministry in Pa...

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Book: Symbols of Faith by Diana Klein

'Symbols of Faith' by Diana Klein from Redemptorist Publications £15.95 The visual has had a significant part in Christianity especially since the great Renaissance paintings. 'Symbols of Faith' is a delightful publication aimed at parents, priests and catechists for faith formation and sacramental preparation for those with learning difficulties. The material i...

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Book launch: Encounters of Evangelisation

Redemptionist Publications, Fr Denis McBride, Diana Klein, Fr Bernard Cotter, Sharon Beech and Fr Paul Cannon.

Four 'modern day evangelists' spoke about their inspiring new books supporting parish life and evangelisation at a launch event held at Vaughn House, near Westminster Cathedral on Tuesday.

Diana Klein, Fr Bernard Cotter, Fr Paul Cannon and Sharon Beech spoke about their works: How to Survive Working in a Catholic Parish; Encounters of Evangelisation; Symbols of Faith; To Know Him, To Love...

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CTS republishes classic titles to celebrate 150th anniversary

To mark 150 years of publishing, the Catholic Truth Society is releasing a new series from its extensive archives. On 16 October 2017 the first 25 titles will be released in print and ebook and the series will continue through 2018 taking us from Victorian England to the two great wars, from the certainties of 19th century piety to the 1968 sexual revolution. The 64-page minibooks will be in cl...

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London book launch: Encounters of Evangelisation

Five inspiring authors will be speaking about their thought-provoking books supporting parish life and evangelisation this Tuesday. Diana Klein, Fr Bernard Cotter, Fr Paul Cannon and Sharon Beech will be speaking about their works: How to Survive Working in a Catholic Parish; Encounters of Evangelisation; Symbols of Faith; To Know Him, To Love Him, To Serve Him; and Welcome to Witness.

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Book: Abducted in Iraq

How do we respond in the face of evil, especially to those who inflict grave evil upon us? Abducted in Iraq is Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna's firsthand account of his abduction in 2006 by a militant group associated with al-Qaeda.

As a young parish priest and visiting lecturer on philosophy at Babel College near Baghdad, Fr Hanna was kidnapped after celebrating Mass on August 15 and released o...

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CTS pamphlet: A Question of Death & Life

In this helpful pamphlet from CTS, Fr Neil McNicholas asks us to look at our attitudes towards death and as people of faith consider how we might live our life. After entering the Society of Jesus in Oregon he was sent to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle to assist in the 'area of patient and family support and counselling'. Then he was diagnosed with testicular cancer and f...

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Book launch: Reclaiming the Common Good

Reclaiming the Common Good - How Christians can help rebuild our broken world, published by Darton, Longman & Todd, is being launched tomorrow evening at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church

This new book explores what part Christians can play in building a better future of hope, peace, equality and justice. After decades of political consensus, we are entering a time in which everything abo...

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Book: 'Sudan’s Nuba Mountains – People Under Siege'

'Sudan’s Nuba Mountains – People Under Siege' edited by Sam Totten McFarland & Co Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina, USA, 2017

If you are discouraged by the state of the world, this collection of essays may restore your faith in the capacity of individuals to make a difference. American activist and academic Sam Totten has brought together the stories of...

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Hope in Action - new book by Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Hope in Action - Reaching out to a World in Need by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, is published by SPCK on 3 September.

Hope in Action is based on various talks, lectures and broadcasts given by Cardinal Nichols between June 2015 and March 2017. In this inspiring and practical book, the Cardinal explores what we mean by Christian hope, what it means to be a disciple of mission, th...

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Book: A Dream Unfolds - The Story of Nano Nagle

A Dream Unfolds - The Story of Nano Nagle by Noela Fox, published by The Columba Press.

Nano Nagle is the epitome of modernity. She was a colossus who was ahead of her time. We are privileged to inhabit an epoch when, through the rapid evolution of the feminine, human progress is undergoing radical transformation. After millennia of suppression the emergence of woman is enrichin...

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