Norbert Krapf, past Indiana Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize nominee, emeritus prof. of English at Long Island University, and author of twenty-five critically acclaimed books, has written a new book, "Catholic Boy Blues: A Poet's Journal of Healing." Norbert is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. After fifty years of struggling with his past, he felt that by confronting it in writing, he could offer fellow victims comfort, healing, and a sense of freedom from the long-term effects of abuse. The 130 poems he selected from the 325 he wrote came in four voices: the boy he was, the man he became, Mr. Blues (a fictional friend, mentor, and counselor), and the Priest.
A set of 24 miniature books arranged in sequence, The Story of Christmas Story Book Set and Advent Calendar is a wonderfully illustrated retelling of the story of Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus through the beloved holiday custom of keeping an Advent calendar.
Critically-acclaimed author Donald Cozzens that takes us behind the scenes of the Roman Catholic Church for an unflinching look at clergy sexual abuse and its very personal consequences. Cozzens weaves an intricate story of scholars and trained killers, bishops and priests, church ladies and clandestine operatives struggling--each in their own way--to protect the institution they venerate or to blow the lid off the oldest boys' club in the world.
With gripping narrative and solid scholarship, Sweeney charts hell's evolution from the Old Testament underworld Sheol, through history and literature, to the greatest influencer of all time: Dante's Inferno.
The primary goal of this book is to tell the story of Vatican II by allowing those who witnessed the Council up close to tell their stories - not only about life in Rome from 1962 to '65, but their subsequent life journeys, all of which were unavoidably influenced by this watershed event in the history of the Catholic Church
Focusing on eleven 'great' men from the Bible, Fr. Martin Pable explains their identity, sacred stories, and messages for today's men. Featuring Abraham, the flawed father; Joseph, a model of reconciliation; Moses, a spiritual-political leader; David, from greatness to failure and back; John the Baptist, a man without ego; Peter, more heart than rock; and more.
Ten classic chants and canons of Taize, beautifully prayed and recorded live during Evening Prayer at Gort Muire Conference Center in Dublin, Ireland.
This collection of intriguing black and white images was born of the artist's experience of oneness -- the timeless connection of all things -- and his effort to fill the void caused by the emptiness of the human spirit. Viewers who engage with these images may begin to see the endless possibilities of who we are and what we can become: one family in a vast universe.
Here is the story of a Jewish woman of the first century, Miryam of Natzeret, who lived in a time village nestled in the hills of Yisreal at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. She had parents, friends, a husband, a son, and she struggled to understand the strange things happening to her in a time and a place with more than its share of turmoil, both political and religious. What happened tested both her faith and courage.
This thorough volume offers up-to-date information and practical guidelines for board members and executives of nonprofit organizations, large or small.
The first step on the spiritual path is WAKING UP. Here is a reflection on the idea of awakening to God's call for mystical union.
After his best-selling book, Falling Upward, Richard Rohr takes us on a journey to find our True Selves and to overcome the petty distractions of our egos-- the essential tasks of mature and soulful spirituality.