Our latest releases for those wanting to learn how to pray!
Deacon James Keating’s newest book, Spousal Prayer: A Way to Marital Happiness affirms that the sharing of hearts is a necessary commitment in both marriage and prayer. The mingling of the love of spouse with and in the love of God is and has always been the foundation for a life of peace, creativity, and vibrancy, not to mention sanctity. In fact, we cannot even understand what marriage is unless we look at how Christ loved His Bride, the Church, till the end (Jn 13:1). For the baptized, Christ has joined His love for the Church to the Sacrament of Marriage and Marriage, to His love for the Church.
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Father Scott Traynor’s book The Parish as a School of Prayer: Foundations for the New Evangelization recognizes Blessed John Paul II’s urging for priests to transform their parishes into powerhouses of prayer. The world today poses many hazards that are capable of progressively undermining faith. Divine Love alone is capable of inspiring, directing, and sustaining the Christian’s mission to transform culture according to God’s plan.
Other New Releases (and Coming Soon!)
This book examines comments by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in Light of the World regarding the recent Vatican instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with Regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in View of Their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders, which deals with homosexuality and the priesthood. This book demonstrates that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s comments on this issue have been consisstent both within his pontificate and while he held office at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. As sexual mores have changed in the culture, attempting to “normalize” homosexuality, the Church has developed guidelines for seminary formators, culminating in the instruction upon which Benedict commented.
Coming in November 2013
“Surely the formation of the human heart, as it relates to the formation of the priestly heart, is central to priestly formation. Affective formation is crucial to priestly fulfillment in knowing the measure of ourselves. Seminary formators will benefit greatly from the essays in this collection.” – Fr. Benedict D. O’Cinnsealaigh, STD; Rector, Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio
Contributors include: Suzanne Baars, MA, Kathryn Benes, PhD, Antony Bond, PsyD, Edward Hogan, PhD, Christina Lynch, PsyD, Rev Walter (Tad) Oxley, STD, and Christopher Stravitsch, MA.
Other Recent IPF Publications
Great resources for seminary faculty!
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