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Review: The Priestly Blessing: Rediscovering the Gift

The Priestly Blessing: Rediscovering the Gift by Stephen J. Rossetti My rating: 4 of 5 stars The subtitle of this book from the well-known writer on Catholic priesthood is most appropriate. 'Rediscovering the Gift' of the priestly blessing is something that argued for strenuously by Stephen Rosetti as he examines this significant and powerful part… Continue reading Review: The Priestly Blessing: Rediscovering the Gift

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Review: Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now

Sabbath as Resistance, New Edition with Study Guide: Saying No to the Culture of Now by Walter Brueggemann My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a dangerous little book that challenges the status quo of contemporary society. The push to produce, to acquire, to consume and to dominate is directly challenged in Walter Brueggeman's… Continue reading Review: Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now

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Review: See I Am Making Something New: A Canonical and Pastoral Guide to Founding Religious Institutes, Diocesan Hermits, Consecrated Virgins and New Forms of Consecrated Life

See I Am Making Something New: New Institutes, Diocesan Hermits and Consecrated Virgins and New Forms of Consecrated Life by Amy Hereford My rating: 3 of 5 stars Could someone please ensure my bishop that he should read nothing into my reading of this book!This volume looks at the phenomenon of consecrated life within the… Continue reading Review: See I Am Making Something New: A Canonical and Pastoral Guide to Founding Religious Institutes, Diocesan Hermits, Consecrated Virgins and New Forms of Consecrated Life

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Review: Broken for You: Jesus Christ the Catholic Priesthood & the Word of God

Broken for You: Jesus Christ the Catholic Priesthood & the Word of God by Francis J. Moloney My rating: 4 of 5 stars The celebration of Eucharist is central to the life of the Church and has been since Jesus said we should “do this” in his memory. For those ordained to the ordained priesthood,… Continue reading Review: Broken for You: Jesus Christ the Catholic Priesthood & the Word of God

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Review: Watching Out: Reflections on Justice and Injustice

Watching Out: reflections on justice and injustice by Julian Burnside My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sometimes being unwell provides a previously hidden opportunity for something enjoyable. Today that was the opportunity to read this book from Julian Burnside offering reflections on the justice system, not just the legal system.As those who know Burnside well,… Continue reading Review: Watching Out: Reflections on Justice and Injustice