60 Catholics Who Changed the World by Gerard Verschuuren

60 Catholics Who Changed the World by Gerard Verschuuren

60 Catholics Who Changed the World

by Gerard M. Verschuuren

The Catholic Church has a longstanding and outstanding tradition that makes for a powerful source of innovations for the world. The sixty Catholics mentioned in this book testify to it. Each one of them made a significant contribution that we can, and do, benefit from every day.

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TESTIMONIALS

“Taken from various times and places, we have here specifically Catholics who, in their works and lives, have improved the world in one way or another. Many good things need to be invented, begun, organized, or planned. We have here a welcome reflection on who such people are and what they did because of their Catholic outlook on the world.” — Fr.  James V. Schall, S.J. (1928-2019), who was a Professor at Georgetown University.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Gerard M. Verschuuren is a human geneticist who also earned a doctorate in the philosophy of science. He studied and worked at universities in Europe and the United States. Currently semi-retired, he spends most of his time as a writer, speaker, and consultant on the interface of science and religion, faith and reason.

More information about his life and works may be found on his Wikipedia page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_Verschuuren

A review of Aquinas and Modern Science: A New Synthesis of Faith and Reason, by Gerard M. Verschuuren, has appeared in Volume 57, Issue 4 (December 2017) of the International Philosophical Quarterlyi>, and The Pluralist Game.

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Celebrating the Septuacentennial of Dante’s Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri began writing his Comedy, which traces a pilgrim’s progress to our true home in heaven, in the year 1308 and completed the work in the year 1320, publishing it in 1321, the same year he died. The Comedy begins in a Dark Wood of Despair and ends with the Beatific vision as Dante enters fully into the mind of God.

In this new translation, written in this interim septuacentennial anniversary period between completion and publication, and beautifully illustrated with the sculptures of Timothy Schmalz, Daniel Fitzpatrick makes the work accessible to the 21st century reader in celebration of Dante’s septuacentennial anniversary.

The translation and artwork will begin to be distributed via email at the pace of two cantos per week (Wednesdays and Sundays) on March 25, 2020, the first Dantedì, a day dedicated by the Italian government to celebrate the accomplishments of the Florentine poet, and will be completed by March 25, 2021, in time for the celebration of the septuacentennial.

To receive it in your email, please make  a donation of at least $5 through our GoFundMe by clicking here. Those who donate $50 or more will also receive a free copy of the first printed book – The Inferno – that will be published in the summer of 2020.  Those who donate $100 or more will receive a free copy of The Inferno and of The Purgatorio. Those who donate $150 or more will receive a free copy of The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso.   Those who donate $250 or more will receive free copies of all three books plus a larger sculpted gift item.

Note: the free copies will be mailed as each is completed over the course of the year. Just send your physical address to Sebastian Mahfood at mahfood@wcatradio.com.

Dante Alighieri

(1265-1321)

The Dark Wood – March 25, 2020
to
The Mind of God – March 25, 2021

About the Translator

Daniel Fitzpatrick grew up in New Orleans, LA, studied Philosophy at the University of Dallas and Holy Apostles College & Seminary, and lives in Hot Springs, AR, with his wife and two children. His poems and essays have been widely published. His first novel, Only the Lover Sings, was published by En Route Books and Media in 2020.

About the Illustrator

For over 25 years, Timothy Schmalz has been sculpting large scale sculptures. He is a figurative artist with his pieces installed worldwide. Some of his most reputed pieces are installed in historical churches in Rome and at the Vatican. Timothy describes his most important work as visual translations of the Bible. In this sculpture collection, Timothy provides visual translations of one of the greatest love poems Italy ever produced.

Reviews

Hanson, Aprille. “Arkansas translator hopes new project will support hospital.” Arkansas Catholic. May 5, 2020. Read the article here

Editorial. “Inspired by Dante, Alumnus Raises Funds for Italian Hospital.” The University of Dallas. April 6, 2020. Read the article here.

Editorial. “The Dante 700 Project by Timothy Schmalz.” La Gazzetta Italiana. April, 2020. Read the article here.

Schiffer, Kathy. “Celebrate Dante and Help Fight the Coronavirus: New sculptures and a new translation bring Dante’s Divine Comedy to life.” National Catholic Register. March 30, 2020. Read the article here.

Timothy Schmalz, Sculptor

Inferno – Canto I (March 25, 2020 – Dantedì!)

In the midst of the journey of our life
I returned to myself through a shadowy wood,
for the right way was barred.

Ah! How very hard it is to tell
the way of that wood, so savage and harsh and strong
that to dwell in it renews the fear!

Death itself can barely be more bitter.
But to tell you all the good I found,
I will speak of the other things I saw.

How I came to that place I can’t well recount,
filled with sleep as I was at that point
where I forsook the fine way.

But then I found the foot of a hill,
there where that valley that pierced
my heart with fear had failed.

I looked to the height and saw its shoulders
clothed in the early rays of that planet
that takes us straight through every road.

And now the fear that had burned
in the lake of my heart through that night
I’d passed with such distress was quieted a bit.

And as one who, with labored breathing
escapes from the fury of the sea to the shore
and turns to gaze on the perilous water,

so my soul, still fleeing,
turned around to marvel more at the pass
no living person ever left.

Then when I’d composed my weary body a bit,
I took up the way through the desert slope again,
my firm foot always the lower.

And look! Close to the start of the steep
was a leopard, light, so swift,
and covered with a spotted pelt;

and it refused to turn from me
and so much impeded my path
that I was often turned to descend.

It was the time of the morning’s return,
and the sun was climbing with those stars
that were with him when divine love

first moved those beauties;
so that despite that beast in its gaudy pelt
there still was cause to hope

in the time and in the sweet season;
but hardly had the fear left
when the sight of a lion appeared to me.

He seemed to come against me
with his head held high and with rabid hunger;
even the air appeared to tremble.

And a wolf, full of all longing,
who seemed a carcass in her thinness
and makes many live in wretchedness,

this so yoked my soul with the weight
of the fear that rushed up at the sight of her
That I lost the hope of the summit.

And as much as the one who soars in his gains
when the time comes that he must lose them
begins to weep in all his thought,

so did the pacing beast make me,
that, coming against me, little by little
repelled me to where the sun is silent.

While I retreated to the low ground,
there, ahead, a faint figure was shown to my eyes
through the long silence.

When I saw him in that great desert
I cried out to him, “Have mercy on me,
whatever it is you are, whether shade or certain man.”

He replied: “Not a man, though man I was,
and my parents were from Lombardy,
both Mantuans by birth.

I was born beneath Caesar, though it was late,
and I lived in Rome under good Augustus
in the time of the false gods.

I was a poet, and I sang that just
son of Anchises who came from Troy
then when proud Ilium was burned.

But why are you returning to such suffering?
why do you not ascend the delightful mountain,
the source and cause of all joy?”

“Are you then Vergil, that fountain
pouring forth so rich a flow of speech?”
I answered him, my brow clouded with shame.

“O honor and light of other poets,
let the long study and the great love
that made me so search your work avail me.

You are my master and my maker,
you alone are him from whom I took
the lovely style that made my fame.

You see the beast from whom I turned;
protect me from her, famous sage,
from her who makes my blood and pulses falter.”

“For you there is another way to be taken,”
he said on seeing me weeping,
“if you wish to escape this savage place;

since this beast by whom you cry
allows no man to pass her way
but harries him so harshly as to kill him;

and her nature is so wicked and fierce
that her yearning want is never appeased
and after the feast is more famished than before.

many are the beasts by which she mates,
and still there will be more before the hound
should come to make her die hatefully.

This hound won’t eat of lands or riches
but of wisdom, love, and strength,
and his birth will be between felt and felt.

He will be the salvation of lowly Italy
for which the virgin Camilla, Euryalus
and Turnus and Nisus died by iron.

this hound will hunt her in every village,
until he’s returned her to the fire
from which the primal envy loosed her.

Thus for your sake I think you ought
to follow me, and I will be your guide,
and I will lead you from here through an endless place;

there you’ll hear the desperate shrieks,
you’ll see the ancient suffering souls,
crying out in their second death;

and you will see those content
in the flame for hope of coming among the blessed,
whenever that should be.

If then you should wish to rise to those,
you’ll find a worthier soul than I:
I’ll leave you with her in my parting;

for that emperor who reigns on high,
because I was a rebel to his law,
wills not that I should come into his city.

He reigns in every part and there he rules,
there is his city and the high seat;
oh, happy is he elected to be there!”

And I to him: “Poet, I entreat you
by that God you knew not,
that I might flee this evil and worse,

guide me to that city you’ve described,
that I might see St. Peter’s door
and those you call so sorrowful.”
And so he moved on, and I came close behind.

Mary and Bioethics: An Exploration

Mary and Bioethics: An Exploration

Mary and Bioethics: An Exploration

by Francis Etheredge

Whether it is the problem of pain, the messiness of our relationships or the confusion circulating about human identity, it is possible to think that we do not have anything to learn from the Virgin Mary, spouse of St. Joseph and Mother of the Lord, regarding our understanding of the human race; indeed, that Mary is somehow superficial to who we are as human beings and is a kind of devotional addition to her son Jesus Christ. However, considering the nature of woman opens upon a vision of the gift of human being as fundamentally ordered to relationship. The reality of men and women, neither exalted nor diminished, is discovered to be a gift-to-be-gratefully received; and, on reflection, this turns out to be a necessary redress of the many imbalances in the self-understanding of our times. In other words, reflecting on Mary, the Mother of the Lord, yields a foundational insight into the very moment of human conception, a clearer perception of human participation in the mystery of redemption and, at the same time, a fountain of insights concerning many of the bio-ethical problems of our time.

The book is woven through, from beginning to end, with a variety of contributions, a number of which contain the gems of faith-enriched-experience: the General Foreword is by Dr. Anthony Williams, with introductions to each of the seven chapters by Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis, Maria Maffucci, Laura Elm, Edmund Adamus, Dr. Michal Pruski, Dr. Moira McQueen and Leah Palmer, followed by an End Word by Bishop John Keenan of Paisley, Scotland.

[Cover Image: Jesus by Kiko Arguello, Founding Catechist of the Neocatechumenal Way]

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CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

General Foreword by Dr. Anthony Williams

Prologue: Pain in the “Biological Family”; “Soma: a Holiday from Reality”; and “Mary and Bioethics”

General Introductions to Each Chapter of the Book: Chapters One to Seven

Foreword to Chapter 1: Dr. Mary Anne Urlakis 

Chapter One: The Holy Family: Celibacy and Marriage: A Reflection on the “Passage” from the Jewish Rite of Marriage to the Christian Sacrament of Marriage:

General Introduction: Background: Continuity between the Old and the New Covenant; A new Appreciation of the Transformation of Marriage; Background: Scripture and Marriage

The Book of Tobit (I); Christ and the Covenant (II); The Marriage of Mary and Joseph (III); Christ and His vocation to Celibacy (IV): Cornelius and his family (V); Conclusion.

Foreword to Chapter 2: Maria McFadden Maffucci

Chapter Two: Part I of a Marian Triptych: Mary is the Choice of God:

My interest in whether or not there needs to be a new Dogmatic Statement on the Mystery of Mary (I); Mary ‘Gate of Heaven’ (II); Sharers in the Suffering of Christ (III); Some Objections to this Point of View (IV); and Conclusion (V).

Foreword to Chapter 3: Laura Elm

Chapter Three: Part II of a Marian Triptych: Our Hope in Mary:

Hope in the Reality of the Holy Family (I); The Definition of Hope and the Coming of Christ (II); How many Hopes Appear to us as Impossible?! (III); How Does Mary Help us to Hope? (IV); Two Objections to our Hope in Mary (V); Conclusion.

Foreword to Chapter 4: Edmund Adamus

Chapter Four: Part III of a Marian Triptych: Mary and Prayer:

The Emergence of Mary (I); Mary and the Prayer of the Church (II); Marian Prayer and the Covenant: The Conversation of Conversion (III)

Foreword to Chapter 5: Dr. Michal Pruski

Chapter Five: The First Instant of Mary’s Ensoulment:

Introduction: Two Possible Meanings of the One Reality of Human Conception; The Dogma of the Immaculate Conception: Two Instants or One Moment? (I); The Help of the Doctrine of Original Sin (II); A Discrepancy Between the Implied First Instant of Fertilization in the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception and the Definition of Conception in the English Translation of Donum Vitae (III); Conclusion: The Need for a More Precise Definition of Human Conception in the Documents of the Church

Foreword to Chapter 6: Dr. Moira McQueen

Chapter Six: Mary and Bioethics:

Introduction: Being-in-Relationship; Man, male and female, Christ and Mary (I); Mary and Bioethics (II); Mary and Gender Ideology (III); Marriage and Parenting: A Dynamic Conclusion

Foreword to Chapter 7: Leah Palmer

Chapter Seven: Love, Scripture, Suffering and Bioethical Questions:

The command to “Be fruitful and multiply” and the Cross of Infertility (I); The Biblical Account of the Suffering of Infertility (II); and, finally, Love and Bioethics (III)

Epilogue: The manufacture of children and the reality of relationship; Biblical prophecy and the Church’s criticism of fathers; Is there a way back to the future of marriage and family life?; Reasonable and graced humility; The radical originality of God

An End Word: A New Beginning – by Bishop John Keenan of Paisley, Scotland

Testimonials

“With depth and clarity Francis Etheredge in Mary and Bioethics: An Exploration shows how theological appreciation of Mary’s role in the Incarnation can illumine our understanding of many issues in bioethics. The suffering that leads to such technological solutions is not evaded. Introductory segments to each chapter also show its relevance to life. An authoritative and perceptive work—highly recommended. – Mary Shivanandan, STD, author of Holy Family Model Not Exception

Mary and Bioethics is a unique and timely tome. In a world where we’ve forgotten what it means to be human, what it means to be a man-father or woman-mother, a world grown cold that treats human life as a commodity, a ‘throwaway’ culture, Mary helps us rediscover our dignity! Mary herself is a Catechism. If we can learn to read her–‘our tainted nature’s solitary boast’–we will not only grow in self-understanding, but feel the warmth of her love for us.” –Sr. Helena Raphael Burns, fsp, Theology of the Body presenter, @SrHelenaBurns

“From a secular perspective, bioethics cannot be more disconnected from Mary; however, from that of the Catholic Christian, Mary is none other than the Mother of all the Living. In Mary and Bioethics, Francis Etheredge provides a well-researched and referenced interlace between Mariology and bioethics. Etheredge shows that bioethics lacking a Marian view, accepting life as a divine gift, is fundamentally ill-equipped to respond to human suffering genuinely and compassionately.”  — Eric Manuel Torres, BHlthSci & MOrthoptics (LaTrobe), MNSc (Melb), GradDipTheol (CTC/UDiv), MTS (CTC/UDiv), AOBR, MOA, RN, Assoc. Member CMAV. Melbourne based Catholic moral theologian and bioethicist.

“In Mary and Bioethics, Francis Etheredge has assembled the leading global Mariologists whose contributions sear the soul with inspired insights into the life, heart and soul of our mother Mary that one will remember forever and which wonderfully complement his work.” — Gordon Nary, Editor, Profiles in Catholicism

“This insightful book urges a novel anthropological approach to the complex issues surrounding marriage, the family, bioethics, and the frantic search for fulfilment that characterizes many societies today. It is in Mary, who alone fully corresponded to God’s design for humanity, and was ever open to grace, that we find the best response to those who would seek their self-realization in a radical affirmation of personal liberty. In place of an illusory freedom that reduces us to biologically determined entities, Mary offers us a vision of life, of the human person, as gift, a gift from God to which we may respond in kind, transforming our perspective as we face the multiple challenges of this topsy-turvy world. In place of manufactured solutions to the human condition – whether gender reassignment, abortion, genetic manipulation, in-vitro fertilization – Mary’s radical choice of God, even in the face of unimaginable challenges, shows us how we can transcend our sense of helplessness by recognizing that it is precisely in our limitedness as creatures that we can discover our infinite potential as children of God.” – Brian K Reynolds, Fu Jen Catholic University, Author of Gateway to Heaven: Marian Doctrine and Devotion in the Patristic and Medieval Periods

“Francis Etheredge masterfully demonstrates that without recourse to God, bioethics is ultimately without meaning. Worse still, it is destined to endorse a culture of death in the face of human suffering. How much we have to learn about human life as a Divine gift especially from Mary, Seat of Wisdom and Mediatrix of all Graces!” – Dr. Pravin Thevathasan, MB.BS, MRPsych, MSc (Medical Ethics), Consultant Psychiatrist and Editor, Catholic Medical Quarterly

“Francis Etheredge has inspired us to look to the Blessed Mother—particularly in and through her Immaculate Conception—as reason and hope for our greater understanding of ensoulment. Contributing to the understanding of when a human being—body and soul—comes to be is critically important when it comes to ethical implications of experimentations and procedures in the fields of biology, biotechnology, infertility, etc. as they relate to the dignity of the human person and the preservation and aid of human life. Mary was God’s choice to bring about the Incarnation of Christ. Etheredge proposes that we have far more to glean and appreciate from this “Gate of Heaven”, as she is called, in our quest for identifying the beginnings of our personhood, accepting the gifts and calling of our gender, and understanding the significance and relevance of marriage between one man and one woman and its corresponding correlation to Christ’s spousal relationship to his Church.” — Kimberly Bruce has an M.A. in Theology in Apologetics. She is a Catholic author and speaker.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Francis Etheredge is married with eleven children, three of whom are in heaven. Marriage and family life are a work of graced nature: a single reality which has a history and is a vocation. Through sharing his life, Francis hopes that others will discover the God who comes to help.

Francis is the author of Scripture: A Unique Word, and a trilogy From Truth and Truth (Volume I-“Faithful Reason”; Volume II-“Faith and Reason in Dialogue”; Volume III-“Faith Is Married Reason”), all of which are published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing; The Human Person: A Bioethical Word, The Family on Pilgrimage: God Leads through Dead EndsThe Prayerful Kissand Conception: An Icon of the Beginningall of which are published by En Route Books and Media.

Francis is currently a freelance writer and speaker and his “Posts” on LinkedIn can be viewed here. Poetry; short articles; autobiographical blog; excerpts from books; and “Philosophize: A Ten Minute Write.”

He has earned a BA Div (Hons), MA in Catholic Theology, PGC in Biblical Studies, PGC in Higher Education, and an MA in Marriage and Family (Distinction).

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by Roger Skrenes

Much of what we receive through media of social communications does not concern itself with either God or the soul.

So it is up to each of us to make ourselves aware of the pathways to God and the evidence for the existence of our souls.

Such wisdom will give young people a reason for living their lives well and older people a reason for their hope.

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TESTIMONIALS

“Roger Skrenes demonstrates in New Paths to God and the Soul  St. Augustine’s maxim that faith and science cannot be shown to be in conflict when properly understood.” – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, Institute of Theological Encounter with Science and Technology

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Robert Hanley

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TESTIMONIALS

“You have given me homily material. In a very subtle way, [Robert] brings in faith…the way God reveals Himself. If you were looking for a simple, good gift . . . you couldn’t go wrong with this. Anybody would like it – atheist, agnostic, deeply religious person. It’s just good human wisdom!”— His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York

“There’s a lot of wisdom here in these little stories. I am a better man for having read this book.” — Charles Champlin, Arts Editor Emeritus, Los Angeles Times

“It’s rare that one comes across a book that is so beautifully written, the contents of which are so wonderful and inspiring, that you have the sensation of coasting down a gentle slope on a big old, fire engine red, Schwinn bicycle, passing as you go marvelous trees from which you are able to pluck the choicest fruits of wisdom and insight. This is a fantastic book! You will take it with you wherever you go because you will not be able to put it down. Get it for anyone and everyone on your gift list.” – Fr. Lawrence Tucker, SOLT, author of To Whom the Heart Decided to Love

“This is a fascinating, fast read book. In each interesting episode we discover again and again the joy of relishing the inner gifts we have as a way to peace, contentment and fulfillment, rather than entering the rat race of doing more and acquiring more things. Robert Hanley is a person comfortable in his own skin and he invites us to enjoy being who we are called to be. While most authors write from the perspective of experience, Hanley writes from the perspective of eternity, like he’s already in heaven calling us home. This is a must-read book!” –Bishop Emeritus Robert Hermann, Archdiocese of St. Louis, author of Come Alive in Jesus

“Through a series of charming vignettes about his journey and those of the people he has met, Robert Hanley has woven a welcome tapestry of worthy lessons for practical and spiritual growth and a better life. Perseverance, fortitude, humility, dealing with humiliation, contentment, coincidence or providence, and faith all come to light in these stories, with readers being invited to reflect upon who they really are—and who they want to be and the choices they make in life. This engaging book of wisdom and love is one that you will want to read again and again.” — Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Washington

“I so enjoyed it! Practical, down to earth, but filled with great wisdom.” — Most Rev. Gerald Wilkerson, D.D., Archdiocese of L.A., San Fernando Pastoral Region

“Robert is truly onto something in these simple, beautiful and insightful vignettes on life. He has prompted in me the memory of a line from a song in Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Mass’ in which we are reminded that, ‘God is the simplest of all.’ Well, in his book Robert takes us on a journey that is both simple and sublime. I simply loved it and suspect that you will too!” — Most Rev. Joseph V. Brennan, Diocese of Fresno, California

“Written with insight, compassion, and love, with humor as a bonus. ‘The Leash’ chapter touched me and tickled me.” — George Shapiro, Executive Producer, Seinfeld

“This is a book that distills truth from the smallest–and most profound–of human experiences.” — Gordon Livingston, M.D., author of Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart

“Everyone loves a short book with good stories, humor, and life lessons. Robert Hanley has given us one–while reminding us to look for meaning in everyday events, to be forgiving, and to be humble. A heartwarming read!” — Hal Urban, author of Life’s Greatest Lessons

“Robert Hanley’s writing is filled with charm, grace, and style. Best of all, he is a very special storyteller. Enjoy.” — Mike Downey, columnist, Chicago Tribune

“Delightful! Robert tells his story quickly and effectively while delivering valuable insights. He entertains as he shares what’s inside him . . . and invites us to reflect on what’s inside ourselves.” — Rev. Bob Bonnot, Sr. VP, Programming, Hallmark Channel

“A beautiful book written with wisdom and love.” — Cristina Carlino, Founder of philosophy

“I think these are nice stories, nicely told by a very nice man. I also think I’ve got to get a thesaurus.” — Jim Brogan, stand-up comedian, writer, and talent coordinator, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

“I read it at night before bed for many nights! I appreciated your appreciation of events you express as bite size digestible snacks. A worthy undertaking, since that is really what our lives are made up of – bite size snacks to relish every day.” — Trina Paulus, author, Hope for the Flowers

Articles and Media about the Book

Steele,  Lee. After a long Hollywood career, Robert Hanley shares a lifetime of insights in Fairfield. (October 10, 2019)

ROBERT HANLEY has a wide-ranging career in show business, using his talents to entertain as well as uplift people. As an actor, he’s been cast in over 100 television shows, hosted game shows for the ABC and CBS television networks, and, as a singer/comedian backed by his own seventeen-piece orchestra, he entertains at many of the finest venues in Los Angeles for some of the most worthwhile charitable and nonprofit organizations in need. For over twenty-five years, Robert has also used his communication skills as a writer and speaker to educate, inspire and motivate thousands of people. Drawing on his personal experiences–many of which are detailed in this book–he regularly conducts seminars on the subject of finding a better, more meaningful life. He has been featured in numerous major media outlets across the country including NBC Nightly News, Washington (DC) Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, and Chicago Tribune. Both the city and county of Los Angeles have honored him with their respective Humanitarian of the Year awards.

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At Mass with Jesus on Calvary: Reflections on the Prayers of the Mass and the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist

by Fr. Gene Martens, SJ

For the ordinary Catholic, this book will clarify the teaching of the Catholic Church on the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Even more, by means of its in-depth reflections on the prayers of the Mass, it will inspire and help Catholics in their daily lives to experience in an ever more meaningful and more enriching way their belief in the Real Presence, their participation in the celebration of the Mass, and their visits to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  Furthermore, should a Catholic who has given up belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist happen to read this book, it will enable him or her to realize the truth of this most marvelous gift of God to his Church and thus to accept once again its blessing in his or her life.

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REVIEWS

Fr. James Swetnam, SJ, review entitled “An Important Book on an Important Problem”

 

TESTIMONIALS

“What enrichment to my Catholic faith I have received by reading Fr Martens’ book! I feel blessed to have the opportunity to receive a new depth of understanding in the celebration of the Mass. Thank you, Fr. Martens, for revealing these many complex mysteries to us.” –Mrs. Pamela Paull

At Mass with Jesus on Calvary is concise and yet surprisingly rich; as reasonable as it is pious; as suffused with Scripture as with the Church’s magisterial teachings. Fr. Gene Martens spreads ray after ray of illuminating light on the hidden Deity of the Eucharist, on the Christ Who invites us to join Him on Calvary that we one day may come to see Him face to face. I highly recommend this book to all who seek greater understanding the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and more intimate union with Christ.” – Kevin Vost, Psy.D., author of books including Memorize the Mass!, Memorize the Latin Mass! and 12 Life Lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas

“For many years, we had the honor of hosting retreats for alumni and friends at Rockhurst High School that were led by Fr. Martens. Each were filled with messages like those in his book about Christ’s gift of the Eucharist. His book brings to life for the reader the beauty and meaning of these celebrations, which are so central to our Catholic faith and Jesuit spirituality. Fr. Martens Christ-like way of presenting these profoundly life-changing themes is a true gift for the faithful who will open his or her heart to the Lord.” – Laurence W. Freeman, Chief Advancement Officer, Rockhurst High School

“Fr. Martens’ book provides detailed connections between scripture, mass prayers, and church documents. We appreciate most his early point: ‘The Eucharist is not just a matter of our personal union with Jesus in Holy Communion. It also obliges and enables us to imitate Jesus in serving others.’” – Mike and Carol Mathews, Married couple, parents, and long-time residents of the Midwest. Mike worked for Celebration Magazine and is active in social service efforts. Carol was liturgist for Holy Spirit Parish and is active in diocesan liturgy work.

“Father Martens’ book At Mass with Jesus on Calvary will be an inspiring companion for all Catholics, especially teachers in parochial schools, PSR and RCIA programs, liturgies and all participants in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Readers will gain deep insights and feel Father’s profound reverence on every page.” – Charlene Nauert, Member of the St. Louis Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission

“Father Martens’ deep personal faith and devotion to the Eucharist is evident as he guides the reader to a deeper understanding of the Real Presence and invites us all to a fuller participation in the Mass through enhancing our awareness and comprehension.” – Patricia M Balke, PhD, author & educator, In God’s Image: Male and Female

“Fr. Martens gives us an insightful reminder into the beliefs of our Catholic faith, the Eucharist and the Mass. His examination is a thought-provoking journey into a better understanding of the Transubstantiation, giving biblical references and theological background for this gift to us. It is an important book for those who want to search further into the doctrine supporting this sacrament, those who are religious educators, or those who are preparing for Lay Ministry in the church.” – Sharon A. Curry, Catechist, and Eucharistic Minister

“Fr. Marten’s knowledge and understanding of the Eucharistic presence, the core of the Catholic belief, is an insightful reflection of his personal faith and hope. It affirms the words of the hymn, “without seeing you, we love you, without seeing you, we believe, you are our Savior, we believe in you.” – Sr. Carlene Welker, D.C., Pastoral Associate, Our Lady of the Holy Cross, St. Louis, MO

“Fr. Martens provides an awareness of key words and phrases in the Eucharistic prayers that gives the lay person a new depth of meaning while enriching their understanding of the Mass. This book would be excellent for a small-group study of the Mass.” – Patricia A. Meyer, LLM, Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, FL

“Knowledge and the ability to teach are two separate gifts. Fr. Martens has both and demonstrates it with this book. When he addresses a student’s question on the Real Presence, ‘how do you squeeze a man into that tiny piece of bread?’ – it shows he is in touch with the person in the pew.” – Roger F. Meyer, Scripture Study Facilitator, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Seminole, FL

“Fr. Gene Martens provides a beautiful explication of the sacred gift of the Eucharist. Through his ordinary language and insightful metaphors, he offers a valuable resource that is vibrant and compelling as well as easy to understand–perfect for use in adult formation programs in a parish setting and preparation material for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.” – Angie Doerr, Director of Religious Education Emerita, St. Francis Xavier College Church, St. Louis, Missouri
“The thoughts of Fr. Gene Martens on the Eucharist are in spiritual harmony with St. Paul who describes faithful followers as the body of Christ. All who love the Eucharist as communal celebration with the real presence of Christ will be enriched by this book.” – Vic Hummert, Hospital Jail Chaplain
“In this book, far from struggling, faith and reason celebrate together. It’s one of the miracles of the Eucharist. This is a comforting read, reminding us page after page that the Truth does not change. Expressions might and ought to; Truth does not. Our intellects, like a searchlight that doesn’t reach so far, cannot penetrate the mystery but can indeed throw light on the wonders of the Sacrament. Fr Martens has done all of that and written it in plain language and vivid image.” – Fr Joe Tetlow, SJ
“Evident in this book is the author’s years of success in the classroom. His style is clear and informative, always geared toward the student – of any age.  I recommend this book to those who are seeking to deepen their love and devotion to the Eucharist as well as to those in adult formation programs in parish settings. They won’t need a discussion starter.” – Sr. Marianne Postiglione, RSM, Associate Director, Emerita, ITEST

“I highly recommend this book because Father’s spiritual life has allowed him to live his words and reflect to those who know him a better relationship with our God. I am excited to recommend this book and know it will bless many with his knowledge and efforts.” – Carol Atchity, BVM

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fr. Gene Martens, SJ, holds Licentiate Degrees in Philosophy and Theology from St. Louis University. He also holds a Certificate of Higher Religious Education from the Institut Pastorale Cathechetique of the Catholic Faculty at the University of Strasbourg, in France.

From 1966 to 1976, Fr. Martens taught religion at Rockhurst Jesuit High School in Kansas City, Missouri. During those years, in the wake of Vatican Council II, he gave numerous religious conferences to parents and helped to present a diocesan training program for religion teachers. He was a member of the editorial team which produced A New Look at Life, published by Paulist Press in 1970, as the eighth-grade program for the English language version of the “Come to the Father” series of religion texts.

Over the years from 1966 until the present, Fr. Martens has preached dozens of retreats to Religious Women, lay women and men, and also a few to high-school students. In addition, he has given many Days of Recollection or Spiritual Conferences to priests and other adults and even a few talks to children. As part of most of these various forms of spiritual education, Fr. Martens included lectures on the nature and meaning of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

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