Keep the Basket away from the Casket: Seven Indictments against the Collection of Mass offerings in Church

Keep the Basket away from the Casket: Seven Indictments against the Collection of Mass offerings in Church

Keep the Basket away from the Casket: Seven Indictments against the Collection of Mass Offerings in Church

by Fr. Eugen Nkardzedze

Keep the Basket away from the Casket not only poses a challenge to the acquisition and use of money in the Church, but it also offers a solution with God’s preference of mercy over sacrifice (Hos 6:6). In so doing, Fr. Nkardzedze provides practical lessons that teach the Church to pray when raising money, rather than to raise money when praying. He presents charity as the antidote to the love of money that forms the root of all evil. These seven indictments against the collection of Mass offerings in church provide a theology of money with radical solutions that call for the courage to reject ill-timed alms, donations, collections, and contributions. The Church’s mission, after all, is not to save money, but souls. If we administer the sacraments properly to the people, that is, place the food of salvation within their reach and fulfill our spiritual obligation, Fr. Nkardzedze demonstrates, God will provide for our material needs without our having to leverage the sacraments to obtain them. 

Paperback: $16.95 | Kindle: $9.99

TESTIMONIALS

“Excellent. Well written. Message to the point. We need it. Publish it.” – Bishop George Nkuo, Bishop of Kumbo. 

“This book is a catechetical treasure, rich with theological reflections on the collection and use of money in the Church. It is a well-articulated theology of money with appropriate and apt biblical references that emphasize the divine preference of mercy to sacrifice, the role of charity as the kingpin of all virtues, and that abuse of money does not take away its use.” – Rev. Kushu Solii Ngah (Ph.D/STD Syst, Theo.) [from the book’s Foreword)

“Thank you for writing this book, and may it be used in many houses of priestly formation.” – Dcn James Keating, PhD, Prof of Spiritual Theology, Kenrick Glennon Seminary, St Louis Missouri.

“This slim publication is a treasure trove that should be publicised throughout the Church in Cameroon – not only in the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda. Hence, the urgent need to consider a French edition.”
– Martin Jumbam, author of From the Highlands of Nkar to the World

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fr. Eugen Nkardzedze is a priest from the Diocese of Kumbo serving as fidei donum in the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas. He received a PhD in systematic theology from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He recently published the very high selling The Spirituality of Humor and Laughter: Why Good Things Happen to Bad People.

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From Where Shall Come Our Help? The Lament of Abused Persons

by Henry Onwusoro Ogbuji

This work of practical theology offers an alternative framework for addressing the global phenomenon of domestic violence, putting on the table a transformative, compassion-praxis, pastorally ministerial approach. While his context is broadly West Africa and particularly Nigeria, Fr. Ogbuji challenges all ecclesial and civil leadership worldwide that serve the hugely patriarchal cultures and the colonialist legacies that perpetuate the evil.

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TESTIMONIALS

“Henry Ogbuji offers an insightful analysis of the crisis of domestic violence in Nigeria. Drawing from a wealth of theological sources, the author puts forward an ecclesial framework to address the effects of violence towards the most vulnerable, especially women. This study is a valuable resource to pastors, preachers, priests, community organisers, and educators supporting healthy and robust communities of faith.” – Luis Menendez-Antuna, Assistant Professor of New Testament, Boston University School of Theology

“Rev. Dr. Henry Ogbuji masterfully articulated the devastating consequences of domestic violence in Nigeria and offered profound theological and scholarly solutions to address this malaise. From Where Shall Come Our Help is a must-read and should serve as a vade mecum for all clergy, counselors, therapists, and everyone involved in caring for victims of domestic violence. I hope this work will sting civil and ecclesiastical leaders to consciousness to do more to prevent domestic violence and provide resources for victims.” – Dr. Aloyius Sunny Ochasi, Clinical Bioethicist and Professor, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Henry Onwusoro Ogbuji is a priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, Nigeria. Ordained in 2003, he has served his diocese in various pastoral and administrative capacities as associate pastor, pastor and associate Diocesan Finance Administrator. One of the major pastoral challenges he has had as a pastor involved ministering to victims of domestic violence. Hence, it became an area of interest for him during his graduate studies in the US. He obtained a Master’s degree in Theology at Boston College (2017) and a doctorate in Transformational Leadership from Boston University (2022). Upon graduation from Boston University, the author returned to his home diocese in Nigeria and has since been engaged in pastoral ministry. Writing is poignant aperture to share his uniquely striking ministerial and academic experiences with a wider audience.

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Adicción a la Pantalla: Por Qué no Puedes Colgar ese Teléfono

por Sor Marysia Weber, RSM

¿Alguna vez ha sentido la urgencia irresistible de revisar sus mensajes de texto, publicaciones en los medios sociales o sus emails cada vez que su celular suena? ¿Está aumentando el tiempo que pasa con su celular? ¿Envía textos, accede a las redes sociales o abre sus emails mientras maneja? ¿Se ha encontrado, muchas veces sin pensarlo, revisando su celular aun cuando sabe que probablemente no hay nada nuevo o importante que ver?
 

En este libro, Adicción a la Pantalla: Por Qué no Puede Colgar ese Teléfono, Sor Marysia ha reunido un magnífico tratado contra la amenaza que se avecina y que intenta sobrepasar nuestras habilidades mentales de imaginar, crear, contemplar y de relacionarnos con nuestros hermanos y hermanas en Cristo. Al mismo tiempo, analiza la investigación fisiológica y psicológica actual en torno a la adicción a la pantalla y combina las verdades teológicas y filosóficas atemporales de la fe católica en una lectura que es fácil de entender.

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Subtítulos en español

TESTIMONIOS

“Algunos de nosotros solíamos ser soñadores despiertos, lo cual era bastante inofensivo a menos que perdiéramos el contacto con la realidad. Hoy en día, la mayoría de nosotros nos hemos convertido en YouTubers, también bastante inofensivos hasta que pierdes el contacto con las personas que te rodean. Lo que puede convertirse en una adicción grave, una adicción a las pantallas. Eso es lo que Sor Marysia Weber escribe en este excelente libro. Siendo una médica psiquiatra calificada, ella sabe de lo que está hablando. El libro no solo es extremadamente informativo, sino también muy práctico al brindarnos herramientas poderosas para ayudarnos, a nuestros hijos, a nuestros adolescentes y a nuestros adultos jóvenes. Es una mina de oro.” – Dr. Gerard M. Verschuuren, Genetista
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featuring
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WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session II, Part A
WCAT TV presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session II, Part B
WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session III, Part A
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WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session IV, Part A
WCAT TV presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session IV, Part B
WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Introduction to the Second Half
WCAT TV presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session V, Part A
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WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session VI, Part A
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sor Marysia Weber, RSM, DO, MA es una religiosa de la Orden Hermanas de la Misericordia de Alma, Michigan. Es médica, certificada en psiquiatría con una beca en Psiquiatría de Consulta y Enlace, y se capacitó en la Clínica Mayo de Rochester, Minnesota. También tiene una Maestría en Teología de la Universidad de Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. Ejerció la psiquiatría en la clínica médica multidisciplinaria de su instituto religioso, Sacred Heart Mercy Care Center en Alma, Michigan de 1988 a 2014. Se convirtió en la Directora de Vida Consagrada para la Arquidiócesis de San Luis en 2014.

Actualmente es miembro de la Junta de Revisión de la Arquidiócesis de San Luis, del Comité de Seguridad Infantil. Es facilitadora del Proyecto Raquel, es miembro de la Junta Ejecutiva de la Asociación Médica Católica, Capítulo de San Luis y del Instituto para el Encuentro Teológico con la Ciencia y la Tecnología. También es instructora clínica adjunta en el Departamento de Psiquiatría de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Washington, en San Luis, Missouri.

Sor Marysia ofrece talleres sobre diversos temas, como el apego humano, los límites y el desarrollo del carácter, la depresión y la ansiedad, el diálogo y la resolución, así como sobre los medios de comuni- cación social y sus efectos en el cerebro para el clero, seminaristas, comunidades religiosas para hombres y mujeres, padres, maestros y estudiantes. Es formadora en su propia comunidad religiosa. Presenta sobre la adicción a la pornografía en Internet—un enfoque católico del tratamiento a obispos, clérigos, seminaristas, comunidades religiosas, y laicos en todo los Estados Unidos y Europa. Presentó a los Obispos de los Estados Unidos, en Dallas, Texas, en 1992, el tema “Pedofilia y Otras Adicciones”. Fue miembro del Comité Ad Hoc de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos (USCCB) sobre abusos sexuales de 1994-1995.

Sor Marysia ha presentado a la Curia del Estado de la Ciudad del Vaticano el tema “Abuso sexual de menores por parte del Clero en Norteamérica” en 2002. Ha actuado como consultora experta en psicología para la Secretaría del Clero, Vida Consagrada y Vocaciones, de la USCCB. Entre sus publicaciones se encuentran “Medical Aspects of Addiction”; “The Roman Catholic Church Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests and Religious in the United States and Canada: What Have We Learned? Where Are We Going?”; “Pornography, Electronic Media and Priestly Formation”; Sus publicaciones en Seminary Journal incluyen: “Significant Markers of Human Maturation Applied to the Selection and Formation of Seminarians”; “The Discernment of a Priestly Vocation and the Expertise of Psychiatry and Psychology”; e “Internet Pornography and Priestly Formation: Medium and Content Collide With the Human Brain”. Su libro The Art of Accompaniment: Practical Steps for the Seminary Formator (En Route Books and Media, 2018) está a la venta en junto con Screen Adiction: Why You Can’t Put that Phone Down. Su capítulo “Guideposts for the Seminary Formator in Understanding and Assessing Levels of Preoccupation with Use of Internet Pornography and a Formative Process for Moving from Vice to Virtue” en Spiritual Husband-Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century está aún pendiente de publicación. También ha producido un breve vídeo sobre “Adicción a la Pantalla,” disponible al público en http://cathmed.org/videos.

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Faith and Facebook: Evangelizing a Rural Parish Community in Southeast Missouri through Social Media

by Fr. Dominic Ibok, D.Min.

In Southeast Missouri, where Catholics are a minority, the challenge of diminishing participation and reduced membership requires an intentional engagement of the inactive members and the unaffiliated within the community. Unfortunately, many members of the laity do not have the awareness or skills to evangelize. In a rural community, the challenges seem more significant due to limited personnel and resources.

This book aims to equip the laity with the skills and tools to evangelize inactive Catholics and the unaffiliated. It involves their growing in prayer, study, generosity, evangelization, and the discernment of their charisms. With the benefit of social media engagement like Facebook live stream, an opportunity to engage and evangelize is available for our rural parish community. The resources from experienced lay evangelists in evangelization and social media engagement will provide a template that can enhance the development of a program on evangelization for my rural parish community.

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TESTIMONIALS

“Fr. Dominic has demonstrated once again that he is out-standing in his field!” – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, co-author with Bishop Richard Henning of Missionary Priests in the Homeland: Our Call to Receive

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dominic O. Ibok was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and educated at Immaculate Conception High School Seminary, St. Joseph Major Seminary, and the Pontifical Urban University before completing his ordination studies at Kenrick School of Theology and his D.Min. studies at Aquinas Institute of Theology, both located in St. Louis, MO. He currently serves in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau in southeastern Missouri as the pastor of both Immaculate Conception Parish in New Madrid and Sacred Heart Parish in Caruthersville and is a chaplain in the Missouri Army National Guard. 

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99 Ways

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Human Sexuality

Human Sexuality

Human Sexuality: Precious Gift and Perilous Challenge with Particular Reference to the Sexual Abuse Scandal in the Church

by Fr. Dominic Anaeto

We live in an age when our sexuality speaks loudly and clamors for attention, so it is good that celibate men and women, and those who are married and single, prayerfully address this aspect of their lives which can present to them both a precious gift and perilous challenge. While the Catholic faith teaches that our sexuality is meant to conform unto love in order to serve a higher good, we acknowledge the very human failings, particularly in reference to the sexual abuse scandal, that have caused so much harm among the faithful. The intention of this book is to penitentially address those realities and call us back to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Paperback: $14.95 | Kindle: $9.99

TESTIMONIALS

“How are we to untangle the threads of sin, tragedy, and misguided policy in the sex-scandals of our times?  Surely, this requires an in depth analysis of the deepest meanings of sexuality. Reading Fr. Dominic Anaeto’s book, with its penetrating and original insights, is a way to begin.” – Dr. Ronda Chervin, Emerita Professor of Philosophy, Holy Apostles College and Seminary, author of numerous books on philosophical spirituality, Catholic TV and Radio presenter

“This is a new and unique exploration of the sexual nature of the human person as seen through the lens of both psychology and theology. The necessity and means of the proper formation of an integrated sexuality for both the celibate person and the married person is clarified, as well as some of the circumstances in modern life that can lead to a disintegrated and deformed sexuality. These insights can help us understand the intricate and fragile beauty of human sexuality as well as the complex and sorrowful nature of sexual abuse in individuals, in marriages, and in the recent scandals within the Church, as well as, hopefully, how to avoid the dangers of sexual abuse in the future.” – Kiki Latimer, co-author with Stephen D. Schwarz of Philosophy Begins in Wonder

“Fr. Dominic Anaeto speaks the truth with courage, addressing the sexual abuse scandal with grace and honesty.” – Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson, Professor of Dogmatic Theology, Holy Apostles College & Seminary and author of Survivor: A Memoir of Forgiveness

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fr. Dominic Ugoo Anaeto is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Nnewi in Nigeria. He holds a License in Spirituality from Gregorian University in Rome, a Doctorate in Pastoral Theology from the Lateran University also in Rome, and a diploma from the Christian Institute for the Study of Human Sexuality at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Illinois. He is a certified counselor on topics related to Human Development and Human Sexuality. He has served as the Director of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program at Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, CT, and as Director of Pastoral Formation at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, TX.

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From Functionalistic Willfulness to Transcendent Willingness: The Pathway to Formative Healing

by Msgr. Albert Kuuire

Msgr. Albert Kuuire explains that the formative healing of all life-threatening illness may be expedited through submission of the subject’s self-encapsulated functional will to the Transcendent Will in appreciative abandonment, which allows for the congenial unfolding of the subject’s foundational life-form. Kuuire intends in his study to do three things:

  1. to analyze the dissonant situation to which human illness may lead a person, and so prevent him or her from reaching formative healing. In this, he wishes to examine the contribution that a person’s functional will can make to this dissonant situation;
  2. to explore the interformational role which another can exert, both horizontally and especially vertically on the subject, and the dynamics that may ensue therefrom for the eventual foundationally formative healing of the person; and
  3. to study more closely the gradual shifts of the subject’s current form of life as he or she abandons him- or herself ever more fully to the Mystery of Formation in the unfolding of his or her Founding Life Form towards its fullness, made observable in the reformation and transformation of his or her core disposition of willingness.

Hardback: $39.95 | Paperback: $29.95 | Kindle: $9.99

TESTIMONIALS

“The concept of formative healing explained in this book is of great value to any program of pastoral formation.” – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, Lay Dominican of the Province of St. Albert the Great

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 


Msgr. Albert Kuuire has served as Vice-Rector and Director of Spiritual Formation at Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, CT, USA.

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