THE FRANCIS FACTOR
A New Departure
Authors: John Littleton & Eamon Maher
This volume of essays assesses the first year of the new papacy and seeks to elucidate what constitutes the ‘Francis Factor’. What is it about this man that makes people reconsider their attitude to Catholicism and to religion in general? Will he be able to effect change within an institution not renowned for its malleability? Is he all that different from his immediate predecessors or will he, like them, ultimately succumb to the tried and tested?
Among the contributors to this book are theologians, historians, journalists, clergy, sociologists and commentators of the highest calibre. Their assessments of Francis are based on his Jesuit formation, life experience, writings, interviews, spiritual witness and human interactions. The result is a highly thought-provoking and readable account of Francis the public and private man.
2014 240 pages R279.50
THE CHALLENGE OF PRIESTLESS PARISHES
Learning from Latin America
Editor: Edward L. Cleary
Traces the origins of priestless regions of the Catholic Church in five Latin American countries and demonstrates that the situation was far more common than previously described.
2014 205 pages R279.50
YOUNG IN THE SPIRIT
Spiritual Strengthening for Seniors and Caregivers
Author: Mary K. Doyle
Explores the impact of spirituality on aging and caregiving as well as how to strengthen our faith during our “golden years”.
2013 125 pages R155.00
AGAINST THE TIDE
The Radical Leadership of Pope Francis
Author: John L. Allen
Reveals a Pope who has fixed his sight on reform, on accountability and on the Church’s Social Gospel.
The author shows how the Pope’s actions reach out to those who are disinterested, disenfranchised and lost and how his leadership, while beginning a new era, has roots that stretch back 2000 years.
2014 64 pages R79.50