The Pope Francis Agenda: His Teaching on Family, Protection of Life, Justice, Ecology, Women & the Church
Donal Dorr gives a comprehensive account of the teaching of Francis, drawing not only on the pope’s major documents but on his hundreds of public addresses and messages.
Topics covered include Francis’ views on the defence of human life and of the family; the role of women in the Church; migration and trafficking; his condemnation of nuclear weapons; his insistence that simple everyday language should be used in translating the liturgy; his radical criticism of the present unjust structures of our world; and the need to repair our damaged relationship with our planet.
2019 278.pages R435.00
Pope Francis and His Critics: Historical and Theological Perspectives
James J. Bacik
Pope Francis and His Critics offers a broad assessment of Francis and his pontificate, keeping in mind important criticisms mounted by his detractors. An opening chapter summarizes a representative sampling of five-year evaluations of the Francis papacy.
Subsequent chapters take up the views of the first Latin American pope as well as his critics on specific topics: gender issues, work and business, consumerism, caring for the poor, liturgy, communion for divorced and remarried, and clergy sex abuse.
A distinctive feature of the book is a careful analysis of the recent book, To Change the Church, by Ross Douthat, which has received much attention in the religious and secular world.
2019 136 pages R275.00
Pope Francis and the Liturgy: The Call to Holiness and Mission
Kevin W. Irwin
Pope Francis and the Liturgy summarizes, analyzes, and assesses the ways Pope Francis understands the liturgy both in relation to the initiatives and teachings of his predecessors, and in particular through his specific contributions, both in word and in deed, about the liturgy and about the mission dimension of living what we celebrate.
2019 192 pages R525.00