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Gathering Interest

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The Guide to the Sacraments Collection brings together seven volumes by authors such as Kenan B. Osborne and Cardinal Thomas Collins. Explore the underlying significance of the sacraments, trace their development through history, and examine the place of each sacrament in the post-Vatican II Church.

Ideal for priests, catechists, seminarians and religious educators, the Guide to the Sacraments Collection emphasizes practical knowledge for understanding, teaching, and implementing the sacraments. It offers a general introduction to sacramental theology, guidelines on sacramental basics, an overview of what the sacraments mean today, and much more.

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Key Features

  • Offers practical guidance to understanding, teaching, and implementing the sacraments
  • Examines the significance of the sacraments in the Catholic Church today
  • Reflects on the theology of the sacraments and their development through history

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Individual Titles

The Book of Sacramental Basics

  • Author: Tad Guzie
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1982
  • Pages: 144

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This fundamental work explores the underlying meaning of Christian sacraments and how they function. In a concise and readable way Tad Guzie offers a modern understanding of the sacraments—not as encounters that “give grace” but as opportunities for people already in God’s grace to celebrate that fact. In the process he enriches our understanding of the symbolic aspect of human life and the profound social dimension of the Christian religion.

A major book, not to be missed.

—Fr. Andrew M. Greeley, author, Priests: A Calling in Crisis

Tad Guzie is a professor of religious education at the University of Calgary in Alberta. He is the author of several books, including Jesus and the Eucharist.

The Christian Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist

  • Author: Kenan B. Osborne
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 256

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Fr. Kenan B. Osborne brings contemporary theological insights to the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist—which together form the introduction to Christian sacramental life. Osborne presents the best biblical, ecumenical, and modern sacramental thinking for creating a post-Vatican II sacramental theology. His work combines theological, spiritual, and liturgical dimensions of sacramental preparation, and is designed for those engaged both in teaching sacraments and in preparing others for their reception.

Kenan B. Osborne OFM, is emeritus professor of systematic theology at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California. He is a Franciscan priest. He is the author of several books, including Christian Sacraments in a Postmodern World, Sacramental Guidelines, Sacramental Theology, and The Christian Sacraments of Initiation.

Cornerstones of Faith: Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Stewardship

  • Author: Thomas Cardinal Collins
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 96

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Thomas Cardinal Collins addresses fundamental elements Christian discipleship—reconciliation, Eucharist, and stewardship—in this collection of three pastoral letters from his tenure as archbishop of Edmonton.

Thomas Cardinal Collins (b. January 16, 1947) is archbishop of Toronto, Canada. He holds a PhD in sacred theology from the Pontifical Georgian University, and an LSS from the Pontifical Biblical Institute. He was appointed a cardinal in 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI.

Sacramental Guidelines: A Companion to the New Catechism for Religious Educators

  • Author: Kenan B. Osborne
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 160

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In this volume, Fr. Kenan B. Osborne provides helpful guidelines for anyone preparing classes that deal with the sacraments. In clear and logical order, Osborne lays out the hierarchy of truths involved in sacramental instruction. He identifies which doctrines of the church are “immutable truths” that must be taught. He also discusses statements which are official teachings of the church, but which may change in time. Finally, he describes those areas in sacramental teaching still being debated by reputable Catholic theologians.

Sacramental Guidelines is an indispensable tool for religious education teachers. Parents and pastors will appreciate its straightforward overview of the sacraments and how they function in our faith.

Kenan B. Osborne OFM, is emeritus professor of systematic theology at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California. He is a Franciscan priest. He is the author of several books, including Christian Sacraments in a Postmodern World, Sacramental Guidelines, Sacramental Theology, and The Christian Sacraments of Initiation.

Sacramental Theology: General Introduction

  • Author: Kenan B. Osborne
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 160

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Sacramental Theology is a general introduction to the whole study of sacraments. Author Kenan B. Osborne analyzes them from the perspective of the sacrament that is Christ and the Church.

Ecumenical in its presentation, Sacramental Theology overviews the complete teaching of the Catholic Church and links it to a wide range of Anglican and Protestant thought as well. Osborne masterfully weaves the teaching of Vatican II on the sacraments with the rich tradition of sacramental theology through the centuries.

Sacramental Theology makes an excellent text book for college-level classes, seminary programs, and adult religious studies programs.

Kenan B. Osborne OFM, is emeritus professor of systematic theology at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California. He is a Franciscan priest. He is the author of several books, including Christian Sacraments in a Postmodern World, Sacramental Guidelines, Sacramental Theology, and The Christian Sacraments of Initiation.

Sacraments Revisited: What Do They Mean Today?

  • Author: Liam Kelly
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 192

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In Sacraments Revisited, Liam Kelly takes each of the seven sacraments in turn—baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, reconciliation, matrimony, holy orders, and the sacrament of the sick—and explores their fascinating history, how each sacrament came about and how they have developed within the life of the Church. Throughout each chapter, he poses a series of questions to help us revisit our own experiences, and to explore the richness which lies within the celebration of each sacrament.

As well as being a valuable resource for personal reflection, Sacraments Revisited is ideal for catechists and those involved in adult education, and for use in parishes and RCIA groups.

This book gives a full account of the sacraments of the Church and does so in a manner which is accessible and inviting. It will be extremely helpful to catechists and those who make themselves available for the work of brining others to the sacraments.

—Vincent Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, England

Fr. Liam Kelly’s engaging and comprehensive book gives adults the opportunity to reflect on the sacraments. . . . I heartily recommend this book to anyone who wishes to deepen their faith. . .

—Fr. Andrew J. Faley, national adviser, Catechesis and Religious Education

Liam Kelly is a Roman Catholic priest in Derby, England. He studied at the English College in Rome and is much involved in adult education at local, diocesan, and national levels.

Sacred Mysteries: Sacramental Principles And Liturgical Practice

  • Author: Dennis C. Smolarski
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 224

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Dennis C. Smolarski reflects on the changes in liturgy since Vatican II, the quality of worship in our churches, and the degree to which the renewed liturgy has been effective. Smolarski opens by reviewing the continual process of reform in the Church, and reflects on the foundational principals for all liturgical action. He discusses each of the sacraments, with a particular reference to the way they are ritualized in the assembly. Finally he addresses practices that can cloud the experience of mystery during liturgical celebrations and thus inhibit the power of the rite. Clergy and laity who are concerned about the effectiveness of worship will find inspiration for enhancing the quality of their celebration.

Dennis C. Smolarski is a Jesuit priest who has been on the faculty of the department of mathematics and computer science at Santa Clara University in California since 1982. He has a long-time interest in Western and Eastern liturgies and occasionally assists at Byzantine Catholic parishes. He is the author of How Not to Say Mass and Sacred Mysteries.