Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Catholic Laity in the Mission of the Church

by Russell Shaw

It is in its 2nd printing! Here is what everyone is saying:

Its quiet magisterial tone has the mark of a classic.” —Jude P. Dougherty, Dean Emeritus, School of Philosophy, Catholic University of America

His insights in his new book help the reader not only to understand the role of “Catholic Laity in the Mission of the Church” but also the role of the laity in evangelizing the culture.” —Fr. C.J. McCloskey III, research fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute

On the problem of clericalism, no analysis has been more clear or constructive than that of Russell Shaw. His is a voice crying out in the wilderness.” —Dr. Scott Hahn from Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace

Russell Shaw shows us how to recover our sanity and live out the awesome vocation of the lay saint that the world so desperately needs.” —Mark P. Shea, Senior Content Editor, Catholic Exchange

If you are truly interested in light, rather than heat ... it is worth spending a few contemplative hours with Russell Shaw.” —Robert Royal (National Catholic Reporter 12/9/05)

"The content and organization of the 12 chapters in the book make it a good choice for parish-based faith-sharing groups." -(Catholic News Service 05/06)

This is the definitive book out today on the role of the laity in the Church, vocations, lay apostolate, and clericalism. With its glossary, it is a great resource for group study for both adults and advanced high schoolers.

From the early years of the Church through the post-Vatican II era, Mr. Shaw covers the lay vocation and advises us how to evangelize our present culture.

Russell Shaw is author or co-author of sixteen previous books, including To Hunt, To Shoot, To Entertain: Clericalism and the Catholic Laity (Ignatius Press, 1993), Papal Primacy in the Third Millennium (Our Sunday Visitor, 2000), and, with Germain Grisez, Personal Vocation: God Calls Everyone By Name (Our Sunday Visitor, 2003). Shaw is editor of Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Catholic Doctrine (1997) and a contributing editor of Crisis and Columbia magazines. He was the director of information for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops/United States Catholic Conference from 1969 to 1987 and of the Knights of Columbus from 1987 to 1997. He is a consultor of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and teaches at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome. He and his wife have five children and nine grandchildren.

196 pages Softcover: Sold Out!