Pastoral Care

101 QUICK QUESTIONS WITH CATHOLIC ANSWERS MARRIAGE DIVORCE AND ANNULMENT

$6.95

For Catholics, marriage isnt just an institution: Its a sacrament.

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9781933919423
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2011-05-31
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101 QUICK QUESTIONS WITH CATHOLIC ANSWERS SEXUALITY

$6.95
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GRPCB347

ACT OF GOD ACTIVE GOD

$9.00

This book raises in a straightforward fashion the faith-related questions that the victims/survivors of natural disasters have as a result of this experience. Is the disaster an act of God? Did God cause the disaster? If God is all powerful, why did God allow it to happen? The author then goes on to argue that God is active in our questions, confusion, and doubts, as well as in those who help -- either individually or as communities of faith. He discusses the dynamics of the caregiver/care receiver relationship from the perspective of the care receiver to provide insights into how natural disaster victims can face an uncertain future with hope and faith. A final chapter for caregivers provides help for the emotional and spiritual health of those who assist others in times of disaster. Appendices provide practical, close-to-the-ground tools.

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9780800632151
Publication Date: 
2001-02-20

ADDICTION

$15.00

Chances are, no church is immune to the drug demographics in America. Pointing out that addiction is a pervasive problem in North American society, Lynn Dann provides pastors and other pastoral caregivers with crucial help in understanding the needs of the addicted, their families, and the congregations of which they are a part. He draws on years of experience as a pastor and a certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor to offer practical guidance on how to recognize the addicted and minister effectively to them.

Dann begins by outlining, in clear and accessible terms, the best contemporary thinking on the nature of addiction. From there he moves to a discussion of the particular resources that Christian churches can add to the treatment of addiction and the support of the addicted and their families. Finally, he includes tools for preaching and teaching on the nature of our drug-obsessed culture and biblical themes related to the care of the addicted. Those who are just beginning in pastoral ministry, as well as those who have engaged in it for many years, will find this an invaluable resource for knowing how to deal with this tragic and increasingly prevalent problem.

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9780687045044
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2002-10-31
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ADDICTIONS COUNSELING

$16.95

This wholly revised and updated edition of Addictions Counseling is widely read by professional counselors as well as ministers, teachers, and nurses. Topics include the counselor's role in recovery, treatment approaches, and sample treatment plans.

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9780824522629
Publication Date: 
2004-04-30

ADOPTEES COME OF AGE

$20.95

Ronald Nydam acquaints the pastoral counselor with some of the struggles that adopted people confront in their development and in their adult lives. Drawn from the compelling stories of people who have been adopted, this book provides an intelligent and accessible description of the distinct emotional and spiritual challenges faced by adoptees and their families.

The purpose of the Counseling and Pastoral Theology series is to address clinical issues that arise among particular populations currently neglected in the literature on pastoral care and counseling. This series is committed to enhancing both the theoretical base and the clinical expertise of pastoral caregivers by providing a pastoral theological paradigm that will inform both assessment and intervention with persons in these specific populations.

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9780664256715
Publication Date: 
1999-07-31

AGING IN THE CHURCH: HOW SOCIAL RELATIONSHIOS AFFECT HEALTH

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$36.95

A growing number of studies indicate that social ties that are formed by older people in the church have a significant positive impact on their physical and mental health. Aging in the Church: How Social Relationships Affect Health by Neal Krause constitutes the first attempt to provide a comprehensive assessment of the various types of relationships that stem from church involvement.

Among the many types of relationships Krause explores are closecompanion friendships, social-support structures (such as assistance provided by fellow church members during difficult times), and interactions that arise from Bible study and prayer groups. Through his thorough investigation of the underlying links between these relationships and the ways they relate to attributes like forgiveness, hope, gratitude, and altruism, the author hopes to explain why older adults who are involved in religious activities tend to enjoy better physical and mental health than those who are not involved in religious communities. Going well beyond merely reviewing the existing research on this subject, Aging in the Church provides a blueprint for taking research on church-based social relationships and health to the next level by identifying conceptual and methodological issues that investigators will have to confront as they delve more deeply into these connections.

Though these are complex issues, readers will find plain language throughout, along with literature drawn from a wide array of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, public health, medicine, psychiatry, nursing, social work, gerontology, and theology. Insights from these diverse fields are supplemented with ideas drawn from literature, poetry, philosophy, and ethics. As a result, Aging in the Church takes on a truly interdisciplinary focus that will appeal to a wide variety of scholars, researchers, and students.

 

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9781599471440

AIDS & ETHICS

$22.50

Should a physician with AIDS be required to inform his or her patients? Does a physician have an obligation to warn the partner who wants this fact kept secret? Should all newborns and pregnant women be screened for HIV? Should insurance companies be required to insure patients who test positive for the disease? Professionals and society at large are confronted by a wide range of complex ethical issues produced by the AIDS health crisis.

AIDS and Ethics is the first major collection of essays on the complex ethical issues created by the AIDS crisis. The nation's leading bioethics experts from the fields of law, medicine, philosophy, political science, religion, and social work present original and accessible essays. They address current controversial issues related to the tension between civil rights and public health, mandatory HIV testing, human subjects research, health care insurance, AIDS education, militant AIDS activism, the physician-patient relationship, issues of privacy, and legal issues. This important book will provide philosophical and practical guidelines to health care and human service professionals, policy makers, scholars, and others affected by the AIDS crisis.

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9780231073592
Publication Date: 
1993-11-10

ALL GODS CHILDREN

$14.95

In this much-needed reminder for those struggling to live faithful lives today, Steven McKenzie insists that the Bible's true message leads Christians away from the evils of racism and narrowness of bigotry to God's vision of humanity and unity.

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9780664256951
Publication Date: 
1997-02-28

ANNULMENT A GUIDE FOR RCIA CANDIDATES MINISTERS AND OTHERS

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$9.95

Annulment provides a user-friendly summary of the process of applying for a decree of nullity of a former marriage. Primarily intended for RCIA candidates, it is also helpful to RCIA staff and volunteers who will guide the candidates through this process or will simply answer their questions about it. The book also emphasizes the healing and pastoral guidance that can come from the annulment process.

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9780809149575
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2015-10-15
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ANNULMENT THE WEDDING THAT WAS

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$14.95

A primer on how the church determines nullity of marriage and the mechanics of canon law process.

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9780809138449
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1999-02-28
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ANNULMENT YOUR CHANCE TO REMAR

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$14.99

Here is the only book that explains fully in lay terms the grounds and procedures by which Roman Catholics who have undergone civil divorces can also have their former marriages annulled by the Church.

In the last decade alone, annulements in the United States have increased from 350 to over 30,000. At present, there are an estimated eight million divorced American Catholics, banned from full participation in the Church if the remarry without obtaining an annulment. Many of these people could obtain annulments -- yet, until the publication of Annulment, the lack of proper information and guidance has discouraged the majority of them.

This book makes available the rights of divorce Catholics under the Revised Code of Canon Law, which is now in effect. In everyday language, this authoritative handbook takes readers step by step through the process, defines the laws as they now exist, sorts through misconceptions and fears surrounding annulment procedures, dicusses the meaning and rationale behind the rules, lays out all the grounds (including the new psychological grounds), examines all factors (including costs), defines the various apporaches, and provides samples of the forms involved.

The author, a lawyer himself, consulted with canon lawyers, priests, and laypeople, -- some of whom have already used his manual with success.Annulment offers hope and solid help to the increasing number of people directly and indirectly affected by the divorce-remarriage-annulment problem. Zwack cuts cleanly through the Gordian knot of uncertainty to point the way for realistic, clear, effective solutions to this longstanding, anguished problem.

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9780062509901
Publication Date: 
1983-11-30

ANNULMENT-STEP BY STEP GUIDE

$9.95
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9780879461270

ANNULMENT: 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR CATHOLICS

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$11.99

Catholics considering annulment often find themselves with more questions than answers, uncertain how to proceed. Aren't annulments just Catholic divorce? Do I need to hire a lawyer? How much does the process cost?

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9780867168730
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2009-11-30
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ANNULMENTS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

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$13.99

Annulment. A perplexing word. To some, both Catholics and non-Catholics alike, it is synonymous with Catholic divorce. Many questions abound regarding this issue, one which unfortunately touches the lives of many in the Church today. In this helpful book, canon and civil lawyer Edward N. Peters clears up some of the confusion by answering the most commonly-asked annulment questions in a thorough yet-easy-to-understand style.

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9781932645002
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2004-04-30
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ANSWERING JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES

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$12.95

"One of the best approaches is to 'know the competition,' and in this regard Jason Evert's book will prove to be a useful tool in combating the Jehovah's Witnesses' mindset and doctrines. This work is intended for the 'average Catholic' who has no formal training in theology, and so it is designed to be easily understood and practical. Beginning with the foundations of the Watchtower organization, the author deals with its presidents and history, moves next through the basic structure and content of the Jehovah's Witness' world, and then discusses the various doctrines of the Watchtower and how to refute them. Particular attention is given to some 'favorite verses' and standard topics that a Witness will typically use in attacking the Catholic faith. Finally, some extremely helpful and practical suggestions are offered for how to interact with someone who has become a Jehovah's Witness.

"There are some good resources generally available for use in refuting the Watchtower's theology. But very few of them proceed from a specifically Catholic perspective, so invariably such resources will be helpful only to a point. Catholics need not be at a disadvantage, however. Since this book is written by a staff apologist at Catholic Answers, the reader can rest assured that its contents are faithful to the Church's teachings. It is time that Catholics begin to reclaim the spiritual ground lost to the Watchtower organization, and with the help of this book, I am confident that this goal is well within our reach." -Joel Peters, author, teacher, and authority on Jehovah's Witnesses

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9781888992212

ART OF GROWING OLD

$14.00

This is a book for all adults interested in increasing satisfaction in their lives. Each chapter moves f rom theory to practice, with thought-provoking questions, sp ecific suggestions, and clear illustrations. '

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9780806636177
Publication Date: 
2000-09-04

ART OF LISTENING

$22.00

The art of listening lies at the heart of pastoral ministry. Listeningestablishes a genuine relationship between persons and creates anenvironment for authentic dialogue. This book provides a comprehensivestudy of the art of listening for those currently practicingor studying for vocations in pastoral care and counseling.Neil Pembroke constructs a practical theology of what it meansto be a supportive, healing, growth-promoting caregiver. He buildshis theology on the work of Gabriel Marcel and Martin Buber, twophilosophers who posited meeting or dialogue as primary in interpretingthe nature of human existence in the world. Throughoutthe book Pembroke applies the approach of these two thinkers tothe practical task of pastoral care, showing that meaningful person-to-person dialogue is the result of availability, which involves receptionof the other, and confirmation, which encourages others togrow into their God-endowed potential.The first book to isolate and present in practical terms theessential components of effective pastoral care, this book is mustreading for everyone employed by the profession.

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9780802839671
Publication Date: 
2002-08-29
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BEFORE THE FALL

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$12.95

Church and theological seminary leaders have long desired a guidebook to help them orient candidates for ministry to the issue of sexuality and ministry. This is that book. Nils Friberg and Mark Laaser lay out the major problems and guidelines for solutions.

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9780814623916

BEGINNING TO HEAL

$10.95

There's nothing as wonderful as starting to heal, waking up in the morning and knowing that nobody can hurt you if you don't let them.

Beginning to Heal offers hope and guidance for all survivors starting the healing journey. No matter how great your pain today, you can not only heal but thrive. Based on the authors' bestseller The Courage to Heal, this Revised Edition of Beginning to Heal takes you through the key stages of the healing process, from crisis times to breaking the silence, grief, and anger, to resolution and moving on. It includes inspirational highlights, clear explanations, practical suggestions, and compelling accounts of survivors' pain, their strength, and their triumphs.

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9780060564698
Publication Date: 
2003-11-10
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BEYOND GAY

$14.95

What does it mean to be Catholic and gay? A former gay-rights activist and recent convert examines this flash-point issue.

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9780879736903
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1999-08-31
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BEYOND NICE

$15.00

Making the Difference is the first book ever to examine the category of gender as it has been and is now understood in the social sciences and its pertinence for religion and theology. One of the most significant phenomena within Western Christianity over the last generation has been the emergence of feminism and feminist theology. They are sparked by such issues as inclusive language, understandings of God, ordination of women, patriarchal patterns reflected in Christian traditions, and the role of women's experience in religion. Yet, in confronting all these concerns, feminist reflections return inexorably to the debate over the meaning and significant of gender, gender difference, and the social construction of gender. Increasing sophistication in theology and ministry on gender questions requires disciplined attention to how gender itself has been analyzed in anthropology, biology, psychoanalysis, and philosophy. Graham's bright and clear work is a detailed and critical inquiry into these disciplines and their profound import for our understanding of human culture and identity, as well as for theology, church policy, and Christian practice.

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9780800632564
Publication Date: 
2000-11-30

BEYOND THE SCANDALS

$18.00

Lloyd Rediger is a uniquely qualified national expert on all these questions with a strong message for clergy about their sexuality, spirituality, and behavior. In this timely volume, which incorporates material from his earlier volume Ministry and Sexuality, Rediger brings his extensive research, clinical experience, and theological insights to bear on the topic. He offers a comprehensive, authoritative account of clergy sexuality and sexual ethics with up-to-date legal information; helpful research on ethnic, gender, and denominational factors; a religious and moral framework for understanding clergy sexuality; and analysis of the sexual problems encountered by clergy. This volume could well become the standard pro-fessional resource for clergy in a new era of increased accountability and moral reflection.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780800636135
Publication Date: 
2003-07-31

BIBLE AND HOMOSEXUAL PRACTICE

$49.00

Gagnon offers the most thorough analysis to date of the biblical texts relating to homosexuality. His strong and clearly articulated argument establishes that the Bible contains a unanimous witness defining same-sex intercourse as sin. He does so while rigorously engaging biblical scholars and historians who have written both for and against this understanding of same-sex intercourse. In addition, he demonstrates systematically why attempts to classify as irrelevant for our contemporary context the Bible's rejection of same-sex intercourse fail to do justice to the biblical texts. His conclusions are clear and compassionate, as he cautions readers on all sides of the debate against a truncated gospel, and challenges all to strive for a holistic view of the command to love God and neighbor.

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9780687084135
Publication Date: 
2007-07-31
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BODY BROKEN FOR A BROKEN PEOPLE DIVORCE REMARRIAGE AND THE EUCHARIST

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$29.95

The writings of the New Testament, without fail, indicate that the Eucharist is not a reward for the perfect, but God's gracious remedy and nourishment for the weak. The Gospels of Mark (14:17-31) and Matthew (26:20-35) locate Jesus' final meal with his disciples within a narrative "frame" that tells the audience that he breaks his body and spills his blood for them: betrayers and deniers.
In a bold final move, Professor Moloney examines the New Testament's discussion of divorce, remarriage, and access to the eucharistic table. The earliest Church's accommodation of Jesus' teaching is part of our inspired Sacred Scriptures. The contemporary Church needs to question whether the current tradition concerning the divorced and remarried has not "distorted" the original revealed Tradition. Paul tells us why: "For God has called us to peace" (1 Cor 7:15).

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9780809149711
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2016-02-29
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