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Recent Releases from CCCB Publications Service

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Here are some recent documents and resources from the CCCB's Publications Service. Information on ordering these documents can be found at the bottom of this page.

CHOOSE LIFE - WORKSHOPS ON THE ENCYCLICAL EVANGELIUM VITAE

These four workshops address current ethical issues such as assisted suicide and euthanasia, the death penalty, abortion and the new reproductive technologies.

The resource includes: a series of four 2.5-hour workshops for use with groups or by individuals a workshop model for a day-long event case studies, role plays, cartoons 28 appendices to accompany the workshop models and for individual reflection notes on content, goal, process, role of facilitator and individual use additional suggestions for reflection and action bookmarks containing insights from the encyclical

112 pages, 21.5 x 28 cm, full-colour cover, saddle stitched: $14.95 (code 4-330) ISBN 0-88997-408-X

ENCYCLICAL LETTER EVANGELIUM VITAE ON THE VALUE AND INVIOLABILITY OF HUMAN LIFE

This Encyclical Letter by Pope John Paul II is a comprehensive treatise on human life from various aspects: sociological, theological, moral, and pastoral. Its four chapters correspond to each of these aspects and discuss 1) present threats against life, 2) the Christian message on Life, 3) the law of God, and 4) an appeal for a new culture of life.

196 pages, 12.5 x 23 cm: $4.95 (code 4-304) ISBN 0-88997-326-1

THE BISHOP: SERVANT OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE HOPE OF THE WORLD

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The title of this document shows the importance of the place of the bishop at the heart of the message of hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for Pope John Paul II has made this the theme of the next Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will be held during the Jubilee Year 2000.

LIST OF CHAPTERS
I: The Mission of the Bishop Today
II: Some Characteristics of the Bishop's Ministry
III: The Pastoral Ministry of the Bishop in a Diocese
IV: The Bishop: Minister of the Gospel for All People
V: The Spiritual Life of the Bishop

88 pages, 18 x 27 cm, soft cover: $9.95 (code 4-364) ISBN 0-88997-416-0

APOSTOLIC LETTER DIES DOMINI OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY AND FAITHFUL OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ON KEEPING THE LORD'S DAY HOLY

Among the thirty-seven themes discussed in the five chapters of the book, there are:

From the Sabbath to Sunday
The weekly Easter
Growing distinction from the Sabbath
The eighth day: image of eternity
An indispensable day!
The Eucharistic assembly
The table of the word
Easter banquet and fraternal gathering
From Mass to "mission"
The Sunday obligation
A celebration involving all
Other moments of the Christian Sunday
Sunday assemblies without a priest
Radio and television
Sunday in the Liturgical Year

104 pages, 13 x 23 cm, soft cover: $8.95 (code 4-352) ISBN 0-88997-414-4

Congregation for Catholic Education & Congregation for the Clergy

BASIC NORMS FOR THE FORMATION OF PERMANENT DEACONS

DIRECTORY FOR THE MINISTRY AND LIFE OF PERMANENT DEACONS

These two documents by the Congregations for Catholic Education and the Clergy are published in one book, with a joint declaration and introduction. The directives contained in the documents pertain to permanent deacons of the secular clergy, although many of them, with due adaptation, may also be applied to permanent deacons who are members of Institutes of Consecrated Life or Societies of Apostolic Life.

152 pages, 15 x 21 cm, laminated full-colour cover: $14.95 (code 4-349) ISBN 0-88997-412-8


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