Tag Archives: School of Theology and Ministry

Personal retreat with the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Boston College graduate Joe Laramie, S.J., national director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, has written a retreat guide that draws on the wisdom of Ignatian spirituality. Love Him Ever More: A 9-Day Personal Retreat with the Sacred Heart of … Continue reading

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The future of priesthood and ministry

A fresh conversation is needed around the formation of priests in order for ordained ministry to flourish going forward, according to the new book Priestly Ministry and the People of God (Orbis Books), co-edited by Boston College theologians Richard Gaillardetz, … Continue reading

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Synodality

Pope Francis has described synodality as the new model of Church. He said that “a synodal Church is a Church that listens…in which everyone has something to learn.” In this model, bishops should listen to the people of God, and … Continue reading

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Freedom and joy in commitment

In his new book The Freedom of Missing Out (Loyola Press, 2022), Boston College alumnus Rev. Michael Rossmann, S.J., shatters the popular conception that we should say yes to everything lest we miss out on something better. He taps into … Continue reading

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The Shepherd of Hermas

The Shepherd of Hermas is one of the oldest and most widely read Christian works. Copied in Latin, Ethiopic, Coptic, Middle Persian, and Georgian, the Shepherd had far-reaching influence. A new volume of essays looks at the religious experience in … Continue reading

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A theology for the pilgrim church

BC School of Theology and Ministry Professor Rev. Richard Lennan explores the possibilities for a more faithful, just, and creative church—one responsive to the movement of grace—in his new book Tilling the Church: Theology for an Unfinished Project (Liturgical Press, … Continue reading

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The theology of pilgrimages

It is not surprising that pilgrimages attract broad interest from travelers, dreamers, and readers. Despite the enduring popularity of pilgrimages, Christian theology has not fully engaged this reality. In his new book, The Pilgrim Paradigm: Faith in Motion (Paulist Press, … Continue reading

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Texts Less Traveled

Texts Less Traveled: Exploring Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles, and Revelation (Paulist Press, 2022) is the latest book by New Testament scholar Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., dean and professor of the BC School of Theology and Ministry. Fr. Stegman highlights some key, … Continue reading

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What Makes Education Catholic

In his new book What Makes Education Catholic: Spiritual Foundations (Orbis Books, 2021), internationally renowned religious education expert Thomas Groome offers brief overviews of some of the important voices in the Catholic intellectual tradition and Catholicism with whom he feels … Continue reading

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Try a little tenderness

In his new book, Gregory Boyle, S.J., shares moving stories he has collected from his experience as founder and director of Homeboy Industries, the largest and most successful gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. The Whole Language: The … Continue reading

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