Seminarians - Required Books

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THIRD-THEOLOGY (Core Courses)

FALL SEMESTER

Ecclesiology - Rev. Thomas F. Schmitt

Phan, Peter C., ed.,  The Gift of the Church, Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, (Bookstore - 11 @ $33)

Ratzinger, Joseph, Called to Communion: Understanding the Church Today, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1996,
ISBN: 978-0898705782, (Bookstore - 8 @ $10)

Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents, ed. Austin Flannery, O.P.  ISBN: 978-0918344373 - (typical for the Vatican II documents  is the 1992 edition available from Liturgical Press or the 1996 printing by Costello Publishing—any edition is OK; the Flannery translation is preferred).

In addition, these two sources are needed:

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana; 2nd Revised & enlarged edition (April 16, 2000),  ISBN: 978-1574551099, (Bookstore - 9 @ $20)

Dupuis, Jacques, ed., The Christian Faith, Staten Island, NY: Alba House, 2001, Alba House; 7th Rev edition (May 18, 2001),  ISBN: 978-0818908934, (Bookstore - 11 @ $17)        

Many may already have purchased the above title.  It is a collection of Church documents, similar to Denziger but ordered by theological topics.  Ignatius Press now has an English version of Denziger.  Most of the actual documents are also available online.

We will also be reading documents of Pope John Paul II and (the then) Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.  They will be available online or Fr. Schmitt will provide copies as handouts as they are assigned.

 

Sacraments of Christian Initiation - Rev. Thomas F. Schmitt

Dauphinais, Raymond and Matthew Levering (eds.).  Rediscovering Aquinas and the Sacraments,  Chicago:  Hillenbrand Books, 2011,  ISBN: 978-1595250322, (Bookstore - 6 @ $13)                                                                                
Haffner, Paul. The Sacramental Mystery  rev. ed.  Leominster, Herefordshire: Gracewing, 2008,  ISBN: 978-0852444764  BE SURE TO GET REVISED ED, (Bookstore - 8 @ $21)

Van Roo, William A., S.J.  The Christian Sacrament,  Rome: Editrice Pontificia Università Gregoriana, 1992,  ISBN: 978-8876526527, (Bookstore - 7 @ $25)

This title could be ordered from either Loyola Press (Chicago) or PAX Book (Rome):

LoyolaPress

PAXBook

Rite of Baptism for Children, New York: Catholic Book Publishing Co., 1970-1977, ISBN: 978-0899421360           

Rite of Christian Initiation of AdultsNew York: Catholic Book Publishing Co., 1988,  ISBN: 978-0899423555    

Please Note:  the Haffner Book, which will be used for priesthood course as well, is available from the English book distributor “Book Depository” for a good price and free shipping.  Though the original was published in 1999 (and is often listed this way), the second edition was published in 2007; please make sure that it is the 2007 edition.. http://www.bookdepository.com/Sacramental-Mystery-Paul-Haffner/9780852444764 (In fact, you might consider this website as an alternative to Amazon in some cases.)

In addition, these two sources are needed:

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana; 2nd Revised & enlarged edition (April 16, 2000),  ISBN: 978-1574551099

Dupuis, Jacques, ed,  The Christian Faith, Staten Island, NY: Alba House, 2001, Alba House; 7th Rev edition (May 18, 2001),  ISBN: 978-0818908934    

Many may already have purchased the above title.  It is a collection of Church documents, similar to Denziger but ordered by theological topics.  Ignatius Press now has an English version of Denziger.  Most of the actual documents are also available online.


Liturgical Preaching - Rev. Msgr. James Mongelluzzo

Required Reading:
 

United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, Preaching the Mystery of Faith:  The Sunday Homily,  Washington, DC: USCCB Publications, 2012,  ISBN 978-1-57455-494-6

Stephen V. DeLeers,  Written Text Becomes Living Word: the Vision and Practice of Sunday Preaching, Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2004,  ISBN 0-8146-2759-5, (Bookstore - 3 @ $14)

 

Moral Theology II: Catholic Social Doctrine - Rev. Mark Yavarone

Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2004; Sixth Printing, July 2011) ISBN: 978-1-57455-692-6, (Bookstore - 10 @ $23)

Catechism of the Catholic Church: Second Edition (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1997) ISBN: 978-1-57455-110-5, (Bookstore - 9 @ $20)

Course Packet - (Available in the Fall Semester). 
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The following documents are all downloadable online; some students may prefer to obtain a paperback copy.  The paperback editions of the older documents are getting more and more difficult to find!  Documents that I know to be available in paperback have an asterisk, followed by a source through which they can be ordered.

Rerum Novarum                    (Encyclical letter of Pope Leo XIII, 1891)
Quadragesimo Anno              (Encyclical letter of Pope Pius XI, 1931)
Mater et Magistra                 (Encyclical letter of Pope John XXIII, 1961)
Pacem in Terris                     (Encyclical letter of Pope John XXIII, 1963)
*Gaudium et Spes                  (Document of Vatican II, 1965) - store.pauline.org
Dignitatis Humanae               (Document of Vatican II, 1965)
Octogesima Adveniens          (Apostolic letter of Pope Paul VI, 1971)
*Laborem Exercens              (Encyclical letter of Pope John Paul II, 1981) - store.pauline.org
*Sollicitudo Rei Socialis      (Encyclical letter of Pope John Paul II, 1987) - www.usccb.org
Centesimus Annus                 (Encyclical letter of Pope John Paul II, 1991)          
*Deus Caritas Est                  (Encyclical letter of Pope Benedict XVI, 2005) - store.pauline.org
*Caritas in Veritate              (Encyclical letter of Pope Benedict XVI, 2009) - store.pauline.org
*Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States (2007, 2011) - www.usccb.org

 

SPRING SEMESTER

Theology of Priesthood

Introduction to Canon Law

New Testament: Paul and the Pauline Letters

Moral Theology III: Medical Ethics