News – September 2014
- Provincial Assembly November 6-8September 25, 2014A Provincial Assembly will be held from November 6-8 at My Father’s House in Moodus, CT.
- LAST CALL Twelve Men Who Dared Answer by Ronda Chervin Ph.D. (Author, Editor)September 5, 2014Colorful stories of twelve men collared by the Lord in their latter days (including members of the MSA), compiled and edited by their philosophy professor, Dr. Ronda Chervin, who has herself authored over fifty books. Embellishing each story of personal conversion and priestly vocation is a poem on the priesthood by Ronda Chervin, and a prayer for priests by a saint. The book is illustrated throughout with woodcuts and engravings from numerous sources. Visit Dr. Chervin’s websites at rondachervin.com and spirtualityrunningtogod.com. Read her daily blogs at www.goodbooksmedia.com.
- 15 Days of Prayer with Eusebe-Henri Menard by Christian RodembourgSeptember 5, 2014Christian Rodembourg invites us to join with Fr. Eusebe-Henri Menard in a bold spiritual adventure rooted in Divine tenderness for our world. A renowned Franciscan preacher, Father Menard probed, charmed and inspired many young adults to join with him and follow Jesus to be leaven in the world around them — to be that Divine tenderness. A fearless prophet of our own times and a true son of Francis of Assisi, Fr. Menard established the spiritual family and the Society of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles in Montreal (Canada) in which the laity, Religious Sisters/Brothers and priests all worked together in the mission of the Church.
- How America Law Lost God by Rev. Deacon John McDermott MSASeptember 5, 2014This meticulously-researched and well-documented volume is an eye-opening, disturbing survey of how our Founding Fathers envisioned the matters of Church and state in the beginning, and how far we have strayed from their original publicly-stated reliance on God and His law. With numerous quotes from the great names in law through the ages, particularly from Aquinas and the Founding Fathers, this book clearly illustrates our country’s unmistakable downward spiral into confusion and immorality. Chapters cover such different issues as natural law, property rights, money and credit, slavery, obscenity, the right to life, parental rights in the education of children, and much more. A fascinating read-and a timely wake-up call.
- The True Believer by Rev. Jose Salazar MSASeptember 5, 2014In his ground breaking text The True Believer, Father José Alfonso Salazar, M.S.A., a member of the Society of the Missionaries of The Holy Apostles (a new congregation of the Franciscan family), puts forward that the Analogy of Being (Wisdom 13:5, Romans 1:20), first predicated at the Fourth Lateran Council (1215 AD-Denz 432) and later expounded upon by Saint Thomas Aquinas, and in the 20th century developed by Erich Pryzwara, S.J. and Reginald Garrigou LaGrange, O.P., is the overall transcendental concept which points unequivocally to the full truth of the Roman Catholic faith and demonstrates why the Catholic Church is the pillar and foundation of truth (I Timothy 3:15), the idea which is best suited to proving that fullness of truth to the rest of world; bringing the whole world to know, love, and worship God, the Most Holy Trinity through adoration of the Sacred Heart of the Lord Jesus, the King of Kings. The True Believer is the master tool, which is best suited to proving that universal truth to the rest of the world and is core for a 21st century Thomistic apologetics.
- Truth and Politics by Rev. Peter Samuel Kucer MSA S.T.DSeptember 5, 2014One of the perennial questions in political theology is how the concept of truth is defined and how such is grounded theologically. The answer to this determines, to a great degree, theological engagement with and appropriations of political systems and theological accounts of political and social order. Truth and Politics tackles this crucial question through an analysis and comparison of the thought of two of the most important contemporary Catholic and Protestant theologians, Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) and John Milbank. Peter Samuel Kucer here traces out the critical question of the relationship of theology and politics, particularly as it intersects with ecclesiology, through a focus on the issue of the theological relationship to socialism. In this, Kucer demonstrates the competing accoun