Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Annual Paulist Press Bargain Sale

It’s that most wonderful time of the year again, the annual sale from Paulist Press. With topics ranging from Faith Formation to Faith and Culture, from Sacraments to Spirituality, this sale has books you did not even know you wanted.
My best purchase was Vatican II: The Complete History. Normally $79.95, it is on sale until May 31 for just $15.99.
Other bargains include the Classics of Western Spirituality series. For example, you can buy the writings of John of Avila, normally $39.95, now just $9.78. Or the writings of John Baptist de La Salle now $6.74 instead of $26.95.
Dr. Lawrence Cunningham’s wonderful book, The Catholic Faith: An Introduction, is one that I have shared in the past so this year I bought two more copies at $5.98 each; the price of two was just a penny more than one copy at the regular price. This book is an introduction to Catholicism for college students, “painting a broad context of what a Catholic approach to the world is all about.” It is excellent for those who are considering becoming Catholic and for those who have spent their entire lives in the Church. 
But don’t wait until the last minute. Supplies are limited. The bargain sale ends May 31. Until then, there also is free shipping on all orders.
The catalog is here.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

What are the Chapters and Clubs of Catholic Relief Services?

Catholic Relief Services Chapters and Clubs are communities of people who are working to transform the world. Each year, thousands of people participate in CRS campaigns to eradicate global poverty and injustice. 

These advocates also engage their communities in advocacy and community giving to make a difference. As CRS notes, “The world’s problems are big and complex, but when we come together in faith and action our impact knows no bounds.”

Next week, CRS is offering people an opportunity to learn how they can join a CRS Chapter or Club. It is just one way to support our sisters and brothers around the world who are experiencing hunger, poverty, and other vulnerabilities. On either Tuesday, April 26, or Wednesday, April 27, you can see what CRS Chapters and Clubs are and how you can make a difference. 

Here is the link to register for either one of the two, hour-long sessions: 

  • Tuesday, April 26, at 8 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, April 27, at 4 p.m.

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Learning from Women’s Leadership

Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, former President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, and former dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, discusses her book, Rising: Learning from Women’s Leadership in Catholic Ministries, in this 30-minute interview with Robert Ellsberg, editor of Orbis Books

According to the promo:
Through reflection on first-person narratives of a range of women involved in leadership positions in Catholic ministries (social justice, LCWR and religious congregations, educational, media, diocesan, NGOs, etc.), Rising examines the range of leadership roles that women play in the Catholic Church, explores the particular challenge that women face, as well their distinctive styles of leadership, while also pointing toward an expanded understanding of ministry and leadership in the church. 

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