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Catholics on Call: Discerning a Life of Service in the Church
The book "Catholics on Call: Discerning a Life of Service in the Church" has been published by Liturgical Press.
What do you really want to do with your life? Who do you want to be in your life? How does God speak to you about your life? This volume, like the Catholics on Call program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, raises these important questions. The highly respected essayists shed light on the variety of vocational paths in the church while providing insights about discernment, ministry, and prayer. They seek to offer young men and women information, guidance, and inspiration as they discern a life of ministry—and help them to discover that discerning a vocation is not a matter of choosing the more appealing of a variety of options; rather, it is an openness to discovering God’s will.
- Robin Ryan, CP, editor
- Thomas P. Rausch, SJ
- Donald Senior, CP
- Sheila McLaughlin
- Robert Schreiter, CPPS
- Charlene Diorka, SSJ
- Bishop Robert Morneau
- Stephen Bevans, SVD
"Hearing God's call and choosing a life of service to the Church is one of the most important, and most difficult, decisions that a person can make. The authors of Catholics on Call: Discerning a Life of Service in the Church offer valuable insights into religious life and vocational discernment. This book is a wonderful resource for anyone who is in the process of vocational discernment. It is equally valuable for those who know someone who is considering an ecclesial ministry. A must read."
Rev. Martin O. Moran, III, Executive Director, The Catholic Campus Ministry Association
"Some advice for all who minister to young adults: Read Catholics on Call with chapters by outstanding, pastorally sensitive authors (Donald Senior, Robert Schreiter, Robert Morneau, Thomas Rausch, Sheila McLaughlin, Charlene Diorka, Stephen Bevans, and Robin Ryan), who present helpful theological perspectives and practical suggestions for young adults discerning their vocation; give copies of the book to young people (it is written with them in mind) who may be interested in church ministry; form a group to discuss the book; and send some young adults to the informative and inspirational, ‘Catholics on Call’ summer conferences run by the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago."
-James J. Bacik, Campus Minister and Adjunct Professor, University of Toledo