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Mission Update United States Catholic Mission Association Vol. 14, No. 1 Spring 2005 C ELEBRATING

Mission Update

United States Catholic Mission Association

Vol. 14, No. 1 Spring 2005

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF CATHOLIC EXTENSION:

SUPPORTING MISSIONARY WORK IN AMERICA

This article is taken from “Mission America,” a new book from Catholic Extension.

Mention “missions” and American Catholics think of far-off lands and exotic cultures. And why not? Most Catholic historians give only a cursory mention to mission work in the United States after the turn of the 20 th century.

Yet this past century was a momentous turning point for the Catholic Church in this country. After 400 years of missionaries from other nations coming to these shores, Pope St. Pius X issued the decree “Sapienti Consilio” in 1908 that ended America’s status as a mission country.

Henceforth, American Catholics would not only start sending their own missionaries to other countries (foreign missions) but would also have to take care of their own communities (home missions).

The Church here has grown so much that the United States now has more Catholics than any other country in the world except Brazil and Mexico. Indeed, taken as a whole, Catholics make up the nation’s largest single church.

However, these great numbers are most evident in large urban centers like New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. In the Pacific Northwest, Appalachia and the Deep South, it’s a far different story. These and other parts of the country remain mission territories – what we call Mission America.

The fact that there are missions in the United States might have been almost as surprising to urban American Catholics in 1900 as it is for Catholics today.

American Catholics in 1900 as it is for Catholics today. Learning from Protestant churches that had

Learning from Protestant churches that had started home mission societies as early as 1800, Father Francis Kelley proposed a Catholic Church extension society. These societies were national organizations that collected donations from the more affluent members of their churches to build new missions in rural America.

IN MEMORIAM DO NOT ABANDON YOURSELVES TO DESPAIR. WE ARE THE EASTER PEOPLE AND HALLELUJAH
IN MEMORIAM
DO NOT ABANDON YOURSELVES
TO DESPAIR. WE ARE
THE EASTER PEOPLE AND
HALLELUJAH IS OUR SONG.
-Pope John Paul II, 1920-2005

In This Issue

Supporting Missionary Work in America Cover

Message from USCMA Director; From the Board; Washington Coalitions Report; Staff

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Three U.S. Missioners Murdered; Book Reviews

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Mission: From Expansion to Encounter

Mission Congress 2005 5

Will the Fence Mending Ever Begin? 6

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Resources and Upcoming Events; Orbis Book List

Easter Greetings 8

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FROM THE BOARD

FROM THE DIRECTOR ROSANNE RUSTEMEYER, SSND

WASHINGTON COALITIONS REPORT

USCMA Board of Directors Meet:

The USCMA Board gathered in Washington, DC on Friday, March 11, 2005 for the annual spring meeting. The Board welcomed new members, Sam Stanton and Teresita Gonzalez. Sr. Shalini D’Souza was unable to make the meeting.

Major items on the agenda were election

of the Executive Committee for the

Board, a report from the Search Committee for a new Executive Director, office space renovations at St. Paul’s College and redesign of the USCMA web site.

Sr. Mary McGlone was elected as the President of the Board, Fr. John Barth is the newly elected vice-president and Megeen White Testa will serve as the Secretary-Treasurer. Fr. Wil Steinbacher and Sam Stanton were elected as at-large members of the Executive Committee. The by-laws of USCMA empower this committee to conduct the business of the Association between meetings.

The Board received a report from the Search Committee seeking the next

Executive Director of the Association.

A number of the applicants will be

undergoing phone and person-to-person interviews in the coming weeks.

As a finale to the Board meeting, Board

Members enjoyed a luncheon gathering at the Ecumenical Advocacy Days which were taking place in Arlington the same weekend.

We join the world in paying tribute to Pope John Paul II recognizing his tremendous contribution to the Church and the world by a life of bold and courageous service. The Holy Father’s deep concern for the sharing of the Gospel and the growth of the Church particularly through outreach to the poor were at the heart of his Mission. We are indebted to him for his vision of Mission for all the baptized. Through Redemptoris Missio, he has called us to look at new areas of mission challenging us to find ways to emphasize evangelization of the media, megacities, youth, areas of justice and environmental integrity among others. He was truly an advocate for peace.

of

In this issue we celebrate 100 years

advocate for peace. of In this issue we celebrate 100 years March has been a very

March has been a very busy

month in Washington, D.C. for Peace and Justice advocates.

Nearly 900 people from more than

a dozen Christian denominations gathered

March 11-14, 2005 for the third Ecumenical Advocacy Days. This year’s theme “Make all Things New” marked the third such event that addressed current global issues. Participants examined U.S. policy regarding Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, global economic justice, global security, eco-justice and U.S. domestic issues. In addition to speakers in plenary sessions and workshops, participants were briefed on specific issues and trained in effective lobbying techniques to use with their Congressional delegations. Participants were also taught methods to spread the messages of the weekend to their own church communities.

Justice and Peace Directors of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men met in Washington, DC following Advocacy Days to dialogue with political

leaders about all life issues of concern to Catholics. Meetings with Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and George Phillips, the Legislative Aide of Rep. Chris Smith (R- NJ) encouraged this dialogue of support with Catholic members of the House of Representatives.

Finally, the Economic Way of the Cross, sponsored by the Religious Working Group on the World Bank and the IMF, made its way through “official” Washington, DC as it has for ten years on Good Friday. For over three hours the faithful walked and prayed at such sites as the Capitol, White House, Departments of Labor, Commerce and Health and Human Services, Headquarters of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Prayers naming common guilt, for pardon and repentance were offered at some institutions while at others prayers

“Mission to America” with the Catholic

 

Extension Society. Congratulations

to

so many who engage in this missionary work of the Church!

The national office and staff will relocating in the Brookland Area

be

of

Washington, DC, for the duration of the renovations at St. Paul’s College. More information about the move will be shared with members as it becomes clear.

The USCMA web site will be taking on a new face within the next two months. Although the original site has served us well for the past six years, the time has come to update the technology.

May the warmth of these springlike days and the joy of celebrating this season of resurrection give each of us new energies for the work of mission!

USCMA Staff

   

Rosanne Rustemeyer, SSND, Executive Director Charlotte Cook, Associate Director Kathleen Bullock, Associate for Operations Anne Louise Von Hoene, MMS, Accountant

 

for courage and strength on the journey to

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better world were said. The Economic

Way of the Cross calls on would-be Disciples of Christ to apply the message of Jesus’ passion in their own lives, times and places. As members of a global church, participants feel compelled to be in solidarity with all those millions who

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On October 18, 1905 the Catholic Church

Extension Service of the United States of America was formed to raise funds to build and staff churches in rural America. Just as important, it would promote the missionary spirit of American Catholics.

T his new organization would not seek to supplant aid to the

Church’s foreign missions but raise aid for where it was

also needed in the United States - and that generosity would

naturally flow to every other part of the world too.

In 1908 it was reported at the First American Missionary Congress that nine out of 10 small towns in rural America had no Catholic church. Even to this day, many communities have gathered for the Eucharist in some of the oddest places: funeral homes, gas stations, and even the wing of an airplane, which served as the altar of a missionary to fishing villages in the Alaskan “bush.”

So, not surprisingly, most of the first donations raised by Catholic Extension went toward church construction. The chapel is a symbol of the presence and permanence of the Church in a community. Former Catholics “come out of the woodwork,” encouraged by the sight of a chapel and other Catholics flocking to Mass. More families feel like they can move into the community, contributing further to the ever-spiraling growth to self-sufficiency.

Parish closings in Chicago, Detroit and Boston in recent years have awakened many Catholics to the reality of a shortage in ordained ministers. However, this has long been the situation in many mission dioceses of the American South and West.

C atholic Extension’s aid to mission dioceses includes assistance to diocesan seminarians as well as salary subsidies to support men and women religious.

Since the first sisters arrived in the United States in 1727, they have largely been responsible for much of the growth of the Church in America. From the start, the services these sisters provided have been an entryway into many communities where Catholics were few or non-existent.

In 1866, the nation’s bishops set a goal at the Second Plenary Council of Baltimore to establish a Catholic school in every parish.

While this was a tall order even for the largest dioceses, it’s never been very possible for cash-strapped rural dioceses. Even in 2004, for instance, there were only seven primary and secondary Catholic schools in each of the entire states of Wyoming and Alaska.

Parish religious education classes have taken on a paramount role of education Catholic children in their faith, today serving almost two-thirds of the 12.4 million Catholic students attending public schools.

Catechetics is especially important in the Bible Belt and other areas where Catholics are a tiny minority. The best answer to proselytization as well as a deepening of one’s faith is education.

U ntil the last century, the work of the Church was seen as the

almost exclusive responsibility of clergy and religious.

However, movements to involve laypeople began early in

the 20 th century. Since Vatican II the number of lay people involved in ministry in different forms has grown steadily, with over 180,000 now working full-time for the Church.

Another concept of missiology that came out of Vatican II is the important relationship between faith and local culture. The respect for culture was reaffirmed in this country in 1992 when the Church celebrated the quincentenary of the Gospel’s arrival in the Western Hemisphere.

Today the Church teaches that the indigenous people can be “truly Indian and truly Catholic” at the same time.

As the Church moves into the Third Millennium, it faces many of the same concerns that parallel those of the early 1900s: the need for evangelization, church building, vocation formation, religious education and ministry to Hispanics, Native Americans and recent immigrants.

Catholic extension today helps some 80 U.S. dioceses that are considered “home mission dioceses” because they continue to depend on outside assistance to aid their poorest rural or remote communities.

We celebrate the work of Catholic Extension over the last 100 years and wish them all the best for the next 100.

“Mission America” - details how this modern mission period in the U.S. grew and evolved with the changing times of the 20th century. “It’s a quick survey of the growth of the Catholic Church in our country that’s easy and fun to read,” commented author Bradley Collins.

The 56-page book, which is filled with colorful photos, charts and graphs, reports on the progress that has been made in the Church’s growth as well as what challenges remain. It shows how demographics have shaped the Church here. It reveals where missions still exist in this country today, who’s doing what to help those missions, and explains what the role of a modern missionary is in the age of Vatican II and Pope John Paul II’s call for a new evangelization.

For a book, please download the printable form from http://www.catholicextension.org/book/bookform.html and send it with a check for $5.95 to Catholic Extension, Attn: Communications, 150 S. Wacker Drive, Floor 20, Chicago, IL 60606 or fill out the online request form and they will mail to you a book and invoice.

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THREE US MISSIONERS MURDERED

BOOK REVIEWS

Three US Catholic missioners recently lost their lives in violent confrontations in the countries where they had worked.

Rev. Thomas Richard Heath, OP

19 June 1923 – 13 January 2005

BEING RELIGIOUS INTERRELIGIOUSLY

J. G. Donders, MAfr Peter C. Phan, Orbis Books, Maryknoll NY, 2004, pp.i-xvii, 284.

This book is the final volume in a series of three books in which Peter C. Phan, the former professor at the Catholic University and at the moment the Professor in Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University, edited and revised a series of articles published in a variety of publications or delivered in various venues.

Divided over three parts, “Doing Theology Interreligiously in the Postmodern Age,” “Christianity in Dialogue with Other Religions” and Worship in the Postmodern World,” the author offers a wealth of reflections on contemporary issues. The book, though often rather erudite and academic, discusses real present-day issues, like Catholic Identity, Multiple Religious Belonging, the Christian Post-Holocaust Relation to Judaism, Jesus as the Universal Savior, Holy War, Liturgical Inculturation and Language, Unity and/or Uniformity.

The “non-Western” author does not hesitate to express his critical assessment of the essentially still largely Western approach of a Community that is more and more non-Western. Quoting John Paul he makes the interesting point that “most Asians tend to regard Jesus –born on Asian soil- as a Western rather than an Asian figure” (Ecclesia in Asia # 20).

An outstanding chapter is the last one “Liturgy of Life as Summit and Source of Eucharistic Liturgy.” It is our life; it is only on our being engaged in the realization of the Kingdom of God here on earth that will help us to understand the Eucharist relating it to

our everyday life.

It is a pity that the index at the end of this interesting and important

book is far from satisfactory, but that is not the fault of the author,

I suppose.

Thomas Heath, OP died January 13, 2005 from injuries sustained in a robbery attack at St. Martin de Porres Community in Kisumu, Kenya. Fr. Heath had worked in Kenya since 1992 following ten

years of ministry in Lesotho and South Africa, and several years in Beirut, Lebanon. Before going overseas Tom had been active in the Civil Rights movement in Washington, DC. Having taught many years in at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington,

DC as well as St. Augustine Major Seminary in Tindinyo in Kenya

Tom had been a strong influence in the lives of many young priests.

He was influential as well to his students at Trinity College in

Washington, DC and the Lwak Sisters of St. Anna and School Sisters of Notre Dame in Kisumu for whom he served as Chaplain and Spiritual Director of their young women entering religious

life.

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Sr. Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN

7 June 1931 – 12 February 2005

Sr. Dorothy Stang, SND was shot to death February 12, 2005 in Brazil’s Amazon rain forest. She had worked with the Pastoral Land Commission, the Catholic Church’s arm that fights for the rights of rural workers, peasants and defends polemic land reforms in Brazil. Sr. Dorothy had recently won a human rights award

from the Brazilian Order of Lawyers, a nationwide lawyers group,

for her work in the area of the Trans-Amazonian highway. She

continued her work to help poor farmers despite many death threats. A native of Dayton, OH, Sr. Dorothy had worked in Brazil for over 30 years. She had been a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur since 1948. A statement issued by the Congregational Leadership Team reads, “As we grieve her loss, let us also celebrate her heroic

courage and perseverance.”

BIRTH OF A CHURCH

Esther Pineda, CSJ

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Deacon Donald Francis Kostecki

24 March 1941 – 11 March, 2005

Deacon Kostecki was shot to death March 11, 2005 in St. Ignacio, Belize. He had been an active member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Topeka, Kansas. In the mid-1960’s he served in Belize as a papal volunteer where he met his wife Netti. They often traveled back to Belize while they lived in Topeka. When he

retired in 2004 he returned to Belize to continue his work there. Don was ordained a Deacon in July, 2004 in Belize. Netti had planned to retire this summer and join him in Belize. The motive for the shooting was not immediately known but his wallet, watch

and keys were left with the body. His cell phone had been taken.

Joseph Nangle, OFM, Orbis Books, Maryknoll NY, 2004 192pp

The Birth of a Church, by Joseph Nangle, OFM, is the remarkable journey of a young, inspired priest who finds himself called to build a Church in the midst of an affluent and poor parish in Lima, Peru. The “option for the poor,” as invoked by Vatican II and the Medellin Conference, challenges this new parish to be with and for those less fortunate in the midst of a population that embraces both power and comfort.

Fr. Nangle aptly portrays the difficulties, and at times humorous responses, in the building and sustaining of this kind of parish. It’s a book worth reading and begs the question, “Can such a parish, so conscientized as to be both empowering as well as empowered by those less fortunate, become a vibrant Church here in the U.S.?”

*Joeseph Nangle is a former USCMA Board member.

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MISSION CONGRESS 2005

The responsibility of the US Church in mission with the global community

As the Catholic Mission Forum began to plan Mission Congress 2005, the question we asked ourselves again and again became the umbrella under which all our ideas came together: What is the responsibility of the US Church in mission with the global community? To assist our understanding, we collected approximately 30 narratives from missioners and from people with whom missioners live and work. These ‘mission voices’ challenge us to see the human face of globalization, the human toll it takes, but also the possibility of hope that lives within it. The people who speak to us through these narratives call us – as Eleanor Doidge, LoB and Roger Schroeder, SVD point out in their theological reflection on the narratives — to engage in the prophetic dialogue that mission in the 21 st century requires and to the reconciliation which emerges from that dialogue.

Taking place at the border between Mexico and the United States, in the desert where many cultures, indigenous and migrant – Native American, Latino, Asian, African American, African, Anglo – have gathered, Mission Congress 2005 provides us with an opportunity and calls us into a moment of accompaniment and solidarity with the people we encounter there and to reflect on our participation in the incarnational mission of the triune God not only during our brief immersion at this border but in the ‘border-crossings’ we encounter in our lives and ministries. Sr. Eva Lumas, SSS will deliver the keynote address on faith and culture; Michel Andraos (CTU) will present the theme of

reconciliation as a model for mission; Roberto Chené (Albuquerque, NM) will facilitate our gathering and share his expertise on deep dialogue and reconciliation in a multicultural context; and Sr. Irma Isip (a Filipina in mission in the US) will also facilitate the gathering as well as coordinate prayer and rituals that celebrate the multicultural diversity among us. Rev. Patrick Byrne, SVD, a representative of the Secretariat for Evangelization will address the Congress. And we are pleased that Bishop Kevin Dowling, CSSR of South Africa will also be with us as a presenter.

We will call upon several women and men to share their expertise and lead us in experiences of deep dialogue on various topics important to mission in our globalized world. Other resource persons will guide our participation with those we encounter in the home communities we form to engage in prophetic dialogue and as we begin to articulate our responses to the question: What is the responsibility of the US Church in mission with the global community?

The Mission Congress 2005 brochure and registration information will be available in mid-May. We hope you will participate in this important event of the mission community of the US Church.

important event of the mission community of the US Church. Online registration will be available at:

Online registration will be available at:

www.uscatholicmission.org

SEMINAR ON SHORT -TERM MISSION

A one-day seminar on Short-term Mission will be presented by Julie Lupien (From Mission to Mission) and Sr. Kathryn Pierce (Maryknoll Cross-Cultural Services) prior to the opening of Mission Congress 2005. A resource booklet on short-term mission (e.g. exchange visits for twinning partners, medical missions and service-learning endeavors) will be used in this “training the trainers” workshop addressing issues such as mission motivation and theological perspectives on mission and culture, practical preparation prior to the mission experience as well as pointers for those leading the experience.

Julie Lupien who has authored a resource booklet of guidelines for the returning group of short-term missioners will develop concepts needed for those debriefing the journey and bringing the experience to their churches and communities at home. The implementation of this phase of the mission experience is developed through a number of gatherings spaced at intervals to help participants in making the mission experience a truly foundational faith experience.

Please mark your calendars for October 12/13, 2005, for this seminar to be held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Tucson, Arizona. Registration materials will be available in May. Registration will also be possible on the website: www.uscatholicmission.org.

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WILL THE FENCE MENDING EVER BEGIN?

I am privileged to have had the opportunity to travel to Israel, January 1-9, 2005 under the auspices of the American Israeli Friendship League. The invitation was a mission-study so

that we would become more aware of the current situation in Israel. In particular, we were exposed to the complexities of the politics that surround the people and the land.

We were sixteen pilgrims led by Sister Carol Rittner, RSM, Distinguished Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Richard Stockton College in New Jersey. It was through

Carol’s initiative that this trip was designed. And, it was because

I serve as an NGO at the United Nations that I was invited to be a participant.

For me, the trip was a wonderful mix of biblical history and current politics. As we walked and drove through the sacred terrain we explored the current conflict bit by bit by listening to stories of the peoples, Jews and Arabs, Palestinians and Israelis, Christians and Bedouins, politicians, parents, students, peacemakers and contemplatives.

As I reflect on this journey, it is difficult to articulate a clear or single statement of what I heard. The complexity of the conflict

is quite apparent. At least 90% of the people want peace and

work hard at bringing it about in their daily lives. I, too, come home praying and longing for a cease-fire and a long-lasting peace for peoples who have suffered longing for a sense of security and a place to call home.

I was aware ahead of time that the State of Israel began building

a security barrier in June, 2002. This wall/fence/barrier is

intended to prevent terrorist attacks inside Israel. The concrete sections of the wall are 25 feet high with a watch tower every 200 meters. The fence areas are made of layers of razor wire. When this barrier is finished it will stretch 400 miles along the West Bank, making it three times larger than the Berlin Wall. The barrier is supposedly on “the green line” which is the unofficial border between Israel and the Palestinians. However these boundaries are not hard and fast as the wall/fence/barrier continues to be built.

There is a long history of violent conflict that predates this latest round of Middle East conflict. Israeli citizens live in fear because many of their citizens have been killed or wounded. Many in the Arab world question the legitimacy of the Jewish State. Palestinians have suffered greatly by having their land confiscated, employment denied and natural resources depleted. It is this climate of animosity, violence, poverty and fear that culminated in the building of a thick boundary between peoples.

In most of our meetings, we asked about the wall/fence/barrier.

Lucianne Siers, OP

We asked about the reasons to divide the peoples and what effect it has had. This man-made division is built for the time being to separate the Israeli and Palestinian territories. For the most part, it is considered a temporary way in which both sides can stop the terrorists from disrupting their lives. Most of the people we spoke with consider this a good thing. There are fewer suicide bombers because the wall/fence/barrier is monitored by soldiers. The terrorists are partitioned out of becoming destructive to the people. According to one Knesset report a year ago, there were 70 suicide bombers, this year there were only 10.

The social difficulties and the hardships caused by the wall/ fence/barrier are huge. People are not able to get to work without crossing the checkpoint, children cannot get to school, and ambulances with emergency patients have been stalled for long period of time causing even more serious difficulties to already emergency situations. The claims on city services such as water and garbage collection and electricity have been disrupted causing chaos particularly for the Palestinian people.

As an outsider, I still do not understand the depths of the conflict. Our trip offered us examples of how the conflict is understood. We spoke to three grieving parents whose children were killed by suicide bombers. We met with a grieving Bedouin father whose son, an Israeli soldier, was recently killed in a tunnel bombing. We spoke to four members of the Knesset, to an official of the City of Jerusalem, a cloistered Benedictine sister and Arab students. We spoke to several Rabbis and a Palestinian peacemaker who specializes in conflict resolution, and the director of a Palestinian Lutheran center in Bethlehem. We met with two Dominican Sisters who are Arabs and minister in a school and an orphanage in East Jerusalem.

A ll of our conversations were mostly longings for peace.

There are so many efforts to bring about peace in small

ways and in large ways. And in the midst of all these

efforts is this wall/fence/barrier that continues to be built and separate the peoples. For me, this energy, time and money that are going into securing separation is heartbreaking. My question, why isn’t this effort going into making peace and bringing people together. I do not have an answer. But I do know that I met many dedicated people who are sincerely trying to bring about peace, each in their own way.

It is my hope and prayer that the efforts of peace will continue and that the current wall/fence/barrier will be a temporary means to a end that will be noble and for the good of all the people who live in the State of Israel. I hope that the Palestinian people will have the same opportunities for basic services as the Israelis now have. And I hope and pray for a settlement that will be just.

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RESOURCES & UP-COMING EVENTS

Re-entry Workshops June 7-17, 2005 – San Antonio, TX From Mission to Mission Telephone 720-494-7211 www.missiontomission.org

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CCIDD Retreat Center in Cuernavaca Revitalized Program of Immersion Experiences and Retreats www.ccidd.org for registration for 2005 open registration programs

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UN Orientation Days May 16-18, 2005 June 1-3, 2005 (focus on Global Spirituality & UN) Global Economics Workshop June 20-22, 2005 Church Center, 777 Plaza and UN Headquarters, NY City Contact Lucianne Siers, OP Telephone: 201-333-2454 Email: LSiers6720@aol.com

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Maryknoll Mission Institute May 22-27 Enlivening Our Faith June 12-17 Disturbed, Commanded, Commissioned June 26-July 1 Christian Evangelization www.maryknoll.org/mmi.htm

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21 st National Catholic China Conference “The Growth of Christianity in China” June 24-26, 2005 US Catholic China Bureau Seattle University, Seattle, WA Contact Barbara McCarthy Telephone: 973-763-1131 www.usccb.net

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Cross-Cultural Orientation for International Volunteers A residential, holistic program preparing candidates for cross- cultural service. July 11-28, 2005 Maryknoll Cross-Cultural Services Email: GEconomico@Maryknoll.org

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Acculturation Workshop Assisting religious and priests in adjusting to their new environment and missionary life in the USA. August 7-12, 2005 Maryknoll Cross-Cultural Services Email: GEconomico@Maryknoll.org

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Maryknoll Cross Cultural Services 25th Jubilee Lecture Series April 20, 2005 The Changing Face of Mission in the USA Sr. Margaret Guider, OSF September 21, 2005 Globalization and the Challenges for Mission, Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez, OP Email: ccs@maryknoll.org

ORBIS BOOKS RECEIVED AT USCMA

ORBIS B OOKS R ECEIVED AT USCMA A S ELECTION OF B OOKS P UBLISHED BY

A SELECTION OF BOOKS PUBLISHED BY ORBIS BOOKS, MARYKNOLL, NEW YORK

ORBIS B OOKS R ECEIVED AT USCMA A S ELECTION OF B OOKS P UBLISHED BY
ORBIS B OOKS R ECEIVED AT USCMA A S ELECTION OF B OOKS P UBLISHED BY
ORBIS B OOKS R ECEIVED AT USCMA A S ELECTION OF B OOKS P UBLISHED BY

God in the Moment: Making Every Day a Prayer, Kathy Coffey, 2005 Sadhu Sundra Singh: Selected Writings, Introduction by Charles E. Moore, 2005 Praying with Jesus and Mary, Leonardo Boff, 2005 Peacework, Henri Nouwen, 2005 Women of Mercy, Kathy Coffey, 2005 Romero, A Life: The Essential Biography of a Modern Martyr and Christian Hero, James R. Brockman, 2005 A Reader’s Guide to Transforming Mission, Stan Nussbaum, 2005 Black Abolitionism: A Quest for Human Dignity, Beverly Eileen Mitchell, 2005 Easter People: Living Community, Bishop Chito Tagle, 2005 Spirituality of the Beatitudes: Matthew’s Vision for the Church in an Unjust World, Michael H. Crosby, 2005 Lenten Prayers for Busy People: A Forty-Day Retreat Wherever You Happen to Be, William J. O’Malley, 2004 Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter, anthology, 2005 Cloud of Witnesses, Jim Wallis & Joyce Hollyday, 2005 Chistophany: The Fullness of Man, Raimon Panikkar, 2004 Pedro Arrupe: Essential Writings, Introduction by Kevin Burke, 2004 Grace that Frees: The Lutheran Tradition, Bradley Hanson, 2004 Where is God? Earthquake, Terrorism, Barbarity and Hope, Jon Sobrino, 2004

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