I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest book by Paulist Press, Courageous Humility: Reflections on the Church, Diakonia, and Deacons. It is available directly from Paulist, or from Amazon, or wherever you buy your books.
This is a book about the Church. The early chapters reflect on the nature and structures of the Church, and the remaining chapters build on this foundation to focus on the nature and ministry of the renewed diaconate. Here is the table of contents:
Foreword by Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop Emeritus of Tucson
Chapter One–A Humble Church as Icon of the Humble Trinity
Chapter Two–Ecclesial 12-Step Program: Humility in the Rule of St. Benedict
Chapter Three–Renewing Structures for a Humble and Diaconal Church: In Tribute to John Quinn
Chapter Four–Strengthened by Sacramental Grace: The Sacramentality of the Diaconate
Chapter Five–The Code of Canon Law, a Servant Church, and Diaconate–A Proposal in Honor of James Provost
Chapter Six–Ordaining Deacons in a Humble Church: Proposed Revisions to the Rite of Ordination
Chapter Seven–Recurring Questions on the Diaconate
Chapter Eight–Concluding Reflections: Tapping the Potential of the Diaconate
I hope you find it helpful!