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Books to Buy
Students are not required to buy these texts, but they are responsible for having a copy for their sole use during the course. The Library provides a book exchange for students to pass on books they no longer need to other students, and is located in the library office. Please consider donating gently used textbooks. Identify any book to be dropped off for the swap so that they can be marked. Donation to the swap is not necessary to take books from it.
- Rite of Penance
Catholic Book Publishing
Instructor Comment: This edition was published in 2002. Please don’t buy any earlier editions.
- Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum
Catholic Book Publishing
Instructor Comment: Please buy the all English edition. You may consider buying also the English/Spanish edition, but that version omits some sections of the English edition.
- Fr. Basil Nortz
Deliver Us From Evil
Instructor Comment: You can find this book by doing a word search, e.g. Basil Nortz Deliver Us from Evil Opus. Otherwise the link is here. Please let me know if I can help you in any way to find these books. Thanks.
Recommended texts are those from which not enough reading assignments are drawn to warrant asking students to provide their own copies or those that instructors think will enhance a student’s appreciation of the subject matter of the course. Any reading assignments drawn from these texts will be available on reserve.
- Sample Recommended Text Here
Below are links to required or recommended texts available in an electronic format. For physical reserve items, please refer to the course syllabus.
Bauer, Benedict. Frequent Confession.
Blessed Columba Marmion: “The Sacrament and the Virtue of Penance.”
Cardinal Francis Stafford: “Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation and Anointing”
Commentz, Carlos: When and How to Have Recourse to the Apostolic Penitentiary
Congregation for the Doctrine for the Doctrine of the Faith: “Note on the Minister of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick”
Dinoia, Augustine and Joseph Fox: “Priestly Dimensions of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick”
Kasza, John: “Understanding Sacramental Healing I”
Kelly, Gerard: The Good Confessor
Nault, Jean-Charles: “Acedia: Enemy of Spiritual Joy.”
Order of Christian Funerals: “General Introduction.”
Peters, Edward: “The Context of Indulgences: Repairing the Damage of Sin.”
Peters, Edward: “A Short History and Theology of Indulgences”
Saint Cyprian: On the Lapsed
Saint John Paul II: Misericordia Dei
Saint John Paul II: Salvifici Doloris
Saint Paul VI: Indulgentiarum Doctrina
Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, III, 84-89
Schrader, Dylan: “Anointing Before Surgery: When and Why?”
Snow, Patricia: “Look at Me.”
Tertullian: On Repentance
The Council of Trent: “On the Sacraments of Penance and Extreme Unction”