Rev. Louis Bouyer (1913-2004) was a member of the French Oratory and one of the most respected and versatile Catholic scholars and theologians of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, including Liturgical Piety (University of Notre Dame Press). In addition to his many writings, Bouyer lectured widely across Europe and America.
In addition to his translation of Eucharist: Theology and Spirituality of the Eucharistic Prayer, Rev. Charles Underhill Quinn translated books on the Paschal mystery and the Gallican Rite.
The new Presbyterian
hymnal, Glory to God, will be
published in September of 2013 but is
now available for pre-order for
individuals and congregations. This new
book of congregational song will
include: Over 800 hymns, psalms,
songs.Approximately 50% of
included hymns will be from the 1990
Presbyterian hymnal. The remaining
pieces will come from former
Presbyterian hymnals, other
denominational songbooks, and individual
authors and composers.A musical
setting of almost every Sunday
lectionary psalm.Music from six
covering all major historical and
contemporary sacred genres, including
approximately thirty-five African
God will also contain worship aids
and printed liturgies for Sunday
services (including baptism and the
Lord's Supper) and services for daily
prayer. Complete orders of service will
include congregational responses,
prayers, and creeds. These will be
perfect resources for "green"
congregations, camps and conference
centers, daily prayer services, and
edition of Glory to God is
available in either of two colors, red
and purple, in either of two versions: a
Presbyterian edition and an ecumenical
edition. The Presbyterian version is
Glory to God: The Presbyterian
Hymnal and will be stamped with the
PC(USA) seal on the spine. The
ecumenical version is Glory to God:
Hymns, Songs, and Spiritual Songs
and will not have the seal. The contents
of both editions are identical.
About this Series:
The My Catholic Life! series is a three volume series written as a complete summary of our glorious Catholic faith! The goal of these books is to answer the difficult and deep questions of life in a clear and understandable way. We need to know who we are and what life is all about. And we need to know who God is and what He has spoke to us through the ages.
Volume One, My Catholic Faith! is a summary of the Apostles and Nicene Creed. This volume looks at everything from the creation of the world to God’s eternal plan of salvation. Other topics include: Afterlife, saints, God, faith, and the Church. It is a summary of the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1-1065.
Volume Two, My Catholic Worship! is a summary of the life of grace found in prayer and the Sacraments. So often the Sacraments can be seen as dry and empty rituals. But they are, in reality, the greatest treasures we have! They are God’s true presence among us! It is a summary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1066-1684 and #2558-2865.
Volume Three, My Catholic Morals! is a summary of the morality itself, knowing how we choose right from wrong, as well as a summary of all the moral teachings of our faith. It is a summary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1691-2557
Bouyer recounts the story of his life and learning-the people, places, events, and ideas that shaped his profoundly Catholic life. He tells of his relationships and encounters with such theological and Church notables as Yves Congar, Jean Danielou, Henri de Lubac, Joseph Ratzinger (later, Pope Benedict XVI), Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Karl Rahner. A disciple of the Lord and a man of great love for the Church, he often writes with parrhesia-pastoral frankness-and wit about the shortcomings of Catholic institutions and life, especially with respect to changes undertaken in the name of reform but which did not truly partake of the sources of the Church's life and mission.
About the writing of his memoir Bouyer said, "In the pages that follow, what I would like to recall is what, on final, or undoubtedly very nearly final, reflection, seems to me to have the most meaning. I hope that those who read them, and especially my friends, both known and unknown (for a writer, are not many of these latter often among the closest?), will also draw some profit from them, perhaps more than I do myself. I hasten to add that the entertainment that these pages could, at least I hope, provide them is an integral part in my eyes of that potential profit. For it is a too-little-known but to me unquestionable fact that Providence has a great and, of course, the best sense of humor!"
Ainsi, il peut aider les prédicateurs et les catéchistes en leur fournissant à propos de chaque question captiale un exposé très bref, mais qui contienne l'essentiel de ce qu'il faut savoir pour comprendre et expliquer correctement les doctrines catholiques.
Il peut également rendre par-là quelques services aux étudiants en théologie en leur permettant une première vue d'ensemble de chaque question, réduite à ses lignes essentielles, comme une introduction à l'étude détaillée des cours ou des manuels.
Peut-être un ouvrage aussi simplifié pourra-t-il aussi éviter à des littérateurs ou des journalistes (même catholiques) de choir en quelque piège en leur permettant de se renseigner d'un simple coup d'oeil sur le sens des termes qu'ils emploient quand ils en viennet à parler de ces choses.