Mercy in the City by Kerry Weber (Loyola Press, 2014)
A young woman in NYC chronicles her efforts to concretely practice the seven corporal works of mercy to make her Lenten experience more meaningful.
Tattoos on the Heart: the Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle, SJ (Free Press, 2010)
Through moving personal stories, Fr. Greg Boyle tells about the creation of Homeboy Industries and his ministry to counter gang influence and culture in LA
Living Justice by Thomas Massaro, SJ (Rowan& Littlefield, 2008)
Fr. Massaro provides a rich and accessible overview of Church teaching on social justice, complete with questions for discussion.
Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) by Pope Francis
Aimed at renewal within our parish ministries and personal discipleship, the Joy of the Gospel challenges and invites us into deeper reflection about what saying YES to the Gospel means and what it demands we say NO to.
In The Company of the Poor by Paul Farmer and Gustavo Gutierrez (Orbis, 2013)
Deep theological and ethical reflection on the question: How do we say to the poor that God loves them, when everything in the world around them tells them they are worth nothing?
Just Water by Christiana Z. Peppard (Orbis, 2014)
After reading this book, you will never look at a bottle of water or the living waters of baptism the same way again.
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