Four Holy Cross Priests Contribute to New Book on Preaching

We Preach Christ Crucified

Four Holy Cross Priests have contributed to a new book that will be released in January.

“We Preach Christ Crucified” is edited by Rev. Michael E. Connors, C.S.C. Fr. Connors is a pastoral theologian and director of the John S. Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgies at the University of Notre Dame.

The book gathers contributions from a wide variety of theologians and practitioners based on a conference on Catholic preaching in June 2012 at Notre Dame.

Fr. Connors also wrote the preface and the afterword for the book. Rev. Joseph Corpora, C.S.C., Rev. William Wack, C.S.C., and Rev. Ronald Raab, C.S.C., contributed to a chapter called “Preaching Among the Poor: A Panel of Holy Cross Priests.” Fr. Corpora is director of university-school partnerships with the Alliance for Catholic Education at Notre Dame, as well as coordinator of Latino student ministry with ND Campus Ministry. Fr. Wack is pastor of St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church in Austin, Texas. Fr. Raab is pastor of Tri-Community Catholic Parish of Colorado Springs, Colo., and formerly served as associate pastor at St. Andre Bessette Catholic Church in Portland, Ore.

Among the 360 participants at the ND conference on preaching who have chapters in “We Preach Christ Crucified” are Rev. Robert Barron, originator of the “Catholicism” series and “Catholicism: The New Evangelization,” which premiered Dec. 18 on EWTN; John C. Cavadini, theology professor at ND and director of the Institute for Church Life; and Ann Garrido, author of several books published by Ave Maria Press, a Holy Cross apostolate, and associate professor of homiletics at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis.

“We Preach Christ Crucified” is timely given the renewed emphasis on preaching by both Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, as well as the January 2013 promulgation of a new document on preaching by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,”Preaching the Mystery of Faith: The Sunday Homily.”

Find out more about the book on the Liturgical Press website.

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