Annotated Bibliography List

Faculty List (Required):

  1. Vatican Council II. The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy: Sacrosanctum Concilium. December 4, 1963. 
  2. Vatican Council II. Dogmatic Constitution on the Church: Lumen Gentium. November 21, 1964.
  3. Vatican Council II. Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation: Dei Verbum. November 18, 1965.
  4. Vatican Council II. Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World: Gaudium et Spes. Dec. 7, 1965.
  5. John Paul II. Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, The Lay Members of Christ’s Faitful People: Christifideles Laici, (December 30, 1988).
  6. John Paul II. Encyclical Letter, The Gospel of Life, Evangelium Vitae, (March 25, 1995).
  7. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. General Instruction on the Roman Missal: Instituto Generalis Missalis Romani, (March 19, 2003).
  8. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: A Resource for Guiding the Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry. Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2005.
  9. Brown, Raymond. An Introduction to the New Testament, Raymond Brown
  10. Boadt, Lawrence. Reading the Old Testament, Lawrence Boadt
  11. Martos, Joseph. “Part Two: Histories of the Sacraments,” in Doors to the Sacred: A Historical Introduction to Sacraments in the Catholic Church, Revised and Updated Edition, 147--466. Ligouri, MO: Liguori/Triumph, 2001.
  12. Fox, Zeni. New Ecclesial Ministry: Lay Professionals Serving the Church. Revised and Expanded. Chicago: Sheed and Ward, 2002.
  13. Killen, Patricia O’Connell and John deBeer. The Art of Theological Reflection. New York: Crossroad Publishing Co., 1996.
  14. Brown, Raymond. The Churches the Apostles Left Behind. Minneapolis: Paulist Press, 1984.
  15. Firorenza, Francis Schüssler and John P. Galvin, Eds. Systematic Theology: Roman Catholic Perspectives 2nd Edition, Minneapolis: Fortress, 2011. (pp 1 – 107; 131 – 375; 621 -651).

Recommended List:

  1. Anselm of Canterbury: Cur Deus Homo (excerpts)
  2. Boyer, Mark G: The Liturgical Environment: What the Documents Say
  3. Bradshaw, Paul F. and Maxwell E. Johnson: Origins of Feasts, Seasons in Early Christianity
  4. Brown, Raymond, et al: “Aspects of New Testament Thought,” New Jerome Biblical Commentary
  5. Brown, Raymond, and T. A. Collins: “Church Pronouncements,” New Jerome Biblical Commentary
  6. Cahalan, Katheeen: “Practical Theology in Theological Discourse”
  7. “Called and Gifted for the 3rd Millennium,” USCCB
  8. Casel, Odo: Mystery of Christian Worship
  9. Catechesi Tradendae On Catechesis in Our Time
  10. Chupungco, Anscar J. ,O.S.B: Cultural Adaptation of the Liturgy
  11. “Decree on Justification,” Council of Trent;
  12. Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy: Principles and Guidelines
  13. Directory for Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest
  14. Divino Afflante Spiritus (excerpts)
  15. Dulles, Avery : “Can Laity Properly Be Called ‘Ministers’?” A.
  16. Evangelii Nuntiandi On Evangelization in the Modern World
  17. Fides et Ratio (excerpts)
  18. Finn, Thomas: “It Happened One Saturday Night: Ritual and Conversion in Augustine’s North Africa” pp. 12-38, in SourceBook for Modern Catechetics, Vol 2, edited by Michael Warren.
  19. Foley, Edward. Theological Reflection across Religious Traditions: The Turn to Reflect Believing. New York: Roman and Littlefield, 2015. (Am still reviewing this one, but it has all the other models in the appendix.)
  20. Gallagher, Michael Paul SJ: Clashing Symbols: A Introduction to Faith and Culture, New and Revised Edition
  21. Groome, Thomas: “Theology on Our Feet,”
  22. Hahnenberg, Edward. Ministries: A Relational Approach. New York: Crossroads Publishing Co., 2003.
  23. Instruction On Certain Questions Regarding the Collaboration of the Lay Faithful in the Sacred Ministry of the Priest; Congregation of the Clergy, et al; Vatican, 1997.
  24. Interpretation of the Bible in the Church, Pontifical biblical Commission (excerpts)
  25. Irwin, Kevin W: What we have Done and What We have Failed to Do: Assessing the Liturgical Reforms of Vatican II
  26. Marthaler, Rev. Berard L. O.F.M. Conv., STD, PhD:The Nature, Tasks and Scope of the Catechetical Ministry: A Digest of Recent Church Documents by
  27. McKinney, Mary Benet: Shared Wisdom
  28. National Directory for Catechesis (2005)
  29. Norms for the Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion Under Both Kinds in the Dioceses of the United States
  30. O’Collins, Gerald: Fundamental Theology, ch. 2, “Experience”
  31. Pinckaers , Servais:Morality: The Catholic View,
  32. Richard of St. Victor: De Trinitate (excerpts)
  33. Searle, Mark: “Infant Baptism” Worship (need to get the exact citation of article)
  34. Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologiae (I, 13, 5 [on analogy]; other excerpts)
  35. Vogel, Dwight W: “What is Liturgical Theology,” pp 1-14, in Primary Sources of Liturgical Theology: A Reader, Dwight W. Vogel, editor
  36. Wood, Susan K, ed: Ordering the Baptismal Priesthood: Theologies of Lay and Ordained Ministry. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2003.


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