A Letter From The Director: Spring/Summer Catalog 2024 Coming Soon!

I am delighted to unveil our Spring/Summer 2024 New Books catalog. The old days of writing a letter for the front of the catalog are over, and the era of catalog-launching blog posts commences!

We are honored to publish Theology as an Ecclesial Discipline as our lead title, a collection of essays from Archbishop J. Augustine De Noia, OP. He served for many years as Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and his book is timely, timeless, and thought-provoking. 

Jean-Pierre Torrell, OP, is arguably the preeminent scholar of the life and work of St. Thomas Aquinas, and his two-volume introduction to the life and works of St. Thomas is among our all-time best-selling titles. In this catalog, we present Fr. Torrell’s concise A Brief Life of Aquinas, which captures the essence of the Angelic Doctor for a more general audience, while the wisdom and clarity Torrell always brings to his analysis of the work of Aquinas still shines through.

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP, is the rector of the Angelicum in Rome, and this catalog sees publication of Book 3 in his series Principles of Catholic Theology. It is a continuation of Fr. White’s writings on a broad range of fundamental topics in Catholic dogmatic theology.

Hockey fans may recall that Father David Bauer, CSB, was an innovator in the world of Canada’s national pastime, and we’re thrilled to be publishing Matt Hoven’s Hockey Priest, a fascinating and well-told story of this important sports figure, who was one of the first recipients of the Order of Canada and who was posthumously inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989.

F. Russell Hittinger is considered by many to be the “dean” of Catholic social teaching, and we are delighted to be publishing his collection of essays On the Dignity of Society, which we expect will become a standard in the field of scholarship on Catholic social teaching.

Our Fathers of the Church series is a series of which we are immensely proud, and this season we are publishing Exegetical Epistles, Volume 2, the second of a two-volume set that includes new translations of St. Jerome’s previously untranslated exegetical letters. Additionally, in our Fathers of the Church Mediaeval Continuation Series we publish Commentary on the Songs of Songs, the first English translation of a major work by Rupert of Deutz.

As ever, we remain grateful for our authors, for choosing us to be their publisher. Personally, I wish to express my thanks to the dedicated and hard-working Press staff for making our books and journals possible. I’d like to welcome Dr. Trevor Crowell as our new managing editor, and by now we have (just about) sorted out how to cope with two people called Trevor at the same press. Recent CUA graduate Amanda Muscente is our new(ish) journal coordinator, Kayla Cooper has joined us as our marketing assistant, and Rachel Daly has just started in her joint role, in which she is a staff editor for our journal the Catholic Historical Review in the morning, and journal coordinator in the afternoon. 

While staff may change (and we thank Theresa Walker, Olivia Schmitz, and Madelyn Reichert for their time with us), our commitment to disseminating knowledge in the form of books and journals continues unabated, and with great joy.

Trevor Lipscombe

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