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Anointing and Viaticum

The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick plays a significant role in the lives of many throughout the Church, but confusion over the sacrament can result in individuals not receiving this important comfort from the Church.Understanding Sacramental Healing: Anointing and Viaticum explores the rich history of the sacrament and addresses the changes that have occurred since the Second Vatican Council by providing a theological basis for the history and pastoral practice of the sacrament of the sick. Father John Kasza offers a cohesive and concise synthesis of the disciplines of theology, canon law, medicine, anthropology, and liturgy geared toward assisting the practitioner in using the ritual to the fullest extent possible. He also builds a greater appreciation of the sacrament and its part in the Church's role as healer in today's society. By recognizing the theological tradition of the sacrament of the sick, Understanding Sacramental Healing: Anointing and Viaticum becomes an incisive reflection on the current state of the sacrament that will bring all-priest sand ministers of care-to a greater understanding of the sacrament.

The author examines:

  • The liturgical development of the sacrament in light of the Second Vatican Council.
  • The practical implementation of the sacrament in both parish and diocesan venues in the 40 years since the close of the Council.
  • The nature of illness, how illness affects someone, and how the Church responds to those suffering from an illness.
  • The criteria for the reception of the sacrament and how its use may be broadened.

John Kasza, a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, received his doctorate in sacramental theology from the Pontifical Atheneum Sant' Anselmo in Rome. Formerly an assistant professor of sacramental theology, liturgy, and homiletics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, he most recently served as Vice Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

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Book Details

  • Product Code: HUSH 
  • ISBN: 978-1-59525-009-4
  • Pages: 264 
  • Author: John Kasza
  • Size: 6 x 9
  • Binding: Paperback 
  • Language: English
  • Copyright Year: 2006
  • 2 Pieces Per Package

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