March 05, 2019
Cover image of Catholic Press catalog

The Catholic University of America Press has released its 2019 spring and summer catalog, which features 18 new titles in categories that range from theology to philosophy and medieval studies. It also highlights recently published books and bestsellers from smaller presses.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of The Catholic University of America Press. In his introduction to the catalog, Press Director Trevor Lipscombe says, “Our immediate future, oddly enough, reflects our distant past,” in reference to the official re-publishing of two volumes originally from The Catholic Education Press, Latin teacher Tamara Trykar-Lu’s From Puella to Plautus. The Catholic University of America Press was originally founded as two presses alongside The Catholic Education Press.

"As the publishing house of a global Catholic research university, we are delighted to bring to publication definitive studies of things ancient, medieval, and modern, as well as to distribute journals that present up-to-the-minute analysis of important topics in their fields," Lipscombe says. “By doing so, we are catholic — with both a big C and a small c.”

The Catholic University of America Press publishes scholarly works and serious studies of general interest in the humanities and social sciences, namely in history (ecclesiastical and secular), literature and languages, philosophy, political theory, social studies, and theology. Interdisciplinary emphases are found in patristics, medieval studies, and Irish studies. CUA Press is a founding member of the Association of American University Presses.

An online copy of the new catalog is available at To receive a print version, call 202-319-5052.

Among the new book selections are the following, which are written or edited by University faculty:

Naming Our Sins: How Recognizing the Seven Deadly Vices Can Renew the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Edited by Jana M. Bennett and David Cloutier, associate professor of moral theology/ethics

Aquinas on Transubstantiation: The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist
Thomistic Ressourcement Series
Written by Reinhard Hütter, professor of fundamental and dogmatic theology

Bound for Beatitude: A Thomistic Study in Eschatology and Ethics
Written by Reinhard Hütter
Reinhard Hütter is a professor of fundamental and dogmatic theology at The Catholic University of America.

A Catechism for Family Life: Insights from Catholic Teaching on Love, Marriage, Sex, and Parenting
Edited by Sarah Bartel and John S. Grabowski, associate professor of theology

The Christian Moses: From Philo to the Qur’an
CUA Studies in Early Christianity
Edited by Philip Rousseau, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Early Christian Studies, and Janet A. Timbie
Philip Rousseau is at The Catholic University of America. Janet A. Timbie, adjunct associate professor of Semitics.

Death, Judgement, Heaven, and Hell: Sayings of the Father of the Church
Edited by Edward Condon (Foreword by C.C. Pecknold, associate professor of systematic theology)