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CUA Press Is Blessed During University Press Week

BlessingThe offices of The Catholic University of America Press were blessed recently in celebration of the American Association of University Presses "University Press Week," CUA announced.  CUA Press is a founding member of the press association.

On Nov. 15, 2013, CUA canon law student the Rev. James Bradley used the "Blessing of Printing Offices" from the Roman Ritual to bless the staff, books, and equipment of CUA Press.

A special icon of Blessed John Henry Newman was also installed and blessed in the office.  The icon was chosen because of Newman's work as a scholar and important Catholic literary figure.  It is hung at the entryway to CUA Press.

Here's more from the university:

As he sprinkled holy water throughout the office, Father Bradley read from the ritual. “From the books which issue forth for our enlightenment, may we learn, by thy gracious help, nothing but that knowledge which, coming from thee, leadeth truly unto life.”

University Press Week, held Nov. 11 through 15, is sponsored by the American Association of University Presses (AAUP). “As we planned an event in honor of AAUP’s press week, we wanted to come up with something that celebrated our Catholic mission,” said Trevor Lipscombe, director of CUA Press.

The Press publishes 40 new titles annually, with particular emphasis on disseminating scholarship in the areas of theology, philosophy, Church history, and medieval studies. CUA Press is widely recognized for its Fathers of the Church series, in which the rich heritage of the East and West come alive through English translations of the Greek and Latin writings of the Church fathers.

Fr. Bradley is a member of  the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in England.  According to CUA, Lipscombe noted that is was "fitting that a fellow Englishman should bless the icon" of Blessed John Henry Newman.

The Catholic University of America is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.

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