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Choosing Compassion: The Paradox of Power

  • Speaker and Award-Winning Author
6 Lectures (2 DVDs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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Transform your life through compassion.

In 1950, Albert Einstein made a revolutionary observation of humanity. He stated that individuals too often see themselves as “separate from the rest,” meaning elite and self-absorbed. He also said that this “delusion of consciousness” was despairingly widespread. The only solution requires an effort of “widening our circle of compassion.”

In this 6-lecture DVD set and its accompanying study guide, award-winning author, Fr. Michael H. Crosby, shows how compassion is essential to our personal and social lives. You will learn how to move away from the dominating ways of society and towards love and compassion. In doing so, you will build trust and collaboration at all levels: personal, familial, workplace, and organizational.

In this thought-provoking program, you will explore such questions as: How do you relate to others in your personal and professional life? Do others see you as genuinely caring at home, among your friends, or at work?

This program is perfect for individuals looking to build more effective relationships, and it is also well-suited for viewings in group settings, such as organizations and families.

The accompanying study guide includes six lesson plans that provide you with dynamic, interactive exercises and discussion points for each video segment. This video program is drawn from Michael H. Crosby's book, The Paradox of Power: From Control to Compassion, and was produced by the Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order.

Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser.
3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • The Foundation of Power: Care or Control?
  • Negative Power: From Abuse through Violence to Indifference
  • Resolving Conflicts, Reconciling Relationships
  • Choosing to Change from the Negative to the Positive
  • Positive Power: Building Trust for Collaboration
  • Compassion: The Goal of Nonviolence, Peace, and Love
About Your Presenter

Father Michael Crosby was a Capuchin Franciscan. He lived in community with other friars in a downtown Milwaukee parish that serves the urban poor, homeless, and marginalized.


Since 1973, Fr. Crosby was a pioneer among Catholics in promoting corporate reform through socially responsible investing. He was influential in getting Catholics to work with the Protestant and Jewish communities in this effort at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR).


Fr. Crosby’s preaching and writing on contemporary biblical discipleship took him around the world. Toward this end he gave retreats, workshops and parish missions. He wrote seventeen books, including Spirituality of the Beatitudes: Matthew's Vision for the Church in an Unjust World (Orbis, 1981), which has had more than 20 printings. Many of his books received awards from the Catholic Press Association of Canada and the United States, including a first place award for Can Religious Life Be Prophetic? and a second place award for Finding Francis, Following Christ (Orbis, 2007). Fr. Crosby was also the author of Fruits of the Spirit: Pauline Mysticism for the Church Today (Orbis, 2015),...

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