New from Orbis Books and RCL Benziger—a path-breaking series in which leading Catholic authors explore the deepest dimensions of spirituality—that place in the soul where faith meets understanding! A Catholic mother with six children who is also a member of a Franciscan community in the inner city reﬂects on the many wonderful ways we can all serve in the Body of Christ — sometimes all at once. Great reading for anyone who has ever asked, “What does God want me to do with the rest of my life?”
Many are Called
Scott Hahn brings insight, wisdom and his own unique pastoral experience to this celebration of the priesthood in the Catholic Church. Give it to a priest you know, but get one for yourself too.
The Inner Life of Priests
The Inner Life of Priests is a landmark exploration of how the categories and practices of psychology are contributing to a new health and vitality in the priesthood. Authors McGlone and Sperry investigate issues and answer questions that concern those invested in the healthy ministry of priests everyone from the people in the pews to those in church leadership.
Evolving Visions of the Priesthood
Evolving Visions of the Priesthood depicts far reaching changes in the American priesthood as reflected in four surveys of priests done in 1970, 1985 1993 and 2001. During this time the numbers of priest declined, the average age rose, but morale has risen. Most important, the conception of the priesthood help by priest has shifted from a servant leadership model to a cultic model, so that older and younger priests often disagree on ecclesiology.
The Joy of Priesthood
The Joy of Priesthood shifts the focus of considering today's priesthood from problems to possibilities. This approach is not only refreshing but necessary, and we all owe him a debt of gratitude.