Addressing the needs of the faithful necessitates addressing the needs of those who bring Christ to us in a special way- priests, religious and consecrated persons. in a time burdened with doubt, mistrust, and suspicion of the church and those who save her, Dr. Baars presents profound insight to aid laypersons, priests and religious in order to help usher in a new springtime of life into the church.
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.
Sex, Priestly Ministry, and the Church
Sex, Priestly Ministry, and the Church provides and objective and authoritative account of psycho sexual development in priests and key background information on the many sexual issues facing the church today. it is a concise , comprehensive, easy to read source of current information needed to understand these sexual issues and controversies and make reasoned. reasoned, reasonable decisions concerning them.
Religious Life and Priesthood
Religious life and priesthood and priesthood reclaims the vision of Vatican II for contemporary priests, religious, and ecclesial ministers. The book examines the historical context, the key players, and the implementation of Vatican II documents on the priesthood, the training of priests, and the religious life.
In this book, various experts makes contributions, responding to these and other crucial questions, allowing the reader to discover the value that celibacy has today in the lives of thousands of priests and seminarians. Among the key topics this book discusses are the following: priestly celibacy: A bit of history, what theology says on the subject, emotions and sexuality, discerning and fostering a vocation.