This fascinating study is required reading for anyone who wants to understand the catholic priesthood in the united states. many otherwise intelligent commentators based their conclusions about the lives and experiences of priests on hearsay or anecdote. the great virtue of this sociological study is that it is lets American priests speak for themselves. and what they say may surprise those who do not know them: they are happy
Money is always a touchy subject in Catholic churches: Pastors don't want to ask for it and parishioners don't want to hear about it. But it takes money to run a parish. in Church money, Michael White and Tom Corcoran- award winning authors of the rebuilt parish series- share their stories of success and failure.
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.
The Joy of being a Priest
This insightful book on the priesthood is based on a series of six talks that Christoph Cardinal Schnoborn addresses to an international group of priest in Ars, the village where the famed St. John Vianney served as pastor. Vianney, known as the cure of Ars, is the patron of the year for priests announced by Pope Benedict XVI. in these talks, the cardinal summarised the vocations, challenge, and joy of the priesthood, drawing on the life of the cure of Ars, the writings of St Therese of Liseux, St Faustina Kowalska, and many other saints and holy people.
A confessor’s Handbook
For many years, A confessor's Handbook has been the indispensable guide for priest and seminarians on the sacrament of Reconciliation. There are many books for priests on preaching, leadership, liturgy, spiritual direction, and counseling, but A confessor's Handbook focuses specifically on the priest's ministry as confessor.