On the Priesthood: Classic and Contemporary Texts by Matthew Levering

By Matthew Levering

Controversy in regards to the Catholic priesthood is not anything new. similar to laity, monks (including bishops and popes) have regularly been sinners. a few monks, like a few laity, have triggered grave scandal in the course of the 2000-year historical past of the Church. questions come up from this truth. Why did Jesus Christ identify a ministerial priesthood for his Church, if the priesthood could occasionally reason scandal—what did he intend for the priesthood? moment, what has the Catholic Church in the past performed approximately scandal within the priesthood—how has the Church corrected its clergymen and inspired clergymen to steer lives of holiness? Amidst the noisy din of conversing heads and self-proclaimed specialists, this publication bargains good warnings and instructions in regards to the priesthood from 15 saints of the earlier millennia. at the Priesthood serves as a readable consultant for monks, seminarians, and expert readers trying to study extra in regards to the simultaneous unworthiness and dignity of the priesthood. consistently not easy and penetrating, the choices unite round one key aspect; the necessity for holiness.

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