In The Unchanging Heart of the Priesthood: A Faith Perspective on the Reality and Mystery of Priesthood in the Church, Father Thomas Acklin presents an apologetic for that which is immutable—that which cannot change since it is found in the unchanging heart of Christ. Father Acklin refutes modern misconceptions and false understandings of the priesthood, while uncovering the beauty, strength, and hope that is found in God’s plan. This book will encourage the heart of every priest and help the laity to understand and appreciate the reality and mystery of the priesthood in the Church.
Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life praises this effort by Fr. Acklin, saying: "In response to recent and ongoing attacks on the institution of the priesthood, Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB provides meaningful evidence of the true dignity of the Catholic priesthood in The Unchanging Heart of the Priesthood. . . . This book addresses many of the misunderstandings concerning the priesthood, and highlights a proper understanding of celibacy. I am grateful to Fr. Acklin for this gift he has provided to the Church."
About the Author
Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of St. Vincent Archabbey
in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He earned an MA in philosophy at Duquesne
University as well as an S.T.D. in theology (Doctor of Sacred Theology) and a PhD in religious studies
at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium where he specialized in
psychology of religion. He is a psychoanalyst as well as a spiritual
director and has been a professor at St. Vincent Seminary where he also
served as rector. Fr. Acklin is also the author of The Passion of the Lamb and co-writer of Spiritual Direction.