From the Depths of Our Hearts: Priesthood Celibacy and the Crisis of the Catholic Church
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The Catholic Church faces a major crisis and the turmoil in priestly ministry is at the heart of it. “The priesthood is going through a dark time,” write Pope Emeritus Benedict and Cardinal Robert Sarah. “Wounded by the revelation of so many scandals, disconcerted by the constant questioning of their consecrated celibacy, many priests are tempted by the thought of giving up and abandoning everything.”
Responding to calls for refashioning the priesthood, including proposals from the Amazonian Synod, two wise, spiritually astute pastors explain the biblical and spiritual role of the priesthood, celibacy, and genuine priestly ministry. Drawing on Vatican II, they present priestly celibacy as more than “a mere precept of ecclesiastical law”. They insist that renewal of the Church is bound to a renewed understanding of priestly vocation as sharing in Jesus’ priestly identity as Bridegroom of the Church.
This is a book whose crucial message is for clergy and laity alike.
POINTS OF INTEREST
- An unprecedented book coauthored by a former Pope
- Looks seriously and unflinchingly at the crisis in the Catholic Church
- A forthright discussion of priestly celibacy and its role in the Catholic Church
- A book for clergy and laity alike concerned about the Catholic Church
Hardcover, 152 pages.
Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2 x 20.6 cm
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