The call to serve God as a priest is both a challenge and a blessing. This book by Scott Hahn discusses the many roles of the priest: provider, mediator, protector, teacher and more.
'This book is an honest analysis of my experience of church over forty years of priesthood, but it is not an autobiography in the strict sense'. By Martin Tierney
Canon 285 par 3 of the Code of Canon Law states: “Clerics are forbidden to assume public office whenever it means sharing in the exercise of civil power”. Columban missionary Fr Shay Cullen asks us not to judge too hastily those who have felt the struggle for justice has warranted [...]
Martin Kennedy gathers together a series of reflections on his own experience of ministry in contemporary Irish culture, offering practical approaches to evangelisation, justice and working together with others. He writes from a context of working with others honestly and respectfully, convinced that the Spirit is alive and active in [...]
Caitriona McClean presents twelve interviews she conducted with people involved for many years in pastoral ministry in Ireland. They are frank and open conversations, easy to read and with an infectious energy.
Roderick Stronge, Rector of the Beda College in Rome, is aware of the controversies surrounding the Catholic priesthood, but what he focuses on is the essential nature of ministerial priesthood and its pastoral practice, and restoring it to its place of honour.
Tony Flannery CSsR writes that the fallout from the sex abuse scandals has had a traumatic effect on priests, who feel isolated, vulnerable, and wonder who will stand up for them if they are falsely accused.