Christ and the Catholic Priesthood

Ecclesial Hierarchy and the Pattern of the Trinity

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Author: Matthew Levering

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 9781595250292

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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Spiritual Theology of the Priesthood

The Mystery Of Christ And The Mission Of The Priesthood

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Author: Dermot A. Power

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567085955

Category: Religion

Page: 470

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Hans Urs von Balthasar's writings have pastoral implications that even now are barely recognised and hardly developed. Here a pastorally experienced theologian, who knew von Balthasar personally, unfolds this pastoral dimension for the first time. Integrating Christology and Ecclesiology with the profound spirituality that for von Balthasar is inseparable from authentic theology, Fr Power demonstrates the paradoxical grandeur and weakness of the Catholic priesthood. He highlights the roles of the Catholic priest as servant, bridegroom, shepherd, victim, teacher, prophet, celebrant and minister of reconciliation. At a time when many priests feel their identity called into question, this book offers new hope for the renewal of the priesthood in the Catholic Church.

A Celebration of Priestly Ministry

Challenge, Renewal, and Joy in the Catholic Priesthood

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Author: Walter Cardinal Kasper

Publisher: Crossroad Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of his own ordination as priest, one of the world's best-known cardinals reflects on the past and future challenges of the priesthood. Topics includeL servanthood, discipleship, priestly life, personal friendships.

On the Priesthood

Classic and Contemporary Texts

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Author: Matthew Levering

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742514959

Category: Religion

Page: 149

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Controversy about the Catholic priesthood is nothing new. Just like laity, priests (including bishops and popes) have always been sinners. Some priests, like some laity, have caused grave scandal throughout the 2000-year history of the Church. Two questions arise from this reality. Why did Jesus Christ establish a ministerial priesthood for his Church, if the priesthood would sometimes cause scandal--what did he intend for the priesthood? Second, what has the Catholic Church in past times done about scandal in the priesthood--how has the Church corrected its priests and encouraged priests to lead lives of holiness? Amidst the noisy din of talking heads and self-proclaimed experts, this book offers solid warnings and directions about the priesthood from 15 saints of the past two millennia. On the Priesthood serves as a readable guide for priests, seminarians, and educated readers seeking to learn more about the simultaneous unworthiness and dignity of the priesthood. Always challenging and penetrating, the selections unite around one key point; the need for holiness.

The Theology of Priesthood

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Author: Donald Goergen,Ann Garrido,Benedict M. Ashley

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814650844

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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By engaging in conversation with those whose experience, perspectives, and theological traditions vary from their own, the contributors to The Theology of Priesthood explore in detail the fundamental questions being asked about the ordained priesthood today. Priests, deacons, and students of theology will find these articles an engaging means to understanding Church, ministry, and priesthood more deeply. The Theology of Priesthood includes ten essays that explore facets of ordained ministry and the ministerial priesthood. Paul Philibert, OP, begins with an overview of issues involved in the contemporary discussion on priesthood within the Roman Catholic tradition. Frank Quinn, OP, addresses the significance of language as it pertains to priesthood and ministry and how language is manifested in rites of ordination. Thomas O'Meara, OP, situates the discussion on priesthood within the context of an expansion of ministry in the Church since Vatican II and the implications of this expansion for ministry in the future. Stephen DeLeers articulates a theology of priesthood grounded in Vatican II and post-Vatican II documents which focuses on the primacy of preaching. Thomas Rausch, SJ, then takes up the issue of diversity within ministerial priesthood as he reflects on priesthood within the context of apostolic religious life. Jack Risley, OP, returns to the question of the relationship between ordained ministry and lay ministry. The final three articles reflect on ordained ministry from distinctive perspectives. Benedict Ashley, OP, takes the Letter to the Hebrews as his starting point. Paul Wesche looks at priesthood through the lens of an Eastern Orthodox priest. Donald Goergen, OP, asks what insights African theology, specifically African Christology, might offer a contemporary Catholic theology of priesthood. Paul Philibert, OP, provides a concluding reflection. Donald J. Goergen, OP, is a preacher, teacher, lecturer, author, and theologian who taught systematic theology for many years. He was also previously the provincial for the Dominican friars of the Central Province. He is the editor of A Theology of Jesus series, and Being a Priest Today published by Liturgical Press.

The Roman Catholic Church

Its Origins and Nature

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Author: John F. O'Grady

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809137404

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Writing from a historical perspective the author presents a comprehensive overview of the nature of the Church, with an emphasis on the apostolic marks that define her.

The Priestly Office

A Theological Reflection

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Author: Avery Dulles,Avery Robert Dulles

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809137169

Category: Religion

Page: 81

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This is a defense of the traditional form of the priesthood--male celibates. The book looks at the current literature, taking a conservative view and holding the belief that Vatican II had a deleterious influence on the priesthood. Avery Dulles, a man of towering reputation, writes with impeccable scholarship.

CATH PRIESTHOOD

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Author: Fr Thomas J. Lane

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781941447932

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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During the time of Jesus Christ, neither he nor his apostles would have had the term "priest" applied to their mission or identity. The priesthood was exclusive to the tribe of Levi and at that time was associated primarily with their sacrificial liturgies in the temple. But with Christ's death on the Cross, a new understanding of Christ as priest began to grow in light of his priestly self-sacrifice. The Catholic Priesthood: Biblical Foundations by Fr. Thomas Lane highlights the Scriptural evidence indicating that Christ's intention was to establish a New Covenant priesthood that he would share with his apostles and their successors.

African Catholic Priests

Confronting an Identity Problem

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Author: Jordan Nyenyembe

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9956578339

Category: Religion

Page: 165

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This is a timely book on the contemporary African priesthood. Just as in other parts of the globe, the African priesthood currently faces a serious crisis of identity. The unfolding crisis puts stress on the clerics and augments the tension with lay people. The model of the Church-as-Family of God opted for by the Church in Africa is a new milestone that puts pressure on Catholic priests to define their role in the new context. The identity and image of priests need to be specified as lay ministries render the Church active from the grassroots. Reflection about the ministry of the clergy in Africa is urgent, and indeed it is an important aspect of enculturation. Nyenyembe demonstrates an admirable capacity to situate his rich theological reflections in an African context.

Sharing Christ's Priesthood

A Bible Study for Catholics

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Author: Mike Aquilina

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692567494

Category:

Page: 96

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This engaging, straightforward Bible study shows how all Christians are sharers in Christ's priesthood. It opens the door for laity and clergy alike to grow in faith and understand their priestly role. Follow Scripture's path of the natural priesthood, Jesus as the high priest, and then Biblical priesthood today with the masterful weaving of history, Scripture, Tradition, and insightful discussion questions. Perfect for group or individual study, the easy-to-follow format of this study guide will inspire and enlighten.

A History of Women and Ordination

The Priestly Office of Women: God's Gift to a Renewed Church

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Author: Ida Raming

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810848504

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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The Priestly Office of Women: God's gift to a Renewed Church is the English translation of the second edition of Dr. Ida Raming's classic study of the exclusion of women from ordination in the Western Christian Church, The Exclusion of Women from the Priesthood: Divine Law or Sex Discrimination? (SCP, 1976). This new edition includes a bibliography on women's ordination from 1973 to the present plus three recent essays by Dr. Raming and a complete translation of the Latin sources cited by Dr. Raming.

When Women Become Priests

The Catholic Women's Ordination Debate

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Author: Kelley A. Raab

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231506137

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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In an analysis that deftly unites feminist criticism, psychoanalysis, and Catholic theology, Kelley Raab explores the symbolic implications of women at the altar, providing rich insight into issues of gender, symbolism, and power.

A Divine Invitation to Create a New World

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Author: Reynaldo Pareja

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453566457

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 471

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Television, radio, newspapers or the internet show a daily dismal world scenario. Every week, every month there is a major civil conflict or a terrorist attack somewhere. All over the world innocent are imprisoned, women are victims of domestic violence, are forced into underpaid labor or sex work. Children are still dying by the millions before they are five years old due to unsanitary conditions, lack of safe drinking water or malnourishment. Malaria and HIV-AIDS kill millions yearly and thousands of adolescents are kidnapped to become rebel soldiers. Autocratic governments deny democratic participation to the majority and suppress ferociously any popular peaceful manifestation. The worlds climate is now threatened due to man-made disequilibrium inflicted on the atmosphere by uncontrolled fumes and gas emissions of all types. Water sources are being poisoned by unscrupulous corporations dumping huge amounts of deadly chemicals into waterways. The inequality between rich and poor nations is so vast that 7 - 10% of the worlds population controls the natural and financial resources of the world at the expense of the rest who have no access to a minimum for survival. The reasons for this hellish situation are multiple and varied. They encompass deeply ingrained religious beliefs, unacceptable economic, military and power disparities, and uncontrolled moral degradation affecting all realms of everyday life. These problems have profound spiritual causes and thus require a spiritual perspective. Discover the origin of the new Divine Invitation and the specific solutions it offers for todays major world problems.

Exploring Scriptural Sources

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Author: Aaron Milavec

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781556127069

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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Exploring Scriptural Sources is an innovative, ecumenical textbook enabling students to explore key aspects of the early Christianity using primary texts. The interactive aspect of the case study methodology (problem-based learning) is engaging even for bored college students and enables persons with no background in textual criticism to learn it rudiments effortlessly. This textbook is a natural choice for introductory New Testament courses. The author has prepared a teacher's manual and interactive software versions of his Case Studies that can be accessed at www.didache.info.

The Catholic Priesthood

Recapturing the Fading Glory

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Author: Rev. Fr. Anthony O. Ezeoke

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475939088

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 104

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In recent years, the Catholic Church has suffered a deluge of accusations, bad press, and tragedies. Now is the time for the priesthood to recapture the faithfulness which led them to their calling, and to inspire their laity as never before. A timely, urgent handbook for Catholics of every nation, Th e Catholic Priesthood offers a wake-up call not only to the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, but to all Christians everywhere. Rev. Fr. Anthony O. Ezeokes firm grasp of Catholic teaching, the Churchs history, and the priesthood vocation off er an enlightening criticism of how the Church needs to return to the fundamental teachings of its beginning. Through short, easy-to-digest chapters, Rev. Father Ezeoke reviews the role of priests in the Old and New Testaments, Jesus as the High Priest, and the apostles calling to continue Jesuss ministry. He addresses specific questions related to some of the issues currently plaguing the Church today and offers hope and inspiration for change. Above all, he issues an encouraging plea for every member of the Catholic Church to reawaken the Gospel within their hearts. The Catholic Priesthood is the first step toward reviving hope within the Catholic Church and her flock.

HOLY EUCHARIST: THE BEAUTY OF CATHOLICISM AND THE GLORY AND ESSENCE OF THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD; THE SCANDAL OF ITS ABUSES

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Author: CHRISTOPHER OSITA EZEH

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496902386

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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1. the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and the development of the Eucharistic adoration in the Catholic Church are explored to harvest the rich insights and contributions of the saints, sacred theologians of the Church, the Popes and a host of others including the laity ad the clergy through their sacred writings and exemplary pious devotions to the Blessed Sacrament. 2. the Holy Eucharist is God in our midst. This book relates a number of miracles that individuals have received directly from the Eucharistic Lord by visiting the Blessed Sacrament or by participating in the Eucharistic adoration. 3. the Holy Eucharist is a healing tool par excellence in the ministry of a Catholic priest. How the priest can deploy its healing resources in his daily ministrations to those who approach him with all kinds of problems, is fully explored in this book. the implications of what it means for the priest to engage himself and God's people with visit to the Blessed Sacrament are fully developed in this publication. 4. How can a Catholic priest access the healing resources in the Holy Eucharist and employ those healing resources in the healing of those who approach him with all kinds of life issues and problems which could be spiritual, moral, social, physical, material, mental, psychological, etc? That is part of what this book is all about. What constitute the abuses of the Holy Eucharist? Could we still receive favors from the Eucharistic Jesus when we knowingly abuse the Holy Eucharist? In what ways do we abuse the Holy Eucharist thereby insulting the Eucharistic Jesus without knowing? These issues are dealt with in this book where the author identified and discussed some of the abuses of the Holy Eucharist. This book, therefore, is about how to visit the Blessed Sacrament and receive favors from the Eucharistic Lord and how to avoid abusing the Holy Eucharist. 5. the Real Presence: Fact or Fancy--What Lies Concealed in the Sacred Host? Some classical Eucharistic miracles which took place through the centuries especially in the 20th, 13th and 9th centuries are narrated in this book to help unravel the hidden divinity in the Sacred Host after consecration.

Katholizismus für Dummies

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Author: Rev. John Trigilio, Jr.,Rev. Kenneth Brighenti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527678581

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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Jeder kennt sie, fast jeder hat sich eine Meinung über sie gebildet, aber kaum jemand weiß, wofür sie genau eintritt, was sie genau vermitteln will. Die Rede ist von der katholischen Kirche. »Katholizismus für Dummies« erklärt, wie und warum Katholiken Heilige verehren, was die Sakramente sind, welche Regeln für Katholiken gelten und wie die Kirche aufgebaut ist. Die Leser erfahren, wo die Unterschiede zwischen Katholiken und Protestanten liegen und was die römische Kirche so einzigartig macht. Das Buch ist dabei leicht verständlich und wird trotzdem der jahrhundertelang gereiften Theologie der römisch-katholischen Kirche gerecht.

Saint and Singer

Edward Taylor's Typology and the Poetics of Meditation

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Author: Karen E. Rowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521308656

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

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This book focuses on the works of America's premier colonial poet, Edward Taylor (1642-1729). This study analyses typology in Taylor's Christographia and Treatise Concerning the Lord's Supper and examining Taylor's adaptations of figural analogies to suit his personal spiritual needs, Professor Rowe advances a theory which unites Taylor's exegetical discipline as a preacher with his creativity as a poet. This is the first work to draw on the collection of unpublished sermons, discovered in 1977, Upon the Types of the Old Testament. Professor Rowe links Taylor's sermons with corresponding poetic meditations, thus providing insights into typological theories, groupings and analogies. In her conclusion, the author sees Taylor as neither metaphysical or baroque, nor a historian in the typological school, but rather as the quintessential Puritan preacher and poet, a contemplative lyricist and devotional typologist in the tradition of Herbert, Milton and Bunyan.