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Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests Vatican II

Decree on Priestly Formation Vatican II

On the Formation of Priests Pope John Paul II

Letters of the Holy Father to Priests for Holy Thursday By Pope John Paul II

Congregation for the Clergy Profile of the congregation and congregation documents

Directory on the Ministry and Life of Priests, 1994

Interesting Statistics Affecting the Priesthood and the Faith From the National Institute for the Renewal of the Priesthood. Last updated September 7, 2004

Ministerial Priesthood US Bishops, 1971

Towards Priesthood New Zealand Bishops, 1998

As Christ Loved the Church A pastoral letter from Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. of Denver to the people of God of northern Colorado on forming tomorrow's priests

On the Catholic Priesthood Pope Pius XI: Ad Catholici Sacerdotii (1935)



Priests, Sex and the Media By Andrew Hamilton in Eureka Street, March 2011

Fixing the Priesthood By Michael Kelly in Eureka Street, February 2011

Priests and the Social Gospel By William F. Murphy, STD, Bishop of Rockville Centre. Address to the Clergy of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, April 18, 2010. Seat of Wisdom, Issue 1, Spring 2010

Plea for the Voluntary Nature of the Celibacy of the Latin Catholic Priests By Georg Kraus, professor of dogmatics at the University of Bamberg, in Stimmen der Zeit, 2010

What Sort of Priests Do We Want? By Dr Andrew Thomas Kania, Director of Spirituality at Aquinas College, Manning, 2009

Jesus Our Priest By Gerald O'Collins SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, June 2009

Priesthood in the Society of Jesus By Bernard Sesboue SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, July 2009

Re-imaging Priesthood By Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, September 2009

The Hiddenness of Priestly Life By James Hanvey SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, October 2009

Priestly Celibacy: The Obligations of Continence and Celibacy for Priests By Brendan Daly in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2009

'Priests' or Servant Leaders? By Joseph Mattam, SJ in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2009

The Priest and the Art of Ancient Rhetoric By James McTavish, FMVD, in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2009

On Priesthood By Michael Paul Gallagher, SJ in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2009

Priesthood: Inherently Missionary By James H. Kroeger, MM in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2009

Priesthood in Two Forms: Priests and Elders? By Bishop Fritz Lobinger in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2009

Priest as Intercessor By Felipe Gomez, SJ in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2009

The Priest, the Liturgy, and the Church By Aloysius Pieris, SJ in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2009

Priesthood: A Sacrament of the Father By José Granados in Communio: International Catholic Review, Summer 2009

Emerging Challenges for Priests By Soroj Mullick, SDB in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2009

The Evolution of Priesthood and Priestly Offices in the Old Testament By Martin Samson in Journal for the Renewal of Religion and Theology, September 2007

Ministry Appraisal: One Priest's Experience By Terry Lyons in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 2005

Priesthood in the Theology of John Paul II By Tim Costelloe SDB in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2005

Ministry Supervision—One Priest's Experience By Terry Lyons in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2002

The Priest a Diminishing Figure? By John Ryan in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Spring 2002

The African Priesthood of the Future By Laurenti Magesa in African Scribe, July 2001

Viri Probati Can Be a Great Enrichment By Bishop Fritz Lobinger in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2000

Community Priests: A Response to Bp. Lobinger's Idea of the Ordination of Community Leaders By Bishop Francisco Claver, S.J. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2000

Jack Wall on Being a Pastor with Imagination Father Jack Wall reflects on his pastoral experience in revitalizing the Roman Catholic parish of St. Patrick's Church in the heart of Chicago and the unique pastoral imagination required of those who serve congregations as leaders

The Priest as "Another Christ" in Liturgical Prayer By Ralph A. Keifer

January 1996 Issue of Spirituality Today Focus is on the priesthood

Priestly Ministry at the Service of Ecclesial Communion By Marc Ouellet, SS in Communio: International Catholic Review, Winter 1996

The Ordained Ministry in Different Traditions By Colin Davey in The Way, 1995

An Experience of Priesthood in Two Continenets By Rafael Esteban in The Way, 1995

Future Choices By Peter E. Fink in The Way, 1995

The Priest and the Anima By Eckhard Frick in The Way, 1995

Future Models of Ordained Ministry By Paul Hypher in The Way, 1995

New Colours for New Cloth By Penelope A. B. Jamieson in The Way, 1995

Ordained Ministry in the Public World By Alan Nichols in The Way, 1995

The Priestliness of the Human Heart By John O'Donohue in The Way, 1995

The Priest and the Anima By Helmut Remmler in The Way, 1995

Extending Ordained Ministry By Margaret Ulloa in The Way, 1995

Priest By Anthony T. Padovano in National Catholic Reporter, April 28, 1995

Priest for 39 Years Writes to Pope about Celibacy National Catholic Reporter, July 29, 1994

Bishops Ask Pope to Allow Married Priests By John Thavis in National Catholic Reporter, Oct 1, 1993

The Nature of the Priesthood By Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, 1990

In Front of the Mask: The Priest in Contemporary Dramas of Integrity By Larry D. Bouchard, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, in Word & World, 1989

The Contemporary Priest: Experience and Identity By Gerard Burke in The Way, 1986

The Priest and the Feminine By Maria Boulding in The Way, 1983

Celibacy, Affectivity and Friendship By Bernard Bush in The Way, 1983

The Married Priest By Victor DeWaal in The Way, 1983

Spiritual Direction and the Priest By Gerard W. Hughes in The Way, 1983

The Priest in the Community By Kevin Kelly in The Way, 1983

The Personal Prayer of the Priest By Michael Kyne in The Way, 1983

What is a Priest? By Joseph Laishley in The Way, 1983

The Priest as Presence By Hugh Lavery in The Way, 1983

How Can Evangelical Celibacy be Authentic? By Louis Roy in The Way, 1983

A Ministerial Priesthood: A Methodist Account By David Tripp in The Way, 1983

Expanding Horizons By Michael Winter in The Way, 1983

The Apostolic Origins of Clerical Continence: A Critical Appraisal of a New Book By Roger Balducelli in Theological Studies, December 1982

Clerical Continence in the Fourth Century: Three Papal Decretals By Daniel Callam in Theological Studies, March 1980

The Theology of Eucharistic Consecration: Role of the Priest in Celtic Liturgy By Joseph H. Crehan in Theological Studies, June 1979

The Decision for Celibacy By Roger Balducelli in Theological Studies, June 1975

Ministerial Priesthood: A Survey of Work Since the Council By Joseph H. Crehan in Theological Studies, September 1971

Theology of the Presbyterium By Joseph J. O'Brien in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1969

The Seven Orders of Christ By Joseph H. Crehan in Theological Studies, March 1958

The Intellectual Apostolate of the Priest By Lyman A. Fenn in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1951

Christian maturity in clerical life By Augustine P. Hennessy in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, 1950

"Minister Christi sacerdos" By J. P. Haran in Theological Studies, June 1947

Rules of Life for the Pastor of Souls From the German by T. Slater, SJ, and A. Rauch, SJ, 1909

The Priest: His Character and Work Book by Fr. James Keatinge, 1909

The Young Priest: Conferences on the Apostolic Life Book by Herbert Cardinal Vaughan, 1904

The Parish Priest on Duty: A Practical Manual for Pastors, Curates, and Theological Students Preparing for the Mission Book by H. J. Heuser, 1904

The ambassador of Christ Book by Cardinal James Gibbons, 1896

Priest Article in the Jewish Encyclopedia



Catechism on the Priesthood Cure of Ars

National Federation of Priests Councils The NFPC stands today as committed as at its genesis toward the attainment of the following goals: to promote priestly unity and fraternity by facilitating communication among priests councils; to provide a national forum for priests to discuss pastoral matters; to enable priests councils to speak with a common voice; to promote and collaborate on programs of pastoral research; to further the spiritual renewal of priestly life; to collaborate with national groups of religious and laity in ways that will promote the renewal of the church in the United States; to collaborate with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in addressing the needs of the church in the United States; to encourage and assist priests councils to reflect on and promote justice in light of the social teachings of the church; to participate in developing a national and a universal perspective of church and ministry

National Association of Hispanic Priests of the USA

The Missionary Society of Saint James the Apostle An association of diocesan priests whose purpose is to provide services to other dioceses critically short of clergy. Priests volunteering for this ministry commit themselves to a minimum of five years of service. Since the Society's founding in 1958, more than 300 priests from 108 dioceses have provided pastoral care to peoples of South America

Confraternity of Catholic Clergy Association of Roman Catholic Priests and Deacons pledged to the pursuit of personal holiness, loyalty to the Roman Pontiff, commitment to theological study and strict adherence to the authentic teachings of the Magisterium

Companions of the Cross A clerical association of priests and seminarians dedicated to a fully Catholic spirituality imbued with an evangelical heart and Pentecostal fire; surrender to the Lordship of Jesus; adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; ministry gifts of the Holy Spirit; evangelization; consecration to Jesus through Mary; fidelity to the Magisterium; simplicity of lifestyle; some form of community; concern for the poor; ministry and hospitality to priests and seminarians

The Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mary and Joseph We are a fellowship of priests seeking to live our charism. We come together to share our lives, our prayers, our charisims and our spirituality with one another through the celebration of the Eucharist and a day of communal prayer and support

Married Priests Web Site The Married Priests Web Site is designed to explore issues surrounding mandatory celibacy in the Roman Catholic Church. It also provides support for Catholic clergy who are struggling with mandatory celibacy and the loss of career and identity should they marry

Priestly Identity By Bishop Anthony T. Lobo

The National Institute for the Renewal of the Priesthood

Sexual Abuse by Clergy Theology Library page




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