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Why Priests

Author : Garry Wills
ISBN : 9781101606018
Genre : Religion
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New York Times–bestselling author Garry Wills provides a provocative analysis of the theological and historical basis for the priesthood In a riveting and provocative tour de force from the author of What Jesus Meant, Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills poses the challenging question: Why did the priesthood develop in a religion that began without it and, indeed, was opposed to it? Why Priests? argues brilliantly and persuasively for a radical re-envisioning of the role of the church as the Body of Christ and for a new and better understanding of the very basis of Christian belief. As Wills emphasizes, the stakes for the writer and the church are high, for without the priesthood there would be no belief in an apostolic succession, the real presence in the Eucharist, the sacrificial interpretation of the Mass, and the ransom theory of redemption. This superb study of the origins of the priesthood stands as Wills’s towering achievement and will be of interest to all inquiring minds, believers and non-believers alike.

The Priests

Author : James M. Miller
ISBN : 1925048667
Genre : Adult child sexual abuse victims
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The Priests is the true story of one man's survival of abuse at the hands of a most dangerous type - priests without belief. James Miller grew up in Newcastle. He attended Pius X secondary College in 1978. He was keen surfer and gifted academically, which drew the attentions of the Principal, Father Brennan, and his deputy, Father Helferty. Aided by his deputy, Brennan found many occasions in which he asked to see James alone, and then sexually abused him, transforming James's naturally sunny easy-going disposition into one wracked with self-loathing and shame. Confused and bewildered by what was happening to him, James began drinking and secretly self-harming. Any thoughts about telling what had happened to him were abandoned after he left school and married Kate, discovering too late that she was Brennan's niece. With the family connection now firmly established Brennan used subtle - and not so subtle - forms of mental and emotional intimidation to blackmail and threaten James into keeping his silence. His only plan to escape was to become so successful that he would be out of the clutches of these predatory men. He became a barrister, moved to Sydney and joined a prestigious law firm. However his internal life was a wreck. He was terrified someone would find out what had happened to him, and his marriage crumbled. He also developed a serious substance abuse problem. Out of the blue he was contacted by another former student of St Pius, asking him to appear as a witness in his lawsuit against Father Brennan for sexual abuse. James had now become such a successful barrister that his evidence would be highly regarded. James was horrified. He knew that if he appeared at the court case, he would be forced to reveal what happened to him. Worse, he was then contacted by the Father Brennan himself, who in an act of Machiavellian manipulation asked for James' help to defend him. James became very distressed and had a breakdown, eventually losing his job and becoming homeless, before finding the internal fortitude to resurrect himself and his life. The implied threats and the potential for blackmail from Father Brennan first kept James in Newcastle and then silenced him from speaking out. In 2015 he began a lawsuit against the Newcastle-Maitland Diocese. In writing this memoir, he is speaking out on behalf of victims of institutional abuse everywhere, giving them a voice, and giving them hope that they can be heard and have their hurt acknowledged.

Why Priests

Author : Paul Josef Cordes
ISBN : 9781594170867
Genre : Pastoral theology
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Kingdom Of Priests

Author : Eugene H. Merrill
ISBN : 9780801031991
Genre : History
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This revised edition of a proven textbook offers an up-to-date articulation of a conservative evangelical position on Old Testament history.

The Priests Of Ancient Egypt

Author : Serge Sauneron
ISBN : 0801486548
Genre : History
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Using as his sources the Egyptian texts and the testimony of classical authors, Serge Sauneron illuminates the role of the priesthood in Ancient Egypt.

A Levite Among The Priests

Author : Edward Morris Bernstein
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041485249
Genre : Business & Economics
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Pedophiles And Priests

Author : Philip Jenkins
ISBN : 9780195145977
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Arguing that the current epidemic of clergy sex abuse is not as widespread as the media suggests, a critical examination of this issue states that popular imagination fans the fire of scandal and theorizes about why the controversy has targeted Catholicism. UP.

Gathering The Priests

Author : Dan Harwell
ISBN : 9781602666757
Genre : Religion
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There is a powerful sound ringing out around the Earth today, a call to gather together believers from all across the world that will make up a strategic end-time remnant--the remnant of the priests. Within the pages of this book is a message that has the potential to radically change destiny. (Christian)

Grandmother And The Priests

Author : Taylor Caldwell
ISBN : 9781618864321
Genre : British Isles
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Eleven different Catholic priests, eleven different stories, recounted around the dining table of a glamorous, wicked old lady who finds in her priests a reflection of all that is human.

Praying For Priests

Author : Kathleen Beckman
ISBN : 9781622822119
Genre : Religion
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History has taught us the power of intercessory prayer, and nobody is in more need of our prayers than Catholic priests battling on the front lines for the salvation of souls. Priests are called to fight evil, but they cannot fight it alone. As attacks on the priesthood intensify, you have a vital role to play in supporting priestly renewal and vocations. Those men who have answered God’s call depend upon you to wield the most powerful weapon against the evil one — prayer. Celebrated retreat master and author Kathleen Beckman offers Church-approved ways in which you can contribute to the welfare of the Church. Priests, seminarians, consecrated religious, and laypeople will all benefit from insights into the indispensability of the Catholic priesthood, the mission of praying for priests in the context of the New Evangelization, testimonies of spiritual mothers and priests, and scriptural rosaries dedicated to priests, vocations, and reparation. Although both men and women are responsible for priestly renewal, Kathleen explains the special vocation of spiritual motherhood of priests. This vocation is embedded with graces that enable women to work together with Our Lady and the Holy Spirit for the sanctification of priests. Holier priests lead to a holier Church. Because prayer is a source of grace and the mother of all virtues, you can call down showers of graces upon the priesthood. The Church and her priests need your prayers now more than ever, and here you’ll find your special calling from God that must be fulfilled for the salvation of souls. “The Holy Spirit is really moving in the Church today, inspiring many to pray for priests. Kathleen Beckmann’s new book gives a powerful boost to this movement.” Fr. Michael Gaitley, M.I.C. Author of 33 Days to Morning Glory “Praying for priests is not an option; it is a holy duty and divine mandate. Kathleen Beckman strikes at the hearts of women to let loose a stream of spiritual maternity that flows into the hearts, souls, and ministries of our priests!” Johnnette Benkovic Host of EWTN’s Women of Grace “Praying for Priests is filled with insight, encouragement, and inspiration to lead both priests and laity to a more profound love of God’s priceless gift of the priesthood.” Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P. Editor of Magnificat

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