A Celebration of Priestly Ministry

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A Celebration of Priestly Ministry

Challenge, Renewal, and Joy in the Catholic Priesthood

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 include:

  • “Servants of Joy”; priestly life
  • Krisis and kairos; new challenges;
  • Looking ahead in hope;
  • Personal friendship with Christ the common priesthood of all Christians;
  • Mary – model of discipleship; apostolic mission;
  • Jesus calls his first disciples; the apostles;
  • The church’s faith;
  • Apostolic succession;
  • Fellow-workers; the threefold ministry;
  • Spiritual aspects;
  • Celibacy;
  • “I will send you shepherds”; witnesses to the gospel;
  • Evangelization; “You will be my witnesses”;
  • Reconciliation and mercy;
  • Memoria passionis;
  • Eucharist as center and summit
9780824524678
Hardcover / 192 pages
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/4
HERDER & HERDER, 2007