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Author Gautier, Mary L., 1952-

Title Same call, different men : the evolution of the priesthood since Vatican II / Mary L. Gautier, Paul M. Perl, and Stephen J. Fichter
Published Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 244 pages) : illustrations
Contents Demographic changes and changes in priestly ministry -- Satisfaction in priestly life and ministry -- Challenges in priestly life and ministry -- Collaboration in ministry -- The multicultural reality of priestly ministry today -- Effects of the sexual abuse scandal -- The sexual abuse scandal and the stories of nine priests -- Looking to the future : who is encouraging the next generation of priests? -- Reflections from an archbishop / Gregory M. Aymond -- Reflections from a former seminary rector / Jeremiah McCarthy -- Reflections on a changing ministry and changing ministers / Katarina Schuth -- Reflections on the happiness of priests and the impact on parishes / Dianne M. Traflet
Summary Far-reaching changes continue to take place in the American priesthood. Building on insights gained from four previous surveys, Same Call, Different Men uses fresh data from a 2009 survey--jointly implemented by the National Federation of Priests' Councils and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate--in which nine hundred priests shared attitudes and stories about their lives and ministry. Among topics covered are the challenges of ministry with fewer ordinations and larger parishes, ministering to an increasingly multicultural laity, collaboration with lay leaders, and personal reflections on the sexual abuse issue. It also relates the many satisfactions of being a priest, one who brings Christ to others and who is invited into many profound moments of individual lives. - back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Catholic Church -- United States -- Clergy -- History -- 20th century.
Catholic Church -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Vatican Council (2nd : 1962-1965 : Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano)
Priesthood -- Catholic Church -- History of doctrines -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
Author Fichter, Stephen J.
Perl, Paul M.
ISBN 0814634303 (electronic bk.)
1336191422 (electronic bk.)
9780814634301 (electronic bk.)
9781336191426 (electronic bk.)