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Priestless People? : New Vision for the Catholic Priesthood - Vincent McLaughlin

Priestless People?

New Vision for the Catholic Priesthood

Paperback Published: 1st February 1998
ISBN: 9781853111938
Number Of Pages: 176

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A priest who resigned and subsequently married tells his own story and makes an eloquent plea for the conditions of priesthood to be changed. This timely book makes a thoughtful and balanced contribution to the continuing debate about celibacy.

A Chronic Shortage of Priestsp. 1
Celibacy: the Only Reason for Leaving the Priesthood?p. 11
Catholic Upbringing: A Personal Accountp. 22
The Training of Priestsp. 33
The History of the Law of Clerical Celibacyp. 53
Imposing a Law of Celibacy: the Consequencesp. 66
The Sexual Dimension of Christian Lifep. 83
The Meaning of the Massp. 106
The Essence of Ministerial Priesthoodp. 118
Epilogue: A Personal Retrospectivep. 145
Suggested Further Readingp. 162
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ISBN: 9781853111938
ISBN-10: 1853111937
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st February 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.21