Catholic Priesthood

catholic church

catholic church [Gr.,=universal], the body of Christians, living and dead, considered as an organization. The word catholic was first used c.110 to describe the Church by St. Ignatius of Antioch. In speaking of the time before the Reformation in Western Europe, Catholic is technically used to mean orthodox (i.e., those who accept the tradition as mediated by the Roman Church). Today in English it usually means the Roman Catholic Church. Protestants use the word catholic in its original sense to designate the Christian Church taken as a whole.

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Catholic Priesthood: Selected full-text books and articles

New Horizons for the Priesthood By Andrew M. Greeley Sheed & Ward, 1970
In Persona Christi: Towards a Second Naivete By Ferrara, Dennis Michael Theological Studies, Vol. 57, No. 1, March 1996
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The Common and the Ordained Priesthood By Coffey, David Theological Studies, Vol. 58, No. 2, June 1997
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The Catholic Church, Resource Allocation and the Priest Shortage By Zech, Charles E Review of Social Economy, Vol. 50, No. 3, Fall 1992
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Goodbye Father: The Celibate Male Priesthood and the Future of the Catholic Church By Richard A. Schoenherr; David Yamane Oxford University Press, 2002
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