Priesthood: Changeless and Changing


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Priests have been in the news quite a lot. The news hasn't always been good. Thomas Lane makes it clear that every priest is ordained to bring good news and to be good news. Since the days of his own preparation for priesthood much has changed. We no longer speak about tonsure, minor orders and subdiaconate. Many countries have permanent deacons. Lay people are receiving the ministries of lector and acolyte. The number of priests in the older Catholic countries continues to decline. ministry. In three chapters, he shows how ...

Priesthood: Changeless and Changing 2006, Columba Press (IE), Dublin, Ireland

ISBN-13: 9781856074964

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