book offers in-depth interviews of four prominent priests and Church
leaders on the meaning and vocation of the Catholic priesthood today.
The changes that our society and the Church are going through in the
modern world present an opportunity for a new, broader productivity
and impact of the priest.
interviewed show that today's priest will be able to achieve that
impact by focusing on what he is called to be: teacher, father,
physician and shepherd. These are four images of the One Priest, who
is the true Teacher, Father, Physician and Shepherd: Christ the Lord.
In order to bet- ter understand these images of the priesthood, four
priests – Archbishop Charles Chaput, Fr. Luis Ladaria,
Cardinal George Pell, and Fr. Livio Melina - present their
personal insights on the meaning and future of the priestly vocation.
present these insights with the authority, the experience, and the
gravity of their own priesthood on what makes a priest's life
productive and spiritually fruitful. Within the framework of an
extended conversation with another priest, Fr. Carlos Granados, they
present to us a vivid, straightforward testimony, while raising and
answering the major questions about the priesthood.