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Why Celibacy Reclaiming the Fatherhood of the Priest By: Fr. Carter Griffin
Why Celibacy Reclaiming the Fatherhood of the Priest By: Fr. Carter Griffin


 
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"The Church today demands a profound renewal of the celibate priesthood and the fatherhood to which it is ordered."

Priestly celibacy, some say, is an outdated relic from another age. Others see it as a lonely way of life.

But as Fr., Carter Griffin argues in Why Celibacy?: Reclaiming the Fatherhood of the Priest, the ancient practice of celibacy, when lived well, helps a priest exercise his spiritual fatherhood joyfully and fruitfully. Along the way, Griffin explores:

  • the question of optional celibacy
  • some pitfalls of celibate paternity
  • the selection and formation of candidates for a celibate priesthood
  • why biological fathers are also called to spiritual fatherhood
  • the powerful impact of celibacy on the Church and the wider culture

In a critical moment for the Catholic priesthood, Fr. Griffin brings light and hope with a new perspective on the Church's perennial wisdom on celibacy.

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  • Hardcover: 215 pages
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches

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