Drawn from the main talks given at a Year of the Priest symposium at The Catholic University of America, Ministerial Priesthood in the Third Millennium explores the mystery of the priesthood in light of the Church's theological and spiritual heritage.
Chapters and Contributors:
Biblical Foundations on the Priesthood: The Contributions of the Letter to the Hebrews
Very Rev. Ronald D. Witherup, PSS, a widely published Scripture scholar, is superior general of the Society of St. Sulpice, known as the Sulpicians, an order of diocesan priests dedicated to initial and ongoing formation of priests.
Priesthood, Priestliness and Priests
Monsignor Paul G. McPartlan is a priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster, United Kingdom, and the Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism at The Catholic University of America.
Faithful Stewards of God's Mysteries: Theological Insights on Priesthood from the Ordination Ritual
Rev. Michael Witczak is a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and an assistant professor of liturgical studies at The Catholic University of America.
Finding Our Way to God: Three Different Paths to Holiness
Very Rev. Lawrence B. Terrien, SS, is a former superior general of the Sulpicians. He has served as associate professor of systematic theology, academic dean and vice-rector at St. Patrick's Seminary in California, and is presently professor of systematic theology at Saint Mary's Seminary in Baltimore.
A Contemporary Priestly Spirituality
Monsignor Kevin Irwin is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York and dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America.