A blueprint for reform in the Catholic Church. The author draws on twenty-five years at the head of a young missionary order which he founded, and proposes a road forward out of the quagmire the Catholic Church and its priests find themselves in today.
“Will there still be priests in the Church’s future? Has not the time come for us to humbly inquire into the direction change should take?” So writes Mons. Massimo Camisasca. He dedicates nearly half of his book to silence, prayer, liturgy, and the Mass, and then moves on to discuss several commonly underdeveloped themes (study, fatherhood, common life, and friendship). He closes with three chapters on hot-button issues (virginity, women, mission) which he treats on the basis of the preceding reflections. With a preface by Mons. Bruguès, secretary of the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education.
Why are we convinced that the human sciences are enough? Why have we preferred to create liturgical enthusiasts, specialists in prayer, social action professionals – but not true men, mature men, men of God? Why do we no longer know how to form people authentically fascinated by silence, reading, and study? These questions pertain to us all, but impact directly the Church and her leaders.
Jean-Louis Bruguès, O.P., Secretary of the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education
Will There Still Be Priests in the Church’s Future?