Recommended Reading

Here is a list of recommended readings about the Catholic Priesthood. We hope that you find these book encouraging and enlightening about the importance of the priest in the life of the parish community.

Acklin, OSB, Fr. Thomas. The Unchanging Heart of the Priesthood: A Faith Perspective on the Mystery and the Reality of Priesthood in the Church. Steubenville: Emmaus Road Publishing, 2005.

Brinkley, Douglas, and Julie Fenster. Parish Priest: Fr. Michael McGivony and American Catholicism. New York: Harpercollins Publishers, 2006.

Connor, Rev. Charles. Meditations on the Catholic Priesthood. New York: St. Paul Publishing, 2005.

Dolan, (Archbishop) Timothy M. Dolan. Priests for the Third Millennium. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2000.

Galot, SJ, Jean. Theology of the Priesthood. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2005.

Hauke, Manfred. Women in the Priesthood?: A Systematic Analysis in the Light of the Order of Creation and Redemption. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1988.

Heid, Stefan. Celibacy in the Early Church: The Beginnings of a discipline of Obligatory Continence for Clerics in East and West. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2000.

Perling, Fr. James. Common Sense for Priests. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 1996.

Toups, Fr. David L. Reclaiming Our Priestly Character. Omaha, Nebraska: IPF Publications, 2008.

Secretariat for Priestly Life and Ministry. Priests for the New Millennium: A Series of Essays on the Ministerial Priesthood by the Catholic Bishops of the United States. Washington D.C.:United States Catholic Conference Inc., 2000.

National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors. Is Jesus Calling You to be a Catholic Priest? Baltimore, NCDVD, 2008.