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Overview Monsignor Dolan clearly sets forth what it takes to be a Catholic priest in the Third Millennium. Whether he is stressing the necessity of regular Confession and the need to celebrate daily Mass and say the Liturgy of the Hours or discussing priestly celibacy in frank, realistic terms, he emphasizes true priest identity by presenting a life worth living, a life worth sharing, a life worth offering up to the Father through Christ and in the Holy Spirit. Pastoral, practical, and thoroughly Catholic, Priests for the Third Millennium will renew the joy of being Catholic in the hearts of seminarians, priests, and the people they serve.
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Extremely Practical Advise for All Dec 3, 2007
This is a fine book that frankly should be mandatory reading for all. The title gives the impression that the book is aimed at priests. It's actually a series of lectures/essays on the virtues give to seminarians. The advice given is rock solid, practical, and inspiring. It is applicable to all: young, old, men, women, atheists, priests. While firmly rooted in Catholicism, the practicality of the Golden Rule doesn't discriminate based on creed.
One of the reviewers took the book to task for lacking scriptural quotes. I don't think he read the book carefully. Each chapter includes a scriptural notation in the header, and the text itself is peppered throughout with scriptural notations. The serious reader will have his Bible at hand to follow up on the cites.
Sturdy Roots May 15, 2007
Archbishop Dolan's conferences, given first to the students of the North American College in Rome and then adapted for all clerics in this book, is a welcome addition to the library of any priest in the Third Millennium.
Theologically sound as well as practical, his insights into the fundamentals of human growth are integrated into the spiritual life of priets. What he presents comes from the sacred texts, the documments of the Church, and from his personal experiences.
I believe that you will find in these pages a source of purpose and a sense of resolve for priests to lead lives of genuine commitment to the promises and vows made at their ordination, no matter how many years ago.
A Pearl of Great Price! Apr 19, 2007
I give this work of Archbishop Dolan top marks. Even after many years in the Priesthood I found this a very valuable impetus to my enthusiasm for my spirituality and for my pastoral work.
I recommend it very highly to Priests and Seminarians. It is extremely challenging but refreshing and I think that is what we need if we want to be more effective in our vocation as Pastors. I wish I could make it compulsory reading in every Seminary!
outstanding! Apr 11, 2007
An excellent read for anyone striving to grow in holiness. Although directed to seminarians, it can easily be read as a practical guidebook to holiness for people in any station of life. The text is clear and easy to read. It includes many interesting and memorable stories to illustrate the major points being presented. Make sure you buy the hardcover version; this is a book you will be reading over and over again. Thanks for the treasure Archbishop Dolan!
Catholic Priest Nov 10, 2006
This book is very informative, must be read as intented for the priest, but lay people can get a lot out of it.