New York's Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan is the former rector of the North American College in Rome and author of numerous books including To Whom Shall We Go and the best-selling hardcover edition Priests for the Third Millennium (Our Sunday Visitor). St. Peter's question, To whom shall we go? (John 6:68), is his episcopal motto.
Priests for the Third Millenniumby Timothy M., Card Dolan Cardinal
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
Archbishop 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 heart of seminarians, priests, and the people they serve.
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Based on talks the now Cardinal Timothy Dolan gave while rector of the North American College in Rome, and thus directed at seminarians, this book would also be excellent reading for all priests, and even lay persons, as it is filled with excellent counsel, which could be adapted to everyone. Cardinal Dolan shares a deep spirituality, and addresses everything from personal development (don't be a slob, or arrogant) to the importance of prayer and humility. The importance of prayer comes through strongly, as well as living the virtues, from the cardinal virtues of Faith-Hope and Love, to Humility, Fidelity, Obedience, Integrity, Prudence, Penance and Joy, and even addressing the human virtues of Courtesy, Patience, and Simplicity of Life. Cardinal Dolan stresses repeatedly the importance of prayer as the foundation of the virtuous life. This book would be an excellent gift for a seminarian or priest, and is worthy of consideration as an annual read by anyone striving to live according to the call of the Gospel.