The Priest Is Not His Own

The Priest Is Not His Own

by Fulton J. Sheen

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ISBN-13: 9781586170448
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Pages: 278
Sales rank: 511,270
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

St. Thomas Aquinasxiii
Introductionxxi
Part IPhilosophy
1Is the proposition "God is" self-evident?3
2Do almost all human beings have some kind of natural knowledge of God?4
3Does God exist?4
4Are essence and esse the same in God?6
5When we demonstrate that God is, do we at the same time know the esse of God?8
6Is God in all things?8
7Do all perfections of finite beings pre-exist in God in the highest degree?9
8Does God certainly know free will acts before they happen in time?10
9Does evil that arises in the world contradict divine providence?10
10Is a morally evil action caused by the First Cause?11
11In this life do we know God in the mirror of creatures?11
12How does God manifest His Wisdom to us?11
13Is the human body naturally united to the human soul?12
14Is the human soul joined to the body by an intermediate body?12
15When a human person dies, does the human soul continue to exist?13
16How do the powers of the soul flow from the soul?13
17Does the human soul contain an intelligible light?14
18Why does the human intellect know all sensible things?14
19Do we need the light of the agent intellect in order to understand beings?15
20Is the image of God in every part of a human person?15
21Do creatures need to be sustained in existence by God?16
22Are all creatures continually kept in existence by God?16
23Is the action by which God causes things to exist the same as the action by which a carpenter constructs a box?17
24Does God cause all the activities of creatures?17
25Does God govern all creatures by freely moving them to act towards their goals?18
26How do God and creatures act as efficient causes?18
27Do beings not equipped with knowledge tend towards an end?19
28Is the human will, if it wills a good, free to choose or not choose that good?19
29Does a human person need to be always thinking about the last end in order to do all things on account of the last end?20
30Does an interior will act continually influence the exterior execution of the act even when the agent during the outer performance ceases to think about the initial inner volition?21
31How does God plan that all creatures tend to the divine goodness?21
32Do we owe special honor to God?22
33Does divine goodness require that God through higher creatures rules lower creatures?23
34Does the body obey the soul's command in the same way as the visible world obeys God's command?23
35Is a human person's sorrow lessened by the sympathy of friends?24
36Are irrational creatures moved by God?25
37How does a teacher cause a student to acquire knowledge?25
38Does a human person seeking knowledge experience an internal conflict?26
39Is lack of cheerfulness in a human person morally evil?27
Part IITheology
40Does the Old Law contain the New Law?31
41Does the divine law oblige us to love each other?31
42How do we in this life know the Divine Wisdom?32
43Is the name of Image proper to the Son?32
44Why do angels assume bodies?33
45Did God create the angels in sanctifying grace?34
46Does each human person have a guardian angel?35
47Does happiness require the companionship of friends?35
48Can we have charity without faith and hope?36
49Do we need divine help to attain our last end, to see the First Truth in Itself?37
50Since it is impossible to turn to God without grace, is it reasonable to hold anyone accountable for not turning to God?38
51Does God cause spiritual blindness and hardness of heart?38
53Does God cause the faith of an unbeliever and of a believer?40
54What four powers does sanctifying grace impart to the souls of believers receiving that grace?41
55Does one mortal sin remove charity from the human person committing the sin?42
56Since an all-powerful God protects us, can we relax our efforts to avoid sin?43
57Was Christ suitably born of a virgin?43
58Why do we worship God by internal acts and external acts?44
59Is Christ appropriately called Head of the Church?45
60Does Christ's merit reach all the members of the Church?46
61Does Christ's Passion cause the forgiveness of sins committed after His death?47
62How can Sacraments that act on the body cause grace in the soul which is spiritual?47
63Is the Passion of Christ a remedy for the weakness resulting from sin?48
64Why was it especially appropriate for Christ to institute the Eucharist at the Last Supper?49
65At the end of the world will Christ be the efficient cause of the resurrection of our bodies?51

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fulton J. Sheen offers an insightful and comprehensive guide to the mystery of the Catholic Priesthood in a way seldom considered by the lay people. He portrays the priest as a victim, like our lord himself at calvary. He calls priests to set their own ambitions aside and allow Christ to work through them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book! Every priest and seminarian should be required to read this book! Heck, every Catholic should read this book, at least to know what a good priest should be!
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