Reclaiming Our Priestly Character

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9780980045512: Reclaiming Our Priestly Character

Reclaiming Our Priestly Character offers a review of the present crisis surrounding priestly identity through careful theological scholarship and a wise and practical spirituality, providing a clear path toward the renewal of the priestly character. An essential guide for every priest and seminarian.

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Fr. David L. Toups was ordained in 1997 as a priest of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended both the Gregorian and Angelicum Universities receiving his doctorate in dogmatic theology in 2004. He has served as parochial vicar, seminary professor and dean of students at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida. He is currently working in Washington, D.C., at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as the Associate Director of the Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations. Fr. Toups is responsible for a number of articles and has recently completed a book in 2008 entitled Reclaiming Our Priestly Character, published by the Institute for Priestly Formation.

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The renewal of a humble, grateful confidence in their call and identity is a top priority for us priests today. This excellent work really helps, and is worthwhile spiritual reading. --Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan

If the priesthood is to be renewed, and it surely must be, the renewal must take the form described by Father Toups. With clarity, simplicity, and a thorough mastery of the literature, he shows that the essence of the ministerial priesthood consists in the sacramental character that configures the ordained to Christ the High Priest. --Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.

In Reclaiming Our Priestly Character, Father David Toups links a careful theological study of priesthood with a wise and practical spirituality. This rare and much needed synthesis will greatly benefit priests, seminarians, indeed, anyone in the Church who cares about the renewal of the priesthood. --Fr. Louis J. Cameli, S.T.D.

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