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Clerical Culture: Contradiction and Transformation [Paperback]

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Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.08" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.52"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2004
Publisher   Liturgical Press
ISBN  0814630014  
EAN  9780814630013  


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What is this "Clerical Culture" which the Church scandal news frequently mentions? In this book Michael L. Papesh describes the origin and contemporary formation of this clerical culture as well as eleven major contradictions in which today's clerical culture is trapped. Papesh calls for a spiritual approach to cultural transformation (both clerical and popular) through leadership: in holiness, in love, and in justice. Written in an engaging style and complete with raw data and appendices, Clerical Culture provides the knowledge needed to understand today's Church crisis.

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You'll hear it in news coverage of the Church scandals - Clerical Culture" - but what does it mean? In "Clerical Culture: Contradiction and Transformation" Michael L. Papesh provides an understanding for today's clerical system and present circumstances. Papesh describes the origin and contemporary formation of the clerical culture as well as eleven major contradictions in which today's clerical culture is trapped. To transcend these crises, Papesh calls for a spiritual approach to cultural transformation (both clerical and popular) through leadership: in holiness, in love, and in justice. Written in an engaging style and complete with raw data and appendices, "Clerical Culture" provides the knowledge needed to understand today's Church crisis.

Chapters in Part One, "Focusing the Issues" are: *A Personal Story, - *The Problem, - *How the Clerical Culture Came to Be, - *The Clerical Culture: Set for the Ages, - and *Theological Underpinnings. - Chapters in Part Two, "The Contradictions" are: *Priestly Formation, - *Priest Accountability, - *A Priest's Personal Support System, - and *Living a Contradictory Life. - Chapters in Part Three, "Considerations Toward Transformation" are: *Cultural Transformation, - *Being Leaders in Holiness, - *Being Leaders in Love, - *Being Leaders in Justice, - and *The Spirit and the Bride Say 'Come'. - Also includes *Appendix 1: Cleveland Priests' Hopes and Concerns Based on Three Areas of Challenge, - *Appendix 2: Cleveland Priests' Large-Group Discussion Task Force Charges, - *Appendix 3: Summary: The Basic Plan for Ongoing Formation of Priests, - *Appendix 4: The Organizational Life Cycle: Change Grid, - and a Bibliography.

"Michael L. Papesh is Pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish in St.Paul, Minnesota. ""

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