The Priest Is Not His Own by Fulton J. Sheen

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The beloved Archbishop Sheen, whose cause for canonization is open in Rome, presents a profound and deeply spiritual look at the meaning of the priesthood and relationship of the priest with Christ as an "alter Christus".

Sheen delves deeply into what he considers the main character of the priesthood, and one not often discussed, that of being, like Christ, a "holy victim". To be like Christ, Sheen emphasizes that the priest must imitate Christ in His example of sacrifice, offering himself as a victim to make His Incarnation continually present in the world.

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FULTON J. SHEEN [1895-1979] was Bishop of Rochester and television's first religious broadcaster, hosting "Life Is Worth Living "on the ABC network in the 1950s and the nationally syndicated series "The Fulton Sheen Program" from 1961 to 1968. Reruns of Sheen's programs continue to air on the Eternal Word Television Network and the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Published August 28, 2009 by Ignatius Press. 278 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Not only the newly ordained and the seminarians, but also the priest of many years standing should find Bishop Sheen's commentaries on what a priest is to be immensely profitable.

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