The Priests We Need to Save the Church

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While dissolute bishops and priests around the world grab headlines for their untoward words and deeds, too many other unfruitful priests minister as little more than glad-handing bachelors doing social service work.

Top and bottom, is this the Church that Christ intended? Are these the priests we need?

“No!” cries author Kevin Wells in these compelling pages that showcase how heroic priests can faithfully tread the narrow path of holy self-sacrifice first blazed by the apostles themselves. From scores of insightful interviews with modern priests, exorcists, seminary formators, and even disillusioned laity, Wells here draws forth a blueprint for priestly holiness that can once again fill our Church with priests abounding with sincere, supernatural faith, on fire with God’s love, and moved by the irresistible impulse to save souls, no matter the cost to themselves.

Reading this book will deepen your own faith and help you understand what all priests, by their vocation, are consecrated and called to be. Giving a copy to your parish priest will help him – and encourage him – as he strives to become a member of the small but growing contingent of holy priests we need.

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"The story of the spiritual father Msgr. Thomas Wells, the author’s 'Uncle Tommy,' leaves us wishing we knew him before his murder in 2001. The descriptive power and eternal truths of this book make it a tribute, an indictment, and a prayer for the priesthood."

Patti Armstrong
Author and journalist, National Catholic Register
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"This book is a salutary challenge to what can become an all-too-comfortable life. Kevin Wells, and the lives of the exemplary priests he describes, set out to identify and heal the ills of the modern priesthood and set us back on the path to sanctity."

Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti, PhD, DMin
Research Associate Professor, Catholic University of America
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"Kevin Wells' book is the long-overdue dynamite required to wake up a generation of hesitant priests and sleeping laity unwilling to embrace full Catholic identity in a post-Christian culture. "

Jeremy Tate
CEO, Classic Learning Test
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"A timely, relevant, soul-searching read! "

Kathleen Beckman , L.H.S.
Author, Praying for Priests: An Urgent Call for the Salvation of Souls and President, Foundation of Prayer for Priests
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"An amazing book. Best I have ever read on the priesthood (better than Fulton Sheen on the subject)."

Rev. Thomas G. Morrow
Author, Overcoming Sinful Anger
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The Priests We Need to Save the Church is an amazing book. Best I have ever read on the priesthood (better than Fulton Sheen on the subject).

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Thomas Morrow
Speaker and author of Overcoming Sinful Anger
  • Pages: 240
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-64413-032-2
  • Product Code: 0322s
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A Love Letter to All Priests who Love and Serve the Church, and a How to to those who wish to become who God calls them to be.
Kevin weaves his memory with reflections in a compelling way. His faith and his encounter with the Divine, and his understanding of what priests must arm themselves to be Christ's disciples and the church's servants here on Earth shines through. I particularly loved the sections discussing the nature of prayer and what it means to priests. Gems like a little note from his uncle (the deceased priest) to a woman discussing the dryness of prayer, "The fruit of prayer is virtue --becoming more like Christ, not feeling good." and when he talks about how our Blessed Mother expects heroism are lovely moments to hold in the heart. It took me a while to read because such moments made me pause and reflect on how often I run through prayer, or seek solace in the sacraments and interpret feeling as grace. This is not a book to devour, but to allow yourself to read through, as if you were sitting with a favorite uncle or teacher, listening to the spiritual memoir not merely of one man, but of multiple individuals living out the faith, being called to a deeper vocation than they knew. Even more startling is the underlying theme that such is the call for each of us, priest and laity alike, and that we can never cease going deeper and deeper into Christ's service.
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Hopeful, enlightening page-turner of a book!
A book to inspire priests and laity alike in these troubling days in the Church. Very interesting read. Could not put it down. Made me appreciate my good priests and I doubled my prayers that may be part of the renewal of the Church. I also gave them my copy. Highly recommend this book.
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Good!
This book is great, in that it calls priests to follow The Lord in discipline, love, and truth. I love the book for that! I only give it a 4/5 because I thought some of the chapters turned into a rant. Otherwise, good!
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Keep writing!
"I beg you, I beg you, I beg you" [reference to a part of the book where Tommy is quoted], keep writing! I am buying your book for all my best friends and seminary classmates in Pittsburgh and NH.
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An Inspiration for Priests
This book is an inspiration for priests to bring healing to the hurting Church in America through the old-school remedies of increased prayer, penance and more intense self-giving to the people God has put under our care!
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Priestly Renewal Set bundle

Priestly Renewal Set

We hope and pray these two books will move souls to pray for a renewal of the priesthood.

$24.99

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