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
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: August 16, 2019
  • Categories: Bestsellers, eBooks, Prayer
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Kevin Wells provides an incisive diagnosis of the challenges facing the Church today, and calmly proposes the sure cure: radical holiness. Yet his remedy is no mere aphorism: with a keen sense of the role of the priesthood in the economy of salvation, he courageously reminds us of the call of Christ to his shepherds, recognizing that the renewal of the Church must begin with the renewal of the priesthood.
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Thank you!
I was talking recently with a lay Catholic about how this book gave me immense priestly encouragement and inspiration. After this person read your literary call to holiness, [this person] immediately went to Confession. Thank you.
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The Priests We Need to Save the Church reminds us all -- priests and laity -- to live lives of holy boldness. May all the saintly priests who have gone before us -- including your Uncle Tommy -- pray for us as we continue the journey!
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Too good not to read again!
I heard you on Teresa Tomeo's show today. Your book is amazing! I'm reading it a second time to see what I missed the first time around.
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Calling all fallen away Catholics to learn what the priesthood was meant to be.
Some priests have the potential to become saints – but what they need is a conversion. It’s possible this book, from a layperson’s perspective, might just be the spark that causes such a conversion. The author was inspired to write this book because of a) his unique relationship with a truly holy priest, who was murdered and b) his own near-death experience, where his “death” was rebuffed through a miracle performed by another faithful priest. This book might be what fallen away Catholics (and Protestants alike) need to understand what the priesthood (and ministry in general) was meant to be. The book is entertaining as the author’s style is a combination of the flair of a novelist and the investigatory skills of a bulldogged reporter. For most, it will be much more enjoyable to read than the typical spiritual book. It may remind laity they are all called to “a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices.” (1 Peter 2:5) Then priests and ministers alike might reach their saintly potential by following a faithful laity.
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