Solution Postponed

Freeing Celibacy

Donald Cozzens

Liturgical Press, $15.95, 128 pp.

The Struggle for Celibacy

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Crossroad, $29.95, 280 pp.

Tested in Every Way

The Catholic Priesthood in Today’s Church

Christopher Ruddy

Crossroad, $16.95, 192 pp.

More than thirty-four years ago, in The Shape of the Church to Come, Karl Rahner issued a prescient warning concerning the future of the priesthood. “Plans for the future must be made at the opportune time,” Rahner wrote. “If for instance we know that in ten years’ time we shall be able to provide only half of the existing parishes with a priest on the spot, we must take incisive measures today.” Such measures might include opening the...

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About the Author

Bernard P. Prusak teaches theology at Villanova University.