Toward a Recovery of the Priest as Shepherd

Matthew Janeczko

Abstract


This essay attempts to recover the pastoral office of ordained ministry by drawing upon selected passages from Sacred Scripture and entering into dialogue with important magisterial documents as well as the works of contemporary theologians.  It concludes by providing a theological account of priestly presence as a constitutive part of ordained ministry, without which the sanctifying and governing duties of the priest lose much of their theological grounding.

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