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.
Rev. Thomas G. Morrow
Author, Overcoming Sinful Anger“This is the book we need to sort through the moral chaos inflicting Catholicism in the modern world. Kevin Wells incisively identifies the problem in the Church and, through his careful thought, prayer, and research, clears the path for priests and laity to solve it.”
Writer, author, speaker of the religious right“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 form the priesthood.”
Author and Journalist, The National Catholic Register
“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. The Church will always be rocked with scandals until its priests become saints.”
Stephen J. Rossetti, PhD, DMin,
Research Associate Professor, Catholic University of America
“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.”
CEO, Classic Learning Test
“A timely, relevant, soul-searching read!”
Kathleen Beckman, L.H.S.
Author, Praying for Priests:A Call for the Salvation of Souls
President, Foundation of Prayer for Priests
One of the most important books written in years involving the ugly dilemma that threatens to swallow the Catholic Church. It s a must read for every Catholic wanting to understand both the source and depth of its tragic, self-inflicted wounds as well as the potential path toward forgiveness, healing and survival.
Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and best-selling author the fictional thriller The Shroud Conspiracy –Personal Endorsements