Coming May 2017
This book hopes to raise the awareness of Catholic men of the central role they play in vocation, life, mission, and well-being of the Church.
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This book is directed toward men, but will benefit anyone wanting to understand their spiritual plight. It focuses on male spirituality from within the tradition of the Catholic faith and seeks to draw out the relationship between the two. In keeping with some of the most basic insights of the Catholic faith, however, it affirms that there are certain stable characteristics of the male personality that stem from human nature itself, the complementarity of the sexes, and the existential situation of living in a fallen world.
This book rests on the premise that men, although created in the image and likeness of God, are deeply wounded as a result of humanity’s primal fall from grace. It sees these wounds as touching every dimension of a man’s human makeup---the physical, psychological, spiritual, and communal---and as affecting men in some unique and very particular ways. It also maintains that these wounds can be healed only by the redemptive love of Christ and the action of his Spirit at work in men’s lives through the life and ministry of his body, the Church.
From the Introuduction by Dennis J. Billy, C.Ss.R.