Teaching and Learning the Love of God: Being a Priest Today, by Joseph Ratzinger is a collection of homilies about priesthood that span six decades of Pope Benedict XVI’s life. The volume was inspired in part when Pope Benedict inaugurated the Year for Priests in 2009 commemorating the 150 anniversary of the death of St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests. The 384-page paperback is arranged in the following manner: Homilies, Priestly Ordination, Diaconal Ordination, First Mass, and Jubilee Homilies. In the Foreword, Pope Francis writes, “Every time I read the works of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, it becomes clear to me that he pursues theology ‘on his knees’ and still does, …..” Cardinal Gerhard Müller writes the Introduction. Available for the special web price of $21.21 from Ignatius Press. Also available in e-book format.
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