Courses Spring 2022

TH-LS-2340 Sacrament of Holy Orders

Click here for the Course Syllabus.

Books to Buy

Students are not required to buy these texts, but they are responsible for having a copy for their sole use during the course. The Library provides a book exchange for students to pass on books they no longer need to other students, and is located in the library office. Please consider donating gently used textbooks. Identify any book to be dropped off for the swap so that they can be marked. Donation to the swap is not necessary to take books from it.

  • Alfons Maria Stickler
    The Case for Clerical Celibacy: Its Historical Development and Theological Foundations
    Ignatius
    978-0898705331
    $12.61
  • Aidan Nichols
    Holy Order
    Wipf and Stock
    1610978447
    $21.05
  • Jean Galot
    Theology of the Priesthood
    Ignatius
    Instructor Comment: This book is out of print, I will provide a copy for you, free of charge.

Recommended Texts

Recommended texts are those from which not enough reading assignments are drawn to warrant asking students to provide their own copies or those that instructors think will enhance a student’s appreciation of the subject matter of the course. Any reading assignments drawn from these texts will be available on reserve.

  • Sample Recommended Texts Here

Electronic Reserve

Below are links to required or recommended texts available in an electronic format. For physical reserve items, please refer to the course syllabus.

Butler, Church’s Teaching and Present Discussion

Butler, Church’s Theological Arguments

Butler, Ordinatio Sacerdotalis

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Inter Insigniores

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Responsum ad Dubium

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Coulter, The Presbyterium of the Diocese

Galot, 31-37, Witness of Jesus

Galot, 55-69, Priesthood of Christ

Galot, 71-91, Institution of Ministerial Priesthood

Galot, 93-104, Priesthood in the Doctrine

Galot, 105-128, Priesthood of the Faithful and the Ministerial Priesthood

Galot, 155-175, Development of Priestly Ministry

Galot, 177-193, Ranks in the Sacrament

Galot, 193-215, Being of the Priest

Garrigou-Lagrange, Four Ends of Sacrifice

Hoeck, Holy Orders and Revelation

International Theological Commission, 19-42, The Ministry of Deaconesses

International Theological Commission, 91-124, Theological Approach to the Diaconate in the Wake of Vatican II

International Theological Commission, The Priestly Ministry

James, The Evangelical Counsels in the Life of the Diocesan Priest

Marmion, Christ the Ideal of the Priest

Nichols, Holy Order

Pope Benedict XVI, Letter Proclaiming a Year for Priests

Pope Francis, Chrism Mass Homily 2013

Pope Francis, Chrism Mass Homily 2015

Pope Saint John Paul II, Gift and Mystery (chs 8-10)

Pope Saint John Paul II, Letter to Priests

Pope Saint John Paul II, Ordinatio Sacerdotalis

Pope Saint John Paul II, Pastores dabo Vobis (ch3)

Pope Saint Paul VI, Sacerdotalis Caelibatus

Pope Saint Paul VI, New Rites for Sacred Ordination

Ratzinger, On the Priesthood

Roman Pontifical, Rite of Ordination of Deacons

Roman Pontifical, Rite of Ordination Priesthood

Saint John Vianney, Catechism on the Priesthood

Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, Part III, Question 22

Torrell, Priesthood of Christ in the Summa

Vatican Council II, Lumen Gentium, Paragraphs 18-27 (Flannery edition)

Vatican Council II, Lumen Gentium (Vatican Translation)

Vatican Council II, Presbyterorum Ordinis (Flannery edition)

Vatican Council II, Presbyterorum Ordinis (Vatican Translation)