From the May, 2005 issue of Touchstone
Another Christ or Another Joe? by Robert Hart

Another Christ or Another Joe?

The Priest Is Not His Own by Fulton Sheen

Ignatius Press, 2005
(278 pages; $15.95, paperback)

reviewed by Robert Hart

Sometimes the timing of a message is as prophetic as the message itself. Writing about the priesthood in 1963 in a book that will be of value to pastors in every church, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen wrote: “We become significant to our fellow men not by being a ‘regular guy’, but by being ‘another Christ’. . . . Popularity is not necessarily influence.” Soon after, many clergy sought to be nothing more than a “regular guy,” trying to make church more comfortable and inviting by diminishi . . .


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