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 . . .