Called by Name : The Inspiring Stories of 12 Men Who Became Catholic Priests (Ascension Press)


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This book will inspire vocations and help men and women everywhere grow in their love and respect for the dignity of the Catholic Priesthood. Catholic priests communicate the glory of heaven through the ministry of the word and the sacraments, especially in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the source and summit of our Faith. By fulfilling this mission, these men truly become an alter Christus, another Christ. In this intriguing look at the awesome call to the priesthood, you will experience firsthand the joys, the struggles, and the extraordinary grace needed, and given by, these men we call Father. In Called by Name you will meet: Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., a poor kid from Brooklyn who would grow up to become a TV star. Fr. Alberto Cutie, a Cuban exile who became the first priest since Archbishop Fulton Sheen to host a major television program on a national secular network. John Cardinal Foley, a priest from Philadelphia who would become the president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication. Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., who as a child wanted to be a cowboy and later found himself in John Paul II s posse . Archbishop Elden Curtiss, who was granted the grace of knowing he was called to be a priest from as early as he can remember. Fr. Frank A. Pavone, M.E.V., whose pondering of mathematical concepts led him to an awe-inspiring trip through the Scriptures that continues to this day. And many more…


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