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Contents Part One: Focusing the Issuesxx 1. A Personal Storyxx a. Sexual Assault and Its Consequencesxx b. Inspiration and Opportunityxx i. The Situation in the Diocese of Clevelandxx ii. The Diocese's Responsexx c. The Subjectxx 2. The Problemxx a. The Focusing Questionxx b. The Causes of the Scandalxx c. What Is Culture?xx d. What Is Clerical Culture?xx e. The Task Before Usxx f. The Bottom Linexx 3. How the Clerical Culture Came to Bexx a. Fathoming the Historical Depths Below the Word Clericalxx b. The First Generationsxx c. The Second and Third Centuriesxx d. The Fourth and Fifth Centuriesxx i. Changes in the Roles of Presyters and Bishopsxx ii. The Beginnings of Celibacyxx e. The Monastic Centuriesxx i. General Church Structurexx ii. The Bishop's Rolexx iii. The Shift in the Ideal of Holinessxx iv. Changes in the Massxx v. Changes in the Understanding of the Ordainedxx vi. By the End of the Monastic Centuriesxx 4. The Clerical Culture: Set for the Agesxx a. The Harmony of Hierarchyxx i. The Impact of the Pseudo-Dionysiusxx ii. The Clerical Hierarchy and the Eucharistxx iii. Celibacyxx iv. The Clergy/Laity Splitxx b. Protesting Reform and Countering Itxx i. The Questions of the Reformersxx ii. The Council of Trentxx c. Ramparts Catholicismxx i. The Church Turned Inwardxx ii. The Ordainedxx iii. Increasing Centralization of the Churchxx d. The Second Vatican Councilxx i. Redefinition of Roles Lay and Ordainedxx ii. Trent and Vatican IIxx e. The Meaning of Clerical Culture Todayxx 5. Theological Underpinningsxx a. Dulles' Models: A Handle for Understandingxx b. Communio Theologyxx i. Ratzinger and Dulles Comparedxx ii. Implications for Transforming Clerical Culturexx c. Theology of Godxx d. Conclusionxx Part Two: The Contradictionsxx 6. Priestly Formationxx a. Seminary Formationxx i. Some Historical Perspectivexx ii. The Minor and Major Seminaryxx iii. The Seminary System Todayxx iv. Program for Priestly Formationxx v. Seminary Admissions and Candidate Evaluationxx vi. Sexual Repressionxx vii. Conclusionxx b. The Ongoing Formation of Priestsxx c. Contradiction One: Formed Inside Clerical Culture for Ministry Outside Itxx d. Contradiction Two: Promised to Celibacy but Ill-equipped to Live Itxx 7. Priest Accountabilityxx a. The Bishop and the Chanceryxx i. Chancery Officialsxx ii. The Chancery's Functioningxx b. Contradiction Three: Accountable Within Clerical Culture for Ministry Outside Itxx c. Contradiction Four: Priests Are Dependent and Independentxx d. Contradiction Five: Shepherd of the Flock and Corporate CEOxx e. Contradiction Six: Priests Are Highly Circumscribed in Ministry yet Broadly Trustedxx 8. A Priest's Personal Support Systemxx a. The Institutional Relationships Contextxx i. The Bishopxx ii. Other Priestsxx iii. Staff and the Peoplexx b. The Personal Relationships Contextxx i. Family and Old Friendsxx ii. Other Priestsxx c. Contradiction Seven: Wanting Relationships in Ministry but Obliged to Cautionxx d. Contradiction Eight: A Community Leader but Personally Lonelyxx 9. Living a Double Lifexx a. Contradiction Nine: Ministers of Unity in a Fractured Clerical Culturexx i. Competitionxx ii. Clerical Envyxx iii. Generational Differencesxx iv. Episcopal Supportxx v. Varied Priest Backgroundxx vi. Differences of Language, Culture, and Place of Originxx vii. Differing Theology and Spiritualityxx b. Contradiction Ten: Called to Simplicity but Living in Privilegexx c. Contradiction Eleven: Moral Authorities in Public but Privately Winkingxx Part Three: Considerations Toward Transformationxx 10. Cultural Transformationxx a. A Spiritual Approach to Transformationxx i. The Perpetrators: Sinning Against Hopexx ii. The Chancery: Vanity and Pridexx b. The Transformation Inhibitorsxx i. The Organizational Life Cycle Morassxx ii. The Elephants in the Roomxx c. The Vaticanxx d. The Bishopsxx e. The Seminaryxx f. The Ordination Questionsxx g. What Will Be Consideredxx 11. Being Leaders in Holinessxx a. Tenders of the Assembly's Integrityxx b. Tenders of the Wordxx i. Sunday Preachingxx ii. Weekday Preachingxx iii. Special Occasion Preachingxx iv. Spiritual Proclamation of the Wordxx v. The Liturgy of the Hoursxx vi. A Word About Teachingxx c. Being First Among the Searchers for Godxx d. Intercessorsxx e. Conclusionxx 12. Being Leaders in Lovexx a. Love, Then, Consists in Thisxx b. The Lifting of Shamexx c. Human Sexualityxx i. Healthy Sexual Self-Awarenessxx ii. Healthy Sexual Attitudesxx iii. Healthy Relationships in Generalxx iv. Healthy Relationships Among Priestsxx d. Conclusionxx 13. Being Leaders in Justicexx a. Tenders of the Missionxx b. Tenders of the Holy Spirit's Giftsxx c. Tenders of the Lightxx d. Tenders of Their Own Celibate Commitmentxx e. Tenders of Their Own Way of Lifexx f. Conclusionxx 14. The Spirit and the Bride Say "Come!"xx a. Cultural Transformation Is Possiblexx b. The "Who" of Transformationxx c. We Need to Beginxx Appendix 1: Cleveland Priests' Hopes and Concerns Based on Three Areas of Challengexx Appendix 2: Cleveland Priests' Large-Group Discussion Task Forces Chargesxx Appendix 3: Summary: The Basic Plan for Ongoing Formation of Priestsxx Appendix 4: Organization Life Cycle: Change Gridxx Bibliographyxx
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