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Renewing the Priestly Heart in the News


The following article about one of the audio book's contributor appeared in the January 1, 2012 edition of Catholic Times, the official Catholic newspaper of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

Renewing the Priestly Heart is based on Archbishop Timothy Dolan's best-seller, Priests for the Third Millennium. A resource book as well as a special audio edition, which features the 12 sessions of the the book in narrated form plus 13 audio reflections on living and serving as a priest today by nationally known priests, a bishop, and religious, are available from the RENEW International Online Bookstore.

Father Chiola is Contributor to New Book for Priests

Father Richard Chiola, director of ongoing formation for priests for the Springfield diocese and pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Springfield, is a contributor to a recently published audio book.

RENEW International, in cooperation with Our Sunday Visitor, has just released Renewing the Priestly Heart, a conversation guide for priests and priests' support groups. The book is based on Archbishop Timothy Dolan's two books, Priests for the Third Millennium and Called to Be Holy.

Renewing the Priestly Heart contains 12 sessions for prayer with Scripture and discussion of church teachings on priestly life to foster thoughtful reflection and personal growth.

The book also has an audio edition with contributions by several priests, deacons, and religious, including Father Chiola. The theme of his audio presentation is life-long learning. Other themes include pastoral leadership, evangelization, preaching, and the relationship between priests and bishops.

Copies of the book and of the expanded audio edition are available from RENEW International.

"Discernment is detecting the true movement of God in one's life. Discernment is a fundamental way of life fora priest who wants to know God more truly and serve God's people more faithfully. Renewing the Priestly Heart will help a priest to examine the various dimensions of his life in ministry so as to discern God's movement in the circumstances of his life."
- Father Richard Chiola, PhD
President, NOCERCC
Director of Ongoing Formation of Priests, Diocese of Springfield, IL

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