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Below are a few resources that may be helpful to you in your discernment.
Discernment of Priesthood
Priests for the New Millennium
by Archbishop Timothy Dolan
Men of Brave Heart
by Archbishop José Gómez
To Save a Thousand Souls
by Fr. Brett Brannen
What Does God Want? A Practical Guide to Making Decisions.
Fr. Michael Scanlan, T.O.R. with James Manney.
Diary of a Country Priest
by Georges Bernanos
Catholic Church Teaching
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Ordinatio Sacerdotalis. Apostolic Letter on Reserving Priestly Ordination To Men Alone.
Pope John Paul II, May 22, 1994
Sacerdotalis Caelibatus (The Celibacy of the Priest).
Encyclical. Pope Paul VI, June 24, 1967
Pastores Dabo Vobis (I Will Give You Shepherds). Apostolic Exhortation On the Formation of Priests in the
Circumstances of the Present.
Pope John Paul II, March 25, 1992
Jesus of Nazareth
by Pope Benedict XVI
Questions and Answers for Today’s Catholics
by Michael Manning
The Priest and the Third Christian Millennium: Teacher of the Word, Minister of the Sacraments and Leader of the Community.
Congregation for the Clergy, 1999
Soul of the Apostolate.
by Dom Chautard
Pastoral Presence and the Diocesan Priest
by Rev. Paul T. Keyes
When God Asks for an Undivided Heart: Choosing Celibacy in Love and Freedom
by Fr. Andrew Apostoli C.F.R.
Spiritual Renewal of the American Priesthood
by NCCB, 1971. Secretariat for Priestly Ministry