ALTER CHRISTUS - Fr. Ezra Sullivan O.P. Alter Christus is a latin term for how a Holy Priest acts as "another Christ" and it is the title of a book prepared by Fr. Ezra Sullivan.
The Authority that flows from the Kingship of Christ into this world, through his Holy Church and Holy priests seems to have been mangled in Modernism and the modern world. The role and Authority of Priests themselves in our lives has eroded over the decades and through it is sometimes hard to grasp that this moment too is completely God will, Catholics are called to understand this.
In Alter Chritus we see how Many Catholics have completely lost touch with the origins of their faith, I know I was once of them, and also the call of their Baptism.
Fr. Sullivan has put together a book that seeks to reinvigorate priests to the initial and original understanding of their Holy Ordination and he writes a manual of sorts, to assist these Holy men, many who have fallen in some way in this modern world, to restore the gift of their ordination.
As a layperson it was inspiring to read this book, not only because it outlines and reminds us of the tremendous sacrifices that Ordained religious of Christ's church make, but of the scriptural continuity that logically connects Our Christian faith through the centuries.
The Catholic priest leaves behind his family, and every inkling of leaving an earthly legacy and heredity other than, if grace allows, his work and life to the spiritual deposit of the faith.
Alter Christus reminds us that Holy Priests and Bishops should be in our prayers, especially in these times. Thankfully Father Sullivans book, can give Priests and their spiritual directors solid reasoning and scriptural references to correcting errors and moving toward the fullness of their vocation and calling.
In modern times the Holy Catholic Priest has had un uphill battle. The church seems to be under constant attack and with this volume Alter Christus becomes one tool to add to the many a Holy Priest needs to fulfill his mission.
Fr. Ezra Sullivan joins me to talk about his book Alter Christus.
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