A new study by Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti-a licensed psychologist and research professor who has studied the American priesthood for thirty years-found that an overwhelming majority of American Catholic priests say that they are happy, like their work, and have vibrant spiritual lives.
As Rossetti's capstone to thirty years of studying the Catholic priesthood in the United States, Priesthood in a Time of Crisis is an indispensable tool for bishops and priests, as well as all those charged with the formation and ongoing education of clergy.
Rossetti conducted similar studies on the psychological and spiritual well-being of American Catholic priests in 2004 and 2009, the latter of which led to his groundbreaking book Why Priests are Happy. This book includes the most recent findings about the health of priests, what most influences their wellness, and how the Church can ensure their continued well-being. The three studies make up the most comprehensive survey of American priests ever conducted.
Rossetti's research shows
Rossetti explains that the most crucial indicators of a priest's psychological and spiritual wellbeing are loneliness, self-esteem, relationship to his bishop, compassion satisfaction, childhood trauma, traditional spirituality, priestly fraternity, sexual conflicts, and his intimacy with God.
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|Brand||Ave Maria Press|
|Author||Msgr. Stephen J. Rossetti|
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