By Fr. Gerard Bogan

Published by The Catholic Truth Society

2019, Leatherette Flexi Bound, 128 pages

There are many challenges faced by clergy working in pastoral situations. Bishops, priests, and deacons often find they are in need of guidance, a reminder that they are part of the Universal Church, that they are not alone.

Now a parish priest is offering guidance in the form of a Rule, a code of practice similar to those of religious communities, but written specifically for clergy serving in pastoral ministry.

Addressing themes both practical and spiritual, A Rule for the Clergy considers a number of issues faced by clergy, including personal prayer, homiletics, the difficulties in being alone, visiting the sick and housebound, celibacy, and obedience. By creating a Rule, it offers clergy the chance to feel a sense of fraternal collaboration.

Filled also with inspirational quotes, reflective art in full colour, and original prayers written by the author, this book is a must-have for all clergy and the perfect gift for parish priests and deacons. (From the CTS Website)