View from the Altar
View from the Altar

View from the Altar

Reflections on the Rapidly Changing Catholic Priesthood


224 Pages, 6 x 9 1/4

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: August 2004

ISBN 9780824521417

Price: $19.95


View from the Altar opens a window into the lives of dedicated men of the Church who have repeatedly had to relearn their most cherished traditions, rituals, and roles. Moving beyond the idealistic accounts of flawless priests, and the cynical rehearsal of grievances about the Church, Bleichner uses vignettes from actual experience to give us a account of the recent history, and likely future, of real men who dedicate their lives and spirits to the service of the Church.


"View From the Altar is a must-read for all who are interested in understanding the causes of the scandal of sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy . . . I am grateful to the author for handling this sensitive topic with both raw honesty and brotherly compassion . . . View From the Altar reminds us that spirituality must be at the core of seminary formation."  —America Magazine