priest http://wamc.org en "Why Priests?" by Garry Wills http://wamc.org/post/why-priests-garry-wills <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just days after the Pope announced his resignation; we will talk about the priesthood with Garry Wills. Bestselling author of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Papal Sin</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Why I Am a Catholic?</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Wills spent five years as a young man at a Jesuit seminary and nearly became a priest himself.</span></p><p>But after a lifetime of study and reflection, he now poses some challenging questions: Why do we need priests at all? Why did the priesthood arise in a religion that began without it and opposed it? Would Christianity be stronger without the priesthood, as it was at its outset?</p><p>His new book is <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0670024872/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0670024872&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0670024872" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 57905 at http://wamc.org "Why Priests?" by Garry Wills NY Priest On Leave; Abuse Claims Investigated http://wamc.org/post/ny-priest-leave-abuse-claims-investigated <p>A 74-year-old priest is on administrative leave as the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese investigates a sexual abuse claim against him.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Tristan O&#39;Neill reports...</p><p>The Reverend Jeremiah Nunan was cleared six years ago of allegations that he sexually abused a minor. The Albany Times-Union reports that the diocese announced the new allegations over the weekend.</p><p>Nunan is pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Cairo and Our Lady of Knock Mission in East Durham in Greene County.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:51:42 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 36888 at http://wamc.org