B17003 The Defense of the Priesthood (Book)
By St. John Fisher. New edition with an introduction by Fr. Stanley Jaki. In the time of Henry VIII, scarcely any English bishops withstood the monarch's cunning and cruel intimidation of the clergy. In his frenzy to get his first marriage annulled, Henry began to tear apart the Church he had once so ardently supported, and in particular, attacked the legitimacy of the Catholic priesthood. One lone bishop stood against Henry, writing this fiery short treatise defending the priesthood against both the king and Martin Luther. If you want to encourage a priest in his sublime vocation, or if you yourself need encouragement to stand strong in the Catholic faith....this rousing book is the one for you! 154 pp. Softcover.