"In this sophisticated analysis of Church teaching, Fr. Fernandes explains why suitable candidates for priesthood must experience the renunciation of marriage and natural fatherhood as true sacrifices. Essential reading for seminary formators!"
Father Peter Ryan, S.J., S.T.D.
Executive Director, Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C.
"Fr. Fernandes offers an insightful analysis of the Church's criteria for admitting persons with homosexual tendencies to the seminary. This book will prove to be an invaluable tool for vocation directors and seminary formators as they assist in discerning God's call for the good of each applicant and the well being of the Church."
Father Dennis Billy, Th.D., S.T.D.
Krol Chair in Moral Theology, St. Charles Seminary, Overbrook, PA
"Reading this work will equip the reader with an understanding of the contemporary mind of the Church and will enable a charitable and effective solution to many questions regarding human formation and chaste celibacy in the life of a seminarian."
Father Brian Doerr
Vice-Rector for Human Formation, Mount St. Mary's Seminary, MD