Father Lawrence Porter, a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., is chairman and professor of systematic theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J.
His new book, The Assault on Priesthood: A Biblical and Theological Rejoinder, was recently published by Wipf and Stock in Eugene, Ore.
In the book, Father Porter looks at the problems regarding priests today through the lens of priests depicted in the Bible.
He spoke with the Register about the book, priests today and Pope Benedict XVI.
What inspired you to write The Assault on Priesthood?
It’s evident to me that the Catholic priesthood has been much...READ MORE