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Orders and Ordination - Conclusion
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Part of Orders and Ordination:

1. Institution

2. The Ministry in the Theological Reflection of the Church

3. Theological Synthesis

4. Conclusion

In conclusion, we may mention the main pastoral problems which arise at the present day with regard to the priesthood and its future in the Church. What will be the image of the priest? As E. Schillebeeckx says, we do not contemplate the future, we fashion it. Right practice in a sincere fellowship of faith is the best guarantee of future orthodoxy. Hence it is the task of all of us, together, to construct the future image of the priest.

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Piet Fransen, “Orders and Ordination - Conclusion”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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