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Books: Garry Wills's “Why Priests?' review.

March 20, 2013

Wills sets out to persuade his fellow-Catholics that the priesthood is both unnecessary and un-Christian. Jesus, he writes, was not a priest but a prophet, and he didn't institute the divine priesthood. These claims, on which the Catholic hierarchy still bases its right to exist, have . . . (Subscription required.)

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