Garry Wills: "Why Priests? A Failed Tradition"
Pope Benedict XVI, the Roman Catholic Church's top priest, took the world by surprise with his decision to resign. Pulitzer Prize-winning author -- and lifelong Catholic -- Gary Wills asks why we need priests and suggests Christianity would have been better off without the priesthood.
professor emeritus of history at Northwestern University and author of numerous books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Lincoln at Gettysburg," "Saint Augustine" and "Why I Am a Catholic."
pastor, Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian in Washington, D.C.
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Reprinted by arrangement with Viking, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., from "Why Priests?" Copyright © Garry Wills, 2013.