HOW A NEW GENERATION OF FAITHFUL PRIESTS AND BISHOPS ARE REVITALIZING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH by Anne Hendershott and Christopher White. In the wake of the clergy abuse scandal of the last decade, many media commentators predicted the "end" of the Catholic priesthood. Demands for an end to celibacy, coupled with calls for women's ordination, dominated discussions on the effectiveness of the Catholic Church in America. "Renewal" argues that rather than a decline of the priesthood and a waning influence of the Church, we are living in a time of transformation and revitalization! Hardcover. 248 pages.