What is this 'Clerical Culture' which the Church scandal news frequently mentions? In this book Michael L. Papesh describes the origin and contemporary formation of this clerical culture as well as eleven major contradictions in which today's clerical culture is trapped. Papesh calls for a spiritual approach to cultural transformation (both clerical and popular) through leadership: in holiness, in love, and in justice. Written in an engaging style and complete with raw data and appendices, Clerical Culture provides the knowledge needed to understand today's Church crisis. Paperback.