Athanasius Schneider

"The present book of Dr. Peter Kwasniewski offers a valuable and timely theological clarification on the authentic meaning of obedience. This tract will bring peace of conscience to many perplexed souls and confirm their fidelity to the perennial doctrinal and liturgical tradition of Holy Mother Church. "

Most Rev. Athanasius Schneider
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Mary in Astana

Fr. Robert McTeigue

"This is the kind of work I have come to expect from Dr. Kwasniewski: Careful, thoughtful, rigorous, scholarly yet accessible, and worthy of further consideration, prayer, and action."

Fr. Robert McTeigue, S.J., Ph.D.
Author, Real Philosophy for Real People: Tools for Truthful Living

Fr. Thomas Crean

"Following the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas, Peter Kwasniewski puts forward timeless principles that can help us navigate the strait of true obedience in difficult times."

Fr. Thomas Crean, O.P.
Author, The Mass and the Saints

Fr. John Paul Echert

"This wonderful tract provides solid principles for our discernment, especially relevant in the face of new assaults upon Catholic tradition, and it will strengthen our resolve to obey God in all things."

Fr. John Paul Echert, SSL
Pontifical Biblical Institute

Fr. John P Lovell

"To explain so succinctly the limits of obedience brings solace to canceled priests who are often jeered for 'not being obedient.' I highly recommend this work for both clergy and laity."

Fr. John P Lovell
Co-Founder, The Coalition for Canceled Priests

Mother Miriam

"I am exceedingly grateful that such a son of the Church would assist us at this most difficult time to know how to respond to the many false and unreasonable dictates of a number of Her hierarchy. I consider True Obedience in the Church to be not only a must-read, but a healing balm of clarity for the Faithful."

Miriam Of The Lamb Of God, O.S.B.
Mother Miriam Live!

Fr. John Hunwicke

"Professor Kwasniewski demonstrates with scrupulous care the obligation laid upon us by God to obey Him over any man whose will leads us from Him, be it even a pope. His exposition of Catholic teaching on obedience is a fine and lucid account which, I am sure, will help and encourage many, clergy and laity, who are troubled by the present situation in the Catholic Church."

Fr. John Hunwicke

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Peter Kwasniewski holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America. After teaching at the International Theological Institute in Austria, he joined the founding team of Wyoming Catholic College, where he taught theology, philosophy, music, and art history, and directed the choir and schola until 2018. He is now a full-time author and speaker whose work is seen regularly at websites and in periodicals such as New Liturgical Movement, OnePeterFive, Rorate Caeli, The Remnant, Catholic Family News, Latin Mass Magazine, and The Traditionalist. Dr. Kwasniewski has authored or edited seventeen books, most recently two from Sophia Institute Press: Ministers of Christ: Recovering the Roles of Clergy and Laity in an Age of Confusion, and True Obedience in the Church: A Guide to Discernment in Challenging Times. His work has been translated into at least eighteen languages. To arrange a media appearance, click here.

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