Catholic Customs: A Fresh Look at Traditional Practices
Catholic Customs discusses the customs and traditions of the Catholic Church in the Western world. The author understands these customs as visible expressions of the love between God and his people and among brothers and sisters in the Church. The book helps us to discover, value, and recapture the meaning of ancient Christian customs. And it promises to help us develop ne...more
Paperback, 189 pages
Published January 28th 2003 by Charis Books
(first published January 2003)
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I hated the way Flaherty spoke to his readers as if they were children. And half of the metaphors he used were irrelevant to the topic he was trying to explain. I picked up this book as a means to get plain facts on Catholic catechism. If he chose to do some preaching in the process, then this book was given a misleading title. He also spoke about the "touchy" subjects (priest scandals, indulgences, etc) with a combination of very high levels of both defensiveness and aloofness. So I didn't even...more