Many Catholics today feel that the Church and its leaders are out of touch with the "real" world. Issues such as annulment, birth control, ordination for women, celibacy for priests, and homosexuality have divided and marginalized many of the faithful. With subsequent numbers of lapsed Catholics on the rise and the American clergy aging with fewer priests to take their pla...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published April 15th 1998 by Henry Holt & Company
(first published April 1998)
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Occasionally decent overviews of the history of Big Issue topics in the Church, but for the most part heavily biased in favor of a "progressive" stance on changes to the priesthood, abortion and contraception, homosexuality, etc., often with little attempt to explore the *current* counter arguments beyond a dismissive, incidental mention (e.g., the treatment of Adoremus).