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Coming Catholic Church How the Faithful Are Shaping a New American Catholicism

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ISBN-10: 0060530707

ISBN-13: 9780060530709

Edition: 2003

Authors: David Gibson

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Award-winning religion journalist David Gibson presents a startlingly clear-eyed look at the impact of the sexual abuse scandals on the Catholic Church and how they have set off a revolution from below that is galvanizing North America's rank-and-file Catholics to bring positive changes to their Church. The Catholic Church is at a crossroad. People on all sides are demanding change, but few are sure how that change can happen. Recent history suggests a powerful minority will block any reforms. In this sweeping assessment of where the Church has been, and where it is going, David Gibson uses his insider's knowledge and sources to reveal the forces that are already transforming…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface--The Current Catholic Church
Introduction: Catholic Scandal, American Catholic
The Laity
Anger and Protest: Rome to Dallas
Pay, Pray, Obey: Old World to New
Altar Egos: Who Runs the Show?
The Exodus: Why They Are Leaving
The Mystery of Catholic Identity: Why They Will Stay
Revolution from Below: "We, the People of God ..."
The Priesthood
The Men in the Middle
Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, and the Modern Priest
Clericalism: The Original Sin
The Changing Face of the Priesthood
Married Pastors, Celibate Priests
The Hierarchy
The Bishops and the Fall of Rome
The Bishops and the Keys to the Crisis
The Next Papacy and the New Church
Conclusion: Mutatis Mutandis