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Faith That Dares to Speak.

Faith That Dares To Speak

Donald Cozzens

The Liturgical Press

St. John's Abbey, PO Box 7500, Collegeville, MN 56321-7500

0814630189 $19.95 1-800-858-5450

Faith That Dares To Speak is a revolutionary testimony calling for the transformation of the Catholic Church from a feudal format into a new era of accountability and transparency. The dawn of the twenty-first century has seen the Catholic Church beset with scandals, perhaps most reprehensibly sexual abuse scandals involving children, and the Church has repeatedly reacted in a manner consistent with feudal culture--secrecy, denial, and an all-out effort to protect reputation and institutional resources. This feudal response neglects the poison of unethical and even criminal behavior within the Church, and the Church itself is in dire need of transformation; the author focuses upon the voices of lay Catholics in North America calling for needed change. A highly recommended contribution to modern religious and Catholic studies.
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Author:Taylor, John
Publication:Reviewer's Bookwatch
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jan 1, 2005
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