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Breaking faith : the Pope, the people, and the fate of Catholicism

Author: John Cornwell
Publisher: New York : Viking Compass, ©2001.
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"Cornwell probes beyond the statistics--the rising incidents of priestly pedophilia, the falling number of people attending church, the bizarre calculations behind the Vatican's saint-naming procedure--to reveal the everyday crises on the parish level: the dilemma of the gay or divorced Catholic who wants to remain in the Church; the forced hypocrisy on sexual conduct and abortion; the vexed role of women."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cornwell, John, 1940-
Breaking faith.
New York : Viking Compass, c2001
(OCoLC)648577437
Named Person: John Paul, Pope
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Cornwell
ISBN: 0670030023 9780670030026
OCLC Number: 47074182
Description: 310 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: John Cornwell.

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"Cornwell probes beyond the statistics--the rising incidents of priestly pedophilia, the falling number of people attending church, the bizarre calculations behind the Vatican's saint-naming procedure--to reveal the everyday crises on the parish level: the dilemma of the gay or divorced Catholic who wants to remain in the Church; the forced hypocrisy on sexual conduct and abortion; the vexed role of women."--Jacket.

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