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The Catholic Church

Author: Noah Berlatsky
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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This volume explores the topics relating to the Catholic Church by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Berlatsky
ISBN: 9780737751048 0737751045 9780737751055 0737751053
OCLC Number: 606053108
Description: 231 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Celibacy is an important part of the priesthood / Cale Clark --
Celibacy should not be a requirement for Catholic priests / Marc Pascal --
Women should not be priests / Jennifer Ferrara --
Women should not be barred from the priesthood / John Wijngaards --
Gays should be barred from the priesthood / John Thavis --
Gays should not be barred from the priesthood / Michael Sean Winters --
The Catholic Church rejects homosexual acts, but condemns prejudice against homosexual persons / Vincent Foy --
The National Organization for Marriage encourages Catholic anti-gay bigotry / Walter Barton --
The Catholic Church's opposition to gay marriage is not based on prejudice / Doug Williams --
Gay Catholics should leave the church / Rod Dreher --
Gay Catholics can remain in the church / Andrew Sullivan --
Homophobia and repression led to the church sex abuse scandal / David France --
Gay priests should not be the focus of the church sex abuse scandal / Daniel Burke --
The Catholic Church promotes natural birth control and sexuality within marriage / Angela Townsend --
The Catholic Church is uncomfortable with sexuality in marriage / Frances Kissling --
The Catholic Church must oppose embryonic stem cell research / Nancy Frazier O'Brien --
Embryonic stem-cell research can be reconciled with Catholicism / Anthony Stevens-Arroyo --
The Catholic Church's opposition to condoms endangers African women / Marcella Alsan --
The Catholic Church is not responsible for the spread of AIDS in Africa / Rich Deem --
The Catholic Church must prevent abortion being funded through health care reform / Keith Fournier --
The Catholic Church should not make abortion central to health care reform / James Carroll --
The Catholic Church may gain many converts by absorbing disaffected Anglicans / Ruth Gledhill, Sophie Tedmanson, Giles Whittell, and Richard Owen --
Absorbing Anglicans into the Catholic Church may have unintended consequences / Gerald Floyd --
The Catholic Church needs to be stricter to grow / Christopher Chantrill --
The Catholic Church and other religious groups will experience demographic changes / Sean Scallon --
The Catholic Church will grow worldwide by becoming less centered in Europe / John L. Allen, Jr.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Noah Berlatsky, book editor.

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This volume explores the topics relating to the Catholic Church by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.

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