RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 50491588 LA English T1 The courage to be Catholic : crisis, reform, and the future of the Church A1 Weigel, George,, PB Basic Books PP New York YR 2002 SN 0465092608 9780465092604 0465092616 9780465092611 AB Weigel situates the current crisis of sexual abuse and episcopal malfeasance in the context of recent Catholic history. He analyzes the Church's failure to embrace the great spiritual promise of Vatican II, resulting in the gradual but steady surrender to contemporary culture he dubs "Catholic Lite." He exposes the patterns of dissent and self-deception that became entrenched in seminaries, among priests, and, ultimately, among the bishops who failed their flocks by thinking like managers instead of apostles. Weigel also reminds us that every major crisis in the Church's past has led to reform and renewal when the people, priests and bishops of the Church had the courage to be Catholic: the courage to reach back to Catholicism's deepest spiritual roots. He lays out a challenging agenda for genuine reform.--From publisher description.