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The courage to be Catholic : crisis, reform, and the future of the Church

Author: George Weigel
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2002.
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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,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weigel, George, 1951-
Courage to be Catholic.
New York : Basic Books, c2002
(OCoLC)606859318
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Weigel
ISBN: 0465092608 9780465092604 0465092616 9780465092611
OCLC Number: 50491588
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 246 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: What the Crisis Is --
A Three-Headed Monster --
A Crisis of Priestly Identity --
A Crisis of Episcopal Leadership --
A Crisis of Discipleship --
What the Crisis Is Not --
Celibacy --
An "Authoritarian" Church? --
A Failure to Implement Vatican II? --
A "Pedophilia Crisis"? --
A Media-Created Crisis? --
Is the Catholic Sexual Ethic at Fault? --
How the Crisis Happened --
Why Now? Why This Way? --
The "Truce of 1968" --
Dissent Among Theologians --
The Impact on Seminaries --
The "Wounded Healer" Syndrome --
The Beginnings of Reform --
Faithful Dissent? --
Why Bishops Failed --
A Crisis of Identity --
The Iron Cage of Bureaucracy --
Clericalisms Old and New --
The Triumphant Therapeutic --
The Travail of Compassion --
On Not Appearing "Conservative" --
Clubmen --
A Failure of Imagination --
Rome and the Crisis --
Off the Information Superhighway --
Old Habits Die Hard --
Culture Wars --
A Problem of Communications --
An Oversold Product? --
The Turn --
The Learning Curve --
Agenda for Reform--Seminaries and Novitiates --
Apostolic Visitations? --
Recruitment and Screening --
Education for Chastity --
Homosexuality and the Seminary --
Putting Psychology in Its Place --
The Riches of Theology --
Agenda for Reform--The Priesthood --
A Continuing Education --
Deepening Fraternity --
Welcoming the Newly Ordained --
Asceticism and Lifestyle --
Priests and Lay People --
Priests and Vocations to the Priesthood --
Handling Malfeasance --
Agenda for Reform--The Bishops and the Vatican --
The Selection of Bishops.
Responsibility: George Weigel.
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"A short, masterful, information-packed examination, a book that is thoroughly trustworthy, and spot-on."-Michael Novak, National Review  Read more...

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