James Carroll delivers a tour-de-force look at what it means to be a Catholic today - set against the rich history of the Catholic Church in America.Brilliantly wresting meaning from the historical, social and religious strands of his story, Carroll illuminates the Church's transformation from reactionary monolith to an institution in which the deepest aspects of faith are being called into question.Carroll reveals his own story--as a Catholic boy in the 1940s and '50s, as a seminarian and priest in the crucible of the 1960s and early '70s, and as a committed but questioning Catholic today--with an emotional impact reminiscent of his An American Requiem.Practicing Catholic is for the millions of practicing, questioning, or lapsed Catholics and others who are searching for a way to reconcile the acts of Church leaders with the faith and the Church they still want to claim as their own.More
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PRACTICING CATHOLIC? NEITHER!
- J. J. Schutzman
Practicing Catholic presents a modern, compassionate and realistic view of Catholicism. The author addresses the concerns that most Catholics, most likely have about what has taken place in the church and where to go from here.
It helped me understand my own struggles with the faith in which I was raised.