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The church that forgot Christ / Jimmy Breslin
Bib ID 3258066
Format BookBook
Author
Breslin, Jimmy
 
Description New York : Free Press, c2004 
xiii, 239 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0743266471
Summary

"After a lifetime of attending mass every Sunday, Jimmy Breslin has severed his ties to the church he once loved, and in this book he explains why." "When the church sex scandals emerged relentlessly in recent years, and when it became apparent that these scandals had been covered up by the church hierarchy, Breslin found it impossible to reconcile his faith with this new reality. Ever the reporter, he visited many victims of molestation by priests and found lives in emotional chaos. He questioned the bishops and found an ossified clergy that has a sense of privilege and entitlement. Thus disillusioned with his church, though not with his faith, he writes about the loss of moral authority yet uses his trademark mordant humor to good effect.".

"Imagining a renewed church, along with practical solutions such as married priests and female priests, The Church That Forgot Christ also reminds us that Christ wore sandals, not gold vestments and rings, and that ultimately what the Catholic Church needs most is a healthy dose of Christianity."--BOOK JACKET.

Subjects Catholic Church -- Controversial literature.  |  Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Sexual behavior.  |  Child sexual abuse by clergy.
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300 |axiii, 239 p. ;|c24 cm.
520 1 |a"After a lifetime of attending mass every Sunday, Jimmy Breslin has severed his ties to the church he once loved, and in this book he explains why." "When the church sex scandals emerged relentlessly in recent years, and when it became apparent that these scandals had been covered up by the church hierarchy, Breslin found it impossible to reconcile his faith with this new reality. Ever the reporter, he visited many victims of molestation by priests and found lives in emotional chaos. He questioned the bishops and found an ossified clergy that has a sense of privilege and entitlement. Thus disillusioned with his church, though not with his faith, he writes about the loss of moral authority yet uses his trademark mordant humor to good effect.".
520 8 |a"Imagining a renewed church, along with practical solutions such as married priests and female priests, The Church That Forgot Christ also reminds us that Christ wore sandals, not gold vestments and rings, and that ultimately what the Catholic Church needs most is a healthy dose of Christianity."--BOOK JACKET.
610 2 0 |aCatholic Church|xControversial literature.
610 2 0 |aCatholic Church|xClergy|xSexual behavior.
650 0 |aChild sexual abuse by clergy.
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