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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (99 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Carroll Narrator: Bill Weideman Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Paul Heidebrecht | 12/1/2013

    " If I was a Catholic, this book would trouble me a lot. Even as a Protestant, I am not sure what to make of a brilliant and passionate ex=priest who denounces pope-centered Catholicism better than any Protestant could do, claiming to be a true American Catholic yet denying the deity of Christ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by JeanneBee | 11/15/2013

    " it took a while--lots of ideas, history and vocabulary to consider--but it was worth it. my copy is dog-ear'd and I'll read it again. Would be good for a discussion group for theology students. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peter Cline | 11/14/2013

    " Great read for anyone interested in recent Catholic history, ecumenism, and current theological topics. Of course Carroll is a bona fide Vatican II catholic and rather liberal which makes him appealing to me, but might be off putting to others with a more conservative viewpoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jackie | 10/22/2013

    " This book is having a strange effect on me. It almost makes me want to go to Church. I've come to terms with the fact that I have a really love/hate affair with the Catholic Church. "

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