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Taking the temperature of Catholicism,
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This review is from: Breaking Faith: The Pope, the People and the Fate of Catholicism (Paperback)
Written before Cardinal Ratzinger replaced John Paul II, 'Breaking Faith' takes the temperature of the Catholic Church at the end of the 20th Century. Addressing Vatican policy on women, contraception, science, homosexuality, centralised authority, author John Cornwell wonders "where now" for the Church?
Arguing for pluralism without relativism, tradition without conservatism, and criticism without reaction, Cornwell takes a thoroughly sensible and measured approach to the issues facing Catholics in the 21st Century.
This is a book for anyone wondering how to square Catholic faith with Papal teaching and modern life, and for those who feel marginalised and excluded by a centralised authority that refuses to address the real issues facing its laity.