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A street fighter - regret I wasted my money,
This review is from: Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church (Hardcover)
I had to give up in Chapter 3 when I read that Counter Reformation Catholicism " did not lay much stress on sanctification through a regular encounter with the Bible and frequent reception of holy communion (a lacuna that eventually had to be addressed by legislating the annual reception of communion during the Easter season)."
Any informed Catholic knows that there was no lacuna to be addressed since 1215 and the Fourth Lateran Council. That council, long before the reformation, famously imposes excommunication on adult Catholics who do not receive Communion "at least at Easter".
It was not just the error but the hectoring tone of the word "eventually" which reoccurs in this book prevented me continuing. It is the tone of a street fighter.
PLEASE MAY I HAVE MY MONEY BACK
It makes you wonder how accurate the author was years ago when he wrote a biography of Pope John Paul II.