Keep the Faith, Change the Church: The Battle by Catholics for the Soul of Their Church
A Defining Moment in the Life of the Church
Even before the terrible revelations of sexual misconduct and the cover-up that allowed such atrocities to continue happening, the Catholic Church was in trouble. With a devout but aging congregation giving way to a generation of so-called lapsed Catholics, the spiritual vitality and significance of the church had seemed, in the context of modern American society, to be ebbing away. Then when the scandal hit, even true believers were pitched into an all-out crisis of faith.
It was at this low point that a fiercely committed group of Catholics emphatically said, Enough! This book tells their inspiring story, the story of Voice of the Faithful, a grassroots organization formed to give the laity a voice in making their church a more effective spiritual and social force. The group came to realize that the underlying cause of the cover-ups and the failure of the church to adopt many needed changes is the abuse by some in the hierarchy of the excessive power they hold.
For too long, average Catholics have been disenfranchised. Now, with the growing success of Voice of the Faithful, there is finally a legitimate forum for the laity. As James E. Muller and Charles Kenney show in this urgent call to action, history is on the side of those who would stand up and be heard.
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Review: Keep The Faith, Change The Church: The Battle By Catholics For The Soul Of Their ChurchUser Review - Robert - Goodreads
Now that I see what a piece of crap this is, I understand why 1) no one on living social wants to say that they've read it, and 2) why I found this in the bargain bin at Borders. Book FAIL. Read full review
Review: Keep The Faith, Change The Church: The Battle By Catholics For The Soul Of Their ChurchUser Review - Emily Hankle - Goodreads
I would love to discuss this book with someone who as read it. I support all that was said for the most part. It was a hard to read yet moving book. I do have some reservations... Read full review
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