Turning Point: The Inside Story of the Papal Birth Control Commission, and how Humanae Vitae Changed the Life of Patty Crowley and the Future of the Church

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Crossroad, 1995 - Religion - 202 pages
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"More compelling than a novel because it is true, this dramatic story records a watershed event in a way never told before - through the experience of some of the lay people who lived it, particularly Patty Crowley, one of the most revered women in the Catholic Church today." "Historians agree that the Vatican decision to go against the majority report of the Papal Birth Control Commission is one of the most important events in Catholic history in this century. To many, the encyclical Humanae Vitae represents both a turning point and a lost moment. Award-winning journalist Robert McClory brings to life the incredible events surrounding that decision, and reveals its meaning in a way that will stick in memory, stir new debate, and impact the future."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Journalism professor McClory retells the dramatic story of the Vatican's Pontifical Commission on Population, Family, and Birth. This commission met from 1964 to 1966 under papal auspices to determine ... Read full review


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Robert McClory is a professor of journalism at Northwestern University.

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