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The Resource The Catholic labyrinth : power, apathy, and a passion for reform in the American church, Peter McDonough

The Catholic labyrinth : power, apathy, and a passion for reform in the American church, Peter McDonough

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The Catholic labyrinth : power, apathy, and a passion for reform in the American church
Title
The Catholic labyrinth
Title remainder
power, apathy, and a passion for reform in the American church
Statement of responsibility
Peter McDonough
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"American Catholicism has been rocked by sexual abuse scandals, declining attendance, a meltdown in the numbers of priests and nuns, and the closing of many parishes and parochial schools. Yet the church hierarchy is increasingly dominated by conservatives. In The Catholic Labyrinth, Peter McDonough tells of the struggles that animate various groups - such as the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, Voice of the Faithful, and the Leadership Roundtable - pushing to modernize the church. One contest pits reformers against those who defend traditional standards of sexual behavior and gender roles. In addition, the church's far-flung operations in education, social services, and healthcare raise constitutional issues about the separation of church and state. Once a sidebar to this debate, the bishops' campaign to control terms of employment and access to contraceptives in church-sponsored ministries has added fuel to the conflict. McDonough draws on behind-the-scenes documents and personal interviews with reformers and 'loyalists' to explore how retrenchment and resistance to clericalism have played out. In the midst of growing support for changes like optional celibacy for priests and the ordination of women, the flood of defections from the church continues. Nevertheless, immigration and a lingering reaction against the upheavals of the sixties, together with the polemics of neoconservatives, have helped sustain acceptance of traditional authority among Catholics in the pews"--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonough, Peter
Dewey number
282.73
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1406.3
LC item number
.M35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Church renewal
  • Conservatism
  • Catholic Church
Label
The Catholic labyrinth : power, apathy, and a passion for reform in the American church, Peter McDonough
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-367) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn818734478
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 389 pages
Isbn
9780199751181
Lccn
2012042894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)818734478
Label
The Catholic labyrinth : power, apathy, and a passion for reform in the American church, Peter McDonough
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn818734478
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 389 pages
Isbn
9780199751181
Lccn
2012042894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)818734478

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