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The truth at the heart of the lie : how the Catholic Church lost its soul : a memoir of faith  Cover Image Book Book

The truth at the heart of the lie : how the Catholic Church lost its soul : a memoir of faith


Summary: "James Carroll weaves together the story of how his Irish mother inspired little Jimmy to believe in the Church, despite his young doubts, with the story of how the Catholic Church evolved in history to become an institution that places dominance and power in an all-male clergy. Carroll argues that clericalism is both the root cause and the ongoing enabler of the present Catholic crisis, and compromises the ability of Pope Francis to create change in a power structure accountable only to itself."--

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  • ISBN: 0593134702
  • ISBN: 9780593134702
  • Physical Description: xii, 370 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: In the Portico -- Ireland, Ireland. The murder of a soul ; Taut wire -- What child was this? Near the house ; A close presence, my spirit twin ; Disabused ; A chosen people -- Nulla Salus: "No salvation outside the Church". Please call a priest ; De Profundis: "Out of the depths I have cried unto thee" ; Good boy no more -- A theology of abuse: Anselm and Augustine. St. Anselm, God damn ; St. Augustine, un-indicted co-conspirator ; Destroy the world to save it ; Some damn food like you -- The Church against itself. Pope John and me ; Clericalism and male supremacy ; Contraception and corruption ; The history of history -- A priest forever? The things that last ; The Bishop of God's love ; Respect and obedience ; Undisbeliever -- Chosen hope. A tiny opening ; How to go forward ; Hope is a choice -- Epilogue: A Catholic manifesto: an anti-clericalism from within.
Subject: Catholic Church History 1965-
Catholic Church History 21st century
Carroll, James 1943-
Genre: History.

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