Betraying the Bishops

Betraying the Bishops : How the Pastoral Letter on War and Peace is Being Taught

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The U.S. Catholic bishops' 1983 pastoral The Challenge of Peace has two purposes: to help form individual consciences and to offer moral guidance in a public policy debate. The author concludes that the bishops need to exercise greater oversight to ensure that their pastoral teachings are being properly communicated.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 146 pages
  • 150 x 230mm
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 0896331210
  • 9780896331211

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I can encourage a reading of this book as a brief refresher course in what the bishops intended by the pastoral, and a salutary warning that their intention is commonly thwarted.--John Cardinal O'connor ...this insightful book demands the respect and attention of all readers interested in issues of war and peace.--Journal Of Civil Defense
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About M.F. Murphy

Matthew F. Murphy is a public information officer at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. The foreword is by John Cardinal O'Connor, an archbishop of New York, who helped to draft the Pastoral Letter on War and Peace.
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