Practicing Catholic

Practicing Catholic

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He vividly brings to life the people and events that have shaped American Catholicism - from JFK and Cardinal Richard Cushing to the Second Vatican Council and the ascendancy of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to the papacy. Catholics and lapsed Catholics alike will recognize their own stories in Carroll's reflections on his religious upbringing and his journey to discover a new Catholic identity. "Practicing Catholic" creates space for the millions of practicing, questioning, or doubting Catholics who are looking for a way to reconcile the acts of Church leaders with the faith and the Church they still want to claim as their own.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 134 x 203 x 27.94mm | 362.87g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 0547336268
  • 9780547336268
  • 1,231,889

About James Carroll

James Carroll was raised in Washington, D.C., and ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1969. He served as a chaplain at Boston University from 1969 to 1974, then left the priesthood to become a writer. A distinguished scholar-
in-residence at Suffolk University, he is a columnist for the Boston Globe and a
regular contributor to the Daily Beast.

His critically admired books include Practicing Catholic, the National Book Award-winning An American Requiem, House of War, which won the first PEN/Galbraith Award, and the New York Times bestseller Constantine's Sword, now an acclaimed documentary.
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166 ratings
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