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The Resource Being Catholic now : prominent Americans talk about change in the church and the quest for meaning, Kerry Kennedy

Being Catholic now : prominent Americans talk about change in the church and the quest for meaning, Kerry Kennedy

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Being Catholic now : prominent Americans talk about change in the church and the quest for meaning
Title
Being Catholic now
Title remainder
prominent Americans talk about change in the church and the quest for meaning
Statement of responsibility
Kerry Kennedy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For Kerry Kennedy, who grew up in a devoutly Catholic household coping with great loss, her familys faith was a constant source of strength and solace. As an adult, she came to question some of the attitudes and teachings of the Catholic Church while remaining an impassioned believer in its role as a defender of the poor and oppressed. Generations ago, says Kennedy, the search for spirituality came predefined and prepackaged. [The Church] not only gave us all the answers, it even gave us the questions to ask. Now many of the old certainties are being reexamined. In an attempt to convey this sea change, Kennedy asked thirty-seven American Catholics to speak candidly about their own faithwhether lost, recovered, or deepenedand about their feelings regarding the way the Church hierarchy is moving forward. The voices included here range from respectful to reproachful and from appreciative to angry. Speaking their minds are businesspeople, actors and entertainers, educators, journalists, politicians, union leaders, nuns, priestseven a cardinal. Some love the Church; some feel intensely that the Church wronged them..."--web
Review
  • Sheer star power should draw a broad range of readers to this volume of 37 interviews, in which Catholics from diverse fields reflect on their church. Kennedy, daughter of the late Robert Kennedy, invited luminaries from politics, entertainment, media and the church itself to talk about their Catholic origins, current beliefs and what they would do if they could be pope for a year. Writer Anna Quindlen would ordain women and lift the ban on artificial birth control. Comedian Bill Maher, who confesses to hating religion, would end the church, while Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington, D.C., would “resign right away and get a good guy in there.” Other interviewees include Cokie Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Allouisa May Thames, Thomas Monaghan and Douglas Brinkley. In the preface, Kennedy adds her own views, explaining why she remains a Catholic despite differences with the church on issues like abortion and homosexuality. The collection makes for interesting reading, though at times the interviews, which consist wholly of the subjects’ responses, seem disjointed and rambling without the context of questions. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed June 9, 2008) (Publishers Weekly, vol 255, issue 23, p46)
  • Human rights activist Kennedy (Speak Truth to Power ), one of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy's 11 children, here shares her own religious remembrances and motivations as well as those of 37 others, many of them writers (e.g., Doris Kearns Goodwin and James Carroll) or performers (e.g., Susan Sarandon and Martin Sheen). Not all are "Catholic Now," as the title suggests; some never deepened in their birth-faith. Together, their journeys—the loss, discovery, and recovery of their faith—attest to the power of parental or other influences and reflect a search for truth and justice. The eclectic selection manifests a wide range of attitudes, from orthodox devotion and practice, to selective acceptance of church teachings, to total rejection of religion. A photograph accompanies each individual's essay-interview. Among the recurring challenges cited are the priest pedophilia scandals, abortion, poverty, war, and labor issues. Most of the interviewees express hope in the future despite institutional failures of the past. An optional purchase for general collections or where there is an interest in contemporary religion.—Anna M. Donnelly, St. John's Univ. Lib., Jamaica, NY --Anna M. Donnelly (Reviewed July 15, 2008) (Library Journal, vol 133, issue 12, p85)
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275531
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DLC
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Kennedy, Kerry
Dewey number
282.092/273
Index
no index present
LC call number
BX1406.3
LC item number
.C86 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Catholic Church
  • Church renewal
  • Catholics
  • Catholics
Target audience
adult
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prominent Americans talk about change in the church and the quest for meaning
Label
Being Catholic now : prominent Americans talk about change in the church and the quest for meaning, Kerry Kennedy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Anna Quindlen -- Andrew Sullivan -- Bill O'Reilly -- Cokie Roberts -- Bill Maher -- Ej Dionne, Jr. -- Sister Joan Chittister -- Doris Kearns Goodwin -- James Carroll -- Donna Brazile -- Nancy Pelosi -- Frank McCourt -- Steven Otellini -- Gabriel Byrne -- Frank Butler -- Dan McNevin -- Anne Burke -- Susan Sarandon -- Grace Wright -- R. Scott Appleby -- Laurie Brink, OP -- Ingrid Mattson -- J. Bryan Hehir -- Kiki Kennedy -- John Sweeney -- Robert Drinan -- Allouisa Maythames -- Cardinal McCarrick -- Lucas Benitez -- Thomas S Monaghan -- Mary Jo Bane -- Dan Aykroyd -- Betsy Pawlicki, OP -- Douglas Brinkley -- Christine Ward -- Gay Talese -- Martin Sheen -- Peggy Noonan
Control code
707578
Dimensions
cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages;
Isbn
9780307346841
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008000520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307346841
  • (OCoLC)190785261
Label
Being Catholic now : prominent Americans talk about change in the church and the quest for meaning, Kerry Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Anna Quindlen -- Andrew Sullivan -- Bill O'Reilly -- Cokie Roberts -- Bill Maher -- Ej Dionne, Jr. -- Sister Joan Chittister -- Doris Kearns Goodwin -- James Carroll -- Donna Brazile -- Nancy Pelosi -- Frank McCourt -- Steven Otellini -- Gabriel Byrne -- Frank Butler -- Dan McNevin -- Anne Burke -- Susan Sarandon -- Grace Wright -- R. Scott Appleby -- Laurie Brink, OP -- Ingrid Mattson -- J. Bryan Hehir -- Kiki Kennedy -- John Sweeney -- Robert Drinan -- Allouisa Maythames -- Cardinal McCarrick -- Lucas Benitez -- Thomas S Monaghan -- Mary Jo Bane -- Dan Aykroyd -- Betsy Pawlicki, OP -- Douglas Brinkley -- Christine Ward -- Gay Talese -- Martin Sheen -- Peggy Noonan
Control code
707578
Dimensions
cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages;
Isbn
9780307346841
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008000520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307346841
  • (OCoLC)190785261

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