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The Resource Catholic matters : confusion, controversy, and the splendor of truth, Richard John Neuhaus

Catholic matters : confusion, controversy, and the splendor of truth, Richard John Neuhaus

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Catholic matters : confusion, controversy, and the splendor of truth
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Catholic matters
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confusion, controversy, and the splendor of truth
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Richard John Neuhaus
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Language
eng
Review
  • Readers acquainted with Neuhaus's previous books and his work with the magazine First Things will be most interested in this latest tome on the state of the Catholic Church. A former Lutheran pastor who became Catholic in 1990 and a priest in 1991, Neuhaus has emerged as a leading voice among those considered to be faithful to the Church's Magisterium, or teaching authority. Here, Neuhaus challenges the oft-heard statement, "Yes, I am a Catholic, but I think for myself," explaining how fidelity to the church begins with thinking for oneself so one can think with the church. He expands on this by exploring the role of conscience, drawing a distinction between doing what one wants and discerning and acting upon the truth. Neuhaus also discusses the church's authority, emphasizing that it is never invoked to require people to believe what is false. Other topics include the eerily prophetic Humanae Vitae , the 1968 papal encyclical on artificial contraception; the loss of Catholic identity when Friday abstinence from meat faded from practice; and how news reporting on the Second Vatican Council shaped its meaning for many American Catholics. Neuhaus devotees and others interested in the issues he raises will find here a thoughtful exposition of Catholicism's present moment. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed January 30, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 5, p66)
  • This finely written book offers a refreshing analysis of an emerging Catholic identity in the United States. It does not skirt the contemporary scandals that embroil bishops and local congregations but adroitly transforms these thorny issues with liberating words of truth. With the mind of a theologian and the heart of a pastor, Neuhaus (president, Inst. on Religion and Public Life; Freedom for Ministry ) authors a clear commentary on American Catholic self-understanding in the early 21st century. Conflicting interpretations of the meaning of the Vatican Council, confusion over liturgical practices, aging and diminishing clergy, and sexual abuse scandals provide the reference base for authentic conversion and renewal. Frequently, the secular press portrays the Catholic Church as defeated both within and without. This book, however, is realistic, courageous, and hopeful as it describes a new generation of faithful Catholics reawakened by clerics like Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Additionally, Neuhaus offers parts of own “Rome Diary” surrounding the awesome days of April 2005 when the new pope was inaugurated. His book is a political study of and theological reflection on the transformative spirit emerging in American Catholicism. Recommended for larger public libraries.—John-Leonard Berg, Univ. of Wisconsin Lib., Platteville --John-Leonard Berg (Reviewed April 1, 2006) (Library Journal, vol 131, issue 6, p100)
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Neuhaus, Richard John
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282.09/0511
Index
index present
LC call number
BX946
LC item number
.N48 2006
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Catholic Church
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confusion, controversy, and the splendor of truth
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Catholic matters : confusion, controversy, and the splendor of truth, Richard John Neuhaus
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http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip064/2005034569.html
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-255) and index
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Contents
The church we mean when we say "church" -- Becoming the Catholic I was -- The authority in question -- Where the sweet birds sang -- Lest Catholics be different -- Proposing the story of the world -- The center holds -- Rome diary
Control code
593086
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 260 pages
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9780465049356
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(hardcover)
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2005034569
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9780465049356
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(Sirsi) i9780465049356
Label
Catholic matters : confusion, controversy, and the splendor of truth, Richard John Neuhaus
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip064/2005034569.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-255) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The church we mean when we say "church" -- Becoming the Catholic I was -- The authority in question -- Where the sweet birds sang -- Lest Catholics be different -- Proposing the story of the world -- The center holds -- Rome diary
Control code
593086
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780465049356
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005034569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780465049356
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(Sirsi) i9780465049356

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