"After a lifetime of attending mass every Sunday, Jimmy Breslin has severed his ties to the church he once loved, and in this book he explains why." "When the church sex scandals emerged relentlessly in recent years, and when it became apparent that these scandals had been covered up by the church hierarchy, Breslin found it impossible to reconcile his faith with this new reality. Ever the reporter, he visited many victims of molestation by priests and found lives in emotional chaos. He questioned the bishops and found an ossified clergy that has a sense of privilege and entitlement. Thus disillusioned with his church, though not with his faith, he writes about the loss of moral authority yet uses his trademark mordant humor to good effect." "Imagining a renewed church, along with practical solutions such as married priests and female priests, The Church That Forgot Christ also reminds us that Christ wore sandals, not gold vestments and rings, and that ultimately what the Catholic Church needs most is a healthy dose of Christianity."--BOOK JACKET.
- LCC: BX1779.5
- Dewey Decimal: 282/.73
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xiii, 239 p. ; 24 cm.
- Edition Info: (alk. paper)
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- Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Sexual behavior
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- Child sexual abuse by clergy
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