Category: Books

Remaining a Catholic after the Murphy Report by Kevin Egan (2011)

This book is addressed to ordinary decent Catholics, those on the edge of the church, and all those who are of the opinion that churches might have something positive to contribute to society. It explores the key questions that arise out of the clergy sex abuse crisis: What happened? Why did it happen? Where do...

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With Respect by Tony Hanna (2008)

The author writes: ‘This is a book about authority, especially authority as exercised in the Roman Catholic Church.  I write today because I struggle with authority as I believe many fellow church members, both cleric and lay do. What I have learned from my own life experience is that authority comes not from titles or...

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Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic Church: Reclaiming the Spirit of Jesus by Bishop Geoffrey Robinson (2007)

“Through the story of sexual abuse and the church’s response, I came to the unshakeable belief that within the Catholic Church there absolutely must be profound and enduring change. In particular, there must be change on the two subjects of power and sex.” (From the Introduction) Drawing on his own experience in responding to abuse,...

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Keeping the Faith by Tony Flannery (2005)

‘Either the church once again puts the liberation of humanity at the centre of its message or it will become increasingly marginalised and irrelevant.’ For over thirty years Tony Flannery has devoted his life to preaching the message of Christ as a priest of the Catholic church. Gradually, however, he has become ill at case...

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