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Lay and ordained ministry
(The Furrow, 2004)
In the centuries immediately before Vatican II, the ordained priesthood was understood to be the exclusive locus of ministry in the Catholic Church. Since the Council, things have changed dra matically, and in some parts ...
A review of "Becoming a Woman" by Valerie Vance Dillon; "Becoming a Man" by William J. Bausch
(The Furrow, 1990)
The Christian view of sexuality is a wholesome one, yet many people perceive it to be negative and oppressive. How often we hear people speak on radio or television about their being 'liberated' from the strict Catholic ...
A review of "Inside My Father's House" by George A. Kelly
(The Furrow, 1991)
Mgr George Kelly is a well-known figure in the American Church. He is outspoken and controversial, holding strongly conservative views which he expresses with energy and enthusiasm. This book is a memoir of the years of ...
A review of "Governance Structures of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy: Becoming One" by Mary Lyons
(The Furrow, 2007)
The history of religious life in the Catholic Church is one of ups and downs, starts and finishes. The ecclesiastical climate of the time of a reli gious congregation's foundation often marks its organisational structure, ...
A review of "The Limits of the Papacy: Authority and Autonomy in the Church" by Patrick Grantfield
(The Furrow, 1988)
This book has a provocative title, but its substance is an exploration of the delicate relationship between Roman power and local autonomy in the Church. The author situates his study against the background of the last ...
A review of "Why You Can Disagree... and Remain a Faithful Catholic" by Philip S. Kaufman
(The Furrow, 1991)
The basic thesis of this book is that Catholics have a right to know not only official Church teaching but also 'other information in the Church'. In his foreword, Richard A. McCormack, the distinguished moral theologian ...