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Practicing Catholic Paperback – Bargain Price, April 2, 2010
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In two earlier autobiographical books, AN AMERICAN REQUIEM: GOD, MY FATHER, AND THE WAR THAT CAME BETWEEN US (1996) and HOUSE OF WAR: THE PENTAGON AND THE DISASTROUS RISE OF AMERICAN POWER (2006), James Carroll has detailed the basic outlines of his life. He left his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University to become a seminarian for the priesthood in the Paulist religious order. After he was ordained a priest in 1969, he served as chaplain at Boston University during protests against the Vietnam War, a war that he himself protested against, despite his father's prominent position in the military. However, the author subsequently became a formally and officially laicized former priest as well as a playwright, novelist, and columnist. In addition to publishing a number of novels, he has also published a detailed critique of the Roman Catholic Church's tragic mistreatment of Jews over the centuries, CONSTANTINE'S SWORD: THE CHURCH AND THE JEWS: A HISTORY (2001). Thus in various ways, Catholicism has been a central feature of James Carroll's life.
However, despite his published critique of the history of the Catholic Church, it's his choice to remain a practicing Catholic.Read more ›
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A biography going thru the life of a committed Catholic. Tell us about the tribulations and changes over the last several decades. progressive and inspiring. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Luc Dewulf
James Carroll is probably the only person in Christendom to hold all the diverse and divergent, heterodox and orthodox opinions, beliefs, and quirks that he has. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mike DePue, OFS
Practicing Catholic is a delightfully open book from a scholar, who in spite of his great and deep knowledge of the Catholic Church's history, and its recent debacles with... Read morePublished 20 months ago by buttewriters
Carroll was a failed son, a failed priest, and a failed Catholic.
The latest trophy on his mantle is......failed author. He is convinced he has something to say. Read more
I loved this book. It provides a great summary of Church history and a clear eyed description of some of the most influential themes of the past 50 years. Read morePublished on November 19, 2013 by Pensrfun