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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 3 months ago by James J. McNulty
I am also a practicing Catholic. I attended a seminary in my youth but did not even approach ordination. Read morePublished 4 months ago by P Gleason
I read and understood James Carroll's position in considering himself a Catholic. I found his writing informative and interesting. Read morePublished 8 months ago by John T. Irwin
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the Catholic religon. Not a quick, easy read but a good book.Published 9 months ago by Nancy Kinnon
I admired the faith it took to write such a book. The use of language also conveyed the depth of Mr. Carroll's faith.Published 11 months ago by Sister Elaine Caron
If you are an curious Catholic, wanting to explore new territory of faith, this book is for you. If you are over 50, this book is a "must read"! Read morePublished 16 months ago by David P
The info in the book is interesting, even though I think Carroll's generation helped to destroy the Church. His opinions of Pius XII are way off. Read morePublished on January 19, 2012 by AltonRoute
James Carroll writes a compelling account of the ongoing need for reform in the Roman Catholic Church. Read morePublished on December 1, 2011 by Paul Cooper