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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating personal view of Catholicism in the last century and in this one., July 1, 2010
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I recommend this book. That doesn't mean I endorse every position taken in it by James Carroll. But I think this is an eloquent and very readable personal account of what it has meant to Carroll to be Catholic in his life, and --- as he has lived through Vatican II and the aftermath, as well as the great cultural revolutions of the 60's and 70's, as he has witnessed the Clergy abuse scandal unfold, and was there during the years before the scandal broke, Carroll has a great deal to say which is more than simply interesting. I was not a practicing Catholic during the years that Carroll describes and he has given me valuable insights into how Vatican II was perceived by his generation of priests, and additional insights in many other complex questions and historically important issues. Carroll comes off as an intelligent, generous and sensitive man, who is deeply engrossed in the major cultural developments of this country, and of the Church. This is a memoir that offers an enormous amount to the reader, including an informed and critical perspective on Pope John Paul II and the present Pope Benedict.
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Initial post: Aug 3, 2010 11:25:50 AM PDT
Thanks for the review, I'll check out this book. I'm really enjoyed Carroll's "Constantine's Sword", so this would be a perfect companion to that book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2011 8:06:24 PM PST
jaime says:
Anne Rice, have you read "Constantine's Sword"?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 12, 2011 10:59:47 AM PDT
Anne Rice says:
Robby, I have the book, but have not opened it in years.
It's time to revisit.
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