Item description for Voices of the Faithful: Loyal Catholics Striving for Change (The Church in the 21st Century) by William D'Antonio, Anthony Pogorelc & Nancy Tatom Ammerman...
Overview The most exciting development in Catholic life in the past decade has been the formation of Voice of the Faithful. This remarkable group of devout, active, and loyal Catholics has emerged as the most forceful voice for church reform in the wake of the priestly abuse scandal. This new book presents both the hard statistics about the group's membership and frank and appreciative analysis of the group's influence.
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Studio: The Crossroad Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.74" Weight: 0.87 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher The Crossroad Publishing Company
Series Church In The 21st Century
Series Number 6
ISBN 0824524608 ISBN13 9780824524609
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Reviews - What do customers think about Voices of the Faithful: Loyal Catholics Striving for Change (The Church in the 21st Century)?
A Book that is a Great Service to the Church Nov 25, 2008
The authors of Voices of the Faithful: Loyal Catholics Striving for Change, William D'Antonio and Anthony Pogorelc (both hold doctorates in sociology), have provided readers with a clear, well-written, and well-documented narrative regarding the newest reform movement in the Catholic Church--Voice of the Faithful (VOTF). The Voice of the Faithful materialized as a response to the clerical sexual abuse scandal that was made public by the Boston Globe in 2002.
What did I especially like about their book? The book is worth purchasing just for the charts included in the book, in my opinion. If you, like me, are weary of hearing opinions unsubstantiated by any facts or studies regarding Catholics that make up the membership of Voice of the Faithful, this is a book you want to read. People are entitled to their own opinions but not to their own facts, as the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan reminded all of us. Dr. William D'Antonio and Rev. Anthony Pogorlec at the Catholic University of America, in this important Church in the 21st Century book, leaves the reader with little doubt that those who have membership in VOTF are indeed "Loyal Catholics Striving for Change." I fervently hope that the book is widely read by clergy (especially the Catholic bishops) and the laity, since the uninformed opinions regarding VOTF, its membership and its goals, is pervasive.
Mary Gautier, Senior Research Associate at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, made this observation regarding the book with which I am in total agreement: "A valuable resource for understanding the movement, its membership, and its moment in history."
This is an important book regarding an important important reform movement in the Catholic Church.
Robert Stewart--former co-chair of Voice of the Faithful at Holy Trinity in Georgetown (Washington, DC)