Catholics  -     By: Brian Moore
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Catholics

Loyola Press / 2006 / Paperback

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Brian Moore's 1972 novel Catholics is a short, intense parable that depicts both a possible Catholic future and the inner struggle for faith. The story it tells is of a fierce conflict between Catholics with very different views of the nature of the Mass, the efficacy of prayer, and the content of faith. It invites the reader to examine the basic issues of belief. How do we have a relationship with the hidden God? How do we resolve the tension between faith and doubt? Paperback.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Loyola Press
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 7 X 5 (inches)
ISBN: 0829423338
ISBN-13: 9780829423334

Publisher's Description

"The story is told with . . . superb grace and wit."—The New Yorker
"If reading it upsets you, do not be surprised. . . . Moore has eliminated our standard escapes from God—a secularized Kingdom or a romanticized past."—America
"A neat and striking story."—Times Literary Supplement
 
In the not-too-distant future, the Fourth Vatican Council has abolished private confession, clerical dress, and the Latin Mass, and opened discussions about a merger with Buddhism. Authorities in Rome are embarrassed by publicity surrounding a group of monks who stubbornly celebrate the old Mass in their island abbey off the coast of Ireland. The
clever, assured Father James Kinsella is dispatched to set things right. At Muck Abbey he meets Abbot Tomás, a man plagued by doubt who nevertheless leads his monks in the old ways. In the hands of the masterly Brian Moore, their confrontation becomes a subtle, provocative parable of doubt and faith.
Loyola Classics are new editions of acclaimed Catholic novels.

Author Bio

Brian Moore (1921–1999) was born in Ireland and lived most of his adult life in Canada and the United States. He was the author of many novels, including Black Robe, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, and The Color of Bood.

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