Faith That Dares to Speak

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In Faith That Dares to Speak, Donald Cozzens addresses the laity's role in challenging a feudal church to embrace accountability and transparency, and to bring light where there is now darkness. Awakened to their dignity and responsibility as full, equal, and adult members of the church, lay Catholics in North America are finding their voice and daring to speak to church authorities long accustomed to deferential obedience and compliance.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780814630181
  • Publisher: Glazier, Michael, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The courage to speak 6
Ch. 2 The humility to listen 25
Ch. 3 Love that dares to question 38
Ch. 4 Faith that dares to speak 60
Ch. 5 The liberation of the laity 79
Ch. 6 Voice of the faithful 95
Ch. 7 Contemplative conversation 109
Ch. 8 A rising chorus 123
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  • Posted January 22, 2009

    lay persons in today's Catholic Church

    Cozzens, a priest who is also a writer, understands that the crisis facing the Catholic Church because of the wide-ranging sexual abuse scandals bears on the 'sacramental character of the church; its mission of liberation in the 'way of Jesus'; the role of the laity and particularly the role of women; the future of the ministry; [and] the church's structures.' He concentrates on the conscience and work of lay persons in trying to amend the problems that allowed for the abuse. Cozzens does not go much into practical or administrative recommendations for responding to the calls by lay persons for changes in the Catholic Church. He writes about the appropriateness and desirability of the ideas and role lay persons are calling for. Such lay persons appear more than any others to be affected by the scandalous behavior of many priests and concerned about the future of the Catholic Church and the spirituality it professes to embody. The author is a respected and compelling voice for the value of the substantive involvement of lay persons in overcoming the church's troubles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2004

    A Diabolically Clever Justification for Rebellion

    A Diabolically Clever Justification for Rebellion. Self serving, selection of facts,to prove the author's position.An exhortation to activism and rebellion.

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