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This book serves as a wake-up call to left-wing Catholics to fill the emptying pews of their churches. Maguire (moral theological ethics, Marquette Univ.; Sacred Choices: The Right to Contraception), a former priest, advocates following the tradition of Catholic feminists, Latin American liberation theologians, Catholic peace groups, and Catholic lay groups like Call for Action and Voice of the People. He approvingly cites Father Thomas Berry, who departs from sola scripture, puts the Bible in its place, and states that the world is our primary revelation of the divine. Other topics he discusses include warfare, capitalism, ecology, social justice, civil rights, women's issues, and political issues. Maguire weakens his argument by twice misinterpreting Mary's song in the Gospel of St. Luke as showing that Christ here addresses poverty and wealth. Mary's song, correctly understood, is about a soul hungering for God, a soul whose hunger will be filled. Traditional Catholics will see a different view of sex, abortion, and gay marriage. Recommended for large libraries.