Why I Am Still A Catholic / Edition 1

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Overview

What does it mean to be a Catholic in today's world? What distinguishes the modern Catholic from anyone else? At a time when the Vatican provokes hostility by its opposition to contraception, abortion and the use of condoms in fighting AIDS, how many Catholics share its views? And if they don't, how can they in good conscience stay in the Church? These are among the many questions that writer and broadcaster Peter Stanford is addressing here. There is a whole spectrum of response in this entertaining and enlightening collection.

'Fascinating... a surprisingly uplifting book.' Sunday Telegraph

 'A hard-hitting book which criticizes as much as it praises... it should be read by anyone interested in the phenomenon of organized religion.' Spectator  

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826491459
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/23/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author


Peter Stanford is a writer, broadcaster and biographer, whose books include biographies of Lord Longford, C Day-Lewis, and the Devil and the travelogue, The Extra Mile. A former editor of the Catholic Herald, he writes for The Daily Telegraph, The Independent on Sunday and The Observer and has a regular column in The Tablet. www.peterstanford.co.uk
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Table of Contents

1 A global caravan site 1
2 Roots and reins 11
3 A little bit of grit 21
4 Put to the test 29
5 The ant on the face of the computer 35
6 On the sidelines of a culture of death 47
7 Angels and dirt 63
8 Thy will be done 73
9 More than a plastic paddy 81
10 Locked away like a nun 89
11 Only when I laugh 101
12 Final perseverance 109
13 This peculiar marriage 117
14 A work in progress 133
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