Many people ask why more Catholic priests don't speak up about the crisis roiling the Church: the rampant sexual abuse of children and youth, the second-class status of women, the denial of dignity and respect for gay and lesbian persons, and the woeful and at times criminal behavior of bishops. Crying Out for Justice Full-Throated and Unsparingly is one priest's personal story of awakening to the urgent need for structural reform. Tim Stier's 25 years of experience as a parish priest in five parishes in the suburbs of Oakland, California, and ten more years in voluntary exile, provide ample evidence that the Catholic Church is in dire need of change. Real reform requires truth telling and this book does a lot of that. The abysmal leadership in many dioceses and parishes causes real suffering to real people.
Tim Stier, Paperback, ISBN 10: 1634133803, ISBN 13: 9781634133807