Has the institution become more important than the message? From the author of From the Inside comes Keeping the Faith, a candid and fresh assessment of where the Church is going wrong, written by a man who has devoted his life to serving it. The issues focused on in the book include the following: A.The misuse and abuse of authority by the Church down through the centuries; how this happened, and what structural and systemic change is needed to overcome it. B. Two problematic doctrines that are part of Church teaching: Infallibility and the Virgin Birth. Flannery questions both the meaning and the use made of both. C. Opening up the Church to all believers, including women. D. Abolishing compulsory celibacy for priests.
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