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by Daniel C. Maguire

eBook Whose Church?: A Concise Guide to Progressive Catholicism (Whose Religion?) ePub
Author: Daniel C. Maguire
Language: English
ISBN: 1595583351
ISBN13: 978-1595583352
Publisher: The New Press; 1st edition (June 1, 2008)
Pages: 178
Category: Christian Living
Subcategory: Christians
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 258
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Whose Church?: A Concise. has been added to your Cart. Daniel C. Maguire is Professor of Moral Theological Ethics at Marquette University and the president of the Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health, and Ethics.

Whose Church?: A Concise. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly, and USA Today and he has written several books, including Sacred Choices: The Right to Contraception and Abortion in Ten World Religions. He lives in Wisconsin. Series: Whose Religion?

In this pithy guide to progressive Catholicism, Maguire shows how tragically far conservative Catholic politics have strayed from the best Catholic social teaching

In the spring of 2007, Daniel C. Maguire was condemned by . In this pithy guide to progressive Catholicism, Maguire shows how tragically far conservative Catholic politics have strayed from the best Catholic social teaching. Whose Church? takes special aim at the pelvic politics that have dominated official Catholicism, skewering the Church hierarchy’s rigid positions on sex and reproduction and revealing a spiritually healthy alternative approach that is fully in line with Catholic tradition.

About the series: Titles in theWhose Religion'series will spark a spirited and substantive public debate over Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, and Islam and where each stands on today's most pressing issues: poverty, the environment, war, sex, race, and women's equality

A Concise Guide to Progressive Catholicism. by Daniel C. Maguire.

A Concise Guide to Progressive Catholicism. In the spring of 2007, Daniel C. Maguire - a noted theologian whose controversial views have rankled conservatives for nearly 30 years - was condemned by US bishops for his progressive writings on abortion and same-sex marriage.

In this pithy guide to progressive Catholicism, Maguire . Your gift will support The New Press in continuing to leverage books for social change.

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That is, the Catholic Church maintains the apostolic succession of the Bishop of Rome, the Pope – the successor to Saint Peter. Unlike most religions in the Roman Empire, Christianity required its adherents to renounce all other gods, a practice adopted from Judaism. Many fled or renounced their beliefs

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The Catholic Church is an ancient religious institution boasting over a billion members worldwide. As such, Catholicism is the largest Christian ecclesiastical body in the world. Because of this alone, it is important to have an accurate understanding of the Roman Catholic Church’s history and beliefs. What Is Catholicism? - History, Tradition & Beliefs. The Roman Catholic Church is an ancient religious institution boasting over a billion members worldwide. As such, it is the largest Christian ecclesiastical body in the world.

The Catholic Church places great emphasis on moral law and is strong in its devotion to saints. An Intelligent Person's Guide to Catholicism by Alban McCoy (Continuum, 2001). A Concise History of the Catholic Church by Thomas Bokenkotter (Doubleday, 1990)

The Catholic Church places great emphasis on moral law and is strong in its devotion to saints. It embraces a mystical dimension - most clearly visible in its liturgy - which sits uneasily with the modern secular and scientific world. At various Marian shrines around the world, for instance, the Catholic Church believes that a small number of miracle cures of illness have been effected. A Concise History of the Catholic Church by Thomas Bokenkotter (Doubleday, 1990). Cardinal Hume and the Changing Face of English Catholicism by Peter Stanford (Geoffrey Chapman, 1993).

Roman Catholic Church - Simple Guides. A good Catholic is a Catholic who thinks for himself, who is critical and has not made the Catholic religion into his livelihood and thus has put themselves in a financially beholden to the local bishop. Such people are - unfortunately - very hard to find. In the old days they called such people ultra montanists (over the mountains), because they sought to propagate the view that the Pope is infallible (like Muhammad) and that critical thinking therefore is dangerous.

In the spring of 2007, Daniel C. Maguire was condemned by U.S. bishops for his progressive writings, because, the New York Times reported, Maguire’s pamphlets on abortion and same-sex marriage “are written in a very popular and lively style, and from what the bishops knew, they were very widely distributed.” Praised by Ms. Magazine as one of “40 male heroes who took a chance for women,” Daniel C. Maguire is a noted theologian and ethicist whose controversial views and irreverent style have rankled conservatives for nearly thirty years.

In this pithy guide to progressive Catholicism, Maguire shows how tragically far conservative Catholic politics have strayed from the best Catholic social teaching. Whose Church? takes special aim at the “pelvic politics” that have dominated official Catholicism, skewering the Church hierarchy’s rigid positions on sex and reproduction and revealing a “spiritually healthy” alternative approach that is fully in line with Catholic tradition. Whose Church? offers deeply informed and incisive theological arguments in favor of gender equality, affirmative action and antiracism, opposition to war, and the fight against poverty and economic inequality.

Full of humor, passion, and intolerance for injustice, Whose Church? is a manifesto for Catholics and for progressives everywhere—showing the way forward at a critical juncture in the history of the U.S. Catholic Church and in progressive politics more generally.

Mitars Riders
actually pretty narrow-minded. doesn't seem he spent any time talking to diverse groups of people about their personal experiences in the church. just his perceptions and assumptions. i couldn't get past the first chapter.
Stan
Whose church is it? It belongs to and was founded by Jesus Christ, period. It is sad to read this book and see how little Maguire is touched by the white-hot fire of God's love and mercy which is the heart of the church.

Instead he complains about all the things he feels are wrong with the church. Maguire grumps that the church "strangled free inquiry" (p 3) and teaches "sex is dirty, spirituality sublime" (p 11).

Heaven only knows how we got one billion Catholics. Virgin births?

But of course he is wrong, as he would learn if he investigated. The Church has always taught sex is good; from the 2nd century on the church condemned the Gnostics for teaching sex was bad. But certainly the church does, and should, speak the truth, which is that love of God is better. Sex on earth is only a partial good, just like all the partial goods that exist here. Only in heaven will we achieve true joy.

Maguire seems outraged that the church dares to teach that premarital sex and adultery are sins. "This arbitrarily and arrogantly limits...the advantages of sexual activity" (p 18).

Yes, all around us we see the advantages of that sexual activity. The fifty million babies killed by abortion. Today, over 50% of all the babies born to women under the age of thirty are illegitimate. The huge number of marriages wrecked on the shoals of sexual freedom.

And let's not forget the children, who have paid the price for the lossening standard of sexual morality that Maguire is so happy with. Statistics show these children will be at great risk of suicide, emotional problems, school problems, criminal activity, drug abuse, sexual promiscuity and alcohol abuse.

Some advantages.

He writes that ,"The goal of biblical morality is the total elimination of poverty" (p 118). Wrong. The first commandment and the goal of the church and the bible and all tradition is to love God. It is an abomination that there are children starving in this world, and I am glad Maguire wants to help the poor. But he has missed the entire point of the bible and the church if he thinks the main goal is ending poverty.

"Religion would seem to have more problem than cure (p 143) he says. If your goal is perfect freedom in this life to do whatever you want, then perhaps he is right. But never does he seem to wonder if God has given us rules. Not the church. God. And that only God's way leads to true happiness.

Maguire makes so many errors in this book I can hardly begin to mention all of them here. Again and again he makes huge mistakes--claiming that the church once supported same sex marriage, for example. He appears to want to follow every liberal fad. Never to listen to what the church has teaches. Suffice to say, he needs to pray, to consult a priest, and to read deeper.
Lailace
Wow. Look old school Catholics reviewers hate the book. Shocking huh? As a 50 year old life long Catholic from Boston, I found the book interesting and refreshing. Yeah the author carries on a bit and lost me a bit in a few places - but overall its always a good read when you can get a fresh and new perspective on Catholicism.

Its hard being an America Catholic these days. Raising my children as Catholics and following the word of God and the works of Jesus is only made harder by the Vatican/US hierarchy.

The constant divisiveness and venom spewed by folks at U.S. Conf of Bishops is embarrassing, out of touch, and medieval. Luckily the good old boys who want to believe that they are my leaders and rulers mean nothing to me. Its the Sisters and Missionaries around the world, feeding the poor, spreading the love of Jesus and caring for those in need that are my true leaders. Those are the brothers and sisers we should be following. Not the clandestine, homophobic, pedophile hiding, oppressive, narcissistic, pencil pushers who claim to represent my faith.
Iaiastta
First off, let me confess that I am an unabashed fan of Dan Maguire both as a writer and as a person. That said, I loved this book. In many ways it is a synopsis of his life's work, which is considerable. From his work on Affirmative Action to his views on Abortion, its all in this book in an easy to read format. And it is all argued with the same dispassionate Thomistic logic that his longer works contain. If you are attracted to people who "speak truth to power", then this is a great book for you.
Valawye
I received this book from well-meaning friends. The endorsement by Charles Curran told me what to expect, but to be fair, I read it. The author blatantly repudiates the Roman Catholic Church's authoritative position on a number of essential moral teachings, especially with regard to sexuality. Mr. Maguire is in no position to call himself a Catholic theologian. As an alternative, I recommend Kimberly Hahn's excellent book "Life-Giving Love: Embracing God's Beautiful Design for Marriage," as well as Dr. Mary Healy's "Men and Women are From Eden."
Mojar
Any Catholic with half a knowledge of their Church and her history would know immediately from this book's earliest chapters that the poisonous teachings Mr. Maguire spouts are heresy through-and-through. All faithful should avoid this EXTREME left-winger.

As a replacement, I suggest A Summa of the Summa, a selection from St. Thomas's masterwork and INFINITELY more edifying than Maguire's garbage.
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