Catholics

A Novel
Product Number: EB00720078
Released: Apr 17, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504050272
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Description

A "near-masterpiece" about faith and doubt by the award-winning, international bestselling author (The New York Times). In Rome, surrendering to secular pressures, the Fourth Vatican Council is stirring a revolution with their official denial of the church's core doctrines. They've abolished clerical dress and private confession; the Eucharist is recognized only as an outdated symbol; and they're merging with the tenets of Buddhism. They're also unsettled by the blind faith of devout pilgrims from around the world congregating on a remote island monastery in Ireland-the last spot on earth where Catholic traditions are defiantly alive. At the behest of the Vatican, Father James Kinsella has been dispatched to Muck Abbey with an ultimatum: Adhere to the new church or suffer the consequences. But in Abbot TomAs O'Malley, Kinsella finds less an adversary than a man of bewildering contradictions-unyieldingly bound to his vows, yet long-questioning his devotion to God. Now, between Kinsella and O'Malley comes an unexpected challenge that will reveal their truths, their purpose, their faith, and their doubt. "Told with . . . superb grace and wit," Catholics was adapted by Brian Moore for the 1973 film starring Martin Sheen and Trevor Howard (The New Yorker).

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Original Publish Date: Apr 17, 2018

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