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ABOUT HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL IN THE PRIESTLY BREAST
Title: Hope Springs Eternal in the Priestly Breast Genre: Family/Law/Religion Author: James Valladares, PhD Publisher: iUniverse Pages: 328 Language: English Format: Ebook
The clergy abuse scandal has posed the greatest threat to the traditional understanding of the Catholic priesthood since the Protestant Reformation. Now, as then, the deadliest attacks are coming from within the Church. In an attempt to improve a system that allowed a small minority of the clergy to violate children and ameliorate the gross negligence of some... (more)
...as soldiers. Some of my ancestors were soldiers. Some career soldiers even did it without loyalty to king and country but with their eyes on money and spoils instead; they were called mercenaries, or in today’s parlance, contract killers. Their not-so-bloodthirsty compatriots joined the clergy and found food, shelter, and power in exchange for commitments of celibacy, 24/7 availability, and piety. Some of my ancestors were clergy too. These were two very solid professions that endured for very long – until recently.
WWII cured our attraction to war and put an end to the mass ... (more)
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