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Practicing Catholic

(2009)
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From a National Book Award-winning and bestselling author, James Carroll's examination and explaination of why he is till a practicing catholic, set against the history of the Catholic Church in America and the sometimes glorious, sometimes discouraging actions of its leaders.

Practicing Catholicis a personal history of the American Catholic Church during James Carroll's lifetime. It traces the transformation of a medieval institution suspicious of American ideas of freedom and democracy into a church that has begun to embrace basic American principles of pluralism and respect for conscience. The book tells the story of heroes (Pope John xxiii, Thomas Merton, Cardinal Richard Cushing, William Sloane Coffin), and great events (Vatican ii, the Kennedys, the end of the Cold War). Considering the new meaning of belief in a secular world, it stands against the fundamentalisms of 'neo-athetists' as well as of born again Christians. The book shows how and why the world needs a renewed, rational, vital Catholic Church. All of this is centered in the life-long journey of its author, who embraced the priesthood in his youth, but who finds in the writing life a renewal of religious belief. For James Carroll faith is a practice-- like all practice, it aims at getting better.

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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Practicing Catholic
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 0-618-67018-1 / 978-0-618-67018-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

April 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Practicing Catholic
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 0-547-33626-8 / 978-0-547-33626-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Practicing Catholic
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 1-5012-8505-X / 978-1-5012-8505-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Practicing Catholic
Author(s): James Carroll
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Practicing Catholic
Author(s): James Carroll
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Practicing Catholic
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 1-4233-8729-5 / 978-1-4233-8729-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Practicing Catholic
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 1-4233-8730-9 / 978-1-4233-8730-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Practicing Catholic
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 1-4233-8731-7 / 978-1-4233-8731-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Practicing Catholic
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 1-4233-8732-5 / 978-1-4233-8732-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Practicing Catholic
Author(s): James Carroll
Publisher: Mariner Books
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