Monday, January 15, 2007

Charles Curran: Loyal Dissenter

I recently came across a review by historian Christine Roussel of Fr. Charles Curran’s latest book, Loyal Dissent: Memoir of a Catholic Theologian.

Here’s a brief excerpt from Roussel’s review:

For Curran, dissent is an honourable service to the Church. Loyal dissent is intended to be helpful and constructive to a Church always in need of correction and reform. . . . Curran recognizes that the search for truth will be lifelong, just as the Church’s pilgrimage toward complete understanding of the truth is eternal. He is a pilgrim, serving a pilgrim Church.

I look forward to reading Curran’s book. To read Roussel’s review in its entirety, click here.

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Authentic Catholicism: The Antidote to Clericalism
Who Gets to Be Called “Catholic” - and Why?
Comprehending the “Fullness of Truth”
Casanova-inspired Reflections on Papal Power at 30,000 Ft.
Beyond a PC Pope
Reflections on the Primacy of Conscience
The Question of an “Informed” Catholic Conscience
When “Guidelines” Lack Guidance

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