qRepair my house.q From a crucifix in a ruined chapel, St. Francis heard this instruction, which set him on a mission of evangelical renewal. In the light of unprecedented crisis afflicting the Catholic church, Michael Crosby calls us all to undertake a wholesale project of repair and renewal. The crisis is visible in the sex abuse scandal, and the questions it has raised about internal structures of authority and clerical culture. Meanwhile, a spate of qnew atheistsq has challenged traditional worldviews. The percentage of those identifying themselves as qformer Catholicsq grows at an alarming rate. In response, Fr. Crosby sees a challenge to return to the core evangelical message of Jesus Christ. This message is supported, not contradicted by discoveries in science and cosmology. He envisions a new way of being Catholic and a set of practices that draws on the contemplative, compassionate, and life-giving spirit of the Kingdom that God's will may be realized on earth as it is in heaven.Declines among Major Denominations; a Boon for Evangelicals, a New York Times, February 26, 2008. 28. Neela Banerjee, aA Fluid ... Unsigned editorial, a Economic Focus: The Beautiful and the Damned, a The Economist, January 22, 2011.
|Title||:||Repair My House|
|Author||:||Michael H. Crosby|
|Publisher||:||Orbis Books - 2012|