The Courage to Be Christian by Graeme Hunter

The Courage to Be Christian

The Courage to Be Catholic: Crisis, Reform, and the Renewal of the Church
by George Weigel
New York: Basic Books, 2002
(208 pages; $22.00, hardcover)

reviewed by Graeme Hunter

If you think that sexual abuse is what is wrong with the Roman Catholic Church in America, you are only partly right, according to George Weigel. His new book, The Courage to Be Catholic, opens with a relentless chronicle of the scandals involving the sexual abuse of minors that exploded in the public media during the first half of 2002.

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Graeme Hunter is a contributing editor to Touchstone and Research Professor of Philosophy at Dominican University College in Ottawa. He is the author of Radical Protestantism in Spinoza's Thought (Ashgate).

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