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Earthly mission : the Catholic Church and world development

Author: Robert Calderisi
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013.
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With 1.2 billion members, the Catholic Church is the world's largest organization and perhaps its most controversial. The Church's obstinacy on matters like clerical celibacy, the role of women, birth control, and the child abuse scandal has alienated many Catholics, especially in the West. Yet in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the Church is highly esteemed for its support of education, health, and social justice.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Calderisi, Robert.
Earthly mission.
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2013007110
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Calderisi
ISBN: 9780300196764 0300196768 1299788211 9781299788213
OCLC Number: 856021332
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Two troublemakers --
The Catholic Church : "seven inches of condemnation and one of praise" --
Social teaching : from Caesar to Centesimus Annus --
Religion and development : "a task of fraternity" --
Africa : "no one is opposed to a school" --
Asia : a determined minority --
Latin America : from Las Casas to Romero --
Horror in Rwanda --
Tilting at condoms --
Catholic Charity : "a network to die for" --
Looking ahead : a fading social mission? --
Conclusions : "everyone who fights for justice upsets people."
Responsibility: Robert Calderisi.
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A lively investigation of the Catholic Church and its controversial social mission in the developing world  Read more...


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"'I do not believe', wrote Bertrand Russell, a man famous for his hostility to all religion, 'there is a single saint in the whole calendar whose saintship is due to work of public utility'. In Read more...

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