A Bi-Monthly Supplement of Religion Watch

November/December 1995 PRESSNOTES

To understand the Catholic Church today, it is advisable to get a grasp of the various traditional and conservative groups and movement which are now influencing Catholicism.

The new book Being Right [Indiana University Press, 601 N. Morton St., Bloomington, IN 47404, $18.95], edited by Mary Jo Weaver and R. Scott Appleby, can serve as such a primer as its authors map the diverse conservative and traditional Catholic terrain.

The book is unique in that it draws together essays by both scholars and "insiders," that is, conservative Catholic leaders, on a variety of topics, including: neoconservative Catholics; the Marian movement: prolife activism; conservative Catholic alternative schools and colleges; and new currents in Catholic traditionalism [a movement seeking to roll back the reforms of Vatican II].

In the conclusion, Appleby compares all these different movements and groups and evaluates how much they will influence wider Catholicism.


From ..... Religion Watch [Vol.11, No.1 Nov.1995]

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