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Author QuotedDaniel Callahan
Title QuotedHonesty in the Church
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/12/13
QuotationYou mention Daniel Callahan. I have just got through reading proofs of his book, Honesty in the Church. You must absolutely read it. It is really explosive. It strikes directly at the abuses you so often mention, the manipulating and politicking and the system that guarantees that the superiors are never wrong, no matter how they get around the law of the Church or violate the rights of their subjects. It is a book that is very timely, but brutal, and I am afraid that some readers will put it down with everything shattered. Still, it is time for such things to be said. If they are not, there is no hope for a real renewal of the Church. And it becomes repeatedly more clear that renewal begins at the top "¦
Quotation SourceThe Road to Joy: Letters to New and Old Friends.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / [S.l.] : Flame. 1990, p. 250
Letter toSister Therese Lenfoehr, s.d.s.
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