Books: Spoiled Priest's Tale

THREE CHEERS FOR THE PARACLETE by Thomas Keneally. 240 pages. Viking. $4.95.

There are those who see the aggiornamento of Pope John XXIII as an erosion of the ancient rock of St. Peter, and those who see it as nothing less than a revival of all Christendom. It was likely that sooner or later these conflicting views would be explored in fiction; it is only strange that the first credible and moving novelistic exposition of the crisis of faith among clergy and laity that followed Vatican II should come out of Australia.

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