Roman Catholics: The Anger of a Rebel

Inside many a modern Roman Catholic priest nowadays seethes a latter-day Luther crying to be born. One troubled cleric who has let the rebel inside him speak out is the Rev. James Kavanaugh, 37, a diocesan priest of Lansing, Mich., now serving as a counselor to a private mental health foundation in California. In a new book entitled A Modern Priest Looks at His Outdated Church (Trident; $4.95), Kavanaugh unleashes a bitter, searing attack on the foibles and faults of Roman Catholicism, which he still professes to love and serve. Thanks in...

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