Kathleen Kautzer, Ph.D. (1988) in Social Policy, Brandeis University, is Associate Professor of Sociology at Regis College in Weston, MA. Her publications cover social and religious movements and labor unions.
The book should appeal to scholars in the field of religious movements, peace studies, and Catholic theology, as well as the persons who are involved in the liberal Reform Movement.
This is an excellent study based on an extensive field work, representing in a very accurate and unbiased way the reality of the Catholic Reform Movement in USA.
Lluis Oviedo, CatholicBooksReview.org
This study will be of historic importance for future research. As if this were not enough to recommend it, the study also has an exceptional literary quality and a fine methodological even-handedness.
Matthew Del Nevo, Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review
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Table of contents
Series Editor’s Preface
Foreword by Ed Stevens
Abbreviations of Catholic Reform Groups
PART I: BURNED OUT, BUMMED OUT, AND THROWN OUT: PROGRESSIVE REFORMERS BEGIN THEIR WILDERNESS JOURNEY
1. Sower of Mustard Seeds: Call to Action
2. Rebuilding the Temple: Voice of the Faithful
3. Leaving Egypt: DignityUSA, Corps of Reserve Priests United for Service, Catholic Organizations for Renewal
4. Catholic Feminists Confront Goliath: Women’s Ordination Conference, Women’s Ordination Worldwide, Women-Church Convergence, Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual, Catholics for a Free Choice
5. Toward a New City of God
PART II: TESTING THE WATERS AND PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES
6. Prophets without Honor: Vatican II Pastors Are Disappearing
7. What, Therefore, Belongs to Caesar? Marginal Communities
PART III: NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND
8. The Catacombs Revisited: Underground Catholic Faith Communities
9. Something New Under the Sun? Underground Parishes-
Appendix A: Comparative Data on Vatican II Reform Organizations
Appendix B: Field Research