The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism
- Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
- Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 26-09-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism is an honest look at the Catholic Church, including history and present controversies, from the author of the Bad Catholic's Guides.
Back by popular demand, the best-selling Politically Incorrect Guides provide an unvarnished, unapologetic overview of controversial topics every American should understand. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism refutes misrepresentations and misconceptions about the Catholic Church and separates rumor from truth when it comes to Catholic traditions, faith, and controversial leaders.
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By Eric on 28-12-16
This book is both spot on regarding true Catholic fundamentals and will make you both angry and laugh out loud at certain points.
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By snozek on 11-05-18
When a faithful Catholic hears about figures within the Catholic Church advocating open borders, the seamless garment Doctrine, liberation theology, and a number of other positions that previously they understood to be categorically antithetical to the Catholic church, it is understandable that faithful Catholics might be confused.
Be confused no more.
In entertaining fashion, the author delineates Catholic Doctrine as opposed to what people often think Catholic Doctrine is.
The reader does a generally good job trying to maintain an appropriate level of emotion and intensity at different points, but there are a number of times that words are mispronounced, although those are few.
The chapter breaks and tracks operations are not in alignment with one another. this is maybe one of two minor criticisms of the book that I think are very valid. I believe there are 79 total tracks, and there are certainly not 79 chapters. Where is this does make it more convenient 2 get back into a book at a point closer to where you may have left off, that is usually accomplished in the audible app by itself. I don't know why there are 79 different sections in this book.
the authors list of topics that are dealt with is very broad but generally focuses on areas which are popularly misconstrued vs those positions which are authentically Catholic.
some of the topics dealt with r pacifism, the death penalty, immigration, Liberation theology, socialism, Vatican 2, and a number of others.
a person might think, when looking at the cover, that the book will have no criticism of the right. That is not true. There is adequate criticism provided of a number of right-wing actors that do not support positions which are doctrinally Catholic. There is more than adequate criticism of those such as Murray Rothbard.
The true fulcrum on which the author balances criticism is Catholic Doctrine. Whether from the right or from the left, none of those but claim Catholic alignment but cannot align themselves with the position of the Catholic Church are spared criticism.
in general, the book is excellent. Certainly, there could be some improvements, but not without undermining the breadth or depth of the coverage of the material.
the book manages the trick of being fairly long, but at the end, the reader is surprised and a little bit disappointed that there isn't just one more chapter.