SEX: FEMALE: RELIGION: CATHOLIC by Sally Cunneen

SEX: FEMALE: RELIGION: CATHOLIC

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sally Cunneen in late 1965 conducted a strictly non-random survey of Cross Currents readers and friends, received responses from priests, men married and single, Catholic women readers and secular, religious (married or single), also some non-Catholic. It is ladies' day here as she applies their ""moving and unfinished testimonies"" to the functioning of the institution one nun called ""the stag party supreme."" Described as post Kennedy, post Council Catholics, they comment on the overly institutional, anti-feminine aspects of the Church, its isolation from the real life outside and around it. They discuss sex and education, parochial and public, whether the Church should change its stand on birth control or women should be permitted to be priests. They are dissatisfied with the confessional, decry lack of communication within the Church, the disproportionate emphasis on sex as sin while greater issues the poor, the hungry go unanswered. Thoughtful commentary for responsive reading by other Catholic women.

Pub Date: June 27th, 1968
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston