"..one of the most moving human documents I have ever read. It will be a rare reader who does not find tears in his eyes...In an earlier day, I believe he would have been burned at the stake. I have no doubt whatsoever that this book will be eagerly devoured by thousands of Catholics -- and an equal number of non-Catholics -- who are also searching as he is for a community of love..here is a man, a modern man, and most of all, a man of deep courage."
Dr. Carl Rodgers, Ph.D.
Founder Association of Humanistic Psychology
Author of "On Becoming A Person"
|"This is combat
religion. Kavanaugh is concerned about the
trenches of life, not the tennis court. He
jabs and brawls with the issues that too many
clerics have blessed or ignored. Out of this,
he emerges as an indoor/outdoor theologian who is
practicing what he is preaching: the celebration of
life as a gift of a loving God."
The Saturday Review of Literature
is what millions have felt and what desperately
needed to be said."
|"There is no
question that the churches as well as the synagogues
are in many ways outdated... Religion, like science,
goes through a process of evolution...Kavanaugh has
done much to further this revolution."
Issac Bashevis Singer
worded, thoroughly readable...bears on several
counts a striking resemblance to Martin Luther."
San Francisco Chronicle
|"A personal cry
of anguish that goes right to the heart of the
troubles currently plaguing the Roman Catholic
The New York Times Book Review
|"Few will doubt
the realism of this narrative."
|"...It is strong
medicine from a brave and honest priest."
Justus George Lawler
|"Of the pleas
for reform, A Modern Priest Looks At His Outdated
Church will certainly rank among the most
prominent...The author will most certainly suffer
much for having spoken the truth."
Archbishop T. D. Roberts, S.J.
enthusiastic reaction of dissatisfied Catholics to
the 'James Kavanaugh Phenomenon' suggests that we
are indeed in the 1st stages of revolutionary
convulsions...but at this point in the history of
American Catholicism, only heroically imaginative
and creative leadership will be able to avert a
Father Andrew Greeley
|"If the Church
is going to renew itself, then books like this have
to be written, even though they may cause
consternation and pain to those unable to
agree. This book is important."
|"One of the most
soul-searching and progressive statements I have
read in years. It will move millions of hearts
Rabbi Samuel M. Silver
National Chaplain, Jewish War Veterans
is angry with his church and his anger is
prophetic...A prophet never presents a balanced
account, neither the prophets of the Old Testament
not the Evangelists of the new. Is his book in
conflict with the Church's teaching? My answer
is 'NO!' He feels that the teaching authority
of the last centuries go beyond the promises of
Jesus...Kavanaugh presents a new outlook on sex,
authority, divorce and remarriage, sin and
Fr. Gregory Baum OSA
Theological Expert at Vatican II