Excerpts from HOW TO SAVE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH by Greeley and Ducken:
"The foes of the Church no longer knew where to shoot for the once
immovable target kept moving.
"Peter Rossi said, `I left the Church when I was 12. At 42, I woke up
and discovered I was a Catholic again. I didn't change, but they modified
the boundaries without warning me.'
"A sacrament is a created reality that discloses to us the Uncreated
"Cardinal Casoria, who may be the biggest damn fool to sit in a key
position in the Roman Catholic Curia, saaid, `Dance might remind the
people, of love.'
"The pagan goddess Brigid was replaced by Christian St. Brigid and
assigned the same shrine at Kildare with the same responsibilities -
spring, poetry, new life, storytelling.
"That pagan custom were baptized and made Christian. . . is without
From CHRISTIAN CENTURY, 10/7/87. "Andrew Greeley and associates at National
Opinion Research Center, 'Humanae Vitae (1968) seems to have been the
reason for massive apostasy and for a notable decline in religious devotion
From Greenville, SC NEWS, 1/28/89. Greeley, "I suppose the elitists will
ridicule the idea of finding God in science fiction, mystery stories, pop
singers and comic strips. That's their problem, not mine. But God lurks
everywhere." He described Bill Cosby as an evangelist, the most influential
religion teacher in America. Woody Allen is "the most explicitely
theological filmmaker in America today." Madonna's hit song "Like a Virgin"
describes "the timeless cry of the human heart for renewal." Bruce
Springsteen, whose rock music is "deeply religious" is "a major religious
prophet." His "Tunnel of Love" album may be "more important" than a papal
visit. (Copied from WHAT IN THE WORLD, BJU,Vol. 5, No. 8)
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