• Clericalism Stories from the Pews

The spirit of clericalism in an evil that is present in the Church today and the victim of this spirt is the people, who feel discarded and abused.   Pope Francis

Many societies and institutions reflect a situation where one group of people leads a privileged life, rules over the rest, and are not accountable to others.

In the Catholic Church (and other churches), this can be called clericalism.  One group (the clergy) have all the power, authority and are not accountable to the rest.  The rest simply accept that this is the way things are and have few and very modest expectations.

Clericalism: Stories From The Pews records Catholic's experiences of clericalism and responds to those encounters in the light of the Gospel witness, the nature of priesthood, the documents of the Second Vatican Council, and the constant teaching of Pope Francis.  It also explores issues such as seminary formation, appointment of bishops and attitudes to women in church.

Clericalism is a workbook for parishes where priests and people together can consider the mission and structure of the church and plan for ways in which grown up Catholics can be formed as Christian disciples with adult faith and integrity.






Gideon Goosen holds doctorates in philosophy and theology and lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney.  He is the author of many books and articles and has taught theology for over 30 years at Australian Catholic University, Trinity College Dublin and many other institutions.  His two most recent books are , Hyphenated Christians (Peter Lang, 2013), and Saving Catholics (Morning Star, 2018).  He is a member of Australian Reforming Catholics and served on the NSW Ecumenical Council for many years.

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Author Gideon Goosen
Pages 166
Publication Date 9 November 2020
Imprint Coventry Press
ISBN 9780648725190

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Clericalism Stories from the Pews

  • Authors Gideon Goosen
  • Product Code: 9780648725190
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Tags: Clericalism; Catholic Church; Catholic Church History