Does Catholic Tradition Need to Be Rethought?

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Author Gabriel Moran poses criticisms of language, structure of Catholic Church in new book

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The church claims to root its moral teaching in divine revelation and natural law,” Moran said. “I do not reject these two sources but I strongly criticize the way that the bishops invoke them.

Author Gabriel Moran says the Catholic Church has some room for improvement.

In his new book, “Missed Opportunities: Rethinking Catholic Tradition,” Moran offers a radical criticism of the language and structure of the Roman Catholic Church. Thanks to his many years of prominence as a voice on religious education, Moran dives into the issues with suggestions for rethinking the Catholic Church’s official teachings on issues such as birth control, abortion and homosexuality.

“The church claims to root its moral teaching in divine revelation and natural law,” Moran said. “I do not reject these two sources but I strongly criticize the way that the bishops invoke them.”

Moran has been a longtime prominent voice on religious education for both the Catholic and Protestant churches. Through his hallmark of close scrutiny of language and posing alternative questions, he has authored many works challenging Church doctrines.

“I agree with the general direction of the pope’s encyclical on environment but I criticize some of the particulars,” Moran said. “My criticism of the church on birth control, abortion and homosexuality are crucial not only for the Catholic Church but for Church influence in the U.S. and throughout the world.”

For more information, visit http://www.missedopportunities.net.

Missed Opportunities: Rethinking Catholic Tradition
By Gabriel Moran
ISBN: 20155921478
Available in softcover and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse

About the author
Gabriel Moran has worked in education and religious education for more than fifty years and has published twenty-five books and several hundred essays on issues of community, education and religion. He has been an academic instructor since 1958 in high school, adult education, undergraduate colleges, and graduate schools.

For the past thirty-five years he has taught at New York University, where he has chaired the program of religious education and also taught courses in the philosophy and history of education. In recent years, he has taught international ethics and in 2013 published “Uniquely Human: The Basis of Human Rights.”

Moran resides in Manhattan and currently holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Educational Philosophy at New York University.

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Jade Schwarting
317.602.7137
jschwarting(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com

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