Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Our next bookclub selection is : The Faithful Departed: the Collapse of Boston's Catholic Culture by Philip F. Lawler
Our next meeting is.January 21, at 7pm @ Elizabeth Raymond's
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Product Description - Faithful Departed traces the rise and fall of the Catholic Church in Boston, showing how the Massachusetts experience set a pattern that echoed throughout the United States as religious institutions lost influence in the face of rising secularization. The collapse of Catholicism in Boston became apparent with the explosion of the sex-abuse crisis. Lawler shows that the sex-abuse scandal was neither the cause nor the beginning of Catholicism's decline in Boston.

A tentative line up of hostesses for .... 2010
The dates can be changed by the hostess to fit her schedule.
January 24th .....Elizabeth Raymond ( Author Talk )
February 21st....Tricia Smith
March 21st ........Kelley Dyment
April 25th ..........Laurie Roy
May 23rd ..........Julie Bigelow
June 27th .........Kelly Bell

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