The Faithful Departed
The Collapse of Bostona's Catholic Culture
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ISBN10: 1594032114 ISBN13: 9781594032110 Publisher: Encounter Books Published: Feb 11 2008 Pages: 272 Weight: 1.24lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
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.