Catholics by Brian Moore is set on a harsh, barren island off the coast of Ireland. On this island stands Muck Abbey, the last spot on earth where the traditional Latin Mass is still celebrated by Catholics after the reforms of the Fourth Vatican Council. A television special has brought new attention and large crowds to the activities on the island, to the displeasure of church officials. Father James Kinsella is sent to put a stop to things, but his confrontation with the monks, especially the blunt Abbot O’Malley, will reveal unexpected, challenging truths about all of them in this evocative novel of faith—and doubt—by Brian Moore.

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Joe Paprocki, D.Min. 

Joe Paprocki, D.Min., has been a catechetical leader and religious educator in the Chicago area for more than thirty years.

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A subtle parable of doubt and faith set in a possible Catholic future.

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