A pilgrim in a pilgrim church: memoirs of a Catholic archbishop

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William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co.,
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2009.
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For many people, the name of Archbishop Rembert Weakland brings to mind only connotations of scandal the titillating tale of a prominent priest disgraced. But that whiff of dishonor barely begins to tell the whole story. / In these pages Archbishop Weakland recounts his life from his childhood in rural Pennsylvania to his retirement from the archbishopric in 2002 at the age of 75, all in the context of the Church that he long served. Weakland takes readers with him to Rome, where he discovered the splendor of a whole new intellectual world, and then to New York for his extensive musical study at Julliard and Columbia University. From his early days in the priesthood to his struggles with pontiffs, Weakland details how he learned to become a leader and minister to his people and how his famously liberal beliefs affected his ministry. While he presents an honest account of the scandal he is so often recognized for, the complete picture beyond rumor and accusation may come as a surprise to many readers. / Throughout his memoir Weakland describes with poignant honesty his psychological, spiritual, and sexual growth. Candid and engaging, A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church offers a fascinating inside look at both Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II even as it tells the story of a life fully lived.
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table_of_contents Prologue: Broken and re-glued : Milwaukee, Wisconsin (May 2002) -- Inheriting coal dust in the veins : Patton, Pennsylvania (1927-1940) -- Thirsting for knowledge : St. Vincent, Latrobe, Pennsylvania (1940-1948) -- Absorbing new worlds : Rome (1948-1951) -- Experiencing a second novitiate : New York-Milan (1952-1957) -- Transitioning from old church to new : St. Vincent (1957-1963) -- Testing challenges of leadership : St. Vincent (1963-1967) -- Adjusting to the Eternal City : Rome (1967-1973) -- Traveling the world over (1967-1973) -- Applying the wisdom learned (1973-1977) -- Ministering in the last years of Pope Paul VI : Rome (1973-1977) -- Learning to be an archbishop : Milwaukee (1977-1983) -- Drafting "economic justice for all" (1981-1986) -- Sorting out positions : Milwaukee-Rome (1983-1988) -- Balancing conflicting models of church : Milwaukee (1988-1996) -- Struggling toward the finish line : Milwaukee (1996-2002) -- Epilogue: final reflections.
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