Taught to Believe the Unbelievable

A New Vision of Hope for the Catholic Church and Society

by Jane Kelly



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/4/2004

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Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9780595750689
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9780595297801

About the Book

Taught to Believe the Unbelievable tells the story of how Sister Jane Kelly contested Church leaders' efforts to shield the sexual and fiscal misconduct of its priests. Rather than collude in the cover-up, she went to the press, at great risk to her reputation and her relationship to the Church she had served for fifty-five years. When newspaper headlines at last broke the news, Sister Jane's role in her community was changed forever.

Sister Jane's courageous actions, recounted here, reveal how this crisis of faith ultimately became an opportunity to revitalize the Church's most fundamental spiritual teachings. In Taught to Believe the Unbelievable, her amazing story reminds every reader, regardless of their faith, that the call of one's own heart and conscience supersedes all externally imposed authority.

About the Author

Sister Jane Kelly, P.B.V.M., holds a Masters in Theology and is the recipient of the Woman of Distinction Award from Soroptimists International and Woman of Consequence Award from Church Women United. The Sister Jane Kelly Woman of Integrity award was created in her honor by the National Woman?s Caucus.