The Silent Schism

silent-schism1The Silent Schism: Renewal of Catholic Spirit and Structures

The genesis of this book lies in the response I received to two articles in The Furrow, namely ‘A Candle in the Darkness’ published in September 1993 and ‘The Silent Schism’ published in January 1994. I received letters in response to the latter article from eighteen countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America, from married and single men and women, religious sisters and brothers, and priests both within and without the active ministry. It was clear to me that I had struck a chord with others from different backgrounds; I had said what many were thinking.

This book is about power in the church—the goals it serves, and the manner in which it is exercised.

Published by Gill & Macmillan, 1997

You can read or download a PDF of the text of The Silent Schism here.