Catholics by Brian Moore [FIRST EDITION / 1973]
FIRST EDITION  HOLT, RINEHART & WINSTON
First Edition Hardcover w/ Dust Jacket.
Ex-Library copy with lib. stamp on title page & all other library materials removed. Dust jacket has been permanently fixed to book by way of panels.
Overall, a very nice reading copy. Dust jacket is fully in tact; small area of surface tearing to spine and some minor staining. Book reads nicely, pages are still bright and white.
In the not-too-distant future, the Fourth Vatican Council has abolished private confession, clerical dress, and the Latin Mass, and opened discussions about a merger with Buddhism. Authorities in Rome are embarrassed by publicity surrounding a group of monks who stubbornly celebrate the old Mass in their island abbey off the coast of Ireland. The
clever, assured Father James Kinsella is dispatched to set things right. At Muck Abbey he meets Abbot Tomás, a man plagued by doubt who nevertheless leads his monks in the old ways. In the hands of the masterly Brian Moore, their confrontation becomes a subtle, provocative parable of doubt and faith.