Off the coast of County Kerry, an island monastery stands out against the ecumenical thrust of Vatican IV. It is a focus for resistance to change, so an American priest is sent out from Rome to suppress what used to be traditional but now has become heresy. By the author of "Lies of Silence".
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On a remote isle off the Kerry coast, a group of monks has decided to take a stand against its masters in Rome – contrary to modern edicts, the brethren have chosen to retain the old traditions and ceremonies of worship. Their ancient practices do not go unnoticed however, and as they start to attract crowds of curious tourists – pilgrims even – someone has to stop them. But when Father James Kinsella arrives with strict orders from the Vatican, he does not find, as he anticipates, a community united in defiance, but one riven by dogma and doubt…
In this masterly evocation of an island brotherhood, Brian Moore explores the subtle boundaries that shift between duty and faith, between obedience and dissent.
"Brian Moore is astonishing. He takes a superb new turn in 'Catholics'… dialogue so spare and true that it is difficult to imagine a more elegant novella, or predict what he can do better."
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Brian Moore, whom Graham Greene called his ‘favourite living novelist’, was born in Belfast in 1921. He emigrated to Canada in 1948, where he became a journalist and adopted Canadian citizenship. He spent some time in New York before settling in California.
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