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She does this in open opposition to the POPE who has forbidden the use of contraceptives in all circumstances because it goes against the law of nature, a law which, the Pope teaches, may never ever be transgressed. Muss is caught. On the one hand he wants to obey the Pope.
On the other hand he admires Amrutha and feels sympathy for her cause. To make matters worse, he is blackmailed by Sr JOYCE, a friend of Amruthas, who threatens to reveal a romantic affair he has had if he does not manage to overturn the Popes decision. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages.
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Sort order. May 30, Aaron Milavec rated it it was amazing. If you want to travel extensively in Asia, this is your travel log. If you want to unravel the intricacies of the sexual morality of the current Roman Catholic Church, this is your cup of tea. Rating details. More filters. Sort order.
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I put off reading this book because I didn't like the cover. Then I opened it, read those first words "In my culture, on Rockbottom Island, everyone knows that women are superior to men," and was hooked. Amrutha's an intriguing title for a truly intriguing book. The subtitle, What the Pope's man found out about the Law of Nature, is a little odd, but tells me, accurately, there'll be Catholicism and nature here.
But there's so very much more; topics as diverse as the ordination of wom I put off reading this book because I didn't like the cover. But there's so very much more; topics as diverse as the ordination of women and the Catholic view of homosexuality; narratives as different as ancient Papal teachings and the stories of Hinduism; cultures from Rome to India to mysterious tropical islands; action scenes that travel from contemplative walks to strangers stranded at sea What more could I want?
The story begins with a priest compelled to defend a nun as the Catholic Church contemplates her excommunication. She teaches contraception as protection from AIDS but the Church has determined it goes against "natural law.
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His misadventures takes him halfway round the world as he seeks the best subjects to study; and the story, told by someone who calls the Monsignor "my father," leaves the reader constantly guessing where the exploration will end. To write about Papal encyclicals, the Church's views on nature and nurture, the place of women in society, sex, morality and more, and make it all wholly engaging and entertaining is no small feat.
At pages, this is no small book either, but it's highly recommended--a perfect blend of serious thought, gentle humor, curious coincidence and haunting mystery. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Bohlsen PR in exchange for an honest review.
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Mar 27, R rated it really liked it. Just like 'Sophie's World', this book is a story through which a number of Catholic teachings are questioned in a gentle, yet effective manner. After a while, the story doesn't matter anymore, but the ideas and effects of blind spirituality becomes more clear. The author has a good understanding of Indian culture, religion and Catholic doctrines, and the language is simple and easy to read.
My copy had a few typos, but I hope newer editions will have resolved them. Marc marked it as to-read Mar 13, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. About John Wijngaards. John Wijngaards. Books by John Wijngaards.