Who is Worthy?
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Ted Kennedy (Preface by Prof Tony Coady), Sydney: Pluto Press, 2000, pb, 152pp, ISBN: 1864030879.

A radical call for major and profound change in the Australian Catholic Church, as well as a direct challenge to the conservatism epitomised by the Archdiocese of Sydney Cardinal George Pell.

Father Ted Kennedy describes himself as “a sample of that endangered species – an Australian Catholic priest”. He is that, but he is more and even rarer. For what speaks to the reader in this book is the authentic, singular voice of prophecy, a voice seldom heard in the Australian Church. - Professor Tony Coady

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An insightful and provocative book that challenges the new conservatism in the Australian Catholic Church epitomised by Cardinal George Pell was released in April 2000

Father Kennedy speaks as a pastor of 40 years experience including 30 years as the parish priest of Redfern. He is angry about what he sees as a dangerous return to the closed mentality which he experienced in his youth.

Father Kennedy examines how the Church in Australia has corrupted the basic teachings of Christ and has become a church of exclusion rather than inclusion. He is concerned about two groups - each marginalised, each oppressed by the church - gay people and Indigenous Australians.

Father Kennedy’s plea is for a radical reformation which would return the Church to the original message of the gospels.

Source: http://www.unireps.com.au/isbn/1864030879.htm

A collection of reviews follows.

Book Review - Labour History by Anne O'Brien
- 1/05/2002
Book Review Ted Kennedy, Who is Worthy? The role of conscience in restoring hope to the church. Pluto Press, Sydney, 2000. pp. 151. $27.95, paper. One of the many stories in this small book tells of an exchange between the author and the Sy ... ... [more]  
Radio National - The Religion Report by Stephen Crittenden
- 24/05/2000
Radio National on Wednesday 24/05/00 Father Ted Kennedy Summary Stephen Crittenden speaks with Father Ted Kennedy - Catholic Priest at St Vincents Redfern, longtime agitator for aboriginal justice and author of 'Who is Worthy?' ... ... [more]  
Outlook Book Reviews by Joseph Castley
- 1/05/2000
WHO IS WORTHY? Ted Kennedy (Preface by Prof Tony Coady), Sydney: Pluto Press, 2000, pb, 152pp, ISBN: 1864030879, $24.95 (Available at a discount if ordered through Pluto Press: http://media.socialchange.net.au/pluto/). Reviewed by Joseph CASTLEY Thos ... ... [more]  
Australia: Confessions of a dying priest. Our savage moment of truth by Consolidation for Social Awareness and Responsibility
- 17/04/2000
Some time ago I suffered a stroke that triggered in me a decision to live the rest of my life as if I were already dead. I am more inclined to state things as they are, or as I see them, without fear or compromise. I tell you that this is a savage mo ... ... [more]  


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