MORRIS, CHARLES K.
Title American Catholic: The Saints And Sinners Who Built America's Most Powerful Church.
Book Condition Softcover. Good condition.
Edition Fifth Printing.
Publisher Vintage Books, New York: 1997.
0679742212 / 9780679742210
Seller ID 68440X1
Recounts the rich story of the rise of the Catholic Church in America, bringing to life the personalities that transformed an urban Irish subculture into a dominant presence nationwide. Here are the stories of rogues and ruffians, heroes and martyrs - from Dorothy Day, a convert from Greenwich Village Marxism who opened shelters for thousands, to Cardinal William O'Connell, who ran the Church in Boston from a Renaissance palazzo, complete with golf course. Includes an Index. "The best one-volume history of the last hundred years of American Catholicism that it has ever been my pleasure to read. What's appealing in this remarkable book is its delicate sense of balance and its soundly grounded judgments." - Andrew Greeley
(Key Words: Roman Cattholic Church, Relilgion, Charles K. Morris, Christianity, Dorothy Day, Cardinal William O'Connell, United States, Church History, Patricia Wolfe, Vatican, Francis Cardinal Spellman, Birth Control, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Priests, Pius XII, Parochial Schools, Dennis O'Connell, Pedophilia, Nuns, George Mundelein, Leo XIII, John McCloskey, John Ireland, Irish Americans, Infallibility, John Hughes, James Gibbons, Dennis Dougherty, Michael CorriganCelibacy, Contraceptives, Brooklyn Tablet, Abortion).