THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN A CHANGING AMERICA by Francis J. Lally
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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN A CHANGING AMERICA

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A felicitous and keenly analytic appraisal of Catholicism in this country, The Catholic Church In A Changing America will serve to put the minds of all fair-minded citizens at rest as to the nature of the threats to American freedom which are involved in the growth and influence of this segment of the population. Here in a concise and compact package, in important language which is in the best tradition of the American newspaper feature story, the distinguished editor of America's oldest diocesan newspaper, the Boston Pilot, presents a synthesis of the issues concerned, which will satisfy the skeptic and be valuable to Catholics. The opening section is a remarkable summary of the various elements which helped to form and develop the American church in this country. Msgr. Lally gives an ""inside"" and an ""outside"" view of the church in this country. In the course of his exposition he manages to show how the church changes with the times. Finally, the picture of a Catholic president is put into focus against the background of the developments which saw a new maturity manifest itself in Americans. Truly this is a book which will do much to dispel some of the misunderstanding about Catholics prevalent among those not of the faith. But it will also help Catholics to appreciate the time in history in which they are living and help them to orient their attitudes, action and thinking to this new image which has emerged and should be nurtured in this country. This is a book worthy of anyone's time, even those ""too bushy to read"".

Pub Date: Oct. 24th, 1962
Publisher: Little, Brown