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Practicing Catholic : essays literary, historical, sporting and elegiac

Author: George Weigel
Publisher: New York : Crossroad Pub. Co., 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A series of reflections by a master essayist and scholar, these pieces by prominent Catholic commentator George Weigel examine the conflict between secular America and the Catholic faith. This thought-provoking collection provides insight on the origins of today's controversial issues and assaults on religious liberty and explore topics such as the Second Vatican Council; the work of John Courtney Murray; where the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Weigel
ISBN: 9780824500221 0824500229
OCLC Number: 806221696
Description: 294 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Essays: trying by writing. a brief literary memoir in our times --
Sixties, again and again and again --
Scoundrel time --
Truths still held? Murray's "American proposition," fifty years on --
Rescuing Gaudium et spes: the Christian humanism of John Paul II --
Blair, Benedict, And Britain --
Benedict XVI and the future of the west --
Men of letters --
St. Evelyn Waugh --
Making sense of H.l. Mencken --
Unjustly unremembered Paul Horgan --
Catholics in these United States --
American Catholic story, contested --
U.S. Catholics as they were and are --
End of the Bernardin era --
Sporting life --
Baseball: then and now and whenever --
John unitas vs. the Klingons --
Remembrance --
Pope John Paul II, 1920-2005 --
Henry J. Hyde, 1924-2007 --
Aaron Jean-Marie Cardinal Lustiger, 1926-2007 --
Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., 1918-2008 --
Richard John Neuhaus, 1936-2009 --
Leszek Koakowski, 1927-2009 --
Robert Charles Susil, 1974-2010.
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A series of reflections by a master essayist and scholar, these pieces by prominent Catholic commentator George Weigel examine the conflict between secular America and the Catholic faith. This  Read more...

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