Catholics and American Culture: Fulton Sheen, Dorothy Day, and the Notre Dame Football Team

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Crossroad Publishing Company, 1999 - Religion - 278 pages
Focusing on critical figures and movements in American Catholicism, the author shows that, in spite of Catholicism's status as distrusted outsider in the early part of the century, there was engagement with, and accommodation to, mainstream American culture well before Vatican II, with both negative

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Massa (church history, Fordham Univ.) makes a major contribution to the study of American Catholicism in the 20th century. This important book examines the transition of American Catholics from ... Read full review

Contents

Oh the Irony of It All
1
Leonard Feeney the Boston
21
Thomas Merton and the Postwar
38
Joe McCarthy
57
Fulton J Sheen and
82
Dorothy Day AntiStructure
102
Structure and AntiStructure
109
The Most Interesting and Influential Catholic
121
A Catholic for President? JFK Peter Berger and
128
The First Sunday of Advent 1964
148
The IHM Nuns
172
Magnalia Chrtsti Americana
222
Notes
233
Index
271
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