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American Church:The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall, and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America

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Has the Americanization of American Catholics-their cultural assimilation, that is-been a blessing or a curse for the Church in the United States? Or has it been a bit of both?

In American Church Russell Shaw takes a searching look at that question and reaches a disturbing conclusion. Cultural assimilation, which was ardently championed by churchmen like the great Cardinal
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Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published by Ignatius Press
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A well-written book that explores the successes and failures of the Church in America. I hope that we can write a book on how our church bounced back.
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Russell Shaw is a widely published author and journalist who has written twenty previous books, including To Hunt, To Shoot, To Entertain: Clericalism and the Catholic Laity and Nothing to Hide: Secrecy, Communication, and Communion in the Catholic Church. For 18 years, Shaw directed media relations for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the United States Catholic Conference. From ...more
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