Reclaiming Catholicism : Treasures Old and New

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  • Copyright: 2/28/2010
  • Publisher: Orbis Books

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The American Catholic community prior to Vatican II (1962-1965) can be numbered among the most vital expressions of Catholicism in the history of the church. Despite the vast cultural divide that separates us from that era, the contributors to this book-a who's who of leading theologians and spiritual writers-assess whether reclaimed spiritual wisdom from those times can enrich the faith lives of Catholics today. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Thomas H. Groome is Senior Professor of Theology at Boston College, where he also serves as chair of the Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry. His bestselling books include What Makes Us Catholic. Michael J. Daley teaches religion at St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, and serves as an adjunct teacher of theology at Xavier University. He has co-edited two other books, Vatican II: Forty Personal Stories and The Many Marks of the Church.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: A Generation X Catholic: "Back in the Day" Is Not My Dayp. xv
Reclaiming Our Past and Moving Forward: A Pervasive Faithp. 3
Becoming a Theologian: Ressourcement, Personal and Ecclesialp. 8
Studying the Bible, Then and Nowp. 13
Jesus: A Change in Emphasisp. 18
The Church: Catholicism Before and After Vatican IIp. 22
The Mass: Heaven on Earthp. 27
The Humbling of the Priesthoodp. 32
Catholics among Southern Neighbors in the 1950sp. 37
Our Ancestors Would Be Incredulous: Vatican II and the Religious Otherp. 42
The Pre-Vatican II Church and Womenp. 47
Sin: "Don't Lose All That Old-Time Catholic Guilt"p. 51
From the Treasury of Vowed Women Religious: The Past Remembered, the Present Embracedp. 56
The Pre-Vatican II Parish: Haven in a Heartless Worldp. 61
Catholic Teaching on Sexuality: From Romanticism to Realityp. 67
The Afterlife: Death, Judgment, Purgatory, Heaven, Hellp. 72
John Courtney Murray: Theologian of Religious Freedomp. 79
Leonard Feeney: In Memoriamp. 84
Madeleva Wolff, C.S.C: Woman of Faith and Visionp. 88
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Communion with God through the Earthp. 93
Thomas Merton: Monk and Prophet for the Worldp. 99
Virgil Michel Godfrey Diekmann: "Full, Active, and Conscious Participation"p. 104
Fulton J. Sheen: "The Man with Hypnotic Eyes"p. 109
John Tracy Ellis: Historian and Priestp. 115
Father Charles E. Coughlin: "The Radio Priest"p. 120
Monsignor George Higgins and Monsignor. John Ryan: Public Intellectuals and Social Reformersp. 125
Mary Perkins Ryan: Loyal and Prophetic Woman of the Churchp. 130
Marie Augusta Neal, S.N.D. de Namur: Passionate Voice for Justicep. 136
African American Catholics: Witnesses to Fidelityp. 141
Dorothy Day Peter Maurin: Twentieth-century Prophetsp. 147
Mary Luke Tobin, S.L.: About Her Father's/Mother's Businessp. 152
Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.: Leadership Spanning Two Centuriesp. 156
Questions and Answers-Again-from the Baltimore Catechismp. 163
Catholic Schools: Daily Faithp. 169
Amica Fidelis, Ora Pro Nobis-Devotion to Maryp. 174
Contraception: Conflict and Estrangement in the Recent Catholic Pastp. 179
The Last Sacrament: From Extreme Unction to the Anointing of the Sickp. 185
All the Angels and Saints: What Happened to Them?p. 190
Catholic Eucharist, before and after Vatican IIp. 195
First Confession: "Bless Me Father, for I Have Sinned"p. 200
Asceticism: Then and Nowp. 204
The Rosary: "A Treasure to Be Rediscovered"p. 209
Catholics Growing Up: The Legion of Decencyp. 215
The Angelus: Praying throughout the Dayp. 219
The Eucharistic Fast: A Long Past into the Presentp. 224
Lent: No Feasting without Fastingp. 228
Contributorsp. 233
Indexp. 243
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