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Renewal

How a New Generation of Faithful Priests and Bishops Is Revitalizing the Catholic Church

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Hardcover / 248 pages
ISBN: 9781594037023
PUBLISHED: 12/03/2013


Renewal
How a New Generation of Faithful Priests and Bishops Is Revitalizing the Catholic Church

In the wake of the clergy abuse scandal of the last decade, many media commentators predicted the “end” of the Catholic priesthood. Demands for an end to celibacy, coupled with calls for women’s ordination, dominated discussions on the effectiveness of the Catholic Church in America. Renewal argues that rather than a decline of the priesthood and a diminishing influence of the Catholic Church, we are living in a time of transformation and revitalization. The aging generation of progressives that continues to lobby Church leaders to change Catholic teachings on reproductive rights, same-sex marriage and women’s ordination is being replaced by younger men and women who are attracted to the Church because of the very timelessness of its teachings.


About the Authors

Anne Hendershott is author of “Moving for Work” and “The Reluctant Caregivers.” She is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Veritas Center at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.

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Christopher White is the Director of Catholic Voices USA. He holds an M.A. in Ethics and Society from Fordham University and a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King’s College.

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