By Margaret O'Brien Steinfels,J Bottum,Gail Buckley,Daniel Callahan,Michele Dillon,Richard M. Doerflinger,William Donohue,Brian Doyle,Kenneth J. Doyle,Paul Elie,James T. Fisher,Andrew M. Greeley,Luke Timothy Johnson,Mark Massa,John T. McGreevy,Paul Moses,Sus

Sheed & Ward, in partnership with Commonweal journal, provides the second one of 2 volumes within the groundbreaking sequence, American Catholics within the Public Square, a undertaking funded by way of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Essays via students, newshounds, legal professionals, enterprise and hard work leaders, church directors and lobbyists, novelists, activists, coverage makers and politicians handle the main severe concerns dealing with the Catholic Church within the United States.

Volume 2, American Catholics, American tradition: culture and Resistance, is brought by way of Peter Steinfels and Robert Royal. half One, "Against the Grain," explores the philosophical and functional ameliorations among Catholicism and American tradition on matters in sexuality, marriage, abortion, stem mobilephone learn, women's rights, and physician-assisted suicide. The essays try and mediate the divide among Catholicism's communal and personalist view of the human individual and the yankee choice for autonomy and pluralism. half , "Popular tradition & Literature," confronts the function and interplay of the Church in pop culture and explores the identification of the "Catholic" author at the literary web page and within the media. half 3, "Anti-Catholicism: The final applicable Prejudice?" endeavors to outline what anti-Catholicism is, the place it really is present in North American tradition, what it ability for holding staff identification, and the way it may be interpreted as an American or spiritual phenomenon.

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