Catholic American History, Life & Values
(see also Catholic Theocracy, Sexual Abuse by Clergy, Catholic Church Reform, Christian Pacifism, Irish American History, Life & Values, Polish American History, Life & Values, Italian American History, Life & Values, Latino American History, Life & Values)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Bukowczyk, John. "'Mary the Messiah': Polish immigrant heresy & the malleable ideology of the Roman Catholic Church in America, 1880-1930," in J. Obelkevich & Others, Disciplines of Faith (London, 1987), p. 371-89.
Kenny, Kevin. "The Molly Maguires & the Catholic Church," Labor History 37 (1995):345-76.
McGreevy, John T. "Racial justice & the people of God: the Second Vatican Council, the Civil Rights Movement, & American Catholics," Religion & American Culture 4,2 (sum 94):221-54.
Mordras, Ronald. "Father Coughlin & anti-Semitism: 50 years later," Journal of Church & State 31 (spr 89):231-47.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Appleby, R. Scott; Patricia Byrne & William Portier (eds.) Creative Fidelity: American Catholic Intellectual Traditions (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 2004).
Berryman, Phillip (ed.) Our Unfinished Business: The US Catholic Bishops' Letters on Peace & the Economy (NY, 1989).
Betten, Neil. Catholic Activism & the Industrial Worker (Gainesville: U. of Florida, 1977).
Boyd, Malcolm (ed.) The Underground Church (Baltimore: Penguin, 1968).
Brown, Alden V. The Grail Movement & American Catholicism, 1940-1975 (Notre Dame IN: Notre Dame, 1988).
Csordas, Thomas J. Language, Charisma & Creativity: The Ritual Life of a Religious Movement (Berkeley: U. of California, 1997). Catholic charismatic renewal.
Dolan, Jay P. In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion & Culture in Tension (NY: Oxford, 2003).
Douglas, R. Bruce & David Hollenbach (eds.) Catholicism & Liberalism: Contributions to American Public Philosophy (NY, 1994).
Fisher, James T. The Catholic Counterculture in America, 1933-1962 (Chapel Hill: U. of North Carolina, 1989).
__________. Dr. America: The Lives of Thomas A. Dooley (Amherst: U. of Massachusetts, 1997).
Greeley, Andrew. The Catholic Imagination (Berkeley: U. of California, 2000).
Kauffman, Christopher J. Ministry & Meaning: A Religious History of Catholic Health Care in the US (NY, 1995).
Lernoux, Penny. Hearts on Fire: The Story of the Maryknoll Sisters (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1993).
Lieblich, Julia. Sisters: Lives of Devotion & Defiance (NY: Ballantine, 1992).
Massa, Mark S. Catholics & American Culture: Fulton Sheen, Dorothy Day & the Notre Dame Football Team (NY, 1999).
McCollester, Charles J. (ed.) Fighter with a Heart: Writings of Charles Owen Rice, Pittsburgh Labor Priest (Pittsburgh: U. of Pittsburgh, 1996).
Morris, Charles R. American Catholic: The Saints & Sinners Who Built America's Most Powerful Church (NY: Times, 1997).
Orsi, Robert S. Thank You St. Jude: Women's Devotion to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes (New Haven: Yale, 1996).
Seaton, Douglas P. Catholics & Radicals: The Association of Catholic Trade Unionists & the American Labor Movement from the Depression to the Cold War (Lewisburg PA: Bucknell U., 1981).
Steinfels, Peter. A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2003).
Van Der Zee, John. Agony in the Garden: Sex, Lies & Redemption from the Troubled Heart of the American Church (NY: Nation, 2003).
Wolfteich, Claire. American Catholics Through the 20th Century (Chicago, 2001).
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