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Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism

Authors: Brinkley, Douglas & Fenster, Julie M.
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: REL108020, BIO018000, REL012000
ISBN: 9780061749025, Related ISBNs: 0061749028, 9780060776855, 9780061749025
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 264,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

The first commercial, in-depth biography of the American-born Roman Catholic priest who may well be declared a saint. . . . “Delightful. . . . No magisterial biography emanating a suffocating aura of pomp and self-importance, this book is as low-key and as uplifting as Father Michael McGivney himself.”—Calgary Herald

“Father McGivney’s vision remains as relevant as ever in the changed circumstances of today’s Church and society.”—Pope John Paul II

In a time of discrimination and poverty for Catholics across America, Father Michael McGivney (1852-1890), began a legacy of hope that continues to this day. Called to action in 1882 by his sympathy for these suffering people, this dynamic yet tenderhearted man—the son of Irish immigrants— founded the Knights of Columbus, an organization that has saved countless families from destitution.

At heart, Father McGivney was the model of an American parish priest: Beloved by children, trusted by adults, and regarded as a “positive saint” by the elderly in his New Haven, CT, parish—a truly holy man whose life and works are still celebrated today.

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