Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism by Douglas BrinkleyParish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism by Douglas Brinkley

Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism

byDouglas Brinkley

Paperback | March 13, 2007

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Is now the time for an American parish priest to be declared a Catholic saint?

Born and raised in a Connecticut factory town, the son of Irish immigrants, Father Michael McGivney's (1852-1890) legacy of hope is still celebrated around the world. At a time when discrimination against American Catholics, homelessness, and starvation were widespread, Father McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, an organization that has helped save countless families from the indignity of destitution.

In this moving and inspirational work, Douglas Brinkley, the New York Times bestselling author of The Great Deluge and The Boys of Pointe du Hoc, and award-winning author Julie M. Fenster re-create the all-too-brief life of perhaps the most beloved parish priest in U.S. history and chronicle the process of canonization that may well make this fiercely dynamic yet tenderhearted man the first American-born priest to be declared a saint by the Vatican.

Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. The Chicago Tribune has dubbed him "America's new past master," and six of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. His recent The Wilderness Warrior won the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature and...
Title:Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American CatholicismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:March 13, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060776854

ISBN - 13:9780060776855

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