Polarization in the US Catholic Church: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal

Polarization in the US Catholic Church: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal, edited by Mary Ellen Konieczny, Charles C. Camosy, and Tricia C. Bruce is a collection of essays that developed out of a conference of the same name held at the University of Notre Dame in April 2015. That conference gathered nearly sixty Catholic pastors, public intellectuals––primarily theologians and social scientists––from across the US. The participants included people of widely different and often opposing views on divisive issues within the Catholic Church. Included also were people of Vatican II and post-Vatican II generations, Millennials, and younger, newer, racially and ethnically diverse voices in the conversation. Contributors include: Brian P. Flanagan, David Gushee, Most Rev. Daniel Flores, Rev. John Jenkins, CSC, Michael McGillicuddy, Hosffman Ospino, Susan Crawford Sullivan, Michael Sean Winters, and more. Available for $19.95 from Liturgical Press, 2950 St. John’s Rd., P.O. Box 7500, Collegeville, MN 56321. Tel: (800) 858-5450. Fax: (800) 445-5899. E-mail: sales@litpress.org. Web site: www.litpress.org.