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Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism - Founder of the Knights of Columbus

Item Number: 54426

Catalog Code: 9780060776848

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Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism

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Douglas Brinkley
Julie M. Fenster

  The acclaimed historian and "New York Times" bestselling author offers the first in-depth biography of the Roman Catholic priest who fought against prejudice and founded the Knights of Columbus.

Father michael McGivney built a way for laymen to make enduring contributions to their religious communities and showed Catholic families how to help build a better world for us all.  This is his story.

 

 

 


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0060776846
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8 1/2"  (21.5 cm) x 5 3/4"  (14.6 cm) x 1"  (2.54 cm)
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This item received 5 stars overall. Every Knight Should Read This Book

It would be no stretch to imagine that Fr. Michael McGivney could become a canonized saint within the next couple of decades. After all, the Knights of Columbus proudly celebrate their founder much as Opus Dei in recent years has celebrated the canonization of its founder, St. Josemaría Escrivá.

Aiding the effort to make the priest better known to Catholics and non-Catholics alike is the bestselling Parish Priest by Catholic historians Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster. Brinkley and Fenster combine diligent research with good storytelling abilities, establishing a winning historical narrative of the life and work of a priest whose influence has endured and increased enormously long after his relatively few days on earth (1852–1890).

While McGivney is best known for founding the Knights of Columbus, the authors provide insight into his background, from childhood on. The eldest of Irish immigrants Patrick and Mary McGivney’s 12 ch Full Review...

 
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