American Catholicism: How to Mend the Fences

Posted February 24, 2018 3:03 am by Dwight Longenecker

American Catholicism: How to Mend the Fences

Massimo Faggioli has an interesting article here at America magazine on the polarization of Catholicism in the United States.
While European intellectuals rarely understand the United States, it is still good to have the perspective from the outside. Faggioli is certainly better than most Europeans in observing and commenting on American Catholicism. The pope’s pal, Fr Spadaro, for example, hasn’t got a clue.
Massimo Faggioli rightly observes the two wings of American Catholicism. I have commented on it here and commented on the theological roots of the problem.
This is a short blog post, not a complete answer to the problem, but I

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