Parish Priest by Douglas Brinkley audiobook

Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism

By Douglas Brinkley  and Julie M. Fenster
Read by Julie M. Fenster

HarperCollins 9780060776855
5.93 Hours 1
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The first commercial, in-depth biography of the American-born Roman Catholic priest who may well be declared a saint. “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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The first commercial, in-depth biography of the American-born Roman Catholic priest who may well be declared a saint.

“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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Author Bio: Douglas Brinkley

Author Bio: Douglas Brinkley

Douglas Brinkley, is an acclaimed historian and the multiple award-winning author of numerous New York Times bestsellers. The New York Historical Society has chosen him as their official US presidential historian, and the Chicago Tribune has called him “America’s New Past Master.” Among his numerous awards are the Sperber Prize, Benjamin Franklin Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Naval History Prize, a Grammy Award, Arthur S. Link/Warren F. Kuehl Prize, and Business Week Book of the Year Award. He works in many capacities in the world of public history, including on boards, museums, colleges and historical societies.

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Author Bio: Julie M. Fenster

Author Bio: Julie M. Fenster

Julie M. Fenster is a New York Times bestselling author, journalist, and historian. Her books include Packard, The Pride and Ether Day, The Strange Tale of America’s Greatest Medical Discovery, and the Haunted Men Who Made It, among others. She has written for American Heritage, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 5.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English