• 9780824516970
  • 9780824516970


The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Story of One Vibrant Catholic Community

Witnessing the renaissance of spirituality in America, an eighteen-month series of reports on various aspects of the life of a multicultural suburban Roman Catholic parish looked deeply into the spirituality of one Christian community, spoke…

  • Imprint: Crossroad
  • Imprint: Crossroad
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  • Title: Parish!
  • Subtitle: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Story of One Vibrant Catholic Community
  • Page Count: 192
  • Available Formats: Trade-paper (9780824599331), Cloth (9780824516970)
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • Publication Date: 01/02/2018
  • BISAC 2 : RELIGION / Christian Church/Growth
  • BISAC 3: RELIGION / Christian Church/General
  • Original language: English
  • Retail US: Trade-paper (24.95), Cloth (24.95)
  • Retail Canada: Trade-paper (), Cloth ()
  • Retail Canada: 33,95
  1. “Keeler deserves not only a Pulitzer, but the gratitude of all people interested in better coverage of religion by the media. His Pulitzer may be a sign that the powers-that-be in journalism are waling up to the fact that religion is important in people’s lives. The way Keeler researched and wrote his series is an example of journalism at its best.”
    --America magazine
  2. St. Brigid is a parish in Westbury, New York, which, following the Irish custom of dedicating water wells to St. Brigid, became a well for people to gather around. Expanding on his 16-month series of reports on this Catholic parish, Newsday writer/editor Keeler offers a blueprint for what a parish "community" can really become. Keeler traces the history of the parish under two pastors with distinctive styles, also detailing the growth of an ordained staff who serve over 23,000 Catholics from diverse backgrounds. Starting in the post-Vatican II era, Father Fred Schaefer reshaped the parish, with community input. In 1989, he was replaced by Father Francis Xavier Gaeta, who continued the idea of living the gospel and making people feel welcome. In addition to engaging interviews with individuals whose lives were enriched by their involvement in the parish, there is a separate chapter on what parishioners can do in their own parishes nationwide. Recommended for all collections.
    --Library Journal

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