Philip F. Lawler (Author),

When Faith Goes Viral

11 Success Stories of the New Evangelization from Alabama to Vladivostok

Where is the Catholic Church advancing, and why? Real, nitty-gritty stories of apostolic Catholic laity and clergy in the field from Siberia to Peru to U.S. college campuses. No hype, wishful thinking, or nostalgia—just real…

“Effective evangelization is a crucial question for the Church and it’s good to see that Philip Lawler, an experienced and fair-minded journalist, has turned his attention to studying and highlighting programs that actually work.”—Robert Royal,…
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  • Title: When Faith Goes Viral
  • Subtitle: 11 Success Stories of the New Evangelization from Alabama to Vladivostok
  • Page Count: 216
  • Available Formats: Trade-paper (9780824549824)
  • Edition: Trade Paper
  • Original language: English
  • Retail US: Trade-paper (24.95)
  • Retail Canada: Trade-paper (27.95)
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Philip F. Lawler (Author)

Phil F. Lawler is the editor of Catholic World News and the author of The Alternative Influence: The Impact of Investigative Reporting on American Media and The Faithful Departed: The Collapse of Boston's Catholic Culture. He lives in South Lancaster, Massachusetts.

  1. Philip Lawler, one of the steadiest Catholic journalists alive and author of Faithful Departed: The Collapse of Boston’s Catholic Culture the best book on the priestly abuse crisis … has put together a valuable collection of essays on things that are going right in the Church: When Faith Goes Viral: 11 Success Stories on the New Evangelization from Alabama to Vladivostok. This is not a book to read and forget, but an invitation to action in whatever way you might feel moved to make something happen in the Church – and the world. Pick up this little anthology for your pre-Christmas reading. Its inspiring chapters may help you, despite all temptations to Scrooge-like cynicism about our postmodern world, to welcome the commemoration of the birth of the Savior with greater joy and, who knows, maybe even a greater hope.
    --Robert Royal, TheCatholicthing.org

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