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It is no easy task to suggest strategic for reform and renewal of an institution as complex, immense and worthwhile as the American Catholic Church. Padovano nevertheless puts forward an admirable effort. Drawing upon insights gained from his contact with American Catholic across the country, Padovano reflects on the last 20 turbulent years in American in the Catholic Church. He explores questions of fidelity, loyalty and commitment, strategies for everyday life in a culture of affluence and violence, and the implications of Vatican II reforms for the Third Millennium. The essays collected inReform and Renewal bear witness to how we might be grateful for this moment, appreciate its possibilities and serve it effectively.
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Anthony T. Padovano is a professor of literature and philosophy at Ramapo College in New Jersey. He is the author of twenty-nine books including three award-winning plays, translated into nine languages, and has been visiting professor at twenty-five American colleges and universities. Padovano is the author of A Retreat with Thomas Merton: Biography as Spiritual Journey. His recent books include Resistance and Renewal, a series of essays on the human family, and A Path to Freedom.