Parish priest : Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism / Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster.
- 1st ed.
- New York : W. Morrow, ©2006.
xiv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- McGivney, Michael J. (Michael Joseph), 1852-1890.
Catholic Church -- United States -- Clergy -- Biography.
Priests -- United States -- Biography.
Knights of Columbus -- Biography.
McGivney, Michael J. (Michael Joseph), 1852-1890.
Knights of Columbus.
- The son of Irish immigrants, McGivney was a man to whom "family values" represented more than mere rhetoric. And he left a legacy of hope still celebrated around the world. In the late 1800s, discrimination against American Catholics was widespread. Many Catholics struggled to find work and ended up in infernolike mills, where an injury or death would leave a family penniless. Called to action in 1882 by his sympathy for these suffering people, Father McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, an organization that has helped to save countless families from the indignity of destitution. From its uncertain beginnings, it has grown to an international membership of 1.7 million men. At heart, though, Father McGivney was never anything more than an American parish priest, and nothing less than that, either--perhaps the most beloved parish priest in U.S. history.--From publisher description.
- A friend of the family
An American child
A start in the seminary
In the city of New Haven
A church fair
A bleak night in Ansonia
Inertia in a hurry
Faith in Meriden
A stern voice
Talk of the town
A priest's life.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-233) and index.
- Local notes:
- Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained.
- Penn Provenance:
- Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Fenster, J. M. (Julie M.)
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