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Title Catholic Bishops in the United States : church leadership in the third millennium / Stephen J. Fichter, Thomas P. Gaunt SJ, Catherine Hoegeman CSJ, Paul M. Perl
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 210 pages)
Contents Who are the bishops and where do they come from? -- A day in the life of a bishop -- Satisfactions in Episcopal life and ministry -- Hopes, challenges, vocations -- Personnel and collaboration -- Governance and administration -- The bishops speak -- Commentaries
Summary During the past 25 years the Church has gone from Pope John Paul II to Benedict XVI to Pope Francis, and the Catholic Church in the United States, along with its bishops, are dramatically different. The bishops of the United States have had their leadership tested by the sex abuse scandals, the movement of Catholics from the Northeast and Midwest to the South and West, and the arrival of more Catholic immigrants than they have seen in a century along with the ongoing decline in the number of priests and sisters serving the Catholic community. This text provides a unique and comprehensive view of who the bishops are, where they are from, and how they are leading the Church in the United States in the era of Pope Francis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 27, 2019)
Subject Catholic Church -- United States -- Bishops
Catholic Church -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Catholic Church.
Christian leadership -- Catholic Church
Christian leadership -- Catholic Church.
RELIGION / Christian Theology / Ecclesiology
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Fichter, Stephen J., author
LC no. 2018048449
ISBN 0190920297 electronic book
0190920300 electronic book
0190920319 electronic book
9780190920296 electronic book
9780190920302 electronic publication
9780190920319 electronic book