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The American Catholic Revolution: How the Sixties Changed the Church Forever

Mark S. Massa, SJ


This book examines the Catholic participation in the “Long Sixties” in the United States, a decade that, for Catholic Americans, began in 1964 (the year the first reforms mandated by the Second Vatican Council began to be implemented) and continued into the 1970s. The book argues that the most important result of that era was the emergence of the awareness among many of the Catholic faithful that everything in history changes, including the Church. This seemingly obvious insight generated considerable turmoil within the American Catholic community, which was accustomed to thinking of their rel ... More

Keywords: Catholic Americans, Second Vatican Council, reform, long sixties, American Catholic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199734122
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734122.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark S. Massa, SJ, author
Boston College