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By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture, March 25, 2022

Jeffrey Mirus holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Princeton University. A co-founder of Christendom College, he also pioneered Catholic Internet services. He is the founder of Trinity Communications and CatholicCulture.org.

 

The Catholic Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska has over the past generation earned a reputation for uncompromising fidelity, first under Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz and now under Bishop James Conley. Therefore, when I heard that Bishop Conley had sent a particular book to every priest in his diocese, I naturally wanted to find out about it. The book is From Christendom to Apostolic Mission, with the subtitle of “Pastoral Strategies for an Apostolic Age”, published by the University of Mary Press and attributed to the University of Mary as a whole. The closest we get to an author’s particular name is that the preface was written by the President of the University of Mary, Msgr. James Shea.

As the title suggests, the book is based on an important distinction between a “Christendom” mode for Catholic mission and an “Apostolic” mode …

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