Reclaiming Catholicism. Treasures Old and New

Editors: Thomas H. Groome and Michael J. Daley
ISBN: 978-1-57075-863-8
Price: ?14.99
Year: 2010
Publisher: Orbis Books

At the time of writing this review (January 2012) it is being said that one of President Obama?s most significant achievements may be to have united the disparate factions of Catholicism in the United States against his government?s proposals to enforce access to contraceptives in Catholic hospitals. For many of us on this side of the Atlantic the American Church has often seemed hopelessly polarised and divided between ?liberals? and ?conservatives?. What is interesting about this book is that, coming from many scholars in the first category, it attempts to look positively at the heritage of Catholicism in the USA from before the Second Vatican Council.

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