The Rev. Mark S. Massa, S.J

Reinhold Niebuhr Institute of Religion and Culture proudly presents

The Rev. Mark S. Massa, S.J
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Tuesday March 20th, at 7:00 in St. Mary of the Angels Chapel
Siena College Loudonville N.Y.
The title of his talk will be: 


Into Uncertain Life: The First Sunday of Advent 1964

Mark Massa, SJ, Th.D., Professor of Theology at Fordham University, holds a doctorate in Church History from Harvard University and is Chair of Fordham's American Studies Program. Father Massa is an ordained Catholic priest and a member of the Society of Jesus. Fr. Massa is the author of Charles Augustus Briggs and the Crisis of Historical Criticism, World Religions: A Sourcebook (with Richard Viladesau), Foundations of Theological Study (with Richard Viladesau), numerous articles and his most recent work is entitled Catholics and American Culture: Fulton Sheen, Dorothy Day and the Notre Dame Football Team.  From the book jacket of Catholics and American Culture we read:

"While in the early years of the century Catholics in America were for the most part distrusted outsiders with respect too the dominant culture, by the 1960's the mainstream of American Catholicism was in many ways "the culture's loudest and most uncritical cheerleader." Mark Massa explores the rich irony in this postwar transition.... He shows that the movement toward engagement with- and accommodation to- mainstream American culture was well underway long before Vatican II, with both positive and negative results."

Please join us for an evening of conversation and exploration of American Catholicism.
Light refreshments at a reception in Fr. Massa's honor will be served after the lecture.

Fr. Massa's most recent publication

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Catholics and American Culture: Fulton Sheen, Dorothy Day and the Notre Dame Football Team  
Crossroad Publishing Company
For a fuller biographical sketch and vitae of Fr. Massa see the Fordham University web site.