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Massa, Mark S. Catholics and American Culture: Fulton Sheen, Dorothy Day, and the Notre Dame Football Team.
Crossroad. 1999. c.288p. LC 98-31072. ISBN 0-8245-1537-4. $24.95. REL
Massa (church history, Fordham Univ.) makes a major contribution to the study of American Catholicism in the 20th century. This important book examines the transition of American Catholics from immigrant outsiders at the turn of this century through their enthusiastic and virtually uncritical acceptance of American cultural values and attitudes as insiders during the period from 1945 to 1970. Massa effectively points out …