Rolheiser identifies the growing secular trend as the major challenge to Catholicism. This is an excellent resource for families struggling to hold onto their traditions and faith in the 21st century. In recent past, "missionary work" often meant bringing our familiar Gospel to faraway places and other peoples. In secular America today, however, even our own children know little about the Gospel. In this major volume, Ron Rolheiser offers original chapters on the question of secularity, and introduces leading voices in Catholic thought to show how Christian faith can thrive in a secular world. Contributing authors: Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S; Michael Downey; Mary Jo Leddy; Gilles Routhier; Robert Barron; Reginald W. Bibby; Ronald Wayne Young, OMI.
Ronald Rolheiser is a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. In addition to being a popular speaker and writer whose books (over ten in print) are popular throughout the world and whose weekly column is carried by more than seventy newspapers worldwide, he is president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.
Rolheiser is among the most popular and inclusive spiritual writers today. Although rooted in the Catholic faith, he is able to transcend denominational boundaries and religious language to appeal to both practicing Christians and unaffiliated seekers.