The Church and the Modern Era (1846–2005)

Pius IX, World Wars, and the Second Vatican Council

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Lourdes and Fatima, war, Vatican I and II, Fulton Sheen, St. John Paul II, and the clerical sex abuse crisis: These are just a few of the people and events that helped define the Catholic Church in...

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David M. Wagner is a lawyer and journalist who also works as a research fellow at the National Legal Foundation. He previously served as a law professor at Regent University, a speechwriter for the...

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“Richly documented, immensely informative, and engagingly written, David Wagner’s The Church and the Modern Era (1846–2005) traces the story of Catholicism from the pontificate of Blessed Pius IX...

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