American Eastern Catholics

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“Rev. Fred J. Saato examines the long and often difficult history of the Eastern Catholic Churches (e.g., Melkite, Maronite, Ruthenian, Coptic, Ukrainian) and their relationship, often tenuous, with Rome. The tale of the movement of these Churches from their embattled homelands to America’s “separate church and state” poses serious concerns for the languages, cultures, and traditions of these ancient faiths. However, as a result of the growing appreciation of Eastern Christianity after Vatican II, the Eastern Catholic Churches have been experiencing a new Pentecost, which is explored in this second volume of the Spirituality Series from Paulist Press.”–BOOK JACKET.

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