Paths of Departure by Leon J. Podles

Book Review

Paths of Departure

Mass Exodus: Catholic Disaffiliation in Britain and America Since Vatican II, 2nd ed. by Stephen Bullivant

Oxford University Press, 2019
(305 pages, $32.95, hardcover)

Stephen Bullivant teaches the Theology and Sociology of Religion at St. Mary's University in London. In Mass Exodus: Catholic Disaffiliation in Britain and America Since Vatican II, he examines the massive departure of Catholics from the church since Vatican II, with the implied question: Was it because of Vatican II?

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Leon J. Podles holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia, has worked as a teacher and a federal investigator, and is president of the Crossland Foundation. He is the author of The Church Impotent (Spence), Sacrilege (Crossland Press), and Losing the Good Portion: Why Men Are Alienated from Christianity (St. Augustine Press). Dr. Podles and his wife have six children and live in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a senior editor of Touchstone.

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