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 Old English and Old Icelandic from the University of Virginia and is a senior editor of Touchstone. His latest book is Losing the Good Portion: Why Men Are Alienated from Christianity (St. Augustine's Press, 2020). He and his wife Mary (author of the Touchstone column "A Thousand Words") are the parents of six children. He resides in Baltimore, Maryland.

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