Author: Patrick J Brennan
Publisher: Orbis Books
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A pastor of one of the most vibrant parishes in the United States inspires and challenges all Catholics to renew the church from where they are. Fr. Brennan offers fresh ideas on empowerment of the laity, evangelization, governance, mercy and justice, youth and young adults, worship, and much more. He looks into the future of parish life in the face of recent scandals, the identity crisis of the priesthood, the lure of fundamentalist evangelical parishes, and alienation of many people from organized religion. The Mission Driven Parish is Patirick Brennans most important book; it encourages Catholics to reclaim their spiritual authority and offers a blueprint for renewal based on principles and practices that are working now.
Fr. Patrick Brennan is the pastor of Holy Family Parish in Inverness, Illinois, and president of the National Center for Evangelization and Parish Renewal. Both an author and practicing psychotherapist, he holds a doctorate in clinical psychology