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Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States

by Massimo Faggioli

Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States
Publication date: 2021-01-20
ISBN: 9781627856164
After a dramatic election amid a raging pandemic, racial violence, economic collapse, and historic national divisions that have threatened our democracy, Joe Biden succeeds Donald Trump as the 46th President of the United States. For Catholics, this is a momentous occasion in U.S. public life, as he is the second Catholic to be elected to the nation’s highest office, joining John Fitzgerald Kennedy. In 2021, Joe Biden becomes president in a very different situation than Kennedy's America. Today, Catholics play a much broader and more visible role in the public life of our country, and the triangle of relations between the White House, the Vatican, and the U.S. Catholic Church is an essential dimension for understanding the political and religious urgency of this moment in our history. In this ground-breaking book, historian and theologian Dr. Massimo Faggioli provides an insightful overview of Catholicism in U.S. politics, and its place as an anchor in the life of the man elected to lead the country at a decisive crossroads, an unprecedented moment in U.S. history.Massimo Faggioli