An Alley in Chicago: The Life and Legacy of Monsignor John Egan / Edition 1

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Besides recounting the exemplary life of Monsignor John Joseph Egan, An Alley in Chicago briefs us on the firebrand priests and lay people who radiated the power and Zlan that made Catholics across the country look to the heartland, to ChicagoOs Catholic moment. They sought leadership in marriage education, in neighborhood empowerment, in urban ministries, in ecuminism, in race relations, in community organizing, from these indefatigable Chicago leaders_and they got it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580511216
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: Commemorative
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to This Memorial Edition ix
Acknowledgments xix
Foreword xxiii
Preface xxvii
1. "I was a very friendly little guy" 1
2. "I think the only thing I was good at was working" 11
3. "To serve God and be of some use to people" 17
4. "I had disappointed my father" 27
5. "What would Jesus do in this situation?" 39
6. "Selling God, he got us" 47
7. "I am myself" 61
8. "What do you think of the Rosenberg case?" 71
9. "You have to fight injustice wherever you find it" 83
10. "He was the only guy to stand up to the university and city hall" 93
11. "God, you know, they finessed us" 109
12. "United we stand, divided we fall" 119
13. "Jack was starting everybody's fire" 129
14. "A beautiful mosaic of community organizations" 143
15. "A theology of care for the public realm" 155
16. "I understand there are troublemakers in this city" 169
17. "The worst kept secret in Chicago" 185
18. "Very close to an economic miracle" 193
19. "If he can do it to Egan, he can do it to anybody" 203
20. "How can they survive without the Eucharist?" 213
21. "The weak were not meant by some divine decree to remain weak" 225
22. "We had great people, and a heck of a lot of fun" 237
23. "What registers with Jack is possibility" 245
24. "You just don't say no to the call of the Lord" 259
25. "He deserves the honor he needs" 273
Afterword 281
"The Final Chapter" 285
Notes 325
Index 327
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