Staying Put

00:00

April 4 Podcast

Longtime publisher Michael Leach talks about his book Why Stay Catholic?
Michael Leach, an editor-at-large and publisher emeritus at Orbis Books, explains why he remains a committed Catholic in the age of falling Mass attendance and the clerical sexual abuse crisis. His new book, Why Stay Catholic?, lists 100 people, places and ideas that make the Catholic Church a compelling institution. On that list: the papacy, Andrew Greeley, Walter Burghardt, S.J., the Catholic Church Extension Society and the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress.
Comments are automatically closed two weeks after an article's initial publication. See our comments policy for more.

Advertisement

Don't miss the best from America

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the Jesuit perspective on news, faith and culture.

The latest from america

Have you ever gotten to know a priest only to discover that your conception of who he was was misguided?
Zac DavisDecember 08, 2017
This week’s guest is Eve Tushnet, a contributing writer for America. Her latest article is “What it’s like going to church when you’re homeless.”
The EditorsDecember 08, 2017
A Rohingya woman holds her infant as she scuffles to receive relief aid Nov. 28 in the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (CNS photo/Susana Vera, Reuters)
Caroline Brennan, the emergency communications director for C.R.S., describes conditions among impromptu refugee camps of Rohingya Muslim families in Bangladesh.
Kevin ClarkeDecember 06, 2017
The story of the church, in the United States—past, present and future—is the story of black Catholics.
Ashley McKinlessDecember 01, 2017