Jack Downey is the John Henry Newman Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Rochester. He is the author of The Bread of the Strong: Lacouturisme and the Folly of the Cross, 1910-1985 (Fordham University Press).

Arts & Culture Books
Jack DowneyOctober 18, 2019
As Cummings notes, our future saints, some of whom have already passed beyond the veil, will disclose to us as much about ourselves and our church as they will about their own heroic virtue.
Arts & Culture Books
Jack DowneyAugust 10, 2018
A much-needed biography of Paul Hanly Furfey (1896-1992): priest, sociologist and urban revolutionary theorist.
Arts & Culture Books
Jack DowneyMarch 08, 2018
How intertwined are American Christian beliefs in a "Chosen People" and American notions of racial superiority?