In “The Coup at Catholic University: The 1968 Revolution in American Catholic Education” Fr. Peter Mitchell has authored an incredible work chronicling the events surrounding the controversy that took place at Catholic University in the late 1960’s and the activity of a young Fr. Curran and over 400 theologians who signed an open “Statement of Dissent” against Pope Paul IV’s encyclical, Humanae Vitae. This moment would have sad consequences which would ripple for decades in the life of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Fr. Mitchell’s thoughtful, balanced, and fair approach to this subject and his engaging telling of the story makes this one of the best reads of the year.
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The definitive history of the wreck of Catholic higher education in the late sixties. I know – I was there. — Fr. C.J. McCloskey, Research Fellow of the Faith and Reason Institute
Masterfully weaves together the particularly polemical period of 1968. This thoroughly researched book, which is both historically and theologically substantive, should be read by every Catholic educator and theologian. — Msgr. David Toups, STD, Rector/President, St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary