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General Information

Name:  Robert McClory  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Robert McClory on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

The author is a professor emeritus of journalism at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Biographical and Professional Information

McClory has written extensively about the Catholic Church. He is the author of ''Radical Disciple: Father Pfleger, St. Sabina Churdh and the Fight for Social Justice'' and seven other books. He is an associate professor emeritus at Northwestern University and recipient of the ''Excellence in Teaching Award'' from the Norhtwestern University Alumni Association. He has been a contributor to many publications, including the ''Chicago Tribune'' and the ''Chicago Reader''.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Radical Disciple: Father Pfleger, St. Sabina Church, and the Fight for Social Justice
ISBN: 1569765286

Chicago Review Press. 2010

During the past twenty-six years, Reverend Michael Pfleger, a white Catholic priest who pastors a black Chicago parish, has never been far from the spotlight. His aggressive, innovative leadership has empowered thousands, making St. Sabina church one of the largest and most active black Catholic congregations in the country. At the same time, Pfleger has been continually criticized as a trouble-making maverick, a renegade cleric, and a publicity hound.

This biography concentrates on Father Pfleger’s work at St. Sabina from his earliest days there and covers his efforts to build up the parish, his activism, his work to rejuvenate the community, his battles with church leaders, and his strong relationship with his parishioners. It provides a fascinating look at the inner workings of the Catholic Church, the traditions of the black pulpit, and what it takes to change the laws in a major American city.

Radical Disciple will be essential reading for anyone interested in social change and how a dynamic preacher and an involved church community can transform a city.

Faithful Dissenters: Stories of Men and Women Who Loved and Changed the Church
ISBN: 1570753229

Orbis Books. 2000

Faithful Dissenters tells the stories of people who took risky stands and sometimes paid heavily. Yet the benefits of their dissent have unquestionably enriched the church and all of us. They include:
-- Catherine of Sienna
-- Thomas Aquinas
-- Matteo Ricci
-- Hildegard of Bingen
-- John Henry Newman
-- Mary Ward
-- Yves Congar

All of these men and women had one thing in common: they loved the church. And the church they helped change now holds all of them in high esteem.

Turning Point: The Inside Story of the Papal Birth Control Commission and How Humanae Vitae Changed the Life of Patty Crowley and the Future of the Church
ISBN: 0824516133

The Crossroad Publishing Company. 1997

This eminently rereadable account of the birth control commision is a fine popular history and an incalcuable contribution to ongoing discussion about conception and the Catholic Church.

Power and the Papacy: The People and Politics Behind the Doctrine of Infallibility (Blacks in the Diaspora (Hardcover))
ISBN: 0764801414

Liguori Publications. 1997

Noted journalist Robert McClory has written a most engaging, historically grounded, and authoritative work that details and clarifies the evolution of the perplexing doctrine of Papal Infallibility, and the people and personalities associated with it.

Racism in America: From milk and honey to ham and eggs
ISBN: 0819006432

Fides/Claretian. 1981

For Christians, racism is a problem for the here and the hearafter. McClory's book offers an antidote so the surrender of the issue. His well-chosen detailed stories of people coping with social problems, racism in particular, are backed up with analyses of the techniques used so that they become possible models for others in similar circumstances.

Man Who Beat Clout City
ISBN: 0804007772

Swallow Press. 1977

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