Get to Know this Brilliant and Outspoken Priest

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Carmel Communications
Sept. 23, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ — Father Paul Mankowski, S.J. (1953-2020), was a brilliant Catholic thinker whose insightful writings on a wide variety of topics, including the contemporary university, liturgical abuses, inclusive language, feminism and the Immaculate Conception, are on display in JESUIT AT LARGE: ESSAYS AND REVIEWS BY PAUL V. MANKOWSKI, S.J. (Ignatius Press).

JESUIT AT LARGE is edited by George Weigel, a Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington’s Ethics and Public Policy Center and longtime friend of Fr. Mankowski. Weigel is the New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen books, including the two volumes of his internationally acclaimed biography of Saint John Paul II, Witness to Hope and The End and the Beginning. Other works by Weigel include The Fragility of Order, The Next Pope, Evangelical Catholicism and Not Forgotten.

Mankowski’s essays and reviews, collected for the first time in JESUIT AT LARGE, present a singular breadth of learning, a penetrating insight into the challenges of Catholic life in the post-modern world and a unique wit. He dissects the inanities of contemporary academic life; digs deeply into the cultural degradations of the post-modern world; celebrates the accomplishments of true scholars; and laments some of the choices made by Father Theodore Hesburgh in his long reign at Notre Dame.

“I will read and reread these essays as a magisterial lesson on the strengths and weaknesses of the contemporary Church, as a magnificent affirmation of faith in the face of pain and doubt and, above all, as an act of homage to a friend whose inspiration I cherish and whose company I always miss,” said Tony Abbott, prime minister of Australia (2013–2015). “The world should come to know better this incomparable man.”

Whatever his topic, Mankowski’s intense Catholic faith shines through in his writing, as it did through his life. JESUIT AT LARGE invites its readers to meet a man of great gifts, who suffered for his convictions but never lost hope in the authentic renewal of Catholicism, and whose confidence in the truth of what the Church proposed to the world was never shaken by the failures of the people of the Church

“Father Paul Mankowski was a priest with the soul of a boxer and a boxer with the soul of a priest,” said Mary Eberstadt, author of Adam and Eve after the Pill and The Loser Letters. “His irreducible brilliance and fierce fidelity grace every page of this book. Read it, give it, be transformed by it.”

SOURCE Carmel Communications