Missionary Priests in the Homeland: Our Call to Receive by Msgr. Richard Henning and Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP

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Coming in Spring 2017!


International priests have served the Roman Catholic Church in the United States since its inception. With congregations consisting largely of immigrants or Spanish and French speaking Catholics absorbed by the expansion of US territory, it was only natural that the clergy reflected the remarkable mixture of ethnicities in the Church. New communities lacked the ‘home-grown’ vocations of more established communities, and the nascent Church needed to recruit or welcome priests and religious from other countries and cultures. It is for these priests and their missionary zeal that this book came to be.

About the Authors

Msgr. Richard Henning is Executive Director of the Parresia Project, Rector of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, and Director of the Sacred Heart Institute in Huntington, Long Island.

Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, is Associate Director of the Parresia Project and Vice-President of External Affairs and Governmental Compliance and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, CT.