Appointment in Rome
The Church in America Awakening(amazon)
Rev. Richard John Neuhaus (View Bio)
Hardcover: Mondadori/Herder & Herder, 1998.
"Richard John Neuhaus, with the astonishing ability to harvest the Te Deum from the tedium, brings out the far-reaching significance of a gathering where Christians from North and South labored across linguistic and cultural barriers to lay the groundwork for 'springtime of evangelization.' More than a mere account of the Synod, APPOINTMENT IN ROME is a vivid portrait of the Church in the time of John Paul II, and a profound reflection on her mission in the postmodern world." — Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard University
"No one has a keener insight into the worlds-within-worlds of Christianity in the Americas than Richard John Neuhaus. While telling the story of John Paul II's 1997 Synod for America from the inside, APPOINTMENT IN ROME also makes a bold proposal about the ecumenical shape of the new evangelization in the Americas in the 21st century." — George Weigel, Ethics and Public Policy Center
"I have never before read an account quite like this of any Synod: candid, pungent, yet confidently hopeful. I learned much from APPOINTMENT IN ROME about the Synod of America, even though I had faithfully attended every session." — John Cardinal O'Connor, Archbishop of New York