In this challenging but hopeful new book, Church, Faith, Future: What We Face, What We Can Do, Fr. Louis J. Cameli renders a carefully composed portrait of the church in North America today. Drawing on philosophy, history, cultural analysis, and sociology, he offers a sobering picture of where church and faith stand in our society and where they seem to be headed. Identifying several possible ways forward, Fr. Cameli points out the way he sees as the most promising and most faithful to Catholic tradition.
In a fascinating afterword to the book, Cardinal Blase Cupich enters into dialogue with Fr. Cameli's thinking, describing how the Archdiocese of Chicago has begun to address the issues and the directions indicated.
Father Louis J. Cameli is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the archbishop's delegate for Formation and Mission. Father Cameli has published numerous books on faith formation and spirituality. He has also served as a director for priests' retreats and as a presenter for priests' convocations in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.