The Rise and Fall of Triumph

The Rise and Fall of Triumph : The History of a Radical Roman Catholic Magazine, 1966-1976

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This is a history of Triumph-a radical, post-Vatican II, Roman Catholic lay magazine-that examines its origins and decline, and especially the editors' often bellicose views on a range of issues, from Church affairs to the Vietnam War, from civil rights to abortion. Formed to conquer America for the Roman Catholic faith, Mark Popowski shows how Triumph's editors attempted to defend the faith against what they perceived as the imprudent and secular excesses of Vatican II reformers and an increasingly barbarous and anti-Christian American society.
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  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 566.99g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739169815
  • 9780739169810

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Triumph Roman Catholic Radicals Triumph and History My Perspective Some Notes on Understanding Triumph Chapter 1: Origins of Triumph, Part I L. Brent Bozell and Frederick D. Wilhelmsen Post-World War II Conservative Intellectual Revival Disaffection with American Conservatism Chapter 2: Origins of Triumph, Part II Liberal Catholics and the Second Vatican Council Spain and Carlism Founding Chapter 3: Church Affairs Vatican Council II Roman Catholic Church in the United States Protestants and Jews Pauline Mass Priests and Nuns Chapter 4: Sovereignty of Christ or Chaos, Part I Secular Liberalism Conservatism Confessional Tribe Confessional State Chapter 5: Sovereignty of Christ or Chaos, Part II Politics Economics Racial Strife Education Chapter 6: To Make Christendom Cold War Vietnam Nuclear Weapons Solution Mirrors of Christendom Global South Chapter 7: Redeemed to His Likeness Feminism Contraception Abortion Conclusion Bibliography Index About the Author
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The list of wrongs to be righted in church and state was familiar, including civil rights legislation, the Second Vatican Council (which had 'Protestantized' the Church), and the emerging counter culture. Popowski catalogs all this from the pages of the magazine itself, and other researchers will thus find a useful guide in pursuing their own particular interests...Those looking for 1960s radicalism different from the usual kind will find here an example to be incorporated into the larger story of the times. The Catholic Historical Review For decades I've heard people remark that someone would eventually write the story of TRIUMPH and the Christian Commonwealth Institutes. I am glad it turned out to be Dr. Mark Popowski. His study is extremely well researched, and he has placed TRIUMPH and its editors into historical context very well. -- Dr. Alexandra Wilhelmsen, University of Dallas In this fascinating, well-written and provocative book Mark Popowski views Triumph and its supporters, "the Christian tribe," through sympathetic eyes. He shares their enthusiasm for a Catholicism that was both deeply traditional and daringly radical. On balance, he believes that they offered the right answers to the painful questions dividing America in the era of Vietnam, Watergate, the sexual revolution, and Roe v. Wade. -- Patrick Allitt, Emory University Mark Popowski has reminded us that the conservative movement was a house of many mansions. His discussion of the Catholic traditionalist movement and its journal Triumph is an important contribution to our understanding of the development of a conservative movement outside of the typical framework of electoral politics and the rise of the Right to political power. -- Gregory L. Schneider, Emporia State University
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About Mark D. Popowski

Mark D. Popowski is professor of history at Collin College in Frisco, Texas.
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