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Name: Rev. John J DietzenPen Name: Father John J. Dietzen Genre: Non-Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionDietzen is a retired priest from Peoria, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationFather John J. Dietzen, 72, has been answering questions about the Catholic faith in his newspaper column for more than 30 years, starting just after the Second Vatican Council. The Peoria priest, now officially retired, still teaches philosophy and writes a weekly column for the Peoria Journal-Star, along with his “Question Box” column that is syndicated to about 40 Catholic newspapers. He served as an editor of the Peoria diocesan paper during the Vatican II years, and has served as a pastor and as director of family ministries for the Peoria Diocese.
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Catholic Q & A: All You Want to Know About Catholicism - Real Questions by Real People
ISBN: 0824526007 The Crossroad Publishing Company. 2009
In this question and answer compendium, topics encompassing many aspects of Catholic religious, practical, and moral life are discussed, including the Bible, the Mass and sacraments, divorce and remarriage, saints, attitudes toward other religions, and end of life issues. Since shortly after Vatican Council II, Father John J. Dietzen has been addressing questions about Catholicism in his weekly columnsthese authoritative, comprehensive, and up to date answers about Catholic belief and life will inform and challenge practicing and lapsed Catholics, curious Christians, and others who wish to learn more about the Roman Catholic faith. Written in an engaging and warm pastoral style, this comprehensive reference avoids tedium while conveying concise information and covers many situations that are not addressed in the traditional Catechism. Areas where church teaching is silent are explored, and official church positions are explained in plain language. Hundreds of questions are drawn from years of ministry and counseling, while new queries have been added to address current trends and issues.