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An Account of Our Hope

An Account of Our Hope

6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-948139-36-6

We can be grateful to Monsignor Pollard for providing a very valuable service to the catechetical community in the English-speaking world with the publication of An Account of Our Hope. The title is adapted from the First Letter of Saint James…[and] provides us with a detailed account of the catechetical landscape in the United States since the Second Vatican Council.

– Petroc Willey, STL, PhD
Director of the Catechetical Institute and the Office of Catechetics
Franciscan University of Steubenville

No one is so uniquely qualified as Monsignor John Pollard to produce so masterful a survey of what he rightly calls the “age of catechesis” — the remarkable fifty years since the Second Vatican Council that culminated in the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the National Directory for Catechesis.…Pollard highlights… how it sparked a renewal of catechesis and evangelization.
– Most Rev. J. Augustine Di Noia, OP
Adjunct Secretary for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith

An Account of Our Hope properly situates the Catechism among other catechetical documents in the recent history of the Church’s catechetical mission. It also gives us a glimpse into how it was prepared to be used in our parishes and schools. As such, it enriches our ministry of evangelization.
– Rev. Francis J. “Rocky” Hoffman
Executive Director of Relevant Radio

Monsignor John Pollard is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, where he served as Director of the Office for Catechesis, Director of the Department of Catholic Education, and Director of the Department of Evangelization and Catechesis. He is the founding Director of the United States Bishops’ Office for the Catechism. He served as pastor of St. Joseph Church in Wilmette, Illinois, and pastor of Queen of All Saints Basilica in Chicago. He is the author of two previous books: Exploring the Catholic Faith and Know, Love and Live the Catholic Faith.