Young American Catholics

Who are they & what do they want?

I do want my life to be a committed one," wrote Daniel Callahan in his introduction to Generation of the Third Eye, a collection of autobiographical essays by "younger" Catholic intellectuals published in 1965, as Vatican II drew to a close. For Callahan, authentic commitment entailed dedication to "the church, to my work in the church, to the world which Christ came to redeem." At the same time he identified himself as a member of "a...

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