Spiritual Living in Secular Society

The Teachings of Archbishop William D. Borders

A great man and teacher shares his vision of Catholic faith and living.

About the Book:

Written by Baltimore's retired Archbishop William D. Borders, Spiritual Living in Secular Society combines the experience and wisdom of a shepherd who has dedicated his life to reading the "signs of the times" and applying scripture, church teaching, and a lifetime of insights into his role as priest and bishop. Spiritual Living in Secular Society is a concise primer for those striving to develop a mature conscience or teaching others the essentials of the Catholic faith.

About the Author:

Archbishop William D. Borders was ordained a priest in the pre-civil rights era for the Archdiocese of New Orleans, he ministered to U.S. troops during World War II before returning to campus ministry at Louisiana State University where he was exposed to and influenced the major intellectual ideas of post-war thinking. After serving in two parishes and participating in the Second Vatican Council, he was named founding bishop of the Diocese of Orlando, Florida. In 1974, he was named the archbishop of the oldest see in the United States, Baltimore.


"Like the Archbishop's varied ministry, the book is permeated with the pastoral spirit of Vatican II and with an openness to sound development in Church teaching and pastoral practice. The Archbishop treats his readers as adults gifted by the Holy Spirit to live out their Christian faith and to exercise their own lay ministry in the freedom of the sons and daughters of God."

Rev. Msgr. George G. Higgins
Department of Theology
The Catholic University of America

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