The First Review of “New York Catholics”!

The following review of my new book, New York Catholics, appears this week in The Tablet, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn. It’s in the editorial column by Editor Ed Wilkinson:   I’m a big fan of a new book titled “New York Catholics, Faith, Attitude and the Works” by Dr. Patrick McNamara. [Read More...]

My Speech at the Book Launching Party for “New York Catholics”

Pat speaking

On Friday, September 19, Orbis Books held a book launching party for my new book New York Catholics: Faith, Attitude & the Works! I offer here the remarks I made at that event: I think the theme of this book might well be summed in the words of journalist Paul Moses: “Who we are contributes [Read More...]

“New York Catholics” Now Available on Amazon!


My new book New York Catholics: Faith, Attitude & the Works! is now available on Amazon. It’s a celebration of the difference that 76 different Catholic women and men have made, and are making, in the life of New York City. The first half of the book profiles historical figures from St. Elizabeth Seton to Mychal [Read More...]