Michael J. Wrenn and Kenneth D. Whitehead

Rev. Michael J. Wrenn is the director of the Catechetical Institute of the New York Archdiocesan Department of Education, Yonkers. Kenneth D. Whitehead is a former career diplomat who served in Rome and the Middle East and as the chief of the Arabic Service of the Voice of America. For eight years he served as executive vice president of Catholics United for the Faith. He also served as a United States Assistant Secretary of Education during the Reagan Administration. His most recent book is Affirming Religious Freedom: How Vatican Council II Developed the Church’s Teaching to Meet Today’s Needs (St. Paul’s, 2010).

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