Marian professor co-authors book on Catholic culture

December 8, 2014

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Sr. Cyndi A.
Nienhaus, CSA, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious education at Marian
University, has co-authored a book with Brother Louis DeThomasis FSC, Ph.D.
entitled “The Silent Schism: Healing the Serious Split in the Catholic Church.”

In this ground-breaking work, the authors use Pope Francis’ “the grammar
of simplicity” to describe the current schism happening in the Catholic Church
worldwide and to offer solutions for how to heal it. The book centers on how
Jesus was always less worried about doctrine, dogmas and dictums, and more
interested in the radical law of love. Authors Nienhaus and DeThomasis call on
both traditionalists and progressives in the church to recapture the mission of
Jesus to bring about the reign of God “on earth, as it is in heaven.”

Sr. Cyndi Nienhaus, CSA, Ph.D., is a member of the Congregation of Sisters of
St. Agnes and serves as assistant professor at Marian University. She has had
articles published in journals such as Religious Education, Journal of Catholic
Education and Journal of Ecumenical Studies.

Brother Louis DeThomasis,
FSC, Ph.D., is a member of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is President
Emeritus of St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and serves as Chairman of
Christian Brothers Investment Services-Global. He is the author of Flying in the
Face of Tradition and Dynamics of Catholic Education.

The book is
available through the publisher, ACTA Publications at
on more information, contact Sr. Cyndi Nienhaus
at or
at (920) 926-6712.