Still Unhealed: Treating the Pathology in the Clergy Abuse Crisis

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title:
Still Unhealed
subtitle:
Treating the Pathology in the Clergy Abuse Crisis

How do people of faith respond to the abuse crisis? How do we move toward true healing? Few people are more qualified to answer these questions with clarity and insight than doctor, scholar, and religious sister Nuala Kenny. Backed by her thirty-years’ experience with this issue, she uses her physician’s eye to examine the pathology of the crisis, helping us discover the underlying structures, history, beliefs, and cultural factors as well as the powerful roles of secrecy, denial, and cover-up. With compassion and care, she describes the suffering experienced by victims, diagnoses the sickness afflicting the body of Christ, and offers a prescription for treatment that includes active cooperation between laity and clergy, meaningful reform, and lifelong conversion. This informed, accessible and unique perspective can help the Church prayerfully discern the way forward.

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Format: Paperback book
Product code: TT854955
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Length: 160 pages
Publisher:
Twenty-Third Publications
Written by Sr. Nuala P. Kenny, M.D. and David Deane, PhD

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An essential reminder that the sex abuse crisis is not just a clerical crisis, but an ecclesial crisis...not just a legal crisis, but also a spiritual crisis that requires conversion and reform. Recommended for all Catholics who want an authoritative guide to a multi-disciplinary approach to the Catholic abuse crisis.
Dr. Massimo Faggioli, Professor of Historical Theology, Villanova University