Shaken by Scandals: Catholics Speak out about Priests' Sexual Abuse

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This book is a collection of contributions from thirteen prominent Catholic leaders responding to the current scandals of priests’ sexual abuse. In recent weeks the sex abuse scandals have riveted the attention of the nation and provoked a sharp response, not only from American Catholics as a whole, but from countless non-Catholics as well. This book is for all those, both Catholics and non-Catholics, who have been grieved, angered, and confused by the scandals and are asking, "How did this terrible situation ...
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Overview

This book is a collection of contributions from thirteen prominent Catholic leaders responding to the current scandals of priests’ sexual abuse. In recent weeks the sex abuse scandals have riveted the attention of the nation and provoked a sharp response, not only from American Catholics as a whole, but from countless non-Catholics as well. This book is for all those, both Catholics and non-Catholics, who have been grieved, angered, and confused by the scandals and are asking, "How did this terrible situation come about, and how should we respond to it?" ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Paul Thigpen has authored, coauthored and edited more than twenty books, including The Saints’ Guide to Making Peace With God, Yourself, and Others, Blood of the Martyrs, Seed of the Church and A Dictionary of Quotes from the Saints. He holds a Ph.D. from Emory University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569553534
  • Publisher: Saint Anthony Messenger Press & Franciscan Communications
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.03 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors and Their Topics:
Philip F. Lawler--an overview of the scandals.
Raymond Arroyo--the secular media on the scandals; and the role of celibacy.
Fr. Joseph F. Wilson--the Church’s responsibility for the crisis.
Mark Lowery--relevant issues of sexual morality.
Gregory K. Popcak--how we can help the victims and their families.
The editors of Catholic World Report-- open letter to the American bishops calling for reforms.
Mark Shea--ways for everyday Catholics to respond to the scandals.
Michael Novak--how dissenters have helped to bring on the crisis.
Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ--how faithful priests have been affected.
Kristine Franklin--ways for parents to help their older children with the problems.
Al Kresta--how Catholics can reply to queries from non-Catholics.
Leon Suprenant--suggestions to help bring good out of the evil.
Paul Thigpen--places the crisis in a broader perspective.
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