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IT IS THE GREATEST CRISIS EVER TO FACE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH---the sexual molestation of minors by priests and the way the church hierarchy tried to cover up the situation, endangering more children in the process. Once it became common knowledge in 2002, the ugly reality of a dysfunctional institution corrupted by the complicity of cardinals and bishops in the sins of a relatively small number of molesting priests has brought a powerful institution to disgrace. Unable to postpone coping with this tragic reality, its leaders have been forced to begin the recovery process. But will it go far enough? More than 60 million people in the U.S. are in a position to choose to let the church be or to demand changes. "Catholics at a Crossroads: Coverup, Crisis, and Cure" offers a penetrating analysis of how the unthinkable happened and what exactly the Catholic Church needs to do to remedy the situation.
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More About Eileen P. Flynn
Eileen P. Flynn is a Roman Catholic moral theologian who has written five books dealing with ethical issues. Dr. Flynn is also co-author of Living Faith: An Introduction to Theology.
Eileen P. Flynn has an academic affiliation as follows - St. Peters College.
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Best Book Ever for Helping the Church Renew Itself Aug 19, 2003
Dr. Eileen Flynn has given us the most readable and by far the most intelligently reasoned book yet to help hierarchy, clergy and laity find their way back. She has not only done her homework and analyzed her findings with skills based on her dozen or more earlier books. She has also organized her approach so clearly that the reader follows her argument with ease and in some ways with pleasure and relief, however appalling the material has to be at certain inescapable points of that argument. She presents a calm, admirably positive prescription for recovery while there is still time. Flynn pulls no punches in setting forth her Rx to repair the catastrophic damage born of millennial practices of governance that little if anything to do with original intent. Her book gives us her special woman's interpretation of what Raymond Schroth, S.J., meant when he wrote, "Nowhere does Scripture have anything good to say about power and hanging onto power."
Activism by Lay People Needed Aug 1, 2003
Flynn's book brings the reader around to a not-so-easy solution to a horrifying problem. Lay Catholics must become involved and fully participate, as did Christians in the days following the time of Christ. Being a sheep is not what it's about. If you're a Catholic or anyone else who is upset and angry about the behavior of some priests, and even enraged about the cover-up by some bishops or archbishops, but don't know what to do about it, read this book. Changes can be made. Catholics at a Crossroads gives background on the facts of this problem, proposes a number of causes and finally offers the solution - activism by lay people.
How the Unthinkable Happened Jun 19, 2003
The stories about sexual abuse by Catholic priests are still making headlines. As a Catholic, I am horrified by these news stories. Every time I read them, I ask myself why, how could this happen? Then a few months ago I received a manuscript in the mail from a Catholic theologian who had tackled this question directly and thoughtfully. I am the editor of Paraview Publishing and Eileen Flynn's manuscript answered the questions I had been asking myself ever since the crisis broke in 2002. Flynn's crystal clear analysis of the situation uncovers the underlying causes of the crisis: the inflexibility of Catholic sexual ethics, the theological issues of responsibility, and the reality of a dysfunctional institution. If you'll look at the "Editorial Reviews" section of this book page, you'll see that knowledgeable people agree that Flynn has hit the nail on the head. Frankly, it would all be quite depressing if not for the fact that Flynn is also able to offer a "cure," a way for the laity and the Church to work together, address the underlying problems, and finally set things straight.
Catholics at a Crossroads: Coverup, Crisis, and Cure Jun 12, 2003
Using a format of Stop, Look and Listen, Dr. Flynn offers an excellent analysis of the crisis in the Church. Most importantly, Catholics at the Crossroads outlines concrete changes that must be made for the Church to recover its health and credibility.
Stop, look, and listen Jun 12, 2003
Using the format of stop, look and listen, Dr. Flynn offers an excellent analysis of the crisis in the Church. Most importantly, Catholics at the Crossroads outlines concrete changes that must be made for the Church to recover its health and credibility