Abuse and Cover-Up

Refounding the Catholic Church in Trauma

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Gerald A. Arbuckle
  • Maryknoll, NY: 
    Orbis Books
    , September
     240 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Here is a timely book on the sex abuse crisis by a scholar who is adept at weaving insights from the social sciences into a framework of practical theology.

Written for readers deeply concerned for the future of the church, this book addresses two questions: Why does the culture of the Catholic Church, despite Vatican II’s emphasis on collegiality and transparency, still cover up abuses of power? How can this culture change in order to end abuse and heal the wounds it inflicts on the Body of Christ?

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Gerald A. Arbuckle, SM, is an award-winning author of many books including The Francis Factor and the People of God and Loneliness: Insights for Healing in a Fragmented World (both Orbis). A noted scholar in both theology and anthropology, he is co-director of Refounding and Pastoral Development, a research ministry in Sydney, Australia.


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