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By Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea,Virginia Goldner

The sexual abuse scandal within the Catholic Church captured headlines and mobilized public outrage in January 2002. yet a lot of the observation that instantly used to be reductionistic, concentrating on unmarried "causes" of clerical abuse comparable to necessary celibacy, homosexuality, sexual repressiveness or sexual permissiveness, anti-Catholicism, and a decadent secular culture.


Predatory clergymen, Silenced sufferers: The Sexual Abuse drawback and the Catholic Church, a suite of groundbreaking articles edited via Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea and Virginia Goldner, eschews such one-size-fits-all theorizing. as a substitute, the abuse state of affairs is explored in all its troubling complexity, as individuals consider the studies, respectively, of the victim/survivor, the abuser/perpetrator, and the bystander (whether friend, professional/clergy, or the neighborhood at large). environment polemics to the aspect, Predatory clergymen, Silenced Victims provides a sober and sobering research of the interlacing historic, doctrinal, and mental concerns that got here jointly within the sexual abuse scandal. It is vital studying for all who search considerate, knowledgeable observation on a challenge lengthy within the making and but to be resolved.

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