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Synopsis: Reduced to its simplest form, The Dysfunctional Church maintains that: -The Catholic church is an addict, an institutional addict. - It's addicted to preserving the male, celibate, clerical model of the church. - Many Catholics exhibit patterns of classic codependency which reinforce this addiction. - The result is a dysfunctional church unable to confront a problem many members know is there. Michael Crosby breaks the silence to talk openly about the abuse of authority in the Catholic church. He does this in a way that offers comfort, hope, and challenge to the frustrated but caring members of its family. He traces the historical gathering of powers by the hierarchy into its own hands and its ramification for today. Applying the approach that Matthew's Jesus took to the church leaders of his day, Crosby brings the discerning light of scripture into the dark corners of growing addiction. The Dysfunctional Church is a clear, loving, and unequivocal intervention. The author calls on church leaders and all other codependents in the church to face their addiction and seek recovery through spiritual conversion. Acknowledging that he himself is a recovering codependent, he invites us all to turn to God to fill the --hole-- in our wholeness. This involves coming under the authority of a higher power as well as finding support in prophetic communities modeled on the Twelve Steps. For those who left the church in anger, Crosby's analysis invites compassion; for those who remain in frustration, it offers hope; and for the many who feel condemned to the church's use of authority, if offers a way of recovery. Michael Crosby belongs to the Midwest Province of the Capuchin Franciscans. He lives in a Capuchin Community in downtown Milwaukee. His recent books on the gospels of Matthew and John have received awards from the Catholic Press Association. He has a Masters in Economics as well as a Doctorate and Licentiate in Sacred Theology.
About the Author: Michael H. Crosby is a Capuchin Franciscan with degrees in biblical studies and economics. He is the author of award-winning many books, including The Spirituality of the Beatitudes, The Prayer that Jesus Taught Us, "Do You Love Me?" Jesus Questions the Church, and Finding Francis, Following Christ. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Title: The dysfunctional church: Addiction and ...
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Book Description Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, 1991. Hard Back. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good-. 256 pages, clean text. Minor wear to dust jacket, book is near fine. Partial contents: Does the Gospel Address the Addiction to Authority?, Examining Mammon Addiction in the United States, Recovery, Prophetic Proclamation vs. Clerical Consciousness. Size: 23.5 Cm. Recovery. Seller Inventory # 023823
Book Description Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good+. (1991), 256pp, light edgewear to dj. Seller Inventory # 04-1318
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