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Boys of the Cloth : The Accidental Role of Church Reforms in Causing and Curbing Abuse by Priests

By: Miles, Vincent J.

0761859748 / 9780761859741
Paperback / softback
261.83272
02/10/2012
Stock expected by 14/12/2019
United States
151 x 229 mm, 222 grams 136 pages, 7 Graphs; 2 Halftones, black and white
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Drawing on the author's unusual background as a seminarian turned scientist and business executive, Boys of the Cloth presents a unique analysis of the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.

The book combines a first-hand account of seminary life during the 1960s-a period that turns out to be crucial for understanding the crisis-with explorations of the history of the seminary system, current scientific knowledge about abusive behavior, and the Church's own investigations into the "epidemic" of abuse by its priests.

Through the interplay between these topics, two paradoxical conclusions emerge.

First, that the epidemic was caused by an ancient reform intended to eradicate rather than encourage clerical corruption.

Second, that it was reversed by modern Church policies with no obvious connection to sexual abuse.

Boys of the Cloth will transform your understanding of predatory behavior by priests and of measures that will be crucial to prevent it.

BIC:

HRCC7 Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church, JFFE1 Child abuse, JFFE2 Sexual abuse & harassment

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