Mary and the Crisis of the Church

Mary and the Crisis of the Church

by Roger W Nutt (Editor)

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Overview

In light the shock and confusion caused by the clerical scandals of the summer of 2018, Ave Maria University organized a conference offering a response to the crisis. Its aim would be to use Ave Maria University's commitment to serving the Church through faithful scholarship as a platform to offer helpful reflections on what had taken place and how the Church might move forward. As a mission-driven institution, AMU wanted to offer its fidelity to truth as a Catholic university, its Marian identity as "Ave Maria" University, and the learned wisdom of its own professors and scholarly friends as a resource for the faithful and Church leaders to turn to during this time of crisis. The conference, "Crisis in the Church: On the Faith of Mary as the Pathway to Peace," took place on the Ave Maria University campus on January 11-12, 2019. The quality of the papers and the fellowship enjoyed by the participants and attendees exceeded expectations. Sapientia Press of Ave Maria University hopes that by disseminating these conference presentations in book form, many others will also benefit from the wisdom, fidelity, and learning offered by each of the contributors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932589832
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
Publication date: 01/17/2020
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Roger W. Nutt 1

1 From Heartbreak to Hope: How the Church Can Prevent Sexual Abuse and Restore the Laity's Trust without Damaging the Chair of St. Peter H. James Towey 17

2 Marian Faith in a Time of Crisis Michele M. Schumacher 36

3 "Do Whatever He Tells You": Marian Faith and Unity of Life Janice Chik Breidenbach 69

4 Human Sexuality: The Battle for the Human Soul Maria Fedoryka 113

5 The Healing Crisis Kathryn Clarke 140

6 Church Purification the Marian Way Mark Miravalle 171

List of Contributors 199

Index 203

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