Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics

In Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics, Father Thomas Berg examines how the church has wittingly or unwittingly hurt its members. Fr. Berg begins with his own story of joining the Legionaires of Christ and then finding out the chilling revelations of its founder, Marcial Maciel Degollado’s abuse of seminarians and his leading a double life. Fr. Berg’s experience with the Legionaires sets the tone for the entire book. He was hurt and his faith shaken to the core. With this, Fr. Berg provides a psychologically wise and spiritually profound path forward for Catholics who have been abused, traumatized, or wounded by other Catholics — especially those in leadership. Chapter 10 on how to recover one’s belief in and love for the Church is worth the price of the book alone, write Sherry Weddell, author of Forming Intentional Disciples. Available for $15.95 from Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, 200 Noll Plaza, Huntington, IN. 46750. Tel: (800) 348-2440.  Fax: (800) 498-6709. E-mail: [email protected]. Web site: www.osv.com