Healing the Church
Sr. Nuala Kenny, MD
Publication date: 2012-08-01
Number of pages: 96
A unique and practical resource for all Catholics – lay and clergy alike – that offers a way of hope into a healthier Church.
A renowned physician, scholar and religious sister, Sr. Kenny tackles the sexual abuse crisis in the Canadian Catholic Church head-on, looking for both the cause and the cure. Using a model she knows well – the process of medical diagnosis – Kenny is able to provide a process for purifying, renewing, and strengthening the Church. She walks us through the process of acknowledging the tremendous pain the scandal caused to victims to healing the wounds of victims to preventing further suffering, and gives us ideas for sustaining a healthy and strong Church.
Healing the Church is an outstanding resource for not only clergy and church leaders, but also for all Catholics seeking to heal the wounds of the Church. With questions for individual and group reflection, this book is not only informative, but transformative as well.
Sr. Nuala Patricia Kenny, SC, OC, MD, FRCP received an MD from Dalhousie and shortly after became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and was certified by the American Board of Paediatrics. Among her many accolades, Kenny was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for her contributions to child health and medical education and has received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal. She is author of hundreds of papers and two books: What Good is Health Care? Reflections on the Canadian Experience (2002) and Lost Virtue: Professional Character Development in Medical Education (2006)