Suffer the Children Unto Me
Michael W. Higgins
, Peter Kavanagh
Number of pages: 256
An even-handed and thorough analysis of the scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church by an acclaimed journalist and award-winning author and scholar.
In this book, Michael W. Higgins and Peter Kavanagh - respected for their impeccable research as well as their knowledge of all things Catholic - have produced the definitive critical look at how clerical abuse has wreaked havoc on the credibility of the Catholic Church in Canada.
The authors go well beyond simply chronicling the issue and its players. They also carefully scrutinize how the media have both reported on and influenced the crisis.
Higgins and Kavanagh ask tough questions about what the church has and hasn't done. yet they do so with compassion and deep respect and love for the institution of the Church, seeking always to learn how we can truly serve the mission of Christ on earth.
Michael W. Higgins, Ph.D., is vice-president for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, CT, past president of St. Jeromes University in Ontario and St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, a columnist, editor, radio documentarist and television commentator. He is the author and co-author of numerous books, including Genius Born of Anguish: The Life and Legacy of Henri Nouwen with Kevin Burns (2012), Faith and Literature Matters (Editor, 2015), The Unquiet Monk: Thomas Merton's Questing Faith (2015), Jean Vanier: Logician of the Heart (2016).
Peter Kavanagh has worked as a journalist in television, radio and print for over 25 years. At CBC Radio he works with the Sunday Edition and Ideas. He frequently speaks at conferences on the media's role in society. His work appears in The Tablet, The Catholic Register and various secular media outlets.