Broken Promises:

Whatever happened to Vatican Council II?

by Finbarr M Corr



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/28/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781466918467
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781466918450

About the Book

“To understand trends in the Roman Catholic Church since Vatican Council II (1962-1965), Finbarr Corr’s new book Broken Promises is required reading. With his skill as an Irish storyteller that was vividly evident in his prior books, Corr, a former priest, constructs an important new window on what he describes as ‘the Church’s third major crisis since Jesus Christ established it on Simon Peter, the Rock.’ Drawing on decades of vital experience as a crusading priest, innovative family therapist, and provocative educator and author, Dr. Corr asks if the Church can survive its failure to follow through on the dictates of Vatican Council II which was initiated by Pope John XXIII to ‘open up the windows of the church and let in some fresh air.’ Dr. Corr provides a fresh look at the fifty years since Vatican II and presents a rich study of the Church’s relationship to the modern world. Broken Promises provides new insights into this challenging topic.”

Tom O’Connell, B.A., M.A., S.F.O.
Publisher of and Author of Power, Politics & Propaganda: Observations of a Curious Contrarian

About the Author

Finbarr M. Corr Ed. D

He served as a Catholic Priest for twenty-eight years in the Diocese of Paterson, N.J.
As a licensed Marriage and Family therapist for thirty-three years in New Jersey he provided counseling through Partners in Change Inc, a company he founded in 1989.
He created a student assistance program for Catholic high schools and grammar schools in northern New Jersey and later taught Psychology at community colleges for ten years.
For forty years he has been an active participant in dialoging with other Christian Faiths, with the goal of facilitating Christian Unity. As a Rotarian he initiated a dialogue with moderate Muslims in N.J. and for five years facilitated (with fellow Rotarians) a dialogue with moderate Muslims who live and work on Cape Cod.
He authored the following books>
A Kid from Legaginney
Bridges from Legaginney
Living Laughing and Loving Thru Marriage
Up Close and Personal: Talking with Teens and Parents
The Many Loves of Joe Carroll (a memoir)