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The Loss of Effective Authority: A Crisis in Trust and Credibility

Michael H. McCarthy


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Format: Lecture

Length: 65 minutes

Michael H. McCarthy is the Frederick Weyerhaeuser Professor in the philosophy department at Vassar College, the author of The Crisis of Philosophy (SUNY, 1990), and a contributor to The Ethics of Lobbying: Organized Interests, Political Power, and the Common Good (Georgetown University Press, 2002). He offers a Catholic's critical view of Church leadership, and identifies causes and concerns he believes to have prompted so many Catholics—including members of his family—to abandon the Church.

McCarthy is introduced by Frederick Lawrence, director of the Lonergan Workshop at Boston College.

Presenter(s): Michael H. McCarthy

Date: May 5, 2005

Location: McGuinn Hall 121, Boston College

Sponsor(s): Lonergan Workshop; The Church in the 21st Century Initiative

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/mccarthy/

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