The Loss of Effective Authority: A Crisis in Trust and Credibility
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.
Date: May 5, 2005
Location: McGuinn Hall 121, Boston College