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eBook The Dysfunctional Church: Addiction and Codependency in the Family of Catholicism ePub

by Michael H. Crosby

  • ISBN: 087793455X
  • Category: World
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Michael H. Crosby
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Pr; 1st Paperback Edition edition (July 1, 1991)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1669 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1261 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 144

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The Dysfunctional Church : Addiction and Codependency in the Family of Catholicism. by Michael H. Crosby. Reduced to its simpler form, The Dysfunctional Church maintains that: The Catholic church is an addict, an institutional addict. It's addicted to preserving the male, celibate, clerical model of the church. Many Catholics exhibit patterns of classic codependency which reinforce this addiction. The result is a dysfunctional church unable to confront a problem many members know is there.

The Dysfunctional Church is a clear, loving, and unequivocal intervention. The author calls on church leaders and all other codependents in the church to face their addiction and seek recovery through spiritual conversion. Acknowledging that he himself is a recovering codependent, he invites us all to turn to God to fill the -hole- in our wholeness. This involves coming under the authority of a higher power as well as finding support in prophetic communities modeled on the Twelve Steps.

Codependency is a behavioral condition in a relationship where one person enables another person's addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement. Among the core characteristics of codependency is an excessive. Among the core characteristics of codependency is an excessive reliance on other people for approval and a sense of identity.

The dysfunctional Church: Addiction and codependency in the family of Catholicism. Quitting the clergy: Resignations in the Roman Catholic Priesthood. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Notre Dame University: Ave Maria Press.

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Explains the concept of co-dependency, describes common characteristics of the . This book was surely very informative and thought-provoking when it originally came out. Considering it was first published in the '80's, much has changed in the field of co-dependency and the like

Explains the concept of co-dependency, describes common characteristics of the grandchildren of alcoholics and their families. Considering it was first published in the '80's, much has changed in the field of co-dependency and the like. I am not a professional, but I feel this book mulls around in the problem way too much and does not offer solutions and a "way out" until the ending chapters.

The Codependency Trap takes us on a journey of self-discovery through one woman’s life. Growing up in a dysfunctional family, Florence had always felt tolerated, rather than unconditionally loved, as a child and she spent her adult years seeking acceptance. A series of relationships were almost convenient rather than for all the right reasons Codependency Trap.

tuck away in the memory books; it was one that was embarked on to make .

tuck away in the memory books; it was one that was embarked on to make a difference, to somehow positively impact the community. The flares came in the form of some very. Good Catholics and. good Christians do not conduct themselves in such a manner, nor do they associate with. those types of people as I did, it was proposed.

The dysfunctional church' - subject(s): Authority, Bible, Catholic Church, Codependency, Compulsive . Nathan Crosby has written: 'Annual obituary notices of eminent persons who have died in the United States' - subject(s): Obituaries, Biography.

The dysfunctional church' - subject(s): Authority, Bible, Catholic Church, Codependency, Compulsive behavior, Criticism, interpretation, Religious aspects, Religious aspects of Authority, Religious aspects of Codependency, Religious aspects of Compulsive behavior. Repair my house' - subject(s): Church renewal, Catholic Church, History. The first half century of Dartmouth College' - subject(s): Dartmouth College, History 'A Crosby family. Josiah Crosby, Sarah Fitch. and their descendants'.

The Dysfunctional Church: Addiction and Codependency in the Family of Catholicism

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Thetahuginn Thetahuginn
Readers familiar with the process and nomenclature of addictions will find this book an easy read and an accurate analogy of the Church's current condition. Instead of the more commonly understood addiction to alcohol or drugs, the author presents a similar model for understanding Church's addiction to power.
Kagaramar Kagaramar
"As a twentieth-century disciple of Francis [of Assisi], I attempt in this book to name the disease found in the institutional expression of today's Catholic church." (p. 7) A primary symptom is "the addiction... to the preservation of the male, celibate, clerical model of the church." (loc. cit.) (The cure, nearly a quarter of a century after the appearance of this book, may lie with or at least begin with Pope Francis. Time will tell. To his credit, Crosby has stuck around to find out--although he still tangles with the institutional church. Google " michael crosby leonard blair" for instance.)

What is Crosby trying to root out? "Instead of stressing faith as a personal experience of God, religion warns us to be orthodox about our beliefs. Rather than help us in prayer we are told we sin if we don't say certain prayers. In place of a religion of the heart, we are told to be loyal to a magisterium in its definitions. Something has happened between the Acts of the Apostles and the actions of the Curia... When the church becomes an addict, spirituality is replaced by religion... It seems the Vatican needs to control even God." (pp. 116-117)

Crosby finds in the Gospel of Matthew "a corrective to the dysfunctional behavior that seems to pervade much of the institutional church." (p. 9) "In Matthew's gospel, authority... represents the source of God's life and activity in Christ, the apostles, and the church. In Matthew, authority also has an organizational nuance, referring to the recognized influence of someone over another or others. The former represents the source of grace; the latter the source of conflict and, we will try to show, the object of what appears to be addictive dynamics." (p. 42) In assessing Crosby's position on authority, his understanding of Matthean authority in House of Disciples: Church, Economics, and Justice in Matthew is illuminating. The same can be said for his book Spirituality of the Beatitudes: Matthew's Vision for the Church in an Unjust World.