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T. M. Dolan,Benedict J. Groeschel
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Our Sunday Visitor (July 1, 2002)
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Benedict J. Groeschel, . From Scandal to Hope is relief to the grieving and confused and a rebuke to those who are frankly enjoying the scandal for their own reasons

Benedict J. Our Lord Jesus Christ warned His disciples:Scandals will necessarily come and make people fall;but woe to the one who has brought it about - Luke 17:1. The Catholic Church in the United States is facing what may be its greatest challenge. The deeds of a small percentage of priests and the consequent scandal have caused some to question their Faith. Priests are discouraged. Some are falsely accused From Scandal to Hope is relief to the grieving and confused and a rebuke to those who are frankly enjoying the scandal for their own reasons. It's a tiny book but packs a wallop.

From Scandal to Hope book. If you've been shocked by what you see in the news, read this book  .

Benedict J. com User, November 13, 2005. Fr. Groeschel is one of the most qualified people to write this book, because he has been deeply involved in the evaluation and treatment of troubled priests. Hib background as a psychologist gives him an insignt few church writers can match. As a result, this is an outstanding analysis of the problem, its cause, and its remedy.

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Benedict Joseph Groeschel, . July 23, 1933 – October 3, 2014) was an American Franciscan friar, Catholic priest, retreat master, author, psychologist, activist and television host. He hosted the television talk program Sunday Night Prime (originally Sunday Night Live) broadcast on the Eternal Word Television Network, as well as several serial religious specials. He founded the Office for Spiritual Development for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York

In the Vatican, controversy is swirling over the new book From the Depths of Our Hearts, a book about priestly celibacy partly authored by former Pope Benedict XVI. Some are seeing the book as an attempt to urge the current.

In the Vatican, controversy is swirling over the new book From the Depths of Our Hearts, a book about priestly celibacy partly authored by former Pope Benedict XVI. Some are seeing the book as an attempt to urge the current pontiff, Pope Francis, to hold the line on priestly celibacy. NBC’s Molly Hunter reports for TODAY from the Vatican. Former Pope Benedict distances himself from controversial book. Duration: 01:59 8 hrs ago. Groeschel CFR, E. Any honest person reading my book From Scandal to Hope (Our Sunday Visitor Press 2002) will see that this is a complete distortion, an almost incredible denial of what my book is about

Benedict J. Groeschel CFR, Ed. D. Posted on 03/06/2003 8:29:10 AM PST by Polycarp. Response to Brooks Egerton’s Article of March 2, 2003 in the Dallas Morning News. Any honest person reading my book From Scandal to Hope (Our Sunday Visitor Press 2002) will see that this is a complete distortion, an almost incredible denial of what my book is about. I do stand by my statement that the secular media have taken the scandal out of proportion, ignored many charges of abuse of minors and committed by others in professional roles, created the impression that this is only a problem of Catholic clergy.

Benedict was a dear mentor and friend for thirty years. Benedict Groeschel, one of the founders of our little Franciscan community. Hope you may join us at the Fr Benedict Groeschel dinner. who loved being a Catholic! . Benedict Groeschel, one of the founders of our little Franciscan community d of Jesus.

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Flag as Inappropriate. Groeschel was a highly visible Catholic activist, firstly in the civil rights movement. While he was recovering from his injuries, he collaborated with John Bishop on the book There Are No Accidents: In All Things Trust in God. He broadcast his first live program on EWTN on October 24, 2004. Although the accident left him with limited use of his right arm and difficulty in walking, he was back preaching and giving retreats by the end of 2004 and he continued to keep a full schedule.

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  • Haracetys
Fr. Groeschel is one of the most qualified people to write this book, because he has been deeply involved in the evaluation and treatment of troubled priests. Hib background as a psychologist gives him an insignt few church writers can match. As a result, this is an outstanding analysis of the problem, its cause, and its remedy. He describes the "progressive" movement and how it infected the Catholic Church as well as other institutions. The effects of mistaking permissiveness for tolerance permeated the seminaries and allowed the ordination of unsuitable candidates for the priesthood. Interestingly, this trend has been reversed and the newly ordained tend to be quite orthodox--this is a clear indication that Fr. Groeschel was correct in his analysis of the scandal's roots. The uninformed simply blame the Bishops for the scandals uncovered in recent years. But anyone who wants to go deeper should definitely read From Scandal to Hope. And anyone who cares about true reform will be bolstered by reading how the Church is being made stronger by overcoming this systemic problem.
  • Mariwyn
This book makes several good points, but it glosses over the main issue. It really doesn't matter if the media don't like the Catholic Church, and if ministers of other denominations are sexual predators and pederasts as well as Catholic priests and brothers, and if Catholics in the US are worldly. The point is that the Catholic Church has vouched for its priests and brothers, some of whom have violated teenagers and children, and then these perverts have been coddled by psychologists--even priest psychologists--and protected by their bishops, so that they can continue to harm the people the Church should at least attempt to protect.

This scandal should be dealt with, not minimized because it has happened in other sects and locations. Years earlier in the "New York Daily News" Fr. Benedict was given a full page to discuss the sex abuse scandal. He wrote like a professor, straining to make distinctions between homosexuals who molest (and can be rehabilitated, he stated) and pedophiles (who cannot be rehabilitated, he stated). He completely missed the point that a parent whose child has been molested by a Catholic priest or brother--who in effect was trusted as a representative of the Church--doesn't care if the person who did it was a homosexual or a pedophile. That parent cares that his family's trust was violated and his child molested by someone the Church vouched for--and Church authorities looked the other way.

Please see Rod Dreher's documented post "Father Groeschel Goes" available at theamericanconservative Web site for more information on this disaster.
  • Ielonere
Benedict Joseph Groeschel (born 1933) is a Catholic priest, retreat master, author, psychologist, activist and former host of the EWTN program Sunday Night Prime. He has written many books, such as Spiritual Passages: The Psychology of Spiritual Development,Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones: Spiritual Answers to Psychological Questions,A Still, Small Voice: A Practical Guide on Reported Revelations,The Courage to Be Chaste, etc.

He wrote in the introductory section of the book. "This book obviously had to be written under great pressure of both time and responsibility. My motive for writing the book is to encourage Catholics toward the best use of the tremendous suffering we are all going through at this time." (Pg. 9)

He states, "Here in the United States, the Church is humiliated and demoralized. The bishops are shaken. Priests are discouraged. Many of the most loyal Catholics are angry at Church authorities, and everyone wonders what will happen. This is a time, then, to turn to God. This should not be seen merely as a pious thought, but as a very real demand of the times. In this book, we want to look at the problem that has been in the media day after day. And at the same time, we want to look at the media's attack on the Church, which this problem has occasioned. There's a feeding frenzy by media sharks against the Catholic Church, and they have their reasons. Finally, we want to look for solutions that may be found in this suffering, to see what can be done to bring good out of this situation." (Pg. 15-16)

He states, "Now I come to the big question about the media. Does anyone think that Catholic clergy are the only people who have this problem? People in the media apparently believe that they are... Various religious denominations... all encounter the same problem, as does the Catholic Church, and they have all generally handled it in the same way. They have very rarely brought cases of sexual misconduct with minors into criminal court for the simple reason that their families did not want to do so. They did not want to put the youngster before a court, and so these things were settled most often with the knowledge of district attorneys... along with the payment of considerable sums in damages. In other words, they acted exactly the same as the Catholic bishops are accused of doing right now." (Pg. 29)

He suggests, "The heart of the problem is that we have become a worldly Church. We are filled with many worldly ideas that we have absorbed from the general culture." (Pg. 34) He adds, "The present disaster and scandal reveal that there has been much relativistic moral theology and practice. A great many priests and religious have held out against moral relativism, with varying degrees of certitude; but it has crept in nonetheless." (Pg. 37)

He charges, "We are experiencing a media blitz right now against the Catholic Church... Over ninety percent of those involved in media establishment were in favor of equating homosexual relationships with traditional marriage. Considerably more than ninety percent were in favor of abortion-on-demand. That's why they consider us their enemies... Their goal is to destroy any public influence that the Catholic Church or its bishops might have. That's their goal, and they are succeeding very well in reaching it." (Pg. 44-45)

But he admits, "To be sure, Church authorities have made terrible mistakes... Some bishops were mistaken, and at times these terrible mistakes let to things that are terrifying and lamentable. Innocent youngsters were badly hurt and so were their families... in the last thirty years no single problem has occupied the attention of bishops and religious administrators more than clerical misbehavior... The bishops listened to lawyers and to psychologists... who were sometimes tragically wrong about a particular case... How did such people get into the seminary after psychological-testing procedures were established? The most notorious cases involved priests who were ordained before testing began." (Pg. 53-54)

He asserts, "As I write, it appears that Catholic priests in the United States have no civil rights and are guilty until proved innocent. Any false accusation can remove a priest immediately from hsi work and home without even the right to confront his accuser or a representative... his good name may not be restored. They may simply say that there is insufficient evidence, and his reputation may be ruined. This abuse of the media sets a very dangerous precedent." (Pg. 61)

He concludes, "No other procedure would settle the situation more powerfully than an apology from the clergy and the hierarchy as well as an admission that serious mistakes have been made. I think that this must go quite beyond the area of so-called pedophilia cases... The Pope has apologized often. The American clergy ought to consider the possibility." (Pg. 177)

This book will be of great interest to Catholics looking for "lessons" from the scandal.
  • Nkeiy
Father Benedict Groeshel is such a calm and graceful writer. The message of this book is pretty simple and straightforward. Don't freak out. Yes, the scandals have been heartbreaking and yes these last couple of years have been one shock after another but don't let it kill your faith or your reasoning ability. The church has, Father Groeschel points out, suffered scandals before and came back stronger from them. Stupid, evil, filthy things have happened and stupid, callow people stood by and did nothing but there is hope.

The book is very honest, and calls for reform as loudly and as clearly as can be. And the reform it calls for isn't just for the clergy, the book has some stern words for the laity as well.

From Scandal to Hope is relief to the grieving and confused and a rebuke to those who are frankly enjoying the scandal for their own reasons. It's a tiny book but packs a wallop.