Finbarr M. Corr Renews Marketing Campaign for 2012 Book

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Author analyzes Catholic church’s ‘Broken Promises’ in book about Vatican Council II

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SOUTH DENNIS, Mass. – As part of a new marketing campaign this year, author Finbarr M. Corr’s 2012 book “Broken Promises: Whatever Happened to Vatican Council II?” (published by Trafford Publishing) will soon be featured in an online book trailer created by Trafford Publishing and posted to YouTube.

After his 28-year stint in the Catholic priesthood, Corr decided to write a book detailing his views on the Church’s recent controversy regarding sexual abuse on the part of a number of priests. Because he served as a priest before, during and after Vatican Council II, Corr contrasts his enthusiasm for the renewal of the church he loves with the fear of the Vatican’s “curia,” who feel threatened by the openness and shared authority initiated by Pope John XXIII.

“‘Broken Promises’ reflects on the role of the pre-Vatican hierarchy in the United States, Ireland, Austria, the Netherlands, Germany and Australia and some of their adversity to assimilating the mandates of Vatican Council II, like collegiality, shared authority and transparency in decision-making,” Corr says.

Rather than placing blame on the hierarchy of the Catholic church, Corr says he instead empathizes with its unwillingness to acknowledge pedophilia as a reality in the priesthood. Additionally, Corr examines the context and consequences of Vatican Council II 50 years after it was convened, it’s early promises, the popes and forces that have defined and managed its fate, and its consequent disruption in major Catholic populations throughout the world.

“Broken Promises”
By Finbarr M. Corr, Ed. D.
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 204 pages | ISBN 9781466918450
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 204 pages | ISBN 9781466918467
E-Book | 204 pages | ISBN 9781466918474
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Finbarr M. Corr served as a Catholic priest for 28 years in the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey. As a licensed marriage and family therapist for 33 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 10 years. For 40 years he has been an active participant in communicating with other Christian faiths, with the goal being to facilitate Christian unity. As a Rotarian he initiated dialogue with local moderate Muslims in New Jersey and for five years facilitated – with fellow Rotarians – a dialogue with moderate Muslims who live and work in Cape Cod. He is the author of six 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” and “Broken Promises.” Corr retired from teaching at age 75 and created Advocates for a Community College Education, a program designed to raise money for financially needy students on Cape Cod who were passionate about continuing their education at the local community college.

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