St. Bonaventure theologian urges church leaders to listen to cries of abuse victims

WBFO 88.7

March 31, 2019

By Mark Scott

A new book by a St. Bonaventure University priest and professor explores options for the Church as it tries to recover from the ongoing clergy abuse scandal. Fr. David Couturier is a theology professor who is also director of the Franciscan Institute. His book is titled “The Voice of the Victims, The Voice of the Crucified.”

Fr. Couturier takes up the difficult discussion of how the church that understands itself as “the community of the Beloved of God” became — in one generation — a “culture of cruelty and corruption” against its parishioners, especially the youngest among them.

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