Remember the name “Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Ph.D.”? This is t he clinical psychologist called upon by the USCCB to address the US bishops in 2002 at their famed Dallas meeting as they grappled with the exploding clergy sex-abuse scandal? She was supposed to be an expert on such matters. She was asked to address the Conference of Major Superiors of Men later that year on the same topic. She is also a very heterodox Catholic who is deeply immersed in dissent from Church doctrine and all the hippy-dippy notions of Jesus Christ, the Church, and morality advanced by your typical Call to Action member.
Recall her 2005 open letter to then-Archbishop Sean O’Malley defending Fr. Walter Cuenin and addressing the archbishop in the most disrespectful terms. She accused him of being a Gollum, a hypocrite, a Pharisee, and a “facade of the Christ follower.”
She’s the editor of a new book on the Scandal called “Predatory Priests, Silenced Victims: Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Church” and the author of another new book “Perversion of Power: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church”. Both books blame the scandal on the Church’s teachings on sexual morality and perversely claim that all the abuse is the result of the Church’s prohibition on homosexual acts.
Her latest public diatribes
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