From Faithful to HereticsMarch 09, 2008
My latest academic article has been published in the Rocky Mountain Communication Review. The study is entitled "From faithful to heretics: The Catholic Church's response to the Voice of Faithful." Here is a summary of what the piece is about:
In the wake of the priest abuse crisis within the Catholic Church, the Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) emerged and demanded more laity involvement in church affairs. The Catholic Church responded by attacking VOTF, (re)defining the group as heretical, and accusing them of using the crisis to advance VOTF’s agenda. This study explores this response to VOTF in light of Kurtz's (1983) work on heresy and orthodoxy.A list of my other academic publications and writings can be found here.