Category Archives: Catholic Church

The Stigmatized Organization: Setting a Research Agenda

The following represents a review of the limited work on the stigmatized organization and sets the stage for an examination of the clergy sex abuse scandal and the stigmatization faced by the Catholic Church. As a social psychologist, and unlike … Continue reading

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Placing Stigma in Context

As a social psychologist—and unlike an organizational sociologist—I am curious to explore the processes by which an organization is stigmatized. In the context of the clergy sex abuse scandal and cover-up within the Catholic Church, individual priests, bishops, cardinals, and … Continue reading

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Beyond a Doubt

In the beginning of the movie Doubt (2008), the priest gives a sermon on that topic, saying that people can unite in doubt as much as they unite in certainty.  The main character, a nun who is the principal of the Catholic … Continue reading

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