UPDATE: 27 Aug 2022 12:14:
From my friend…
GOOD GRIEF! Your readers really responded – as in, immediately! The book is now SOLD OUT, thanks to you. So I’m busy boxing up more copies to send to the Amazon warehouses.
Just in case anyone was wondering.
Originally Published on: Aug 26, 2022 at 15:15
The other day I wrote something about “moral injury” as a phenomenon in the Church, especially involving bishops and priests, pastors and assistants.
Today I had a note from a friend who is a canon lawyer which touched on conflicts between bishop and priest, but goes broader.
FATHERS! Find this post again by looking up “good reputation” or “canon lawyer”.
Here is the note, with my emphases:
Laudetur Iesus Christus!
Hope you are doing well, Father. I wanted to let you know that the JCD thesis I’ve been working on regarding a priest’s right to his reputation is finally done, defended, and now available on amazon (the ISBN is 978-0991325429):
The Right of a Cleric to Bona Fama by Dr. Michael J. Mazza, JCD, JD
Thanks for all your prayers, esp. for your brother priests whom I now helping. If you know of any priests or seminarians who might benefit from knowing about the book or about my work, please pass along the link or give them my contact information (including the spiffy new email). As you may know, the first few hours after an accusation is made are absolutely critical. If anyone you know is called to the chancery, it is vital that they have the advice of a good canonist before heading in.
Again, thanks for your faithful witness to Our Lord. Know of my prayers for you and the people whom you serve.
In Corde Regis,
Dr. Michael J. Mazza, J.D., J.C.D.
US Mailing Address:
Michael Joseph Mazza
514 Americas Way #17147
Box Elder, SD 57719-7600 USA
(+1) 262.239.2010 – cell
Italy Mailing Address:
Michael Joseph Mazza, #302
Via delle Fornaci, n. 28
00165 Roma (RM) ITALIA