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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Eugene Cullen Kennedy  

Pen Name: Eugene C. Kennedy, Eugene Kennedy

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1928 in Syracuse, New York

Died: 2015 in Benton Harbor, Michigan

-- Eugene Cullen Kennedy on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Kennedy lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kennedy was a psychologist, former priest, columnist, a leading Catholic author and scholar. He joined in the Clinical Psychology department at Chicago's Loyola University in 1969, and eventually became professor and chairman of the department, retiring as professor emeritus.Kennedy has written over 50 books on psychology, religion, Catholic church, and psychology of religion, and has also published three novels. He wrote a column for the Religious News Service, distributed by the New York Times syndicate.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Tomorrow's Catholics Yesterday's Church: The Two Cultures of American Catholicism
ISBN: 0892435801

Triumph Books. 1995

Book by Kennedy, Eugene

ISBN: 044914688X

Fawcett. 1990

As he is being groomed for a high position in the Vatican, Monsignor Michael Tracy falls in love with a former nun and finds himself involved in an investigation of the suspicious death of the pope

Cardinal Bernardin: Easing Conflicts - And Battling for the Soul of American Catholicism
ISBN: 0933893981

Bonus Books. 1989

Traces the life of the influential American cardinal and describes how the Church is facing the great issues of modern times

This Man Bernardin
ISBN: 0829409092

Loyola Pr. 1996

With 180 photographs by Pulitizer-Prize-winning photojournalist John White and elegant text from author, psychologist, and friend Eugene Kennedy, the life of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, Archbishop of Chicago, is deftly and sensitively portrayed.

My Brother Joseph: The Spirit of a Cardinal and the Story of a Friendship
ISBN: 0312171188

St. Martin's Press. 1997

A friend of the Cardinal's for more than thirty years explores the priest's whole life, focusing primarily on the spiritual meaning and healing that emerged from the last three years of Bernardin's life while he battled cancer. 75,000 first printing.

Bernardin: Life to the Full
ISBN: 156625082X

Bonus Books. 1997

Traces the life of the influential American cardinal and describes how the Church is facing the great issues of modern times

The Unhealed Wound: The Church and Human Sexuality
ISBN: 031228358X

St. Martin's Griffin. 2002

Kennedy, a psychologist, former priest, and a leading Catholic author and scholar, addresses one of the most compelling yet undiscussed issues in the Church: human sexuality. The Unhealed Wound is a penetrating and insightful study of the unresolved conflicts Catholics face regarding both their sexuality and spirituality, deep conflicts which grow more and more serious as they remain unaddressed within the Church.

He astutely yet respectfully takes to task a faith that—despite the reality of erotic love as a natural and human aspect of life itself—condemns birth control, marriage for priests, and sex outside of marriage. The Unhealed Wound also examines the Church's formidable hierarchy, challenging those clerics who uphold papal edicts unthinkingly. Articulately postulating our need not only to understand but celebrate our own sexuality, this book will engender both controversy and heated dialogue among today's scholars, students, and believers of Catholicism.

9-11: Meditations at the Center of the World
ISBN: 1570754454

Orbis Books. 2002

The author focuses on the sacred in the midst of sin and the goodness that broke through evil in the aftermath of September 11th, in an effort to bring peace to human hearts. Original.


Carl Sandburg Award for Literature