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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

  • Tomorrow`s Catholics, Yesterday`s Church, The Two Cultures of American Catholicism, Harper, 1988
  • Fixes, Doubleday, 1989
  • Cardinal Bernardin, Easing Conflicts, and Battling for the Soul of Ameriican Catholicism, Bonus Books, 1989
  • On Becoming a Counselor, A Basic Guide for Non-Professional Counselors, Continuum, 1990 - written with Sara C. Charles
  • This Man Bernardin, Loyola Press, 1996
  • My Brother Joseph, The Spirit of a Cardinal, and the Story of a Friendship, St. Martin`s Press, 1997
  • Bernardin, Life to the Full, Bonus Books , 1997
  • Authority, The Most Misunderstood Idea in America, Free Press, 1997 - written with Sara C. Charles
  • The Unhealed Wound: The Church and Human Sexuality, St. Martin`s Press, 2001
  • 9-11, Meditations at the Center of the World, Orbis Books, 2002

Selected Titles At Your Library

Tomorrow's Catholics, yesterday's church :
ISBN: 0892435801. OCLC Number:

Triumph Books,. Liguori, Mo. :. 1995.

Fixes /
ISBN: 044914688X. OCLC Number:

Fawcett Gold Medal,. New York :. 1990, 1989.

Cardinal Bernardin :
ISBN: 0933893981. OCLC Number:

Bonus Books,. Chicago :. ©1989.

This man Bernardin /
ISBN: 0829409092. OCLC Number:

Loyola Press,. Chicago :. ©1996.

"This Man Bernardin is the visual diary of one of our nation's foremost religious leaders - Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, the Archbishop of Chicago." "The 180 striking black-and-white photos featured in this book capture the essence of the man who is Bernardin. Journey with the Cardinal from his Depression-era childhood in South Carolina to his present position as spiritual leader of the second-largest Catholic diocese in America - serving over 2.3 million parishioners." "Given unprecedented access to the Cardinal's daily life, Pulitzer-Prize-winning photojournalist John H. White takes you beyond the normal barriers and into the private life of a very public man. Bernardin's own words - collected from pastoral letters, homilies, personal interviews, and other writings - have been chosen to frame White's stunning duotone photographs." "White and Bernardin first met in New York City in 1979, when White was assigned to cover Pope John Paul II's visit to the United States. A special friendship grew between White, an African-American photojournalist and son of a Protestant minister, and Bernardin, then the Archbishop of Cincinnati and son of Italian immigrants. With Bernardin's trust, White has been able to observe and record the life of an American cardinal as no other photographer before him."--Jacket.

My brother Joseph :
ISBN: 0312171188. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Press,. New York :. 1997.

A sensitive portrayal of Chicago's late Cardinal who was known for mercy rather than severity and whose tenure was marked by even-handed dealings with dissident priests, and his ministry to those rejected by the instiltutional church.

Bernardin :
ISBN: 156625082X. OCLC Number:

Bonus Books,. Chicago :. 1997, ©1989.

The unhealed wound :
ISBN: 031228358X. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Press,. New York :. 2001.

9-11 :
ISBN: 1570754454. OCLC Number:

Orbis Books,. Maryknoll, N.Y. :. ©2002.

Takes us into the heart of unfathomable mystery--the sacramental mystery of September 11th--and reveals the sacred in the midst of sin, the goodness that is breaking through evil.


Carl Sandburg Award for Literature