Danville author takes critical look at Catholic Church


Danville author Harry G. Michaels has announced the nationwide release of his newest work, "Reflections on the Pedagogy of Catholicism," a critical look at the Catholic institutional church.

Michaels writes about the secretive protocols and hidden agenda of the clerical hierarchy.

The book's central theme is to point out the various influences of pedagogical teaching of church dogma and mandatory instruction that has negatively promoted and hindered the developmental tasks of childhood from the establishment of "basic trust" to "adolescent identity" and beyond, according to Michaels.

Michaels is a retired school psychologist who held licenses as a marriage-family therapist and educational psychologist in California. He was educated through high school and college with the Jesuits in San Francisco receiving his bachelor's degree in political science and history before going on for an advance degree in psychological services.

He has written two other books on the subject of social development and values: "How Goes It with America" and "In the Interests of Educational Reform and Friends of the Republic: A Brief Scan of Recent U.S. History."


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Posted by Debs
a resident of Danville
on Jul 10, 2014 at 6:26 am

I am anxious to read this book.

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Posted by Mary
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 10, 2014 at 6:52 am

I always will stay committed to my Catholic faith. It was started by Jesus Christ himself. Yes, there have been men who have perpetrated evil either in the name of the church or by being associated with the church. But men have been capable of sin since Original Sin. It is our fallen nature.
The Catholic Church and it's teachings still give me great joy and sense of humility and hope.

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Posted by Geo
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:27 am

If you judge any church by its people you would never join any of them :) I choose to try to help from within wherever I am, as long as I do not have to look to closely in the mirror. It is easy to point the finger elsewhere.

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Posted by Geo
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:31 am

Author Harry can become a serial writer now. Which church or religion should he do next dear readers? :)

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 10, 2014 at 11:29 am

All, YES ALL religions are a crutch for the weak minded people that cannot guide or control their own destiny of life here on Earth.

Mary stated that a man named Jesus Christ started the Catholic faith.
Mary this is not a true statement and I believe you know it.

Mary, from the beginning time corrupt people realized the way to control the weak masses was to create something that could not see, touch, or feel...THEY CREATED RELIGION.. All religions were created as a business to collect money and make promises. Just like our current government administration.

Thank you for listening, Julia Pardini from Alamo

P.S. Debs why are you anxious to read this book. I would like you to post your reason.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Danville
on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Bitter Julia at it again!!!
It must be sad that some people have nothing better to do than sit and spew out bitterness on blogs every day!!!

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Jul 11, 2014 at 10:25 am

Thank you for your input and expressing you opinion.

Some of us know the facts and some of you like to dream.

That's okay dream on my dear friends if that helps you get by.

That is why religions were some of you folks didn't have to think or guide your own life. Let other guide you down or up the yellow brick road.

I am not bitter as Mike likes to portray me...but if that makes Mike feel better by throwing rock at be it

Thanks for listening and most of all responding to my opinion.

Julia Pardini, from Alamo

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Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on Jul 11, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Like all religions, they all have a bias for spreading their own belief systems. Some set out to do good and accomplish it, as the many schools, orphanages, food banks and hospitals attest to. Religions are made up of people, and people can either be self-serving or generous and compassionate. Relgions are not perfect just like people. I would say like everything actions speaker louder than words. What are these religions accomplishing in the world? Depends on your perspective.

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Posted by Dan
a resident of Danville
on Jul 12, 2014 at 7:36 am

Hey Julia I think Mike is on to something. How about a series of "Positive" comments for awhile.

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