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."