BIOGRAPHY

Since Finbarr M Corr came from Ireland to the US in 1960 as a “missionary� priest, he has led a very full life. His ministry included working with inner-city youth and the adults of Northern New Jersey as well as counseling engaged and married couples. From his early years in Paterson, NJ, he was not just tolerant of other cultures and religions, but built bridges of communication and trust among people so that together they could work together for a better world.

After 28 joy-filled years as a Catholic priest, Finbarr resigned the priesthood to marry Laurie Hutton. He continued his ministry as marriage and family therapist, professor and writer. An active Rotarian, he now fosters dialogue between Muslims, Jews and Christians as a step towards world peace and understanding.

Finbarr’s many readers enjoy his Irish wit, the insights into relationships that he offers, and the way in which he encourages all not to be inhibited by life’s obstacles but to the cross the bridge to a more fulfilling life.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR, finbarr m. corr, ed.d.

Finbarr Corr, author and publisher, is a native of Legaginney, Ballinagh, County Cavan, Ireland.

He was a student of St Patrick's College from 1949 until 1954. In his first book, "A Kid from Legaginney" he recalls his youth in Legaginney, his years in St Pat's and his time in the seminary. He served as a priest for 28 years in America before leaving the ministry, marrying and becoming a therapist. His first book takes us through his life journey from student to priesthood to therapist.

Finbarr's upcoming book, Broken Promises: What happened to Vatican Council II?, examines the context and consequences of Vatican Council II fifty years after it was first convened: it's early promise; the popes and forces who have defined and managed its fate, including the possible reasons for their failure to embrace shared authority and openness; and the consequent disruption in major Catholic populations throughout the world. The author, who served as a priest before, during and after the Council explains why that there is still time for rescue and renewal even though the most damaging result of the Church hierarchy's failed follow through ¨C the cover up of sexual abuse of children by pedophile clergy ¨C now threatens the Church's very survival.


Check out Finbarr's Interview on "Wired on NECN":
Part I : Part II : Part III : Part IV


Finbarr strongly supports World Peace Through Understanding and is very active in DialogForPeace.org. For more information on DialogForpeace.org, please visit the website at http://www.dialogforpeace.org.

"We don¡¯t often get to know the story of a priest¡¯s life, though I think we need to know more now, more than ever, that there are men and women of the cloth doing God¡¯s work. So here it is a memoir of a man doing just that, a man with a great heart and writing style that draws you in as if you were sitting by his fireside listening. Listening and being moved."

- Frank McCourt, the author of Angela's Ashes



A Kid from Legaginney

"A Kid from Legaginney" has won much acclaim from the critics. Frank McCourt, the author of Angela's Ashes describes it as "warm and leavened with the gentle breezes of kindness, humour and compassion".

He goes on: "We don't often get the inside story of a priest's...
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Living, Laughing and Loving Thru Marriage

Unfortunately, too many couples get married without the proper preparation. They mistakenly feel that the romantic love of courtship lasts forever. Many overlook, or deny seeing the faults in their prospective spouse and just go along and have the wedding because the date was set.

This according to Dr Corr is the primary reason why the divorce rate ...
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The Many Loves of Joe Carroll

a memoir as told to Finbarr Corr

"All of us, at one time or another have read the memoirs of famous people like presidents or great states people. Joe Carroll does not describe himself in his memoirs as a famous person nor would I, on the other hand, describe him as an "ordinary Joe."
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Bridges From Legaginney

Bridges from Legaginney is the story of a powerful life change by a priest from an irish catholic family of generations of priests. Finbarr Corr shares the challenge and emotion of his transition from pastoral leader of a vibrant parish community of 1800 families to a married lay professional, forced to start a new career alone¡­
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Up Close and Personal - Talking with Teens and Parents

"Dr. Corr's book Up Close and Personal provides a treasure trove of wisdom that will help many parents to meet the challenges of family life, especially when dealing with teenagers. His twenty two personal stories are gripping and dramatic, while at the same time sources of practical advice gleaned from over forty years of working with families." - Tom O'Connell, author, professor¡­
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What folks say about Finbarr the author

"We don¡¯t often get to know the story of a priest¡¯s life, though I think we need to know more now, more than ever, that there are men and women of the cloth doing God¡¯s work. So here it is a memoir of a man doing just that, a man with a great heart and writing style that draws you in as if you were sitting by his fireside listening. Listening and being moved."
Frank Mc Court author¡­¡­.

"I have enjoyed Finbarr¡¯s humor, his charisma and his genuine love of people. I was captivated by this book and couldn¡¯t put it down"
Patrick Scott¡­¡­classmate since 1949

"Finbarr Corr is a courageous hero, as in his journey through life he makes changes to find his inner soul. He has added to the great lore of the Irish-American experience"
Adrian Flannelly ¡­¡­..Host of Irish Radio Network

"I was in college and engaged to a guy with no goals, who disliked his mother, didn¡¯t know his father and hung out with questionable friends.
I married him anyway [why?] Where was Dr Corr¡¯s book when I needed it? I got divorced [of course] and am happily remarried. This self-help book is a must read"
MB¡­¡­¡­¡­a former client

"Finbarr has an entire footstool on me in terms of height. Although our perspectives may be different in some respects, we share common bonds, such as a sense of humor, a desire to help our fellow human beings and a zest for life"
Dr Ruth Westheimer¡­¡­¡­¡­¡­author and TV personality