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 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.

Up Close and Personal

Up Close and Personal - Talking to 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 and professor





"Dr. Corr’s story is ultimately about the comfort and joy of reaching out to others as the secret to sustaining a personal spirit. He generously shares the human life journey in the most important ways ..."

- Dr. James Murphy, Chair of Franklin Forum


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