Does Christianity need a good name?
I hardly think so. It derives from the son of God, Jesus Christ, and there is no name above that name, so why all this fuss about "Has Christianity lost its good name?" As far as Anne Rice quitting the Catholic Church, one cannot but suspect that the fact that she wrote fictional stories about vampires, a superstitious pagan belief, perhaps her sudden default from Catholicism has led her from the fantasy world of pagan vampires to the real world of modern paganism. She will have lots of company.
But Christ's church will go on. Christ Himself has said, taking one of the weakest and less erudite of the apostles, "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it."
And later, he said "this is my body and this is my blood. Unless you eat my body and drink my blood ..." and in this way He founded His Church and promised to be with us until the end of time. The church, therefore, is not an obstacle to our final goal, but rather a means to our final end formed gratuitously by its founder and head, Jesus Christ.