Why We Walked Away

A group of 12 of us, ex-Roman Catholic priests, worked for a year to produce a book. I’m happy to announce Why We Walked Away. I have a chapter in walkthe book.
Like Rip Van Winkle the twelve men in this book woke up during the sixties and seventies. They hadn’t been asleep, but the church they belonged to had slept for centuries. Then Pope John the 23rd called the Vatican II Council and asked the church to open its windows and let in some fresh air.
Turmoil surrounded the church in America in those years, the civil rights movement, the war in Vietnam, and poverty in America. New leaders arose – Martin Luther King, John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. New religious leaders defined what it meant to be a modern Catholic – Hans Kung, Teilhard de Chardin, and the liberation theologians.
These 12 tried to live their Christianity, but time after time the bishops stepped on their efforts. They left the church by the hundreds. These 12 stories show why there’s a crisis in the church, why there aren’t enough priests today.
I am one of the 12. I am impressed by the depth of the spirituality of some of my colleagues.
The book is available for $2.99 where you buy E-books. Create Space will have printed copies soon, and I have some copies for sale at $16.50
Amazon has the E-book at these sites:
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