Forgive Me, Father: A True Story of a Priest, a Nun, and Brutal Murder

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Macmillan, Feb 5, 2008 - True Crime - 320 pages
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HE WAS A MAN OF GOD.

Father Gerald Robinson was a pillar of his Toledo, Ohio church-going community. A popular priest, he was especially admired in the city’s Polish neighborhoods for delivering powerful sermons in Polish. In later years, Father Robinson ministered to the sick, and eventually ended up serving as chaplain at Mercy Hospital—where met Sister Margaret Ann Pahl.

UNTIL HE BROKE THE MOST SACRED COMMANDMENT…

Sister Margaret, age 72, was well-loved at Mercy. When, in the hospital’s sacristy, she was found dead with numerous stab wounds to her neck, chest, and head—in the pattern of a cross—no one could believe it: Who at Mercy could have committed such evil? For years, there was no answer…even though questions about the chaplain’s dark past continued to arise. Finally, in 2004, cold-case detectives announced that Father Gerald Robinson, who presided at Sister Margaret’s own funeral, was convicted with her murder.

With 8 pages of shocking photos!

  

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This story is truly amazing! I couldn't put the book down. Finished reading in a day and a half. I'm a true crime addict and this is definately worth checking out since the priest was just convicted two years ago for a crime that happened in 1980!!! ... Read full review

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It came across the desk and I had to read it. It was a good true crime story. Not very far away in Toledo, Ohio. Read full review

Contents

Chapter Seven Holy Saturday
47
Chapter Eight Mr Swift Call
53
Chapter Twentythree An Effrontery to God
153
Chapter Twentyseven A Leave of Absence
181
Chapter Twentyeight A Celebratory Party
190
Chapter Thirtythree A Church in Crisis
219
Chapter Thirtyseven Memories raae
247
Chapter Forty The Defense
270
Chapter Fortythree As I Shall Answer to God
300
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About the author (2008)

English-born John Glatt is the author of Lost and Found, Secrets in the Cellar, Playing with Fire, and many other bestselling books of true crime. He has more than 30 years of experience as an investigative journalist in England and America. Glatt left school at 16 and worked a variety of jobs—including tea boy and messenger—before joining a small weekly newspaper. He freelanced at several English newspapers, then in 1981 moved to New York, where he joined the staff for News Limited and freelanced for publications including Newsweek and the New York Post. His first book, a biography of Billy Graham, was published in 1981, and he published For I Have Sinned, his first book of true crime, in 1998. He has appeared on television and radio programs all over the world, including Dateline NBC, Fox News, A Current Affair, BBC World News, and A&E Biography. He and his wife Gail divide their time between New York City, the Catskill Mountains and London.

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