Many Call Me Father, But My Kids Call Me Dad: The Life Story of a Married Catholic Priest
This book was never intended to be a theological study of the Roman Catholic priesthood. Nor does it attempt to explain the moral, doctrinal, and disciplinary philosophy of a Church now struggling to locate a compass that will help re-discover its leadership and restore its relevance in the modern world.
Rather, it is the story of a man who has experienced both priesthood and parenthood and who has diligently searched for the resolution of both., as he has journied from seminary to ordination; from subsequent departure to marriage and parenthood; from government service to bed and breakfast hospitality…. And finally, full circle, to a return to active ministry … a priesthood devoted to the Catholic “diaspora.”
This book is a reflection on a “road less traveled” rather than a schorlarly treatise.
Hopefully, it will help those who read it to better understand both the high expectations as well as the pitfalls in trying to be a full human being.