Don’t judge me, you could be me in another life. In another set of circumstances.” -Sting

In 1997, at the age of forty-two, Stephen Donnelly was ordained a Roman Catholic priest. Standing before God, the bishop, and the congregation, he made promises he struggled to keep. Three years into his priesthood, he descended into a world of cocaine and alcohol abuse. Fellow priests intervened, and after multiple stints in rehab, Stephen turned his life around and became well-known in Alcoholics Anonymous circles as the “Irish priest with a problem.” Stephen’s memoir, A Saint and a Sinner, is a brutally honest account of his journey of sinfulness, It’s a cautionary tale of the struggle between good and evil that exists within all of us.

During his seven years as Associate Pastor of St. Patrick’s Church, Huntington, New York,he became known among parishioners as a “rock star.” They were among the best years of his priesthood. He was Stephen: the man, the Catholic, and the priest at his absolute best. But in 2018, while assigned to a new parish, the unthinkable happened, and it threatened to destroy everything he held dear.


The Church Pushes Back

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in times of comfort and convenience but where he stands in times of challenges and controversy.” -Martin Luther King My soon to be released memoir, A Saint and a Sinner, is sure to be a lightning rod for controversy. Anytime, you take on an institution asContinue reading “The Church Pushes Back”

Our Dream Interviewer for A Saint and a Sinner. . . Howard Stern

“Awakening is not changing who you are but discarding who you are not.” Deepak Chopra Howard Stern, radio personality extraordinaire, is arguably the poster child for personal transformation. He’s morphed into an enlightened and evolved man. For decades, The King of all Media fed his soul, and his insatiable need for ratings, with sophomoric andContinue reading “Our Dream Interviewer for A Saint and a Sinner. . . Howard Stern”