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”

When I was Finally Clean and Sober

“Sometimes you can only find heaven when you slowly back away from hell.” –Carrie Fisher from her 2008 memoir ‘Wishful Thinking’ When I was finally clean and sober, Father Tom Gallagher gifted me with a contemporary Christian painting by Thomas Blackshear titled, “Forgiven.” It depicts Jesus Christ holding up a broken man and the words,Continue reading “When I was Finally Clean and Sober”

Compassion

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” – Dalai Lama A Word from the Co-Author Father Stephen, during his seven years at St. Patrick’s Church in Huntington, New York exposed his humanity to so many people in a way rarely seen in the Catholic Church, especially since the sex abuseContinue reading “Compassion”