After reading HAITI, Oscar-winning writer-director Paul Haggis says of author Fr. Rich Frechette: "He is a man who does daily battle with cynicism and hatred that threatens to overwhelm his faith in mankind, and somehow draws lessons so surprising that they threaten to make an old atheist, like myself, believe in God."
"Mother Teresa never sought fame—she was content to simply care for the sick and indigent without notice or fanfare. While she was unique in many ways, she was not the first, or the last, of great Catholic heroes who are blessed with incredible humility. Father Richard Frechette is cut from the same cloth... Haiti: The God of Tough Places, the Lord of Burnt Men is a riveting volume that requires a strong stomach. But the rewards, especially for Catholics, make the struggle worthwhile.... What energizes him [Father Rick] is the Haitian people—they never give up. Surrounded by horror stories, many of which are their own, they possess a will to live that would astound most of us in the developed nations."
–William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, in Catalyst