-- Jack Kraft, Esq.
"Monsignor William McCarthy paints a picture embracing a situation that is almost impossible to comprehend. Had I not stood by him throughout the years of pure hell he experienced, I would not have believed the outright calumny by a detective, and how the subsequent action of his bishop and diocesan staff could have occurred. Child abuse is a terrible thing, but equally horrible is when innocent priests are unjustly condemned and destroyed by the hierarchy of their church."
-- Arthur N. Hoagland, M.D.
"This book is a must read for any Catholic who loves their Church but is concerned about its often self-destructive response to the tragedy of clerical pedophilia. It is story about tragedy and triumph. The tragedy of the Church that Monsignor McCarthy loves deeply, and into which he has selflessly devoted his entire life, but is sometimes governed by people who have lost all sense of justice. It is a Church that betrayed him. In its attempt to protect the victims of child abuse, it established a new category of victims: its faithful priests. The triumph of Monsignor McCarthy is his faith and love of Jesus, which saw him through his terrible ordeal in spite of the evil that was perpetrated against him."
-- Deacon Joseph Keenan
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I couldn't even finish this one. I was expecting something totally differetn from this book. I thought that it would be a book about the priest's journey through a difficult time, but by about 120 pages in, I felt like I was being preached to. Not sure why there was an entire chapter about how to have a successful marriage when the book is supposed to be a narrative about his journey through being falsely accused of molesting two small girls. I was very disappointed.