-Michael Rezendes, Boston Globe
I Confess is..."A worthy example of applied self-reflection, that desire to find the words for complicated internal contentions and transformations, with some startling imagery that lingers long after the book is closed ..."
-Judith Vida-Spence, M.D.
American Journal of Psychoanalysis, Section Editor: On the Arts
Anyone reading Richard Sipe's I Confess will be delighted, informed, and uplifted by his reflections and his poetry. From priesthood to layman, to husband, to father, his thoughts deepen one's appreciation for the complexities of life, for the need and role of personal therapy, for the range of sexual feelings that help humanize us, including, finally, his reflections on our final moments. I recommend Sipe's life journal. He is honest to his experiences... some of his imagery is haunting.
-Gerald J. Gargiulo, PhD
Psychoanalyst, poet, author of Broken Fathers/Broken Sons and Quantum Psychoanalysis.
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About the Author
His lifetime work is the examination of the sexual and celibate practices of Roman Catholic bishops and priests. That research led to careful consideration of Catholic sexual teaching and its disastrous effects on behavior especially sexual abuse of minors by clergy. Sipe's books include A Secret World and Sex, Priests & Power; the Anatomy of a Crisis; and The Serpent & the Dove: Celibacy in Literature & Life.