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The Excellence of Christ’s Priesthood and Rome’s Parody

After the Lord Jesus’ resurrection He is the sole sacrificial priest of the New Testament. He finished the work of our salvation by one sole offering. It is of utter importance to understand the fact that Christ Jesus alone is qualified to be the believer’s Priest. He alone had the absolutely unique qualifications of being Read More

Far from Rome near to God


Recorded live in Ireland Richard Bennet give the background to his book Far FromRome Near to God the testimonies of 50 converted Catholic priests.
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Disturbing Encounters in the Catholic Confession Box

In my first year of ministry as a priest in Park Street Catholic Church, Port of Spain, Trinidad, I remember in vivid detail what a difficult time I had with the Saturday confessions.  Each Saturday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., many Catholics queued up outside the confession box waiting their turn to enter to tell us Read More

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Better to Marry than to Burn

“…better to marry than to burn…”: Boston and the Catholic troubles “Sex, shame and the Catholic Church” was Newsweek’s cover story for March 4th, 2002, the subtitle of which was “and new soul-searching across America.” One would have hoped that exposure of the Catholic teaching on virginity and celibacy would have been discussed. Instead, the Read More

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The Priesthood

There is a common thread that runs throughout the experiences of former priests whose testimonies are in our book, Far from Rome, Near to God: The Testimonies of Fifty Former Catholic Priests. We had a great yearning to be different from those around us. We wanted to be more pure, nearer to God. We wanted to Read More