Book groups are everywhere. You can hardly throw a Kindle these days without hitting one. And some of those book groups are amazing.
Sunday June, 28th I was at Island Books, in the beautiful village of Mercer Island, Washington, to read some selections from my memoir, SPLIT: A child, a priest and the Catholic Church. At my readings, I always spend some time talking about the issues survivors face. The last few months gave us lots to talk […]
Tooting the horn for SPLIT I’m very happy to announce that my memoir, SPLIT : A child, a priest, and the Catholic Church is now available. The ebook is available from most online booksellers. The triumphant cherub on the cover is blowing her horn just in time for the holiday season. Though SPLIT deals with […]
In an unusual example of book promotion, author John Grisham gave an interview about his novel “Gray Mountain,” that turned instead into a contrarian opinion piece on people who look at child pornography. From The Washington Post He defended them. He described viewing child pornography as an accidental crime easily committed by pushing “the wrong […]
The event at Town Hall in Seattle featuring Michael D’Antonio and his new book Mortal Sins Sex, Crime and the Era of Catholic Scandal was a success. A great crowd turned out to hear and learn about the crisis of priest abuse in the Catholic Church. The panel of experts, of which I was one, […]
When I was growing up Catholic, I learned that there were four kinds of sins: original sin, actual sin, venial sin and MORTAL SIN. Mortal sin was the deadliest sin in town. For a sin to be mortal, the action you committed had to be very bad. You needed to know it was very bad […]