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Bishops Folly....Cardinal Sin John David Canter

Bishops Folly....Cardinal Sin

John David Canter

Published February 23rd 2004
ISBN : 9781413717280
Paperback
118 pages
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Bishops Folly ... Cardinal Sin is a novel whose premise is as old as mankind itself, yet as contemporaneous as the squalid headlines of todayas press. Thematically, it spins the tale of a Roman Catholic prelate from Boston, an old man who, both asMoreBishops Folly ... Cardinal Sin is a novel whose premise is as old as mankind itself, yet as contemporaneous as the squalid headlines of todayas press. Thematically, it spins the tale of a Roman Catholic prelate from Boston, an old man who, both as passive victimizer and as victim of the Churchas current sexual scandals, resigns his priesthood to return to his native Ireland in search of spiritual cleansing and rebirth. At first, his approach is fairly typical: self-doubts, mental flagellations, a deep sense of remorse. In time, however, an amorphous yet eventually omnipresent sense insinuates its way into the prelateas mind, altering both the direction of the story and the old manas life. The remainder of the novel portrays the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual journey that the old man undertakes as he seeks to rationalize both his own life and the souls of the dead whose salvation he has unwillingly undertaken.