Since My Last Confession

A Gay Catholic Memoir

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Author: Scott Pomfret

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1611459664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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Scott Pomfret serves as a lector at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston. He also writes gay porn. His boyfriend is a flaming atheist, and his boyfriend’s Protestant grandmother considers Catholicism a sin worse than sodomy. From Pentecost to Pride, from the books of the Bible to the articles of the Advocate, Pomfret’s wry, hysterically funny memoir maps with matchless humor the full spectrum of the gay Catholic experience.

Since My Last Confession

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Author: Drew Bacigalupa

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595193552

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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The spiritual journey of a young artist at mid-20th century, Since My Last Confession sensitively probes the faith and doubts of a pre-Vatican II cradle-born Roman Catholic. Luke at an early age is profoundly influenced by priests and nuns at school, later at work he pursues, in the army during World War II, and in post-war Europe while a graduate student in Florence. A wide circle of friends and experiences introduce him to other Christian denominations and other faiths, contributing to struggles he’s known with Catholic dogma since a teenager. Irrevocably bound to a Church which he questions and from which he’s alienated, Luke’s spiritual dilemma is heightened by professional setbacks, economic hardships, and rootlessness. When he falls in love with a privileged Jewish college student, Esther, he’s forced to face hard decisions about his faith, his work, commitments. A novel in which characters struggle with the persistent dichotomies of the sacred and the profane, Since My Last Confession confronts the challenges facing all of good faith during tumultuous eras of radical social change.

Two Weeks Since My Last Confession

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Author: Kate Genovese

Publisher: Fideli Publishing

ISBN: 9781604146677

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

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This riveting book, although fiction, presents readers with a true picture of the perils of drug addiction, incest, physical and sexual abuse, and the dark secrets of a family. But it is also a story of hope and restoration. The author includes valuable resources in regard to childhood sexual abuse and incest that many will find useful. This book is a "must read" and recommended for all adults. - Betty Corbin Tucker, Amazon Book Reviewer Two Weeks Since my Last Confession is a moving novel of dealing with one's dark past. - Midwest Book Review A dramatically written family saga, Two Weeks Since my Last Confession is the story of one woman's survival in the face of serious childhood abuse and addiction. More than this, it is a tale that chronicles the triumph of the human spirit over its enemies - not only external enemies but also the ones we find within ourselves. When Molly O'Brien comes into the world in 1951, she never imagines her life will turn out the way it does. Born into a wealthy family in which her father is a senator and her mother a devout catholic, Molly receives a good upbringing and has all the reason in the world to be happy. Yet, somehow, at the age of thirty, she is addicted to heroin and hasn't been employed for years. Her father believes that the corrupting influences of society are at fault, while her mother is convinced it's Molly's own depravity that has caused her ruin and her failure to stay in the Catholic church. Her older brother, Sean, however, knows who is really to blame: he holds the family secrets that have caused all of his sister's problems and are leading her down the harrowing road to drug addiction. And ultimately he knows that he and his parents are the only ones who can lead her out. _______ Kate Genovese has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. She has worked in the substance abuse field, with physically and sexually abused children, as well as school nursing for five years. Kate presently works for a visiting nurse association. Her other books, Thirty years in September; A Nurses Memoir and Loving Joe Gallucci are also available in print and ebook formats.

28 Years Since My Last Confession

Selected Poems

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Author: Catherine Powers

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491704462

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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It took so long to bring this book to print. I don't quite know why. I think maybe a few people had to die first. What I know now is that for a long time I stopped myself from getting my poetry out into the big, blue world because I followed the internal rule that I learned in my family, which was "this doesn't go outside the family." Since most of my writing was about my family this presented a conundrum. It took many years to break this rule and I still fight it almost every time I sit down to write. The book's grand themes: Death, Loss, Divorce, Bad Relationships, Toxic Family Issues, Addiction & My Catholic Upbringing. And, before you say "Wow, what a bummer," you need to know that I write with great humor and grace. That's what they say about me anyway. I like to think my work tragic and comic in the Irish tradition. Or, as my good friend, W.B. Yeats wrote, "Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy." Just change "he" to "she" and that should explain a great deal of my world view. My work has been compared to Sharon Olds, Hal Sirowitz and David Sedaris. I'm not making that up. It really has been compared to those writers. Enough! Read a few of my poems and judge for yourself.

Forty Years Since My Last Confession

A Memoir

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Author: Jean Gould

Publisher: Crossroad 8 Avenue

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 189

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The third in the Crosssroad series of Catholic memoiors is a richly poetic, intuitive, interior story of how one woman, a bright and headstrong seeker of spiritual truth, began to find her way back to the Catholic faith of her childhood.

At Bully Hills

Confessions of an American Oxycontin Addict

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Author: Thaddeus Deluca

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469110911

Category: Fiction

Page: 423

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This book is dedicated to the legions of Alcoholics and Drug Addicts who still suffer; may they find enough courage to take the first step in changing their livesadmitting they have a problem. If in some small way this book helps someone suffering from the disease of addiction find peace, the mission of this book will be completed; then pass it along to another addict in the hope he or she might find peace.

Pardon and Peace

A Sinner's Guide to Confession

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Author: Francis Randolph

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898708325

Category: Religion

Page: 185

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Fr. Francis Randolph presents a very positive and practical understanding of the immense value of the sacrament of confession for the modern Catholic. Father Randolph helps the reader to see how the sacrament of confession meets the deepest needs of the penitent on the spiritual, emotional and psychological levels. Step by step we follow the different stages of the rite, looking at the various elements of the sacrament and what they mean for the average sinner in the box. The author draws on his own experiences, on both sides of the grille, to explain what is actually happening in this sacrament, and why it is so helpful for growing in the love of God and neighbor. Because of so much recent confusion over the nature and purpose of the sacrament, the book tackles the common objections and anxieties over confession, and recommends frequent confession for getting rid of stress and anxiety, and growing in confidence before God.

The Brothers' Lot

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Author: Kevin Holohan

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 9781617750205

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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"Holohan's ability to write the kind of free-flowing naturalistic dialogue that so potently conveys the anarchic spirit of schoolboy warfare . . . is grounded by a shadow play of macabre references to horrors that ghost around the edges of the narrative, many eerily similar to some of the more infamous real life reports that have emerged in recent years." --The Irish Times Combining the spirit of Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim with a bawdy evisceration of hypocrisy in old-school Catholic education, The Brothers' Lot is a comic satire that tells the story of the Brothers of Godly Coercion School for Young Boys of Meager Means, a dilapidated Dickensian institution run by an assemblage of eccentric, insane, and often nasty celibate Brothers. The school is in decline and the Brothers hunger for a miracle to move their founder, the Venerable Saorseach O'Rahilly, along the path to Sainthood. When a possible miracle presents itself, the Brothers fervently seize on it with the help of the ethically pliant Diocesan Investigator, himself hungry for a miracle to boost his career. The school simultaneously comes under threat from strange outside forces. The harder the Brothers try to defend the school, the worse things seem to get. It takes an outsider, Finbar Sullivan, a young student newly arrived at the school, to see that the source of the threat may in fact lie inside the school itself. As the miracle unravels, the Brothers' efforts to preserve it unleash a disastrous chain of events. Tackling a serious subject from the oblique viewpoint of satire, The Brothers' Lot explores the culture that allowed abuses within church-run institutions in Ireland to go unchecked for decades.

Bless Me, Father ...

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Author: Robert A. Zammit

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452512035

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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Australia 1950’s, young Italian migrant boy, Anthony Fabrizi, growing up in Cronulla, a southern beach suburb of Sydney is bruised by his first love. Innocently, he turns to the Catholic Church, but the deception that occurs at the hands of the Brothers and Priests he has admired and trusted reveals the pure evil that can exist in a human’s heart. Determined to keep his pledge to God he retreats to Rome headlong into the underbelly of the world’s holiest institution – The Vatican. Here he discovers a Church with an unspeakable past. Worse still, he has evidence of murder in the highest order. Now he has to run, not only to save himself but the life of the only woman he has ever loved...

African Stories

For Preachers and Teachers

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Author: Joseph G. Healey

Publisher: Paulines Publications Africa

ISBN: 9966219498

Category: Christian life

Page: 152

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Panamanian Tundra

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Author: Michael Pinchot

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462842445

Category: Fiction

Page: 649

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The Reagan-Bush Just Say No drug prevention program has plummeted Panamanian General Manuel Noriegas CIA shared drug profits to a personal threatening low. The dictator launches an operation to establish a northern drug trafficking route, exclusive of the CIA, in order to provide funds necessary to sustain his military dictatorship. Mike Majors, an American street wise engineering consultant, is coerced into the operation due to his made to order involvement on a petroleum project triangulating Louisianas Cajun country, Alaskas Prudhoe Bay, and Panama. Panamanian intelligence agent Evangelista Alcantara, a former Miss Panama, is charged with sexually entrapping Majors, happily married with three children, into Tundras web. Between Majors, the CIA, the Vatican, the White House boiler-room, and, surprisingly Evangelista, Noriega and Bush get more than they bargained for.