Priests, Passion & Power

The Dynamics of Celibacy & Homosexuality in the Catholic Church

reviewed by Leon J. Podles

Goodbye, Good Men: How Liberals Brought Corruption into the Catholic Church
by Michael S. Rose
Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2002
(288 pages; $27.95, cloth)

Passionate Uncertainty: Inside the American Jesuits
by Peter McDonough and Eugene C. Bianchi
University of California Press, 2002
(388 pages; $29.95, cloth)

The Changing Face of the Priesthood: A Reflection on the Priest’s Crisis of Soul
by Daniel B. Cozzens
Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, 2000
(168 pages; $14.95, paper)

The Unhealed Wound: The Church and Human Sexuality
by Eugene Kennedy
New York: St. . . .

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Leon J. Podles holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia and has worked as a teacher and a federal investigator. He is the author of The Church Impotent: The Feminization of Christianity and the forthcoming License to Sin (both from Spence Publishing). Dr. Podles and his wife have six children and live in Naples, Florida. He is a senior editor of Touchstone.

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