Demystifies the phenomenon of priestly departures. “Goes beyond stereotypes and cliches to reveal the complex forces that bear upon the priest as he struggles to serve fully and remain faithful to his God.” An example of “passionate sociology” at work.
Published in April 2001. Second printing August 2001. Winner, 2002 Gintong Aklat Award and National Book Award, for Religion. Winner, 2002 National Book Award, for Theology and Religion.