Bless Me Father

  • Filename: bless-me-father.
  • ISBN: 0425155749
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 337
  • Author: Mark Kriegel
  • Publisher: Berkley



A hard-hitting, moving novel focuses on a sixteen-year-old boy who wants to become a man and his father, who firmly believes that manhood is won in the ring--or in the mob. Reprint. PW. K.

Bless Me Ultima

  • Filename: bless-me-ultima.
  • ISBN: 9781455521326
  • Release Date: 2012-06-01
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Rudolfo Anaya
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing



Stories filled with wonder and the haunting beauty of his culture have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the father of Chicano literature in English, and his tales fairly shimmer with the lyric richness of his prose. Acclaimed in both Spanish and English, Anaya is perhaps best loved for his classic bestseller ... Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic. Under her wise wing, Tony will test the bonds that tie him to his people, and discover himself in the pagan past, in his father's wisdom, and in his mother's Catholicism. And at each life turn there is Ultima, who delivered Tony into the world-and will nurture the birth of his soul. (68,000 words)

Bless Me Father

  • Filename: bless-me-father.
  • ISBN: 145200935X
  • Release Date: 2011-08-30
  • Number of pages: 508
  • Author: Richard Pierce
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse



The day breaks gloomy outside Saint Patrick's Cathedral where a solitary gunman waits for the services to end. Inside the majestic church 2,000 worshippers join New York Senator Frank Connolly and his wife, Caroline, being honored for her contributions to the Archdiocese. When the mass ends Connolly goes to confession before leaving the Cathedral - where he is met and assassinated by James Murphy. Except there is no James Murphy. His name and identity are false, his history beyond the past ten years as a janitor, untraceable, his motive never discovered. Tried and convicted, Murphy refuses to speak until, four years later - and two days before his scheduled execution - Murphy gives his last confession to the prison chaplin. The confession so startles the priest, bound by the Church's restrictions on revealing the words of the penitent - the Sacramental Seal - he races to Saint Patrick's to seek the advice of his former pupil, Dominic Cardinal Enicerlico, a street tough raised in Little Italy who has risen to one the highest and most powerful positions in the Church . Having extracted the information from the chaplin, the Cardinal risks excommunication by soliciting the aid of his best friend - retired police detective Dean Napolitano - to prevent the execution by discovering why Murphy committed murder. What Dean learns is a secret maintained through coercion, bribes and murder, committed by people who will stop at nothing to keep Murphy's words from being disclosed. Anyone aware of the secret faces death, Dominic and Dean not only face death but their own demons before the secret can be disclosed.

Bless Me Father for I Have Sinned

  • Filename: bless-me-father-for-i-have-sinned.
  • ISBN: 0275963861
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Thomas G. Plante
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group



Enables research clinical professionals, and clergy to identify the relevant issues in the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of child and adolescent sexual abuse committed by Roman Catholic priests.

Bless Me Father

  • Filename: bless-me-father.
  • ISBN: 9780595305377
  • Release Date: 2004-02-01
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Lynn Terrell
  • Publisher: iUniverse



It's an age-old Catholic ritual: worshipers confessing their sins and asking for forgiveness. But at Saint Pius Catholic Church in Baltimore, something is terribly wrong. A disturbing number of parishioners have unburdened their souls to priests only to become victims of terror and violence-even murder. Their confessions blanket the range of human transgressions, and their penance is harsh and brutal. These retributional acts appear to follow the creed: "limb for limb, eye for eye, tooth for tooth." The Monsignor at Saint Pius, Father John Bashian, is devastated by these escalating attacks. In desperation, he reaches out to a boyhood friend, Matt Sorensen, now a Special Agent with the FBI. Bless Me Father examines the actions of people whose greed and selfishness drive them to trample on the lives of others. It's a compelling journey into the worlds of religious dogma and police work.

BLESS ME FATHER

  • Filename: bless-me-father.
  • ISBN: 9781514402993
  • Release Date: 2015-09-10
  • Number of pages: 190
  • Author: Lou Saulino
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation



BLESS ME FATHER has captured the curiosity and evoked enthusiasm of law enforcement professionals and a former Catholic priest. “Bless Me Father is a departure from Lou Saulino’s previous books about growing up with the love of sports. His fi rst crime story hits it out of the ballpark....a great read and defi nitely a page turner.” - John E. Sullivan Det. NYPD Ret. “I liked this book. It is a tough, smart and compassionate story. There are memorable characters. I know of no one who could have written a book like this. Lou has the real-life experience and the heart to give all of us the life changing thoughts.” - P. Olsinski, Teacher, Counselor, Student of People “Family, families---intertwined by: love and protection of each other, right or wrong; sports, sorrow and guilt, Bless Me Father entertains with a little sports history; but also is thought provoking---what, how do you honor faith, a memory and vows to ‘family’. An enjoyable weekend read.” - Cecile T. Woodward, Assistant Police Chief, Phoenix PD Ret.

Bless Me Father

  • Filename: bless-me-father.
  • ISBN: 9781452512020
  • Release Date: 2014-01-17
  • Number of pages: 348
  • Author: Robert A. Zammit
  • Publisher: Balboa Press



In Australia in the 1950s, a 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. There 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.

Bless me Father

  • Filename: bless-me-father.
  • ISBN: 9780992228545
  • Release Date: 2014-04-03
  • Number of pages: 236
  • Author: D'Offizi, Mario
  • Publisher: African Perspectives Publishing



Bless Me Father is the true story of an incredible South African life. Born into a violent and broken family, and growing up in a variety of institutions, Cape Town based poet and writer Mario d'Offizi tells his remarkable, often shocking and ultimately inspiring life adventure - one that spans several decades in a country undergoing radical change. From his tough days at Boys Town to wild years in the advertising world, a stint in the restaurant business and a sharp edged journalistic adventure in the DRC, d'Offizi tells his critically acclaimed story with the unfailing sensitivity and warmth of a true poet.

Bless Me Father For I Have Sinned

  • Filename: bless-me-father-for-i-have-sinned.
  • ISBN: 1469790262
  • Release Date: 2002-10-08
  • Number of pages: 606
  • Author: Maggie Renaldi
  • Publisher: iUniverse



It is not only young boys that Roman Catholic priests abuse; these dysfunctional, deceitful predators, who use God as an excuse for their behavior, emotionally damage many unsuspecting adult women. Bless Me, Father, For I Have Sinned: Confessions of a Priest’s Mistress is the story of one woman’s involvement with a Roman Catholic priest and how it changed her life. Just as the male victims are coming forward to tell their stories, there can be no closure for Maggie Renaldi until this story is told. During a vulnerable period in her life, Maggie meets Father Brendan O'Reilly and embarks upon a clandestine affair. Father O'Reilly's fear of commitment and his "I love you, go away" behavior threaten to destroy their friendship and their love, until Maggie intervenes and O'Reilly seeks therapy to save himself. Unfortunately, he chooses a priest-psychotherapist who adds more guilt and shame. From seminaries that require young men to beat themselves bloody to bring the flesh into subjection to bishops who play politics, from power-hungry nuns to superiors who profess "the party line," Bless Me, Father, For I Have Sinned is also a graphic picture of church politics and hypocrisy. Maggie Renaldi is not her real name. All the names as well as the places have been changed to protect the innocent (as well as the guilty).

Bless Me Father for I Have Sinned

  • Filename: bless-me-father-for-i-have-sinned.
  • ISBN: 0275963861
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Thomas G. Plante
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group



Enables research clinical professionals, and clergy to identify the relevant issues in the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of child and adolescent sexual abuse committed by Roman Catholic priests.

Bless Me Father for I Have Kids

  • Filename: bless-me-father-for-i-have-kids.
  • ISBN: 9781933184401
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 181
  • Author: Susie Lloyd
  • Publisher: Sophia Institute Press



Got questions about Catholic family life? You've come to the right place! As a lifelong Catholic, devoted wife, diligent homeschooler, and mother of seven, Susie Lloyd knows lots of people who just might have the answers for you. Susie herself is too busy to give advice: busy giving home haircuts and finding missing socks; busy teaching her teen girls to drive, cook, and diagram sentences; busy praying for divine protection while she races off to church (late) in her full-size van. But every so often, Susie finds a few moments to share the wit and wisdom she's gleaned from: Teaching her kids about the Facts of Life: “Somewhere there must be a book which can aid me in my duty. In it there would be many pages devoted to birds, bees, and flowers. None involving kegs and station wagons.” Quelling her teen girls' phobias: “Top of the list is frumpophobia: fear of being seen in a skirt when every other teen at the party, except the statue of Mary, will be in jeans. It gets worse if your dad thinks it would be lovely not only to wear the skirt but a veil as well.” Handing on Catholic customs: “When I was small, my mother taught me to say a Hail Mary whenever I heard an ambulance. It's really a beautiful habit and habit is the word — I don't know how many people I've prayed for whose car alarm was going off.”• Getting older: “Some people tell me I could be my teens' older sister. These people are usually 103 years old and wear their glasses hanging from a chain. But I'll take it.” Strangers who question her family size:“What's funny is, the people who call you nuts really expect you to act sane, and not like this: 'Nuts? Children, would one of you be a good girl and get the gun out of Mommy's diaper bag?'” •Enduring her children's music lessons: “Piano recitals are a time-honored way of gaining a plenary indulgence, provided we hold no attachment to murdering the piano teacher.” Joining a homeschool co-op: “None of us wanted to quit homeschooling; we just wanted somebody else to do it for us.” As she did in her beloved first book, Please Don't Drink the Holy Water, in these pages Susie Lloyd will charm and edify you with her offbeat — but always pitch-perfect — take on the joys and challenges of raising a Catholic family in today's world.

Bless Me Father for You Have Sinned

  • Filename: bless-me-father-for-you-have-sinned.
  • ISBN: 9781435701755
  • Release Date: 2008-03-20
  • Number of pages: 165
  • Author: Lauretta A. Jones
  • Publisher: Lulu.com



Our story chronicles the lives of three women from their childhood through adulthood. From the priest who told battered women to go home and satisfy their husbands to the one who embezzled church funds, our heroines struggle to find the honorable ministers and vanquish the demons posing as righteous clergy. Though their faith is tested, they end up finding not only those ministers they are seeking, but much more through their friendship.

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