Jack Doherty has a Doctorate in Theology from the Catholic Theology Faculty of the University of Freiburg, Germany. He has served as a Catholic priest in parishes in the United States, Germany, and with the United States Armed Forces. He has written The Communication of the Christian Message in a Secularized Society, (published in Germany) and How the Catholic Church Became Naughty...and Where the Real Hindrance to Reform Lies.
If you love gripping intrigue and adventure and hate betrayal and hypocrisy, you’ll be both rewarded and disgusted by reading Abandoned by the Vatican. Accompany the author as he goes behind the Iron Curtain, the dead man’s land of mine fields and electrified fences and prowls through the back alleys of Prague to support the secret priests who suffered under communist oppression.
Pope Francis called his cardinals and bishops vane and power-hungry. For 17 centuries they have been handing on the Vatican mindset of clerical arrogance and a self-estimation of superiority over everyone and everything.
The author points out how outsiders, how only a priesthood that includes celibate, married, male and female priests will bring about reform of the Catholic Church.