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A young priest is on the fast track for promotion up the chain of authority in the Catholic Church, when he is embraced by a clandestine group of influential bishops from across the United States.

The group is working on a plan to persuade the Vatican leadership to open for discussion three subjects that have been sacrosanct within the Catholic Church for centuries --

  1. The refusal to allow women to be ordained as priests.
  2. The celibacy requirement for priests.
  3. The requirement of an annulment of a marriage before a Catholic is allowed to be remarried in the Church.

As Father Paul works behind the scenes with his bishop, he develops an infatuation with a parishioner he is counseling. He begins to question his commitment to celibacy. Does he go to Rome or leave the priesthood for the most beautiful woman he has ever seen?

This challenging story of a conflicted priest takes place in south Louisiana’s heavily populated Catholic country where fervor runs high when dealing with Church doctrine and emotional relationships. Mr. Songy captures the flavor of a unique part of the country and raises troubling questions about the future of the Catholic Church.

The modern day Catholic Church faces many challenges. Through the eyes of a young and talented priest, readers are shown just how critical these challenges are to the future of the church and its leaders.