This candid book reveals how American priests ignore the hardline message from Rome, tailoring their advice and pastoral care on dozens of issues to 53 million Catholics. Told in priests' own words, this account will generate a shock of recognition in Catholics, and will fascinate all readers interested in religion and the power of compassion over blind adherence to a given rule.

Bending the Rules 1994, Crossroad Publishing Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780824513603