Books by Eugene Kennedy

Released: May 1, 2001

"A poor contribution to a serious subject, this may indeed illustrate just how badly Catholic religious life misshapes one's understanding of sexual life—although probably not in the way the author intended."
A short and rather smarmy reconsideration of the traditional Catholic doctrines regarding marriage and celibacy, written by ex-priest Kennedy (My Brother Joseph, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 14, 1997

"Bernardin's saintliness shines through in this memoir, but less brightly than it might have, had the paradoxes in priestliness only intimated here been more directly addressed. (12 illustrations)"
Kennedy (Psychology/Loyola Univ.) evokes the memory of his friend Cardinal Bernardin in a literary portrait that aspires to poetry and sometimes succeeds. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 1997

A glib contribution to the culture wars that will delight fellow believers and strike everyone else as silly. Read full book review >
FIXES by Eugene Kennedy
Released: April 17, 1989

The latest from Kennedy (The Now and Future Church; Queen Bee; etc.) centers on an American priest, his fiancÇe, and his reporter brother—all of whom get caught up in violent Vatican politics when outsiders seek to influence the election of the next Pope. Read full book review >