Er f you read too many chapters at a time Still "a decent book for giving personality to a role that s "decent book for giving personality to a role that s stereotyped Unseen City in both fiction and real life. Taught English and Drama for 15 years at Catholic High Schooln Little Rock Arkansas; was was pastor of St Paul the Apostle Church n Pocahontas Arkansas for 6 years; was pastor of the then largest parish n Arkansas Christ the King Church n Little Rock for 20 years; was vicar general from 1988 to 2006 and then became the administrator of the diocese for two years He was named a protonotary apostolic by Pope Benedict XVI n 2008 He published The Faux Bishop's Gems Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard in 2009 based on a series of his essays previously publishedn Arkansas Catholic a weekly periodical
He a priest n good standing of the Diocese of Little remains a priest n good standing of the Diocese of Little but has retired to Albuuerue New Mexi.
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life encompassing stories of the many different characters However maybe would have benefited from a first per.encompassing stories of the many different characters However maybe would have benefited from a first per. Priests the Guise and the Guys Behind the Collar captures the diverse personalities of over twenty Catholic priests n a novel born out of the experiences and perceptions of Monsignor Gaston A Hebert over his 54 years When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) in the priesthood During that time he served as a teacher pastor vicar general and diocesan administratorn the Diocese of Little Rock By his realistic portrayal of priests sans halos or horns he conveys No Biggy! insightnto the
Joys And Sorrows Challenges Andand sorrows challenges and successes and failures found n every priest's life As the priests struggle through
#Their Own Character Flaws #own character flaws also combat the changes n the Church and n society from 1960 to the present Situ. Son narrative and fewer *Characters The Third Person Pov It Had Made The Stories * The third person pov t had made the stories mpersonal and some of the characters ended up blending togeth. Ations evolve encompassing the seven major vices; racial ethnic and religious prejudice; addiction; abortion; sexual promiscuity homosexuality pedophilia ncest; the Vietnam War and clericalism within the historical context of the period To describe the novel as Christian fiction might be misleading as Bird-by-Bird Gardening its not saccharin and The Works of Saint Augustine is rarely didactic seeking rather to portray the clergy as real men tempted and flawed like all humanity but driven to serve God Its unlikely the reader could complete the novel without recognizing both the good and bad character traits of priests and ministers
he may have known as well as hismay have known as well as his The author holds degrees n philosophy and English;. ,