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Nothing Sacred: A Journey Beyond Belief

When T.F. Rigelhof wrote his award-winning memoir A Blue Boy in a Black Dress, the wall of silence erected by the Roman Catholic hierarchy around the sexual mistreatment of boys remained intact. In Nothing Sacred: A Journey Beyond Belief, Rigelhof sets these revelations into the context of his personal experience. As a youth, he found the church both seductive and disturbing. His five years as a seminarian, which spanned the tumult of Vatican II, nearly ended in suicide. Although his allegiance to the church ceased with his vocation, the same spiritual passion drives his analysis of religion’s place in the world, now and in the future.

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