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The Pastor's Inferno by Joseph Langen

The Pastor's Inferno

by Joseph Langen

248 pages
A Catholic priest seeks redemption after sexually abusing a teen.

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Why would anyone molest a child, especially a priest?

Some novels are designed to distract the reader from his or her daily routine. Others are meant to lead the reader to a better understanding of the human condition. This is a novel of the second sort.

The Pastor's Inferno is a fictional account of a priest's journey from denial to changing his life in a quest for redemption. Father John Spador learns how to confront his behavior and its consequences as well as his motivations and relationships. His story shows how an otherwise ordinary person can become lost to his demons and then work toward redefining his life.

The Pastor's Inferno is an insight into the mind of an abusive priest and explores why a priest might become abusive as well as what he might do about it. This story should have special importance for Catholic priests, the laity and hierarchy as well as those of other faiths touched by clergy sexual abuse. It will also appeal to readers interested in understanding the darker side of the human condition and how to approach it.


The fall from grace is an all too common story in the aftermath of the many abuse cases within the Catholic Church. The sordid headlines both fascinate and repulse us. However, once the perpetrator is convicted or perhaps given alternative punishment, the headlines go away. Langenís story goes further. How does Spador learn to confront his demons? How does he put his life back together? How does he reconcile Godís justice with Godís love?
- Beth Cahaney, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College


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About the Author
Joseph Langen Dr. Langen has been a psychologist for many years, experienced in working with sexual abuse survivors and perpetrators. He has lived in a seminary and monastery, chronicled in his memoir, Young Man of the Cloth. He has also published a book of life observations, Commonsense-Wisdom for Everyday Life.



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