Feb 26, 2010
Randall Radic. Toronto, Canada: ECW Press, 2009. 261 pages. Paperback. ISBN 978-1-55022897-7. $17.95.
In an interesting take on stories about real-life crime, Randall Radic’s book presents the stories of six Roman Catholic priests who have been convicted of crimes.
Radic, a former Old Catholic (not Roman Catholic) priest is an ex-felon himself. He based the stories in this book on public records, news accounts, and other sources in the public domain.
The stories themselves address crimes such as embezzlement, drunk driving and evasion of the law, theft, extortion, and even murder committed by priests. While some of the crimes were immediately persecuted, others went undetected for long periods of time.