Archive | January 2012

A Priest Called Frank

Author : Paul Burke

Year : 2001

Type : Fiction

Genre : Humor

Rating : 4 out of 5

I am a great fan of books written about life in the UK; even more so if they were Irish and Scottish ones. Thus, when I came across Paul Burke’s Father Frank I read it earnestly. The book was gloriously funny and enlightening.

This was a life of an Irish boy growing up in England, in the 70s, which eventually led to his Catholic priesthood. The story itself was not fabulous but intrigued me nonetheless. You see, the boy definitely did not have faith to start with but he was a very good priest all the same – from purely a non-religious perspective that is.

The boy was Father Francis Dempsey and he was delightful. His continued self-inspection and soul-searching questions about God and Catholicism as he transcended to priesthood were indeed clever, tongue-in-cheek arguments about the Christian faith. These were questions that you and I have asked at one time or another in our lives – whether we were Christians or not. Read More…


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