By Michael S. Rose

Published by Regnery  Publishing

2002, Hard Cover, 276 pages

USED BOOK  The book is near new. No visible marks were seen inside. The dust jacket is in very good condition. A few dirty spots on the outside.

From Library Journal

Written shortly before the current scandal broke upon the Roman Catholic Church, Rose’s book seems almost prophetic as he documents the systematic rejection of pious, orthodox seminary applicants in many dioceses and the encouragement of questionable attitudes and agendas. Rose (Ugly As Sin), who was editor of St. Catherine Review for seven years, is the author of numerous articles, essays, and books that question the wisdom of contemporary liberal Catholicism. Here, he discusses the causes of the chronic priest shortage, including the misuse of psychological screening and what appears to be blatant discrimination against the kind of young men who were once considered ideal candidates for the vocation. He gives a disturbing glimpse behind the scenes that may go far in explaining the church’s present difficulties. Based primarily on interviews, the book is carefully footnoted and contains a bibliography of sources cited and consulted. Highly recommended for anyone interested in this prominent topic, and for public and academic libraries. C. Robert Nixon, MLS, Lafayette, IN
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Goodbye, Good Men uncovers how radical liberalism has infiltrated the Catholic Church, overthrowing traditional beliefs, standards, and disciplines.

Aug 01, 2015James rated it – it was amazing
I eagerly devoured this book. As one who attended a seminary in the Midwest during the height of the period Michael Rose covers, I can endorse Goodbye, Good Men as accurate to a positively uncanny degree. Unlike some readers, I never tired of the author’s extensive use of first-person testimonials. To read these was to relive one of the most horrific experiences of my own lifetime. Not that there wasn’t much to be gained during the two years I spent at seminary — in lifelong friends made, in some great academic opportunities I was afforded, etc. — but horrific because my eyes were opened to the real cause of the sex abuse scandals soon to envelop the Church. I did feel, while reading, that there was one thing missing here: a full account of how the key network of seminary admissions and priestly formation ideologues originally came to engineer this nationwide collapse in institutional standards. Who were the masterminds? How, when, and where did they organize and communicate? — through newsletters and conferences, etc, etc? But in any case, make no mistake about it. Moral collapse at the seminaries was the principal cause of the Church’s sex abuse crisis. Anyone who was there could have seen it coming. I certainly did. And I found it a marvel, even then, that the bishops ultimately responsible for the catastrophe couldn’t see it coming too. (From the Goodreads Website)