I am a second generation, oldest son of an immigrant Sicilian family. I became a Roman Catholic priest. I left the priesthood and married. I raised a family and now I have returned to the priesthood again with the Independent Catholic Movement. When I wrote this book, I wanted to be honest. I sought neither to enhance my self-portrayal nor diminish it. For me that meant I had to reveal how I honestly thought, felt, and acted at specific times in my life. I had no idea how much appreciation and pain I would experience from reviewing my life like this. It was not easy.
Anthony is a retired licensed marriage and family counselor and certified school psychologist. He has directed a non-profit corporation that has worked with abandoned children, widows and orphans in Latin America. He has raised three children and has three grandchildren of his own. He shares his wife’s two children with five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.