The Father, the Son and the Ghostly Hole: Confessions from a guilt-edged life

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'I remember thinking when I was about 14, "I hope God doesn't find out I'm an atheist".'

This is Rory's story of being brought up a Catholic, going to Catholic school, being an altar boy; of the parents, priests, the nuns who taught him, the life and characters at his local Church. Until, that is, as a teenager in crisis, he abandons his faith and enters the god-forsaken world and the glamour of its evil ways with a spring in his step.

But almost immediately he realises he has in the process also freed himself from certainty, comfort and hope. So his apostasy is a long and winding road which includes the coincidence of marrying a (lapsed) Catholic and getting married in a Catholic church so his children could attend the best school in the area. Its about how being raised a Catholic always colours your view of life and death and how it fuels the guilt you feel in every nook and cranny of that life, and how it provoked for him an [unsuccessful] search for God in other things; sex, drugs, drink, love, family, football and the Periodic Table.

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A hilarious memoir of a lapsed catholic who can't quite fully escape

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'I remember thinking when I was about 14,"I hope God doesn't find out I'm an atheist".'

This is the comic story of Rory's Catholic upbringing. At school with the nuns, at church as an altar boy, his life is as Roman as it is possible to get outside of the Vatican itself. Then, one fine day, Rory abandons his faith and choses to enter the God-forsaken world, and the glamour of it's ways, with a spring in his step.

Yet the church continues to hound his every view of life and death. In an attempt to fill the void left behind, the long and winding journey involves Rory in a search for God in other things, chief amongst them: sex, drugs, drink, love, family, football, friendship and the odd fight.

The Father, The Son and The Ghostly Hole is the story of one lapsed pilgrim's very colourful and erratic progress.

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