by James DiLuzio, Sr.
Some people meet life head on, with a clear view of what is expected of them ? and what is in store for them. Others stumble forward. Father Michael is living two lives: one as a supposedly devout Catholic priest, the other breaking his vow to the church.
Father Michael faces a crisis of fidelity, a choice between his conflicting passions. Set in 2005, PassionTide follows Father Michael as he searches for the strength to solve his dilemma.
Though a work of fiction, PassionTide touches on everyday interactions, including acts of kindness and betrayal. Surrounding Father Michael, the church is in ongoing crisisin ongoing need of reform, populated by the strong and the weak, the devout and the unfaithful.
PassionTide offers food for thought, from both sides of the altar, while showing Father Michaels struggle with who he is called to be, and how facing ones passions is at the heart of that endeavor.
About the Author:
James DiLuzio, Sr., born and raised in Philadelphia, was a parish priest for eight years. He subsequently pursued a career in child-welfare social services. He and his wife recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They reside in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and have four children. PassionTide is his first book.