Author(s): Julian Punch
Provocative, timely and intensely personal.
Julian Punch entered the Priesthood as a gay man. He received his training in the same seminary with George Pell. He left the priesthood after much inner conflict to face bitter resistance to his efforts to bring a better life to the gay community. He has been arrested on trumped up charges, vilified, had his house burnt down, received many awards for his human rights efforts in Timor-Leste and is the recipient of an Order of Australia. He rejected the church because he believes it is corrupt, out of step with modern thinking and intolerant in the extreme. He fought off the reactionary National Civic Council and continuous political and religious interventions into his good works.