This book will shock and sadden Catholics. It reveals the true reasons behind the dismal priest shortage in the United States. It provides an inside view of the conditions that bred the abuse scandal. The state of the seminary system is detailed and names are named here. No punches are pulled here either. An unflinching look at the decay within the system that turns good men away from the priesthood intentionally in favor of lesser individuals who in some cases deliberately try to remake the church into an institution completely devoid of its mission. Here you will see the seeds of the abuse crisis and its bitter fruits before your eyes. If you believed that the abuse crisis stems from the celibacy issue, than you NEED to read this book. If this crisis is disturbing to you and shakes your faith, you too MUST read this book also. Within its pages are a tragic story, but also the glimmer of hope as well. What you will read here is not just theories but catalogued evidences of a shocking nature. NAMES ARE NAMED HERE. Every Catholic who cares about this issue and is curious about the dwindling priesthood should read this. Those considering the call to the priesthood NEED to read this.