Book: The Gay Face of God
Author: Archbishop Bruce J. Simpson
Review: 4 stars (out of 5)
Gay & Catholic
Bruce Simpson has led many lives - a military man, bodyguard, police detective, and Catholic priest. He recounts his adventures in this straightforward autobiography. I admire Simpson's honesty and his convictions about being true to his sexuality (and his longtime partner), while pursuing his vocation to the Church. As a bonus, readers will find a detailed history of The Old Catholic Church, to which Simpson is now an archbishop.
About Salvatore Sapienza
Salvatore Sapienza is a former Marist Brother in the Catholic Church. During his years in religious formation, he taught English at an all-boys high school and ministered to people with AIDS, working alongside Father Mychal Judge, the New York City fire chaplain who died in the World Trade Center attacks. Sapienza's essay on his experiences with Father Judge will be included in the book, Remembering Father Mychal, edited by gay writer and activist Brendan Fay.
Sapienza has written several cover stories for The Gay and Lesbian Times and has appeared as an actor in several films, including Runaway Jury, Mr. 3000, and A Love Song for Bobby Long. Seventy Times Seven is his first novel.
He and his partner own the Beechwood Manor Inn bed and breakfast in Saugatuck, Michigan.