“For I Have Sinned” by Kathleen Irene Paterka was a book that I read in one day. I was so engrossed in the story that I had to finish it. Father Greg Kozminski is a parish pastor in northern Michigan. The story begins as he is awaiting penitents in the confessional on a Saturday afternoon. He is struggling with his diocese and its adherence to the archaic church rules. He is in his mid-fifties, trying to reconcile church rules with the needs of his parishioners. He is stuck with a shrew of a secretary, who thinks she runs the place, but whom he cannot fire because of the chaos it would cause among the parishioners. She’s been there so long that she’s a fixture. His bishop is on his case about many minute details against rules that seem to him just an adherence to tradition. The story continues as he fights with his conscience and his demons and the bishop and his mother. I really feel sorry for this guy. I guess I can relate because I was a parish secretary for over seven years in my home parish. I guess you can say that I experienced all that could be experienced. I really liked this book and the story it had to tell among tragedy and triumph, love and hate. I highly recommend this book.