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Liefs with his sexual desires The gap between sexuality and spirituality is punctuated throughout the novel with uotes from the Scripture and from song lyrics from Prince and Madonna artists who merged the two worlds in provocative and groundbreaking fashion Vito struggles too with the idealism that drives his desire to change the archaic ways of the Catholic Church and its views on AIDS and homosexualit.
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Seventy Times SevenJesus instructed us to forgive those who have wronged us seventy times seven times Brother Vito Fortunato teaches the boys in his high school religion class but Seventy Times Epubit's Vito himself who has the most trouble with forgiveness trying to forgive the Church the gay community and most of all himself Just a few months from his final vows as a Brother in the Catholic Church Vito finds himself at a. When I first began reading this book I struggled with relating to the main character His obsession with pop culture being trendy and fashionable and his constant references to his good looks were unnerving and annoying to me Add to this the fact that the book in spite of several re releases over the years contained numerous editorial flaws not just typos but blatant errors that could have easily been corrected simply by proofreading and I thought I was embarking upon a one star readBut the redeeming uality of this book is the story itself When I was able to get beyond my own preconceptions and set aside all judgment of the protagonist's integrity I began to fall in love with him I wondered if in real life a person such as this would even give the time of day to someone like me but at least while reading the story I could pretend I was a part of his worldVito is about my age born in the mid 1960s In his early 20s he enters the priesthood in spite of the fact that he's known he's gay since the age of 17 He likes Madonna and all the pop music of the 80s and 90s and he hangs out with his gay friends and parties whenever possible He also teaches ninth grade in the Catholic school and is greatly admired and revered by his students who all think he's pretty cool for a priest Then for the summer he takes a trip from New York out to San Francisco to volunteer at an AIDS outreach center While there he meets one of the volunteers a man named Gabe and he falls in love He then must make a decision as to what he's going to do with his life Does he continue with the priesthood and take his final vows or does he give up his calling to pursue his relationship with GabeI guess the reason I liked the story so much was because in spite of the book's flaws it was so honest I don't know how much of the story is fiction and how much is autobiography but it sincerely felt like the author was talking about his own life I think it takes a lot of guts to write something like this and there were sections of the book that moved me emotionally I also really grew to love the main character's love interest Gabe I was so afraid throughout the story that he was going to get hurt badly I loved the sweetness of the ending though and by the time I'd finished reading the book I even loved Vito I was glad to learn that the story is being made into a movie and I can't wait to see it