"John Raub's Francis, Repair My Church is a sensitive call for reform and renewal in the Catholic church today. A few prominent writers and theologians, men and women, have more recently, and courageously, challenged a conservative movement to 'reform the reforms' of the 2nd Vatican Council. John Raub now adds his unique voice to this chorus of change and renewal. His voice is gentle, not strident. His insights are compassionate, not combative. . . . May Pope Francis, and every Francis, and Frances, repair his/her Church--and mine."
--Paul Milanowski, retired Parish Priest of the Diocese, Grand Rapids, MI
"From his perspective as a diocesan priest, Trappist monk, and married man, John Raub sees clearly the role of Pope Francis in retrieving important elements of the second Vatican Council that have been eclipsed during the last half century, especially the crucial role of the whole people of God in discerning the truth of the gospel--all made available for us in clear understandable language."
--James J Bacik, Priest of the Diocese, Toledo, OH
"John Raub and I served together as priests in the Diocese of Youngstown. As friends, we shared the joys and sorrows of our work and were very enthusiastic about Vatican II. I feel this book reflects the wisdom gained and the joy experienced by John as a priest, a monk, and a husband. It is a story of deaths and resurrections in the church and in himself as he lived them over the last eighty years. This book reveals John's love for the church, for God, and his sense of religious life as one of service and happiness, which is exemplified by Pope Francis. It is reflective, enjoyable, and fun to read."
--Carl Kish, pastor, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Youngstown, OH