Anton Aschenbrenner was a Catholic priest and religious education teacher when he fell in love with a colleague. For many years they kept their relationship secret, but when Birgit fell pregnant he decided to come out into the open. He chose his wife and child over the Church, a step that turned his life upside down.
Anton Aschenbrenner does not mince words. He describes how his parish, his employers and the Church dealt with his "case". He talks frankly about sex and celibacy and tells the story of his new beginning – as a husband, father, and freelance theologian. He remained true to his calling despite leaving the church, and now spends his time supporting people during crucial transitions and difficult phases of their lives; it’s not surprising they feel that he understands them so well.