Ex-priest signs book about leaving church

Former Catholic priest writes about why he left his religion

A Victoria author whose book rose to the No. 1 spot on Amazon.com’s spiritual books ranking is hosting a book signing.

Former Catholic priest John Shields shed his religion and wrote the tale of why he redefined his spiritual beliefs, in The Priest Who Left his Religion: In Pursuit of Cosmic Spirituality.

When the church updated its stance on some policies, Shields writes that he realized its past teachings were incorrect, after all.

Shields will sign copies of this first book at the Church of Truth, 111 Superior St. tomorrow (Nov. 19) from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.