Ben Brenkert is a New York-based writer who left formation to become a Roman Catholic priest after learning that more and more lesbian and gay employees and volunteers were being fired by Church. Ben is writing on a memoir, and has been published in the Huffington Post, The Advocate, The International Business Times, Newsday, and The National Catholic Reporter. Ben is completing a masters in sacred theology at the General Theological Seminary.


Ben Brenkert wanted to be a priest, but confronted by the hypocrisy and prejudice of the Catholic Church he had to quit. Here, in a powerful, heartfelt essay, he explains why.