This book contains Charles Chiniquy's 1884 autobiography, "Fifty Years In The Church Of Rome". Charles P. Chiniquy (1809 - 1899) was a Canadian Catholic priest who converted to Presbyterianism. This eye-opening account of Chiniquy's time spent as a priest in the Catholic Church is highly recommended for those with an interest in Roman Catholicism. Contents include: "My First School days at St. Thomas- The Monk and Celibacy", "The Confession of Children", "The Shepherd Whipped by His Sheep", "The Priest, Purgatory, and the Poor Widow's Cow", "Festivities in a Parsonage", "Preparation for the First Communion- Initiation to Idolatry", "The First Communion", "Intellectual Education in the Roman Catholic College", "Moral and Religious Instruction in the Roman Catholic Colleges". Many vintage books such as this were becoming increasingly rare and expensive. This volume is now republished in an available, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.