Susan’s story of rediscovering her Catholic faith after a 40-year walk in the spiritual desert will inspire you. There is much for all of us to learn from how she became reacquainted with what matters most and what matters least in life. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
— Allen Hunt, Senior Advisor, Dynamic Catholic
"The journey of many fallen-away Catholics is captured in Susan Dolan’s account of wandering from the fullness of the Faith. Likewise, her long journey, ending in a happy return to the Church, will undoubtedly pique the interest of those whose experiences resonate with her own. Among the most enjoyable aspects of her book were the various words of wisdom from her extraordinary parents. Sown as seeds in her youth, they matured over the years and helped bear the fruit of a fresh encounter with Christ and a renewed appreciation and love for His bride, the Church. Placed in the hands of those whose experience echoes that of Susan, her book will likewise serve as a seed and, by God’s providence, will hopefully bear a similar fruit."
— Father Matthew Nicks, Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church—all in Walla Walla, Washington.
I found myself wanting to read Mass Confusion again! (which I did) Whether you are a devout Catholic, have fallen away, or were never introduced to the Catholic Church, this book offers a wealth of wisdom! Kudos to the author for taking the time and having the courage to share the spiritual speed bumps in her life. May they smooth the path and light the way for the rest of us on our journey to eternity.
— Sylvia Stinson, Life-long Catholic
Susan Dolan gives a moving, first-person account of her transformation from being a fallen-away Catholic to being alive and thriving in her faith. This book is relatable and accessible, and will encourage people of all ages who are looking for a path to a vibrant, personally enriching Catholic faith. Dolan takes up hard issues like boredom at Mass and the sex abuse crisis. She offers hope to those who are searching for an authentic relationship with God.
— Kathryn Rombs, Ph.D., Founder and President
Mighty Is Her Call, a Catholic mothers’ ministry Author, Motherhood: An Extraordinary Vocation
Susan’s story motivated me to re-examine my faith. To be honest, I knew very little about the Church, despite being baptized Catholic. After reading Mass Confusion, I became curious and inspired to learn more about the “The Genius of Catholicism.”
— Carrie Dattilo, re-engaging Catholic
Many experiences have set me back in terms of my relationship with the Catholic Church so I was intrigued by how someone who rejected the Church for so long could be so excited about returning. If you've been hurt, disillusioned, or alienated by the Church and could use a guide to help you rethink Catholicism, Mass Confusion is a must read.
— Kathleen Dee, re-engaging Catholic
MASS CONFUSION (Why I Rejected The Church For So Long And What Changed) by Susan R. Dolan is an amusing and moving autobiographical look at the author's return to the Catholic faith-beginning with her very early childhood and continuing through into
her adult life in the present day.
Refreshingly honest and beautifully humble, Susan's book was a joy to read, leaving me with a to-do list I am eager to pursue!