Former Legionary of Christ writes a memoir

The first Irish born Legionary of Christ to set foot in Mexico describes his experiences with the Mexican congregation and the controversial founder, Fr. Marcial Maciel.
By: Iveagh League Press
May 21, 2010 - PRLog -- ”How do I make a living following my passion?” If you’ve asked yourself that question, then you need to read "Driving Straight on Crooked Lines: How an Irishman found his heart and nearly lost his mind"

This is the story of Jack Keogh, from Dublin Ireland. For twenty years his life was intertwined with the Legion of Christ, a controversial religious order founded in Mexico.  While the Legion and its founder Marcial Maciel take up a large part of the story, the book is not about them. It is the story of an Irishman who, after years of only trusting his head, learned to get in touch with his heart.

"Driving Straight on Crooked Lines" covers the twenty years of Keogh's life from adolescence in Dublin, Ireland, to adulthood as a Catholic Priest and his transition to a new life as a husband, father and successful international management consultant. The
author weaves his personal experiences - he lived for extended periods in six different countries! - into the tapestry of his life story. Spanning locations from Dublin, Ireland to Gabon in Central West Africa, Keogh tells how he found his heart, and in doing so, nearly lost his mind.

London-born Niamh Dougall said “Many of us wonder what it is like "behind the curtain" of priesthood. With Hollywood images like "Da Vinci Code" and the scandal of recent times, Catholics have been left disillusioned. I loved this book because it was refreshing and candid. This story is told with honesty and humor, and I couldn't put it down!”

Keogh comments: "After leaving my life as a religious, I wondered why some people seem to get rich easily while others have to struggle just to get by. I was getting off to a late start in my new career and had to decide if I had the right education and skills to get a job in the unfamiliar world of business. That's when I decided to trust my heart, get in touch with my passions, and learn to control my thoughts." Following his heart, he went on to become a sought after management consultant and speaker. To date he has addressed more than 40,000 participants in the USA, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. He runs his own firm, Keogh & Associates Consulting, LLC, advising international and domestic organizations on human capital issues.  offers background information for readers not familiar with the Catholic Church and the scandal surrounding Fr. Maciel and the Legionaries.

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