Endorsements and Reviews

“Church Reform: An Endless Task”
December 2, 2015

“I highly recommend Matthew Hoffman’s book, especially as it comes at a time when sodomy has reappeared as a temptation for some Catholic clergymen, and Protestant denominations seem almost overrun by elements of the West’s ongoing and highly destructive Sexual Revolution.”

—Tom Bethell       

“Hoffman’s introductory and critical commentary both dispels a tenacious myth about this work and St. Peter, and aims to provide a ‘scrupulously accurate version that conveys the majestic beauty of Damian’s original Latin,’ in contrast to prior editions which were either too loose or marred by textual errors. . . .In addition to providing a rich but brief biography of St. Peter, the book is a short but essential springboard to deeper research on the larger topic of the sodomitical subversion of the Church and the Gospel at different times and places.”

—Elliot Bougis

The Book of Gomorrah
by St. Peter Damian”
Dec. 19, 2015

The Book of Gomorrah and St. Peter Damian’s Struggle Against Ecclesiastical Corruption
January, 2018

“Matthew Cullinan Hoffman is to be applauded for making this important work accessible in a readable translation. If his extensive notes tend to pedantry and the belaboring of the obvious, he makes up for them with his introduction, which forcefully argues for the book’s relevance to current problems with clerical discipline. Cullinan Hoffman makes a good case for why readers should pick up this medieval polemic now: The problems that Peter Damian analyzed have returned.”

—Edmund Waldstein, O.Cist.

“I really appreciate your contribution to this whole thing, Matthew. I think that this is a great reminder to all of us and I hope people pick this book up and read it.”

                                                                                      —Al Kresta

Kresta in the Afternoon
Feb. 20, 2020