Father Kent was given a parish that could soil the reputation of the holiest man. A priest has vows, and one of them is to keep the secrets of confessions. Father Kent's conscience was tested when he heard confessions from members of the crime family the Marconis.
His church was their family parish. They gave large donations, and expected absolution for their sins. The mafia women were no different than the men. The confessions almost made Father Kent lose faith in humanity. He too was a sinner and found himself in shameful situations. A priest is still a man, a man with temptations and anger. It wasn't long before Father Kent needed absolution too.