Cops, Crooks, and Clergy -- the long journey inside the Catholic Church A military and a parallel police career provided author James E. Harvey with a unique perspective to make a professional evaluation of the church he loved and served. Both careers are summarized to establish this foundation. Following the death of his wife, Carol, in a traffic accident, Harvey, the father of six children, entered the seminary and was ordained a Catholic priest. Parishioners were a joy; church leadership, in general, was a disappointment. When Harvey left the active ministry, he wrote "Who's in Charge? -- Leadership Skills for Clergy and Others in Ministry" (Loyola Press, 1996), with the aim of improving the leadership of the church.