Reader comments are listed below. Comments are currently closed and new comments are no longer being accepted. Andrew Greeley was one of the more prominent Catholic clergy who argued for the people through sermons, science and fiction. His working in Chicago gave him such a path to prominence. From what I've read of his writings over the past 25 years, I would give him highest marks. But there are others, some of whom are still working, like Francis X. Hezel, SJ, who also deserve highest marks for their science, sermons and fiction, but who don't receive them because they work in 'smaller ponds'.
The Priestly Sins: A Novel
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Andrew Greeley, priest, sociologist and novelist, died on May 29th, aged 85
Greeley written such a searing and topical novel about the state of the Catholic Church. The Priestly Sins tells the story of Father Herman Hoffman, a gifted and innocent young man from the distant prairies of the Great Plains. In the first summer of his first parish appointment, Hoffman is swept up in The Crisis after witnessing child abuse in the parish rectory. He tells the pastor, the father of the victim, and the local police but is rebuffed by the archbishop. Soon he is vilified for denouncing a priest who has been "cleared" by the police and learns the harsh fate of the whistle-blower in the contemporary Catholic church: He is locked up in a mental-health center and then sent into exile to do graduate study.