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The Cardinal Sins
  • The Cardinal Sins

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    This is a novel whose blunt honesty is certain to spark controversy. From the humblest parish to the inner councils of the Vatican, Father Greeley reveals the hierarchy of the Catholic Church as it really is, and its priests as the men they really are.


    The Cardinal Sins follows the lives of two Irish boys who grow up on the west side of Chicago and enter the priesthood. One will remain a parish priest all his life; the other will become a powerful Cardinal. We meet them in the last summer before they enter the seminary - the summer by the lake where they discover their sexual selves in the arms of two young girls whose love and lives will intertwine with theirs all through the years.


    We share their triumphs and tragedies as Pat rises to the center of power in the Vatican itself, surrendering ideas, yielding to sexual temptation, sharing forbidden pleasures, yet achieving success in the world's eyes. For Kevin, for whom refusal to surrender principle is both his strength and his failing, success comes in another guise.


    This book is a work of fiction. Nonetheless true. Only one man could have written it. Father Andrew Greeley has been described as one of the 10 most influential Christian thinkers in the world. This novel, he surpasses himself as a diviner of human passions and a superb storyteller as well.

    • Author

      Father Andrew M. Greeley 

      A native of Chicago, Father Andrew M. Greeley, is a priest, distinguished sociologist and bestselling author. He is professor of social sciences at the University of Chicago and the University of Arizona, as well as Research Associate at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. His current sociological research focuses on current issues facing the Catholic Church-including celibacy of priests, ordination of women, religious imagination, and sexual behavior of Catholics.Father Greeley received the S.T.L. in 1954 from St. Mary of Lake Seminary. His graduate work was done at the University of Chicago, where he received the M.A. Degree in 1961 and the Ph.D. in 1962.Father Greeley has written scores of books and hundreds of popular and scholarly articles on a variety of issues in sociology, education and religion. His column on political, church and social issues is carried by the Chicago Sun Times and many other newspapers. He stimulates discussion of neglected issues and often anticipates sociological trends. He is the author of more than thirty bestselling novels and an autobiography, Furthermore!: Confessions of a Parish Priest.

    • Condition

      Very Good - Dust cover shows signs of wear and tear

    • Product Info

      • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Grand Central Pub (January 1, 1981)
      • Language ‏ : ‎ English
      • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 307 pages
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