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Friday, 26 July 2013

Father Andrew Greeley: An Irish weakness for words gone wild

I was interested to read the Guardian's obituary for Father Andrew Greeley:

'Once described by America's National Catholic Register as "the dirtiest mind ever ordained", Father Andrew Greeley, who has died aged 85, was a prolific writer who found that his bestselling popular fiction often overshadowed his serious work on theology, politics and society. As arguably the most visible voice of Catholicism in America, he assumed the position of prophet without honour within a church he often saw as corrupt and unresponsive to the needs of its laity. Although he was possibly America's most influential Catholic sociologist, Greeley himself recognised that he was more likely to be remembered for his fiction, forecasting that his obituary would be headlined "Andrew Greeley, priest: wrote steamy novels".'


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