The Priestly Sins by Andrew M. Greeley audiobook

The Priestly Sins: A Novel

By Andrew M. Greeley
Read by Oliver Wyman

Macmillan Audio 9781593974084
6.25 Hours 1
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Not since his runaway bestseller, The Cardinal Sins, has Father Andrew 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, who becomes swept up in "the Crisis" after witnessing child abuse in his first parish appointment. Soon, he is vilified for denouncing a priest who has been "cleared." He suffers the harsh fate of a whistle-blower when his Archdiocese has him committed to a mental health center. After his release, Father Hoffman is exiled by the Church to Chicago were he begins his graduate studies in immigrant history. There he encounters the legendary Monsignor Blackie Ryan, who helps him regain his confidence and demand a parish of his own. Reluctantly, the Church hierarchy assigns him to a dying parish. With zeal and charm, he revives the local church. His brief idyll is shattered by a subpoena to testify in a court hearing. If he speaks he will have to once again take on the establishment that is determined to destroy him. He faces exile not only from his parish but from the priesthood itself.

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Not since his runaway bestseller, The Cardinal Sins, has Father Andrew 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, who becomes swept up in "the Crisis" after witnessing child abuse in his first parish appointment. Soon, he is vilified for denouncing a priest who has been "cleared." He suffers the harsh fate of a whistle-blower when his Archdiocese has him committed to a mental health center. After his release, Father Hoffman is exiled by the Church to Chicago were he begins his graduate studies in immigrant history. There he encounters the legendary Monsignor Blackie Ryan, who helps him regain his confidence and demand a parish of his own. Reluctantly, the Church hierarchy assigns him to a dying parish. With zeal and charm,
he revives the local church. His brief idyll is shattered by a subpoena to testify in a court hearing. If he speaks he will have to once again take on the establishment that is determined to destroy him. He faces exile not only from his parish but from the priesthood itself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Greeley writes with passion and narrative force. Chicago Sun-Times
“A fascinating novelist...with a rare, possibly unmatched, point of view. Los Angeles Times

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Author Bio: Andrew M. Greeley

Author Bio: Andrew M. Greeley

Andrew M. Greeley is an Irish American Roman Catholic priest, sociologist, journalist, and popular novelist. His first work of fiction to become a major commercial success was the 1981 novel The Cardinal Sins, followed by the Passover trilogy. Thereafter, he wrote a minimum of two novels per year on average until 2009, when he was hospitalized for a head injury. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English