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The Rev. Dr. Andrew M. Greeley (born February 5, 1928, in Oak Park, Illinois to Andrew T. Greeley and Grace Anne Greeley) is an Irish-American Roman Catholic priest, sociologist, and bestselling author. February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Wrights home in Oak Park, Illinois Lake Theater and shops along Lake Street. ... Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Roman Catholic priests in traditional clerical clothing. ... Sociology is the study of the social lives of humans, groups and societies. ...

He is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona and is a Research Associate with the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona. ... The University of Chicago is a private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. ...

He received an AB from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in Chicago in 1950, an STB in 1952, and an STL in 1954, when he was ordained. From 1954 to 1964 he served as an assistant pastor at Christ the King parish in Chicago, during which time he studied sociology at the University of Chicago, receiving first an MA in 1961 and then a PhD in 1962. His dissertation dealt with the influence of religion on the career plans of 1961 college graduates. A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... St. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... STB is an acronym that can stand for: set-top box, a television device that converts signals to viewable images The United States Surface Transportation Board, the successor to the Interstate Commerce Commission The StB, the secret police in Communist Czechoslovakia a graphics card manufacturer, see STB Systems spin the... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... STL is a TLA that can stand for Licentiate of Sacred Theology Sea Train Lines, Inc. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... PhD usually refers to the academic title Doctor of Philosophy PhD can also refer to the manga Phantasy Degree This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... This article is about the thesis in dialectics and academia. ...

Greeley is the author of over 50 novels and 100 works of non-fiction. His novels have been both popular and controversial, often containing forbidden romances with lurid details of sexual encounters, but typically with a theological underpinning. Greeley's major characters tend to be Irish-American Catholics from Chicago, including a mystery-solving clergyman (first priest, then bishop) named Blackie Ryan who appears in many of Greeley's novels. Bishop Ryan, apparently one of Greeley's alter-egos, is sometimes compared, not always favorably, with G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown. G.K. Chesterton Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was a prolific English writer of the early 20th century. ... Father Brown is a fictional detective created by English novelist G. K. Chesterton and who stars in five volumes of in total 48 short stories, later compiled in five books. ...

Greeley's first work of fiction to become a major commercial success was the Cardinal Sins (1981). He then put out the Passover Trilogy, Thy Brother's Wife (1982), Ascent into Hell (1983), and Lord of the Dance (1984). After that, he started putting out 2 or more novels a year. In 1987 alone he produced 4 novels and 2 works of non-fiction. Ostensibly because of the exent of his writing, some of Greeley's critics have accused him of "never having had an unpublished thought." Lord of the Dance (1984) is a novel by Father Andrew Greeley. ...

At the height of the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal, Greeley wrote The Priestly Sins (2004), a novel about a young priest from the Plains States who is exiled to an insane asylum and then to an academic life because he reports abuse that he has witnessed.

Greeley wrote The Making of the Pope (2005), intended as a follow-up to his The Making of the Pope of 1978, intended as a first hand account of the coalition building process by which Joseph Ratzinger ascended to the papacy as Benedict XVI In 1996, a Greeley's novel, White Smoke, had described the scenario of the election of a new Pope. Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (b. ... Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: ; born April 16, 1927 as Joseph Alois Ratzinger in Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany) is the 265th reigning pope, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City. ... The Pope (from Greek: pappas, father; from Latin: papa, Papa, father) is the head of the Roman Catholic Church. ...

Greeley has been an outspoken critic of the George W. Bush administration and the Iraq War. He was also critical of Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ. The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... Combatants Republic of Iraq (Saddam Hussein regime), Baath Loyalists, Iraqi insurgency Al Qaeda United States, United Kingdom, Multinational force in Iraq, New Iraqi Army Casualties Military dead: 6,000-30,000 Civilian dead: 30,000-100,000 Total dead: 8,000-194,000: Military dead: 2,685 Civilian dead... Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson (born January 3, 1956) is an Academy Award–winning American actor, director and producer best known for acting in the Mad Max movie series, the Lethal Weapon series, acting in and directing the Academy Award–winning Braveheart and directing the 2004 blockbuster The Passion of the... The Passion of the Christ promotional poster The Passion of the Christ (2004) is an independent film about the last twelve hours of the life of Jesus Christ. ...


Selected academic books

  • The Social Effects of Catholic Education (1961)
  • The Education of Catholic Americans (1966)
  • The Catholic Experience: An Interpretation of the History of American Catholicism (1967)
  • From Backwater to Mainstream: A Profile of Catholic Higher Education (1969)
  • Religious Change in America (1989)
  • The Catholic Myth: The Behavior and Beliefs of American Catholics (1990)
  • The Catholic Imagination (2000) ISBN 0520232046
  • The Great Mysteries: Experiencing Catholic Faith from the inside Out (2003)
  • The Catholic Revolution: New Wine, Old Wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council (2004) ISBN 0520244818

Other work

His column on political, church and social issues appears each Friday in the Chicago Sun-Times and each Sunday in the Daily Southtown, a Chicago newspaper. New Chicago Sun-Times home located at 350 N. Orleans St. ...


Andrew M. Greeley. "On Studying Religion." Pp. 197-212 in The Craft of Religious Studies, edited by Jon R. Stone. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.

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Andrew M. Greeley (born February 5, 1928, in Oak Park, Illinois to Andrew T. Greeley and Grace Anne Greeley) is an Irish-American Roman Catholic priest, sociologist, and bestselling author.
Greeley has been an outspoken critic of the George W. Bush administration and the Iraq War.
Greely/Bernardin/Kennedy controversy A description of the conflict between Greeley, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin and Eugene Kennedy by a partisan of Greeley's.
Reflections on Andrew M. Greeley’s Contract with an Angel (4319 words)
Greeley prefaces his story with the cautionary note: “It is a risky business to get involved with angels.” Raymond’s contract with the angel Michael requires him to attempt to reconcile with several people he has alienated or wronged over the years.
Greeley adds that “the Madonna was the touchstone of the Catholic heritage—that Catholicism was its most radical, most refreshing, most salvific precisely when it said that God’s love is like the love of a young mother for her firstborn son” (Confessions 199).
Defending Greeley, Ingrid H. Shafer claims that “sexuality as a sacramental agent of renewal and rebirth” is a “fundamental theme” in Greeley’s fiction; this theme, she says, is consistent with his “incarnational thinking” rather than being “revolutionary, blasphemous, and even heretical” (Eros 103, 151).
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