An Occasion of Sin

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Jove, 1992 - Fiction - 323 pages
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A sizzling novel of passion, faith, and sinful secrets from the bestselling author of Wages of Sin. Father Laurence McAuliffe must investigate the tainted past of a man who didn't always believe in God, who possibly fathered a child--a man who is now being considered for canonization by the Catholic Church. "(An) engrossing mixture of intrigue, politics, sex . . .a surpise ending!"--Publishers Weekly.

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If you are a Catholic hater, you'll love Andrew Greeley's books because they are usually about the corruption in the church from the vatican on down. This is the story of the life of one priest from ... Read full review

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Roman Catholic priest Andrew M. Greeley was the author of more than 100 non-fiction works of theology, sociology, prayer, and poetry; a professor of sociology; a newspaper columnist; and a successful novelist, writing in several genres, including mystery and science fiction. He was born on February 5, 1928 and was a native of Chicago. Greeley studied at Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary and earned an AB from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in 1950, a Bachelor of Sacred Theology in 1952, and a Licentiate of Sacred Theology in 1954. He went on to receive a Master of Arts in 1961 and a Ph D in 1962. Greeley's fiction, which often told stories of crime and scandal in the Roman Catholic church, can be violent and lurid and are considered controversial by many Church leaders. Greeley wrote on such issues as homosexuality in the clergy, pedophilia, and papal politics, and he created the popular mystery series starring Father Blackie Ryan, as well as another featuring the character Nuala McGrail. Greeley was awarded honorary degrees from the University of Arizona, Bard College (New York State) and the National University of Ireland, Galway. In 1981, he received the F. Sadlier Dinger Award, which is presented each year by educational publisher William H. Sadlier, Inc. in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the ministry of religious education in America. Greeley died on May 29, 2013 at his Chicago home. He was 85.

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