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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (254 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew M. Greeley Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary | 1/7/2014

    " I thought this book was ok but I probably wouldn't recommend it to others, unless they're really interested in the Catholic Church's response to the sexual abuse cases. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill | 11/28/2013

    " excellent story! handled a real life situation with intelligence and grace... cameo appearance by Bishop Blackie a great plus! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Katherine Williams | 10/28/2013

    " Very predictable read. Most likely will not read another Greeley novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Fredrick Danysh | 10/12/2013

    " After witnessing and reporting a case of child abuse Father Herman Hoffman is committed to a mental hospital. When released and given a parish of his own he is served with a subpoena that will challenge the scanity of the confessional and could get him expelled from the priesthood. "

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