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The Priestly Sins - A Novel

Andrew M. Greeley

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Oliver Wyman

Length:

6h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:52


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:37


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:21


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:41


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:37


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:04


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:21


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:33