Andrew M. Greeley

Andrew M. Greeley
Jane Silvestrii

Priest, sociologist, author and journalist, Father Andrew M. Greeley built an international assemblage of devout fans over a career spanning five decades. His books include the Bishop Blackie Ryan novels, including The Archbishop in Andalusia, the Nuala Anne McGrail novels, including Irish Tweed, and The Cardinal Virtues. He was the author of over 50 best-selling novels and more than 100 works of non-fiction, and his writing has been translated into 12 languages.

Father Greeley was a Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona and a Research Associate with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. In addition to scholarly studies and popular fiction, for many years he penned a weekly column appearing in the Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers. He was also a frequent contributor to The New York Times, the National Catholic Reporter, America and Commonweal, and was interviewed regularly on national radio and television. He authored hundreds of articles on sociological topics, ranging from school desegregation to elder sex to politics and the environment.

Throughout his priesthood, Father Greeley unflinchingly urged his beloved Church to become more responsive to evolving concerns of Catholics everywhere. His clear writing style, consistent themes and celebrity stature made him a leading spokesperson for generations of Catholics. He chronicled his service to the Church in two autobiographies, Confessions of a Parish Priest and Furthermore!

In 1986, Father Greeley established a $1 million Catholic Inner-City School Fund, providing scholarships and financial support to schools in the Chicago Archdiocese with a minority student body of more than 50 percent. In 1984, he contributed a $1 million endowment to establish a chair in Roman Catholic Studies at the University of Chicago. He also funded an annual lecture series, “The Church in Society,” at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois, from which he received his S.T.L. in 1954.

Father Greeley received many honors and awards, including honorary degrees from the National University of Ireland at Galway, the University of Arizona and Bard College. A Chicago native, he earned his M.A. in 1961 and his Ph.D. in 1962 from the University of Chicago.

Father Greeley was a penetrating student of popular culture, deeply engaged with the world around him, and a lifelong Chicago sports fan, cheering for the Bulls, Bears and the Cubs. Born in 1928, he died in May 2013 at the age of 85.


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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Andrew M. Greeley's novel The Priestly Sins. 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 from the distant prairies of the Great Plains.

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July 01, 2013

Beloved Priest, Novelist Andrew Greeley Passes Away At 85

Best-selling novelist and Chicago Sun-Times columnist Father Andrew Greeley has passed away. He was 85. Father Andrew M. Greeley, a prolific priest, sociologist and long-time NBC analyst, wrote more than 60 novels, including international mystery thrillers that were...

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Lord of the Dance

Andrew M. Greeley
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Furthermore!

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Furthermore! is a novel by Andrew M. Greeley, a priest, distinguished sociologist and bestselling author.


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The Cardinal Virtues

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Irish Lace
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The beautiful and fey--as they say in the Old Country--Nuala Anne McGrail uses her psychic abilities to help solve mysteries. But even she will admit with a...


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A Midwinter's Tale
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Stationed in Bamberg, Germany, in the chaotic aftermath of WWII, pint-sized Charles "Chucky" Cronin O'Malley can't seem to keep himself out of harm's way....


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Irish Tweed
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Countless readers have been delighted by Father Andrew M. Greeley’s bestselling tales of Nuala Anne McGrail, a fey, Irish-speaking woman blessed with the gift...


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Jesus

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“We must begin our story of Jesus by granting him permission to surprise us endlessly....” ---from the Introduction Jesus of Galilee taught through...


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The Archbishop in Andalusia
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Blackie goes abroad--to prevent a murder!


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The direction of Paul and Sean Cronin’s lives was shaped the day their father, a self-made multimillionaire, decided that one of his boys would grow up to be a...


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The Cardinal Sins

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The blockbuster international bestseller!


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Irish Tiger
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Wife, mother, lover, celebrated singer, and problem solver Nuala Anne McGrail has a tender side that she often shows to her devoted friends and family. But...


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The Bishop at the Lake
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Matters of succession lead to attempted murder in the latest of Greeley’s popular mysteries. Archbishop Malachi Nolan has designs on the Diocese of Chicago...


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The Magic Cup

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An Irish legend retold by the beloved New York Times bestselling author.


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Irish Linen
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The perils of wartime add special urgency to latest mysteries being investigated by Nuala Anne McGrail and her adoring husband, Dermot Coyne. More than a...


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The Senator and the Priest
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One of America’s most beloved storytellers, Father Andrew Greeley returns with an explosive novel about the corrosive political culture tearing apart...


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Irish Crystal
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“There’s evil people around, Dermot love. . . . I knew about them even before me dream. Really evil people. Won’t we have to fight them!” This latest tale...


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Angel Light

Andrew M. Greeley
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"I do not want ten million dollars. I do not want to visit Ireland. I do not want to end a Tobin family feud. And, above all, I do not want to court my eighth...


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The Bishop in the Old Neighborhood
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“Blackwood, there’s trouble in the old neighborhood! Murder in the sanctuary of the Church!” The church in question is St. Lucy’s, a humble edifice at the...


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Irish Cream
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Countless readers have been delighted by Father Andrew M. Greeley's bestselling tales of Nuala Anne McGrail, a fey, Irish-speaking woman from Galway blessed...


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Golden Years
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Father Andrew M. Greeley, one of America's most popular and trusted storytellers, has long charmed readers with his continuing chronicles of the crazy...


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The Priestly Sins

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Emerald Magic

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The Book of Love

Edited, with Commentary, by Andrew M. Greeley and Mary G. Durkin
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Bestselling author Andrew M. Greeley and his sister Doctor Mary G. Durkin present an inspirational volume celebrating the greatest of all virtues: love. The...


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The Bishop Goes to the University
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The irrepressible Bishop Blackwood Ryan returns as his Cardinal dispatches Blackie to The University on the South Side of Chicago to investigate a baffling...


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Star Bright!

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It's beginning to look a lot like an American Christmas: unpleasant relatives, miserable travel, a slobbering dog-and one "harmless American of Irish origins,"...


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The Bishop in the West Wing
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Andrew M. Greeley
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Andrew M. Greeley’s bestselling sleuth meets The West Wing . . . Blackie Ryan gets a call from his friend, the newly-elected Democratic president Jack...


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Irish Stew!
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A Nuala Anne McGrail Novel by the bestselling author of Irish Love Nuala Anne McGrail, the enthralling heroine of Irish Love, returns, along with her...


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Second Spring
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Charles “Chucky” O’Malley and his growing clan face the promises and pitfalls of the late Seventies in this installment in the O'Malley series...


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The Bishop and the Beggar Girl of St. Germain
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The bestselling priest & novelist Andrew M. Greeley continues the tales of the intrepid Bishop Blackie Ryan with this absorbing & suspenseful mystery, set in...


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Irish Love
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Continuing the enchanting chronicles of the fabulous Nuala Anne McGrail and her spear-carrying husband Dermot, bestselling author Andrew M. Greeley takes them...


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A Christmas Wedding
Family Saga
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"Happy families are all alike," said Tolstoy, and the O'Malley's are one of the happiest, if slightly crazy, families in current fiction. A Christmas Wedding...


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The Bishop and the Missing L Train
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Millions of Blackie Ryan fans will be thrilled with his return in this exciting novel of mystery and suspense. Bestselling novelist Andrew M. Greeley has...


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Younger Than Springtime
Family Saga
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The bestselling author of A Midwinter's Tale returns with a heartfelt sequel Father Andrew M. Greeley returns to the saga of the O'Malley family with his...


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Irish Eyes
Nuala Anne McGrail Novels
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Nuala Anne McGrail, that beautiful Irish spitfire, now lives in Chicago with her husband, Dermot, and their new baby, Nellliecoyne. As Nuala fans may suspect,...


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Contract with an Angel

Andrew M. Greeley
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Irish Mist
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Irish Whiskey
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Andrew M. Greeley
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Nuala Anne McGrail is almost more than any poor mortal man can handle without losing his sanity: her beauty causes shortness of breath in men of all ages,...


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Summer at the Lake

Andrew M. Greeley
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For childhood friends Leo Kelly, Jane Devlin, and newly ordained "Packy" Keenan, the summers they spent at the lake together were times of pure magic. And no...


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White Smoke

Andrew M. Greeley
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Irish Gold
Nuala Anne McGrail Novels
Andrew M. Greeley
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Bestselling novelist Andrew M. Greeley outdoes his previous triumphs with Irish Gold, a contemporary, fresh and exciting novel of suspense and love. Nuala Anne...


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Angel Fire

Andrew M. Greeley
Tor Books

Someone to watch over me? Sean Seamus Desmond, newly-announced Nobel Prize winner, relishes the unknowns of science, but a real-life mystery of love and...


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