The Priestly Sins
A NovelLarge Print - 2004
New York Times bestselling author. A well-told tale of love and courage that makes its valuable point without resorting to unnecessary violence or cheap and easy shock effects. It's fiction, but for anyone interested in the ongoing controversy it's a must-read. -- Publishers Weekly. The Priestly Sins tells the story of Father Herman Hoffman, a gifted and innocent young priest who, in his first parish appointment, is swept up in The Crisis after witnessing child abuse in the parish rectory. When he reports the abuse, he is rebuffed by the archbishop and vilified for denouncing a priest who has been cleared by the police. Father Hoffman learns the harsh fate of the whistle-blower in the contemporary Catholic Church. Forced to testify in a court hearing, Father Hoffman faces exile not only from his parish but from the priesthood itself. Written from the author's fifty years of experience as a priest, The Priestly Sins is an all-too-candid story of all-too-human priests. Not since his runaway bestseller The Cardinal Sins has Father Andrew M. Greeley written such a searing and topical novel about the state of the Catholic Church.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me : Center Point Pub., 2004
Characteristics: 430 pages (large print) ;,23 cm.