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  • Chicago Priest, Novelist Greeley Passes Away

    05/30/2013 7:24:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    NBC5 Chicago ^ | 5/30/12 | Mary Ann Ahern
    Rev. Greeley was a best-selling novelist, prolific priest and long-time NBC analystBest-selling novelist and Chicago Sun-Times columnist Rev. Andrew Greeley has passed away. He was 85. Greeley, a prolific priest, sociologist and long-time NBC analyst, wrote more than 50 novels, including international mystery thrillers that were translated into 12 languages. In a statement, his family said their lives "have been tremendously enriched by having the presence of Fr. Andrew Greeley in our family." "He served the Church all those years with a prophetic voice and with unfailing dedication, and the Church he and our parents taught us to love is...
  • Andrew Greeley Dead: Priest, Author, Critic Was 85

    05/30/2013 12:11:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 30, 2013 | Trevor Jensen and Margaret Ramirez
    The Rev. Andrew Greeley, the outspoken Roman Catholic priest, best-selling novelist and sociologist known for his deeply researched academic appraisals and sometimes scathing critiques of his church, died Wednesday night, several years after fracturing his skull in a freakish fall. The Rev. Greeley died in his sleep at his apartment at the John Hancock Center, according to his spokeswoman, June Rosner. He was 85. Rosner said the Rev. Greeley had been in poor health since an accident on Nov. 7, 2008. He was at Advocate Lutheran General Medical Center when a piece of his clothing apparently got caught in the...
  • Father Andrew Greeley, dead at 85.

    05/30/2013 7:36:44 AM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 5/30/2013 | Lynn Sweet
    Chicago priest, best-selling author, noted sociologist and long-time Sun-Times columnist Father Andrew Greeley died on Wednesday night. He was 85. He passed away at his apartment at the Hancock Center, according to June Rosner, Greeley's long-time spokesman.
  • Andrew Greeley: Evangelical Mobs to Burn Books if McCain Wins

    09/18/2008 5:21:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 50 replies · 202+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 18, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Get the scene. The McCain/Palin ticket wins in November and soon afterwards mobs of wild eyed bible-toting evangelicals will burn stacks of books in giant bonfires. Sound ridiculous? Well, that is exactly what Andrew Greeley is laughably claiming in his latest Chicago Sun-Times column ominously titled, "Next Chapter for radical right: Burn books." Years ago, Greeley sounded somewhat sane but lately he has gone off the deep end such as his claim in June that it is racist not to vote for Obama. Greeley's latest sanity-challenged screed presents a bleak future of crazed book-burning evangelicals taking over the country. Try...
  • Greeley IDs The Bad Guys: Veterans, Crackers, Sox Fans

    08/20/2008 10:20:58 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 34 replies · 134+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/20/2008 | Mike Bates
    Andrew Greeley's column in today's Chicago Sun-Times is "American warmongers excel at talking a good game." Greeley's writings are often unintentionally amusing, filled with the sort of kneejerk liberalism we'd expect from a Barack Obama contributor. This morning's article is typically hilarious: If we chant "USA!" Often enough, sing God "Bless American!" fervently enough, wear flag pins, fly the flag in front of our house and croak the national anthem loudly enough, we will win victory and honor our dead heroes. Who are those who reject compromise of a useless and criminally deadly war like Iraq? They are the blusterers,...
  • Chgo Sun-Times: Now Greeley Says It's Racist Not to Vote Obama

    Apparently, the Chicago media have decided that the meme for the 2008 general election is going to be that anyone who doesn't vote for Barack Obama is a racist because this is the second editorial (that I've seen, anyway) in Chicago stating such a theory. Last week the Daily Herald voiced the assumption and this week it's the Sun-Times with the volatile Andrew Greeley taking up the cause of ridding the world of racism one Obama vote at a time. Beginning with some meaningless banter where he throws around the names of a few Greek philosophers to sound erudite, Greeley...
  • Obama has become target of sick minds (barf alert)

    04/02/2008 7:44:50 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 30 replies · 9+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 2, 2008 | Andrew Greeley
    When Chicagoans who know Sen. Obama read the columns about him turned out by the national punditocracy, we tend to gasp and shake our heads in bemusement. He has become an ink blot for sick minds, very clever sick minds. Call up realclearpolitics.com and see what I mean. My favorite recent outbursts of hate come from Thomas Sowell, an African-American conservative economist, and from Naomi Schaefer Riley, the "assistant taste editor" of the Wall Street Journal (which title may be an oxymoron). Both write about Obama's connection with the Trinity United Church of Christ.
  • Why those who love America are feeling brokenhearted (GREELEY ALERT)

    10/24/2007 3:43:02 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 19 replies · 36+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 24, 2007 | ANDREW GREELEY
    I am ashamed for America. Note carefully that I do not say I am ashamed of America. Despite all its inherent flaws and all its tragic mistakes, the United States stands, however incompletely and with whatever imperfections, for the highest standards of freedom and democracy that the world has yet known. I am ashamed for America because all the evil done in the nation's name in recent years is turning off the light on the mountaintop. 1. The president urges Congress in effect to accept the Turkish protest against the attribution of Armenian genocide because it might interfere with Turkish...
  • Why won't Bush admit mistakes? (ANDREW GREELEY TAKES A WEAK SLAP AT BILLY GRAHAM)

    09/19/2007 3:59:03 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 11 replies · 143+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 19, 2007 | ANDREW GREELEY
    Last week was a strange one. The commander in chief, the president of the United States, took refuge behind a military field commander to achieve credibility with the American people. Through constant repetition of his name, almost an invocation, George Bush built up Gen. David Petraeus as the man who finally found a strategy that would work in Iraq. Because he said it would work, therefore, it had worked. Robert Draper's Dead Certain, a sympathetic portrait of the Bush presidency, reports that the president had insisted to his chief of staff Andrew Card up to the time of Card's resignation...
  • Andrew Greeley: Pope Benedict "deceives himself"

    08/29/2007 12:57:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 682+ views
    Ignatius Insight ^ | August 29, 2007 | Carl Olson
    Perhaps the quote is out of context. Perhaps I misunderstand the genius and insight of the sociologist/priest/pulp fiction writer. Perhaps I'm overreacting (no, that couldn't be it. Never!) But this remark by Father Andrew Greeley, found in a rather annoying National "Catholic" Reporter piece by John Allen, Jr. about "evangelical Catholics" vs. "liberal Catholics", is worth pondering for a moment: Pointing to Hoge’s survey, noted sociologist Father Andrew Greeley expressed skepticism about the long-term prospects of evangelical Catholicism. “It is not within the pope’s power to establish a Catholic identity,” Greeley said. “He may think it is, but he deceives...
  • Latest Bush Iraq plan will fail (A LEFTY'S PRAYER)

    06/22/2007 10:15:52 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 30 replies · 731+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 22, 2007 | ANDREW GREELEY agreel@aol.com
    The vice presidency, John Nance Garner is alleged to have told his fellow Texan Lyndon Johnson, isn't worth a bucket of warm spit. A lame-duck presidency isn't worth much more. While George W. Bush was traveling through Europe on what should have looked like a triumphal journey, back home, Republican senators were burying his immigration reform bill and the secretary of defense was confessing that he could not reappoint Bush's handpicked chairman and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Does Bush comprehend that the public and Congress are repudiating him? His jaunty swagger on the shore of the...
  • Bigotry always is sinful, even if the target are 'illegal'

    06/05/2007 2:49:00 AM PDT · by B. Chezwick · 191 replies · 3,902+ views
    Daily Southtown ^ | June 1, 2007 | Andrew Greeley
    Bigotry never goes away. When it becomes unfashionable, it goes underground and waits until a new hate group appears into which it can project its twisted sickness. Racism, anti-Semitism, anti-Catholicism and anti-immigrant nativism are chronic infections in the American body politic. Rush Limbaugh singing his obscene tune "Barack the Magic Negro" is inviting prejudice and violence. However, for pure irrational rage, the current crop of nativists are some of the worst to come along since the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s or those God-fearing Protestants who burned convents in Boston in the 19th century.
  • U.S. keeps making mistakes in Mideast (GREELEY ALERT)

    02/23/2007 3:48:36 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 15 replies · 438+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 23, 2007 | ANDREW GREELEY
    The collapse of the shah in Iran was the beginning of American troubles in the Middle East. The shah was "our guy," an absolute ruler who was secularizing the country and freeing his people from the shackles of religious superstition and obscurantism. It never occurred to our foreign policy thinkers and experts that the people of Iran wanted their obscurantism and old-fashioned religion. The American leadership did not see the ayatollah coming and was unprepared for the defeat of the shah. Educated as they were in the great secular universities, our foreign policy gurus did not have a clue about...
  • Be cautious about impeaching Bush (GREELEY ALERT)

    02/16/2007 5:27:21 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 54 replies · 1,476+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 16, 2007 | ANDREW GREELEY
    Impeach the president? Impeach President Bush? We learned from the attempt to oust President Bill Clinton that there are few rules for indicting and convicting a president. A high crime and misdemeanor can be anything that a majority of the House of Representatives says is a high crime or a misdemeanor, and proof of guilt is anything that two-thirds of the Senate says is proof. Thus, a man can be indicted (impeached) for an alleged perjury in a civil trial over private sexual behavior (usually meriting only a civil punishment), and he could be deposed if two-thirds of the Senate...
  • Bush is a picture of defeat (GREELEY ALERT)

    01/19/2007 4:11:46 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 25 replies · 1,308+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 19, 2007 | ANDREW GREELEY
    The presidential address last week was pathetic enough to make one feel sad for the poor dear man, as they say in the old country. With little emotional affect he read a lecture about his ''new strategy,'' which was in fact nothing more than a new tactic, growled at Iran and Syria, threatened the Iraqi government, and promised that the United States would emerge the winner in Iraq. The notion that 20,000 more American troops would pacify Baghdad was farcical. If one really intended to stop internecine war between two religious tribes, one would have had to promise a lot...
  • . . . but if he (OBAMA) does, he'd better be ready to face nasty opposition (GREELEY ALERT)

    12/09/2006 8:41:00 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 61 replies · 1,714+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 8, 2006 | ANDREW GREELEY
    Should Sen. Barack Obama run for president? It will be a tough call for the senator and for those who admire and respect him personally. If he runs, he has a good chance of winning because he represents what Americans want in their president at this very troubled time in their history, a man of firm principles but not an ideologue, a moderate who can sympathize with his opponent's position, a modest man with self-deprecating wit, a politician who tries to bring people together instead of polarizing them against one another. A candidate who does not swagger or shout and...
  • U.S. is casualty in Bush's vanity war (GREELEY ALERT)

    11/03/2006 4:51:33 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 14 replies · 428+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 3, 2006 | ANDREW GREELEY
    Why did the United States invade Iraq? The administration, still claiming to be "tough on terror," dances around in its search for a credibility-saving way out. Bloody bodies and great clouds of smoke appear every night on television. American casualties increase. President Bush no longer uses the words ''staying the course.'' He still seems to insist that the Iraq war is the central front in the war on global terror. The issue on this election eve ought to be: Why did we invade Iraq in the first place? We no longer hear that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction aimed...
  • 'War' doesn't describe threat to America

    08/18/2006 12:12:00 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 42 replies · 1,781+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 18, 2006 | ANDREW GREELEY
    The "War on Islamofascism" is replacing the "War on Global Terror" as the favorite Bush administration buzz slogan. It is a good slogan because it appeals to the "nuke 'em" segment of the population as an election approaches and because it means nothing at all. The very word "war" has been misused so often that it has lost all its meaning -- the war on drunk driving, the war on drugs, the war on obesity, the war on pornography, the war on calories, the war on autism, the war on gay marriages, the war, as I saw in a newspaper...
  • Who grieves for dead Iraqis? (GREELEY ALERT)

    07/28/2006 4:39:54 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 24 replies · 582+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 28, 2006 | ANDREW GREELEY
    What is the worth of a single Iraqi life? The New York Times reported that during recent months a hundred Iraqis die violently every day, 3,000 every month. In terms of size of population, that is the equivalent of 300,000 Americans a month, 10,000 every day. Yet the typical television clip on the evening news -- an explosion, automatic weapon fire, dead bodies on the streets -- has become as much a cliche as the weather report or another loss by the Cubs. The dead Iraqis are of no more value to us than artificial humans in video games. The...
  • Dehumanizing others is no virtue (WEEKLY GREELEY ALERT)

    08/04/2006 10:25:31 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 26 replies · 710+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 4, 2006 | ANDREW GREELEY
    To hate other humans or to feel no pain at their suffering, it is necessary to dehumanize them, to write them off as less than human. The Nazis are the classic example of this dehumanization. Germans were the obermensch, the master race. Jews, Slavs, Gypsies were the untermensch, the inferior peoples who barely had the right to exist. The Puritans dehumanized Native Americans, white Americans dehumanized African Americans, Irish Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland dehumanized one another, as do Jews and Arabs in the Mideast, and Shiite and Sunni Muslims. In every case, one attributes to the "other" characteristics...
  • Suddenly, the key isn't security (GREELEY ALERT)

    06/30/2006 10:48:15 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 26 replies · 673+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 30, 2006 | ANDREW GREELEY
    ''Homeland security'' was the slogan for the election four years ago. This time around there are two cliches: ''Global War on Terror'' and ''Freedom and Democracy for Iraq.'' Yet, the commission that reported on some of the 9/11 mistakes is back, now as a private group, to report on whether the country is any more secure than it was. No one is listening. We are preoccupied with the killing of a terrorist leader who had lost some of his power, a dubious Iraqi Cabinet and another grandstand presidential flight -- this time to mark corners turned rather than a mission...
  • New motto for Bush: Semper fiasco (GREELEY ALERT)

    06/02/2006 10:13:00 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 32 replies · 825+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 2, 2006 | ANDREW GREELEY
    God, our Muslim brothers remind us, is the merciful and the compassionate. There- fore, we do not make moral judgments on morality of others. It is up to God to make such judgments. So the moral guilt of the American Marines who apparently murdered perhaps two dozen civilians in Haditha, Iraq, last November must be left to heaven. Yet, in the objective order these murders of men, women and children are a disgrace to the United States and to the Corps and to all the dead we honored last Monday. Their actions are likely to lead to the murder of...
  • Culture wars and politics (Evangelical or conservative Christians stereotyped as bigots)

    02/07/2006 11:57:12 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 12 replies · 386+ views
    AZStarNet ^ | 2-5-2006 | Andrew Greeley
    Although we hear and read the words "culture wars" and "polarization" almost every day in the media, such words do not accurately portray the attitudes of the American people. Moreover, they have created stereotypes of Evangelical or conservative Christians that are unfair and indeed bigoted. In the words of Stanford professor Morris P. Fiorina, "There is no culture war in the United States — no battle for the soul of America rages, at least none that most Americans are aware of. Certainly one can find a few warriors who engage in noisy skirmishes. … The bulk of the American people...
  • Why did the United States choose to make war on Iraq? (GREELEY ALERT)

    01/08/2006 9:25:59 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 44 replies · 850+ views
    Daily Southtown - Chicago ^ | Friday, January 6, 2006 | Andrew M. Greeley
    Why did the administration pick Iraq as a target for the war it needed and wanted? Why risk death to more than 2,000 Americans and more than 30,000 Iraqis? As part of his current public relations campaign, President Bush admits that much of the intelligence on which the Iraq war was based had been faulty. He assumes responsibility but blames the intelligence services. However, he goes on to say that the removal of Saddam Hussein was the "right" thing to do. Saddam is a bad man. He has killed his own people. He caused instability in that part of the...
  • Iraq course bound to end badly

    08/22/2005 11:27:24 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 79 replies · 1,636+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Aug 21 05 | Andrew Greeley
    What does "stay the course" mean? At one time it meant "regime change." Then it came to mean "weapons of mass destruction," then it meant "war on terror." Now apparently it means an Iraq that is "democratic and free." ...that is nonsense. How many Arab countries are currently both free and democratic -- from Mauritania to Saudi Arabia? Not a one. Does that not suggest that it would be impossible for the United States to impose on Arab culture what we mean by freedom and democracy? In fact, how many Muslim countries can boast of Western-style civil society and democracy?...
  • Bush is wrong on Yalta apology (GREELEY ALERT)

    05/20/2005 7:49:59 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 37 replies · 859+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 20, 2005 | ANDREW GREELEY
    President Bush continues the practice of the big lie as prescribed by Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda ace. If you tell a big enough lie often enough, people will believe you. Bush does not apologize even when he's caught in a falsehood. All right, there were no "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq. But it was not his fault that he believed all the intelligence agencies of the world, was it? The parents of the young men and women killed and wounded in Iraq as well as the relatives of all the Iraqis blown up since the American arrival might have...
  • How long can Bush spin big lies into truth on Iraq war? (GREELEY ALERT)

    05/06/2005 10:06:57 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 39 replies · 1,130+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 6, 2005 | ANDREW GREELEY
    As the criminal, sinful war in Iraq enters its third year, the president is in Europe to heal the wounds between the United States and its former allies, on his own terms, of course. The White House propaganda mill hails it as another victory for the president and ignores the fact that most Europeans still consider the war dangerous folly and the president a dangerous fool. One hears new rationalizations for the war on this side of the Atlantic. After the hearings on Secretary Rice, a Republican senator, with all the self-righteous anger that characterizes many such, proclaimed, "The Democrats...
  • In church's dreams, Vatican II never happened

    04/15/2005 4:34:46 PM PDT · by Grey Ghost II · 250 replies · 2,154+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 13, 2005 | ANDREW GREELEY
    In church's dreams, Vatican II never happened April 13, 2005 BY ANDREW GREELEY The American TV networks spent huge sums of money and sent scores of people to Rome last week. Characteristically, they spent little time or energy on research and hence provided weak and stereotypical journalism, limited to questions about married priests, female priests, gays and sexual abuse. They missed completely the most critical issue for the church in the 21st century -- Vatican Council II and the changes it created. Many, if not most, of the cardinal electors would tell you that the council was an incident, a...
  • Lying Jesuits and Journalists (When a cultural controversy pops up, raging bias is sure to follow)

    03/28/2005 10:48:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 965+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 3/29/2005 | George Neumayr
    Former Massachusetts congressman Robert Drinan, a Jesuit priest who supported legalizing abortion when he served in Congress, still uses the authority of his collar to cheerlead for evil causes. On Easter Sunday, he turned up at various television studios to praise the starvation to death of Terri Schiavo. Drinan was apparently Tim Russert's idea of a sturdy Catholic authority on this matter. Even as Drinan praised the killing of a disabled woman he mused nostalgically about passage of the "Americans with Disabilities Act," a glorious piece of legislation, he said. A host not willing to play the stooge to a...
  • Liberal Lunatic of the Day (2/26/2005)

    02/26/2005 5:31:03 AM PST · by Beckwith · 21 replies · 837+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 2/26/2005 | Beckwith
    Andrew Greeley, the renegade priest-author-sociologist, asks, “How long can Bush get away with lies?” and responds, “As the criminal, sinful war in Iraq enters its third year, the president goes to Europe to heal the wounds between the United States and its former allies, on his own terms of course. The White House propaganda mill will hail it as another victory for the president and ignore the fact that most Europeans still consider the war dangerous folly and the president a dangerous fool.”Greeley continues, “Would it not be much better to have a president who deliberately lied to the...
  • No peace on Earth during unjust war (GREELEY ALERT)

    12/24/2004 7:00:22 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 46 replies · 901+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 24, 2004 | ANDREW GREELEY
    One reads in the papers that the Pentagon expects the war in Iraq to continue till 2010. Donald Rumsfeld will not guarantee that it will be over by 2009. How many dead and maimed Americans by then? How many sad obituaries? How many full pages in the papers with pictures of all the casualties? Why? The reasons change: weapons of mass destruction, war on terror, freedom and democracy for the people of Iraq, American credibility. All are deceptions. This cockamamie and criminally immoral war was planned before the Sept. 11 attack in which Iraq was not involved. It has nothing...
  • Bush ignores intelligence reform [Indirectly called a 'Neanderthal']

    12/03/2004 7:05:12 AM PST · by johnny7 · 24 replies · 686+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 3, 2004 | BY ANDREW GREELEY
    It didn't take George Bush long to become a lame duck president. While he was off in South America, two congressional Neanderthals, Representatives James Sensenbrenner and Duncan Hunter, at the urging of the Pentagon, scuttled the intelligence reform bill. All the years of work in establishing the committee and producing its lengthy report went down the drain, though it was supported by the president, the vice president and, somewhat weakly, by the secretary of defense.There were plenty of votes in the House to pass the bill, but Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, something of a Neanderthal himself, refused to permit a...
  • Priests doing too much guessing (GREELEY ALERT)

    11/26/2004 1:05:21 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 59 replies · 3,286+ views
    Sun-Times ^ | November 26, 2004 | ANDREW GREELEY
    The Catholic Church is in deep trouble. The more immediate problems are the sex abuse scandal -- which has not gone away and won't for a long time -- and the clumsy efforts of some bishops to deliver votes for the Republican Party. There are three chronic problems in the Catholic Church to which it is not even trying to respond -- the decline in mass attendance, the decline in vocations, and the decline in parochial school attendance. Ask what is causing the problems and you'll hear personal opinions and cliches, most of which blame the laity. They're materialist, consumerist,...
  • How many more Iraqis must die for our revenge? (GREELEY ALERT)

    11/12/2004 4:43:25 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 34 replies · 2,167+ views
    Sun-Times ^ | November 12, 2004 | ANDREW GREELEY
    The election is over and so we can forget about the Iraq war. It is no longer a political issue and hence matters to no one. The American electorate has followed the tradition of standing by a wartime president and thus endorsing the president's war. It was once his war. Now the election has made it our war. The issue is closed. A recent report suggested that if one compares the number of deaths that usually occur in Iraq per year with the number since Bush's invasion, the cost of the war in dead Iraqis may be more than a...
  • Catholics can vote for Kerry (Andrew Greeley)

    08/10/2004 8:29:06 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 82 replies · 1,237+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/10/04 | Andrew Greeley
    John Kerry's stance on abortion - he opposes it personally but would do nothing to roll back the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized it - has brought him under attack from some American bishops. That raises a question for many Catholics about what to do in November. The answer is that Catholics can vote for Kerry. They don't have to, but it would not be a sin to do so, according to a distinguished theologian: "A Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in evil, and so unworthy to present himself for Holy Communion, if he were...
  • ANDREW GREELEY: Zero tolerance also should apply to bishops

    06/22/2002 8:15:27 AM PDT · by Polycarp · 15 replies · 223+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 21, 2002 | ANDREW GREELEY
    www.suntimes.com Back to regular viewhttp://www.suntimes.com/output/greeley/cst-edt-greel21.html Zero tolerance also should apply to bishops June 21, 2002BY ANDREW GREELEY American Catholics are not likely to be convinced that the reforms the bishops voted for in Dallas last week mean anything unless there are resignations in the hierarchy. Surveys by both Gallup and the Wall Street Journal indicate that Catholics want the pope to remove bishops who have reassigned pedophile priests to parish work. The position is logical: If there is to be zero tolerance for offending priests, then there should be zero tolerance for offending bishops. There apparently weren't enough votes for...
  • [ANDREW GREELEY barf alert] Criticism of pope no cause to quit church

    08/17/2002 1:41:20 PM PDT · by Polycarp · 5 replies · 122+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | August 16, 2002 | ANDREW GREELEY
    Criticism of pope no cause to quit church August 16, 2002 BY ANDREW GREELEY Why are you still a Catholic, many people demanded of Northwestern University Professor Garry Wills after the publication in 2000 of his controversial best-seller Papal Sin. If you don't like the Catholic Church, why don't you leave, asked reviewers, pious Catholics and pious secularists alike. In his new book Why I Am a Catholic, Wills responds. In effect, he says that, like many of the rest of us, he likes being a Catholic and has no intention of leaving. That the reviewers refuse to understand what...
  • Bush answers on 9/11 overdue (ANDREW GREELEY'S WEEKLY BARRRRRRRRRRFFFFFFFFF)

    05/23/2003 10:29:29 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 22 replies · 227+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 23, 2003 | ANDREW GREELEY
    After the Bay of Pigs disaster when the CIA tried to invade Cuba, President John F. Kennedy took personal responsibility and ordered an independent investigation. In fact, the invasion had been planned during the Eisenhower administration, and JFK could easily have blamed the mess on his predecessor. After the Pearl Harbor attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established an investigative commission chaired by Supreme Court Justice Owen D. Roberts, a Republican who had been the prosecutor for the notorious Teapot Dome scandal. Patently, President Bush is not going to assume responsibility for the World Trade Center catastrophe. His political allies blame...
  • Fr. Andrew Greeley's Dirty Secret?

    08/30/2003 7:46:36 PM PDT · by mattcabbott · 40 replies · 4,839+ views
    The Illinois Leader ^ | Matt C. Abbott
    Fr. Andrew Greeley continues to chastise the Catholic Church for its handling of the clergy sex abuse scandal. The soft-porn novel-writing priest has always been part of the solution, you see. Not that he doesn't have some valid points. After all, no reasonable Catholic can deny that certain bishops have been, at the very least, grossly negligent in their duties. And this doesn't even take into account the widespread dissent and lack of orthodoxy in the American church. But, alas, Greeley is a liberal. He's quick to point out the "hypocrisy" of the "right-wing" whenever it makes an assertion, whether...
  • No logic behind this marry leap (Fr. Andrew Greeley)

    10/10/2003 9:50:37 AM PDT · by american colleen · 26 replies · 208+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 10, 2003 | Fr. Andrew Greeley
    The priests in Wisconsin who recently voted for a married priesthood to respond to the shortage of priests won for themselves what our Protestant brothers and sisters would call cheap grace. They did something that addressed a serious problem, which made them feel good, and earned for them a lot of public attention. Hence they earned ''grace.'' However, it accomplished nothing, and required no effort. Hence it was ''cheap grace'' -- grace that was easy to earn but had no impact on anything or anybody. I wonder how many of the priests really thought that the Roman Curia, which is...
  • The Apostasy of Andrew Greeley

    03/08/2004 8:20:46 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 4 replies · 536+ views
    Catholic Citizens of Illinois ^ | 3/07/2004 | Joseph Wemhoff
    HOME | ABOUT US | PRESS | EVENTS | PEOPLE | ISSUES | NEWSLETTER | CONTACT US | SEARCH The Apostasy of Andrew Greeley 3/7/2004 10:40:00 PM By Joseph Wemhoff In the March 5, 2004, issue of The Chicago Sun-Times, Andrew Greeley attacks Mel Gibson personally and Gibson’s movie, The Passion of the Christ. The real objects of Greeley’s attacks are the Catholic Faith and Holy Scripture. Greeley rejects as a “metaphor” Mel Gibson’s clear presentation of the idea contained in Article 457 of The Catechism of the Catholic Church (quoting I John 4:10): “The Word became flesh for...
  • Why was Andrew Greeley Op-Ed thread pulled?

    06/11/2004 6:27:32 AM PDT · by aragona · 36 replies · 269+ views
    This was a worthy thread. --aragona
  • The Abortion Issue Has Little, if Any, Effect on the Catholic Vote

    06/28/2004 9:20:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 67 replies · 1,631+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 18, 2004 | Fr. Andrew Greeley
    Few are swayed by a candidate's pro-choice policy. "Will Catholics vote against Gov. Carter, Mr. Mayor, because of his abortion stand?" The mayor of Chicago stared at the reporter with the bemused frown he reserved for silly questions. "They don't vote that way." Twenty-eight years later, they still don't vote that way. Nevertheless, in the run-up to the last seven presidential elections, experts on both sides have predicted that the "Catholic anti-abortion" vote would cause trouble for the Democrats, especially given the drift of Catholics from Democratic alignment. Both these "theories" — a Catholic anti-abortion vote and a Catholic realignment...
  • religious liberty

    06/26/2004 7:31:43 AM PDT · by tcg · 3 replies · 310+ views
    The Catholic Way ^ | June 26, 2004 | Keith A. Fournier
    John F. Kerry’s Catholic Problem By: Keith A Fournier © Third Millennium, LLC Maybe you read the same article I did this past week? It was entitled “Abortion Issue has little effect on Catholic Vote” and it was written by Andrew Greeley, a Catholic priest, sociologist and author of borderline (you know the type, not quite pornographic but close) popular books. It first appeared in the Los Angeles Times and was picked up in syndication across the country. I read it in my local newspaper, The Virginian Pilot. Father Greeley is on the staff of the National Opinion Research Center...
  • Young Fogeys: Young reactionaries, aging radicals-U.S. Church's unusual clerical divide

    01/15/2004 10:24:30 AM PST · by Polycarp IV · 56 replies · 2,225+ views
    The Atlantic Monthly ^ | January/February 2004 | Andrew Greeley
    Young reactionaries, aging radicals;the U.S. Catholic Church's unusual clerical divide  by Andrew Greeley   .....   ome forty years ago, as the dramatic events of the Second Vatican Council unfolded, a spotlight was trained on the Catholic Church. It was, commentators said, a revolutionary time. The Church fathers broadened the canons of scriptural interpretation, invited other churches and denominations to engage in friendly dialogue, and attempted to understand the strengths of the modern world. They defended religious freedom, condemned anti-Semitism, and recalled the traditional notion that the Church was made up not just of its clerical hierarchy but also of...
  • Bush hasn't justified war (GREELEY ALERT)

    12/27/2003 8:20:35 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 186 replies · 926+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 26, 2003 | ANDREW GREELEY
    Was the capture of Saddam Hussein a major victory for the United States? It was certainly a victory in the extended Iraq war. It was a victory for President Bush over the man who plotted to kill his father. It was a victory for the U.S. military and its intelligence service -- especially for the lieutenant and the corporal who figured out how to find him. It was a victory for the Republican Party's plan to keep a stranglehold on American politics. But was it, as the president told us, a victory in the ''war on terrorism''? Despite the media...
  • Greeley proves his points (BORN AGAIN?)

    05/14/2003 10:45:19 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 8 replies · 162+ views
    As a recent subscriber to the Daily Southtown, and realistically only a part time reader, I have only had the pleasure of reading Andrew Greeley's column a half dozen times and finally had to write in and thank the editors for carrying his column. The more I read the padres' "thoughts and ideas" on politics and life, the more secure I feel in my own political and spiritual stance. As someone who voted for Bill Clinton in 1992 and as someone born, raised and educated in the Catholic Church and school system, I thank God I was wise enough to...