The Priestly Sins

The Priestly Sins

Audiobook CD - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Assigned to his first parish, Father Herman Hoffman witnesses child abuse in the parish rectory and reveals the situation to the local pastor, only to discover the fate of a whistle-blower.

McMillan Palgrave
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.


Baker
& Taylor

Assigned to his first parish, Father Herman Hoffman, an innocent young priest from the Midwest, witnesses child abuse in the parish rectory and reveals the situation to the local pastor, the father of the victim, and the local police, only to discover the harsh fate of a whistle-blower when the Archbishop rebuffs him and he faces the vilification of the priesthood. Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York : Audio Renaissance, p2004
ISBN: 9781593974084
1593974086
Branch Call Number: CD FIC Greel
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (ca. 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Wyman, Oliver

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