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By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Aug 05, 2007

Reviewing Hillary Clinton's autobiography, P.J. O'Rourke wrote, "If you plan not to read this summer, Living History is just the book." Let me add to that admirable list Father Andrew Greeley's latest oeuvre, summarized in the current U.S. Catholic by editor Heidi Schlumpf:

God, the church, and a priest are always major characters in the priest-sociologist's novels. In his latest, The Senator and the Priest, Tommy Moran, an amiable Catholic from Chicago, leaves his law practice for a career in the U.S. Senate, where he faces all the perils of today's contemporary political scene, including assassination attempts, sexual temptations from a beautiful staffer, and attacks by the religious right -- in this case from his own priest brother.

Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini was unavailable for comment.

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  • Posted by: - Aug. 06, 2007 8:06 PM ET USA

    Fr Greeley's novels have "remarkable synchronicity".

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