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An Occasion of Sin Andrew M. Greeley

An Occasion of Sin

Andrew M. Greeley

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ISBN : 9780749901370
301 pages
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When dashing Chicago prelate John Cardinal McGlynn is martyred in Nicaragua, he dies in the arms of Marbeth Quinlan, his beautiful female companion, murmuring, God, how I love you. Two years later, after apparently miraculous cure of MarbethsMoreWhen dashing Chicago prelate John Cardinal McGlynn is martyred in Nicaragua, he dies in the arms of Marbeth Quinlan, his beautiful female companion, murmuring, God, how I love you. Two years later, after apparently miraculous cure of Marbeths grandson, Jumping Johnny McGlynn is being considered for canonization. But there are troubling questions about the Cardinals suitability for sainthood --- chief among them, the ambiguous sexual nature of his lifelong relationship with Marbeth. Assigned the role of devils advocate, Father Laurence McAuliffe, for years McGlynns greatest critic, must penetrate the Cardinals past for proof of sinfulness. But what he discovers is a complex chronicle of spiritual longing, sensual temptation --- and the infinite mystery of faith.Moving from dazzling homes of Chicago rich, through shadowy Vatican corridors, to Central American jungles, AN OCCASION OF SIN glows with the moral ambiguities of human passion that are unique province of Andrew Greeley.