A Calling in Crisis
by Andrew M. Greeley
University of Chicago Press, $19, 168 pp.

No one is as effective as Andrew Greeley when it comes to using survey data in a street fight. In Priests: A Calling in Crisis, he’s armed and has some points about the priesthood he’d like you to understand.

Greeley, of course, is as angry as the rest of us about the damage inflicted on the church by pedophilia-related scandals and cover-ups. What he’s upset about in this book, though, are the pat, unsupported explanations of it...

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