Greeley was born on February 5, 1928 in Oak Park, Illinois to an Irish family. He was raised a Catholic. Greeley studied at Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary and at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary. He retired in 2009 after an injury.
Greeley suffered skull fractures in a fall in 2008 when his clothing got caught on the door of a taxi as it pulled away; he was hospitalized in critical condition. He remained in poor health. Greeley died on May 29, 2013 at his Chicago home. He was 85.
References[change | change source]
- Jensen, Trevor; Ramirez, Margaret (May 30, 2013). "Andrew Greeley -- priest, author, critic -- dead at 85". Chicago Tribune. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-andrew-greeley-dead-20130530,0,3667800.story.
- Owen, Mary (November 9, 2008). "Greeley in critical condition after fall". Chicago Tribune. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2008-11-09/news/0811080384_1_chicago-priest-rev-andrew-greeley-critical-condition.
- Steinfels, Peter (May 30, 2013). "Andrew M. Greeley, outspoken priest, dies at 85". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/31/us/andrew-m-greeley-outspoken-priest-dies-at-85.html.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- Andrew M. Greeley's page at Macmillan.com
- Greeley/Bernardin/Kennedy controversy: a description of the conflict between Greeley, Joseph Bernardin and the writer Eugene Kennedy, by a Greeley partisan