Andrew Greeley

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Andrew Greeley
Born(1928-02-05)February 5, 1928
DiedMay 29, 2013(2013-05-29) (aged 85)
OccupationPriest, Author
Years active1966–2009

Andrew M. Greeley (February 5, 1928 – May 29, 2013)[1] was an American Roman Catholic priest, educator, sociologist, journalist, philanthropist, and popular author.

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.[2] He remained in poor health. Greeley died on May 29, 2013 at his Chicago home. He was 85.[3]

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  1. Jensen, Trevor; Ramirez, Margaret (May 30, 2013). "Andrew Greeley -- priest, author, critic -- dead at 85". Chicago Tribune.
  2. Owen, Mary (November 9, 2008). "Greeley in critical condition after fall". Chicago Tribune.
  3. Steinfels, Peter (May 30, 2013). "Andrew M. Greeley, outspoken priest, dies at 85". New York Times.

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