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The Cardinal Virtues

(1990)
(The second book in the World of Maggie Ward series)
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This extremely busy follow-up to The Cardinal Sins brings back Father Larry McAuliffe (aka Lar), the former ''bomb-throwing radical'' now ''disillusioned'' pastor of St. Finian's parish. Pressure from the Cardinal persuades Lar to take on an assistant, Father Jamie Keenan, a man from what Greeley terms the ''new priesthood,'' whose homilies offend the traditionalists. Particularly offended is George Wholey, leader of the ultra-right-wing Catholic group, Corpus Christi, who makes life hard for the young priest. Fighting to save Jamie from a vile set-up helps Lar regain his youthful enthusiasm, and several parishioners benefit as well. While the plot is plausible, Greeley simply fails to engage us; with the possible exception of Lar, the characters remain two-dimensional, serving Greeley's nostalgia for those who believed in Vatican II and his revulsion for those who fought the reforms. The bestseller lists prove there are many who revel in relentless detailing of rectory life; the suggestion, however, that this tale is a taut thriller, is preposterous. Literary Guild selection; author tour.


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November 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Cardinal Virtues
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 0-7278-4266-8 / 978-0-7278-4266-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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November 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cardinal Virtues (Eagle Large Print)
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 0-7927-0624-2 / 978-0-7927-0624-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Assoc
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October 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: Cardinal Virtues (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 0-86220-457-7 / 978-0-86220-457-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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April 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Cardinal Virtues
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 0-446-51478-0 / 978-0-446-51478-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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May 1990 : Hardback
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Title: Cardinal Virtues
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 5550128446 / 978-5550128442
Publisher: Warner
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Paperback Editions

June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cardinal Virtues: A Novel
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 0-7653-2442-3 / 978-0-7653-2442-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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June 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Cardinal Virtues
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 0-7653-6087-X / 978-0-7653-6087-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge books
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April 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cardinal Virtues (Eagle Large Print)
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 0-7927-0650-1 / 978-0-7927-0650-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Assoc
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April 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Cardinal Virtues
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 0-446-36094-5 / 978-0-446-36094-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Audio Editions

May 1991 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Cardinal Virtues
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 1-55994-423-4 / 978-1-55994-423-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harperaudio
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June 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Cardinal Virtues: A Novel
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
Publisher: Forge Books
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