Andrew M(oran) Greeley James Hitchcock - Essay

James Hitchcock

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

It is a compliment to a book to say that it should have been longer, which is my main criticism of Father Greeley's [An Ugly Little Secret: Anti-Catholicism in North America].

Both title and subject are very apt, in that anyone who has paid even perfunctory attention to what is going on in America is aware that it has been open season on Catholics for well over a decade. Father Greeley has ample documentation, particularly in terms of newspaper articles of the How-the-Catholic-Church-Oppresses-People-and-Distorts-Their-Psyches type…. Father Greeley's cases are choice; each one has at least another ten standing behind it.

In an age when the molders of "enlightened" opinion...

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