[In "Thy Brother's Wife"] Greeley proposes to show us how an American Catholic bishop … can love his brother's wife for most of a lifetime and still keep the faith as he fights for a more humane and sexually informed Catholicism.
Greeley's principal characters are a tyrannical Chicago multimillionaire named Mike Cronin; his two sons, Paul and Sean; and his adopted daughter, Nora Riley….
Mike decides things, and he has decided that someday Paul will be President of the United States and Sean will become a cardinal. (p. 7)
Trouble comes because, while everyone sets out to fulfill Mike Cronin's expectations, Sean and Nora are attracted to each other like magnets,...
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