The Chicago priest, novelist, sociologist, newspaper columnist, friend of importunate Catholic writers like me and many others, remains in critical but stable condition at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Father Greeley fell and fractured his skull last Friday in a mishap getting out of a cab. Family and friends were keeping a vigil by his bedside, according to The Sun-Times. “We’re hopeful,” said his niece, Laura Durkin.
(PHOTO via the Chicago Sun-Times: Fr. Andrew Greeley stops to say a prayer in the chapel inside Christ the King Church in Beverly, where he served as a parish priest.)