2000 American Catholic Press Benefit

The many links on this page to Father Greeley's books represent only a small portion of his writing, to the benefit of the Catholic Church in the United States.  His countless articles and columns, let alone numerous scholarly books, have provided an important and critical stimulus to serious thinking about the life of the Church, for the past half century.  We are all in his debt.

2000 Gratiam Dei Award to Father Andrew Greeley
At the American Catholic Press 2000 Benefit, the Gratiam Dei Award is given to Father Andrew Greeley, for his intellectual contribution to the life of the Church.

From the left are the Honorable Angelo Ciambrone, Master of Ceremonies, Mayor of Chicago Heights, Father Greeley, and Father Gilligan.

Father Greeley et al.
From the left are Father Greeley and a couple he married at St. Angela's Church, Bill & Florence Higgins.

Mayor Ciambrone and Father Hoffman
Mayor Ciambrone and Father Hoffman

Joe Russo and Hal Pritchard
From the left are Joe Russo and Hal Pritchard.

Carol Eisenhuth with Mila & Bob Nelson
Carol Eisenhuth with Mila & Bob Nelson

Mundelein Seminary
From the left are Graz & Nancy Marchesi with Mark Teresi & Mary Conley-Teresi. They are from Mundelein Seminary, which sponsors a whole table for tonight's benefit.

Academy of Irish Music
Academy of Irish Music: flute on the left; harp and drum on the right.

The Termini Family
The Termini Family. That's Wendy Loggins, standing, in red.

Venneman Family
From the left are Marie Von Der Embse, Tony & Mary Ann Veeneman, and Pat Curran. Marie, from Ohio, is Mary Ann's sister.

Classmates of Father Greeley
From the left are Fathers George Helfrich, Howard Tuite, and Marty Hagarty, all classmates of Father Greeley. They were ordained priests at Mundelein Seminary in 1951.

Jim and Joan Braden, Tom Doherty, Father Greeley
Joan Braden, Tom Doherty, and Father Greeley. Tom is Father Greeley's publisher, who flew in from Maine for this evening's benefit. To the participants at each table, Tom had copies distributed of the author's new book, Furthermore!

Bishop Joseph Perry at 2000 Benefit
Bishop Joseph Perry is the Episcopal Vicar of Region VI of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the southern suburbs and the south side of the city.

Heidi & Doug Cipriano
Heidi & Doug Cipriano

Mary & John Wernicke and Pat Gnaster
Mary & John Wernicke and Pat Gnaster

Academy of Irish Music, Noel Rice, Director
The Academy of Irish Music, directed by Professor Noel Rice of the Irish-American Heritage Center, on the North Side of Chicago. He is on the left, playing the flute. Other traditional Irish instruments include the fiddle, the drum (bodhran), and the harp.

World Academy of Irish Dancing
After dinner, we enjoyed the World Academy of Irish Dancing.

Father Greeley with World Academy of Irish Dancing
The Academy of Irish Dancing, with Himself in the back row, in the middle.

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