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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robert McClory  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Robert McClory on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

The author is a professor emeritus of journalism at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Biographical and Professional Information

McClory has written extensively about the Catholic Church. He is the author of ''Radical Disciple: Father Pfleger, St. Sabina Churdh and the Fight for Social Justice'' and seven other books. He is an associate professor emeritus at Northwestern University and recipient of the ''Excellence in Teaching Award'' from the Norhtwestern University Alumni Association. He has been a contributor to many publications, including the ''Chicago Tribune'' and the ''Chicago Reader''.

Published Works

  • Radical Discilple: Father Pfleger, St. Sabina Church, and the Fight for Social Justice, Lawrence Hill, 2010
  • Faithful Dissenters: Stories of Men and Women Who Loved and Changed the Catholic Church, Orbis, 2000
  • Turning Point, Crossroad Classic, 1997
  • As It Was in the Beginning: The Coming Democritzation of the Catholic Church, Crossroads Publishing, 2007
  • The Power and the Papacy: The People and Politics Behind the Doctrine of Infallibility, Liguouri Publications, 1997
  • Racism in America: From Milk and Honey to Ham and Eggs, Fides/Claretian, 1981
  • Man Who Beat Clout City, Ohio University Press, 1977

Selected Titles At Your Library

Radical disciple :
ISBN: 1569765286. OCLC Number:

Lawrence Hill Books,. Chicago, Ill. :. ©2010.

Revealing the story of a white Catholic priest serving a black Chicago parish who has been criticized as a trouble-making maverick, a renegade cleric, and a publicity hound, this book is a fascinating look at the inner workings of the Catholic Church, the traditions of the black pulpit, and what it takes to change the laws in a major American city. This biography concentrates on Father Pfleger's work at St Sabina and covers his efforts to build up the parish, his activism, his work to rejuvenate the community, his battles with church leaders, and his strong relationship with the St. Sabina parish.

Faithful dissenters :
ISBN: 1570753229. OCLC Number:

Orbis Books,. Marykboll, N.Y. :. 2000.

Turning point :
ISBN: 0824516133. OCLC Number:

Crossroad,. New York :. 1995.

Power and the papacy :
ISBN: 0764801414. OCLC Number:

Triumph,. Liguori, Mo. :. ©1997.

Racism in America :
ISBN: 0819006432. OCLC Number:

Fides/Claretian,. Chicago, Ill. :. ©1981.

The man who beat clout city /
ISBN: 0804007772. OCLC Number:

Swallow Press,. Chicago :. ©1977.

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