The Cardinal Author:Henry Morton Robinson The Cardinal is the story of an American priest who becomes a Prince of the Roman Catholic Church. Born of working-class parents in a suburb of Boston, Stephen Fermoyle fulfills his priestly destiny in day-to-day trials, discouragements, aspirations, and triumphs. Virile and warm-hearted, this ordained servant of God encounters soul-testing prob... more »lems that he must solve not only as a priest but as a sorely tried human being.
The reader sees Stephen Fermoyle carrying out his tasks as a parish priest, pastor of a rural flock, and personal secretary to a Cardinal. As the story unfolds, this gifted prelate becomes a Monsignor attached to the Vatican, a Bishop, and finally a wearer of the Red Hat. With Fermoyle, the reader enters the inner councils of the Roman Catholic Church and gains a new understanding of its complex operations.
The Cardinal is a novel in praise of life. It is sensitive and ennobling. It is a drama endowed with promises of eternal meaning that rise above the cynicism, fear, and doubt that beset our earthly days.
An immediate best seller and a selection of both the Literary Guild and the Condensed Book Club, this internationally famous novel has been published in more than a dozen foreign languages. Now this great story of a Catholic priest has been made into a motion picture by Otto Preminger.« less