Rev. Andrew Greeley in 1992. Associated Press hide caption itoggle caption Associated Press The Two-Way Priest, Author And Critic Rev. Andrew Greeley Dies May 30, 2013 He thought of himself as a priest first and foremost. But Greeley was famous for his sometimes steamy novels that also cast a critical eye at his church. Greeley was 85 and had been in poor health since suffering a brain injury in 2008.