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Ralph Matthew McInerny
Born February 24, 1929(1929-02-24)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Occupation religious scholar, author
Nationality United States

Ralph Matthew McInerny (1929- ) is an American Catholic religious scholar and fiction writer, including mysteries and science fiction. Some of his fiction has appeared under the pseudonyms of Harry Austin, Matthew FitzRalph, Ernan Mackey, Edward Mackin, and Monica Quill. As a mystery writer he is best known as the creator of Father Dowling. He was Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Jacques Maritain Center, and Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame until his retirement in June, 2009.[1] [2]

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Father Dowling

  • Her Death of Cold (1977)
  • Bishop as Pawn (1978)
  • The Seventh Station (1977)
  • Lying Three (1979)
  • The Second Vespers (1980)
  • Thicker Than Water (1981)
  • A Loss of Patients (1982)
  • The Grass Widow (1983)
  • Getting a Way with Murder (1984)
  • Rest in Pieces (1985)
  • The Basket Case (1987)
  • Slight of Body (1989; aka Abracadaver))
  • Four on the Floor (1989)
  • Judas Priest (1991)
  • Desert Sinner (1992)
  • Seed of Doubt (1993)
  • A Cardinal Offense (1994)
  • The Tears of Things (1996)
  • Grave Undertakings (2000)
  • Triple Pursuit (2001)
  • Prodigal Father (2002)
  • Last Things (2003)
  • Requiem for a Realtor (2004)
  • Blood Ties (2005)
  • The Prudence of Flesh (2006)
  • The Widow's Mate (2007)
  • Ash Wednesday (2008)
  • The Wisdom of Father Dowling (2009)
  • Stained Glass (2009)

Sister Mary Teresa (all as by Monica Quill)

  • Not a Blessed Thing (1981)
  • Let Us Pray (1982)
  • And Then There Was Nun (1984)
  • Nun of the Above (1985)
  • Sine Qua Nun (1986)
  • The Veil of Ignorance (1988)
  • Sister Hood (1991)
  • Nun Plussed (1993)
  • Half Past Nun (1997)
  • Death Takes the Veil (2001)

Andrew Broom

  • Cause and Effect (1987)
  • Body and Soil (1989)
  • Savings and Loam (1990)
  • Mom and Dead (1994)
  • Law and Ardor (1995)
  • Heirs and Parents (2000)

Notre Dame

  • On This Rockne (1997)
  • Lack of the Irish (1998)
  • Irish Tenure (1999)
  • The Book of Kills (2000)
  • Emerald Aisle (2001)
  • Celt and Pepper (2002)
  • Irish Coffee (2003)
  • Green Thumb (2004)
  • Irish Gilt (2005)
  • The Letter Killeth (2006)
  • Irish Alibi (2007)
  • The Green Revolution (2008)
  • Sham Rock (2010)

Egidio Manfredi

  • Still Life (2000)
  • Sub Rosa (2001)

Rosary Chronicles

  • The Third Revelation (2009)
  • Relic of Time (2009)

Other novels

  • Jolly Rogerson (1967)
  • A Narrow Time (1969)
  • The Priest (1973)
  • The Gate of Heaven (1975)
  • Rogerson at Bay (1976)
  • Romanesque (1977)
  • Spinnaker (1978)
  • Quick as a Dodo (1978)
  • The Noonday Devil (1985)
  • Leave of Absence (1986)
  • Frigor Mortis (1989)
  • The Nominative Case (as by Edward Mackin) (1990)
  • Easeful Death (1991)
  • The Search Committee (1991)
  • Infra Dig (1992)
  • The Red Hat (1998)
  • As Good As Dead (2002)
  • The Ablative Case (2003)
  • Slattery (2004)

Collections

  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Father Brown, Father Dowling And Other Ecclesiastical Sleuths (with G. K. Chesterton and John Mortimer) (1992)
  • Good Knights (2009)

Poetry

  • The Soul of Wit: Some Poems ((2005)

Anthologies edited

  • Murder Most Divine (with Martin H Greenberg) (2000)
  • Murder Most Catholic (with Martin H Greenberg) (2002)
  • Great Mystery Series: 11 of the Best Mystery Short Stories from Alfred Hitchcock's And Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazines (with Lawrence Block and Mary Higgins Clark) (2000)

Non fiction

  • New Themes in Christian Philosophy (1969)
  • Thomism in an Age of Renewal (1969)
  • St. Thomas Aquinas (1977)
  • Miracles: A Catholic View (1986)
  • A First Glance at St. Thomas Aquinas: A Handbook for Peeping Thomists (1990)
  • Aquinas on Human Action: A Theory of Practice (1992)
  • The Question of Christian Ethics (1993)
  • Aquinas Against the Averroists: On There Being Only One Intellect (1993)
  • Let's Write a Novel (1993)
  • Let's Write Short Stories (1993)
  • Let's Read Latin: Introduction to the Language of the Church (1995)
  • An Uncertain Legacy: Essays on the Pursuit of Liberty (with John Gray) (1997)
  • What Went Wrong with Vatican II?: The Catholic Crisis Explained (1998)
  • Aquinas and Analogy (1999)
  • Characters in Search of Their Author: The Gifford Lectures, 1999-2000 (2001)
  • The Very Rich Hours of Jacques Maritain: A Spiritual Life (2003)
  • I Alone Have Escaped to Tell You: My Life and Pastimes (2006)
  • Some Catholic Writers (2006)
  • Dante and the Blessed Virgin (2010)

References

  1. ^ Biography of Ralph McInerny - Notre Dame Website
  2. ^ McInerny, Ralph. "Is Obama Worth a Mass?" Column for The Catholic Thing, March 23, 2009.

External links

McInerny Center for Thomistic Studies


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