All the Pope's Men: The Inside Story of How the Vatican Really Thinks

All the Pope's Men: The Inside Story of How the Vatican Really Thinks


a desirable and enlightening examine the world’s oldest and such a lot mysterious establishment, written through an American journalist with unheard of wisdom in regards to the Vatican's prior and present.

The sexual abuse scandals that shook American and British Catholicism in 2002 dropped at gentle a long-standing cultural hole among the English-speaking Catholic international and the Vatican. In Rome, the problem was once usually noticeable as an assault at the Church fastened via money-hungry attorneys, a adverse press, and liberal activists who used it with the intention to flip consciousness on such issues as celibacy, women’s ordination, and lay empowerment. whilst the Vatican struck down the U.S. bishops’ draft for dealing with allegations of sexual abuse, many observed it as an try and cut back an autonomous American Catholic church. but, as time handed, it grew to become transparent that the Vatican’s well-founded issues approximately due technique have been shared by means of so much liberal U.S. bishops and canon attorneys.

ALL THE POPE’S males is a lucid, in-depth consultant to the occasionally complicated, usually incomprehensible internal workings of the Vatican. It finds how judgements are made, how papal bureaucrats imagine, and the way careers within the Roman Curia are formed. It debunks the myths that experience fed the mistrust and suspicions many English-speaking Catholics harbor in regards to the method the Vatican conducts its enterprise, explains who relatively wields the ability, and gives interesting profiles of the personalities, ancient and present-day, who've wielded that strength for sturdy and for undesirable. A considerate research of the hot sexual abuse trouble sheds gentle on how the Vatican perceives the Church within the usa.

Balanced, vigorous, and choked with Vatican background and lore, all of the POPE’S males offers the final reader with an authoritative photo of the hugely charged dating among the Vatican and the richest, so much influential nationwide Catholic church on this planet this present day.

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