By John L. Allen Jr.
A desirable and enlightening examine the world’s oldest and so much mysterious establishment, written via an American journalist with unprecedented wisdom concerning the Vatican's previous 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 obstacle used to be usually obvious as an assault at the Church fastened by means of money-hungry legal professionals, a adversarial press, and liberal activists who used it so as to flip cognizance on such matters as celibacy, women’s ordination, and lay empowerment. while the Vatican struck down the U.S. bishops’ draft for dealing with allegations of sexual abuse, many observed it as an try to reduce an self sufficient American Catholic church. but, as time handed, it grew to become transparent that the Vatican’s well-founded issues approximately due procedure have been shared by way of such a lot liberal U.S. bishops and canon attorneys.
ALL THE POPE’S males is a lucid, in-depth consultant to the occasionally perplexing, frequently 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 approach the Vatican conducts its enterprise, explains who quite wields the ability, and gives wonderful profiles of the personalities, ancient and present-day, who've wielded that strength for strong and for undesirable. A considerate research of the hot sexual abuse predicament sheds gentle on how the Vatican perceives the Church within the usa.
Balanced, full of life, and packed with Vatican historical past and lore, all of the POPE’S males presents the overall reader with an authoritative photo of the hugely charged dating among the Vatican and the richest, so much influential nationwide Catholic church on the earth at the present time.
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All the Pope's Men: The Inside Story of How the Vatican Really Thinks by John L. Allen Jr.