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The Resource All the Pope's men : the inside story of how the Vatican really thinks, John L. Allen, Jr

All the Pope's men : the inside story of how the Vatican really thinks, John L. Allen, Jr

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All the Pope's men : the inside story of how the Vatican really thinks
Title
All the Pope's men
Title remainder
the inside story of how the Vatican really thinks
Statement of responsibility
John L. Allen, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: A fascinating and enlightening look at the world2s oldest and most mysterious institution, written by an American journalist with unparalleled knowledge about the Vatican's past and present. The sexual abuse scandals that shook American and British Catholicism in 2002 brought to light a long-standing cultural gap between the English-speaking Catholic world and the Vatican. In Rome, the crisis was often seen as an attack on the Church mounted by money-hungry lawyers, a hostile press, and liberal activists who used it as a way to turn attention on such concerns as celibacy, women2s ordination, and lay empowerment. When the Vatican struck down the U.S. bishops2 draft for handling allegations of sexual abuse, many saw it as an attempt to curb an independent American Catholic church. Yet, as time passed, it became clear that the Vatican2s well-founded concerns about due process were shared by most liberal U.S. bishops and canon lawyers. ALL THE POPE2S MEN is a lucid, in-depth guide to the sometimes puzzling, often incomprehensible inner workings of the Vatican. It reveals how decisions are made, how papal bureaucrats think, and how careers in the Roman Curia are shaped. It debunks the myths that have fed the distrust and suspicions many English-speaking Catholics harbor about the way the Vatican conducts its business, explains who really wields the power, and offers entertaining profiles of the personalities, historical and present-day, who have wielded that power for good and for bad. A thoughtful analysis of the recent sexual abuse crisis sheds light on how the Vatican perceives the Church in the United States. Balanced, lively, and filled with Vatican history and lore, ALL THE POPE2S MEN provides the general reader with an authoritative picture of the highly charged relationship between the Vatican and the richest, most influential national Catholic church in the world today
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
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Allen, John L.
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1818
LC item number
.A46 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Catholic Church
  • Vatican City
Label
All the Pope's men : the inside story of how the Vatican really thinks, John L. Allen, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
53476590
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
392 p.
Isbn
9780385509664
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003067484
Label
All the Pope's men : the inside story of how the Vatican really thinks, John L. Allen, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
53476590
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
392 p.
Isbn
9780385509664
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003067484

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