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In the Closet of the Vatican

In the Closet of the Vatican Book
Author : Frederic Martel
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-02-21
ISBN : 1472966163
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The New York Times Bestseller '[An] earth-shaking exposé of clerical corruption' - National Catholic Reporter In the Closet of the Vatican exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today. This brilliant piece of investigative writing is based on four years' authoritative research, including extensive interviews with those in power. The celibacy of priests, the condemnation of the use of contraceptives, the cover up of countless cases of sexual abuse, the resignation of Benedict XVI, misogyny among the clergy, the dramatic fall in Europe of the number of vocations to the priesthood, the plotting against Pope Francis – all these issues are clouded in mystery and secrecy. In the Closet of the Vatican is a book that reveals these secrets and penetrates this enigma. It derives from a system founded on a clerical culture of secrecy which starts in junior seminaries and continues right up to the Vatican itself. It is based on the double lives of priests and on extreme homophobia. The resulting schizophrenia in the Church is hard to fathom. But the more a prelate is homophobic, the more likely it is that he is himself gay. 'Behind rigidity there is always something hidden, in many cases a double life'. These are the words of Pope Francis himself and with them the Pope has unlocked the Closet. No one can claim to really understand the Catholic Church today until they have read this book. It reveals a truth that is extraordinary and disturbing.

What Happened at Vatican II

What Happened at Vatican II Book
Author : John W. O'Malley
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2010-05
ISBN : 0674047494
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A study that captures the drama of the Vatican Council II depicts the colorful characters involved and their clashes with one another, and offers a new set of interpretive categories for understanding the council's dynamics, issues, and accomplishments.

Mistress of the Vatican

Mistress of the Vatican Book
Author : Eleanor Herman
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
ISBN : 9780061827419
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Eleanor Herman, the talented author of the New York Times bestselling Sex with Kings and Sex with the Queen goes behind the sacred doors of the Catholic Church in Mistress of the Vatican, a scintillating biography of a powerful yet little-known woman whose remarkable story is ripe with secrets, sex, passion, and ambition. For almost four centuries this astonishing story of a woman’s absolute power over the Vatican has been successfully buried—until now.

The Vatican

The Vatican Book
Author : Peter Hebblethwaite
Publisher : Book Sales
Release : 1980
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Photographs of the Vatican's daily life, public pageantry, and art treasures are combined with accounts of the meaning, history, and organization of the Catholic Church, the art and libraries of the Vatican, and papal elections

Theological Highlights of Vatican II

Theological Highlights of Vatican II Book
Author : Pope Benedict XVI
Publisher : Paulist Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780809146109
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Joseph Ratzinger's report on the debates and struggles that made up each of the four sessions of Vatican II (1962-65), along with theological commentary.

The Vatican Prophecies

The Vatican Prophecies Book
Author : John Thavis
Publisher : Viking Adult
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0525426892
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines how the Catholic Church evaluates, judges, and controls miraculous events to determine their authenticity, revealing deep internal debates on the power of relics, revelations, and exorcisms.

The Vatican Exposed

The Vatican Exposed Book
Author : Paul L. Williams
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release : 2009-09-25
ISBN : 1615921427
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over 50 billion dollars in securities. Gold reserves that exceed those of industrialized nations. Real estate holdings that equal the total area of many countries. Opulent palaces containing the world's greatest art treasures. These are some of the riches of the Roman Catholic Church. Yet in 1929 the Vatican was destitute. Pope Pius XI, living in a damaged, leaky, pigeon-infested Lateran Palace, could hear rats scurrying through the walls, and he worried about how he would pay for even basic repairs to unclog the overburdened sewer lines and update the antiquated heating system. How did the Church manage in less than seventy-five years such an incredible reversal of fortune? The story here told by Church historian Paul L. Williams is intriguing, shocking, and outrageous. The turnaround began on February 11, 1929, with the signing of the Lateran Treaty between the Vatican and fascist leader Benito Mussolini. Through this deal Mussolini gained the support of the staunchly Catholic Italian populace, who at the time followed the lead of the Church. In return, the Church received, among other benefits, a payment of $90 million, sovereign status for the Vatican, tax-free property rights, and guaranteed salaries for all priests throughout the country from the Italian government. With the stroke of a pen the pope had solved the Vatican's budgetary woes practically overnight, yet he also put a great religious institution in league with some of the darkest forces of the 20th century. Based on his years of experience as a consultant for the FBI, Williams produces explosive and never-before published evidence of the Church's morally questionable financial dealings with sinister organizations over seven decades through today. He examines the means by which the Vatican accrued enormous wealth during the Great Depression by investing in Mussolini's government, the connection between Nazi gold and the Vatican Bank, the vast range of Church holdings in the postwar boom period, Paul VI's appointment of Mafia chieftain Michele Sindona as the Vatican banker, a billion-dollar counterfeit stock fraud uncovered by Interpol and the FBI, the "Ambrosiano Affair" called "the greatest financial scandal of the 20th Century" by the New York Times, the mysterious death of John Paul I, profits from an international drug ring operating out of Gdansk, Poland, and revelations about current dealings. For both Catholics and non-Catholics this troubling expose of corruption in one of the most revered religious institutions in the world will serve as an urgent call for reform.

101 Questions and Answers on Vatican II

101 Questions and Answers on Vatican II Book
Author : Maureen Sullivan
Publisher : Paulist Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780809141333
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An informative and accessible guide to everything you want to know about Vatican II.

The Vatican Conspiracy

The Vatican Conspiracy Book
Author : Peter Hogenkamp
Publisher : Bookouture
Release : 2020-10-20
ISBN : 183888842X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Wow… So many twists and turns that keep you guessing… Captures your attention and doesn't let go till the end.” TB Honest, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A deadly attack on the Vatican City reveals an even deadlier conspiracy within its walls… When Marco Venetti left the military, he thought his days of violence were behind him. But now a beautiful woman is begging for his help. Her daughter has been kidnapped to force her to smuggle a gang of killers into the country. If she disobeys, her family will die. Determined to protect her, Marco goes on the hunt. But after a terrifying battle on a rocky island off the Italian coast, he finds a map on one of the men’s bodies that reveals their ultimate goal: a deadly terrorist attack on the Vatican City itself. Marco races to prevent a bloodbath in the heart of Rome, but the terrorists are more dangerous than he knew. A nuclear weapon is missing, and the CIA, Russians and Israelis are too busy fighting to prevent it falling into the wrong hands. The only person Marco can trust is himself. He must track down and kill his enemy… but the Vatican is home to secrets and conspiracies, and soon Marco realises he may not even know who the real enemy is. Can he uncover a traitor before time runs out? For fans of Joel C. Rosenberg, Tom Clancy and Steven Konkoly, The Vatican Conspiracy is a non-stop explosive thriller of betrayal, revenge and world-shaking conspiracy. See what readers are saying about The Vatican Conspiracy: “An outstanding start to this series!… Grabs you on the first page and is powered by non-stop action and a taut, emotional narrative… A real page turner!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fast-paced action-packed… Nail-biting tension… I really enjoyed reading and would definitely recommend.” NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Riveting… I was completely engrossed… A tonne of action, plenty of twists and turns, and enough drama to keep you feverishly turning the pages.” Readers Retreat “An exhilarating action thriller… Fast-paced and engaging… Look forward to reading the sequels.” DP Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A fast-paced action thriller with a lot of twists and turns that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end… The main character Marco is amazing!… Eagerly waiting for the next book!” Goodreads Reviewer “Great action-packed novel… Pulled me in from the first page. There was so much action… I highly recommend” Just Read Jess, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If you’re a fan of Dan Brown and Steve Berry, you do not want to miss this new series… Kept me hooked; the action never completely let up.’ Fireflies & Freekicks “Fantastic… A blistering read that won’t disappoint.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Relentless action, a gripping storyline… Promises to be a terrific series.” Goodreads Reviewer “Fast paced, action packed, adrenaline inducing.” Sharon Beyond the Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If you are in need of excitement—and who isn’t given the lack of travel and parties etc? then you need to read this book. You will be breathless from all the running, and you don’t even need to get out of bed. There are so many twists and turns you could get whiplash, but it would be worth it to reach the end of this wild ride.” Mrs Average Evaluates

Vatican II

Vatican II Book
Author : Massimo Faggioli
Publisher : Paulist Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0809147505
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The death of John Paul II and the election of Benedict XVI constituted two important elements in the broad theological and cultural landscape of Catholicism. This change of pontificate has also nourished the journalistic and political dispute about Vatican II, its history and its legacy, and not only the historiographical and theological debate. But the research on Vatican II is already proceeding forward and beyond the state of knowledge about the Council reached at the end of the 90s. For 21st century Catholics and theologians interested in understanding contemporary Catholicism in the light of Vatican II the intellectual undertaking is far from accomplished yet. The book offers comprehensive presentation of the theological and historiographical debate about Council Vatican II. The attempt to go beyond "the clash of interpretations" - Vatican II as a rupture in the history of Catholicism on one side, the need to read Vatican II in continuity with the tradition on the other - is necessary indeed because the ongoing debate about Vatican II is largely misrepresented by the use of "clashing interpretations" as a tool for understanding the role of the council in present-day Catholicism.

The Vatican Connection

The Vatican Connection Book
Author : Richard Hammer
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2016-08-09
ISBN : 1504039084
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the Edgar Award: The riveting account of an audacious fraud scheme that stretched from a Mafia hangout on the Lower East Side to the Vatican. With a round, open face and a penchant for tall tales, Matteo de Lorenzo resembled everyone’s kindly uncle. But Uncle Marty, as he was known throughout the Genovese crime family, was one of the New York mob’s top earners throughout the 1960s and ’70s, the mastermind of a billion-dollar trade in stolen and counterfeit securities. In the spring of 1972, de Lorenzo and his shrewd and ruthless business partner, Vincent Rizzo, traveled to Europe to discuss a plan to launder millions of dollars worth of phony securities. Shockingly, the plot involved Archbishop Paul Marcinkus, the scandal-plagued president of the Vatican Bank. Unbeknownst to de Lorenzo and Rizzo, however, the NYPD was already on the case—thanks to the crusading work of Det. Joseph Coffey. Coffey, the legendary New York policeman who investigated the Lufthansa heist and took the Son of Sam’s confession, first learned of the scheme in a wiretap related to the attempted mob takeover of the Playboy Club in Manhattan. From those unlikely beginnings, Detective Coffey worked tirelessly to trace the fraudulent stocks and bonds around the world and deep into the corridors of power in Washington, DC, and Rome. Meticulously researched and relentlessly gripping, The Vatican Connection is a true story of corruption and deceit, packed with “all the ingredients of a thriller” (San Francisco Chronicle).

The Vatican Secret

The Vatican Secret Book
Author : Peter Hogenkamp
Publisher : Bookouture
Release : 2021-04-15
ISBN : 1838888446
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is a nuclear weapon in the hands of the Vatican City’s deadliest enemy. And time is running out to stop an attack… Marco Venetti, the only man the pope trusts, has tracked down the traitor who nearly succeeded in his mission to kill the pope. But the traitor holds a crucial piece of information: the name of the Russian mafioso in possession of a nuclear bomb. Forced to work with a man he despises to prevent a deadly explosion, Marco sets a trap for the Russians. Inside the stone walls of an ancient castle in Portugal, surrounded by high mountains, he waits to ambush his target. But a double-cross ruins everything and he must flee, alone and without backup, leaving a trail of death and destruction behind. All Marco knows is that the attack is imminent. And that to prevent it, he must enter a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that will take him across the continent, on land and by sea. With time running out, he will stop at nothing to uncover the truth. Because the secrets inside the Vatican may be the deadliest threat of all… The Vatican Secret is an explosive thriller full of treachery, international conspiracy and non-stop action. Fans of Joel C. Rosenberg, Tom Clancy and Steven Konkoly will be completely gripped. Praise for Peter Hogenkamp: “Wow… So many twists and turns that keep you guessing… Captures your attention and doesn't let go till the end.” TB Honest, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Grabs you on the first page and is powered by non-stop action and a taut, emotional narrative… A real page-turner!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fast-paced action-packed… Nail-biting tension… I really enjoyed reading and would definitely recommend.” NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Riveting… I was completely engrossed… A tonne of action, plenty of twists and turns, and enough drama to keep you feverishly turning the pages.” Readers Retreat “An exhilarating action thriller… Fast-paced and engaging.” DP Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A fast-paced action thriller with a lot of twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end… The main character Marco is amazing!” Goodreads Reviewer “Great action-packed novel… Pulled me in from the first page. There was so much action… I highly recommend” Just Read Jess, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If you’re a fan of Dan Brown and Steve Berry, you do not want to miss this new series… Kept me hooked; the action never completely let up.” Fireflies & Freekicks “Fantastic… A blistering read that won’t disappoint.” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Relentless action, a gripping storyline… Promises to be a terrific series.” Goodreads Reviewer “Fast paced, action packed, adrenaline inducing.” Sharon Beyond the Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If you are in need of excitement—and who isn’t given the lack of travel and parties etc? then you need to read this book. You will be breathless from all the running, and you don’t even need to get out of bed. There are so many twists and turns you could get whiplash, but it would be worth it to reach the end of this wild ride.” Mrs Average Evaluates

Catholic Doctrines on the Jewish People After Vatican II

Catholic Doctrines on the Jewish People After Vatican II Book
Author : Gavin D'Costa
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019-10
ISBN : 0198830203
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this timely study Gavin D'Costa explores Roman Catholic doctrines after the Second Vatican Council regarding the Jewish people (1965 - 2015). It establishes the emergence of the teaching that God's covenant with the Jewish people is irrevocable. What does this mean for Catholics regarding Jewish religious rituals, the land, and mission? Catholic Doctrines on the Jewish People after Vatican II establishes that the Catholic Church has a new teaching about the Jewish people: the covenant made with God is irrevocable. D'Costa faces head-on three important issues arising from the new teaching. First, previous Catholic teachings seem to claim Jewish rituals are invalid. He argues this is not the case. Earlier teachings allow us positive insights into the modern question. Second, a nuanced case for Catholic minimalist Zionism is advanced, without detriment to the Palestinian cause. This is in keeping with Catholic readings of scripture and the development of the Holy See's attitude to the State of Israel. Third, the painful question of mission is explored. D'Costa shows the new approach safeguards Jewish identity and allows for the possibility of successful witness by Hebrew Catholics who retain their Jewish identity and religious life.

God s Bankers

God s Bankers Book
Author : Gerald Posner
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-09-15
ISBN : 1416576592
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Revealing a history of mysterious deaths, shady characters, and moral and political tensions, exposes the inner workings of the Catholic Church to trace how the Vatican evolved from an institution of faith into an extremely wealthy corporate power.--Publisher's description.

Pope Francis and the New Vatican

Pope Francis and the New Vatican Book
Author : Robert Draper
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2015
ISBN : 1426215827
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pope Francis' appointment to the papacy in 2013 electrified the world and injected a new energy into the Catholic Church. His message of mercy and humility resonates the world over, with people of every faith. For this extraordinary book, National Geographic photographer Dave Yoder spent more than six months working in the field in Rome to capture the spirit of the Vatican today, revealing the pontiff's public life and personal crusades as never before and showcasing the fascinating inner workings of the Vatican, a uniquely powerful state. Complementary essays by acclaimed journalist Robert Draper reveal Pope Francis' personal story, his journey to the papacy, and the heart of his ministry. Set against the beauty of time-honored ceremonies, wondrous art and architecture, and the lives of the faithful the world over, this stunning volume is a special portrait of a beloved pontiff and one of the world's most beloved institutions.

LIFE Secrets of the Vatican

LIFE Secrets of the Vatican Book
Author : Editors of LIFE
Publisher : Time Inc. Books
Release : 2016-03-04
ISBN : 1683302338
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mini-state, magnificent museum, nerve center of a globe-girdling church, the Vatican is a magnet for millions of people every year. LIFE’s cameras capture the opulence, and the spirituality. Learn more about:

  • The Popes who reigned there: the good, the great and the bad.
  • The treasure trove that is the Vatican Museum
  • The Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo’s storied ceiling before and after its restoration
  • The new world of Pope Francis

The Rising Laity

The Rising Laity Book
Author : Massimo Faggioli
Publisher : Paulist Press
Release : 2016
ISBN : 158768523X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Rising Laity book written by Massimo Faggioli, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Inside the Vatican

Inside the Vatican Book
Author : Thomas J. Reese,Thomas Reese
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Draws on interviews with Vatican officials to offer a firsthand look at the people, politics, and bureaucracy of the Vatican, revealing how popes are elected and how dissident theologians are disciplined

The Legacy of Vatican II

The Legacy of Vatican II Book
Author : Massimo Faggioli
Publisher : Paulist Press
Release : 2015
ISBN : 1587684861
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Vatican II

Vatican II Book
Author : Alberic Stacpoole
Publisher : Burns & Oates
Release : 1986
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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