Where Is the Vatican  Book

Where Is the Vatican

  • Author : Megan Stine
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-12-24
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524792619

Where Is the Vatican Excerpt :

Did you know that the Vatican is a country--the smallest in the world? Find out the amazing history of the headquarters of the Catholic Church. It's time to elect a new pope. Hundreds of thousands of people gather in front of St. Peter's Basilica to learn who will be the next leader of the Catholic Church. A white puff of smoke from a chimney signals the cardinals--the "princes" of the church--have elected one of their own who will continue to be the leader of the faith that has been around for more than two thousand years. Author Megan Stine charts the beginning of Christianity and its hold on members of the faith as well as the countless struggles for power (one pope was poisoned by his own men!), the building of the Vatican and creation of the Sistine Chapel, and the Secret Archives that hold papers the church has accumulated over the centuries.

In the Closet of the Vatican Book

In the Closet of the Vatican

  • Author : Frederic Martel
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-02-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472966155

In the Closet of the Vatican Excerpt :

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.

Inside the Vatican Book

Inside the Vatican

  • Author : Thomas J. Reese
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1998-02-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 0674932617

Inside the Vatican Excerpt :

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.

Inside the Vatican Book
Score: 5
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Inside the Vatican

  • Author : Thomas S.J. Reese
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1998-02-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674418011

Inside the Vatican Excerpt :

Drawing on more than a hundred interviews with Vatican officials, this book affords a firsthand look at the people, the politics, and the organization behind the institution. Throughout, revealing and colorful anecdotes from church history and the present day bring the unique culture of the Vatican to life.

Vatican II Book

Vatican II

  • Author : University of Notre Dame
  • Publisher : Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Press
  • Release Date : 1966
  • Genre: Vatican Council
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105033660965

Vatican II Excerpt :

Held at the University of Notre Dame. Half title and running title: Theological issues of Vatican II. Includes bibliographical "Notes."

Holocaust Scholars Write to the Vatican Book

Holocaust Scholars Write to the Vatican

  • Author : Harry J. Cargas
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 0313304874

Holocaust Scholars Write to the Vatican Excerpt :

Thirteen noted Holocaust scholars respond to the question: If you had a chance to speak with the Pope, what would you say?

The Vatican s Exorcists Book
Score: 3
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The Vatican s Exorcists

  • Author : Tracy Wilkinson
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-02-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780759518377

The Vatican s Exorcists Excerpt :

* How the Vatican's Office of Exorcism drives out demons and battles Satanic evil in today's world

The Vatican Book

The Vatican

  • Author : Michael Collins
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-08-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780756691820

The Vatican Excerpt :

Written by a Vatican insider and accomplished church historian, this book is a unique behind-the-scenes look at the world's smallest nation and the spiritual center of the Catholic Church. Produced with the full cooperation of the Vatican, this is a beautifully illustrated insiders guide into the 2,000-year-long history of the Vatican and papal influence, daily life and governance of the world's largest religious body, and the art collections and other priceless treasures rarely seen by the public. In addition to a unique photographic tour, the book includes personal interviews with various Vatican employees and insiders who make their home there, from a Swiss Guard to a singer in the Sistine Chapel choir. This book is an unparalleled look into life inside the Holy City.

Library of Congress Subject Headings Book

Library of Congress Subject Headings

  • Author : Library of Congress
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Subject headings, Library of Congress
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89110490869

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What Happened at Vatican II Book
Score: 4
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What Happened at Vatican II

  • Author : John W. O'Malley, S. J.
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674056756

What Happened at Vatican II Excerpt :

During four years in session, Vatican Council II held television audiences rapt with its elegant, magnificently choreographed public ceremonies, while its debates generated front-page news on a near-weekly basis. By virtually any assessment, it was the most important religious event of the twentieth century, with repercussions that reached far beyond the Catholic church. Remarkably enough, this is the first book, solidly based on official documentation, to give a brief, readable account of the council from the moment Pope John XXIII announced it on January 25, 1959, until its conclusion on December 8, 1965.

Inside the Vatican Book
Score: 4
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Inside the Vatican

  • Author : Bart McDowell
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 0792252977

Inside the Vatican Excerpt :

Includes chapters on the everyday life of the Vatican, the art masterpieces in the Vatican's museums, and the modern papacy.

The Global Vatican Book

The Global Vatican

  • Author : Francis Rooney
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-08-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442248816

The Global Vatican Excerpt :

From the centuries-long prejudices against Catholics in America, to the efforts of Fascism, Communism and modern terrorist organizations to “break the cross and spill the wine,” this book brings to life the Catholic Church’s role in world history, particularly in the realm of diplomacy. Former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See Francis Rooney provides a comprehensive guide to the remarkable path the Vatican has navigated to the present day, and a first-person account of what that path looks and feels like from an American diplomat whose experience lent him the ultimate insider’s perspective. Part memoir, part historical lesson, The Global Vatican captures the braided nature of religious and political power and the complexities, battles, and future prospects for the relationship between the Holy See and the United States as both face challenges old and new. Updated now to include a view towards Pope Francis’ first trip to the United States, The Global Vatican looks forward to the revitalization of the Church in this newest global papacy.

Roma Book


  • Author : Albert Kuhn
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1916
  • Genre: Rome (Italy)
  • Pages : 617
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112089642612

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