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100 1 Allen, John L.,|cJr.,|d1965-
245 10 All the Pope's men :|bthe inside story of how the Vatican
really thinks /|cJohn L. Allen, Jr.
250 First edition.
264 1 New York :|bDoubleday,|c2004.
300 392 pages ;|c25 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 Vatican 101 -- Top five myths about the Vatican -- Vatican
psychology -- Vatican sociology -- Vatican theology --
Vatican and the American sexual abuse crisis -- Vatican
and the war in Iraq.
520 Publisher description: A fascinating and enlightening look
at the world's 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, women's ordination,
and lay empowerment. When the Vatican struck down the U.S.
bishops' 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 Vatican's well-founded concerns about due process were
shared by most liberal U.S. bishops and canon lawyers. ALL
THE POPE'S 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 POPE'S 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.
610 20 Catholic Church.|bCuria Romana.
651 0 Vatican City.
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