THE DICTATOR POPE

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The Dictator Pope

Author : Marcantonio Colonna
ISBN : 9781621578338
Genre : Religion
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Marcantonio Colonna's The Dictator Pope has rocked Rome and the entire Catholic Church with its portrait of an authoritarian, manipulative, and politically partisan pontiff. Occupying a privileged perch in Rome during the tumultuous first years of Francis’s pontificate, Colonna was privy to the shock, dismay, and even panic that the reckless new pope engendered in the Church’s most loyal and judicious leaders. The Dictator Pope discloses that Father Mario Bergoglio (the future Pope Francis) was so unsuited for ecclesiastical leadership that the head of his own Jesuit order tried to prevent his appointment as a bishop in Argentina. Behind the benign smile of the "people's pope" Colonna reveals a ruthless autocrat aggressively asserting the powers of the papacy in pursuit of a radical agenda.
Category: Religion

Pope Francis

Author : The New York Times Editorial Staff
ISBN : 9781642821727
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Pope Francis was elected after the first papal resignation in nearly six centuries. Francis inherited a Church in crisis: sex abuse scandals, Vatican disorder, and a diminishing Catholic flock in a changing world. The first Latin American pope, Pope Francis has brought social justice commitments to Church reform and to international affairs. His efforts have drawn simultaneous acclaim and controversy as he has attempted to balance major changes with the fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church. Media Literacy Terms and Questions are also featured in this unique collection of coverage centering around one of the world's prominent religious leaders.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Diabolical

Author : Milo Yiannopoulos
ISBN : 9781642931648
Genre : Political Science
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Who is the real Pope Francis? And can the Church survive him? Milo Yiannopoulos traces the origins of the Church’s descent into sin and shame, pointing the finger at left-wing reformers, trendy progressive bishops, gay clergy, and ultimately, Francis himself. In DIABOLICAL, Milo Yiannopoulos levels his critical eye and legendarily caustic wit at the Catholic Church, an institution he reveres but which, under the leadership of a “Lavender Mafia” of left-wing gay bishops, has become shambolic and depraved. Yes, there really is a gay mafia. And yes, their outfits are fabulous. The Catholic Church hasn’t had a crisis like this since the Reformation. It won’t survive unless it learns how to talk to men again, sets aside transitory political nostrums like environmentalism and identity politics, and gets back to worshiping Almighty God.
Category: Political Science

Atlanta Cradle Of The New South

Author : William A. Link
ISBN : 9781469607771
Genre : History
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After conquering Atlanta in the summer of 1864 and occupying it for two months, Union forces laid waste to the city in November. William T. Sherman's invasion was a pivotal moment in the history of the South and Atlanta's rebuilding over the following fifty years came to represent the contested meaning of the Civil War itself. The war's aftermath brought contentious transition from Old South to New for whites and African Americans alike. Historian William Link argues that this struggle defined the broader meaning of the Civil War in the modern South, with no place embodying the region's past and future more clearly than Atlanta. Link frames the city as both exceptional--because of the incredible impact of the war there and the city's phoenix-like postwar rise--and as a model for other southern cities. He shows how, in spite of the violent reimposition of white supremacy, freedpeople in Atlanta built a cultural, economic, and political center that helped to define black America.
Category: History

The Pope And Mussolini

Author : David I. Kertzer
ISBN : 9780679645535
Genre : Religion
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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will forever change our understanding of the Vatican’s role in the rise of Fascism in Europe. The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of two men who came to power in 1922, and together changed the course of twentieth-century history. In most respects, they could not have been more different. One was scholarly and devout, the other thuggish and profane. Yet Pius XI and “Il Duce” had many things in common. They shared a distrust of democracy and a visceral hatred of Communism. Both were prone to sudden fits of temper and were fiercely protective of the prerogatives of their office. (“We have many interests to protect,” the Pope declared, soon after Mussolini seized control of the government in 1922.) Each relied on the other to consolidate his power and achieve his political goals. In a challenge to the conventional history of this period, in which a heroic Church does battle with the Fascist regime, Kertzer shows how Pius XI played a crucial role in making Mussolini’s dictatorship possible and keeping him in power. In exchange for Vatican support, Mussolini restored many of the privileges the Church had lost and gave in to the pope’s demands that the police enforce Catholic morality. Yet in the last years of his life—as the Italian dictator grew ever closer to Hitler—the pontiff’s faith in this treacherous bargain started to waver. With his health failing, he began to lash out at the Duce and threatened to denounce Mussolini’s anti-Semitic racial laws before it was too late. Horrified by the threat to the Church-Fascist alliance, the Vatican’s inner circle, including the future Pope Pius XII, struggled to restrain the headstrong pope from destroying a partnership that had served both the Church and the dictator for many years. The Pope and Mussolini brims with memorable portraits of the men who helped enable the reign of Fascism in Italy: Father Pietro Tacchi Venturi, Pius’s personal emissary to the dictator, a wily anti-Semite known as Mussolini’s Rasputin; Victor Emmanuel III, the king of Italy, an object of widespread derision who lacked the stature—literally and figuratively—to stand up to the domineering Duce; and Cardinal Secretary of State Eugenio Pacelli, whose political skills and ambition made him Mussolini’s most powerful ally inside the Vatican, and positioned him to succeed the pontiff as the controversial Pius XII, whose actions during World War II would be subject for debate for decades to come. With the recent opening of the Vatican archives covering Pius XI’s papacy, the full story of the Pope’s complex relationship with his Fascist partner can finally be told. Vivid, dramatic, with surprises at every turn, The Pope and Mussolini is history writ large and with the lightning hand of truth.
Category: Religion

The Dynamics Of Spiritual Development

Author : J. H. M. Whiteman
ISBN : 0861402774
Genre : Religion
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This volume is a comprehensive study of individual character-development at all levels from the most mentally disordered to the most spiritually illuminated and fulfilling. The evidence is not limited to worldly observations and behavior, but extends to states of consciousness in which personality structure and nonphysical beings in nonphysical 'worlds' are known with high rating in a Scale of Reality
Category: Religion

Old And New Evidence On The Meaning Of Life The Dynamics Of Spiritual Development

Author : Joseph Hilary Michael Whiteman
ISBN : 0861402774
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This volume is a comprehensive study of individual character-development at all levels from the most mentally disordered to the most spiritually illuminated and fulfilling. The evidence is not limited to worldly observations and behavior, but extends to states of consciousness in which personality structure and nonphysical beings in nonphysical 'worlds' are known with high rating in a Scale of Reality
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Seventh Angel

Author : Berry Stewart Crebs
ISBN : UIUC:30112042289634
Genre : Bible
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Category: Bible

Splendour Of The Heavens

Author : William Herbert Steavenson
ISBN : UOM:39015001553406
Genre : Science
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Category: Science

Welcoming The Undesirables

Author : Jeffrey Lesser
ISBN : 0520914341
Genre : History
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Jeffrey Lesser's invaluable book tells the poignant and puzzling story of how earlier this century, in spite of the power of anti-Semitic politicians and intellectuals, Jews made their exodus to Brazil, "the land of the future." What motivated the Brazilian government, he asks, to create a secret ban on Jewish entry in 1937 just as Jews desperately sought refuge from Nazism? And why, just one year later, did more Jews enter Brazil legally than ever before? The answers lie in the Brazilian elite's radically contradictory images of Jews and the profound effect of these images on Brazilian national identity and immigration policy. Lesser's work reveals the convoluted workings of Brazil's wartime immigration policy as well as the attempts of desperate refugees to twist the prejudices on which it was based to their advantage. His subtle analysis and telling anecdotes shed light on such pressing issues as race, ethnicity, nativism, and nationalism in postcolonial societies at a time when "ethnic cleansing" in Europe is once again driving increasing numbers of refugees from their homelands.
Category: History