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Nice that the author had the courage to reveal the insidious goings on within the current pontificate.
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The book itself was great. The narrators voice was pleasant but many words were mispronounced.
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I would recommend this audiobook to a friend.
What did you like best about this story?
Read at a good pace.
What does Holden Still bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
The pace gathered together the information in my mind.
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Any additional comments?
Where do I start from here as a Catholic, there is just so much Pope Francis I has said that has not just startled Catholics, but non Catholics who knew what the church's stance was.
To answer the critics, I must say that the Pope and clergy close to him have been quoted extensively and in context. In, addition to that, the book was well researched and presented both sides that was and is present within the church. To those who criticize this book as baloney, I challenge them to bring forward this 'baloney' to the discussion table.
This book excels in going into Papa Bergoglio's past and establishes a pattern which would make some sense of what he is saying, after all he believes in the God of surprises.
The meat of this book is in looking at how poltical this pope was, and his discontinuity with what past Popes taught. From environmentalism, to sympathy with communists and open borders, George shows how the church took a 180 from its past pontiffs.
I would recommend everyone to also read Pope St Plus X's encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis of 1907 on the modernists. Quite a few Jesuits were excommunicated after the encyclical was published. If you read it, it sounds much like much of what Francis says and one can wonder what would've happened to Francis 100 years ago...
Anyways I give this book 5 stars and though quite comprehensive, Francis I is still Pope and I believe he will continue to make similar remarks in the future wherein I believe this book may need a 2nd edition. Congratulations to George for his very monumental work.