Book Review: The Dictator Pope

Reblogging for future reference:

Edge Induced Cohesion

The Dictator Pope:  The Inside Story Of The Francis Papacy, by Marcantonio Colonna (pseudonym)

It took a while for this book to get to me, and it was one I was eagerly waiting for.  For odd reasons I do not entirely understand, I frequently engage in social media conversations with traditionalist Catholics whose political and moral worldview is very similar to my own, and within that community this book is a vitally important one as it demonstrates the disconnect between the contemporary Catholic hierarchy and the ordinary and decent body of Catholics that exists in the United States and other places.  And, as someone who reads and comments on matters relating to Catholicism as part of my general religious beat as a writer, this book is obviously one of considerable personal importance to review [1].  A reader should know going into this, though, that this book is one of those…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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