“The Dictator Pope” | The Catholic Thing

By Robert Royal WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017   The title above is the name of a book that appeared Monday in English (after earlier publication in Italian) by a writer who has assumed a grand Renaissance pseudonym: Marcantonio Colonna (an admiral at Lepanto). He evidently could not publish under his real name, for fear of reprisals. But the case he lays out is largely convincing: that Pope Francis has carefully cultivated an image in public Continue Reading →

In memoirs, ex Pope Benedict says Vatican ‘gay lobby’ tried to wield power: report

By Philip Pullella  July 1, 2016 VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no-one pressured him to resign but alleges that a “gay lobby” in the Vatican had tried to influence decisions, a leading Italian newspaper reported on Friday. The book, called “The Last Conversations”, is the first time in history that a former pope judges his own pontificate after it is over. It is due to be published on Continue Reading →