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Shroud of Secrecy
Shroud of Secrecy
by Luigi Marinelli, The Millenari
Book Description
The Story of Corruption Within the Vatican
Shroud of Secrecy offers an insider's account of intrigue, sex, and corruption within the Vatican. It is the first treatise of written protest from within the Church since 1517, when Martin Luther posted his historic 95 theses on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Written by a small group of Vatican prelates who call themselves the Millenari, its publication breaks a code of silence that has allowed impropriety and hypocrisy within the Roman Catholic Church to flourish.

Paperback from Key Porter Books

 
All the Popes Men : The Inside Story of How the Vatican Really Thinks
All the Pope's Men : The Inside Story of How the Vatican Really Thinks
by JOHN L. JR ALLEN
Hardcover from Doubleday

 
Michelangelo and the Popes Ceiling
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
by Ross King
Paperback from Penguin Books

 
The Catholic Revolution : New Wine, Old Wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council
The Catholic Revolution : New Wine, Old Wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council
by Andrew Greeley
Hardcover from University of California Press

 
Culture and the Thomist Tradition: After Vatican II
Culture and the Thomist Tradition: After Vatican II
by Tracey Rowland
Paperback from Roultledge

 
Hitler and the Vatican : Inside the Secret Archives That Reveal the New Story of the Nazis and the Church
Hitler and the Vatican : Inside the Secret Archives That Reveal the New Story of the Nazis and the Church
by Peter Godman
Hardcover from Free Press

 
Michelangelo : The Frescoes of Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo : The Frescoes of Sistine Chapel
by Marcia B. Hall
Hardcover from Harry N Abrams

 
Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church
Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church
by Thomas J. Reese
Hardcover from Harvard University Press

 
A Thief in the Night: Life and Death in the Vatican
A Thief in the Night: Life and Death in the Vatican
by John Cornwell
Paperback from Penguin Books

 
The Essential Epicurus: Letters, Principal Doctrines, Vatican Sayings, and Fragments (Great Books in Philosophy)
The Essential Epicurus: Letters, Principal Doctrines, Vatican Sayings, and Fragments (Great Books in Philosophy)
by Epicurus, Eugene Michael O'Connor
Paperback from Prometheus Books
1993
 
Raphaels Stanza della Segnatura : Meaning and Invention
Raphael's Stanza della Segnatura : Meaning and Invention
by Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier
Hardcover from Cambridge University Press

 
The Incredible Book of Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities: A Treasury of Trivia
The Incredible Book of Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities: A Treasury of Trivia
by Nino Lo Bello
Paperback from Liguori Publications

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Unholy Trinity : The Vatican, The Nazis,  Soviet Intelligence
Unholy Trinity : The Vatican, The Nazis, & Soviet Intelligence
by Mark Aarons, John Loftus
Paperback from St. Martin's Griffin

 
Sistine Chapel
Sistine Chapel
by Michael Hirst, Gianluigi Colalicci
Hardcover from Harry N Abrams

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The Vatican Exposed: Money, Murder, and the Mafia
The Vatican Exposed: Money, Murder, and the Mafia
by Paul L. Williams
Hardcover from Prometheus Books

 
Vatican Council II: Constitutions, Decrees, Declarations (Vatican Council II)
Vatican Council II: Constitutions, Decrees, Declarations (Vatican Council II)
by Austin Flannery
Paperback from Liturgy Training Publications

 
Church Emerging from Vatican II: A Popular Approach to Contemporary Catholicism
Church Emerging from Vatican II: A Popular Approach to Contemporary Catholicism
by Dennis M. Doyle
Paperback from Twenty-Third Publications
1992
 
City of Secrets : The Truth Behind the Murders at the Vatican
City of Secrets : The Truth Behind the Murders at the Vatican
by John Follain
Hardcover from William Morrow

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Michelangelo: The Vatican Frescoes
Michelangelo: The Vatican Frescoes
by Pierluigi De Vecchi, Gianluigi Colalucci
Hardcover from Abbeville Press

 
The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects
The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects
by Norman M. Klein, Norman Klein
Hardcover from New Press

 
The Popes Against the Jews: The Vatican's Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism
by David I. Kertzer
The Vatican's 1998 report "We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah" purportedly exonerated the Church of complicity in the Holocaust. In The Popes Against the Jews, David I. Kertzer argues that the report is "not the product of a Church that wants to confront its history." Kertzer's book refutes the Church's thesis that the Holocaust grew out of "an anti-Judaism that was essentially more sociological and political than religious." In fact, Kertzer asserts, those dimensions of European anti-Semitism developed "in no small part due to the efforts of the Roman Catholic Church itself." The racial laws of fascist Italy and the Nuremberg Laws of 1930s Germany, for example, were directly modeled on the Church's own rules governing treatment of Jews: until the collapse of the Papal States in the late 19th century, Jews living in these territories were forced to wear yellow badges and live in ghettos. Kertzer's arguments make for compelling reading because they're presented in story form, based on the actions of the popes themselves. Access to long-sealed Church archives allowed Kertzer to reconstruct some of the most shocking, secret conversations that occurred in the Vatican in the decades leading up to World War II. --Michael Joseph Gross - Amazon.com
Hardcover: 355 pages
Knopf; ISBN: 0375406239; (September 18, )
 
In the Footsteps of Popes: A Spirited Guide to the Treasures of the Vatican
by Enrico Bruschini, Cokie Roberts
(Hardcover -- December )

Inside the Vatican: The Politics and Organization of the Catholic Church
by Thomas J. Reese
(Paperback -- April )

A Thief in the Night: Life and Death in the Vatican
by John Cornwell
Just 33 days into the reign of Pope John Paul I in 1978, it was reported that he had died of a heart attack. But within the Vatican, there were conflicting answers to the most basic questions: Who found the body? What was the time of death? What was the actual state of the pope's health prior to death? A Thief in the Night is John Cornwell's investigation of the mysterious circumstances surrounding John Paul's death. It is also a profound exploration of the nature of sin and the definition of crime. Inconsistencies in the story spawned rumors of conspiracy to murder the so-called "smiling pope," whose ideological stances were sufficiently complex as to threaten both conservative and liberal interests in the Church and abroad. Fingers pointed towards the KGB, the Freemasons, and the pope's own top advisors. Then, in 1987, the Vatican invited Cornwell (whose other books include the bestselling Hitler's Pope) to conduct an independent investigation of the pope's death. His investigation reads like a detective novel: 44 short chapters record Cornwell's encounters with most of the major characters of this mystery, including the Pope's personal secretaries and the Vatican doctor who signed his death certificate. Ultimately, A Thief in the Night argues that John Paul showed clear symptoms of fatal illness in the days leading up to his death, and that these symptoms were willfully ignored by everyone around him. Thus, Cornwell argues, the sins that killed John Paul were sins of omission. The fantastic conspiracy theories, he argues, serve one purpose: "they deflect attention from the most obvious and shameful fact of all: that John Paul I died scorned and neglected by the institution that existed to sustain him." --Michael Joseph Gross - Amazon.com
Paperback: 366 pages
Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0141001836; (May 1, )

The Incredible Book of Vatican Facts and Papal Curiosities: A Treasury of Trivia
by Nino Lo Bello
Paperback: 256 pages
Liguori Publications; ISBN: 0764801716;

The Essential Epicurus: Letters, Principal Doctrines, Vatican Sayings, and Fragments (Great Books in Philosophy)
by Epicurus, Eugene Michael O'Connor (Translator)
Paperback: 101 pages
Prometheus Books; ISBN: 0879758104; (May 1993)

The Catholic Tradition: The Church in the Twentieth Century
by Timothy G. McCarthy
(Paperback -- February )
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History of Vatican II: The Mature Council 2nd Period and Intersession (Volume 3)
by Giuseppe Alberigo (Editor), Joseph A. Komonchak (Editor)
(Hardcover -- October )
 

Inside the Vatican
by Bart McDowell, et al
(Hardcover -- October 1993)

Holocaust Scholars Write to the Vatican
by Harry J. Cargas (Editor), Eugene J. Fisher
(Hardcover -- December )

History of Vatican II (Vol 4)
by Giuseppe Alberigo
(Hardcover -- November )

Controversial Concordats: The Vatican's Relations With Napoleon, Mussolini, and Hitler
by Frank J. Coppa (Preface), et al
(Paperback -- May )

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
by Ross King
Listed under Michelangelo

Roman Catholicism After Vatican II
by Robert A. Burns
(Paperback -- April )

Vatican Council II
by Xavier Rynne (Introduction)
(Paperback -- September )

Vatican II in Plain English: The Constitutions
by Bill Huebsch
(Paperback -- February )

Vatican II in Plain English: The Decrees and Declarations, Book 3
by Bill Huebsch
(Paperback -- February )

Vatican II in Plain English: The Council
by Bill Huebsch
(Paperback -- February )

Vatican Council II: Constitutions, Decrees, Declarations
by Austin Flannery (Editor)
(Paperback -- October )
 
 

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