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Pope Francis Among The Wolves

Author : Marco Politi
ISBN : 9780231540087
Genre : Religion
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A behind-the-scenes view of the power struggles within the Vatican and “a look inside the byzantine halls of the institutional Catholic Church.”—Publishers Weekly A journalist who has long covered the Vatican, Marco Politi takes us deep inside the struggle roiling the Roman Curia and the Catholic Church worldwide, beginning with Benedict XVI, the pope who famously resigned in 2013, and intensifying with the unexpected election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, now known as Pope Francis. Politi’s account balances the perspectives of Pope Francis’s supporters, Benedict’s sympathizers, and those disappointed members of the laity who feel alienated by the institution’s secrecy, financial corruption, and refusal to modernize. Politi dramatically recounts the sexual scandals that have rocked the church and the accusations of money laundering and other financial misdeeds swirling around the Vatican and the Italian Catholic establishment, and how Pope Francis’s attempts to address these crimes has been met with resistance from entrenched factions. He writes of the decline in church attendance and vocations to the priesthood as the church continues to prohibit divorced and remarried Catholics from receiving Communion. He visits European parishes where women perform the functions of missing male priests—and where the remaining parishioners would welcome the ordination of women, if the church would allow it. Pope Francis’s emphasis on pastoral compassion for all who struggle with the burden of family life has also provoked the ire of traditionalists. He knows from experience what life is like for the poor in South America and elsewhere, and highlights the contrast between the vital, vibrant faith of these parishioners and the disillusionment of European Catholics. As Pope Francis and his supporters are locked in battle with the defenders of the traditional hard line and with ecclesiastical corruption, the future of Catholicism is at stake—and it is far from certain Francis will succeed in saving the institution from decline.

Pope Francis

Author : Paul Vallely
ISBN : 9781472903716
Genre : Religion
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From his first appearance on a Vatican balcony Pope Francis proved himself a Pope of Surprises. With a series of potent gestures, history's first Jesuit pope declared a mission to restore authenticity and integrity to a Catholic Church bedevilled by sex abuse and secrecy, intrigue and in-fighting, ambition and arrogance. He declared it should be 'a poor Church, for the poor'. But there is a hidden past to this modest man with the winning smile. Jorge Mario Bergoglio was previously a bitterly divisive figure. His decade as leader of Argentina's Jesuits left the religious order deeply split. And his behaviour during Argentina's Dirty War, when military death squads snatched innocent people from the streets, raised serious questions – on which this book casts new light. Yet something dramatic then happened to Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He underwent an extraordinary transformation. After a time of exile he re-emerged having turned from a conservative authoritarian into a humble friend of the poor – and became Bishop of the Slums, making enemies among Argentina's political classes in the process. For Pope Francis – Untying the Knots, Paul Vallely travelled to Argentina and Rome to meet Bergoglio's intimates over the last four decades. His book charts a remarkable journey. It reveals what changed the man who was to become Pope Francis – from a reactionary into the revolutionary who is unnerving Rome's clerical careerists with the extent of his behind-the-scenes changes. In this perceptive portrait Paul Vallely offers both new evidence and penetrating insights into the kind of pope Francis could become.

Pope Francis Spiritual Leader And Voice Of The Poor

Author : Amanda Lanser
ISBN : 9781617837043
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This biography examines the remarkable life of Pope Francis using easy-to-read, compelling text. Through striking black-and-white images and rich color photographs, readers will learn about Pope Francis's family background, childhood, education, and work with the poor and the Catholic Church. Informative sidebars enhance and support the text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts page, glossary, bibliography, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Intentional Leadership

Author : Stan Amaladas
ISBN : 9781134974078
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book provides a framework for guiding leaders to shift from linear, cause-effect thinking to an ecology of moral, intentional leadership, paying attention to how their actions are connected to others. Readers are encouraged to act in a determined, deliberate way to lead their employees, teams, and organizations to success. The book is divided into three parts, opening with a narrative review of leadership literature, then discussing the activities of 11 leaders—including Pope Francis, Barack Obama, and Lee Kuan Yew—and developing a learning framework for real change. The author provides an enlightened, democratic model of leadership, helping readers to understand and utilize the core competencies of intentional leaders: interruption, presence, imagination, and action. A user-friendly structure, examples from diverse leaders, and end-of-chapter summaries encourage students to engage and experiment with traditional research and alternative theories. This will be a useful tool for students of leadership, and peace and conflict studies, as well as practitioners and emerging leaders in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.

Morning Homilies Iii

Author : Pope Francis
ISBN : 9781608336463
Genre : Religion
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Lend A Hand

Author : Edward Everett Hale
ISBN : UCAL:$B359082
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Saint Francis And The Wolf

Author : Jane Langton
ISBN : 1567923208
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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An old and hungry wolf terrorizes the townspeople of Gubbio until Saint Francis shows the villagers how to live peacefully with the wolf.

55 Years Of Struggle For Women S Ordination In The Catholic Church

Author : Ida Raming
ISBN : 9783643912657
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55 years of struggle for women's ordination in the Roman Catholic Church - this lifelong effort by the theologian Ida Raming - together with her pioneering compatriots, some of whom have passed away - are described in this documentation. She is deeply convinced that a fundamental renewal of the church can only be achieved together with women who are no longer subject to discrimination - and not without them. Beginning with the Vatican Council (1962 - 1965), this endeavor has stretched across several phases of church history all the way into the present. Numerous documents bearing witness to internal church developments, conflicts and international movements are related in a vivid, gripping manner from the perspective of the author. The international Women Priests Movement (RCWP/ARCWP), its inception and development, is also described in this context. This documentation offers an excellent aid in studying the epoch of church history dating from 1962.

The Great Reformer

Author : Austen Ivereigh
ISBN : 9781627791588
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of Pope Francis that describes how this revolutionary thinker will use the power of his position to challenge and redirect one of the world's most formidable religions An expansive and deeply contextual work, at its heart The Great Reformer is about the intersection of faith and politics--the tension between the pope's innovative vision for the Church and the obstacles he faces in an institution still strongly defined by its conservative past. Based on extensive interviews in Argentina and years of study of the Catholic Church, Ivereigh tells the story not only of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the remarkable man whose background and total commitment to the discernment of God's will transformed him into Pope Francis--but the story of why the Catholic Church chose him as their leader. With the Francis Revolution just beginning, this biography will provide never-before-explained context on how one man's ambitious program began--and how it will likely end--through an investigation of Francis's youth growing up in Buenos Aires and the dramatic events during the Perón era that shaped his beliefs; his ongoing conflicts and disillusionment with the ensuing doctrines of an authoritarian and militaristic government in the 1970s; how his Jesuit training in Argentina and Chile gave him a unique understanding and advocacy for a "Church of the Poor"; and his rise from Cardinal to the papacy.

Wolves Among The Ruins

Author : A. West
ISBN : 1413746209
Genre : Fiction
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With the crisp, clear style of a John Grisham, the theological and geopolitical insights of a Malachi Martin, and the nail-biting suspense of a Robin Cook, A.J. West weaves a tale of future history based on the current events and issues affecting Western Civilization. The story takes us on a riveting and emotional journey, revealing the hidden forces at work behind present-day Church scandals and political chaos. With his extensive investigations and Roman experience, Mr. West exposes the inner workings of the Vatican City State, the smallest yet most influential government on Earth. From vigilante executions and exorcism, to a nuclear exchange, the story is filled with controversy, mystery, Byzantine intrigue, supernatural events, and white-knuckle anticipation. Your eyes are wrenched open to the shocking realities that have been hidden: events and actions that have led to the societal upheavals of the last 40 years. More than just 'fiction, ' this book answers questions you never even thought to ask. In The Prince Dethroned - the first part of an epic trilogy - a simple bishop from an obscure diocese in Spain is unexpectedly elected to the throne of St. Peter. He soon discovers that many of those in positions of power within the Vatican have compromised and subverted the Catholic Church, using her to further their own agenda of a One World Religion. Will the same demonic forces manipulating other world leaders compromise the new Pope, Francis I, or will he confront these forces head-on? Will he embrace the New World Order or oppose it?

Pope Francis

Author : Eduardo J. Echeverria
ISBN : 0989839796
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Professor Echeverria does a thorough job of drawing from the pre-papal writings of Jorge Mario Bergoglio and the man's current papal writings, talks, and sermons to discover and document the continuity in thought Francis has with the councils.Echeverria compares Francis's discourse with that of his papal predecessors in the era since Vatican II. He draws heavily on the documents of Vatican II and the theology of doctrinal development stemming from the First Vatican Council and embraced by Vatican II. Not left out is the modern ecumenical movement from both the Reformed and Catholic side.

Songbirds Truffles And Wolves

Author : Gary Paul Nabhan
ISBN : UCSC:32106010096375
Genre : Italy
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As the author walks the Franciscan Way, nearly two hundred miles from Florence to Assisi, he absorbs the countryside through talking with the peasant farmers, truffle sellers, cooks, and bakers. 10,000 first printing.

The Boston Directory

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Genre : Boston (Mass.)
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Howling Wolf And The History Of Ledger Art

Author : Joyce M. Szabo
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003460792
Genre : Art
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"Ledger art is the term used to describe Plains Indian drawings and paintings on paper from the second half of the nineteenth century because they were often made on ledger paper readily available from military outposts. Howling Wolf is arguably the single most important ledger artist to emerge from the anonymity of this period. The Southern Cheyenne warrior was not only an extremely skilled artist, he was also the only Plains artist known to have created ledger art in all three phases of the art form: the pre-reservation era, the years from 1875 to 1878 when Indians of the southern Plains were confined at Fort Marion in Florida, and the reservation period. Howling Wolf's drawings while he was a prisoner at Fort Marion and those he made upon returning to the reservation were known, but this book presents the first in-depth examination of his previously undiscovered work from before his incarceration. The author shows ledger art to be a significant record of cultural attitudes of Plains Indian artists at a time when their societies were in great upheaval. She examines the works of art not only as historic documents but as visual statement reflecting the time, place, and society in which they originated. In contrast to the belief that ledger art was a stagnant form adhering to tradition, the author presents ledger art as a dynamic and inventive means of expression."--Book jacket.

The World Of St Francis Of Assisi

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ISBN : 9789004290280
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In The World of St. Francis of Assisi, thirteen scholars from diverse academic disciplines offer accounts of the way in which St. Francis shaped the world in which he lived and trace the saint’s legacy in the intervening seven centuries.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary Of Arts Sciences And General Literature

Author : Thomas Stewart Traill
ISBN : UOM:39015005713063
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author : Thomas Stewart Traill
ISBN : UCAL:C2649763
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary Of Arts Sciences And General Literature

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History Of The Christian Church

Author : John Fletcher Hurst
ISBN : HARVARD:AH4UIB
Genre : Church history
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Evangelical Christendom

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